If you like the idea of an iPhone with a physical keyboard, SoloMatrix’s Spike is really going to interest you. The Spike keyboard is not only a physical keyboard that clips onto your phone screen, it is also a protective case.
The idea is actually quite simple. It’s a watch band for your iPod nano, but there is an integrated Bluetooth adapter.
Designed by SoloMatrix, the Spike case is a protective case for the iPhone, except it comes with a clever bonus. The bottom half contains a QWERTY keyboard that can swing out to the front when you need it
Looking for a unique looking headset with an awesome quality sound to it? That’s exactly what California Headphones promise to offer, with their unique headphones.
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding have become an incredibly popular way to get young startups off the ground, but what is it about AppStori that makes them different. I recently interviewed them to find out.
While true commercialized passenger flights have yet to become commonplace, it seems that we are getting closer and closer to an age where more and more regular everyday “Joes” make their way into space. With that in mind, finding ways to cut costs to allow consumer and commercial efforts to thrive is a growing priority and that’s exactly what Final Frontier Design is doing.
Most of us fly via commercial aircraft, but what if it was more affordable to have a personal airplane of your own? Leading us down that path is the Synergy aircraft with its unique, more efficient design.
There are many guitar playing apps out there for the iPhone, but what about full guitar solutions that integrate with your iPhone? The gTar was recently launched on Kickstarter to help players learn how to teach themselves the guitar, using a digital ‘educational’ guitar that comes with a built-in iPhone dock that makes use of sensors to realy what you’re playing to a special iPhone app.
You know what’s the problem with Diablo III (aside from all the connection troubles people have been having)? You still play with a keyboard and a mouse. A new Kickstarter project has come up where you get to cast spells and engage in combat using a real magic wand.
It’s an epidemic, really. When most people put on their earphones, they become dead to the outside world. The cyclist can’t hear the car honking at him. The runner can’t hear the person screaming, “Look out!” We’re not about to give up our music any time soon, so what do we do?
What you see above is the tōd (pronounced “toad”): a tiny Bluetooth 4.0 beacon that will let you know whether or not it is in range of your mobile device. You might not have realized it, but we are pretty sure that you will find a lot of uses for this new accessory.
Yes, the Pebble e-watch is also an app platform and its first app partner comes by way of RunKeeper, which is developing an app specific to the upcoming smartwatch.
The app will run on any iPhone, iPad or iPod that uses iOS 5, and you will have to buy a $9.99 dongle which should be connected to your DSLR by cable or infrared. Connect the dongle to your iDevice and then you can simply use your device’s sensors as triggers (motion, facial recognition and more).
With the idea of unique pictures being caught everyday, Ian Tuason founded a kickstarter-backed project to cover the development costs of an iPhone app called “Revolution Mosaic”.
A new Kickstarter project called the MirrorCase manages to use the power of reflection to change the way iPhone photography works.
Using your iPhone or any other device with a capacitive display is a real problem during cold winter conditions as the touchscreen won’t work if you are wearing gloves or mittens (or else you should be using the new iPad which makes sure that your hand stays really warm). Washington, DC-based inventor Alice Ning has a solution for the problem. Her TapCaps will allow you to use a capacitive screen while wearing any pair of gloves.
We’ve seen products from companies like Lensbaby that let you take more interesting pictures with your iPhone, but this Magnifi case is so much more versatile. It can be adapted to work with even higher end optical instruments, including giant telescopes.
I had started working on a smartphone stabilizer for my iPhone 4 about 9 months ago now. I purchased all kinds of mini tripods, accessories, and some carbon fiber parts from the local RC shop. It was a pretty sad attempt at macgyvering something, and I wasn’t satisfied with the results, so I just shelved it and thought that someone else will eventually create something. Today, it has nearly come to reality.
There is nothing more frustrating than working with both your hands in a tight space, let’s say under a kitchen sink, and find you also need light to really see what the heck you’re doing. That’s exactly where the TEK-LITE comes in, with its hands-free design that fits right on your forearm and has four 8MM LED bulbs, capable of producing over three lumens of light output.
Sure, you could just set up your video camera on a tripod and leave it in a static position, but moving, dynamic shots can be so much more interesting. The trouble is trying to get those motions to be as smooth as possible without breaking the bank and that’s where Revolve comes in.
Currently a project on Kickstarter, MagniCase is a case for the iPhone 4/4S that comes with a built-in magnifying lens. It swings out from the back with an attached arm and it effectively gives you the experience of using a 5.3-inch display
When it comes to iPod stereos, there are certainly plenty of options, but many of them are bulky and boring. The Berlin Boombox is neither of these things with its unique retro styling and its entirely cardboard constructed design.
What if technology could making learning how to play an instrument easy too? That’s exactly what the Tabber Guitar system aims to do. Essentially it is a sleeve that contains thirteen LED lights that communicate with an Arduino Uno Processor and are recharged through a lithium-ion battery.
Where is that darn charger? We’ve all had the experience of misplacing our phone chargers, but the JuiceTank eliminates that problem altogether by integrating the charger right into the iPhone case. And it looks half decent doing it too.
