Smartphone accessory

Renny Home - 07

What do you imagine a “smartphone hub” for your home would do? For some reason, I thought it would integrate my smartphone and landline in some way to make it easier to use both throughout my house. I was pretty excited about that concept when I asked to review the Renny Home product. Let me [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
tovisorga-leather-goods-2

If you like your accessories to be unusual and not something everyone you'll meet will be carrying, too, then you need to check out Tovi Sorga's beautiful, colorful leather goods.  Tovi's biography says he is an "independent artist, designer and craftsman of bespoke, printed leather fashion accessories. He is one of the only leather-craft artisans [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cases and Covers, News
brika-large-phone-dock-2

This little stoneware pot is actually a charging dock that works with a variety of phones, including iPhone, Galaxy Note, Motorola Droid, and many more.   In addition to the dock, the Large Phone Dock also has a couple of little compartments that can be used for desk accessories.  You could put paper clips in the [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
lumee-lighted-cell-phone-case

It's a shame you have to use the front-facing camera on your phone for selfies, because that camera doesn't have a flash.  When you aren't in well-lighted places, your selfies will be lacking in detail because of the poor lighting.  The LuMee Light Up Cell Phone Case with built-in lights that shine on your face [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Cases and Covers, iOS, News
thinkgeek-smartphone-cleaning-kit

For some reason, ThinkGeek calls this the Smartphone Kit of Perpetual Cleaning.  It's not just for cleaning smartphones, though.  You can clean any of your devices with delicate glass parts, such as your camera lenses, as well as binoculars, telescopes, microscopes, and even your glasses and sunglasses.  The kit includes 12 disposable lens cleaners, Dust [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
wondercube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJWyRwqHtmY WonderCube is an Indiegogo crowdfunding project for an 8-in-1 adapter that is small enough to attach to your keychain. This one inch cube transforms into the following tools: USB cable, USB charger, phone stand, OTG USB cable, sync cable, emergency battery charger, flash memory and an LED flashlight. The WonderCube will be available in [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News
satechi-gomate-waterproof-smartphone-case

The Satechi GoMate Waterproof Case has a double waterproof seal to keep your smartphone safe in wet environments.  The GoMate case is IPX-8 waterproof standard level-certified, which means it can withstand submersions in up to 20 feet of water, so you know it will keep your phone protected from "water, dirt, snow, and mud while swimming, [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, News
looq-@7pm-ir-remote-for-mobile-devices

If you're tired of dealing with a stack of remotes to control your home theater system, and you don't want to break the bank buying a universal remote, turn your smart phone or tablet into your one-remote-to-rule-them-all device.  The @7PM Intelligent Universal Remote plugs into the audio jack on your mobile device.  The app has an [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, News
smartphone-ring-light

Photojojo has a ring light flash unit for your smartphone.  The Smartphone Ring Light is constantly on for evenly-lit portraits, videos, and even macro shots.  It's available with a case for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, or you can buy just the ring light for use with other smartphones.  Even if you purchase it [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
flash-and-fill-in-light-for-phone-cameras

Actually, the Smart 16-LED Warm White Light 3-Mode Fill Light for Mobile Phone works with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch, Android phones and tablets, and with Windows 8 devices.  You'll need a headphone jack to plug the unit in, and you'll need the iBlazr software to automatically fire the flash.  Apparently, you can also just turn the [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, News, Windows Phone
neutron-s-phone-and-tablet-mount

With the Neutron S, you can hang your phone or tablet (under 1 pound) in your car, on your computer, on the wall, or even on the fridge.  The Neutron S is a small square of machined aerospace aluminum with a shielded permanent neodymium magnet which will never lose its hold.  You attach the Neutron S to [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News
urban-armor-gear-iphone-6-plus-case-2

The photo of the cased iPhone 6 in space isn't an artist's rendering; it was taken by the camera sent up on the weather balloon with this phone.  Urban Armor Gear tested their iPhone 6 case by sending it up to the stratosphere and dropping it from 101,000+ feet.  During the trip up and down, [...]

Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
michael-kors-crossbody-phone-case

The Michael Kors Crossbody Case is a wallet with room for your cards, cash, and a phone in a central storage pocket.  It's made of the finest quality full-grain, premium saffiano leather (both interior and exterior).  It has a  leather and metal chain strap that's long enough to wear crossbody.  I've found two versions available.  The [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
photojojo-power-wallet-2

The Power Wallet from Photojojo is big enough to use as your go-to-lunch wallet, with room for your phone inside, plus room for cards and cash, too.  At 4.5” high X 8.5” long X 1” deep, it's big enough to accommodate the iPhone 6 Plus.  The wallet is made of synthetic leather, and it has a removable [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News, Wallets
projector

Here's a low tech alternative to the expensive hi-tech problem of viewing movies on your smartphone. Instead of crowding around your phone's screen, project the image on a wall using the Smartphone Projector. This DIY kit is made of sturdy cardboard and a comes with a glass lens that will magnify the image on the [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, iOS, News, Windows Phone
mugen-power-extended-battery-cat-b15Q

There are a lot of mobile phones on the market today, but it can be impossible to find accessories designed for your particular device if you don't have an Apple or Samsung product.  Mugen Power has an extended Li-ion battery for your phone, if you happen to have the Caterpillar Cat B15Q phone.  The standard battery [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
travelon-slim-pouch

The Anti-Theft Classic Slim Pouch from Travelon looks perfect for keeping your cards, passport, and a phone with you while you travel.  The bag has a quick-access phone pocket on the front and a small zippered pocket for cash or small items.  The main zipper compartment can be locked to prevent easy access to the [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
waterfield-finn-wallets

A couple of years back, Julie reviewed Waterfield's Finn wallet and found it to be as great as the Waterfield Catch Wallet that she has used for years.  The Finn  wallets have a zipper that opens up the top and one side for easy access to the cards and cash stored in the two pockets [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets
triple-c-power-purse-2

The Triple C Power Purse has a built-in battery and plenty of room to hold a phone or phablet.  The bag has two built-in cables, one USB to charge the hidden, high-capacity internal battery and one USB female plug to attach your device's own cable to.  There's plenty of room inside the 4.5" X 8.75" [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
ChiqueFabrique-iphone-6-6-Plus-cases-2

I'm in love with the embossed red leather iPhone pouch and cross-body phone pouch from ChiqueFabrique.  This Etsy shop, which ships worldwide from Gilbert, Arizona, makes beautiful, simple phone cases and bags.  The cross-body phone pouch (top and bottom left) measures 8" X 5", so it should fit even the biggest phones, including the iPhone 6 [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cases and Covers, iOS, News