Tag Archives: IPod Touch

GeekDad Review: Inateck 4-Port Compact USB Charger

GeekDad Review: Inateck 4-Port Compact USB Charger

The bane of my existence is my kids’ constant battle over chargers for their portable devices. When we travel, the hassle is magnified, with fewer outlets and the need to lug around a bag of chargers. What’s the solution? Read More

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GeekDad Review: Romo App-Controlled Robotic Pet for iOS Devices

GeekDad Review: Romo App-Controlled Robotic Pet for iOS Devices

What kid doesn’t like an R/C toy? Who wouldn’t want a programmable robot, one that learns to react to your face, recognizes colors and has its own highly animated facial expressions? What about your own mobile remote presence, complete with motion control and two-way audio and video feeds? Using your iPhone or iPod Touch as its brains, the Romo app-controlled robotic pet for iOS devices manages to pull off all these capabilities. It does so in a way that’s both entertaining and educational for kids and the icing on the cake is there are no additional batteries required (anyone who’s had to load up an R/C car then its controller knows what I’m talking about) — the Romo base recharges via USB while your iOS device recharges using your normal method. Read More

GeekDad Review: Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker

GeekDad Review: Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker

I’ve had the opportunity to play with many Sonos products over the years and have watched with interest as the company has expanded from a specialized player found mostly in independent, audiophile stereo stores to a nationally recognized brand with a growing product line. And while it still continues to offer premium equipment, Sonos has also branched out into less expensive gear. Up until a month ago, the price of entry to the Sonos streaming music ecosystem was $329 for a Play:3 speaker plus $59 for a Bridge (needed to connect the wireless speaker to your Wi-Fi network). The latest addition to the Sonos line-up makes the high quality wireless audio even more affordable. The Play:1 which hit shelves in October, goes for $219 but still offers high quality sound and the ability to be integrated (now or later) as part of a larger Sonos music network. Read More

Review: Avengers Origins: Assemble! and Avengers Origins: Hulk Apps Read by Stan “The Man” Lee

The Avengers Origins: Assemble! and Avengers Origins: Hulk apps from Disney Publishing Worldwide, read by Stan “The Man” Lee are, in a word, glorious! For the child, both apps are the perfect introduction to the Assemble story and the Hulk story. Not only is Stan Lee a great narrator, reading in such a fashion as… Read More

App Review “Boy Loves Girl”

  Everyone longs to find their true love, and in this little app it’s your mission to help the boy get the girl. Game play is simple and straightforward with the boy running across the screen as he tries to capture his true love’s heart. But, just like in the real world, love is never that easy.… Read More

Review: Agent 18 iPod Touch Case

With the iPhone not yet available on my preferred carrier, I typically get my iOS on using my 4th generation iPod Touch. While not quite as elegant or functional as its big brother, it’s a fantastic device that I never … Read More

Monster Dash: It’s an iPhone Smash

Some video game characters are destined for greatness. Gaming standards like Mario, Sonic, Samus and Master Chief have become veritable entertainment icons in their own right, with pop culture clout that far exceeds your 42″ LCD. But not everyone is … Read More