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Bric+ Case for iPhone 5 / 5S Aims to Provide Users with 2.5X Extended Battery Time

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Those of you who’re not happy with the battery time of your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S should give Bric+ Case a look, which is compatible with both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. The case is manufactured by Sudong Cho and Bricwave and aims to provide an extended battery life, almost 2.5 times more than the original battery, thanks to the Li-ion built into the protective case. According to the company, the case can provide up to 25 hours of talk time compared to 10 hours on the original iPhone 5. Additionally, the case also comes with a Lens at the back, giving users 3.5 times optical zoom to help you improve your photography capabilities. The project is currently on Kickstarter with a $65000 funding goal, before they can start production of the case. If you think this is a good idea, head over to Kickstarter and make the pledge.

[Kickstarter] via [Geeky Gadgets]

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.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ C|NET ]

A Wireless Charger For The iPhone 5 For $25

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Love it or hate it, it’s no secret that the iPhone is trailing competitors in some areas. Specifically, there are some hardware changes that Apple fans have been clamouring for for years, and Cupertino seems to be ignoring. High among that list is wireless charging (alongside a bigger screen, NFC, etc.). The Qi wireless charging standard has been established for years, but there’s no word on when or even if it’ll ever be integrated into the iPhone. This means that the most common way to recharge the phone wirelessly is with the help of bulky, often expensive cases.

The iQi Mobile product, however, is neither bulky nor expensive, costing all of $25. It’s a paper thin inductive coil, connected to another really thin strip that plugs into the phone’s Lightning connector. That’s it. It’s slim enough to be sandwiched between your soft case and the phone, and as soon as it’s hooked up, you just have to drop your phone on a charging pad and watch the battery replenish. If you don’t have a charging pad, you can get one in the same order for an extra $40. This is on a fully funded IndieGogo campaign, so you should be expecting delivery around December 2013/ January 2014.

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[ Project page ] VIA [ Geek.com ]

Print You Own iPhone Keyboard On A Piece Of Paper

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Maybe you find the keyboard on the iPhone a tad too cramped? Your big meaty fingers make a mess of everything? Maybe you’d be better off giving this application a look, then. It’s called Paper Keyboard and involves you physically printing a special keyboard on a piece of paper. You know, like people did in 2006? Print stuff in 2D? Right, so once the keyboard is printed, you place your phone in the specially designated area and its front facing camera takes care of the rest. Its “sophisticated algorithms” track where your fingers are and register the key presses. You’re then free to use that text in other applications.

Now… we’re not sure about this one, cool as it sort of sounds at first. If you’re able to print something, there’s a good chance there’s a full computer nearby, no? So why not just use that? Like, this could be useful if you have to type a really long email and don’t want to stare at a tiny keyboard for the whole thing. But if there’s a computer nearby… what’s the point?

In any case, it’s free to download and try out, though they’ll ask for money if you want to use the in-app chat application.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Ubergizmo ]

Want an iPhone 5S? This Stock Finder App Will Let You Know When It’s Back In Stock

iPhone Stock Finder

Despite the lukewarm reception to the iPhone 5S, it seems like Apple has not lost their touch because the phone is consistently out of stock in a lot of stores. Either that, or Apple is taking their sweet time to manufacture the phone. If you’re one of the many who are waiting in line for an iPhone 5S (especially the gold edition, since that one sold like hotcakes), then you might find this web app by Mordy Tikotzky useful.

It’s an iPhone Availability Tracker that promises to send you an email alert when the iPhone 5S model that you want is in stock again at your local store. All you have to do is enter your zip code, email address, and the iPhone model and carrier you want, and you’re good to go.

The service is being offered for free and is only available for those in the US.

VIA [ C|NET ]

For Cryin Out Loud, iOS 7 Does Not Make Your iPhone Waterproof!

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4Chan is at it again. Unbelievable as it seems, they’ve managed to convince some stellar specimens that iOS 7 would make their iPhones waterproof. The result? Bricked iPhones, of course. They distributed a fake ad designed in the same style as Apple adverts on social media sites, which claimed that the new OS would allow their phone to shut off “its vital parts” in the event that it detected being submerged. Yeah…

We’re going to go ahead and assume OhGizmo! readers know better, so take this article as more of a “wow, can you believe people would fall for that” type of post, rather than a serious PSA. But, well… you never really do know and assuming is generally a bad idea. So uh, folks, please don’t drop your phones in the water, ok?

VIA [ The Telegraph ]

Cordli iPhone Case Keeps Your Headphone Cord Out of the Way

Cordli

Things can get pretty messy with your earphone cord if you don’t have one of those holders or wire clips to keep them in place while you’re using them. The clips do a decent job of keeping the wires neat, but then there’s the hassle of where to put them when you want to use the entire length of your earphones. I’ve lost my fair share of these clips because they’re often so tiny that you don’t really notice when they slip out of your pocket or purse.

An alternative is the Cordli iPhone case. It has snakelike grooves on the back where you’re supposed to push the wire into. It promises to get rid of the “cord bulge” and allows you to adjust the cord to a length that you’re comfortable with by holding the excess in its grooves.

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iCracked Fixes Up Smashed iPhones So They’ll Almost Be Good as New

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Dropped your phone? Cracked the screen? Dropped it into a puddle of water? Fret not. The guys at iCracked can help you out. They’re a start-up that promises to fix up your phone, regardless of the shape it’s in. You don’t even have to drive anywhere or ship your phone out to a repair service, because iCracked’s repair technicians will come to you.

Aside from repairing busted-up devices, iCracked now offers a buyback service and are offering protection plans that start at $6 a month. These are options that you might want to check out, especially if you’re a particularly clumsy phone user.

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New iPhones Out? Yawn… At Least Denny’s Had Something Interesting To Say About It

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Yeah… so Cupertino released some new iPhones yesterday. Anything exciting? Not by a long shot. The iPhone 5 guts, now in a plastic casing, with multiple colors available, and sporting the “iPhone 5C” moniker. And the iPhone 5S, a faster iPhone 5 with a fingerprint scanner. Oh. So. Exciting. Bigger screen? Nope. NFC? You’re funny. Better battery life? What is this, bizarro-land, where Apple still leads the innovation landscape? Come on… At least Denny’s was quick to come out with a funny ad, partly mocking the new phones. There it is, up there, reminding you that the popular franchise always has pancakes smothered in Gold (like the butter), a dig at the fact that the former-Jesus phone now comes in a champagne hue, in addition to black and white. Maybe it’s not completely mocking, as much as it is riding the wave of media coverage surrounding yesterday’s announcement, but all things being considered, we felt more excitement for Denny’s creativity than Apple’s efforts on the phone front this time around.

VIA [ Mashable ]