Smartphone accessory

Renny Home smartphone hub and ringer review

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 …

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Add some beautiful color to your useful leather accessories with Tovi Sorga

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 …

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Add a little nature to your desk with this phone dock

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 …

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Take better selfies with the LuMee 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 …

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Clean your camera lens, smartphone screen, and other delicate devices with this 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 …

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WonderCube packs multiple smartphone accessories into a 1 inch cube

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 versions …

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Keep your smartphone safe and dry in this 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, …

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Turn your mobile device into an Intelligent Universal Remote with @7PM

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 …

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Add a ring light flash unit to your smartphone

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 …

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This 16-LED flash unit is the cure for dark smartphone photos

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 …

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Mount your tablet or phone almost anywhere with the Neutron S

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 …

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The iPhone 6 in this case survived a fall from the stratosphere

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, …

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Keep your phone charged with the Power Wallet

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 …

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Who needs an expensive digital projector when you can use a cardboard smartphone 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 …

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2X the battery life for the Caterpillar Cat B15Q phone with this extended battery by Mugen Power

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 …

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