Lightning port Stories October 1, 2015

Wireless headphones have become more of the expectation than the exception lately. With advancements in Bluetooth capabilities and Apple Watch support for storing music, cutting the headphone cord is easier than ever. While wireless often means greater freedom, one of the challenges is managing battery life. Even the top brands in this category struggle to get more than eight hours of listening time.

One of the more intriguing solutions to this problem is leveraging the power of your device to charge your headphones. There has been some movement with this idea from JBL and others but it’s a largely untested idea. A new Kickstarter campaign has set out to bring a new pair of earbuds to market that use both Lightning and microUSB ports to recharge on-the-go. Judging by the amount of money pledged, there is some serious interest from consumers as well.

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Lightning port Stories June 18, 2015

The iPhone 6 has a stunning display and is one of the leaders in picture quality. But for prosumers and professionals that are looking for more, their options are generally limited. Most would resign to carrying around a large DSLR with extra lenses and storage in addition to an iPhone, perhaps a MacBook or other photography necessities. Although we have seen other add-ons that provide more lenses or bulky cameras, no company has really solved this dilemma.

A new product from DxO is attempting to combine high-end photography with the power and Retina display of the iPhone 6 to create the ultimate photography solution. By leveraging the Lightning port on the iPhone, the DxO One integrates with device and display to create a markedly better solution that delivers RAW photos and a trove of settings.  expand full story

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