Thursday, 19 July 2012 14:26
Always a brand to be at the forefront of technological advancement by pushing mobile phone technology to include other daily necessities, HEX presents the Stealth Case. Designed to house RFID-enabled cards that can be used at various locations and retailers for tap-to-pay transactions, the case allows for the transmission signals to pass through without having to remove the outer facade. While the world waits for this method of payment to become the norm, the case can also serve as a safe haven for credit cards and good old-fashioned paper bills. The Stealth Case for iPhone 4/4S can be purchased online for $35 USD.
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 12:55
As the latest addition to Benny Gold’s ever-expanding catalog of charming accessories, the San Francisco designer has worked with Material6 on a new wood iPhone backing. Bearing imagery from Gold’s latest Valencia Collection, a geometric Native pattern can be seen engraved on the item. Curly Figured Cherry wood construction and customary hidden paper plane emblems have also been included. Priced at $100 USD, this new release can be purchased here.
Published in Art & Design
Friday, 29 June 2012 19:44
While most of us with iPhones simply accept the built-in weather application for what it is, WTHR looks to improve upon the idea with a version of a clean-cut weather app. The Beautifully Simply Weather App is currently available in the App Store for $1 USD, and provides users with current local weather and seven day forecasts (in Fahrenheit or Celsius depending on preference). By the looks of it, the app appears to be even more simplified than Apple’s own version by providing users with text telling them the weather rather than simply displaying it.
Monday, 25 June 2012 17:11
Initiated by their self-professed ethos of “redefining protection,” MINIMAL Inc. design studio introduces the latest LUNATIK “TAKTIK” iPhone case. Injecting the phone case with the same characteristics of its previous LUNATIK design tenants, the iPhone case is as aesthetically pleasing as it is rugged and durable. Featuring a front plate of Gorilla Glass, a waterproof encasing, and anodized aluminum port coverings the TAKTIK case features a unique shockproof suspension system built in to prevent the phone from shattering and other damage should a drop occur. For those interested, MINIMAL Inc. has a Kickstarter project currently going for the production of the LUNATIK TAKTIK iPhone case. [See More]
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 23:51
Decking out your place with light dimmers will set you back a lot of coin, but thanks to Insteon you can now upgrade any light source in your crib for just $30 with its new Remote Control LED Bulb ($29.99). Here's how it works: Each bulb is equipped with a dual-band technology that allows it to act as a network repeater, and radio-frequency technology that allows it to communicate with a number of different devices like switches and dimmers. It gets cooler when you employ Insteon's SmartLinc, a device that plugs into a free socket and allows your web-enabled smartphone to control the LED Bulb. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:40
In addition to their smart Fortwo at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow, German tuner BRABUS and Smart have also dropped a matching two-wheeler. The Smart BRABUS e-bike has a 500-watt hub motor (double that of a regular smart bike’s) and it weighs more than ten percent less to boast an expected top speed exceeding 25mph. [Read More]
Published in Rides
Thursday, 14 June 2012 12:46
Apple recently rolled out a new line of its workhouse line of MacBook Pros ($2,199.00) which many reports suggested, was more of a modest upgrade across the hardware board – except for the Retina Display. A carryover from the iPhone’s ever envious display which has seen few equals, an expansive 2880 x 1800 screen offers enough real estate for all your visual needs. While the tagline of “Innovation in every dimension” may meet some critics, the new thinner unibody design and display are elements that simply cannot be overlooked. Enjoy.
Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:56
We've long thought it was stupid to hook up your iPhone to a car stereo that then makes you use its convoluted control system instead of the iPhone itself. Apparently, so did these guys. The Devium Dash ($290-$340) is a new in-dash car stereo that is built around a faceplate made to accommodate an iPhone or iPod Touch, securing it in a CNC'd aluminum and plastic cradle while giving you full access to the touchscreen and all your apps. Other features of the Dash include a double-din body, 50W x 4 output with 2 preamp outputs, and your choice of standard aluminum or anodized black or white finishes. Arriving in July.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:09
After years of taking up way too much space or otherwise looking dorky, Bluetooth headphones are finally starting to make sense as an alternative to their wired counterparts. Take the Plantronics BackBeat Go ($100) for example. This tiny set of in-ear phones offers passive noise cancellation, inline controls for skipping tracks and adjusting volume, up to 4.5 hours of playtime per charge, and the ability to function as a Bluetooth headset.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:57
After years of searching, we've finally found the monitoring camera we've been waiting for. Dropcam ($149) is an amazingly simple Wi-Fi video cam that lets you keep tabs on your home, business, or family from literally anywhere. Its dead-simple setup took us no more than two minutes for each camera — we were watching live footage in the time it would take us to even open another camera's packaging. You can watch your camera(s) live in your web browser or in the Dropcam app for iPhone or Android. [Read More]