G4TV.ca Review: Hang tight with MonkeyOh, MonkeyDo

MonkeyOh, MonkeyDo

There are tons of gadgets on the market that are either cute or useful, but together they often come up short in one category or another. Enter MonkeyOh,by Felix. It comes up as top banana; pardon the pun, in both categories.  Shaped like a monkey, it’s a fun little 3-in-1 dock, stand and cord wrap that keeps your desk, table or wall socket clutter free and keeps a grip on your iPhone in either landscape or portrait mode.

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Gold iPhone 5S fetches over $10,000 on eBay (or maybe not)

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Even if someone spent two days standing in line waiting to get his or her hands on a gold iPhone 5S, it might have been time well spent as one sold today on eBay for $10,100 US. Now I know that the gold version of Apple’s latest high-end iPhone model is somewhat on the scarce side but paying what amounts to over 15 times its retail price seems a little bit ridiculous, there’s no actual gold in it!

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Apple sells 9 million iPhones sets new record

Gold Card

While it has only been a year, but it seemed to be a long time coming as the world anxiously awaited the arrival of a new iPhone. Critics said Apple was way behind and quickly losing market share, but after the first weekend, when the dust settled, Apple sold a record breaking number of new iPhone 5S and 5C models in just 3 days after its initial launch this past Friday, September 20th.

“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

Analysts had predicted that the company would sell 5-6 million iPhones in the first weekend, but easily surpassed that figure.


Diehards return to the Apple Store for new iPhone 5S, 5C

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A decent sized crowd lined up almost out the mall doors this morning at Edmonton’s Southgate Centre anxiously waiting in line to get in to the Apple Store and get their hands on the latest models of the iPhone – the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.


iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S and Apple Event recap


While Disneyland is where dreams come true, it seems that today at the Apple event in Cupertino many rumors had finally come true. As expected, Apple unveiled two new iPhone models; the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S.


Canadian Apple Stores not activating new iPhones today on Rogers or Fido

iphonessIf you’re looking at picking up a new iPhone at an Apple Store across Canada and get it activated in-store on the Rogers or Fido network today, you won’t be able to do so. This comes just one day after Rogers moved from three-year plans to the new shorter two-year plans.


Opena Case is part case, part bottle opener

Opena Case

Canada may be tops when it comes to beer, but when it comes to high-tech gadgets that open the bottle; we can’t discount the good folks from the land down under. As a follow-up to their flagship model,Opena Case for iPhone 5 by Annex Products is a 2-in-1 iPhone case and bottle opener.

Now maybe it’s not something most of us would use very day, or maybe you would. When your beer doesn’t come with a screw top or in a can, it’s nice to know that you won’t be begging to borrow a bottle opener or taking a chip out of the counter or table.

In a nutshell, Opena is a strong sturdy iPhone shell-type case, made of tough polycarbonate that has a built-in slide out stainless steel bottle opener.


So What’s Best – The iPhone, iPad, or iPad Mini?

iPhone, iPad, or iPad Mini

So you’re thinking of getting a new iDevice and which one should you get. Kevin Achtzener from YoureMakingme.com asked me over and interviewed me on just that topic, where we have a quick look at all three, focussing on the new iPad mini. Check out the interview below and as well, please visit Kevin’s site for his take on our conversation. You can find it by visiting: YoureMakingMe.com


Telus, Rogers and Bell slash iPhone 5 pricing

Rogers iPhone 5

Rogers Offering

If you’re looking for an iPhone 5, now might be a great time to consider one. As rumours of the iPhone 5S and even an iPhone mini continue to circulate, Canada’s three major telcos are offering lowering pricing on the iPhone 5 models with a term plan only, with prices on the 16GB models being made available for under $100 or even free for a refurbished unit with one provider.


iPhone holiday bling especially for the Ladies


For the Ladies, having the right case for their iPhone, is just as important as its shape, size, colour and what it does. So here are a few handpicked holiday gift ideas to help you find just the right case for that special someone.