iPin: The Worlds Most Convenient Laser Pointer
First shown off at CES 2013, the award-winning iPin is a laser pointer designed for your iPhone’s 3.5mm headphone jack. With the accompanied iOS app, you have a professional laser pointer that uses very little power from your iPhone. Due to the innovative design of the iPin, it also outputs less heat compared to your average gas station laser pointer.
- Headphone adapter
- instruction guide
You can view an unboxing of the iPin below.
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To use the iPin, just insert it in your iPhone, download the application, make sure that the iPin is on, and press the button in the middle of the screen.
The app for iPhone can also connect to your Windows or Mac with a host application. This allows you to use the iOS app to control your presentation over WIFI or Bluetooth with just a flick of your thumb. If you need to use the mouse, the app also allows you to use your iPhone as a trackpad. The app can be customized to fit your needs and even features a countdown timer to make sure your presentations never run too long.
You can even leave the iPin in the headphone jack if you need to take a call. Just turn the iPin off and answer the call.
The iPin truly makes your iPhone the ultimate professional laser pointer, perfect for any presentation. It uses little power and doesn’t affect answering phone calls. You don’t need to worry about extra batteries; as long as your iPhone is charged you can use it any time. Although I couldn’t use the iPin with my Otterbox Defender case there is a cable extension that will be available soon. They also hope to release an android app sometime early next year.
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The iPin went on sale in late October in North America. It is available now on their website and at other major retailers for $49.99. Although it’s pricey, the added convenience of being able to leave it in all the time makes up for it. To find out more about the iPin visit ipinlaser.com
We give the iPin AlienBabeltech’s Innovation award because of the form factor and design of the accessory. We like where the product is going and we look forward to the iPin 2.0.
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