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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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Bluelounge’s Sanctuary4 4-amp Charging Station is the Only Charger You’ll Need

Bluelounge-Sanctuary4-4-amp-Charging-Station

Most people don’t stick to just one gadget or mobile device. There’s one phone for work, one phone for personal use, a tablet for on-the-go browsing and gaming, and so on and so forth. Even if they did, they’d most likely need more than one charger if there are several people (each with their own device) in the household.

If you find yourself running out of outlets for all the charger and aren’t a fan of power strips, then Bluelounge’s Sanctuary4 4-amp Charging Station is a potential solution.

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Charge, Connect and Locate Your Smartphone Plus Store Stuff with GOkey

GoKey

So you’re thinking of going on a trip. Your phone might be sleek and compact, but its accessories aren’t. You’ve got an external memory card to store extra stuff, a locator that comes with a sticker and a remote in case you lose your phone, plus a charger completer with its cord to power up your phone when it’s running low on juice. You might as well get a bag to store all this stuff…or you could skip everything and just get the GOkey instead.

The GOkey is a compact device that functions as all of the above, minus the bulk. It fits easily into your keyring so you won’t have to think twice about it, since you wouldn’t leave the house without your keys now, would you?

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Backpacker Phone Case is a Stand, Earbud Holder, and Amplifier

Backpacker Case

The Backpacker phone case has a lot of things going for it, with the exception of being sleek or thin because it’s neither of those. Rather, the case makes your phone look like the hunchback of iPhone-dame (sorry, couldn’t resist!), but that hump right there is where all its extra functionality lies.

For starters, you can pull it out to turn the case into a stand for your phone. At the same time, it serves as an amplifier to give your phone’s speaker that extra boost. Lastly, you can push it back to its dome form and roll your earphones to store it and get them out of the way.

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Lunecase Eclipse is a Smart Case for Your Smartphone

Lunecase

 

You’ve seen one case, you’ve seem them all. Or have you? The Concepter team brings something new to the table with the Lunecase Eclipse, which is a case for your smartphone that’s equally smart. It has the capacity to receive notifications from the iPhone and display an icon accordingly at the back to let you know when you’ve got a new message or incoming call.

The coolest part is that it’s powered by electromagnetic energy, which is emitted and surrounds most devices, including your iPhone. In short, it doesn’t need any batteries and it doesn’t need to be charged to power up.

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The iLuv Selfy is the Smartphone Case For the Selfie-Obsessed

iLuv Selfy Case

Love selfies? Then you’ll love the iLuv Selfy smartphone case, which was designed for users who take selfies and groufies almost obsessively. The case is simple and unobtrusive enough. But the selfie factor lies with the remote trigger functionality, as it comes with a detachable remote at the back to trigger the phone’s rear camera.

Aside from added convenience, the case gives the would-be selfie and groufie takers to pose and compose themselves before taking a shot. Since the shutter is triggered remotely, they also have ample time to position themselves to make sure that no one’s head gets cut off in the shot.

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