Tag Archives: Smartphone Accessories

This $25 Accessory Uses A 3-Lens System To Let You Dive Into The Micro World

These days, our phones are capable of so much more; sometimes, all it needs is a helping hand from an accessory and/or an app. The 60x Clip-on Phone Field Microscope, a STEM Engagement Venture of South Australia-based Sensibility Pty Ltd., is one such accessory. Clip-on microscope for smartphone isn’t new, however, what makes this super affordable microscope stands out from its competitions is that it uses a multiple-lens system to afford a crisp, magnified image with less distortion and chromatic aberration over the single lens or bead variety. Continue reading This $25 Accessory Uses A 3-Lens System To Let You Dive Into The Micro World

Take Your Smartphone Charging To Warp Speed With The Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core Usb Car Charger

Take your smartphone charging to warp speed with the Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core USB Car Charger. While this little guy here may not get your 500 dollar rundown Mazda station wagon into warp speed like it did for the USS Enterprise, it will, however, top up your USB-powered mobile gadgets with the much needed electrons swiftly. It comes with dual USB ports, each pumping out 2.1A which should be more than ample to charge two tablets simultaneously. And oh, it produces a maximum output of 4,000 terdynes per second, or maybe not. Continue reading Take Your Smartphone Charging To Warp Speed With The Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core Usb Car Charger

This Add-on Camera Will Turn Your Smartphone Into A 360 Camera

Yes. It is true that your smartphone already have at least one camera, but can it do 360 imaging? Nope. Not at this point anyways and so, if you want 360 imaging right off one single device, i.e. your smartphone, the ION360 U 4K 360-Degree Smartphone Camera is for you. ION360 U 4K 360-Degree Smartphone Camera is comprised of a 360 camera that goes on top of your smartphone and a case that serves to protect your phone. In addition to capturing 7.2MP stills in 360, the camera is also capable of shooting 360 videos in glorious, eye-watering 4K resolution which you can also choose to live stream to Facebook or YouTube (be mindful of your data plan, tho) Continue reading This Add-on Camera Will Turn Your Smartphone Into A 360 Camera

Sonnet Enables Mobile Comms Even Without Cell Networks Or Satellites

Living in city is a blessing. We have instant access to cellular networks, 4G data, WiFi and all. You know, all those things modern day Homo sapiens’ life depends on. So, the mere thought of going out of grid can be a rather scary prospect, but it shouldn’t be, if you have a device like Sonnet. So, what the hell is Sonnet, you ask? Well, think walkie-talkie and you get the idea. Except that, your smartphone is the walkie-talkie that allows you to text, send voice recordings and images, and let you in on your current position. Continue reading Sonnet Enables Mobile Comms Even Without Cell Networks Or Satellites

SPUD Is A 24″Display For Your Mobile Devices That Slips Into Your Purse

Until, businesses have been touting projector as the solution to your tiny mobile device screen. Projectors sound good and all, except that you need a proper surface to get things going. Just when you thought that (projector) is the only way to go, a Huston-based startup came up with a brilliant solution. Called Spontaneous Pop-up Display, or SPUD in short, it is a solution that sits between lugging along a projector (and finding a proper flat surface) and actually bringing along a full-size monitor. Well, about the latter… SPUD is actually a 24-inch display. Continue reading SPUD Is A 24″Display For Your Mobile Devices That Slips Into Your Purse

DeX Wants To Turn Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Into A Desktop Computer

Attempts to turn Android smartphone into a computer isn’t new, but somehow, Samsung made it a big thing. Or maybe it is a big deal because, Samsung DeX, the device that will enable the Android-based desktop experience, will turn the newly announced Galaxy S8 and S8+, and provide an experience that no other makers have done. To be honest, I almost dismissed as just another attempt to do so. However, in DeX’s case, docking the S8 or S8+ will enable seamlessly access to apps, edit documents, browse the web, watch videos, reply to messages and more, and doing so with a much larger display and the convenience offered by an actual keyboard and mouse. Continue reading DeX Wants To Turn Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Into A Desktop Computer

Ztylus Stinger Is An In-car USB Charger That Could One Day Save Your Life

You need to charge your mobile devices quickly when shuttering between point A and point B, and you also need to be prepared for unfortunate emergency situations where, you know, you are compelled to break the car window to get out, or perhaps, even cutting the seatbelt to free yourself. I know, today, to most people, the definition of ‘emergencies’ is more of the horror of gadgets running out of juice and does not include unforeseeable circumstances where breaking car windows and slicing seat belts are required, but in case you are one of the few sane people left on Earth who sees the possibility of bad things happening when commuting in a car, well, then then you will want the Ztylus Stinger In-car USB Charger and Emergency Tool in your life. Continue reading Ztylus Stinger Is An In-car USB Charger That Could One Day Save Your Life

Millennium Falcon Micro USB Charging Cable: Charging Turns Cool

Any Star Wars geek will be shouting out “shut up and take my Galaxy credits” and it did be the only rational thing to say. Unfortunately, however you scream, you will not be able to own it, at least for now, cos’ the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Micro USB Charging Cable, as it is called, is out of stock. Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. At just $19.99 and being a Millennium Falcon that charges your Earthly smartphones with light-up thrusters and illuminating cord that animates to boots, why wouldn’t it be sold out? However, you can opt to be notified when it is available. Continue reading Millennium Falcon Micro USB Charging Cable: Charging Turns Cool

Wear Your Phone Like A Detective And Say Goodbye To Bulging Pockets

Remember the super cool holster-style smartphone holder? Well, the dudes from Ukraine is back with a new iteration called Phonster X and this time, not only it has the option to hold more stuff, you get nine ways to wear it. Don’t like to snug under your armpit the fictional silver screen detective? Well, you don’t have to. You can choose to wear on your hip, on the thigh – Lara Croft-style, across your chest, wear it horizontally or vertically, secure to your hand, or even wear it like an armband. The only wear-style it does not support is ankle position like detectives do, but you don’t want your device to so near to the dirt, would you? Continue reading Wear Your Phone Like A Detective And Say Goodbye To Bulging Pockets

Disposable One-Time Use Portable Battery Should Be In Every Survival Kit

Improved battery technology may have enabled smartphone to last longer per charge, but it turns out to be counterintuitive cos’ the amount of time we spent on using our mobile devices also increases and to top that off, apps we used now also consume more of the battery life, and so, we are pretty much back to square one. That’s why portable battery or powerbank is a booming business, but even if you have powerbank handy, the truth is, you may have forgotten the cable. That’s one of life ‘bugger’ moment. When that happens, sometimes you wish you could just swap out the battery for a couple of double AAs. Continue reading Disposable One-Time Use Portable Battery Should Be In Every Survival Kit