Now this is what we call a smart idea: the SmartWallit is an anti-lost accessory that connects with any smartphone with Bluetooth 4.0 or BLE (think iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 or Android). All you have to do is strap on the super-thin anti-lost device to any object you like — such as your wallet — [...]
We’ve seen an iPhone case that gives your phone an E-ink screen on the back, but what about an E-ink smartphone? This device could cost as much as a ‘dumbphone’, but with all the capabilities of a 3G smartphone. There are definite pros to this gadget; one being price and the other being battery life. [...]
Would you use a see-through smartphone? A company in Taiwan is now developing one such game-changer to rival every other smartphone in the market. The prototype comes with a power glass to run the phone and looks pretty nifty too. Does this mean mobile augmented reality can now move on to another level? Now, if only the micro SD card that comes with it can be see-through too…
Romo is the first smartphone robot for everyone. It combines your smartphone with a super cool robotic base. Romo smiles at you, he sees you, delivers coffee, and has a great personality, among other many things. A pet, a toy, or a robotic avatar? He’s all in one. So cute, I want one. Now!
We’ve all experienced it. Being stuck in a confined space while having someone’s loud phone conversation forced upon you, or that person who constantly has to check their phone while you’re at dinner, or maybe even that person who has to Instagram everything they see. Yeah, you know what we’re talking about. And luckily, Ted Slampyack from Art of Manliness feels our pain, because he made a series of retro-style posters warning against bad smartphone etiquette.
Who amongst you is still shooting analog photos or have heaps of film lying around at home? The Lomography Society has invented the Smartphone Film Scanner to scan, edit, print and share all 35mm films. It fits into any rucksack and comes with a specific smartphone app to edit the photos on the go. That sounds like a must-have tool for analog junkies who enjoy living in the 21st century.
University of Newcastle researchers have developed an innovative app for smart phones and tablets that can transport people back to 19th Century Newcastle at the flick of a finger. The ‘Layar Reality App’ uses smart technology, enabling visitors and history buffs to roam the city streets, point their mobile device at a building or site, and be given a window into the Victorian era.
Have you ever lost your phone due to water damage? I have and that’s why I couldn’t believe it when I saw the Subtech dryskin, a 100% waterproof cover for your smartphone or iPad. In fact, it even allows you to take photos and videos down to 16 foot under water. Purchase them online and you can make your own Nemo film or find a real mermaid.