Samsung previous released a couple of flip covers for the Galaxy Note II and the S III, where you had to replace the back cover with the case that also acted as a back cover and had a flap to protect the display. The problem with them was that the back cover was the same glossy material as the standard cover and was just as easy to scratch.
Enter these new protective flip covers. Available for both the Note II and the S III, these new covers feature a soft touch material for both the front as well as the back so you don’t have to worry about scratches any more. These new flip covers are available in multiple color options and Samsung will even give you a discount if you buy them in bulk. Read more »
Just as promised, the famous singer and musician Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) introduced his intriguing 14MP camera accessories for the Apple iPhone 5 at a special event in London.
The accessories are part of the i.am+ foto.sosho line-up and comprise of the C.4, V.4 for the iPhone 4 and 4S V.5 and L.5, naturally, for the iPhone 5. All of them come with interchangeable lenses and a dedicated app. Read more »
Singer and musician Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) is getting ready to release its own line of iPhone accessories. But these are not your run-of-the-mill accessories, we’re talking serious stuff. His lineup will be called i.am+ and the first accessory will be shell, which adds a real 14MP camera to the smartphone.
“We have our own sensor and a better flash. You dock you phone into our device and it turns you smartphone into a genius-phone. We take over the camera.” – says Will.i.am. Read more »
A short while after the launch of the Galaxy Note II, Samsung launched a special dock for the phablet.
Sammy is calling it the Smart Dock and its chock-full of features, which AndroidNZ has shown in a lengthy video. Read more »
When Apple launched the new Lighting connector with the iPhone 5, they immediately made all the existing accessories for iOS devices obsolete (unless you plan on using one of the optional adapters). However, it looks like it’s not going to take take long for accessory makers respond to the change and come out with new accessories designed for the new interface.
Belkin is the first out of the gate with a couple of accessories for your car that are compatible with the Lightning connector. Read more »
Samsung has announced a new accessory for the Galaxy Note II called the Smart Dock. This allows you to plug your phone into the dock and then use it as a makeshift desktop PC or media center.
The Smart Dock uses the microUSB port to interface with your Galaxy Note II. On the back is an HDMI port that will output 1080p video stream to a monitor or a TV. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack for outputting stereo sound. The microUSB port on the back lets you connect the dock to a charger or a computer. Read more »
Since the iPhone 5 launch it became clear the new and way expensive Lightning cable packs some sort of a security chip inside and because of that – the cheap Chinese knock-off cables won’t work.
New findings by the awesome guys at Chipworks however lead us to believe there’s hope for cheaper cables. Read more »
Since the next generation Lumia announcement lots of people have been wondering on the pricing of those shiny wireless charging accessories. Well, the good news is that it has now been revealed, but the bad news is that you probably won’t like it.
Clove UK is already taking pre-orders for the wireless charging shell, plate, stand and pillow. The accessories will be released alongside the Lumia 820 and 920, whenever the two smartphones launch. Read more »
JAYS of Sweden brings a rare, but welcome Scandinavian approach to personal audio products. The Stockholm-based company offers headphones which along with being well-made, sport an affordable price.
Quite frankly, my only experience with Scandianavian-flavored headphones has been trying out Bang & Olufsen headphones in a store. The goodies from the Danish company are well known for their quality and design, but also come with hefty price tag. In the case of JAYS of Sweden, I got a chance to try out the a-JAYS One+ and the a-JAYS Four. Both headsets are priced slightly above the $50 range, which was enough to get me curious. Read more »
Since the new Apple iPhone 5 comes with a brand new connectivity port called Lightning, many users were disappointed their old accessories won’t work.
After the announcement Apple unveiled two adapters – Lightning to 30-pin and Lightning to microUSB. As it turned out, though, the Lighting to 30-pin ridiculously overpriced gadget won’t support TV-out. Read more »
The newly announced iPhone 5 introduced a smaller but still proprietary Lightning USB port. It’s different from the microUSB standard required by the EU Commission, so Apple once again had to come up with a workaround.
Yes, I am talking another adapter – Lightning to microUSB. Read more »
New leaked photos of Apple’s new USB interface jack show it’s about the same size as microUSB jacks. So far we’ve seen a lot of iPhone 5 leaks showing reference designs distributed among Chinese sources, and all of them suggest Apple is switching to a smaller size jack for the next iPhone (reportedly for the iPad mini too).
So hot on the heels of these leaks, come these photos of Apple USB cables, showing in detail the new connector plug Apple would use.
Of course, before we see the thing announced for real next week on September 12, we’ll never know for sure, but these shots seem quite believable on their own. Read more »
Okay, the Nokia Wireless Charging accessories are seriously cool, but what if you want more than just charge your phone? Nokia thought of this as well and has teamed up with JBL to introduce the PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker.
There’s also the PlayUp Wireless Speaker, but it doesn’t offer charging. Both accessories however, come with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. Read more »
Nokia has just announced the next generation Windows Phone smartphones – the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. One of the cool new features shared by the duo is the wireless charging support.
Nokia has already announced four compatible accessories and two partners, who agreed to install charging stations in their respective chains – Virgin Atlantic and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Read more »
It seems Apple is in the process of upgrading their iconic white earphones. I use ‘iconic’ only to describe the design, because when it comes to sound quality they sound about as good as a doctor’s stethoscope.
The pair you see above were spotted in Vietnam, the country famous for leaking Apple products well before launch (among other things). Read more »