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Adapter Lets You Use Any DSLR Lens With Your iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

Seems too good to be true, but a new adapter now allows you to use any DSLR lens from either Nikon or Canon with your iPhone. Any DSLR lens can be attached to your iPhone: Telephoto, wide angle, macro, etc which allows for custom control over the depth of field and manual focus.

It comes with two loopholes on each end of the case to tie on a camera strap. Pretty neat even if it looks weird using this. It’s just $190 for either the Nikon or Canon version.

Sanus VMA301 iPad Mount Adapter mounts your iPad to the wall

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2011

The iPad is supposed to be portable. Even so, sometimes you want to mount it somewhere so it can act as a monitor. Sanus can help. They have unveiled a new wall mount adapter for the iPad. The adapter doesn’t include the actual wall mount, but it does come with the adapter that you need in order to mount the iPad to any wall mount that uses a 100 x 100 VESA mount plate.

The adapter features a virtual Axis 3D faceplate that allows the iPad to be moved from portrait to landscape modes. The faceplate only works with the Sanus MF202, MF209, MF215, MC1A and MD115 wall mounts however.

Hiddn Crypto USB Adapter

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2011

If you have a flash drive that isn’t encrypted, the Hiddn Crypto USB Adapter is an easy way to encrypt flash drives, external drives, and other USB-connected storage media. The device offers secure and easy to use protection for all your externally stored data.

It does this using two-factor authentication in the form of a smartcard storing all encryption keys and a PIN-code. The Hiddn Crypto USB Adapter uses FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and Common Criteria EAL4+ certified Hiddn Crypto Module. Nothing on pricing or availability yet though.

NetGear Push2TV 1080p WiDi Adapter

Posted in Netgear by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2011

Netgear has unveiled the second generation of it’s very useful Push2TV HD TV adapter. The device uses WiDi (Wireless Display) to push a computer’s screen content to an HDTV connected to the Push2TV box via an HDMI cable. Hence the name. This second generation of Push2TV supports 1080p at 30 fps (previously 720p) with a shorter lag time than before.

Also, Psuh2TV now works with discrete graphics processors, which you absolutely need for gaming. The NetGear Push2TV will cost about $119.99 and will be available sometime before march of 2011.

Matrox Mac-friendly TripleHead2Go DP Multi-Monitor Adapter

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on December 12th, 2010

The Matrox TripleHead2Go is an external multi-display adapter that adds up to three monitors to your notebook or desktop PC. It’s great for those who need more desktop space and for gamers wanting a more fully immersive experience.

The device connects to the video output of your system and uses its existing GPU to deliver high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all of the monitors. It also allows you to run different applications on each display or view one across multiple monitors. The Matrox TripleHead2Go DP is available now for $329.

NOOSY HDMI adapter for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2010

NOOSY China is an unauthorized third-party Apple accessory manufacturer who has come up with a HDMI adapter for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (4G). It will allow you to output the display of your device to your larger HD display.

However it isn’t clear if the adapter will support audio over HDMI or not. We also aren’t sure if it supports DRM protected content over HDMI, but the site shows images of Star Trek on the iPad and on a connected TV so there ya go.

TomTom offers free iPhone 4 adapter for Car Kit

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010

In order to maintain compatibility with Apple’s latest iPhone, TomTom is now including a simple adapter for all Car Kit orders going out on September 1st or later. Good news for sure.

But if you ordered one before that, you can apply for a freebie to be sent your way. It’s either that or go all DIY to create something that looks like the insert above. It’s up to you, but free is easiest.


Extension turns laptop adapter into a power strip

Posted in Power Strips by Conner Flynn on April 22nd, 2010

So you are out and about with your laptop, but you look around and there’s no power outlet. Common problem. But if somebody there had had this gadget, they could just stick it into the end of their laptop power supply, and share with you.

Well, assuming they are the nice sort, anyway. The extension costs ¥1,400 ($15) for a two-prong version or ¥2,000 ($21) for three prongs. It’s a great idea, just as long as you have an outlet to begin with.

Bluetooth Landline Phone adapter

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2010

Do you still have a landline? Want to talk on it wirelessly? Now you can. If you have a Bluetooth headset, then the Bluetooth Landline Phone Adapter will let you connect it with your Bluetooth headset, and talk on your landline phone. Only $40.

Just hook it up in back of your telephone. It lets you connect up to 8 devices at one time and can be hooked up to your PC using a 3.5mm cable, allowing you to switch your headset between your PC and the phone.

Quiet down loud commercials with the MyVolume adapter

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2010

Loud commercials suck. So do the people who create them. I recently adjusted the settings on my HDTV to auto-adjust these loudmouth ads, but a few months later, they came back, having found a way around my TV settings. Finally there’s an easy way to quiet them down. A way that will hopefully work for good.

SRS Labs’ MyVolume adapter, is a $99 plug-and-play box that connects to your cable or satellite box via HDMI. Plug it in, and just like that, everything is leveled out to the same volume. The guys over at Dvice recently had some ears-on time with the gadget and it seems to do the trick.

Torne PS3 DTV DVR adapter

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on January 14th, 2010

If only the PS3 could record and process high-definition video. Well Sony is finally taking care of it, announcing Torne, a DTV adapter for Japan that will allow you to record television and even video playback while surfing the web.

The Torne ships in March, priced at ¥9980 (or $110) on its own. Or you can get it in a bundle for ¥42,800 (or $465). As for the US getting it? Don’t hold your breath.



Warpia USB Adapter connects your PC to your TV wirelessly

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2009

Warpia has unveiled a handy USB audio/video adapter that allows you to hook up any PC to your TV using a USB PC adapter and a display base station that’s attached to your TV through VGA or HDMI. This is just what many of you have been looking for since the ports on your PC and TV probably don’t match.

The package comes with a wireless PC adapter and the display adapter and retails for $179.99. The adapter has about a 30-foot operating range, and supports video only up to 720p resolution, so you won’t be getting High Definition video.

Wii Classic Controller to PC USB adapter

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2009

If you play PC games with console-like controllers, you’ll dig the Wii Classic Controller to PC USB Adapter. Assuming that you already own a Wii Classic Controller anyway. This adapter allows you to enjoy your PC-based games the way god intended: By using a console controller.

You can use all of the Wii Classic Controller’s buttons, D-pad and analog sticks. It also features integrated turbo and auto-fire. At least this will give you an excuse to actually use your Wii Classic Controllers.

USB 3.0-to-SATA adapter gives your HDD super speed

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2009

You will want to get one of Brando’s new USB 3.0-to-SATA adapters which enable any SATA hard drive to be accessed externally at USB 3.0 speeds. You won’t have to carry around a dock. It’s just a simple dongle that you can take anywhere.

It plugs directly into the port side of your HDD. Of course, you’ll need a USB 3.0 capable PC or expansion card to get that extra speed boost. So how much will it cost you to start using that old drive again? Only $48.

Atlona’s HDAiR Wireless USB-to-VGA / HDMI adapter gets audio

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2009

Atlona's HDAiR Wireless USB-to-VGA / HDMI adapter gets audioThe Atlona HDAiR Wireless USB-to-VGA/HDMI Adapter launched earlier in the year, but it was missing one crucial ingredient: Audio. Well, now it has audio in this latest incarnation.

It’s the same exact product, but now with audio output in 3.5mm analog and embedded HDMI. The $219 device is available now and is also compatible with both Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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