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Category: Mobile Tech

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.

Bloxels Builds Video Game Levels with Colorful Real World Bricks

Bloxels Builds Video Game Levels with Colorful Real World Bricks
Normally, if you want to design your own video game levels, you need some sort of programming skills to do it. A new system has landed on Kickstarter called Bloxels that lets anyone design levels for a game world using blocks and a square game board in the real world.

Halo Back iPhone 6/6 Plus Screen Protector Adds Invisible Back Button: Secret Exit

Halo Back iPhone 6/6 Plus Screen Protector Adds Invisible Back Button: Secret Exit
In recent years, Apple has started following trends instead of popularizing them. There’s nothing wrong with that, but what’s wrong is it’s done nothing to fix the weaknesses of the designs they’re adopting. For instance, like Samsung and other smartphone makers Apple hasn’t come up with a good way to make its large phones easier to use with one hand.

KFC’s Paper Keyboard Protects Devices from Grease: Finger Clickin’ Good

KFC’s Paper Keyboard Protects Devices from Grease: Finger Clickin’ Good
The KFC Tray Typer is a paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard made so that you don’t get chicken grease on your devices. It was created as a promotional item for new KFC locations in Germany. Apparently they were a big hit.

Sound Torch Bluetooth Speaker Spews Flames: Immortan Joe Approves

Sound Torch Bluetooth Speaker Spews Flames: Immortan Joe Approves
Play Through the Fire and Flames literally through fire and flames with the Sound Torch. It’s a bluetooth speaker with a built-in burner on top, which emits flames that are synchronized with what’s playing. The Sound Torch can play audio for up to 12 hours per charge, while its lighter fluid container holds up to 4 hours worth of fluid.

Nexpaq Smartphone Case Has Modular Electronics: Casebloks

Nexpaq Smartphone Case Has Modular Electronics: Casebloks
Google’s Project Ara and similar smartphones could help us personalize our mobile device like we do our PCs, but if you’d rather stick with your smartphone of choice, the Nexpaq phone case appears to be a viable half-measure.

3D Printed Game Boy Pocket Case for Raspberry Pi: Pocket PiGRRL

3D Printed Game Boy Pocket Case for Raspberry Pi: Pocket PiGRRL
Last year Adafruit showed us how to make the PiGRRL, a Game Boy-inspired handheld NES and MAME emulator. Now the electronics shop presents the Pocket PiGRRL, a multi-console emulator with a case that’s inspired by the Game Boy Pocket.

SmartChutes Automatic Parachute for Multicopters

SmartChutes Automatic Parachute for Multicopters
Zwier Spanjer became Internet famous back in January when he uploaded a video of himself saving his brand new and expensive quadcopter from falling into a ditch after its battery died. It’s hilarious to watch, but it could have ended horribly.

Better Re Turns Used Phone Batteries into Battery Packs: Power Cycle

Better Re Turns Used Phone Batteries into Battery Packs: Power Cycle
Enlighten Today is working on the smartphone battery equivalent of hard drive enclosures. The Better Re is a housing that turns used phone batteries into external battery packs. Not only does this reduce waste and make the most out of what would otherwise be hazardous waste materials, it also means you have an expandable battery pack that could last a lifetime.

CoBattery iPhone Case Concept Has Removable Batteries: Return of the Swap

CoBattery iPhone Case Concept Has Removable Batteries: Return of the Swap
The inventors of CoBattery claim that they’re bringing one of the basic features of mobile devices back to the iPhone 5, 5S and 6: the ability to swap batteries. CoBattery is a charger and case combo that comes with two removable 3200mAh batteries and a charging dock.

Vaptur iOS App Records Moments That Already Happened: A Clip to the Past

Vaptur iOS App Records Moments That Already Happened: A Clip to the Past
iOS devices have good cameras but limited storage, so recording videos on them can be a hassle especially if you’re only waiting for a particular moment to happen. That’s what the new app Vaptur is trying to solve.

Impulse iPhone Case Packs Speakers

Impulse iPhone Case Packs Speakers
It’s really difficult to stand out from the vast sea of phone cases on the market. The guys behind the Impulse phone case have done just that. What makes the Impulse truly different is that it doubles as a portable speaker.

HemaVision Smart Thermal Imager Actually Tells You What that Cool (or Hot) Image Means

HemaVision Smart Thermal Imager Actually Tells You What that Cool (or Hot) Image Means
Last year, HemaImaging made thermal vision accessible by creating an affordable smartphone add-on for both iOS and Android devices. But the company wanted something that’s more versatile and even more useful, so it’s working on the HemaVision, a standalone thermal imager that will be able to give you measurements in real-time and tell you if that’s within normal parameters.

DIY Raspberry Pi Cellphone: Brickphone 2.0

DIY Raspberry Pi Cellphone: Brickphone 2.0
We’ve seen a laptop and a tablet that are both powered by the Raspberry Pi. Tyler Spadgenske completes the gadget trinity with the Tyfone, a 2G cellphone based on the versatile computer. The Tyfone has a 3.5″ TFT touchscreen, an AdaFruit FONA GSM module, a 5MP Raspberry Pi camera and a 3D printed case.

Hyperkin Smart Boy Concept Adds Game Boy Cartridge Slot and Controls to the iPhone 6 Plus

Hyperkin Smart Boy Concept Adds Game Boy Cartridge Slot and Controls to the iPhone 6 Plus
Retro console maker Hyperkin pulled a ThinkGeek this past April Fools, using the day as a risk-free consumer survey. The company released a “fake” press statement about a concept called the Smart Boy, an add-on for the iPhone 6 Plus that adds a Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridge slot and physical controls.

ThinkGeek EnCounter Fitness Quest Giver: LARPwatch

ThinkGeek EnCounter Fitness Quest Giver: LARPwatch
Every year ThinkGeek comes up with an April Fools’ joke product that you want to be real. The EnCounter Wearable Interactive Quest is one of those ideas. It’s a fitness tracker that turns your movements and activities into tabletop RPG quests.