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Gold-plated Smartphone Pays Tribute to Cecil the Lion

Gold-plated smartphone for Cecil

You’ve probably heard about Cecil the Lion right now. His story has been making the rounds on the internet and social media, where enraged users have condemned the horrible way he was brought down by a hunter. In his memory, UK company Goldgenie has released a limited 24k Gold smartphone priced at $2,470. The device is gold plater, and on the back is an engraved portrait of the fallen lion, along with the caption “For Cecil and his Kingdom.”

Ten percent of each sale will go to the Friends of Hwange Trust, the organization that’s working to preserve Cecil’s home, the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Only 99 will be made.

You can find more information about the phone here.

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Neoring for Smartphones: One Stand to Mount Them All

Neorings

Can your ring do what the Neoring can? The Neoring comes with a strong Neodymium magnet attached onto a crown made from stainless steel. Wear it when you want, and take it off to prop your device up whenever you want to use it as a stand.

It works in conjunction with the Neodisk and the Neotack. The Neodisk, an unobtrusive steel backing, is meant to be attached to the back of your device, while the Neotack is a steel mount you can stick on most surfaces to convert it into an instant holder for your phone or device. Tack the Neotack onto the wall, on your car, on your boat, or on the fridge– the choice is yours.

The Neoring is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $50 will get you the full Neorings package.

[ Neoring ] VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

Deal Of The Day: 26% Off On Quirky Apple Accessory Bundle

Quirky Apple Accessory Bundle

 

How do you keep your cords in order? If you simply roll them around your device before stuffing it in your bag, then be prepared to buy a new pair of earphones or chargers a few months down the line. Because unless you’ve got a reinforced one, then you’ll soon have a busted cable on your hands.

Fret not! Cord management just got a whole lot easier with the Quirky Apple Accessory Bundle. The set includes a Cordies pop, Pivot Power pop, Powercurl mini, Powercurl 60W, and Wrapster pop. Each of these work to stow those wires away neatly or maximize space so you want end up with a mess of cords. It’s currently available for $36.

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Foldio 2 Lets You Take Studio-Quality Pics on the Go

Foldio 2 Pop-Up Studio

These days, the image quality that you can get with some smartphones can rival those of images taken with an actual camera. That said, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that people use smartphones to take pictures of stuff they’re featuring on their blog or selling online. The Orange Monkie team knows this, which prompted them to come up with the Foldio last year.

This time, they’re back with Foldio 2– an upgraded version of the mobile studio that’s twice the size of its predecessor. It comes with three backdrops and is lit by dual LED strips which provide more-than-adequate lighting for your shoot.

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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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Portable is a Flexible, Wearable Smartphone

Portal Wearable Smartphone

You don’t have to worry about Bendgate with the Portal, because its makers let you know upfront that it bends and is definitely more flexible than your average smartphone. The Portable was designed to be a wearable phone, so it should bend to follow the natural curve of your arm. It’s also shatterproof and waterproof for up to 10 meters, so you can wear it even when you’re hard at work or play.

Portal is built with a multicore CPU that comes with 2GB of RAM. Its 3200 mAh battery is also flexible, as expected, and can last for up to 8 hours of talktime. Continue Reading

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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Deal Of The Day: 63% Off On The 3-In-1 Mobile Lens Kit

3-In-1 Mobile Lens Kit

Phoneography. If you own a smartphone, then you’ve no doubt dabbled in a lot of it. Phone makers are releasing phone after phone with camera upgrades that are better than the last. Now you can do even more with your phone’s camera (and take more artsy pictures!) with the 3-in-1 Mobile Lens Kit.

Included is a fisheye lens, wide-angle lens, and macro lens that you can use to take 180-degree fisheye, far away, and close-up photos, respectively.

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World’s First Gold-Plated iPhone 6 is Now Up For Grabs

iPhone 6 Gold

The most blinged-out phone in the market has to be the iPhone. Those with money to burn have commissioned custom iPhones time and time again, adding jewels and crystals and even coating it in precious metals. The iPhone 6 is no exception, as a gold-plated custom version of the phone is now on sale.

Gold & Co., is offering a 24-karat version of the newly-released iPhone 6, and word on the street is that big-name celebrities, athletes (including Floyd Mayweather Jr.), and royalty (some UAE royal family members) are interested in owning one. The basic gold-plated version is priced at $50,000, while the bejeweled ones can go up at $130,000.

All that for a phone with an upgraded version coming in a few quarters or so? Whoa!

VIA [ Damn Geeky ]