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Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid

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The days of having pictures printed on actual physical paper that you can hold in your hands are pretty much gone. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t lost anything in the transition. There was a certain magical element to being able to pass a bit of paper around your group (rather than a heavy and breakable smartphone), right after the pic had been taken. Heck, there’s even more nostalgia when stumbling on an old Polaroid stuck between old papers. So that’s why we have a soft spot for Prynt. It’s a case for Android and iPhones that will contain a tiny printer and up to 30 sheets of paper. The current prototype takes around 50 seconds to print one picture, but the hopes are that by the time all the hardware elements are properly integrated, this figure will be cut down to about 30 seconds.

Prynt is the brainchild of a French startup, who is now looking for funding and is planning a Kickstarter early next year. So expect to hear back from this product in the months to come. Expected retail price will be a very affordable $99.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ TechCrunch ]

ComfortWay iPhone Case Provides Cheap Data Roaming

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Modern smartphone have transformed our data usage habits, which is fine as long as you’re in your home country, paying your reasonable rates. But the minute you travel you expose yourself to exorbitant roaming charges. ComfortWay is working on a pretty cool Travel Case for the iPhone 5/5S, and 6, that could give you up to 200MB a day for as little as $2/day. The case contains a configurable SIM that will download the proper carrier settings as soon as you launch the companion app, after arriving at your destination of course. Once logged in, it turns itself into a WiFi hotspot that your iPhone (and up to 9 other devices) then connects to. Oh, and did we mention there’s a 2,400 mAh battery in there as well?

The protocol is HSPA+, which boasts speeds up to 42Mb/s; that’s plenty fast even for HD video. After you’ve reached the 200MB cap, speeds are reduced to 128Kbps. It’s a pay-as-you-go type of product, with credits easily added through Visa, MasterCard or Paypal, in the companion app.

All in all, it sounds like a great product, but seeing as it’s a Kickstarter, it’s far from being available. A pledge of $79 will save you a spot, but that’s the Early Bird pricing. And if it does reach its goals, expect to see the case around May 2015.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Deal of The Day: 30% Off On Retro Classics Nintendo & Gameboy iPhone 6/6+ Cases

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If you’re over 25, there’s a good chance you feel pretty nostalgic about the GameBoy and the Nintendo Entertainment System. These were staples of our childhood, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to pay homage to our past in any way we can. How about these cool iPhone 6/6+ cases that mimic the GameBoy and Nintendo look? They’re not like the cheap silicone cases you’ve seen already for previous generation phones. These are tight fitting plastic cases that will protect your phone from scratches, while preserving all the phone’s functionality thanks to strategically placed cutouts. Better yet, they’re at $14 after today’s deal.

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World’s Thinnest Case Preserves The iPhone 6’s Unnecessary Thinness

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Apple could have made the iPhone 6 about a millimeter thicker and no one would have noticed. Instead, they made them this thin, and a camera sticks out the back like a sore thumb. On your back. Bravo, Apple, bravo. But regardless of how you feel about this potentially boneheaded decision, you might still want to keep your phone protected while taking advantage of the appreciated, but totally unnecessary, thinness. To this end, take a look at this case from Spigen. Made from polycarbonate and a discoloration-preventing urethane coating, this case is only 0.4mm thick. Less than half a millimiter! We wouldn’t write about cases normally, but a case this thin deserves at least a passing mention. It’s $25 for either model, and comes in five different hues.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ DamnGeeky ]

The Selfie Brush Is The Pinnacle Of All That’s Wrong With Humanity

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Well, that’s a bit of a hyperbole right there we suppose, especially in light of a rampant ISIS and growing tensions in Eastern Europe… But to find out about the existence of a hairbrush/iPhone case hybrid does sort of highlight where our priorities seem to lie, here in the first world. You can apparently now safely ignore what’s going on in our planet while de-tousling your hair using a brush that also holds your iPhone. Yes, the Selfie Brush even has an integrated mirror, so you can do some final touchups before you go ahead and snap that pic, because well, the front-facing cam on the phone apparently isn’t good enough. Right?

Whether or not this $20 accessory sells is not even the point, now. Someone, somewhere thought it was a good idea to invest some time and money making this, and that alone speaks volumes.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Deal Of The Day: 22% Off On PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case

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We’re making great technologic strides in many fronts, but batteries, as much as they’ve improved over the years, still lag behind. It’s hard to get through an entire day with an iPhone without plugging it in, so as long as you don’t mind the extra bulk, cases like the PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case are a godsend. While it does add an extra few millimetres of width, it does pack 2,100mAh, which is enough to charge an iPhone 5/5S 1.25 times over. The output is a healthy 1A, which means you can get a full charge in 2 hours. Yes, all the other functions are still accessible, and the high quality metallic rubber composite material provides ample protection for your device. Normally costing $90, you’ll have to spend all of $69 to get this through this deal.

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Deal Of The Day: 38% On iZZi Slim, The 4 Lens-In-One Ultimate Photo Kit

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The slow death of the point-and-shoot in favour of the convenience of the cellphone camera means that a vibrant ecosystem of accessories always seems welcoming to yet another entrant. You’ve seen the detachable iPhone lenses that allow you to take macro, fisheye, macro and wide-angle shots, but you’ve likely not often seen them done in the way that iZZi Slim does it. This iPhone 5/5S case features a rotating wheel with lenses attached, which means you can quickly switch from one lens to another. This is convenient, because you don’t have to fish around your accessory bag while the shot you want to take vanishes. The lenses are a Fisheye lens, a 2x Telephoto Lens, a Macro Lens, and a Wide-Angle Lens. Normally costing $155, it’s $95 today.

[ 38% On iZZi Slim, The 4 Lens-In-One Ultimate Photo Kit ]

InkCase Plus Lets You Have An Energy-Efficient eReader Display Slapped Onto Your Android Handset

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A few friends once mentioned, as they were preparing to drop $600 for a new smartphone, that they were excited at the prospect of using it to read books. Little did they know that most smartphones’ batteries don’t quite hold up to extended use of that sort and gave up on their efforts relatively quickly. Well, these people might want to take a look at the InkCase Plus. It’s a dedicated, modular e-Ink display that nestles into a specially made case. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and is able to go up to 19 hours without needing a charge. This means that you can read a book with no trouble, as well as use it for a variety of other things, like displaying a shopping list, notifications, boarding passes, etc. The device only uses power when it changes what’s on display, which allows it to literally sip on its battery for days at a time. Only turn on your phone’s giant, battery-devouring screen when you really need it.

Sure, it’ll add some bulk to your phone, although not that much: it weighs 45g and is only 5mm thick. The best part is that you can get in on the action for as little as a $79 pledge at the moment. It’s for the Galaxy S5 at the moment, though the company says that if there’s enough interest they can make cases for other devices.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

No Thanks: Giant Isopod iPhone Case

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Is it an isopod? An arthropod? We’re no taxonomists and we really have no idea at the kind of life form we’re looking at. But we do know that it’s one of the strangest iPhone cases we’ve come across, and it’s definitely one you should be getting if you’re into being stared at in public transport. You’ll have to pay $80 for the silver version, and $120 for the gold one. They’re only making 500 of these, so any buyer can feel that they have something really special. As if sticking a giant… animal of some kind wasn’t special enough.

It seems to be Japan only at the moment.

VIA [ NewLaunches ]