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Wear It, Charge It: Cabelet Charging Bracelet

Cabelet Charging Bracelet

 

So you’re in the midst of your usual, hectic day when you realize that you’re running low on power. Well, it’s no problem at all if you’ve got the Cabelet around your wrist, because it’s all you’ll need to charge your device. It’s a braided leather bracelet that’s also a cable in disguise as well. Take it off and expand to reveal the full length of the cable.

The Cabelet is available in Lightning and micro USB, so it’s compatible with iOS and Android gadgets. It’s available online for $25.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Holy Cool ]

Patch It, Wipe It: Microfiber Lens Cleanse Patches

Micro Fiber Lens Cleanse Patches

 

With touchscreens come fingerprints, and with fingerprints come the need for something to get rid of ‘em so you won’t have to deal with messy-looking gadgets. One solution comes in the form of these microfiber lens cleanse patches. They’re small patches of microfiber cloth that you can iron onto any article of clothing, be it the inside of your jacket or your shirt. This way, you’ll be able to get those prints off of your screen anytime, anywhere.

They’re available in packs of three from Photojojo for $12. The best part? They come in three different shapes and patterns, so there’s one for every mood or shirt.

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Lymbit Helps You Find Misplaced Stuff Quickly and Easily

Lymbit

If you lose or misplace stuff on a regular basis, then the Lymbit should be on your shopping list. It’s a compact gadget that you’re supposed to hang or attach to the things that you need but habitually misplace. It works in conjunction with an app that lets you locate the missing object. It has a 50-meter range and can be set to send you notifications if you’re outside of this range from the paired objects.

It functions as a pet tracker and as a security system of sorts for your home as well, as it can be set up to detect movements of doors or windows that burglars might use to break into your home.

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Have a Merry Phone-Charging Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Charger You probably won’t have much use for this when the holidays are over, but it’s awesome while the season lasts, anyway. The Merry Charger is a cable that doubles as a string of Christmas lights, making the mere act of charging your smartphone into something more festive than it actually is. Plug it into a charger, laptop, or power bank and watch the lights shine and twinkle while your device powers up.

You can still plug it in for the lights even when you don’t need to charge anything anymore. The Merry Charger is available online for $20.

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Flic: One Button, Many Functions

Flic

Flic sounds too good to be true, but yet it’s here– well, almost here, anyway, since it’s currently up for funding on Indiegogo. It’s a wireless smart button that can be be programmed to perform a host of functions at the push of a button. It works in conjunction with the Flic app so you can assign which tasks to let it perform when you click, double-click, or hold the button.

Here are just some things it can do: take a picture, control lights, play music, find your phone, open the door (by working with your home automation system), navigate, share your location, and send a message.

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Taco Bell’s New App Lets You Order Food, Skip The Line

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It’s lunchtime and your bowels are seriously hankering for a beating? No better way to go about it than to stuff your face with some tasty Taco Bell. But hey, that long line just to place an order? Ain’t nobody got time for that, so Taco Bell’s just released an new iOS and Android app that not only lets you place your order before you even reach the restaurant, but also customize each item to your liking and pay from your phone. The company won’t actually make the food until you reach your closest location in order to safeguard its “freshness”, but at least you won’t have to wait an hour while hungry patrons stare at the menu while making their minds up; there will be dedicated mobile pickup lines, separate from the regular lines. Interestingly, the app uses your location to determine when to prompt you to confirm you’re ready to have your food prepared. When you accept the prompt, the order is sent directly to the kitchen and your name will be called when it’s ready.

[ FastCompany ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Pickup Power

Pickup Power

Just like that, our lives are now (sort of) run by mobiles. Smartphones, tablets, smart watches, music players… each one plays a part in your daily life, whether it’s for work or for play. However, each one is just as useful as a paper weight when it’s out of juice. That’s where Pickup Power comes into play.

It’s a power strip with three AC outlets plus a portable, removable battery that you can take and go to charge your device while you’re on the go. It’s available with either a 4,000 or 6,000 mAH battery.

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Do You Check Your Phone Too Often? Checky App Will Help You Keep Track

Checky-app

How many times do you check your phone in a day? You might not know the exact number now but there’s an app for that if you’re curious. It’s called Checky, and it was developed by Calm.com to help users keep track of their phone-using habits by monitoring usage. The app also keeps track of where the phone was checked for additional stats.

All you have to do is install the app and you’re good to go. At noon, Checky will let you know how many times you checked your phone the previous day. You can download Checky for Android here and for iOS here.

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Oru is a Smartwatch That Can Charge Your Phone, Too

Oru smartwatch

Of all the smartwatches on the market, Oru seems to be one of the smartest. So it hasn’t exactly hit the shelves yet, since it’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter, but the features that it comes with makes it a top contender for the title. The Oru is the first ever smartwatch that comes with a dual display: a full-color hi-res TFT touch screen and a low energy E-paper display so it can stay on 24/7 without draining the battery. Flipping from one display to the other is easy as pie, since all you’ll have to do is pull the watch crown and rotate.

The Oru runs on both Android and iOS and is powered by an 800 MHz single core processor with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of storage. Speaking of batteries, did we mention that the smartwatch also comes with a built-in power bank so you can charge your other mobile devices on the go?

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