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Brik Case Lets You Customize Your MacBook And MacBook Airs With LEGO

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In today’s mass-produced market, individuality comes at a premium. There’s a number of ways in which you can make your personal items stand out from the hordes of other identical ones out there, but the Brik Case is one of the more creative ones we’ve come across. Made for MacBooks and Macbook Airs (2013 or later), the case simply clips on to your laptop and allows you to stick any number of building blocks on it from LEGO, Mega Bloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, and even K’NEX! It’s fun because you can constantly re-arrange them and modify your “artwork” to your heart’s content. A $35 pledge gets you a Brik Case as well as a bag of 100 1X1 Bricks, so you can get started customizing as soon as you open the package.

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Oaxis inkCase i6 Puts an eReader Screen On The Back Of Your iPhone 6

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Some of you may have looked at the Yotaphone with some lust. You know, it’s that crazy Russian phone with two screens, one of which is an eInk display? Yeah, nice phone, but getting yourself a Yotaphone also means giving up your iPhone 6, and that won’t do. So take a look at Oaxis’ inkCase i6 instead. It features its very own 800 x 480 4.3″ anti-glare eInk display that communicates with your mobile via Bluetooth. This way you can display any number of things while using no power from your device, things like the weather, wallpapers, sports score tracking, etc. And since the eInk only uses power when being updated, the integrated 300mAh of battery, small as it seems, should be enough to last for several days without needing a charge.

There’s no word on price or availability, other than “this spring.”

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Watch What Happens When This DeLorean iPhone Case Reaches 88mph

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Remember that Batmobile iPhone case from a week ago? Well, retailer Bandai is back with another cool case, and this time it’s a DeLorean. Right in time for 2015’s BTTF2 “future”, the case lights up when you get a call, and various ports let you access common buttons as well as create an opening for the camera. So that means your phone will remain mostly functional while you can still proclaim to the world “well, damn, I may not have a hoverboard like I was promised, but at least I got my DeLorean phone.” Which is totally not something anyone would say, and is just filler fluff we had to write because there’s really not much else to say about the $50 case.

“It’s a $50 DeLorean iPhone 6 case that lights up and stuff.”

That would have done it.

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Tactus Phorm Brings Magically Rising Buttons To The iPad Mini’s Keyboard

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Hearing people cry about the lack of physical feedback when typing on a touchscreen used to be a familiar thing five years ago. Now it’s not as common, since most people have adjusted, but there apparently still are enough out there to warrant creating products like the Tactus Phorm. It’s a special case that wraps around your iPad Mini and that normally looks like any other old case… but toggle a switch on the back and, just like that, you’ll see physical buttons magically morph on the screen! The transparent shield on the product is filled with a special liquid that semi-solidifies on demand, creating an optional physical keyboard when you feel you need it, and disappearing when you don’t. Users have reported a moderate increase in typing speed, but a definite improvement in typing satisfaction. The better part of this story is that despite the use of pretty innovative technology, the Tactus Phorm isn’t phenomenally expensive: $99 as a pre-order right now, or $150 when it hits retail this summer.

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Deal Of The Day: 64% Off On MOTA Smartphone Battery Case

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The skinny: a $35 iPhone 6 case that carries a 3,800 mAh battery. That’s 125% the amount you have on your phone to start with so you’ll more than double your run time with this case. The MOTA Smartphone Battery Case also is made from lightweight and sturdy materials to keep your phone protected, has 4 LED lights to easily indicate the percentage of power remaining, and comes with a built-in kickstand for comfortable video viewing. All this for $35? That sounds like a deal to us.

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This Case Keeps Your iPhone On A Leash

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Ok, just admit it, you probably should keep your iPhone on a leash. You’ve dropped and shattered the screen a couple of times, haven’t you? Or maybe you put it on a table, got distracted and walked away? Look, it’s ok, it happens a lot and that’s why the Highline case exists. It’s specially designed to let you attach a coiled leash to it, so you can stop worrying about losing or damaging your phone. The leash features a Kevlar core so that it’s flexible yet secure, and it attaches to the case thanks to a patent-pending locking mechanism that uses the Lightning connector and a notch on the case. Sure, you’ll look a little special, but if you’re the clumsy type, that’s a small price to pay to keep your phone safe. The Highline Case will set you back $30 for the iPhone 6, and $35 for the 6 Plus.

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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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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.

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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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