Oeago’s Ultra Thin iPhone 6 case is just 0.3mm thick

By Lory Gil on Aug 27, 2015

One of the best features of the iPhone 6 is the ultra slim design. It is so thin, it could hide behind a CD case. You may want to protect your high tech device but not want to add any bulk at all.

Oeago makes an Ultra Thin case for the iPhone 6 that is actually the thinnest you can buy. At only 0.3mm thick and weighing only 0.3 ounces, the case adds the least amount of bulk to your iPhone 6 possible so you can maintain the same aesthetic you love. Read More

 

Apple now selling third-party Watch accessories in its retail stores

By Cody Lee on Aug 26, 2015

Folks in the market for third-party Apple Watch accessories may want to keep an eye on their local Apple Stores. MacRumors has confirmed that the Cupertino company has begun carrying third-party Watch add-ons in at least some of its retail locations.

The first such accessory spotted in an Apple Store is ElevationLab’s NightStand for Apple Watch. It’s a simple, elegant stand, that costs $29.95 and it appears the company has partnered with Apple on product packaging and Sport band-matching colorways. Read More

 

Skiva PowerFlow car charger juices up your iPhone fast

By Lory Gil on Aug 26, 2015

There is nothing worse than realizing that your iPhone’s battery is drained when the only charger you have is for the car, especially if you aren’t planning on driving for very long the next time you hit the road.

The Skiva PowerFlow car charger is a simple Lightning charger for the car with one special feature; it juices up your device with the fastest charge possible. Read More

 

MagCable brings MagSafe-like experience with fast-charging to your iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 25, 2015

If the 12-inch MacBook is indicative of Apple’s future plans, the popular MagSafe adapter is on its way out as USB-C comes into full view.

Sadly, USB-C is plagued with a major drawback: the standard doesn’t use Apple’s proprietary MagSafe charging method which employs magnets to ensure your notebook doesn’t fly off a desk or wiggle the pins when you trip on the cord.

With MagSafe’s future hanging in the balance, a company called aMagic Ltd. set out to replicate the MagSafe charging experience on Lightning-enabled iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. Read More

 

Philips launches dimming kit for Hue wireless bulbs

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 25, 2015

Philips’s ‘Hue’ programmable LED lights can now be controlled in a more traditional fashion with the new Hue Wireless Dimming Kit and white bulbs.

Announced this morning, the Dimming Kit allows you to adjust the brightness of up to ten white bulbs at the same time and can be installed directly on the wall or used as a remote control of sort for Hue lights.

The Hue Wireless Dimming Kit can be hooked up to Philips’ existing Hue hardware via the company’s Hue bridge accessory to control the standard Hue and Hue Lux lighting. Read More

 

Review: RIF6 Cube Projector – a great iPhone companion?

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 24, 2015

The RIF6 Cube ($269 on Amazon) is a portable DLP projector that’s super-small at only 2”x 2”. You can literally fit this projector in your pocket and then use it to project an image from your iPhone’s screen up to 120”.

The main thing that the RIF6 has going for it is its size, or lack thereof. It’s so incredibly tiny, that it’s hard to believe that it can project anything, let alone a 120” picture.

The small size, though, is both a blessing and a curse for the RIF6. Due to its small size, it’s sub-HD at an 854×480 resolution. It also packs a speaker that features barely audible sound quality.

But I’ve decided that both of these downsides are things that most people will be able to live with, because you’re buying this projector for the incredible sense of portability and flexibility that it brings, not because it packs the latest and greatest features in projector technology.

Watch our video review inside as I highlight the unboxing of the RIF6 Cube, and showcase the basic setup and display capabilities that this svelte little device possesses. Read More

 

Anker’s 40W five-port charger gets the job done for multiple devices at once

By Lory Gil on Aug 24, 2015

How many smartphones, tablets, and music players do you have in your household? Chances are, you have more than two. In some households, there are a lot more than that. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem like there are enough plugs to charge everyone’s gadgets.

Anker makes a 40W five-port charger that features specially designed device recognition technology so it will charge different types of gadgets at their fullest speed all at the same time, and you only need one wall plug. Read More

 

Nomad Stand for Apple Watch review

By Sébastien Page on Aug 22, 2015

In my apparently endless search for the perfect Apple Watch dock, I have come across the Nomad Stand. Its simple design is what caught my eye at first, but after using it for a few days, I can say there is more to it than meet the eyes.

Most of the stands for Apple Watch I’ve seen so far seem to take the wrong approach. They appear to try too hard to design something that in many cases doesn’t compliment the design of the Apple Watch itself, but actually works against it.

Nomad Stand succeeds where many others have failed. Read More

 

Keep your iPhone 6 charged at a distance with Bolse’s Cloth Jacketed Lightning Cable

By Lory Gil on Aug 20, 2015

There are two things wrong with Apple’s Lightning cable. One is that the cord is just not long enough to be useful. The other is that it tends to tangle when not properly stored.

