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Tag Archives: smartphone

Elektra Nails Are Styluses That You Can Wear On Your Fingertips

Elektra Nails

If you’re looking for a stylus that’s as compact as they come, then look no further than Elektra Nails. These are styluses that you can wear on your very own fingers. They’re actually shaped like fake fingernails, only they’ve got capacitive tips instead of being all sharp and pointy so you can tap, write, and doodle on your smartphone or tablet’s screen easily.

They come in a neutral color, which makes them appropriate for use by both men and women. The latter group of users will be happy to know that the nails are easily customizable, as the surface can be painted over with nail polish.

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Clip It, Protect It: ReelKlip Smartphone Protection System

Reel Klip

People drop their phones all the time. Whether it breaks or not depends on the protective case (or lack thereof) and the build of the phone itself. It also depends on whether or not the user is using a smartphone protection system, like ReelKlip. Most people don’t bother because they can be bulky and a pain to use, but ReelKlip is neither of the two.

It’s a discrete system that basically tethers your phone to where the clip is attached, so it won’t ever reach the ground if you drop it or fall out of your pocket inadvertently when you’re on the go.

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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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