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Review: NuGuard KX Protective Case for iPhone 5 & 4/4s

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  • NuGuard KX Protective Case for iPhone 5 & 4/4s
    Manufactured by: Newer Technology

    Reviewed by Lorene Romero
    Price $35

    I love my iPhone; it’s sexy, fun, easy to use and I carry it with me at all times. The only downfall of the iPhone  is that it has glass and is fragile. Let’s be honest, I tend to be a little rough on all my equipment and I had a crack on the screen the first week I got it.

    When I was down at Macworld I visited the OWC booth and discovered a case that was perfect for me. It’s called the NuGuard KX by Newer Technology and is mil-spec drop certified.

    NuGuard KX is lightweight, comes in eight colors (I chose red so it is easy to find), and is easy to install and remove. What I’m most impressed by is the case, which is soft, flexible and has the “X-Orbiting” gel technology which evenly distributes impact energy, which protects your iPhone if dropped.

    If you’re looking for a great case for your iPhone, I would highly recommend the NuGuard KX Protective Case for iPhone.

    You can purchase the NuGuard RX from OWC at: Romero

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    Elgato EyeTV review

    Review by Maria Arguello

    EyeTV Mobile



    Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th, and 5th generations) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

    Three out of five stars.

    The Elgato EyeTV Mobile is a TV tuner that lets you watch live streaming TV on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch over the air without Internet access.

    Packaging is quite beautiful. It comes in a black box. The tuner is located and visible on the upper deck, the rest of the accessories are cradled within a compartment underneath.  It has a built-in antenna and a larger external one for better reception. The QuickStart Guide is printed on the box flap itself. You’ll need excellent vision or a magnifying lens to read the tiny white on black print. My EyeTV Mobile needed charging which took about 4 hours to fully charge. You get a USB cable to connect to a power source when not connected to the iPad or iPhone like a computer. A red light indicates low power and green a full charge. Once fully charged it can last beyond 12 hours. New dock connectors may need a Lighting-to-30 pin adapter.

    Elgato’s EyeTV Mobile plugs into your dock connector to provide over the air access to TV stations. The moment you connect the EyeTV Mobile to your iPad or iPhone it connects to the App Store to download the free app. Once the app installation is finished, position the antenna, open the app, and follow the instructions.

    The scanned channels in Bala Cynwyd, PA were WCAU and WTFX Fox. The picture came in very clearly. Adjustments are available for pause and resume live TV, close captioning, and small screen to large screen view.

    The second time I scanned for channels, I got three; the same two mentioned already plus ei qubo but the resolution was blurry and the sound choppy. It was more of a kid’s channel.

    I had a cable black out for a day and the EyeTV Mobile came in handy at least to watch the news on the limited two scanned channels.

    I have been a fan of Elgato products for many years.  I can’t justify the price of this product for just three channels of TV viewing however.

    Pros: You don’t need the Internet.

    Cons:  It eats your battery and your data allowance quite rapidly. Needs PIP. Limited scanned TV channels.

    Maria O. Arguello has been a long-time member of NCMUG and an Apple evangelista. She enjoys teaching new technology, swimming, fine dining, family, friends, and her Mac addiction.

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    August 20th: Dan Frakes speaks about the upcoming Mavericks and iOS 7

    August 20th , Dan Frakes is a senior editor at Macworld Magazine, will give an overview of OS 10.9 Mavericks and  new iOS  7. And if given permission he will give demos of these new exciting products.

    Dan Frakes is a senior editor at Macworld, where he covers and writes about…well, pretty much everything. He’s also, as his Twitter bio says, a tech writer, AV geek, sports fan, and dad.

    Over the past 18 years, he’s written and edited books, published software, worked in IT, been a consultant, and had a fancy office as a public-policy analyst—not in that order, or in any other order that might make sense. His first tech claim to fame was publishing an ebook so long ago that they didn’t yet call them ebooks, and he’s also published two popular bits of Mac software, ChangeShortName and InformINIT.

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