Pint- sized per­form­ers

Rod Ch­ester and Alex Kid­man re­view some handy ad­di­tions to your ev­ery­day tech tools

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - FRONT PAGE -

EYETV W EL­GATO, $ 129 el­gato. com/ en, har­veynor­man. com. au

YOU are prob­a­bly used to watch­ing video, stream­ing or other­wise, on your tablet, but what about free- to- air TV with­out the po­ten­tial cost of data down­loads? Eyetv W is easy to set up. Charge the de­vice ( bat­tery life is four hours), down­load the free app and scan for chan­nels. The Eyetv W be­comes a wi- fi hotspot, so you don’t need to phys­i­cally con­nect your tablet to the de­vice. To boost chances of tun­ing into the right show, there are two types of aerial.

CON­NECT WIRE­LESS FLASH DRIVE SANDISK, $ 90 ( 16GB) $ 110 ( 32GB) $ 180 ( 64GB) sandisk. com, har­veynor­man. com. au

GLIF

STU­DIO NEAT, $ 33

stu­dioneat.com THOSE who em­braced the iPhone pho­tog­ra­phy ob­ses­sion early may re­mem­ber the orig­i­nal Glif that was both a phone stand and a tri­pod at­tach­ment and came out of a suc­cess­ful 2010 Kick­starter cam­paign. This up­dated ver­sion is de­signed to be more adapt­able. It comes with a hex key to ad­just the bracket to fi t any smart­phone so long as it’s 58.4- 86.4mm wide and 3.1- 12.7mm thick. An­other im­prove­ment is it has a key­chain at­tach­ment for your back­pack or cam­era bag. It’s also handy to prop up your phone for Facetime chats.

JOT SCRIPT STY­LUS FOR IOS

ADONIT, $ 119.95

adonit. net, har­veynor­man. com. au YOU’D swear this was a fancy ball­point. What it does is work as an iPad sty­lus. It’s light­weight, but solidly built, and feels quite good. You don’t just jab at the screen and hope for the best. In­stead, you pair it with an Ever­note app and Blue­tooth LE con­nec­tion. De­spite prom­ises of ac­cu­racy, there’s a bit of a learn­ing curve, es­pe­cially if you’re a fast scrib­bler.

SENSEC­OVER FOR IPHONE 5/ 5S MOSHI, $ 59.95 moshi­s­tore.com

THERE are many iPhone users who like a case with a cover be­cause of the pro­tec­tion it of­fers. The downside is an­swer­ing a call in­volves fl ip­ping the cover over and then it sits awk­wardly. This clever cover by Moshi leaves only a win­dow of the screen ex­posed. The slim cover has a panel of metal­lic plates that trans­fer your touch through to the screen be­low. You can see the date and time through the cover win­dow. You touch the cover to an­swer calls and can speak with the cover still over the screen.

TAKE TV WITH YOU: The Eyetv W al­lows you to watch free- to- air TV on your tablet.

SANDISK’S Flash Drive works like a USB 2.0 drive, but that wouldn’t come close to jus­ti­fy­ing its price tag. What does is its wire­less ca­pa­bil­ity. Copy a movie, mu­sic fi le, photo or doc­u­ment to it, power it up and launch the iOS or An­droid app, and you can stream fi les from the drive to your de­vice, or copy con­tent off to free up space. Stream­ing is sim­ple and works well. The in- built bat­tery is good for about four hours for a sin­gle video stream; slightly less if you push it out to three de­vices.

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