Articles by Ian Fuchs

Ian, Senior Review Editor at MacTrast, has been an Apple enthusiast for years, starting in 2000 with an iMac and iMovie. In college, Ian developed skills and further interest in all things Apple. Ian's expanding skill set increased his love for Apple's products. Now the owner of an iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPhone 6S Plus, Apple TV, MacBook, MacBook Pro, numerous iPods, and a classic G5 Mac Pro, he is "pretty familiar" with Apple's products. Ian resides in Chicago, works as a Programmer & Systems Analyst at a college, loves his dog more than probably normal, spends most of his free time with his wife and plays various instruments (drums, guitar, piano, trumpet).

Review: Mpow MLens V1 – Clip-On Lens Kit

Posted on 09/03/2016 by Ian Fuchs

Making your iPhone pictures look “cooler” doesn’t need to cost a fortune, and our friends over at Mpow sent me their MLens V1 3-in-1 lens kit, and I have to admit, it’s kind of cool.

Review: ReVu – On The Fly Video Editor

Posted on 06/03/2016 by Ian Fuchs

While there are some very fancy apps on the market that can do very nitty-gritty reframing, cropping, or scaling, most of them are intimidating or scary. A new app to the App Store – ReVu – is very different.

Review: Zand – An Elegant iPad Stand

Posted on 15/01/2016 by Ian Fuchs

Zand is an aluminum stand with a smartly designed base, which lifts your iPad two or three inches from the desk, and gives it a great Apple-esque look.

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Review: Shine Earbuds – Give Your Music A Pulse

Posted on 23/11/2015 by Ian Fuchs

The Shine Earbuds aren’t your standard pair of bluetooth buds, with an illuminated neck strap that glows to improve visibility and add an element of “cool” when running or working out.

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Review: iStand – A Delightfully Simple Laptop Stand

Posted on 14/10/2015 by Ian Fuchs

Many third-party companies have developed stands and docks for your laptop, raising the screen 5 to 8 inches, putting it at a more usable viewing angle for a better desktop experience. Inateck have thrown their hat in the ring with the iStand Aluminum Laptop Stand, bringing an Apple design aesthetic to the office.

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Review: Taco Dual – Stereo Bluetooth Speakers

Posted on 11/09/2015 by Ian Fuchs

The Taco Dual are a pair of bluetooth speakers that offer up stereo (left/right) sound, for a richer listening experience. Not only do the speakers offer a great sound, but they also have a unique design that stands out in a sea of rectangular boxes.

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