typing or poking on touchscreen without tactile feel can take away the fun of composing messages. agree? well, both ThinkGeek and Boxwave has a solution for us (the tactile-freaks): a QWERTY keyboard case for your iPhone. personally, i have used smartphone with slide out keyboard, and i liked the convenience (except for the added thickness to the phone). these add on physical keyboards are cleverly hidden and not only let you type but also act as a case for your iPhone. Continue reading a duo of QWERTY keyboard case for your iPhone
(photo credit: MINIMAL) TikTok Multi-Touch Watch Kit | US$25 | www.MNML.com
if the mutewatch €180 (plus shipping) price tag is stopping you from getting a touchscreen watch, you can get yourself one at an Apple iPod Nano price plus US$25 to US$50. if you already have the latest iPod Nano, it will be just US$25 to US$50. Scott Wilson of MINIMAL has an idea that will turn your latest Apple iPod Nano into a watch. introducing TikTok and LunaTik, which are basically watches without a watch face until your iPod Nano “fused” with them. Continue reading TikTok and LunaTik Multi-Touch Watch Kits
(photo credit: dodocase.com) DODOCase for Kindle 3 | from US$49.95 | www.dodocase.com
remember the made-by-hand iPad case by DODOCase? well, now Kindle 3 users can also don up their Kindles with DODOCase. as with the original DODOCase, the cover are made from black faux leather and constructed using traditional bookbinding techniques. an elastic strap keeps the Kindle sealed tight. Continue reading is it a book or a Kindle? made by hand DODOCASE for Kindle 3
(photo credit: knomobags.com) Knomo Kobe Soft Messenger | US$285 | www.knomobags.com
Knomo has a new bag in town in the form of the Kobe Soft Messenger bag. the Kobe features full grain cow hide leather and recycle PET fabric exterior with brushed nickel hardware, should fit a 15-inch laptop nicely along with other miscellaneous items.
if fabric or nylon messenger does not speak of the executive-ness in you, then the leather item is the way to go. i love leather stuff but usually that love does not applied to messenger, but this one from Knomo looks pretty sleek. the interior is of soft fabric lining with scotch guard coating.
the bag features several compartments, among them is a quilted laptop pouch with high density foam around the base to help cushion any knocks. i say, Kobe is nice on first look, but quite hefty price for a messenger. the Kobe will be available end of the month.
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(photo credit: mobile.brando.com) iPhone 4 Microscope | US$17.50 | www.mobile.brando.com
first, there was a possibility of iPhone becoming a POS machine and barcode reader, now it can be a microscope as well. sounds far fetch? not with the iPhone 60x microscope with illumination attachment.
retail by Brando, this US$17.50 accessory allows you the opportunity to transform your iPhone 4 into a micro-organism observer. it comes with 2x white LED for your scientific observation under dim or dark environment and also a LED for note detector.
powering the LEDs are three LR1130 batteries, so nothing will be sapped from your already poor performing iphone battery life. looks pretty cool and i suppose its a great way for an impromptu microorganism study.
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(photo credit: nativeunion.com) Native Union Moshi Moshi 04 | £150.00 | www.nativeunion.com
guess what is this? if you guessed ‘speakers’, you are almost right. essentially, it is a Bluetooth-enabled speakers from Native Union Moshi Moshi series, simply called Moshi Moshi 04. beside’s looking neat, the Moshi Moshi 04 Bluetooth speakers lets you pair and answer calls on two different Bluetooth devices.
the use of Moshi Moshi 04 is not limited to mobile or smart phones. it can connects to Bluetooth-enabled laptop where you can use it for VoIP Internet calls. it will also works as a Bluetooth stereo speakers and a noise-reduction conference call unit.
i am guessing this one will be a perfect match for those who are constantly on mobile for conference calls. so your hands can be free to do something else, like taking a sip of water, maybe?
incase Origami Sleeve | US$34.95 | www.goincase.com
there are just too many iPad cases out there. agree? well, here’s another joining in the myriad of designs available: it is the new Origami Sleeve by incase. it has a form-fitting case with slip entry closure for iPad and the sleeve folds (like an origami art) into a stand for either horizontal or vertical viewing.
the exterior is of neoprene material, while the interior is made of plush faux-fur. the Origami Sleeve is only available in black.
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we all know the battery life in our iPhone is not exactly something we wished for. knowing that, most iPhone users would have a portable battery charger and the market is flooded with a myriad of such portable chargers with one thing in-common – they all looks like a piece of brick. aptly called, The Icon, this portable charger from Essential TPE, is about to change the way you look at portable charger. The Icon‘s design resemble the all so familiar battery indicator icon on your iPhone.
like most portable chargers, The Icon charges up with a mini-USB cable from your home computer and as it charges, the green light bars light up gradually. performance wise, The Icon provides iPhone with an additional 3 hours talk time on 3G (and up to 7 hours on 2G), up to 18 hours of audio playback or 5.5 hours on WiFi.
keeping up with a good design product, The Icon comes with a slick microfiber sleeve that you can store your iconic charger when not in use. the charger is packed with a lithium-ion polymer battery and weighs in at just 43 grams. a pretty light weight given it measures 72 x 46 x 16mm (almost the size of an adult palm). The Icon works with both iPhones and iPods (not iPad though).
The Icon was awarded Good Design mark in Taiwan and certified with “Works with iPhone”.
oStylus Capacitive Touchscreen Stylus | US$37.50 | ostylus.com
we brought attention to the stylish stylus, the Just Mobile AluPen last week. here’s any stylish yet odd-looking stylus from oStylus. unlike traditional stylus, the oStylus has a ring tip instead of your normal rubber head.
so what’s with the ring tip? here’s the logic: our finger, or any other stylus out in the market, tends to block the screen. with the ring tip, it allows you to see the lines and colors that you are drawing. through the ring, of course. as an avid doodler on iPad, i fully comprehend the logic. especially when i was trying to draw fine lines.
the ring is hinged, so it swivels ensure flat contact at any angle. to be honest, when i first saw this product. i was like ‘metal for a stylus tip? that can’t be right’ but my worry was put to rest when i realized that there’s a vinyl at the bottom of the ring. if you ask me, i’d think i will be putting my touchscreen at risk for putting a metal that near to it.
good things don’t come cheap these days – or any other day. the oStylus retails at US$37.50. well, considerably cheap if you compared to it’s original version which is cost US$70. wow. the original version is available upon request.
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anything we touches, we leave fingerprints, dirt and grimes on it. i think it’s about time someone come up with something to protect the gadgets we all love and easily smeared with the aforementioned. lucky for us, Brasso (remember them? the good old brass polisher? does Mr. Brasso rings any bell for you?) have a solution for all of the gadget lovers.
the new GadgetCare promise to “clean and shines any tarnished metal and plastic, removing smudges and fingerprints, leaving a highly polished finish.” the GadgetCare, when applied, leaves a invisible anti-static layer that repels particles from your gadgets. there’s also a protective silicone layer that prevent smears.
seriously, this is a good news to me. especially we are assured that it is safe to use on all kinds of gadgets. you have any idea how much dust my MacBook screen gathers?