I recommend each of the products listed in the following table. Click on the image link to get more information about the product or to purchase it.
ZAGGfolio Keyboard for iPad 3 and iPad 2
I first got this slick keyboard that doubles as a case for my iPad 2. When I bought my iPad 3 I was pleasantly surprised to find that my Zagg keyboard case fit my new iPad 3 like a glove. The case fits the iPad snuggly without using a latch or button or anything. Push it on the iPad and pull it off when you want to use the iPad. The keyboard connects to the iPad via Bluetooth. If you do much typing on your iPad you absolutely need this fabulous wireless keyboard that doubles as a stand (horizontal or vertical) for your iPad.
Zagg folio with removable iPad keyboard works in combination with the built-in stand to give you the most flexibility of use. Type with the keyboard in, or out of the folio. Or just use the folio alone as a stand. The folio is created with an ABS hard-shell case wrapped in authentic leather or stylish polyurethane and a durable microfiber interior lining
Mophie Juice Pack Air Case and Rechargeable Battery (Black, Verizon and AT&T iPhone 4)
I love this iPhone case with built in battery for extra iPhone battery life. If you use your iPhone a lot you need this case. Click on the image to the left and watch the demo video.
Compatibility with both the Verizon and AT&T iPhone 4
Rechargeable smart battery concealed inside of a low-profile, light-weight, soft-touch, 2-tone matellic case; made for iPhone 4
Protective form-fitting case with an ultra-thin, light-weight, low-profile design
Integrated LED status indicator on the bottom tells you exactly how much juice is left at the push of a button
Charge and sync your iPhone to iTunes without removing it from the juice pack air by using the included USB cable
Adds up to 6 hours of talk time (up to 12 on 2G) and 5 hours of Web browsing on 3G (up to 9 on Wi-Fi) to your iPhone
Kensington PowerGuard Battery Case for iPhone 4
This iPhone case with the built in extra battery life plus a stand for reading or doing FaceTime is a little cheaper than the Mophie Juice Pack. If you have an iPhone 4 you need this case or the Mophie Juice Pack.
Slip the PowerGuard Battery Case with Card Stand onto your iPhone 4 and you'll have hours of extra power for web surfing, calls, apps and more. Plus your iPhone will be protected by the PowerGuard's tough case. There's even a handy card stand that props up your iPhone for hands-free FaceTime chats.
* Extended talk time listed based on iPhone 4.
Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom"
I've had two of these little Canon PowerShot cameras (earlier models) and I love them. The Powershots are small enough to put in your pocket. They take great pictures and video. With a larger size data storage card (2 gigs or larger - more is better if you want to take a lot of video) you will never be able to take enough pictures to run out of storage space.
The PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated pocket-friendly point-and-shoot digital camera that has the power advanced Canon PowerShot S100 at Amazon.comusers and enthusiasts need to create standout images. As with other PowerShot cameras, the compact PowerShot S100 incorporates all of the advanced Canon technologies that make capturing superb photos and video as easy as pressing a button. As automatic or manual as you need it to be, the PowerShot S100 is a serious photographic tool, which incorporates the Canon HS SYSTEM, now featuring the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The fast f/2.0 lens helps you tackle unfavorable lighting and capture breathtaking portraits with beautiful, shallow depth-of-field. 12.1 Megapixels ensure crisp, richly detailed images, and a 5x Optical Zoom provides an excellent all-around range to shoot near or far.
Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
I bought this camera on an impulse shortly after it hit the market. Before buying this SLR camera I haven't used a large single lens reflect camera since I bought my first Canon point and shot digital pocket camera in the early 2000s. I don't regret the purchase. The little cameras are great, but they do have limitations. I find I use this camera when I get together with the family and use the Canon pocket camera when I'm on a trip or outing. It is a great do-it-all digital camera for the amateur photographer.
The D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies. Selective Color isolates any color within the scene, capture details in places too dark for your own eyes using Night Vision, create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere with High Key, emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key, Miniature Effect makes a scene look like a miniature scale model and Color Sketch creates color outlines of the subject that are played back as a series of stills in a slide show. Accessories: * EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery * MH-24 Quick Charger * DK-20 Rubber Eyecup; * UC-E6 USB Cable * EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable * AN-DC3 Camera Strap * DK-5 Eyepiece Cap * BF-1B Body Cap * BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover * Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker
I have over 1,500 songs on my iPhone and iPad that go back to the 1960s. I do like my music and this Bose speaker gives a much better sound than the little speaker in the iPhone and iPad. This is a great way to improve the sound from your iPhone or other device.
Share the music on your mobile phone with sound quality unlike any other Bluetooth speaker. The SoundLink speaker works wirelessly with your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, tablet or laptop-and goes wherever you do for music whenever the moment calls for it.Pair and play the speaker with your Bluetooth device. It's simple-and you only need to do it once. Just press and hold the Bluetooth button on the top panel, then choose the SoundLink speaker from your smartphone or other source. It's now memorized, ready to play in an instant. Nothing to connect or dock. The speaker keeps up to six Bluetooth sources in memory. Play your music files or streaming content like Pandora and Rhapsody.