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X-Doria, designer of fashion-forward accessories for mobile lifestyles, announces the availability of its new line of Revel cases for Apple Watch and iPhone 6/6s. Revel combines vibrant, fashion forward prints and functional design, keeping your device protected and stylish at all times.
Revel is snap-on fashion for Apple Watch, the slim-fitting case clips on easily and provides 360º protection from scratches and scrapes. Made from durable polycarbonate and featuring vibrant, fashion forward prints, Revel is the perfect way to protect and personalize the Apple Watch. Revel does not obstruct the Digital Crown or Side Button, so users can protect the Apple Watch and still fully access all features and functions.
Revel for iPhone is snap-on fashionable case with durable, co-molded protection. Enhance the look of the iPhone with bold, fashion-forward patterns that have real depth. Revel is extra tough on the edges, with reinforced bumpers that extend across the top and bottom edges of the iPhone. It’s raised front edge keeps the screen off table tops and protected from surface scratches. With a wrap around, rubber bumper, the iPhone is protected edge-to-edge. Volume and lock buttons are covered and protected as well by the grippy, rubber frame. Packed with all these features, Revel is a very slim-fitting case that keeps the iPhone 6s/6 protected yet pocketable.
Revel Line for Apple Watch and iPhone 6/6s retails for $24.99 and $34.99 U.S. MSRP respectively and is available at x-dorialife.com.
A new device popped up in the tech field that allows you to control all of your entertainment devices with your iPhone. It is called Pronto. It allows control of all entertainment devices such as your TVs, set-top boxes, DVDs and Blu-ray players from your iPhone. It pairs up with the free Peel Smart Remote app and offers customized viewing recommendations based on your interests and viewing habits.
I like the fact that it includes optional IR extension cable that allows me to store away multiple entertainment devices and still control them. The Pronto doesn’t take up that much space in your house either. It is palm-sized and lightweight. I was able to put the Pronto next to my TV in my entertainment center and you could barely see it. Plus with its size it allows for easy mobility to take it with you.
We all know that there is a TON of gadgets and electronic gizmos other there. So rest assured that the Pronto can work for you since it is optimized to control more than 3,000 entertainment devices, including all major TV brands. You don’t even need to worry about batteries since it comes with 4AA batteries.
The Pronto is compatible with iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPod Touch. You can control up to 8 devices per room using those compatible devices. Besides TV’s and satellite boxes, streaming media players, DVD and Blu-ray players you can also use the Pronto for A/V receivers and air conditioners. The remote can control more than 50 devices total.
The Pronto will make your life easier to control all your gadgets. For more info and to purchase check out their website here!
Next Issue gives you unlimited access to more than 140 magazines in one easy-to-use app for iPad and iPhone. Whatever you’re interested in – Entertainment, Technology, Fashion, Sports, Cooking, News, etc. – you’ll find the top magazines from the top publishers all in Next Issue.
For the full experience, go create a Next Issue account to start your free 30-day trial. Then, open the app to read all your favorite magazines.
Or just download the app and log in using your Facebook account to get free sample magazines.
Read as many magazines as you want (including back issues) anytime you want. Immerse yourself in great stories, breathtaking photography, and digital extras – from all of the most well-known magazines. All without the hassles of magazines piling up at home, lugging them on trips or recycling.
Sneakerheads and Kicksologists are looked on by others as a different sort of breed. My passion for sneakers started up when I was in middle school. The Air Jordan V was the hottest pair of kicks around at that time. Even the Fresh Prince would rock them in Bel-Air. I never got a pair of the AJV’s, but I did score the Bo Jackson Nike SC Trainers.
From then on I was always fascinated by what sneaks NBA players were wearing. Now more than ever the shoe game has gotten as big as a line outside a Footlocker for a Jordan retro release. People are loving the fact that things like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram exist. It now allows them to show off their collection or the pair the just scored after waiting five hours in front of a computer on a Saturday morning waiting for their kicks to go into the virtual shopping cart. Some understand this. Others are shaking their heads. We all have our passions. Some of us just love sneakers.
One company is helping to spread the love of kicks in a very sweet way. The SneakGeek is a site that takes the love for sneakers to a whole new level. This site has phone cases, key chains, USB drives, air fresheners, clothes, and you guessed it shoes.
