Indiegogo Bleep Charging and Backup Cable

Meet Bleep, a simple iCloud alternative for backing up all your nude pictures

By on September 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Meet Bleep, a simple iCloud alternative for backing up all your nude pictures

Bleep is a smartphone accessory that has already passed its $20,000 goal on Indiegogo with 51 days left in the campaign, which means it will become an official product ready to fix two particular problems smartphone users have – charging the battery of their device and simultaneously backing up their personal data on it. More →

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Roam Ropes

Beats cofounder takes on Apple with futuristic new headphones

Beats cofounder takes on Apple with futuristic new headphones

By on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Apple’s recent $3 billion acquisition of Beats shocked the tech world for a number of reasons. For one, it marks the first time Apple will take on and manage a non-Apple brand. For another, Beats’ core strategy — sell mid-quality, high-cost headphones by marketing them to young consumers as “cool” — doesn’t seem to align with Apple’s product strategies. But the deal is done, and now we sit back and wait to see what new products Beats comes up with under Apple’s wing.

One man isn’t content to sit around and wait, however. Beats cofounder Steven Lamar has broken away from his former company and on Thursday, he announced innovative new headphones called Ropes that aim to rocket wearable audio accessories into the future. More →

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iPhone 6 Reversible USB Cable

Here’s another way the iPhone 6 might disappoint you

By on September 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

Here’s another way the iPhone 6 might disappoint you

We hope you weren’t getting your hopes up too much that Apple was going to just give you a cool new reversible USB cable when you bought the iPhone 6. 9to5Mac directs our attention to a new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says that Apple’s new reversible USB Lightning connector won’t be shipping with the iPhone 6 and it’s not clear whether Apple plans to release the new connector at all. Kuo says that Apple believes the reversible USB connector will offer only “limited improvements to overall user experience” and thus won’t be worth the extra money to ship with the iPhone 6. More →

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Samsung Gear Circle Headphones

Apple definitely isn’t suing Samsung over these things

By on August 28, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Apple definitely isn’t suing Samsung over these things

Here’s an accessory that you definitely can’t accuse Samsung of copying from anyone else. In addition to announcing its Gear S smartwatch earlier on Thursday, Samsung also took the wraps off a new set of headphones designed to compliment the device that are certainly original, to say the least. More →

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QBracelet Battery for iPhone and Android

This stylish smart bracelet gives you a smartphone battery boost when you need it most

By on August 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

This stylish smart bracelet gives you a smartphone battery boost when you need it most

The QBracelet from Q Designs is a stylish, lightweight, unisex bracelet that packs a 1,160mAh battery capable of delivering that extra battery boost for your smartphone when you’re on the go – that’s more than 60% of a full iPhone 5s charge, according to the company. The bracelet is currently available for pre-order on the company’s website for $79.99 — that’s $20 off the future retail price — and is compatible with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. More →

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Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger

Awesome new Samsung accessory charges up to three mobile devices at once

By on August 21, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Awesome new Samsung accessory charges up to three mobile devices at once

Handset makers have managed to constantly improve battery life for smartphones, although battery life will hopefully be significantly further improved in future smartphone generations. Until then, mobile device users who own more than one device that needs charging will still have to recharge their batteries on a very frequent basis, and often at the same time. For them, Samsung has devised a handy new accessory: The Multi-Charging Wall Charger, which the company says will be available to buy soon. More →

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Samsung Level Headphones Video

This is how Samsung plans to counter Apple’s big Beats move

By on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

This is how Samsung plans to counter Apple’s big Beats move

When IFA 2014 begins next month, Samsung is sure to be focused primarily on mobile hardware, but while we wait to see just how big and powerful the Galaxy Note 4 has gotten, let’s take a look at Samsung’s new premium line of Level headphones. Over the past couple of weeks, Samsung has been publishing videos on its YouTube channel highlighting some of the unique features of the new headphones. More →

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iPhone Thermal Imaging Accessory Kickstarter

Why thermal imaging looks like the next hot smartphone feature

By on August 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Why thermal imaging looks like the next hot smartphone feature

One of the most successful Kickstarter projects right now is Hema-Imager, which has so far secured $86,000 in support. It’s a “wireless thermopile-based imaging device compatible with nearly any smart device” and it features temperature accuracy of 2 degrees Centigrade. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Ultrasonic Cover

The Galaxy Note 4 may come with a very cool accessory you won’t see on the iPhone 6

By on August 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

The Galaxy Note 4 may come with a very cool accessory you won’t see on the iPhone 6

You may not really need an Ultrasonic Cover to get around while using your smartphone, but Samsung is developing one for the Galaxy Note 4 nonetheless, SamMobile has learned. In case you’ve never heard of an Ultrasonic Cover before, it’s designed to help people with vision disabilities and can detect objects nearby thanks to an embedded ultrasonic sensor that provides feedback to the user. Galaxy Note 4 owners will be able to set three levels of range for the ultrasonic beam, including short, middle and long. More →

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Indiegogo Charge Ninja for iPhone and Android

Credit card-sized Charge Ninja will get you out of your next smartphone battery jam

By on August 19, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Credit card-sized Charge Ninja will get you out of your next smartphone battery jam

Charge Ninja is the name of a new highly portable battery pack for smartphones, including iPhone and Android devices, that’s raising money on Indiegogo. The Charge Ninja is about as big as a credit card, although thicker, and will easily fit inside wallets, small pockets and purses, waiting to deliver up to 85% (or 1,500mAh) of an iPhone 5s battery charge. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: Reversible USB Connector

Leaked video all but confirms an incredibly cool iPhone 6 feature

By on August 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Leaked video all but confirms an incredibly cool iPhone 6 feature

Following a series of reports detailing the imminent arrival of a new iPhone accessory that’s supposed to be even better than its predecessor – i.e., a Lighting-to-USB cable that’s reversible at both ends – insider Sonny Dickson published a short video on his YouTube channel showing the cable in action. More →

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Kickstarter Noke Smart Padlock

Meet Noke, the smart Bluetooth-enabled padlock

By on August 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Meet Noke, the smart Bluetooth-enabled padlock

The Noke – pronounced “no key” – is a brand new project seeking funds on Kickstarter, a smart Bluetooth-enabled padlock that’s apparently designed to help you ditch keys and combinations and adapt to the 21st century. Fuz Designs, the company behind Noke, is looking to raise $100,000 to make the Noke a real product and has already received over $15,000 in pledges from interested buyers with 30 days left in the campaign. More →

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