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TowlHub Holds Paper Towels, Charges Phones

Towlhub

 

It’s a towel holder, it’s a charging hub–no, it’s the TowlHub and it’s actually both. Everyone needs a holder for paper towels because it’s just inconvenient to use them without one. At the same time, people use their mobile devices so much that they need to be recharged every day (or a couple of times a day, if they’re really used that much.)

So presto: instead of being just one or the other, the TowlHub combines both so you can make the most out of your space and your towel holder. Win-win.

The TowlHub retails for $49.99.

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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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Theater In Your Pocket: Cardboard Smartphone Projector

Cardboard Smartphone Projector

Sometimes, some things are more fun or better when done at home. Like watching a movie, for instance. You don’t have to worry about being seated next to a jerk or phone hogs who keep using their phones in the dark. At home, you can stretch out, relax, and have unlimited popcorn without burning a hole in your pocket while watching the best flicks and movie favorites with your best buds.

You don’t even need to have a top-of-the-line projector. All you’ll need is this £15.99 (about $27) cardboard projector and your smartphone, and you’re good to go.

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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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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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Donor Cable Bracelets Lets You Share Power to Those In Need

Donor Cable

So your phone’s running low on power and you forgot to bring your cable or charger (or both) with you. You’re in the middle of typing out an email for your boss or getting the hang of the game that everyone at your office is playing. Whatever it is you’re doing, you’re desperate for power. Unfortunately, nobody around you has a charger on them either. If only there were some way you could bum some power off of their phones…

Well, if you had the Donor Cable, then that’s exactly what you can do. It was distributed byAzerbaijani cellular network Nar Mobile to anyone who bought an Android phone. It starts out as a bracelet but unfolds to turn into a cable that allows you to connect your phone to someone else’s for battery power transfer.

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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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