By now, we’ve seen a lot of lenses that you can attach to your iPhone to make them take better pictures. But this lens from GoPano does something different: It makes some great 360° pictures and video without hassle.
Simply attach the iPhone case, then attach the GoPano mount. Start your camera (or video) and you are recording in panoramic view. When you are done, upload it to the GoPano website and you can pan the video to see what’s happening around you. Attach a microphone to your iPhone and people can get a new experience from your videos.
GoPano starts at $79.95 and is for the iPhone 4 and 4s. They also have a lens attachment for other cameras if you want to get higher quality photos or video. You can then use the Video Warp software to process and publish video.
There are many smartphone-tablet holders out there. CastIV is one of them, but they look to add a little more than just a stand.
Geared toward the musician, the CastIV sidekick allows you to put your iPhone or iPod in eyeshot so you can practice your tunes. Even a Korg guitar tuner fits well in the sidekick. Just place the belt on the strings, push together and clip with the mount.
If you would rather have the iPod, Android device or iPhone on your microphone stand, well, they make an interchangable clip so you can cuff it on the stand, put the device in place and start playing.
For those iPad or other tablet owners out there, you can also get the Tab station – a mount for your iPad that connects to a tripod or microphone stand.
The Guitar Sidekick and smart station are $24.99, with the Tab station for $34.99
Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and TechPodcasts
Internet Radio has grown up with this internet connected radio with iPhone and iPad dock from Pure. When you are using the internet radio features to listen to one of the just over 17,000 internet radio stations available, you can slide in the docking drawer for a smooth appearance. To play from your iPhone or iPod, touch to slide the drawer out. Pure is just moving into the US market, out of a very successful base in the UK and other regions of the world. In fact, Pure is the biggest digital radio manufacturer (WiFi and LAN) in the world. They also include FM broadcast for local stations.
At CES2011, Pure also launched Flow Songs, which allows you to purchase music direct from your radio- using Shazaam technology.
At CES Unveiled, Dexim showed a number of great power solutions for your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices.
The P-Flip Solar Power charger uses the energy of the sun to charge a battery pack in about 15 hours. This pack can then be used to power or charge your iPhone device.
They also offer the P-Flip Foldable Power Dock which is like it’s newer Solar powered cousin but uses regular electricity to charge it’s internal 2,000 mA battery. Both P-Flip models hold the iPhone 3 and iPhone 4 models for easy viewing and movie watching.
What I thought was the most interesting product was the Visible G Charger. This is a cool wall charger that displays the charging condition in the wire that connects to your device. You see color lights pulsating through the wire as it’s charging and the pulsating slows down as the device becomes charged. The lights stop and turn off when the device is full charge. In fact, the entire charger turns off, saving electricity. Dexim claims you will save 85% of standby power used by other chargers.
It’s always cool to see a person get inspired by a new technology. In this case, it’s about holding a smartphone or tablet on a long flight. That is what inspired 3 Feet – a stand for any device that folds flat and stows easy.
The stand also sets up in multiple positions. The cusions keep the device from moving or slamming into the 3Feet. The charger opening also allows for easy charging while standing.
Use 3 Feet to stand a device up on a plane or in a meeting. If you have a digital picture frame, 3Feet can be used to hold them on a shelf or table. It even makes good in holding up an old tablet (you know, the ones that actually hold paper…)
At CES Unveiled iGo showed a number of accessories for your iPhone and iPad devices. The iGo Power Xtender will power your mobile devices from just two rechargeable AA batteries. The Pocket Speaker runs on two AAA batteries and fits in your pocket and brings dynamic sound anywhere you go.
The Smartphone Stand is a compact a stand that holds your smartphone, iPod or any other device while watching videos!
KeyJuice allows you to charge and sync your iPod, iPhone or iPad with this sleek Made for iPod cable that folds and fits on your keychain. KeyJuice gives you charge and sync capability in one compact, portable unit. No need to carry extra cables
Want to recreate the scene from High Fidelity, but don’t have an oversized boom box or 16 D- Batteries it takes to run it? Well that is where Eton steps in. They can not only convert your iPod or iPhone into a full size boombox, but also will help with charging, as this is also a solar powered device.
Eton has some great charging solar solutions. The SoulRa XL has a commercial grade solar panel and has a level of water resistance to protect from elements. Indoor or outdoor, you can create 5 hours charging. But of course, it makes for a great charger if in a pinch.
As a part of our Tech Podcast Network coverage of CES 2011, we are featuring a daily countdown of interviews, activities, tech zones, conference tracks and keynotes that will be included in our live coverage.
Today’s interview is the dual screen enTourage, plus an introduction to the iLounge Pavilion Techzone and the iEEE Conference track.