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noPhone: A Non-Phone That Forces You to Socialize

NoPhone

A group of four, seated at a table, waiting for lunch to be served but they’re hardly talking, much less looking, at one another because each one is so busy swiping and tapping on their smartphones. It seems like everything’s wrong with this picture, but it’s a sight that’s getting more and more common to behold.

Cue the release of the noPhone– a revolutionary non-phone that brings back the social in social gatherings. It’s a “toilet-resistant” fake phone with no camera, no Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity, and no phone functions. In fact, it’s more like a paper weight than an actual phone except for its shape.

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One More Thing Your Phone Can Do: iPhone Laser Pointer

iPhone LAser Pointer

 

What can you do with your iPhone? Or better yet, the question should read: what can’t you do with it? First and foremost, it’s obviously a phone. Then it spins off into a camera, an audio and video recorder, a note pad, an organizer, a fitness tracker, a video game console, a music player, a map, and so on and so forth.

The capabilities of most smartphones are extended further with accessories like the iPin iPhone laser pointer. Dubbed as the “world’s smallest laser pointer,” the iPin fits right into the iPhone’s 3.5mm earphone jack. The entire thing weighs less than a gram and is powered by your phone, so there’s no need to replace batteries at all. The iPin also has an on/off switch so you don’t have to take it out when you want to use your phone in the middle of presentations.

It’s available online for $39.99.

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The Only Throne Your Phone Needs: Iron Throne iPhone Case

Iron Throne iPhone Case

If you don’t have the time or energy to make one of these Game of Thrones-inspired phone stands, then you can just fork 25 bucks over and be done with it. These Iron Throne phone cases are handmade and covered with mini swords and other sharp things all over–in short, just how it should look, seeing as it’s based on the iron throne.

Cases for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 are available, although more cases compatible with other phone versions are in the works.

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Game of Phones: An Iron Throne for Your Phone

Game of Thrones Phone Stand

Who knew you could make something this awesome from styrofoam, cocktail swords, foam tape, and lots of hot glue? A dude who goes by the username of tumb1r was bored one day, so we he went and made a miniature iron throne for his phone using the stuff we mentioned earlier. Okay, so he wasn’t actually bored, because he set out to make one from the get-go, but what he did here is nothing short of impressive.

Hit the break for pictures of the mobile iron throne while it was in the making.

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‘Moments’ App Shows You How Much Time You Spend on Your Phone

Moments App

 

How much time do you spend on your phone in a day? A few minutes? Half an hour? Probably more, especially if you use instant messaging or check for emails a lot during the day. Giving you the exact figure is Moments, an app which tracks how long you used your phone and where you were when you were using it. It uses the collected data to build a map to show you the most frequent location of use.

If you feel like your usage is excessive, then you can set a maximum daily limit for your phone usage using the app. When your time’s up, an alert pops up letting you know it’s time to put your phone down and start living (and interacting) in the real world. It’s available for iOS and can be downloaded from iTunes for $3.99.

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Handiheadset is a Headset That Looks Like Your Hand

Handiheadset

Headsets exist so you don’t have to keep holding your phone up to your ear when you’re making calls. And then there’s the Handiheadset, which is a headset in the form of a hand making the “call me” sign. Designed by Stephen Moore to “make the world a little more surreal,” the Handiheadset is compatible with most mobile phones and PCs.

You might look a little strange with this hand in your face during a video conference, but that’s probably the point.

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Magic Phone Stand: Whatever Floats Your Phone

This phone stand is called Magic for a reason: it makes your phone look like it’s levitating. It doesn’t actually make your phone float in mid-air, but it does look pretty neat, having your phone held in place that way.

The Magic Phone Stand is more than what its name indicates it is, though, because it’s also a charging cable. You might be wondering how that stiff ol’ stand could also be a cable, but, well, New Jersey-based Martinka Magic figured it out and came up with this. The stand was successfully funded on Kickstarter a few days ago, but don’t fret: you’ll be able to order the unique stand-slash-cable soon on its maker’s website.

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Yell ‘Marco’, Wait for ‘Polo': App Turns Finding Your Phone Into a Game

Marco Polo app

 

Remember Marco Polo? Not Marco the explorer, but Marco the game, where the person tagged as “It” yells “Marco” and waits for other players to respond with “Polo” so he can locate them? Well, now you can play the same game with your phone whenever you’ve misplaced it and need to find it.

Marco Polo runs silently in the background on your iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad until you need it. All you have to do is shout “Marco” and your device will respond with “Polo.” Simple enough, right?

You can download the Marco Polo app for $0.99 from the iTunes App Store.

 

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For the Worldly Traveler: SIMPLcase Travelers iPhone Case

SIMPLcase World Travelers iPhone Case

These days, it makes more sense to buy a local SIM than use global roaming on your original plan because of the outrageous rates that most providers charge. Unfortunately, removing and replacing SIM cards will eventually lead to losing one or the other sooner or later, especially if you travel frequently.

The simple solution? The SIMPLcase Travelers iPhone Case with its built-in SIM Card holder, which can hold up to three SIM cards (nano and the regular-sized ones). It also comes with a SIM card eject tool for your convenience.

It’s available from Fancy for $30.

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