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Everpurse is a Phone-Charging Purse

Everpurse

The holidays is a time of joy, laughter, and cheer. It also happens to be one of the most busiest times of the year. Lately, I find myself chasing after time, and juggling work, homework, blogging, and everything else is starting to make me more absentminded than usual. I’ve become so absentminded that I left the house three times last week with zero battery because I forgot to plug my phone into the charger.

Whether you forgot to charge your mobile or need to rush out mid-charge, the Everpurse will definitely come in handy for you. It looks snazzy on the outside, but it also happens to be a portable phone charger on the inside. The purse’s special charging pocket has a dock connector at the bottom which hooks it up with your device, so you won’t have to fish for cords while you’re on the go.

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They Could Be Real One Day: Air Bags for Your Smartphone

Smartphone Airbag

The first time I dropped my phone, it had nary a scratch on it. The second time I dropped it, the screen cracked and it was time for a new phone. The thing is, people drop their phones every day, and protective cases don’t really do much protecting, since they usually break along with the phone.

So to deal with this, the smart, creative, and kooky folks at Honda’s concept lab came up with air bags for smartphones. It hooks up with the phone’s accelerometer, which can detect when the phone has been dropped. Once it does, the air bags are deployed for a (hopefully) safe landing with nothing breaking upon impact.

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Safety Mode Locks Your Phone, So You Can’t Text While Walking

I’ve sure you’ve seen the clip above a few times before. It’s of a girl using her phone while walking in the mall. She’s completely oblivious as to where she’s headed that she falls into the foundation while texting. A lot of people get into accidents or scrapes because they pay more attention to their mobile phones instead of their surroundings.

Japanese cell phone provider DoCoMo wants to change that by adding a voluntary “safety mode” feature on their phones. The phone locks when it detects that the user is on the move and displays the following warning: “Using your smartphone while walking is dangerous. The phone senses you are walking. Please stop.”

If it’s an emergency and the user does need to use his phone while walking, he can tap the close button on the screen to use the phone for ten seconds, or hold down the power button to use the phone for five seconds.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Foaster is a Toaster-Inspired Dock for Your Smartphones

Foaster

Foaster looks like a miniature toaster, but you won’t be able to toast slices of bread using it. Instead, you’ll be able to charge two of Apple’s newer-generation devices, specifically the iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C, with this. Granted, it’s not something that you absolutely need to have, but if you’re looking for a new dock with a clean and minimalist design, then this might just be the dock for you.

Foaster’s toaster-like design looks great in your kitchen (beside your blender and actual toaster, even) and eliminates messy and tangled cords since you can charge two phones at once. It comes with two built-in MFI-certified Lightning connectors and USB cables, and comes in four neat color combinations: white or black body with silver or champagne gold aluminum trim).

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Foldio is the First Foldable Studio for Smartphones

Foldio

Most smartphones are equipped with shooters that rival digital cameras. In fact, some phones capture images that are better than those captured using digital cameras, giving rise to something called Phoneography. Studios are built for standalone cameras, so isn’t it high time for smartphone camera subjects to have their own studios, too?

Orange Monkie seems to agree with this, which is why they came up with Foldio. It’s dubbed as the “first foldable studio for smartphones” and its creators boast that users will be able to take studio-quality pictures with the ultra-portable studio.

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Postifier Lets You Know When Snail Mail Arrives

Postifier

Remember the days when people communicated by wire and by post? We’ve come a long way since then, since the advent of the Internet brought about near-instant ways to send notes and messages, such as through email and SMS. Call me old-fashioned, but nothing quite beats receiving a letter in the mail. There’s just something about reading someone’s message from a handwritten letter versus an email on the browser window.

The only snail mail that most people get these days are bills and catalogs. For that reason, most people I know don’t really check their mailboxes often. However, you can change what you receive in the post by sending letters and postcards out first to friends and family from other states and continents. Wait a while, and your mailbox will be filled with letters once more. And so you won’t needlessly check your mailbox anymore, you can install the Postifier.

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BitLock is a Digital, Keyless Lock for Your Bike

BitLock

With the advent of apps and hardware that allowed people to enter their homes with a digital key, it’s high time the technology was used for commute-related purposes. Specifically, for bikes. BitLock is a U-lock that is part of the keyless bike lock system that lets cyclists use their smartphones to unlock it instead of an actual, physical key. This means added convenience to most bikers, especially those who habitually forget their keys.

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Rumor Mill: Google’s Nexus 5 to be Released on October 30th

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There’s no denying that Google came up with a phone that’s worth every buck with the Nexus 4. It’s got impressive specs for the display and the hardware, and it sports a sleek design on the outside too. Forgive me if I sound biased, but it’s the second smartphone that I got and after making the switch from iOS, I’m finding that it meets most of my expectations and more. 

But will Google raise the bar and do it again with the Nexus 5? The phone hasn’t been released yet, but speculation is running high regarding its specs and release date. Rumor is that Google will be unveiling their latest smartphone by the end of the month, as a case for the device was recently spotted on Amazon’s Italian site.

The release date? October 30th. It makes sense for the case to be released on the same day as the phone, right? So that’s what a lot of people out there are going with.

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‘Hana Yakiniku’ Brings the Smell of Meat to Scentee

Can’t afford to buy meat for dinner? Then you’ll just have to pair that bowl of rice with the smells of meat instead.

Apparently, that’s the idea behind the Hana Yakiniku, which is actually Japanese for ”nose grilled meat.” It’s the newest cartridge that’s being offered by Scentee, which is an app that basically brings the concept of smell-o-vision to smartphones. In the case of the Hana Yakiniku, users will be able to take a whiff and breathe in the delicious smells of grilled short ribs, ox tongue, and buttered potatoes.

The scent cartridges and Scentee phone attachment is meant to be used with the Scentee app. Once it’s fired up, users can choose the scent they want to smell. The promo video that they’ve released for the meaty cartridge instructs users to eat plain white rice after breathing in the mouthwatering meat scents. As ridiculous as it seems, I can imagine people who would actually do it.

The Hana Yakiniku will be available on November 15, 2013.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]