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Foldio is the First Foldable Studio for Smartphones

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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

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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 ]

Google’s Nexus 4 Gets a Hundred Dollar Price Cut

Google Nexus 4 If you’ve been thinking about getting a Nexus 4, then Google just made your decision easier. They’ve generously slashed $100 from the price of their flagship smartphone, bringing the price of the Nexus 4 down to $199 for the 8GB version and down to $249 for the 16GB version. Talk about a crazy deal!

Few smartphone companies make the moves that Google does, so when they do, you’ve got to pay attention so you don’t miss out. The Nexus 4 has specs that still hold up a year after its release, with its 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 resolution display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM.

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Cordli iPhone Case Keeps Your Headphone Cord Out of the Way

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Things can get pretty messy with your earphone cord if you don’t have one of those holders or wire clips to keep them in place while you’re using them. The clips do a decent job of keeping the wires neat, but then there’s the hassle of where to put them when you want to use the entire length of your earphones. I’ve lost my fair share of these clips because they’re often so tiny that you don’t really notice when they slip out of your pocket or purse.

An alternative is the Cordli iPhone case. It has snakelike grooves on the back where you’re supposed to push the wire into. It promises to get rid of the “cord bulge” and allows you to adjust the cord to a length that you’re comfortable with by holding the excess in its grooves.

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iCracked Fixes Up Smashed iPhones So They’ll Almost Be Good as New

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Dropped your phone? Cracked the screen? Dropped it into a puddle of water? Fret not. The guys at iCracked can help you out. They’re a start-up that promises to fix up your phone, regardless of the shape it’s in. You don’t even have to drive anywhere or ship your phone out to a repair service, because iCracked’s repair technicians will come to you.

Aside from repairing busted-up devices, iCracked now offers a buyback service and are offering protection plans that start at $6 a month. These are options that you might want to check out, especially if you’re a particularly clumsy phone user.

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Prong PocketPlug Case Lets You Charge Your iPhone, Minus the Wires

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The Prong PocketPlug case makes charging your iPhone infinitely more convenient. All you have to do is slide your phone into the case, pull out the prongs, and plug it into an outlet. The case is specially convenient when you’re travelling since there are no more docks, chargers, or wires to deal with.

The disadvantage is that you won’t be able to use your phone comfortably while it’s charging, since it’s attached upright on the socket. If you prefer corded charging, then you can tote along your wire since the case has a micro USB port on the side.Continue Reading