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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" [...]

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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 [...]

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When using your cell phone to take selfies, you are limited by the length of your arm.  That limits the number of people you're able to include in a photo, and you may find it hard to trigger the camera when you've got your arm stretched out to the limit.  With Brando's Quick Selfie Pole [...]

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Always concerned about losing your smart phone? How about not being able to answer it in time because it is buried in your purse or bag?  The folks at Erasnep LLC may have the solution to those problems with their current Kickstarter project, the Pluggy Lock.  The lock is a stud-like device that you plug [...]

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When I have reviewed Bluetooth headsets, I've tried various methods of recording calls so I can include sound clips in the review.  If I had had the Cellphone Calls Recorder, I wouldn't have needed to do all the steps I had to do.  I could have just plugged this recorder into the microphone jack on [...]

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With the iPhone and Android Film Scanner, you'll be able to scan your own 35mm photo negatives directly into your smartphone, as easily as snapping a photo.  And you'll be able to color correct or even stitch together images before you save them.  You'll need to use the LomoScanner app from Lomography on your Apple [...]

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I've seen tray-top stands to hold your mobile devices during flights, but they always seemed a little dangerous to me.  Because they weren't tied down in any way, it seemed that your mobile device could go flying in case of turbulence.  The cradle of the Skyview Seatback Mount for Mobile Devices holds mobile smart phones, tablets, [...]

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The smartBandStand is an indiegogo project.  It's an impact-resistant smartphone case with connector button, a fully-adjustable stand with tilt-screen feature, and an armband with Velcro or bungee-hook closure in one.  It will be available to fit various iPhone, Samsung, HTC, and LG smart phones; standard colors are black, white, or red.  It can stand on a [...]

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Instead of a Bluetooth headset or one of those old-fashioned telephone handsets, attach the CB Radio iPhone Handset to your smart phone for some Smokey and the Bandit fun.  It has a mute button that silences the other side like a real CB radio handset, so it's not going to qualify as a hands-free device [...]

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We haven't had a landline for years, and I rely exclusively on my cell phone.  I need to keep it with me so I don't have to run around like a crazy person, trying to find it before the caller hangs up, but most of my clothes don't have pockets.  I've tried various bags over [...]

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The Ultima is the highest quality smartphone car mount I have ever heard of or seen. NKMOS originally introduced the Ultima as a KickStarter project back in 2012, where it surpassed its initial goal many times over. What sets the Ultima apart from the rest is its all-aluminum body, extra strong suction cup, stylish design, and [...]

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It won't remove that hazy film from your screen, but the PhoneSoap Universal Cellphone Charger promises to kill any bacteria, viruses, and even "SuperBugs that have developed resistance to the chemicals and antibiotics" on the surface of your phone.  It will sanitize any phone that fits into the 6" X 3.74"  X 0.78" inner compartment.  The [...]

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It's nice that phones and tablets usually have built-in external speakers so you can hear audio without needing earphones, but my experience has shown that those speakers are wimpy and don't produce great sound or even decent volume.  I doubt you'll get audiophile-pleasing sound, but you'll probably get more volume if you use the Mini Snail-shaped [...]

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Car interiors are becoming increasingly cluttered places.  When I got my new car, I decided not to mount my phone because I could not find a spot I liked.  When I heard of the new Arkon Slim-Grip Ultra Mounts, I had to take a closer look.  Would this give me more mounting options than I thought [...]

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The nice thing about smartphones and MP3 players is they're designed for use anywhere.  The bad thing about using them anywhere is the danger they face from unexpected falls from some of the places you try to use them.  With the ZHIP stand, you can securely tie your small portable device to a cabinet pull when [...]

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Velocity Clip review

Let's admit it, if you own a smartphone you fancy yourself an amateur photographer or videographer. I know I do! The problem I always run into is keeping my smartphone steady while shooting video or pictures. I have looked into many tripod adapters and even some standalone mounts for my iPhone, but most of them [...]

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Smart phones seem to be the camera most frequently used these days.  Many of them have weak flashes that don't do as good a job illuminating your subject as you'd like.  The Pocket Reflector, available from Photojojo, is a portable light reflector that directs extra light onto your subject for a better photo.  It folds [...]

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posted in Camera Gear, News

What you see in the picture isn't a couple of camera lenses.  It's a couple of cameras!  The Sony CyberShot DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera is a fully-functional, fully-featured camera minus an LED viewscreen.  Sony says this is the "first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips right to your smartphone".  You can connect the camera [...]

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No longer will you have to buy a device-specific leather case and keyboard for your new tablet, only to have to turn around and buy another as soon as you upgrade devices.  With ZAGG's new Universal Bluetooth Keyboard, you'll be able to use it with any Bluetooth-enabled device, even if you decide to switch platforms. [...]

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Ostfold is selling some elegant premium Italian vegetable tanned leather and Merino wool felt tablet cases on Etsy in the US.  They have sizes to fit the iPad (2nd-gen through current) or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.  Both cases feature a perforated leather pocket on the front that holds an included 16-page kraft paper notebook and [...]

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