iPhone killer? The NoPhone allows you to stay connected with the real world!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 26 September 2014

Described as a ‘technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world’, the NoPhone promises to help wean you off your addiction to clutching on to ‘smooth, cold plastic… without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment’.

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Gorgeous iPhone dock made from solid steel and hardrock maple

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Thursday 24 July 2014

Forget bright colours, flashing LEDs, built-in barometers and space-age materials. Nothing beats understated but superb self-explanatory quality. The good people over Grovemade understand this better than most, producing only the very finest products that are constructed from durable and attractive materials and built to last as well as look nice. Take the Grovemade iPhone Dock […]

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You can re-live the good ol’ days with the Tamagotchi app

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Don’t lie, you know that Tamagotchi was the best thing that happened in 1997. Now you can re-live the glory days on your iPhone or Android, thanks to the free Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app. You can play in old-school black and white pixel mode, or you can try out the full colour hi-res App mode. Just […]

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The iPhone case from outer space

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 17 October 2013

In case you feel that iPhones are all too common these days, go ahead and give yours a futuristic update with this nifty Aurora iPhone skin. The skin provides total 360 degrees coverage plus a sleek shine that mimics the alien beauty of the Northern Lights. Just $35, this skin is a nice gift option […]

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Turn your iPhone into a retro dial phone

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Friday 4 October 2013

For those of you who remember what a desk phone looked like, I’m sure you’ll appreciate this throw-back steampunk dial phone dock for your iPhone. Just plug your iPhone in and take a step back in time. The stationary phone piece is more of a table accessory then anything else. But don’t worry, it is […]

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Light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne

Marcus Byrne Contributor

By Marcus Byrne in New Design on Monday 30 September 2013

I recently completed a project combining my love of typography and my fascination with 3D printing. The experiment was a project that turned hand waving gestures into a 3D object. It started as a simple idea to make one light streak character into a 3D object, then I decided to take it further and develop a full working font suite to give away free.

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Avid Japanese Apple user camps out a week before iphone 5s release

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Apple fanboys everywhere, you have met your match. About a week before the new line of iPhones are set to be released to the public, one fanboy from Japan is already in line. Meet 44-year old businessman Tetsuya Tamura, the first person in the queue for that brand new iPhone 5S or 5C. Camped outside […]

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Brock Davis’ best-of-2012 iPhone shots

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Brock Davis, whom we love for his truly irreverent vision, has released a bunch of favorite photos from his iPhone that are super fun. We especially like the one of the leaf that came from a hamburger tree, while the cheese ball solar eclipse is a proper hoot.

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Built for a discreet tipple: iFlask, the flask in disguise

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 1 July 2013

Yep, you’ve been there: gone to a gig and surrendered a flask of good stuff. The iFlask is, well, a flask in disguise — it resembles a smartphone, comes in a discreet polycarbonate and stainless steel frame, and holds up to 5oz of liquid. Finally, no more stuffed pockets and panicky bag checks. Drink sensibly.

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Goodbye phone, hello world

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 24 May 2013

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 […]

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Pedaling to power up your phone may be reality soon

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 1 May 2013

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 […]

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Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl comes with a built-in iPhone dock

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Products on Tuesday 19 February 2013

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 […]

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Sao Paulo’s Felipe Luchi’s Jailhouses print campaign

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 12 February 2013

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.

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Best thing we’ve seen this year? Japanese guy’s quick-draw iPhone

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Wednesday 6 February 2013

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 […]

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Longer (but not wider) holiday card parodies iPhone 5

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 25 December 2012

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 […]

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