Okay, today has nothing to do with decorating or crafting – it is actually a few “techy tips”.

I am so not a “gadget girl” or an “early adopter”.

I was certainly not the first person to get an iPhone, in fact it was Hubby who kept saying I should get one.

And he was so right, I love it and use it all the time – for everything.

Actually, it is a little ridiculous how much I depend on it.

It is my phone, my email portal, my alarm clock, my flash light, my calculator – even my calorie counter (sometimes!).

And then there is Pinterest, and oh yeah – Instagram – I absolutely love Instagram (if you want to stop by I am LPatFindingHome ;)).

So, when I found this little gadget, I had to share it!

This is my phone.

iPhone Acessories

But here is the thing – I drop it a lot.

I mean a lot.

So it is in this crazy protective Otter Box.

Otterbox Defender Series for iPhone 4 & 4S - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Peony Pink/Deep Plum

And so I don’t freak out that I will loose everything when I drop it – it is protected with this double layered case.

But then when it is in this case, it doesn’t fit into any docking stations or speakers.

And a girl needs to listen to her music – and I haven’t been able to without taking the phone all the way out of the case which messes it all up.

Until now…

iphone connectorI found this on Amazon.

It is a dock extender.

Bluecell 2 pcs Black Dock Extender 30-Pin Converter for iPhone 4, iPod ,iPad 2, 3

And it makes it so that I can dock my phone on any docking station – it works like an extender.


iPhone Accessories and Gadgets

Such a crazy simple idea – I even called Apple first to see if they had anything like it – stumped them.

But after several search attempts – I found it – and I couldn’t be happier.

Oh, and another little thing I figured out?

Hubby and I both now have iPads. I have always been a girl who carries around a big “old school” calendar and have to write everything down.

But, I had too many lists and dates in too many different places, so I gave in and started using the calendar on my iPad which syncs with my phone.

iPhone Accessories But here is where the skies open up and the chorus sings!

Hubby and I can sync our calendars – no more surprise trips (which has historically been an issue!) and I can even schedule in a date from time to time (wink, wink!).

See, technology can even help smooth our a marriage!

Thanks so much for letting me share my techy ideas today!

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January 17, 2013 — Laura Putnam