Recently I stumbled upon this site. (Don’t know why it took me so long actually.) As soon as I saw these phone cases I wanted one. No matter if you have an iPhone, Samsung, HTC and in some “cases” (see what I did there?) iPads you can show off your love for kicks in a whole new way.
I got the iPhone 5c case with the Air Jordan XIII design. The case protects the phone. It is durable and the colors jump right off the case. To match the case I also got the AJ XIII key chain and air freshener for the car. Sneak Geek sells cases with the designs of Air Jordans, Foamposites, Air Yeezy’s, Kobe’s, and LeBron’s and more.
So for those of you looking to take your sneaker game to a whole new level check out Thesneakgeek.com Better go check it out now because just like some kicks being released on a Saturday these cases at SneakGeek sell out fast.
It’s not often that you see two people wanting to share a smartphone or tablet, but when that time comes you are now able to do so with the Divy from Wicked Audio. It might have a funny name, but it is a very useful gadget.
The Divy has dual-jacks that allows you to plug in two sets of standard headphones into a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Just like those sleep number beds where you can split how firm or soft the bed can be this splitter has its own independent volume control for each input.
While most people each have their own smartphone, they may not have Wi-Fi access or a media file that another person has. Now with the Divy you can share that video or audio. It is great for when you are traveling, waiting in the long lines of the DMV, or whenever the moment arises.
One of my buddies never saw the Avengers. I had it on my iPad and our flight got delayed. I could have let him watch it by himself, but I wanted to watch it too. He didn’t have anything cool on his tablet so I plugged in the Divy and we were both able to watch and hear the movie without bothering anyone else around us.
The Divy from Wicked Audio sells for $9.99 and is an excellent gadget to have at your beck and call.
Prong LLC recently brought the PocketPlug to the tech market. It is the world’s first case with an integrated charger. The PocketPlug is designed to provide protection and charging capabilities for the iPhone. Users can abandon their cords and chargers and rely entirely on their PocketPlug.
The PocketPlug is unlike any other device on the market, designed with retractable prongs to double as a case and portable charger. When not in use, the prongs conveniently retract allowing the PocketPlug to transform into a sleek carrying solution with optimal pocket-ability. The durable case is made out of high-grade polycarbonate, protecting the iPhone from drops and scratches.
The prongs easily deploy allowing the case to connect to an outlet for direct charging, without the need for an additional adaptor or cable. PocketPlug has a micro-USB port built in for times when you’re in your car or have a cord handy. From your pocket to the socket, the lightweight PocketPlug provides the only all-in-one protective case and charging solution.
The PocketPlug’s slim and portable design allows for easy storage in a carry-on, backpack, purse, or pocket. The minimalistic case makes the perfect travel companion, eliminating the hassle of digging through your bag in search of a charger. The PocketPlug is also designed to enhance both the smartphone’s speakers and microphone by redirecting sound to the front of the phone for louder and clearer audio.
Available in black or white, the PocketPlug for iPhone 4, 4s and 5 can be purchased at goprong.com for $59.99 to $69.99. Learn more about Prong by visiting goprong.com.
The Motrr Company has created the Galileo. It is a revolutionary, iOS-controlled robotic iPhone platform with infinite spherical rotation capability. Just swipe your finger on the screen of your iPad or other iOS device and Galileo reacts, orienting your iPhone or iPod Touch accordingly. With applications in areas of photography, cinematography, social networking, and video conferencing, Galileo gives iOS devices endless possibilities of remote-controlled motion. Capable of infinite 360° pan-and-tilt at speeds up to 200° per second in any orientation, Galileo is an invaluable tool to everyone from an amateur photographer to the professional cinematographer, and vastly improves the experience of video chat for anyone needing to stay connected.
You can use Galileo to bring distant experiences closer than ever before, capture an exquisite sunset panorama, and to film silky smooth gimbal shots with unparalleled power and ease. Some instances where this device will come in handy is for video calls and conferencing so you can stay connected as you follow the action. If you are studying away from the classroom. You will be able to follow professors around the classroom.
For those who like use photography the time-lapse feature is great. You have the ability to create dynamic time-lapse videos that encompass movement along with passage of time. Just like photos, movies can be made with ease as well. Shoot interesting transition shots, panning down, panning across and up, etc. Mount the Galileo on rails and create a mini-rig for your iPhone camera!
