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CamFind Lets You Search for Stuff By Taking a Picture


So you have a picture of a bottle with foreign text on it. You can’t read it and you certainly can’t search for it conventionally since you can’t type the foreign characters. What you need at this point is a query-by-image search engine like CamFind that will use that image as the query to present you with matching hits.

CamFind will basically turn your camera into a portal to uncover the unknown. All you have to do is point and shoot and the app will take care of the rest.

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iBell Mini Wakes You Up Old School


Whether it’s because metal bells are louder (are they?) or because it’s a thing among hipsters to try bring back old technologies and shoehorn them into new ones (check the USB Typewriter or the Walkie-Talkie for iPhone for reference), but the sight of the iBell Mini sort of tickles us. Let’s face it, it’s a little gimmicky, but if you’re hankering for an authentic wake-up to the sounds of yesteryear, it’s going to cost you all of $17 to make it happen. That’s fortunately not a lot of dollars, however we’re sad to say it only works with older generation phones, since it uses the 30-pin connector.


[ Product Page ] VIA [ GadgetReview ]

Shibaful iPhone Case Wraps Your Phone Around Yoyogi Park


Love the feeling of young grass on your feet? How would you like to experience the same sensation on your hands whenever you reach for your phone? That’s what you can expect when you get the Shibaful case for your iPhone.

It’s a lush case that’s modeled after the grass at the Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. The Shibaful might look like a novelty item, but it’s actually a functional piece of art of sorts. It’s made using electrostatic flocking, where five differently-colored fiber particles are dropped from above. This causes the formation of the distinct grassy texture of the Shibaful.

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Scentee Phone Attachment Lets You ‘Smell’ Messages and Emails on Your iPhone


Manufacturers are working behind the clock to come up with a system that’ll make Smell-o-Vision a reality. This way, people will be able to experience more of what they’re watching by stimulating another sense as they watch the tube. Touch might seem far-off at this point, but smell certainly doesn’t.

Aside from possibly being integrated to televisions soon, a Japanese firm wants to change how you read your email and text messages by letting you “smell” them.

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Drinks in Disguise: iFlask is a Flask That Looks Like an iPhone

iPhone Flask

Clearly, there are a lot of liquids you can pour into these iFlasks that shouldn’t be consumed while you’re at work or attending some show or event where those said drinks are prohibited. Those types of liquids aren’t the ones we’re encouraging you to fill these iFlasks with, obviously, because that’s just one classic example of a supposedly neat gizmo used in a totally wrong way.

It’s pretty clear what the iFlask is, based on its name alone. In case you haven’t figured it out, it’s a flask that’s shaped and designed to look like an iPhone. It can hold up to 5 ounces of your beverage of choice discreetly. In fact, most people wouldn’t be any wiser unless they happen to grab hold of your “phone” and notice something sloshing inside of it.

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Here Is A $15 Million iPhone Crusted In Gold And 26 Carat Black Diamond


The above is ugly. At least, we think it’s ugly. It’s ugly and ostentatious and we show it to you because we’re as amused to learn of its existence as we were when we read about the guy who made himself a $230,000 shirt out of gold. We aren’t going to start making any social commentary on why we think some rich people feel the need to show off their wealth in a tasteless manner, but clearly it happens, and the least we can do is laugh at it. So, what’s with this phone? It was commissioned to British designer Stuart Hughes by a Hong Kong businessman only known as “Joe”. It’s gold plated, crusted with 600 white diamonds, and has a 26-carat black diamond centerpiece as the home button. Joe allegedly paid $15 million for the finished product.

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New Playboy App Lets You Really Read The Magazine “For The Articles”


For the younger generation, the easy access of nekkid pictures online has kind of made the old joke that you read Playboy “for the articles” kind of obsolete. The new generation is increasingly asking “What the heck is Playboy?” But now that the magazine has decided to launch an application for iOS, and that they have to follow the no nudity guidelines, it’s kind of relevant once again. Somewhat.

Scott Flanders, Playboy Enterprises’ chief executive said in a statement:

As the on-the-go extension of the Playboy brand, our new app brings the best of Playboy with original, thought-provoking and enticing bite-sized content that captures our design-driven and discernible style. We’ve rebuilt Playboy for iPhone from the ground up to attract the new generation of Gen Y fans who enjoy the indulgences of the artisanal good life and modern culture.

So… how good are the articles? Is it worth paying $2 for an application to a nudie mag… with no nudie pics?

VIA [ Geekosystem ]

Rise is the Smart and Simple Alarm Clock App That You’ve Been Waiting For

Rise Alarm Clock

Getting up every morning to go to work is one of the hardest things to do…if you love sleep as much as I do. If you’ve been late more times than you should’ve this year and can’t really make yourself go to bed earlier the night before, then you need a simple but smart alarm clock app that you can count on, like Rise.

It sports an easy-to-navigate interface that takes full advantage of your iPhone’s touch, gesture, and swipe controls.

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Stick a Whooz On It: Give Your iPhone Chargers a Face (And a Personality)

Whooz Charger

If there’s more than one iPhone user in the household, then there are bound to be arguments about who stole whose charger, since there happens to only be one on the table where there should be two. End the charger wars once and for all with Whooz’s quirky labels that will give your charger a face and a personality to boot.

There are two sets of labels available for iPhones: the Character set, which features four very distinct and very loud-looking personalities, and the Color set, which features four colors for the less daring iPhone owner.

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