Ooh, this is great. In response to the way everyone taps away on their phones even when they’re in human company, designers Chelsea Briganti, Leigh Ann Tucker and Ingrid Zweifel from Manhattan-based studio The Way We See the World have introduced Blokket, a pouch thoughtfully made from a silver and nylon material that blocks cellular [...]
Here’s a product that’s both pragmatic and innovative: a light generator that charges your gadgets on the go as you pedal. Targeted at cyclists, the Siva Cycle Atom is a 1300mAh removable battery pack that takes the idea of green transport one step further — it harnesses kinetic energy from all that pedaling to charge [...]
With my husband and I separated by a literal ocean for the past two months, I immediately clicked with this Anti-Loneliness Bowl. Yeah, the name kind of stings but the idea is a brilliant one. If you can’t get to your date for some reason this week, why not send them this ramen bowl with [...]
Technology liberates us… not. Sao Paulo-based creative director Felipe Luchi’s Jailhouses print campaign for Go Outside magazine reimagines techy gadgets we’re all universally hooked on as prisons. It’s also a clever commentary about how rubbish modern life is. So that you know, you’re still in jail even if your iPhone’s jailbroken.
Crouching Japanese, Hidden iPhone? This might be the best short film we’ve seen in 2013. YouTube user morishowta has invented a wrist holder for his iPhone that allows him to draw it quickly like a hidden blade. The video has him fumble as he perfects his quick-draw technique before he answers his phone with the [...]
Haha, this is hilarious. Seattle-based product design company Artefact takes the mickey out of Apple’s iPhone 5 with a parody video for an ‘all new’, ‘completely re-designed’ holiday card. The pitch is ingenious, with gems like ‘By making the card taller, but not wider, you can absorb more of the holiday message, but still comfortably [...]
Does your phone have super powers? And wield a shark as its battle tool? Give it a proper outfit to show its stuff with the Hammertime iPhone case from Sharpshirter. Pick up one now in the Lost At E Minor store.
These translucent iPhone chargers from Iron Giant Designs combine sleek design with practical function. And, how cool is it to be able to see through your phone charger? In addition to these translucent chargers, Iron Giant also makes chargers from solid blocks of metal. These well-designed iPhone chargers may be a bit pricey, but they’re definitely pleasing to the eye.
If you aren’t satisfied with just one screen on your new iPhone, now you can have another one. The popSLATE case designed by Greg Moon and Yasha Behzadi makes use of that untapped resource that is the back of your iPhone. PopSLATE uses an E-Ink screen, similar to that of a Kindle, which only uses [...]
I have a friend who works in China, and he’s always buying all these weird gadgets that seem to steal from every other gadget in the world. They look somewhat legit, until you find that it’s impossible to navigate past the cumbersome user interface. Maybe he’s just not looking in the right places for the cool stuff — in Brazil, they’ve made this idea a bit cooler by selling at open air markets like Sao Paulo’s Santa Efigenia, phones that look like the iPhone 4 but run on Android 2.2. The irony of the situation is that these hail from China too. No one can run away from China.
Rumours were already brewing earlier this year, but now that Apple has actually gone ahead to drop Google Maps in favour of Apple Maps in iOS 6, some of its users — many aghast about the inaccuracy and lagged speed — are having a good laugh documenting its ineptness with a Tumblr sarcastically named The Amazing iOS 6 Maps. New screenshots are streaming in fast and furiously, accompanied by equally funny captions (e.g. ‘Clearly Apple knows of the coming apocolypse [sic]’ went one in response to a screwed up image of Brooklyn Bridge looking like it’s collapsed).
Adelaide-based entrepreneurs Reece Formosa and Chris Evans have created a new Bluetooth device called Keyfinder, designed to locate your keys from a mobile phone. Keyfinder sits on your keychain, awaiting that call from any iOS smart phone to send it flashing a bright light, and ringing with a ring tone. The idea came about two years ago when Reece lost his keys a few times. Keyfinder is currently in its prototype stage, but it will be available to the masses once they’ve raised enough money to manufacture the product.
Now that the world has gotten its first look — and reacted with ho-hum shrugs — at the iPhone 5 with features that have already been leaked to every tech blog in the universe months ago, what’s left to do? Why, somebody’s got to take the rap. Specifically, someone’s got to rap about the iPhone [...]
The majority of people today use their iPhones to take photos. However, how do we conveniently convert one of our snap-shot moments into a print without resorting to a big printer? The Impossible Project, revitaliser of Polaroid film and purveyor of refurbished Polaroid hardware, wants to make the moments we capture Polaroid ones. its proposed Instant Lab would do this in a, well, instant. It’s using Kickstarter to help fund the project with a $250,000 goal and on its first day, raised $A150,000. To make a pledge visit their Kickstarter page – and be one of the first to get your own Instant Lab half price before it hits stores next year.
With the world getting all heated up about the Apple-Samsung debacle (an amusung rumour about Samsung paying Apple in the form of 30 trucks of 5-cent coins just exploded in cyberspace the other day), the South Koreans are now taking a dig at the iPhone by comparing its impossibly multi-patented design to, well, generic canned [...]