I didn’t have a ticket for this years Comic-Con, but that didn’t stop me from visiting San Diego to photograph cosplayers!
Lauren, from Incipio, was kind enough to give a tour of their booth and show off some products that were awarded the Best of CES 2012 award:
Ken Curry, from Pentax Ricoh, shows off the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens camera, the Pentax Q:
Lindsay, from Nikon, shows off the company’s latest flagship DSLR, the Nikon D4. Although I’m currently a Canon shooter, I can’t help but drool uncontrollably after seeing this camera in-person.
While circling the expo floor at Macworld 2011, I happened to spot a couple of lederhosen-clad gentleman advertising their wares at in the iOS app section. After a brief chuckle, I had to investigate further. Turns out, they were the folks at apps-and-more.com, and they were showing off their iOS clock app & cardboard cutout. Take a look at the video in order to understand what I’m talking about:
Continuing with the series on GPS navigation apps available for the iPhone, today we give a quick guided tour of NAVIGON’s MobileNavigator, with an emphasis on the latest updates and iOS 4 feature implementations.
The 2001 Honda Civic does not come with an aux port, so I decided to add one in order to utilize the A2DP feature of the upcoming iPhone 3.0 firmware for wireless music playback without radio interference.
The Precision Interface Electronics HON98-AUX converter was used to create an aux RCA input via my stock stereo’s CD-changer port. This required opening the center console of my car to gain access to the rear interface of the stereo deck and plug the cable, which goes to the converter unit.
The converter has RCA inputs, so I needed a cable to convert from RCA to 1/8" stereo jack to use with the bluetooth kit discussed below. In order to keep things looking clean, I also wanted this cable to mount flush to a small tab next to the cigarette port. Luckilly, DataPro sells a cable that has a panel-mount stereo input and has RCA male jacks on the other end! All that was left was to drill a hole in the plastic tab. After purchasing a Dremel 200, I was able to modify the plastic tab, clearing some hidden plastic supports then drilling a 1/4" hole. I finally had a clean looking aux port!
The Kensington LiquidAUX bluetooth car kit (shown in the photo) was used to provide the A2DP interface from the car to the iPhone 3G. It comes with a remote which allows me to play/pause my iPhone’s music and to answer/hang-up calls. Should Apple decide to add AVRCP support, the remote would also allow me to skip/rewind songs.