iPad Transparent Keyboard Accessory

Video: Awesome accessory puts transparent physical keyboard on your iPad’s screen

By on April 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Video: Awesome accessory puts transparent physical keyboard on your iPad’s screen

Tactus Technology is a startup that has developed an accessory that can create transparent keyboard buttons on top of a touchscreen display. The company is working with Taiwan-based Wistron, Business Insider reports, to manufacture such a keyboard case accessory for the iPad, which should start shipping later this year. More →

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LogmeOnce USB Stick Kickstarter

Video: Meet LogmeOnce, the single most useful USB stick ever created

By on April 11, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Video: Meet LogmeOnce, the single most useful USB stick ever created

Is the world ready for the Swiss Army knife of USB sticks? LogmeOnce, a new Kickstarter project that’s aiming to raise $50,000 for its multipurpose USB stick, is betting that it is. LogmeOnce is a USB attachment that will not only securely store and encrypt your data but will also act as a secure password vault and a phone charger.  More →

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Star Trek CommBadge Siri and Google Now Communicator

Video: Star Trek-like communicator does Siri and Google Now, but no teleportation

By on April 10, 2014 at 3:31 PM.

Video: Star Trek-like communicator does Siri and Google Now, but no teleportation

Inspired by the Star Trek communicator, CommBadge is a new Bluetooth-enabled accessory for smart devices that’s currently in Kickstarter phase and is looking to raise $20,000 to bring the device to market. The device is described as a “miniature speakerhone with really big sound,” that’s like “Apple’s CarPlay for your body.” More →

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Micro 3D Printer Kickstarter Funding

Cheap 3D printer raises $1 million on Kickstarter in just one day

By on April 8, 2014 at 2:11 PM.

Cheap 3D printer raises $1 million on Kickstarter in just one day

Micro, an unusually sleek 3D printer, is about to hit $1 million in funding on Kickstarter just a day after it started raising funds. The project hits the sweet spot for anyone interested in 3D printing as it might be the first commercially viable $300 3D printer the world has ever seen. More →

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USB Type-C Images

Future smartphones will finally have reversible charger connectors, and here’s what they look like

By on April 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Future smartphones will finally have reversible charger connectors, and here’s what they look like

As much as Apple fans complained when the company began launching new devices with a Lightning port that replaced the old 30-pin port, having a nice tiny connector that is still reversible was a nice change. As any Android smartphone, BlackBerry handset or Windows Phone owner can tell you, having a microUSB connector inevitably means trying to plug in your charger the wrong way at least half the time. Upcoming smartphones will no longer feature the same annoying connector, however, and we can now see the reversible USB connector of the future for the first time. More →

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Leef Access MicroSD Dongle for Android

This tiny dongle can solve your Android storage worries

By on March 27, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

This tiny dongle can solve your Android storage worries

Leef on Wednesday announced a new accessory for Android smartphones and tablets that can help users solve any storage-related issues, especially for devices that don’t have a microSD slot that would offer support for storage expansion. The Leef Access is a tiny dongle that can extend the memory available on Android devices by supporting additional microSD cards. The device plugs directly into a microUSB port and it’s just 9mm thick, which means it won’t be extremely bulky compared to the mobile device it connects to.

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HTC One M8 Dot View Case Review

The first smartphone case ever that I actually want to use

The first smartphone case ever that I actually want to use

By on March 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

I hate smartphone cases. Hate, hate, hate. They are indeed a necessary evil for many users, since protecting one’s investment of several hundred dollars is obviously a smart move. But smartphone makers spend thousands of man hours and millions of dollars in their efforts to make these devices thin and gorgeous… and then we cover them up with hideous, bulky cases built out of $1 or $2 worth of gross plastic. It’s a crime.

Personally, I never put cases on my phones. I just can’t stomach it. As readers who have read my reviews in the past are well aware, I value design far too much to cover up all these great looking phones with some flimsy plastic. I would rather enjoy my phone and roll the dice.

It comes as something of a surprise, then, that I am actually considering slapping a case on the most gorgeous smartphone ever created.

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Apple iPad Stylus Patent

New Apple patent reveals more details on its possible iPad stylus

By on March 20, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

New Apple patent reveals more details on its possible iPad stylus

“Nobody wants a stylus!” Steve Jobs once famously said. However, it looks like Apple is seriously rethinking this proposition because a new patent spotted by AppleInsider gives us some fresh details on how the company might incorporate a stylus into its iPad. More →

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Bulletproof Smartphone Screen Protector Test

Video: This is what happens when you shoot a ‘bulletproof’ iPhone

By on March 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Video: This is what happens when you shoot a ‘bulletproof’ iPhone

Earlier this week we wrote about the Holy Grail, a new smartphone screen protector that maker Sir Lancelot’s Armor touted as being made from “bulletproof” glass. Yes, there was a reason that we put the words “bulletproof” in scare quotes: While such glass may indeed be the same type of glass used in bulletproof windows, it probably wasn’t strong enough to stop an actual bullet from doing serious damage to your iPhone. And sure enough, Ars Technica has decided to do yeoman’s work by actually firing a gun at a Holy Grail-equipped iPhone… and the results were not pretty. More →

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Best Smartphone Screen Protectors

Meet the smartphone screen that’s made from ‘bulletproof’ glass

By on March 18, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

Meet the smartphone screen that’s made from ‘bulletproof’ glass

OK, so you probably shouldn’t try firing a rifle at your smartphone, even if it is wearing the new Holy Grail smartphone screen protector that maker Sir Lancelot’s Armor says is made from “bulletproof” glass. Nonetheless, it does seem that the Holy Grail will give your gadgets the best protection around, provided you’re willing to pay between $31 and $55, depending on the phone or tablet it’s made for. However, Sir Lancelot’s Armor CEO Jon Cyr puts this price into context by noting that “fixing broken screens costs an average of $250.” So really, the $31 you’re paying for a Holy Gail smartphone screen is just insurance to make sure you don’t have to pay more down the line.

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LG Wearable Stylus Accessory

LG has designed a hideous smart slap bracelet that doubles as a stylus

By on March 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM.

LG has designed a hideous smart slap bracelet that doubles as a stylus

LG may be working on a new device that can be worn by the user, although it won’t be an Internet-connected smart wearable gadget. Instead, LG may launch a colorful stylus that could be used with smartphones and tablets, and worn on the wrist when not needed. The device, made “for LG Mobile,” looks very much like an old slap bracelet from the 90’s, although it has a stylus tip at one end. @evleaks has obtained an image showing the accessory, but the device does not have a commercial name and it’s not known when it will actually be launched. More →

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Galaxy Core Advance Accessibility Accessories

Samsung has three accessories to improve Galaxy accessibility

By on March 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Samsung has three accessories to improve Galaxy accessibility

Samsung on Friday announced three smartphone accessories that should improve accessibility on certain Galaxy devices – namely the Galaxy Core Advance – for users that can’t interact with smartphones in usual ways. These are the Ultrasonic Cover, the Optical Scan Stand and Voice Label. More →

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