Archive for Mobile Accessories

ProClip Droid X Smartphone Mount

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2010

Do you have a dock in your car for your phone? Probably not. You probably just put the phone into the cup holder or toss it on the seat. But when you do that, your phone might end up in the floor and that isn’t good.

Well, ProClip is here to help. ProClip has these vehicle mounts for just about any car on the road. Just choose a device specific mount to go with those clips and they will hold your mobile phone safely and securely. Now ProClip has announced a new mount for the Motorola Droid X.

Peek rolls out Peek 9 messaging device

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on September 20th, 2010

Peek has been offering its communicator devices for a while now. These devices or sort of like a smartphone, but lack the voice capability. Peek has unveiled its latest offering called the Peek 9. The new device is available to purchase right now for $69.99.

The device with two months of service is $99.99. After that, the service is $19.95 monthly, $179.95 for a year, or lifetime service is $249.95. The Peek 9 measures 4″ x 2.7″ x 0.4″ and weighs 3.8 ounces. The screen of the device is 2.5-inches and has a resolution of 320 x 240.

Quirky Tilt for iPhone 4 surfaces

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on July 16th, 2010

Quirky has made some of the coolest gadgets and off the wall products I have seen over the last few months. The latest product to come from Quirky is for the iPhone 4 and is called the Tilt.

The Tilt case has a flip down section that can be used to prop the phone up in portrait or landscape modes. The case is offered in black or purple/white colors and the thing is a bumper style case. It should keep you from blocking the antenna and help reception too.

Coveroo offers iPhone 4 cases you can customize

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on June 25th, 2010

One of the things about the iPhone is that with its popularity just about everyone has one. It’s hard to be unique when everyone uses the same gear. Coveroo has announced a couple new cases for the iPhone 4.

Among the new cases are ones that are printed with the typical stuff we see like movie characters, team logos, and other designs. The cool case is one that the company will put your own picture or design on.

Primo Cube secondary battery for MicroUSB and MiniUSB phones

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

Phones these days use a lot of power. In fact, most of us need to charge our phone mid-day and at night. That’s where the Primo Cube comes in handy. It’s a tiny square charger that plugs into either a MicroUSB or MiniUSB jack on a phone.

It will work with just about any smartphone other than the iPhone that lacks USB. Could be very convenient and that $40 well worth it if it gives you precious juice.

Fake painting blocks cellphone signals

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2010

We aren’t sure why you would want to block all cell signals in your home. Maybe if you are a super villain or a spy this would come in handy. Maybe you just want people to stay off the phone and focus.

Anyway, this cell phone jammer is disguised to look like a generic painting of some boats. People will just think you buy crap art and they will stop visiting you because you live in a dead zone. It will cost you $150. Hey, art uglier than this costs a lot more.

Mini Bluetooth Keyboard for Smartphones

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2010

Seems like more and more mini Bluetooth keyboards are coming onto the market. This Mini Bluetooth Keyboard for Smartphones is the latest, fresh out from Chinavasion. It’s about the same size as an iPhone and gives you 49 qwerty keys.

It plays nice with Macs, PCs, PS3s and the iPad as well as Symbian60, Android and Windows Mobile 6.0 phone. It recharges via USB but sadly it lacks function keys. The price is only $23, which makes this one tempting.

Earloomz adds style to boring Bluetooth headsets

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on April 13th, 2010

Bluetooth headsets can at times have cool designs, but most of them are boring black devices with little style. If you are the type that wants devices that appeal to your sense of style, Earloomz has the headset for you.

The Earloomz line of headsets sell for about $60 and can be had in a ton of different designs. You can get things like flags, movies, and musical artists on the outside of the Bluetooth device.

Wrapsol Ultra film protects from scratches and drops

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on March 19th, 2010

I have used protective films for my iPhone for a long time. I like the invisibleSHIELD line of films because it works well and lasts a long time. A new film called Wrapsol Ultra has debuted that might be better than the invisibleSHIELD stuff I normally like.

The new Wrapsol Ultra film promises to not only protect from scratches on the screen and back of your iPhone, the film also claims to protect from drops. Wrapsol claims the film is strong enough to protect the device from a drop of up to 6-feet.

Case-mate ships Hug wireless charge kit for iPhone

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on March 9th, 2010

I have used an iPhone for the last few years and I really like the thing. I don’t like having to charge the iPhone with the normal charge cable though. I have been using a WildCharge wireless system, but the case used with the charger isn’t the best.

Case-mate has announced that it is now shipping its new Hug wireless charge system for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The Hug system includes the wireless charge base, hard case, and a screen protector. The case goes all around the iPhone and is made from injection molded materials.

Novero TheTalkyOne and other gear debut

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on March 3rd, 2010

Novero makes Bluetooth headsets for mobile phones that are attractive to look at and work well. The company has announced three new products this week with the typical odd names Novero prefers. The new gear includes TheTalkyOne, TheTravelOne, and TheCarOne.

TheTalkyOne is the most interesting of the items and is a Bluetooth speakerphone designed for use in the car and the home. It can speak text messages out to the user and can pair with two phones at once. The device has 180 hours of standby time and 15 hours of talk time per charge.

Unioo whips out new iPhone external batteries

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on February 24th, 2010

One of the only bad things about my iPhone is that the battery just doesn’t last long when I use it to play games or surf the internet. A good 45 minutes of gaming eats half the battery capacity. That means I often end up needing an external battery to keep playing.

Unioo has unveiled a pair of new batteries specifically for the iPhone and iPod that connect to the charge port of the devices. The batteries include the i800 and i1500. The difference between the two is that the i800 has 800mAh of power and the i1500 has a 1500mAh battery inside. The i800 can be pre-ordered for under $40.

Pong anti-radiation cellphone case

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

From the fine folks at Pong Research(They haven’t done much since testing Pong consoles in the late seventies apparently) come these anti-radiation cases for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and Blackberry Curve… Despite the fact that radiation from cellphones has not yet been proven to harm people.

The Pong anti-radiation cases are mostly made of silicone, with a “Pong gold PCB module” embedded in the case. Apparently the module has been proven to reduce the radiation from an iPhone into a user’s head to “a third of what it would be without the case.”

Navigon updates its iPhone nav app with new features

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on February 10th, 2010

Navigon has had a GPS navigation app for the iPhone for a long time now. The company has announced that it is releasing some important updates for the app that add new features users will really like. Among the new features is social networking interaction.

The app can now send location information and ETA data to Twitter or Facebook if desired without interfering with the GPS nav function. The new update also adds new views to the maps using data from NASA.

WiPower unveils Wireless Power Mobile Design Kit

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on January 4th, 2010

I think one of the most popular features on many mobile phones moving forward will be wireless charging. The Pre has a wireless charger option already, but most phones have to be connected to a wire to charge. I use a WildCharge case and charge pad for my iPhone to charge the device without needing wires, and it is great.

WiPower has announced a new developer’s kit for its technology called the Wireless Power Mobile Design Kit. The kit includes the wireless power charge base, access to white label transmitters and a wireless power transmitter good for up to 15W.