Are you tired of carrying around George Costanza’s wallet? Do you have way too many loyalty cards, credit cards, and debit cards? The Geode by iCache has got to be one of the smartest solutions we’ve seen in a while, digitizing that fat stack of plastic into a single iPhone case.
Brothers Randy and Michael Gregg have come out with a new product that will help hunters to shoot a deer even if the hunting season is over, well, sort of. Their Kill Shot is a proposed camera-equipped replica rifle which, as you might have guessed by now, will allow you to take photos instead of firing bullets.
Your iPhone should be making your life a whole lot easier thanks to all the features that it brings with it. But for accessing all that power while you are driving your car requires complicated docking accessories or different types of cables, or a well trained brain for handling your car and the device simultaneously (not recommended!). But all that will change with the arrival of Dash, a car stereo system custom-made to fit the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Created by Jon Atherton, the AppTag Laser Blaster attaches to your iOS or Android smartphone to put you into an augmented shooter experience.
Although many believe that there is no need for a case for the iPhone, we think that’s a really bad idea. That is why we let you know whenever an awesome case is introduced. The new product that you see above is the AQUA TEK S case for iPhone 4 and 4S from Snow Lizard Products, and it does more than just protect your iPhone from falls and hits.
The speakers on your iPad and iPhone are not at all bad, but don’t cut it for watching a movie or hearing that special song. What we see here is the Zooka, a new wireless speaker bar. The Zooka is a Bluetooth speaker bar that has been designed to easily fit onto your iPad. It’s said to offer 5x the sound of the in-built speakers on your device, so that is pretty good. And it’s portable as well, that’s even more good.
Okay, so solar power chargers aren’t anything new per say, so why should we care about this one? First off, it’s design seems solid and it is from folks who clearly have worked for reputable technology companies in the past. Beyond that, this is highly polished compared to cheaper alternatives (such as Chinese solar solution), and even consists of an additional battery and a 16-bit microcontroller that communicates with a custom iOS app for the SolMate.
It’s called the Recoil Cord Winder and it effectively lets you wind up any cable into a neat little package, ready to be uncoiled at a moment’s notice for when you need it.
Right now, it’s being offered as a Kickstarter project, but it looks like Cellpig is well under way with getting these ready for market. The Cellhelmet case is meant to be a ruggedized case for your iPhone without being overly bulky or ugly. They use TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane rubber) that has the “feeling of hard rubber, yet it’s not rigid like plastic.”
It’s a project that has recently been put up on Kickstarter and it’s effectively a “professional quality yet affordable flying robotic camera platform.” Yes, it’s a drone.
The Cord-On-Board iPhone case from CaseInity is what you need. The idea behind the case is very simple. The shock-resistant iPhone case comes with a 9.5″ charging cable tucked neatly inside, so that you can access the cable when needed.
Living in a world where gas and oil prices are certainly on the rise, Rudolph Behrens has come up with a theoretical solution for preparing/gathering biofuel. He has begun raising funds at Kickstarter for a 26×14 foot robot that uses a wind turbine with radial blades on top and a PV panel.
Although there are many different stylus designs out there to choose from for the Apple iPad, we encourage you to check this one out. The jaja is the first ever pressure sensitive stylus for the iPad and it appears to be pretty impressive.
Joseph Reilly guy has so far collected pledges in amount of $866 for just two days of the “Help!” app being announced as a Kickstarter project. His goal is $7,700, let’s hope he will get it in the next 29 days of funding period or else.
These days there are hundreds of iPhone and Smartphone accessories out in the market. A good accessory stands out by either being unique or doing a better job than similar products. So what makes the camera tripod, Capta, any different than other tripods?
MobileMount is a new type of dock for any smartphone or tablet that allows you to fix them to nearly any surface without too much effort. The mount is equipped with the classic suction cups that are capable of sustaining even when a device is docked on a wall. Using a mobile arm, we can rotate the device in any position we want. MobileMount works with terminals like the iPhone or the iPad tablet and project developers boast that the suction cups used by them can maintain suction for a few weeks before it lets go, unlike ordinary suction cups that can hold only for a few days.
A new project called KickSat aims to launch tiny satellites into space for the price of $300 per satellite. The tiny boxes contain small, self-contained, solar-powered radio transmitters which can later be tracked using the Genso project for amateur radio operators.
A pro dolly system can be quite pricey. If you want the look of high-end cinematography but not the price, check out CineSkates, a set of wheels that connect to a Joby GorillaPod Focus portable tripod and Ballhead X mount and allow you to get those professional-looking panning shots. The wheels attach to the GorillaPod using a patent pending Cinetics Connect attachment.
We’ve seen technology where, if you happen to get a flat tire, the tire is able to temporarily patch itself long enough to get to a tire shop. The PumpTire is quite different, addressing a very common concern with all cyclists: the slow leak of air pressure. To fix this, the PumpTire effectively pumps itself.
Astroclip is a Kickstarter project, created by designer matthew Geyster from Base One Labs in Boston, and it is the very first iPhone accessory that actually allows users to take photos of the moon and galaxy. This innovative add-on lets you hook up your iPhone 4 to a telescope and take photos of the cosmos using your smartphone’s camera.