One of the Galileo features is Infinite 360° panning and tilting rotation. You can go 200° per second pan-and-tilt speeds. You can remotely control it from your iPad, iPhone, or web browser. Swipe your finger across the screen or move your mouse to control the movement of the Galileo and your device.
It is also outfitted with a standard tripod screw to let you mount the Galileo on any tripod. It acts as a charging station for your iPhone or iPod. It charges your device while plugged in and there is a rechargeable Lithium polymer battery that lets you use your Galileo anywhere. For more info check out Motrr’s website.
A new mobile app launched by Campus Insiders takes fans deep inside college sports with game highlights, interviews and a behind-the-scenes perspective of the trending stories of the day, from on-camera hosts Bonnie Bernstein and Seth Davis, as well as top college analysts, former coaches and special contributors.
Campus Insiders is the online destination and leading digital content syndication source for college sports fans. The app is free and now available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. It provides an interactive user experience that enables college sports fans to access the same content available at CampusInsiders.com, along with the insight and perspective of Campus Insiders’ stable of experts, including broadcasters Bonnie Bernstein, Seth Davis and the nearly 100 Insiders from college campuses across the country.
The Campus Insiders app features breaking news and video alert, video on-demand, filtered by sport, and daily original programming, including live programming (starting this Fall) featuring Bonnie Bernstein and Seth Davis.
I had the great pleasure to speak with Bonnie Bernstein about the Campus Insider website and app, her career in sports journalism, and much more. Be sure to click on the link below to listen to the entire interview.
Bonnie Bernstein: The app is one of the many Campus Insider platforms we have. Of course we have the website, we have the app available for your mobile, your smartphone, and iPad. Just like the network that was in its fledgling stages we have written editorial and video, but we are really emphasizing the video right now.
All of the different segments that we create during our live shows will also be available on demand on the app. In the event you miss my show or Seth Davis’ show you can find it any time. We have a whole written editorial side Pete Fiutak, our managing editor, he is terrific.
One of the really exciting pieces is that we are shooting for by the time the college football season starts, the ability to live stream games. We have exclusive digital rights to some of those smaller conferences like Mountain West, West Coast Conference. We are working on the Patriot League. We are in discussions with some other conferences. Just like so many people go to their television to watch games, you are going to be able to watch it on your app or online at Campus Insiders.
AE: One of the cool things I like about the app is the behind-the-scenes content. What made you guys decide to do that?
BB: We really wanted to our name to as a literal extent as we can. The whole premise of Campus Insiders is that we will have our “insiders” embedded on campuses all over the country. If there is a breaking story ESPN, CBS, or Yahoo would send a reporter to that site. We are going to have our insiders embedded on campuses, embedded with the teams, dealing with the coaches on a daily basis.
We are really encouraging to break their news with us. These are play by play guys, color guys, beat reporters, newspaper reporters. They are all the reporters that are covering these teams. We are incentivizing them to break stories with us. Give us that inside look. What is going on in practice and send us an Instagram photo. If you are on sideline and there is a star player who is questionable because he tweaked his ankle, get that information to us.
We really want to take our viewers and our fans inside what we do as a network. We are in this day and age where we are all trying to get our heads around what is it that make a video go viral. What my sense is that it is not the polished journalistic video unless of course you are breaking news. It is that raw behind the scenes how are you making the sausage kind of video. We want to take people inside our production meetings and let them see how it is that we are deciding what we are going to be talking about during my show. Go into the control room and see how the producers are working. See how the directors are working the shots. That is a really exciting part of what we are doing and it is kind of unique.
AE: Tell me about the site Campus Insiders itself. What was the catalyst to start up that site?
BB: Campus Insiders is a partnership between IMG College, which is America’s largest college sports marketing firm, and Silver Chalice. (Silver Chalice) is a digital media company that was founded by Jerry Reinsdorf, who owns the White Sox and Bulls.
Silver Chalice has already had success, most prominently with the ACC Digital Network, which fairly recently superseded the SEC Digital Network as the number one most viewed college sports site. IMG College was looking for a way to take all of their great properties and the relationships they have with their schools and create content with it.
