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Transform Your iPhone Into a Spy Camera With Peek-I

Peek-i

Whatever your reasons are for wanting to spy on your surroundings or the people around you, then here’s something that can help you out: the Peek-I, which is basically an attachment for your iPhone that’ll let you see around corners or areas at odd angles that you normally won’t be able to see with your eyes alone.

Peek-I is meant to go over your camera lens, where it works its magic by reflecting images this way and that to let you check blind areas and take images at a 90-degree angle.Continue Reading

Wake Up to the Smell of Deliciousness: Oscar Mayer’s Bacon Alarm Clock

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Whoever invented alarm clocks got it all wrong. If you want to get people out of bed, then you might want to give them a better reason to do so. A wailing alarm clock (with an occasionally defective snooze button that makes the entire process a hundred times more annoying) is clearly not what most people have in mind.

Alarm clock makers should take a cue from Oscar Mayer. They’ve come up with the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app and iPhone dongle duo that basically wakes people up with the delicious scent of bacon.

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Bumprz Anti-Cases are For Minimalists

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If you’re a fan of minimalist phone cases, then you’ll love Bumprz for sure. It’s not a case in the traditional sense because it’s actually comprised of four steel bumpers that are meant to be attached on all four corners of your phone. The coolest part? It seems to work better than other cases that cover the entire back of your device.

So how does Bumprz work? It emphasizes protecting the corners of your phone, which sustains the most damage when it’s dropped. In effect, it also prevents the seam of the screen from hitting corners. Bumprz is constructed from a strong metal and attaches to your phone using a 3M adhesive which directs “the forces from the impact to the face and side of the device where the device can handle the high compressive and shear forces without failing.”

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VGA Connector Stand: So That’s Where It Went!

VGA Connector Phone Stand

 

What’s hot one moment can quickly go obsolete in the next. The VGA connector has been a staple in terms of connectors, but someone could come up with an alternative any moment now to replace it. Before it completely disappears (and goes out of style?), the enterprising folks at Meninos decided to hollow it out and transform it into a stand for your smartphone.

A suction cup is attached on one end to hold your phone in place, while the rubber stand is shaped with a flat bottom so that it can rest steadily on any flat surface. The VGA Phone Stand is available for $8.90.

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Power Brick Battery Pack: Charge It, Build It, Brick It, Mod It

Power Brick Charger

This is probably the coolest smartphone charger that we’ve seen in a long time. Built from lightweight materials, the Coi+ Power Brick comes packed with a 4,200 mAh battery pack and four official LEGO bricks that can be attached onto it to transform it into a stand for your device. The entire thing is compatible and connectable with minifigs and the other bricks that you have in your LEGO stash.

Put a LEGO Mario on your Power Brick or customize it with your initials using LEGO bricks. The possibilities are endless–as long as you’ve got the bricks for them, that is.

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μGO Provides Expandable SD and Micro SD Storage for Android

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Need some extra storage space for your pictures, movie files, documents, and MP3s? No problem. If you’ve got an Android device, then μGO has got you covered. It’s a small device that promises to extend your phone or tablet’s storage capacity via SD or micro SD. The µGO itself comes with both an SD and microSD card slot so you can transfer data between your phone storage and memory card without any trouble and without having to hook it up to a computer.

Additionally, µGO also lets you charge and sync without having to remove it, as it also comes with an auxiliary micro USB port. It seems like they thought of everything, doesn’t it?

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Boeing’s Black is a Self-Destructing Smartphone

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Boeing has a top-secret phone in the works, and unfortunately it’s going to stay top-secret until its completion because it’s only going to be sold to government agencies. Dubbed as “Black,” it’s a smartphone that has a self-destruct feature when it’s tampered with, so the secrets and data it holds will remain a secret forever.

Boeing’s Bruce Olcott explains that the phone “will be sold primarily to government agencies and companies engaged in contractual activities with those agencies that are related to defense and homeland security. The device will be marketed and sold in a manner such that low-level technical and operational information about the product will not be provided to the general public.”

The phone will reportedly come with dual SIM card slots, a removable battery, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. The phone will be able to operate on the GSM, WCDMA and LTE networks.

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A New Kind of SMS: Smoke Messaging Service?

iPhone Smoke Signals Case

 

Back in the day, our ancestors used to communicate to one another using nothing but smoke signals. Now you can do as what they did in the past (with slight modifications) with the SMS case, with SMS standing for “smoke messaging service.” It’s a case designed by Dennis de Bel which hides a chamber filled with lamp oil inside.

When the button on the side is pressed, the case heats the lamp oil up to produce wispy clouds of smoke. Of course, in order to respond via smoke as well, others will also have to have an SMS case or another contraption that can produce smoke.

Seems a little backward in this day and age of instant communication, so maybe that’s one point Dennis wanted to touch on with his project.

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PhoneSoap Charges Your Phone And Sanitizes It, Too

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Would you press your cheek against a toilet seat? I wouldn’t. But like me, you probably wouldn’t think twice about picking your phone up and holding it up to your face to make or answer a call. But here’s the kicker: a study done a few years ago has revealed that some phones are actually dirtier and more germ-infested than toilet seats.

It makes sense, considering how people don’t really wash their hands before tapping the screen or wipe their phones down with alcohol regularly. If this little tidbit bugs you, then you might want to get the PhoneSoap. It’s a charger that also works as a phone sanitizer. Just pop your phone into the chamber and activate the built-in UV-C lamps to sanitize your phone in just four minutes. It comes with a built-in 5V USB port, which works with most phone cables nowadays.

The PhoneSoap Charger is available for $50.

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