Automatic – Review

On August 5, 2014, in Bluetooth, iPhone, Review, by Curt Blanchard

Automatic
Manufacturer: Automatic Labs
MSRP: $99.95
Automatic

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Under the dash of most cars made since 1996, there is an OBD II port (Onboard Diagnostics port). When your car is serviced, a technician plugs in a diagnostic computer to this port and retrieves data about your car and its health, engine, compression, exhaust, oil levels, and more.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Universal Tablet Cup Holder Mount
Review

On April 26, 2012, in Adapter, iPad, iPad 2, Review, Stand, Tablet, by Curt Blanchard

Universal Tablet Cup Holder Mount
Company: Bracketron, Inc.
Price: $49.95
Universal Tablet Cup Holder Mount

Bracketron’s tablet mount is a multi-part device that fits into your car’s cup holder. It does a nice job in spite of its complexity. In addition to holding your iPad, there are small compartments underneath for a mobile phone and some pens. Bear in mind that this is a review for iPad users even though the device is described as being universal.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Universal Tablet Headrest Mount Review

On April 25, 2012, in Adapter, Cases, iPad, by Curt Blanchard

Universal Tablet Headrest Mount
Company: Bracketron, Inc
Price: $39.95
Universal Tablet Headrest Mount

Bracketron provides a clever way to securely mount an iPad (or other tablet) to the headrest of one of the forward seats in your car. A big screen HD TV in the back seat of a car? Well, pretty close! Most car DVD players have fairly small, low resolution screens. The 10 inch iPad retina screen seems gloriously huge and crisp by comparison. It’s certainly big enough for everyone in the back seat to see it clearly.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Speed Tracker. GPS Speedometer and Trip Computer
Review

On December 2, 2011, in Apps, iPhone, Review, by Mark Greentree

Speed Tracker
App Developer: AppAnnex
Version Reviewed: 2.0
License: US$1.99 for iPhone only

“If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour you’re gonna see some serious”…action out of this app!

Speed Tracker takes the basic concept of a speedometer and transports it into the future. Add a interactive map, trip meter, heads up display, and the ability to export trip information and you will then understand the impact this app has within its motor vehicle target market.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

SuperTooth HD
Review

On September 6, 2011, in Audio, iPhone, Navigation, Review, Wireless, by Mike Breed

SuperTooth HD Review
Company: SuperTooth
Price: $129.00 USD

As a commuter with a fairly long drive to work each day, I often find myself in situations where I need to use my iPhone while driving. Aside from the fact that using a cell phone while driving can be dangerous, it is also illegal to do so in New York State. Utilizing a Bluetooth handset and going hands-free is the only safe and legal option for motorists needing to use their cellular devices in my area of the country.

I’m not a big fan of in-ear Bluetooth devices. I find them uncomfortable and distracting, and that’s not a situation I want myself in while driving. The SuperTooth HD speaker phone seems to fix that dilemma with its visor-mounted handsfree system.

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About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment. A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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