As smartphone screens have grown, using their on-screen keyboards with one hand has become problematic for anyone without lanky digits. Dougie Mann’s TypeCase might be the solution. It’s a smartphone case packed with electronics and five buttons meant to make single-handed typing doable again. You don’t even need to look at the screen to do so — once you get the hang of it.
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It was supposed to be the ultimate handheld portable gaming console, but the Nintendo Switch didn’t quite fit the bill. The Switch Lite promises a better design for gaming on the go, but Nintendo has only just revealed what is possibly the best new feature for improved portability: A snap-on case with a flip cover for protecting the console’s screen and joysticks.
If there’s not a fancy, over-tuned car in your driveway, there’s a good chance there’s a fancy, over-tuned gaming PC sitting on your desk. The beige PC boxes of the ‘80s are long gone, now replaced with cases adorned with blinking lights, LCD screens, and exotic shapes - including one now shaped like the ultimate power that once wreaked havoc a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
It won’t be long before smartphones ditch every last physical button, but is that necessarily a good thing? Fewer components in a device means more profit for manufacturers, but users are left having to learn awkward touchscreen gestures to compensate.
Researchers at Columbia University are bringing back the button with a customisable smartphone case that works without the need for batteries, wires, or even a Bluetooth connection.
Over the past few years, Ossia has impressed us with demonstrations of its over-the-air power delivery system which promises to make charging cables and pads obsolete. But it’s always been just demos of prototypes, which feels like a constant tease of a future we want right now. For CES 2019, however, Ossia has worked with accessories maker Spigen to develop the first truly wireless charging case for smartphones, and given us a more solid timeline of when the company’s wireless power tech will be available to everyone.
It's easy to look back on the original iPhone 2G with reverence. It revolutionised the mobile phone industry, and paved the way for our lives to be taken over by mobile apps. And for the three of you who yearn for a modern smartphone wrapped in 2007 design aesthetics, Spigen's created an iPhone X case that will make your device look like Apple's original game changer.
As an avid portable gamer, you might assume smartphones, and their app stores filled with million of titles, would be my ideal device. But part of me still yearns for physical buttons to mash, like my beloved Game Boy had. That's probably why I find this case that puts a bunch of basic video games on the back of a smartphone so appealing.
So you just bought an iPhone X. It's fast, gorgeous, and everything you could ask for in an absurdly priced consumer device. There's just one problem. As good as it looks, it's way too precious for life without some kind of protection. You're going to need a case, but what kind should you get? Plastic is for peasants and leather is for murderers, so what is a responsible iPhone X owner supposed to do?
If you're in the market for a Google Pixel 2 when it comes out on October 31, you're probably in the market for a case too. The pair go together like hand in glove and, just like gloves, there are plenty of options to wrap around your phone to keep it safe. Here are a few of the cases coming out soon for the Pixel 2.
In 2012, when everyone assumed that no one wanted a smartwatch, the original Pebble became the poster-child for the crowdfunding site Kickstarter when it raised just over $US10 million from excited backers. Five years later, Pebble is no more, its intellectual assets are now owned by Fitbit, and the company's CEO is returning to Kickstarter with a new product that promises to protect and charge your pricey AirPods headphones.
With the April 28 launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 creeping up on us, I've been trying to find a good case to protect my new phone -- even though I don't usually like covers. I think I've settled on my favourite: this leather-wrapped case from Mujjo.
Until Apple stops chasing thinner iPhone designs at the cost of battery life, trying to find a way to keep your device charged will just be a way of life. But if you don't mind adding a little bulk to your smartphone, a new iPhone case will ensure you can always be charging whenever an outlet is nearby.
Let's get the bad news out of the way first. This Space Invaders-themed backpack only looks like a miniature replica of an arcade machine -- it doesn't actually let you play the classic video game that has you fending off alien invaders. But we'll happily turn a blind eye to that oversight, because everything else about this pack is fantastic.
When you're storming into battle brandishing a Bat'leth, Daqtagh, Mek'leth and other traditional Klingon weapons, you're going to need an easy way to carry all those armaments -- plus maybe a few snacks. This lovely messenger bag might not be part of the official Klingon uniform, but who says a warrior can't also be organised?
If you're not careful, photography can become a black hole of never-ending accessories and camera gear that you can never escape. You don't always need to bring along an entire studio's worth of gear to get a great shot, and Betabrand is making it even easier to travel light with a new camera bag featuring a reflector built right in.
"Bring back the audio jack." That's the tagline used by a line of phone cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus that promises restores the 3.5mm headphone jack that Apple removed from the new handsets. The creators of the Fuze Cases also claim their product can double the phones' battery life. Read on to find out more.
If you travel with a lot of expensive camera, video or music gear, there's a good chance you stuff it all in a Pelican case to ensure that it arrives unscathed. The company is known for its nearly indestructible cases, and now that it's made a cooler, you'll never have to worry about something happening to your drinks.
A backpack is a great way to carry a bunch of stuff while keeping your arms free. That's why they can be a great photography accessory. The fact that it's always out of reach on your back is annoying, though. This is surely why Wolffepack has created a photography-focused pack that you can access without having to remove it.