So IMG College spent a year talking to the AOL’s, the Yahoo’s of the world and trying to find the right digital media partner and came upon Silver Chalice. After a lot discussions they felt as though we were the best fit. They understand the extraordinary production value that we bring to the table and we partnered up.
BB: I have always maintained that you are a product of your own environment and both of my parents are die-hard sports fans. It is basically that simplistic. When I was a kid we didn’t have remote controls that you could steal from mom and dad and put on whatever you wanted to watch. You physically had to walk up to the television and change the channel. If you knew my dad you know that he is tall and imposing. Whatever dad wanted to watch, the kids are watching.
It is not just my dad, my mom is a die-hard sports fan. Both of them grew up in Brooklyn. Die-hard Dodgers fans. When they moved out west and the Mets came into town. We are a baseball family. We are a football family. My parents are more passionate about the NBA and my mom in particular with hockey than I am.
When I would be out covering games for the NFL on CBS I would call my mom. You are covering the game and you can’t keep an eye on everything else that is going on. My mom would be the human sports ticker. The Jets lost. The Giants lost. This one threw for four touchdowns. Because I was exposed to sports at such an early age it was just something that naturally rubbed off on me.
I did a lot of creative writing. I remember the third grade and fourth grade I have always been an athlete. I played soccer when I was five and gymnastics, my primary sports, when I was seven. I did that for fourteen years all the way to the University of Maryland.
I realized very early on that not only did I love sports, but I loved writing. I decided to find a career that enabled me to tap into both of those passions. I wrote about sports in my high school’s paper and specifically went to the University of Maryland because of the reputability of their journalism school. Wound up gravitating toward broadcast, which wasn’t really in the plan. I really wanted to write for Sports Illustrated, but I loved the TV classes at Maryland and I sort of stuck with it. Twenty plus years later here we are. I feel very blessed that I established a dream early on and I have really been able to achieve it.
AE: How tough was it and is it still today to be a woman in sports journalism?
BB: Well relatively speaking I think it is easier. The Lisa Olson’s, the Lesley Visser’s, and the Christine Brennan’s of the world paved the way for us. Years ago women were not allowed to be in locker rooms. So just that very fact that we are enables us to do our job.
I think the thing that people don’t realize is that we are not going into locker rooms because we want to. The simple fact of the matter is that we are on deadline. Once the game is over you have to get in. You don’t have time to wait for players to take their showers, to put their jewelry on, their suits on and walk outside and be all relaxed. You got to a story to write or you got a TV show to get ready for. So more than anything it is a matter of time.
In terms of the perception of women in the business I think that it has gotten better overall. To a certain degree I think that it is an individual thing. I think it is incumbent upon any woman who wants to get into sports journalism to take pride in her work. I hope that fans make their judgment on sort of a case by case basis. If you are good at what you do and you do it well consistently, then there is really no room for people to criticize. Unless they simply don’t feel that women have any business covering sports that they haven’t played.
People are certainly entitled to their own opinion. The one thing that I don’t think that fans understand is that there are many, many men, who cover sports, who haven’t played that sport as well. When you take that into consideration, the fact that I played a Division I sport, from a psychological and preparatory stand point puts me on par with anybody. I know what the mental process is like to prepare and to be in the heat of competition and the amount of focus that it requires. So when I am formulating questions they are coming from experience.
AE: What advice would you want to give women who are thinking about a career in that field?
BB: Well I would say don’t just watch sports, but really listen. By that I mean don’t watch the big game on a Saturday night with a bunch of friends at a bar. If you really want to learn about sports not only do you learn by watching, but by listening to what the play by play, the color announcer, the sideline reporter are talking about. You would be amazed at how much you can learn about sports.
Watching the games. Watching the specialty shows, like College Football Live, there are so many shows out there. The other thing that I would really recommend is networking. If you are in college right now or in high school, make sure you seize all the opportunities. Intern or serve as a runner for the networks when they are coming to cover the events. Show them that you have that passion and that you are willing to take that initiative. Collect those business card and stay in touch with those people. You never know that those folks that you meet along the way can be a tremendous resource in helping you get a job.
AE: You have covered a ton of great sporting events like a few Super Bowls. Is there an event that stands out more than others?
