Smartphone accessory

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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Shed a little extra light on the subject with the Pocket Reflector

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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Turn your smartphone into a 10X zoom Sony camera

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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ZAGG introduces a Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

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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Leather and felt tablet cases from Ostfold

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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This notepad folio has a place for your smart phone

I’ve seen cases that combine a paper notepad with tablet storage, but the Carezza Phone Pocket Folio from Levenger is the first I’ve seen that has storage for a smart phone.  Carezza leather is buttery soft but strong, and it’s available in the black or purple shown in the image (click for a better view). …

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Which comes first – the accessory or the phone?

Remember waiting for weeks for accessories to be available for your new phone?   Being extra careful not to scratch your new gadget until some company had time to get the new device, finalize their case design, produce it, and get it ready to ship it?  Apparently those days are gone, and accessories are available …

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Is it hot in here? Thermodo says “maybe so”

Have you ever wanted to know the temperature where you were, inside or outside? Thermodo by Robocat, a passive temperature sensor for your mobile devices, can tell you how hot or cold it is. The device works by plugging an external sensor into the headphone jack of your mobile device. Along with the temperature sensor, …

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Pebble E-Paper Smart Watch for iPhone and Android review

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’re probably familiar with the very successfully funded Pebble E-Paper Smart Watch for iPhone and Android Kickstarter project.  I too got caught up in the hype and paid $115 last May 18th for the privilege of supporting this project.  After multiple missed ship dates, it …

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ZAGG Introduces Three New ZAGGsparq External Batteries

If you’re looking for an external battery to keep your smartphone or your tablet charged while you’re away from an outlet, take a look at the new line of ZAGGsparq chargers from ZAGG.  All three new models contain Lithium-ion batteries that can keep your smartphones charged, and a couple of them can even power up …

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Turn Your Smartphone into a Scanner with the StandScan Pro

We’ve told you about several portable scanners, and readers have said they simply use their phone’s camera to snap a shot.  I’ve tried the photo approach, but I often end up with a crooked image or a dark place that obscures some of the image.  That’s fine for casual use, but it won’t work so …

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aPen A5 Smart Stylus for iPad Review

Do you use your iPad for taking notes for classes or business meetings?  If the answer is yes, do you use an on-screen keyboard, Bluetooth keyboard, or stylus?  Typing on the on-screen keyboard can be too slow for efficient notes, and using a Bluetooth keyboard means you probably need some sort of desk to set …

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Just Mobile Xtand Go Mounting System for iPhone 4/4S Review

As I have stated in past reviews, keeping my world less cluttered and relatively organized is key to managing my hectic, whirlwind life. Whether it is for work or personal travel, when I am in a vehicle my smartphone is typically rattling around the center console or available cup holder. A very sad circumstance, since …

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