Magnus iPad 2 Stand, Uses The iPads Built-in Magnets For Support

If you are in the market for a minimalist stand for your iPad. The new Magnus iPad 2 stand which has been designed by Ten One Design might well be worth a look. There are plenty of iPad stands available to purchase, but the new Magnus stand takes a new innovative approach to keeping your iPad 2 attached to the stand and in an upright position, using the internal magnets of the iPad 2. Which were originally added by Apple for use with their Smart Cover.

The foot section of the new minimalist Magnus iPad 2 stand provides just enough metal for the magnets to make contact, and keep the tablet securely enough in place whilst in landscape mode to be used.

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Sony Xperia Ion Goes Up For Pre-order

AT&T and Sony recently announced the Sony Xperia Ion, which is expected to be available with AT&T in the second quarter of 2012, but now it would appear that one retailer, Negri Electronics has the handset up for pre-order for $569.50 for an unlocked model.

The Sony Xperia Ion is Sony’s first smartphone to use the Sony brand rather than their previous Sony Ericsson Brand and the device comes with a a 4.6 inch HD Reality display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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LG Optimus 3D 2 Revealed?

Earlier today we saw a leaked render of what is reported to be the new LG X3, and now we have details of another new LG smartphone that is expected to be announced at MWC 2012 next month, the LG Optimus 3D 2.

The device is apparently codenamed the CX2 and it is expected to come with a range of upgraded specifications over the original LG Optimus 3D.

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LG Optimus Black Gets Android Gingerbread In Europe

It looks like LG has finally rolled out the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for their LG Optimus Black smartphone in Europe, and it looks like it is also available in India as well.

The Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update brings a range of new features to the LG Optimus Black, which include improved power management, an improved user interface and more.

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Ball Beats Sequencer Adds A Physical Element To Music Creation, Rather Than A Touchscreen (video)

OverThe last few weeks we featured a number of state-of-the-art sequences, mixers and amplifiers here on Geeky Gadgets in the run-up to the NAMM show. Many of which included a dock for Apple’s iPad tablet, enabling you to do an array of different things with your musical instruments and audio.

Looking to bring a more physical edge to sequencing rather than using the touchscreen. A new sequencer called “Ball Beats” has been created that uses steel ball bearings to create and compose beats. The Ball Beats sequencer has been designed to be used with either Mac Linux or PC computers and provides a more original way to create beats. Watch it in action in the videos after the jump to see how it works.

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Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Trailer Released (video)

Following on from the very brief teaser that was released towards the end of last year for the BBC’s new Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock game. Today the BBC have rolled out a full trailer for the new Doctor Who game which is expected to arrive in March on Playstation 3, Playstation Vita and PC platforms. Watch the new trailer after the jump.

The new BBC Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock game is currently being developed for the BBC by Supermassive Games, who are working very closely with the Doctor Who teams in London and Cardiff to ensure that everything looks and feels as it should, says Simon Harris the games Executive Producer for BBC Worldwide.

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SiriToggles Enables Added Functionality Including App Launching To Jailbroken iPhones

iPhone 4S users with jailbroken phones who are looking to add a little more functionality to the standard Apple Siri personal assistant. Should check out a new application called SiriToggles which has been designed for the iPhone 4S and will allow users to adjust settings and launch applications via voice commands.

iOS developer Hamza Sood’s tweak, called SiriToggles has been designed to plug some of the gaps which many iPhone users feel have been left out by Apple in the current beta version of its Siri personal voice assistant, installed on standard iPhone 4S smartphones.


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In Car iPad 2 Mount backSTAGE Pro II Unveiled By Scosche

Apple iPad 2 owners looking to entertain passengers in the car, who may not have a state-of-the-art in car entertainment system. Might be pleased to learn Scosche has unveiled a new product to their range called the backSTAGE Pro II. Which makes mounting an iPad 2 for viewing by rear seat passengers very easy.

Scosche’s backSTAGE Pro II iPad 2 mount is fixed to the uprights of the driver and front passenger seats headrest. Providing a secure attachment to the iPad 2 case which can then be angled for the perfect viewing position.

Scosche's backSTAGE Pro II iPad 2 mount

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Sony Announces New 8MP And 13MP Camera Sensors For Smartphones

Sony has announced two new camera sensors designed to be used in smartphones, and both of these new sensors use a new RGBW matrix which adds a white pixel to the normal RGB layout.

This is designed to improve light sensitivity and produce better photographs at low light, and Sony has said that normally adding a white pixel would reduce image quality, they have managed to implement it whilst improving the image quality.

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