The Rhino Shield is a new impact resistant screen protector that is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. The screen protector was created by Evolutive LABS and claims to absorb up to 5 times as much energy as an unprotected screen. The .029 cm thick protective shield is also scratch and smudge proof. Just in case you don’t believe all of this, Evolutive LABS created this video showcasing the Rhino Shields capabilities.
Now, I know what you’re saying. Who gives a damn about your charging cable for your phone? You may have a valid point, but these are not only dope-looking, they’re also extremely functional. The regular cables have a reach of 3ft. whereas the XXL models have a 6ft. reach! I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t definitely make use of that.
This may seem a little ridiculous, but come to think of it, most of my friends do have iPhones (or iPods), and everyone in my immediately family does… so it may be worth having just for ol’ family gatherings around the holidays. It seems novel, but I think there is also something to be said for feeling those cards shuffle in your hands. Also, I don’t know how many decks of cards I’ve ruined due to beer spills… and it’s a lot easier to replace a deck of cards than it is an iPhone 5… unless you have Liquipel of course.
Uploading videos to YouTube just became a whole lot easier. YouTube released the “Capture” App today which allows users to capture, edit, and upload videos to YouTube directly from their phone. As of right now this App is only available for the iPhone and iPod with an Android version set to launch in the near future.
Pretty clever little idea here. Put a credit-card-sized device in your wallet. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth. You can then be alerted when you separate from your wallet and/or you can tell your wallet to beep so you can find it. It also takes a GPS snapshot of the point of separation so you can go back to the place where you left it.
Mayyybe ripping off Nintendo’s name for the Wii-mote a little bit here, but I don’t really care about any of that nonsense. What I do care about is that I could turn on my space heater 15 minutes before I got home, so my place would be cozy upon my arrival. Basically anything you can plug into a wall can be turned into a remote activated device with this Belkin WeMo system — coffee maker, TV, fan, lamp, you name it.
Well this is pretty dope. Using the Lockitron system you can now use your cell phone to lock/unlock your door from anywhere in the world. The WiFi-connected product mounts over your existing deadbolt in seconds and lets you control your lock from wherever you are using SMS or the internet. If you have an iPhone 4S or 5, you can also unlock your door in person without ever touching your keys. The Lockitron will sense you approaching your door using Bluetooth 4.0 and unlock it for you. Lastly, the system will notify you when a friend or spouse returns home, and it has a knock sensor to let you know if someone’s come by to visit. Lockitron is compatible with any smartphone. Older phones can use Lockitron through simple text message commands.
The House of Marley is expanding their collection of premium quality, earth-friendly personal audio and lifestyle products with the Get Up Stand Up home audio system. Featuring a distinctive design, the Get Up Stand Up is uniquely crafted from one piece of Forest Stewardship Council certified bent birch wood. Recycled plastic components and post-consumer packaging add to its environmentally-friendly design. The Get Up Stand Up comes equipped with an iPod/iPhone/iPad docking and charging station and two aux-in ports (3.5mm cable included). Other features include high output 4.5-inch woofers, 1-inch tweeters, a powerful amplifier, remote control and a universal 100/240VAC power adapter.
I’m not one that usually keeps a case on my phone, but I could definitely make use of this ReadyCase. It’s super slim first off, which is probably the most important thing for me. It also has an integrated headphone clip, an 8GB or 16GB USB flash drive, and a multi-tool. Pretty dope stuff.