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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 ]

Deal Of The Day: $30 Off On ProPhotoX For iPhone 5/5S

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The iPhone camera is one of the most used on the planet, responsible for documenting more than one colourful breakfast and duck-style smile over the years. But if only it was rugged enough, it could also be used for documenting action shots, instead of today’s default, the GoPro. Well, slip it into the ProPhotoX, and you can do just that. It’s a “rugged but sleek” case that is waterproof up to 33 feet, and offers drop protection up to 30 feet. Additionally, it features interchangeable lenses to amplify the types of pics you can take. “A Macro Lens for intense detail at 10x magnification, a Telephoto Lens providing optical 2x zoom for action shots, a 175° Fish-eye Lens to increase your field-of-view and a Waterproof Flat Lens to take your photography into the depths.”

It’s normally $150, but today you can use the following coupon codes to knock $30 off the price. For International customers, use coupon “photo1“, while US customers can use “photo“.

[ $30 Off On ProPhotoX For iPhone 5/5S ]

Deal Of The Day: 43% Off iPhone 5/5S Bluetooth Keyboard Case

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Hate it or love it, the iPhone is not about to get a physical keyboard. Most of us are ok with this by now, but there’s a legion of ex-Blackberry users and old-timey types who still long for the warm fuzzy feels that only a physical keyboard can provide. This Bluetooth Keyboard Case has such a keyboard, and it’s made specifically for the iPhone 5/5S. Just slide the phone in, slide the keyboard down, and peck away. Bluetooth takes care of the connection, while the typing surface offers up 50 keys for your communication needs. That includes numerals, symbols, brightness adjustments and even music playback controls. Normally you’d be expected to pay $69 for it, but after today’s deal it’s $39.

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[ 43% Off iPhone 5/5S Bluetooth Keyboard Case ]

Deal Of The Day: 14% Off On DodoCase

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Oh no, not another iPhone case, right? Yeah, well it is. But that’s ok because we so rarely cover them, and well, this one’s kind of neat. The DodoCase makes your iPhone 5 and 5S look like a little book.

Handcrafted in San Francisco, each iPhone case features a book-like exterior made from high quality fabric, an innovative, reusable adhesive for attaching the device to the case, and an elastic strap to hold the case securely closed.

Remember dead tree books? They’re still around, and there’s a certain nostalgia in disguising your modern breakfast-logging machine as an old-school booklet, so we kind of dig it. There are 8 colours available, and instead of having to pay $35 for it, you can have it for $29.99.

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[ 14% Off On DodoCase ]

This iPhone Case Will Light Your Cigarete

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There are iPhone cases for just about any function, and you can now add ‘cigarette lighter’ to that list. The Supernova iPhone Case contains a heating element that gets hot enough to get your cancer stick going… and that’s all it does. The advantages is that none of your friends will steal it, the way that lighters tend to get “misplaced” once they’ve been lent out. It’s rechargeable through MicroUSB, just like most gadgets out on the market today.

$35

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SMS Case Sends Smoke Signals

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This is an iPhone case that makes messaging less, not more, efficient. The SMS, by artist/hacker Dennis DeBel, stands for “Smoke Messaging System” and it uses a rather bulky oil vaporizer to generate wisps of smoke on command. You then record these “signals” on the rear facing camera and send the video over to your friends for interpretation. We suppose that if you want to communicate secretly, in a made up smoke signal system, this is the thing for you. But the problem is it’s not a real product, only something of a prototype that has no real plans for commercialization.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

UpperCup: Because Phones Are Like Cars, And You Can Never Have Too Many Cup-holders

Really, how much commentary is necessary here? You’re looking at an iPhone case that doubles as a cup holder. Just insert your Starbucks liquid crack in there, and text away without having to find another place to put your drink down on. Is it necessary? No. Is it useful? Marginally. Is it cool? No comment. Will you even be able to hold your phone properly, with the weight of the coffee pulling it forward? The physics department is still in discussions.

We’ll tell you this: it’s $25 for the iPhone 4/4S and $5 more for the iPhone 5. And it might not even come to market, unless the IndieGogo campaign reaches $25,000, which it’s very, very far from at the moment.

Will people buy this in droves just because of the novelty, and the ability to walk around looking like a tool? Or will we just snicker a little, tell our roommates “hey, check this out!” and move on?

[ Product Page ] VIA [ BitRebels ]

These iPhone Cases With (Fake) Swappable Ears Are, Well, All Ears

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Ever wanted to appear like you aren’t on the phone even when you actually really are? Well, at least at first glance, anyway? Then you’ll probably want to check out these All Ears iPhone cases by Fred and Friends that are literally all ears. This isn’t the first time that someone decided to make a phone case featuring the body part where they’re likely to be used on, but these are probably some of the quirkiest ones I’ve ever seen.

These will also give you more bang for your buck because you’re sort of getting six different cases in one. The All Ears case comes in two versions: the guy version and the girl version. Each comes with a hard-plastic clear case and six different ear inserts that range from tame ears to wild and crazy-looking ones.

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