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.
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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.
When you think of the daily abuse that aeroplane seats have to endure, it's a minor miracle they aren't torn to shreds after just a week of air travel. The fabrics used for the upholstery must be just short of indestructible, so it makes sense to eventually recycle those materials into bags and packs that can easily survive your daily commute.
The folks at Neowin made an exciting discovery at E3 this week. Originally teased as an April Fools' joke over a year ago, Hyperkin's Smart Boy was not only on the show floor with an updated design this year, it was also fully-functional, with a possible official release closer to December.
Cosplay season is in full swing, and in addition to top-notch cosplay and celebrities, attendees will also be treated to countless lines and crowded venues. To ensure you've always got a comfy place to sit and wait, Brando's got just the backpack for you.
Once a brand tailored to those who'd rather spend their weekends exploring the great outdoors than bingeing on Netflix, North Face is now creating packs designed for those who only ever hike to work. Its new Access Pack is engineered to safely carry and provide quick access to all of your gadgets. The backpack excels at that — but not much else.
Remember packing up your original Nintendo Entertainment System when your family visited relatives for a few days? You couldn't possibly be expected to go a few days without Punch-Out!!, but it would have been a lot easier if you had an NES built into a backpack. It's just too bad this one doesn't actually play games.
Case mods can be pretty cool even when they're quite basic — you know, some nicely routed cables and a custom water-cooling reservoir. But when you go all out, you can make something amazing — and that's exactly what this Aussie case mod, built to promote the new Far Cry game, is all about. On the outside it's little more than a bit of spray paint and stenciling, but take off the side and it hardly resembles a PC at all.
If people pouring tens of thousands of dollars into upgrading a Honda leaves you scratching your head, elaborate PC builds should baffle you even more. Some people take great pride in their sick computers, though, and what better way to show off than with a luxury yacht-shaped case?