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iPowerUp : Portable Battery Packaged with Ingenious Features

Charging Device with Fuel Gauge

IPowerUp provides an entire series of cases, combining protective case with USB charging also adds a 1700mah battery – effectively doubling the range adding 6-8 hours of use time. Other models offer pockets for drivers license or credit card, or FM modulator that automatically selects an unused channel in home or auto. Charge status is displayed directly on most models, as well as integrated solar charging to allow the device to recharge indoors or out, adding about 17 minutes of talk time for every hour in the sun.

iPowerUp also makes a Bluetooth audio amplifier and a DLP Micro-Projector that also has charging capabilities.

Interview by Andy McCaskey and Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.


Catch: Organize Notes from the Messy Desk


Steve Brown, CEO of Catch joined us. It’s a private journal for all your ideas on your mobile device. Catch takes the messy desk and lets the organization come together.

You just put your information in the phone. Tag it with specific names. Then, when you want to look back, search on the tags.

Catch looks at the stories. Instead of post-it notes all over the place, you can have the journal on the phone.

Steve was also catching all lyrics from his band. That way, he could come back to get all the words they were thinking of.

Catch Notes is a free service, and available on Android and iOS devices.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Steve Lee of Waves of Tech



iGrip: Get Your Hold On Most Any Smartphone or GPS

Universal or Custom

The iGrip Universal holders are designed to work with a wide rand of devices – ipods to full size smartphones, with or without a case.  If you are looking to protect a specific device like Blackberry, Apple or HTC Smartphone, you will want to checkout the PerfektFit Holders .

Cell phone hands-free legislation now in many States!

Over the last decade thirteen different states have implemented some type of hands-free legislation. Plus, iGrip has a selection of automobile GPS units such as TomTom, Magellen, Garmin and other popular units.

Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.


Pioneer Car Electronics: It’s ALL About Connectivity

App Radio Now iOS and Android

With over 20 years of CES experience, Pioneer’s Harry Krol’s enthusiasm for the show and Pioneer products has been undiminished. For 2012, Pioneer Car Electronics is emphasizing connectivity through technologies like Bluetooth, HD Radio, in dash navigation systems, and connectivity to iPhone or iPod. Selected applications are available on a new in-dash unit on “App Radio” – a much bigger multitouch touchscreen monitor that replicates an interface that is almost identical to how you interact on your phone. It includes “Find a Parking Spot” apps, and access to your entire media library that is already on your smartphone.  App Radio 2, introduced at CES2012, adds full Android support.

Interview by Andy McCaskey and Courtney Wallinof SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.


Canon VIXIA: Six New Models With WiFi, iPhone Tethering

Canon Vixia
Canon Vixia

Video content creators, listen up. Canon has upgraded their VIXIA series to include some great new features. These cameras run high end – up to 24MB on AVCHD. They can also be switched to MP4 mode, so you don’t have to convert a video before uploading to YouTube.

Jeffrey Powers talks to Ben Thomas about the VIXIA R-32 and VIXIA HFM-52. These are two-of-six models upgraded to get you better images, and WiFi capability.

The WiFi can also be tethered to an iPhone (via app), so you can push content up on various hosting platforms.

The R-32 is the low end consumer model. They upgraded the stabilization to a four-mode system. You can turn on or off, and when you place on a tripod, it turns off automatically.

The higher end HFM-32 has a LUX rating of 1.2 and a shutter speed of 1/30th of a second. This is great for low-light situations.

Canon also makes a waterproof case for divers to go 100 meters below water.

The R series starts at $349. The HFM-52 costs between $549-$749

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine

Also check out – Canon – HD For All


4iConcepts: Better Smartphone Typing Accuracy

All thumbs ? Almost anyone can feel that way on the iPhone keypad.

That’s where iConcepts and their unique 4iThumbs2 invisible keypad saves the day. It is a transparent plastic overlay for your glass screen that has built in ridges between the letters. You have the tactile feedback that you need to increase accuracy and speed while texting or emailing from your iPhone.

It’s easily removed and re-installed when needed – if your game of Angry Birds needs to resume.

Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.


iBike Powerhouse for your iPhone

For a long time now cyclists, at least serious ones, have mounted mini computers on their handlebars. The devices provide information on time, distance, average speed, and even elevation and temperature. Now iBike is bringing us the ability to do all of this with our iPhone and eliminate that second device.

The iBike Powerhouse provides a weather-proof case for your iPhone that can be easily mounted on your bike’s handlebars and the accompanying app provides all of the data you are used to getting from a traditional cycling computer plus a whole lot of additional information such as a heart rate monitor, training plans, and more.

The product and app are the creation of real cyclists and coaches, so the information provided by the app is what even professional riders want and need to know. Check out the interview below with the iBike representative, who has a side job coaching Olympic and professional riders, to get more information on the iBike Powerhouse, along with pricing and availability. You can also visit iBikeSports to check everything out.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.


Shodogg: Fetch, Toss, Share Video

Stream Your Favorite Videos from Smartphone to Computer

It’s kind of like Apple’s Airplay, but with multiplatform support for Android, game consoles, internet connected TV’s, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Shodogg is a video delivery platform that allows any smartphone the ability to send any streaming media content to any screen whether it’s a desktop, a tablet or an Internet enabled television.


Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.


Other World Computing: Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet

The only UL-Listed in-wall solution for powering and recharging USB devices

Is your home infested with Wall Warts ? – the wall transformer power supplies that seem to multiply like rabbits in any home that has a tilt towards technology. The is a solution to that problem -most assuredly wife approved, removing cords and clutter from countertop, desk, or dresser. You don’t have to unplug the light to charge yourApple iPad ,iPhone, Android™ tablets and phones, tablet computers, cellphones, gaming systems (Nintendo, Sony PSP, etc.), Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras, or GPS devices which charge via standard USB plug.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.



Paysaber: Mobile Payment Processing

Small business owner ? Credit processing does not have to be a pain. Paysaber offers a complete point of sale solution with an encrypted credit card reader, barcode scanner and thermal printer: all in the palm of your hand. It is ready to work with any iOS device, and features encryption of every swipe and transmission to and from the credit processing gateway.


Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.