Gelaskins Announces Official Marvel Comic Skins

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Gelaskins have been have been a major player in the portable device “skin” market, for a while now. Today, they are introducing official Marvel Comics licsensed skins!

They have numerous Marvel designs for a lot of the devices they cover, from Spider-Man, Iron Man, and X-men, and more. The designs are brilliant, high resolution images, some taken direct from some of the most classic and iconic issues ever released.

If you’re a comic book addict, then you have to get one of these. I’m not much into comics anymore, but I used to read all the oldies. I just ordered this skin for my MacBook:

The Marvel Gelaskins range in price from $14.95 to $29.95, depending on what device you want to cover.

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iContolPad, for iPhone, Coming Soon!

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This is product that has been in developement for quite some time, and as far as I know, the only gaming peripheral for jailbroken iPhones only. The folks at iContolPad finally have a working design and have gone in mass production. The iControlPad is made to compliment video game emulators, on jailbroken iDevices, for a full screen gaming experience. No more glitchy touch controls with you fingers and thumbs covering half of the screen.

Here’s some details on the product and for ordering, from their blog:

Got Jailbreak running on your iPhone? Emulators and games just not really working well enough with the touch screen? We didn’t think so either – so we built this little add on. Yeah. Realize the full potential of the iPhone by adding real controls. Your iPhone just slides in and locks in to place via the serial port, there are no modifications needed and you can remove it at any time.

The iControlPad is already supported by some of the biggest iPhone devs (including ZodTTD – PSX, GBA emu etc.) and we are sending out units to several others. We will also be providing full source code and SDK support!

Ordering – Stock will be limited on the first batch, the best way to know when you can place an order is to be subscribed to the newsletter (the top right of the page). We will also post details on here and no doubt I will tweet details too via my twitter page (twitter.com/craigix).

The iControlPad will come in two different versions, one with an internal battery which doubles the iPhone battery life (ideal for long gaming sessions) and a budget version which has no battery. They both have the same controls.

I have been in contact with iControlPad, regarding getting a review unit. They have said “I’ll be in touch as soon as the review units are available.”. If I do get my hands on one, you can expect to read about it over at iPhoneinCanada.

Here’s some images and video:

A computer rendering of what they hope the iContolPad to look like.

Photo of an actual prototype.

This is the version with external battery. Includes analog control sticks.

Zoomit: SD Card Reader, for iPhone

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Zoom Media Plus, have announced a SD card reader for iPhone, called “Zoomit“. It connects to the dock connector of your iPhone or iPod Touch, and comes with a free app, to manage your files. Here’s the official description from their website:

Zoomit is a revolution in managing content with the iPhone and iPod Touch. Combining application software with an intelligent accessory, zoomIt allows you to view, listen to, and share all of your photos, music, video and files on the go without the need to connect to your camera, Mac or PC.

One of the things that iPhone and iPod Touch owners have complained about, for some time, is no expandable memory. This card reader is SDHC compatible so you could potentilly more than double your iPhone’s capacity with this device. Although, ZoomMediaPLUS hasn’t mentioned it, the Zoomit should also work on the iPad.

The Zoomit is available for pre-order now. It is $59.95 USD, but if you pre-order you get $10 off. Additionally, the first 250 customers will get a free 4GB SD card! The accompanying app, will be a free download, from the App Store.