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Category: Mobile Tech

Pluggy Lock Turns the Headphone Jack into a Strap Loop: Fill a Hole with a Hole

Pluggy Lock Turns the Headphone Jack into a Strap Loop: Fill a Hole with a Hole
Mobile phones used to have a hole or a slot on their case for wrist straps, lanyards or trinkets, but this seems to have fallen out of modern designs. You can have that hole back with the Pluggy Lock.

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style
Microsoft Research’s Shahram Izadi and Philip Torr of the University of Oxford have come up with an intuitive way of teaching computers the names of objects while simultaneously creating 3D models of said objects. Their SemanticPaint system learns the names of objects by simple voice commands and can then automatically identify similar objects.

Chevrolet Offering an Air Conditioner for Your Smartphone

Chevrolet Offering an Air Conditioner for Your Smartphone
We love our high priced ultra-thin smartphones, but we don’t stop to think about how hot they can get in the summer, especially when charging. What to do? Chevy is on it. The automaker is introducing a smartphone air conditioner in their new cars.

Explorer 360º Tactical Camera: Ball of the Beholder

Explorer 360º Tactical Camera: Ball of the Beholder
Back in 2012, we featured Bounce Imaging’s concept for a throwable camera that could stream a 360º image to a mobile device. The device is now on sale, and while many of its proposed features didn’t make the cut its basic functions are intact.

Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole

Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole
Ford has announced its latest smartbike: the MoDe:Flex. The idea behind this concept electric-assist bicycle is that it will warn cyclists of upcoming road damage and potholes using a built-in vibration system. The bike works with an app that comes with an Apple Watch extension that can detect potholes on the road.

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real
With 2015 halfway over, it seemed like we’d fail to meet Back to the Future‘s prophecy of a hoverboard. The hero of destiny, Mattel, has practically given up. And then Lexus brought this thing out. Now for the bad news.

Relio Portable Photography Light: Chroma King

Relio Portable Photography Light: Chroma King
Photographers looking for an affordable and portable lighting solution should check out the Relio. It’s a microUSB-powered LED light with a high color rendering index (CRI) in a very small package. Relio’s outputs over 200lm of light with a CRI rating between 90 to 96.

DIY Necktie Wi-Fi Hotspot: TieFi

DIY Necktie Wi-Fi Hotspot: TieFi
We all know that mobile devices often put us into bubbles of isolation. As a Father’s Day treat, ad agency Grip Limited thought of a cheeky way to force children to get closer to their dads.

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move
A couple of years ago we featured DrumPants, a set of wearable drumpads. Now the company is raising funds for the second version of its unique MIDI controller, which has improved features and open source software.

Deal: Mpow 3-Port Intelligent In-Car Charger

Deal: Mpow 3-Port Intelligent In-Car Charger
So you’re on a road trip with friends or family and everyone has a gadget with them. The usual drill? Constantly swap who’s plugged into the USB charger until everyone has juiced back up. With the Mpow 3-port Intelligent In-Car Charger, you don’t need to worry about that.

Touchjet Pond Projector Turns Any Surface into a Touchscreen: Tablet Overdose

Touchjet Pond Projector Turns Any Surface into a Touchscreen: Tablet Overdose
Earlier this year we checked out the Nabi Big Tabs, which are high end kid-friendly Android monitors that can have up to a 65″ 4K display. If you’re looking for a more affordable, portable or versatile alternative, Touchjet’s Pond pico projector seems like a good bet.

Wristboom Is a Bluetooth Speaker for Your Wrist

Wristboom Is a Bluetooth Speaker for Your Wrist
Wristboom is a Bluetooth speaker that sits on your wrist. You can do stuff like stream music to it, or take calls. Unfortunately you can’t start any calls though, because there’s only one button, and that just turns the device on and off, and accepts incoming calls.

Review: SoundCover Amps up iPad Speakers, Protection

Review: SoundCover Amps up iPad Speakers, Protection
Perhaps the biggest problem with tablets is that most of them don’t have very good speakers built in. With few exceptions, tablets have tiny, tinny sound. I’ve got an iPad Air, and it’s certainly not very good in the audio department.

Moky Keyboard Doubles as Touchpad: Feather Touch

Moky Keyboard Doubles as Touchpad: Feather Touch
Last year we heard of Microsoft Research’s prototype keyboard that used infrared sensors to turn the entire area above the keys into a multitouch surface. Now a company called Innopresso is raising funds on Indiegogo for a similar device called the Moky, short for “motion keyboard.”

Samsung Announces the Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Announces the Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 Edge
If you still can’t get enough Iron Man, between the movies and all of the other merchandise, you’ll be happy to know that Samsung has released the Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition handset. It is available exclusively in Iron Man red and gold, which only seems fitting.

Isocase Protects Your Smartphone by Hiding It in a Tablet

Isocase Protects Your Smartphone by Hiding It in a Tablet
Here’s an interesting smartphone case with a hilariously tangential pitch. Isominds claims that their product will protect your phone, but actually Isocase’s main draw is giving you a bigger screen and battery. In other words, the case turns your phone into a tablet.