NTTDoCoMo is one of Japan’s largest mobile operators, so they are always on the cutting edge. Their latest offering? Toilet paper for your smartphone. Sure, why not?
These special rolls of TP can be found by the toilets of Tokyo’s Narita airport.
If you like to shoot videos or photos with your smartphone, chances are you have at least one accessory like a selfie stick or a tripod. Each of these serves a purpose, but it’s frankly a pain to carry around multiple gadgets.
One reason that Google Glass failed was that the headset had a built-in camera, so people felt weird about you recording video and taking photos of other people without them knowing about it. Just mount your smartphone to a baseball cap, and be up-front about your video taking.
These days I’m more surprised when a superhero movie does not have a special edition smartphone than when it does. So in the tradition of limited edition smartphones based on movies, Honor has announced that it has teamed up with Marvel Studios to release Doctor Strange limited edition Honor 8 handsets.
Themed phones are pretty popular these days, whether you’re talking an Iron Man phone or a Batphone. It seems like every popular movie gets a limited edition phone these days. Well, now the Meizu m3e is getting a Star Trek theme.
If you are one of the people who get annoyed when you see others using selfie sticks, you will have something new to be annoyed about soon. The Edelkrone Povie is a smartphone holder meant to allow the user to record point of view videos and still have their hands available
It might be the perfect thing for geeky unboxing videos or recording yourself cooking, but it still looks rather silly.
There have been other so-called “smart umbrellas” released, but Jonas by Fantastik looks like the smartest one yet. This umbrella connects to a smartphone through an app over Bluetooth. It will give you alerts if you left the umbrella behind and the umbrella will vibrate if you’ve left your phone unattended somewhere.
Smartphones these days have remarkable cameras, but they aren’t shaped like a camera, so they aren’t easy to control while shooting, especially when you want to use accessories. The Beastgrip Pro takes your smartphone and turns it into a professional camera rig.
Tools are pretty expensive, which is why we buy expensive toolboxes, so we can organize them and lock them up so our tools are safe. The problem with toolboxes are the keys. If you lose your key, you are going to have to replace your toolbox – or at least call a locksmith.
Today’s smartphones are shooting better and better video, making them more than sufficient for most purposes. However, one area where smartphones still kind of stink is in their audio recording quality. Their puny internal microphones were designed for making phone calls – so they tend to be tinny, and pick up lots of hiss and noise.
For people obsessed with their skin, there are special video cameras that can give you a good look at your blemishes. Prophix is a toothbrush that does the same thing, but with the inside of your mouth.
To celebrate the third anniversary of the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, Samsung and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have teamed up to release a limited edition Batphone for your utility belt.
The Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition is a sleek, black version of Samsung’s Android phone, with gold detailing and the very necessary bat symbol on the back.
It’s not convenient for regular people like us to call for Batman’s help. You need a high rooftop, then you have to make a large spotlight that will call the Caped Crusader. Then, that spotlight takes a lot of power.
LG’s new premiere smartphone, the G5, has a second rear camera for wide angle shots. But Corephotonics’ new smartphone module shoots with its two cameras at once. It then uses the company’s proprietary software to merge the two pictures and create a significantly improved single image.
For years now, display manufacturers like LG and Samsung have been teasing flexible displays by creating mobile devices that can be folded to be more portable. But researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab show us that flexible displays can also lead to novel yet intuitive ways of interacting with devices.
Softbank is about to open a smartphone store in Japan that’s fully staffed with its Pepper robots. These humanoid robots will take care of customers and assist them just like their human equivalents.
The Pepper robots will be able to sign up contracts and create data plans.