BB: I would say two in particular. The very first Super Bowl I covered which was down in Tampa in 2001. The Ravens Giants (game). New York kind of got pounded, but it was the first Super Bowl that I have done sideline for. It just so happened that I was assigned to the Giants sideline.
I had to interview Jim Fassel before the game. Just having access to the team and the coaches before the game and I remember the day before the game. The Giants has their final run through. I walked with Fassel from midfield to into the tunnel as he was going into the locker room. Just having the ability to have that conversation with a coach about what is going on in his mind as he is preparing his team to play in the “holy grail” of NFL events. I really took the time to soak that up.
The other big one was the Maryland run to the 2002 National Basketball Championship. I went to Maryland and I was there from late 80s early 90s. I call it the dark days of Maryland basketball. I got there and we were not too far removed from Len Bias. My freshman year the basketball team the coach there got nailed for all of these NCAA recruiting violations.
Gary Williams came in my sophomore year. He was faced with probation, TV bans, and postseason bans. It really was a mess. I did stuff for our school. I did campus newspaper, campus radio station, and campus TV station. I had the chance to meet Gary Williams when I was a sophomore in college.
So to see all of his hard work culminate in a National Championship, when I got the opportunity to cover every single one Maryland’s games with Jim Nantz and Billy Packer. To be standing on the court at the Georgia Dome watching the players standing on the podium. Watching themselves in highlights of one shining moment was so surreal. I sort of felt like very few people in that arena that night that could appreciate how monumental of a moment that was because where the program came from. It was really, really special to me.
Since Bonnie is well versed in every aspect of sports I asked her opinion on the whole Johnny Manziel situation. To listen to her take on that issue, challenging Dan Le Batard and his father to a showdown with Bonnie and her mother on a sports show, and the entire interview click here.
If you read our Wine 101 for Dudes article here on MANjr, you would know wine is not just for the ladies. Plus that article gave you some useful knowledge to help you with your wine selection. To carry that forward a new app just hit the App Store. It is called the Winery Passport It is a mobile travel companion app to help you discover local wineries. It has the ability to let you record the details of your visit and share your newly acquired knowledge to all of your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.
With the Winery Passport you can search for wineries near your location or find them by state. Then you can see details for each, including directions, phone number, website and a wealth more of information. As you use the app you will be able to “stamp your passport” at each winery to record your tasting visit and track where you’ve been.
You also can store details of your visit in your Certified Passport journal. These details include rating the winery, favorite wines by type, additional notes and even a photo.
Winery Passport features wineries in the following 17 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. The developers of this app expect to reach 25 states by August as we continue to refine the app and head towards Napa and the rest of Wine Country.
“We wanted to build a product for wine lovers to interact and share feedback regarding which wines excite their palates,” said creator Scott Stanchak. “You just may find those perfect pairings for your next food and wine meal with Winery Passport.”
Winery Passport is also featuring certain wineries at the top of their state search. “There are several opportunities for wineries to stand out in our app,” Stanchak added. “The Authorized listing is a great way to get noticed in a crowded state list, as well as provide some insightful info to potential tasters.”
Another reason that you should download this app is that it is free. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category.
Have you ever taken a picture on your phone and couldn’t believe how great it turned out? These days some of us take pictures with our phone over a camera. If you ever wanted to immortalize a picture on your phone well there is an app for your iPhone and now your Android device.
Pixuru, a smartphone-to-wall art app, allows users to send photos from their phones to Pixuru’s printing facility, choose the type and size of print, and receive the order within a week.
The app is extremely user-friendly. Simply take a picture or choose one from Instagram or Facebook and the app guides you through the rest of the process, simulating size and style on a wall background. Once users select the size and style of their wall art, they are led to a simple checkout process. The app will remember a user’s information to streamline the process for subsequent orders.
There are four different types of wall art to choose from: canvas, metal, wood and framed. With the canvas, metal, or wood materials, you have the option of splitting one image into a three or four-panel split from one image. Each print is inspected before going out to ensure the professional quality Pixuru guarantees.
Pixuru has a patent-pending printing process and technology that can produce large prints while keeping the integrity of the picture. Pixuru produces professional quality wall art at consumer prices. The smallest print, a 6”x6”, is $20 and a 16”x20” is $55, all with free shipping.