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Want This: Metal Gear iDroid Smartphone Case

Metal Gear Smartphone Case

Fans of Metal Gear will be able to identify the inspiration for this iPhone case at first sight. If you were thinking of the iDroid, then you’re spot on. For non-fans, it probably helps that a sign reading “iDroid” has been placed right beside the case itself.

The iDroid is a walkie talkie-slash-holographic map projector featured in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the case pretty much looks exactly like it. The obvious downside is that the case is definitely on the bulky side. Heck, it even adds an antenna to your antenna-less iPhone, so if you’re looking for something sleek and compact, then this is clearly not it.Continue Reading

Bumprz Anti-Cases are For Minimalists

Bumprz

If you’re a fan of minimalist phone cases, then you’ll love Bumprz for sure. It’s not a case in the traditional sense because it’s actually comprised of four steel bumpers that are meant to be attached on all four corners of your phone. The coolest part? It seems to work better than other cases that cover the entire back of your device.

So how does Bumprz work? It emphasizes protecting the corners of your phone, which sustains the most damage when it’s dropped. In effect, it also prevents the seam of the screen from hitting corners. Bumprz is constructed from a strong metal and attaches to your phone using a 3M adhesive which directs “the forces from the impact to the face and side of the device where the device can handle the high compressive and shear forces without failing.”

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So This is an iPhone Case Made From Chocolate

iPhone Chocolate Case

 

Phone cases come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. One of the most unusual we’ve seen so far are these iPhone cases made from blocks of dark chocolate. The cases are a result of a love project by Grove, which is a designer of handcrafted wooden tech accessories, and Charley Wheelock of Woodblock Chocolatete.

The edible chocolate cases are compatible with the iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C. Like most cases, they allow access to the phones various ports and buttons. They’re described as being sleek and thin, and even smooth to the touch. They probably won’t stay that way, especially if the phones are being used in the sunny outdoors.

Grove co-founder Ken Tomita explains: “This was a great opportunity for us to team up with another locally owned business and combine our crafts to create something even Wonka would be envious of. They’re not for sale, mainly because we can’t keep making them without gunking up our machines, but don’t worry, all the manufacturing waste is being recycled in our bellies.”

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A New Kind of SMS: Smoke Messaging Service?

iPhone Smoke Signals Case

 

Back in the day, our ancestors used to communicate to one another using nothing but smoke signals. Now you can do as what they did in the past (with slight modifications) with the SMS case, with SMS standing for “smoke messaging service.” It’s a case designed by Dennis de Bel which hides a chamber filled with lamp oil inside.

When the button on the side is pressed, the case heats the lamp oil up to produce wispy clouds of smoke. Of course, in order to respond via smoke as well, others will also have to have an SMS case or another contraption that can produce smoke.

Seems a little backward in this day and age of instant communication, so maybe that’s one point Dennis wanted to touch on with his project.

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iLikey: PUSH iPhone Case is Also a Wallet–At the Touch of a Button!

Push iPhone Case

Back then, the one thing that most people grabbed before they headed out the door were their wallets. And now, decades later, people are forgetting their wallets more and more because it’s their phones that they’re grabbing at the last minute instead.

How many times have you had a truly D’oh! moment upon realizing that you left your wallet, cards, and license in lieu of your phone? It’s times like these that Push will be able to prevent completely, because it’s a phone case that also happens to be a wallet at the same time. It’s not the first case-and-wallet hybrid to hit the shelves, but it’s definitely one of the most discreet and well-put together cases of its kind.

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Clip It, Protect It: ReelKlip Smartphone Protection System

Reel Klip

People drop their phones all the time. Whether it breaks or not depends on the protective case (or lack thereof) and the build of the phone itself. It also depends on whether or not the user is using a smartphone protection system, like ReelKlip. Most people don’t bother because they can be bulky and a pain to use, but ReelKlip is neither of the two.

It’s a discrete system that basically tethers your phone to where the clip is attached, so it won’t ever reach the ground if you drop it or fall out of your pocket inadvertently when you’re on the go.

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La Fonction is a Mobile Workstation You Can Carry Around

La Fonction Mobile Workstation

Working out of the office can be such a pain sometimes. Sure, things are a whole lot easier and more convenient with the advent of laptops and tablets, but there are a bunch of things that you can’t take from the office with you when you go. Like your workstation, for example, because that would just be impractical, not to mention nonsensical.

The good thing is that there’s an alternative, and it’s the La Fonction mobile workstation. It folds up neatly into a briefcase when you’re traveling. When it’s open, it has designated slots and pockets for your pens, papers, files, and other stuff that you normally need or use when you’re working.

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iPhone Cases Light Up to Reveal Jolly Patterns Whenever You Get a Call

LED Phone Case

These bright and festive iPhone cases are just in time for the holiday season. The cases are clear and have special, holiday-themed patterns etched on the back. What makes them different are how they sort of magnify the effects of the LED flash for alerts feature that’s available on iOS devices.

Essentially the LED on the back of the phone flashes whenever the user has a call or message. When the case is on, it “distributes” that flash, for lack of a better word, illuminating the entire case in the process. I think it’s just right for the season.

The cases are available for $19.99 each.

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They Could Be Real One Day: Air Bags for Your Smartphone

Smartphone Airbag

The first time I dropped my phone, it had nary a scratch on it. The second time I dropped it, the screen cracked and it was time for a new phone. The thing is, people drop their phones every day, and protective cases don’t really do much protecting, since they usually break along with the phone.

So to deal with this, the smart, creative, and kooky folks at Honda’s concept lab came up with air bags for smartphones. It hooks up with the phone’s accelerometer, which can detect when the phone has been dropped. Once it does, the air bags are deployed for a (hopefully) safe landing with nothing breaking upon impact.

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