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Gold-plated Smartphone Pays Tribute to Cecil the Lion

Gold-plated smartphone for Cecil

You’ve probably heard about Cecil the Lion right now. His story has been making the rounds on the internet and social media, where enraged users have condemned the horrible way he was brought down by a hunter. In his memory, UK company Goldgenie has released a limited 24k Gold smartphone priced at $2,470. The device is gold plater, and on the back is an engraved portrait of the fallen lion, along with the caption “For Cecil and his Kingdom.”

Ten percent of each sale will go to the Friends of Hwange Trust, the organization that’s working to preserve Cecil’s home, the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Only 99 will be made.

You can find more information about the phone here.


Kira Clip-On Ring Light Will Help You Capture Angelic Selfies


Ring lights make subjects’ eyes have that ethereal glow sought after in many cosmetics advertisements. Or many advertisements, period. It’s an easy gimmick to add a little flair to any photograph, and the Kira Clip-On attachment for your phone wants to help you get that effect with your selfies. Created by Japanese photographer Julie Watai, the Kira Ring Light will be powered by AAA batteries, so it won’t drain your phone’s. The light’s intensity will also be adjustable. It currently seems to be at the prototype stage, and we have no word on pricing or availability, though the idea is that it’ll go up for crowdfunding soon.


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The Lumenati Cinematic Smartcase Turns Your Phone Into A Videography Powerhouse


Combining the modern convenience of an iPhone 6’s touchscreen, high-density optical sensor, and sharing capabilities with the old-school cachet, ergonomic form factor, and coolness of a retro lo-fi camera, the Lumenati Smartcase could quickly become the hipster’s favourite method of capturing video.

Cinematographers simply pop their device into the Lumenati CS1 just as grandpa would load an 8mm film cartridge. The lightweight, portable unit allows anyone to frame and film a steady, stable shot with the pull of an intuitive trigger. A cold shoe allows filmmakers to attach lights, microphones and extra handles for sport shooting. The real-time viewfinder allows WYSIWYG capabilities even in bright light, a feature that is elusive to modern mobile devices. Lenses can be swapped to shoot in wide angle, fisheye and telephoto.

The Lumenati CS1 uses an optical-quality glass lensing system. Our lenses range from wide angle to telephoto and deliver crisp stunning images. The lenses are designed for high resolution HD cameras and when paired with the CS1 create the perfect look for any occasion. Standard 58mm interchangeable lensing provides even more versatility with available super wide and fish eye lenses.

If it works as advertised, the Lumenati could be a fun way to capture footage. It’s a $200 to get your own, which comes with a wide-angle lens.


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Five Minute Journal App Helps You Find Joy Every Day

Five Minute Journal App


A little bit of positivity every day will go a long way. That’s the premise behind the Five Minute Journal app, which feeds you inspirational quotes and asks you to list down things you’re grateful for on a daily basis. You’ll also be asked to snap a photo depicting the highlight of your day, which can be a great pick-me-up when you’re down in the dumps or when you’re having an off day.

You’ll be surprised at how moods and perceptions can change in a matter of five minutes. The app is available on iTunes for $4.99.

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New Screen Protector Gives Your iPhone an On-Screen Back Button


The new iPhone 6’s are bigger, especially the 6 Plus. This is great for watching videos, but not so much for reaching across the screen and pressing the back button that many applications place on the upper left corner. This makes one-handed operation a little harder, so the folks behind the Halo Back Screen protector saw an opportunity. You’re looking at a glass screen protector with an added capacitive touch channel that adds a “Back” button on the bottom left of your screen. Basically every time you press the bottom left area of the screen, your touch signal is relayed to the top left, where the back button normally is located. In this way you can more easily navigate iOS 8, despite the gargantuan proportions of Apple’s flagship handset. And if you want your own, it’ll only cost you $17.


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What Envy? This Giant Lens Attaches To Your iPhone 6


Spying on your neighbours… Isn’t that America’s favourite past-time? You could try to be inconspicuous about it and just peek through your blinds like a normal person. But this is America, and if you’re gonna go, go big. That’s why we’re digging the Super Spy Ultra High Power Zoom 80X Telescope. It’s meant to be used with an iPhone 6, and will provide you with an eye-opening 80X zoom. That’s enough to make out faces from 100m away! It comes with a tripod, which lets you adjust height and pivot the entire ridiculous contraption 360 degrees. And it can also be used without a tripod, although that’s pretty obvious. There’s a cloth carrying case, since the 395mm long telescope does collapse down to a more portable size. And unlike the similar looking dSLR telephoto lenses that cost 5 figures, the Super Spy Ultra High Power Zoom 80X Telescope costs only $220. That’s some serious spying on the cheap.

Ok, look, no… we’re not going to condone looking through people’s windows and stuff, because that’s probably not legal. We’re not sure. So, uh, look at birds and stuff, ok?


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Watch What Happens When This DeLorean iPhone Case Reaches 88mph


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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This Case Turns Your iPhone 6 Into a Mini Batmobile

Case Batmobile

Your iPhone 6 is cool enough as it is. But you can make it even cooler by dressing it up in this Batmobile case by Bandai. As implied, the case looks like a miniature version of Batman’s ride. It doesn’t just protect your device from scratches and damage in case you drop it; it also comes equipped with LED lights that alert you to incoming calls or messages. It also uses your phone’s flashlight to “turn on” the Batmobile’s headlights and taillights.

A neat extra feature is the emission: just turn the switch to project Batman’s logo on the wall.

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


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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