Bolse solves both of those problems with a six-foot MFi certified cord that is covered in a high-quality nylon jacket so you can plug your iPhone 6 into the wall and still use it while sitting on the couch. Read More

 

Benuo Leather Folio Flip case adds a vintage look to your iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Aug 19, 2015

If your fashion sense sits firmly in mid-century design, you may be more interested in a vintage look than Apple’s modern minimalist look. It doesn’t mean you can’t have both.

Benuo makes a Leather Folio Flip case out of genuine grain leather with a retro theme that makes your iPhone look like it belongs in an episode of Mad Men. Read More

 

The Spigen Nightstand S350 is my favorite Apple Watch charging dock

By Sébastien Page on Aug 18, 2015

The Spigen Nightstand S350 is a new charging dock for Apple Watch that minimalists like me will surely appreciate. Its very small footprint and simple design make it the perfect nightstand accessory to charge your Apple Watch at night, while preventing to clutter the precious space of your bedside table. Read More

 

Misfit and Speedo partner up for a new lap counting tracker for swimmers

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 18, 2015

Misfit, the maker of wearable activity trackers, and swimwear company Speedo today announced they partnered up to create a new Shine activity tracker designed to count swim laps, because step counting is so 2014.

The all-new ‘Speedo Shine’ is basically a special version of the company’s ‘Shine’ fitness tracking wearable which caters to swimmers. Waterproofed to 50 meters, the device uses proprietary lap counting algorithms with “industry-leading accuracy” and launches on September 1 exclusively through Apple Stores. Read More

 

Easy-Tech 2-in-1 car mount gives you choices when securing your iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Aug 18, 2015

When we talk about car mounts on iDB, inevitably, someone will comment on the inefficiency of one type over another. Some prefer dash mounts. Others prefer air vent mounts. Now, you don’t have to choose.

Easy-Tech’s 2-in-1 car mount can be attached to your windshield or your air vent. So you have the option of either display. The only thing missing is a cup holder mount, and then everyone would be happy. Read More

 

Macally MCUPMP cup holder mount keeps your iPhone 6 within reach

By Lory Gil on Aug 15, 2015

When it comes to iPhone mounts, people have differing opinions on where they want it to be. Some prefer a dashboard mount for convenient viewing. However, dashboard mounts are illegal in some states. An air vent mount still provides eye-level viewing, but covers your air vent. And, then there are cup holder mounts.

The MCUPMP is a cup holder mount that holds your iPhone 6 securely in place so you can quickly access maps, music, and other important apps without having to pull it out of your pocket. Read More

 

Apple launches new Link Bracelet Kit, L/XL Sport Bands and standalone Modern Buckle

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 14, 2015

After launching its wearable device earlier this morning through Best Buy Canada and the Australian department store Harvey Norman’s outlets in Auburn, New South Wales, Apple surprised Apple Watch fans by making available a few new accessories on its online store.

An all-new Link Bracelet Kit and L/XL Sports Bands to fit bigger wrists are now available through the Apple Online Store.

In addition, the 38mm Modern Buckle band is now available on a standalone basis for the first time since the Apple Watch’s April debut. Read More

 

TechMatte MagGrip air vent mount is a cradle-less holder for your iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Aug 14, 2015

We’ve mentioned a couple of air vent mounts in the past, each one with a different feature, but all of them are cradle mounts. However, there is an easier way to mount your iPhone to your car so you can set up and go.

TechMatte’s MagGrip is a magnetic mount for your car’s air vent so you can simply set it on the base and drive off. There is no need to clip it or snap it to your iPhone 6. When you want your device back, pull it away from the magnetic base and you are done. Read More

 

Catalyst unveils the world’s first waterproof Apple Watch case

By Lory Gil on Aug 12, 2015

Last week, I went on a hike and ended up at a swimming hole where I promptly jumped into the cool, refreshing water and subsequently realize that I was still wearing my Apple Watch. Don’t worry, everything worked out fine.

It got me thinking about how I wished there were a waterproof case for Apple Watch. Specifically, I was thinking about how it would be nice if Catalyst made one (I’m not making this up. I have a Catalyst waterproof iPhone case that I love). The good news is that Catalyst did make a waterproof case for Apple Watch. The bad news is that it doesn’t fit my model. Read More

 

i-Blason’s Prime Dual Layer Holster case for iPhone 6 is rugged and useful

By Lory Gil on Aug 10, 2015

When I’m looking around for rugged iPhone cases, I’m often thinking of whether it can withstand my camping and hiking trips. It has to be tough enough to withstand drops, but not be too bulky.

i-Blason’s Prime Dual Layer Holster case is rugged, lightweight, and comes with a kickstand and a holster clip. So, you can keep your iPhone 6 at your side and free your pockets for other things, like trail mix. Read More

 

The MiniSuit SPORTY armband lets you carry your iPhone 6 and your keys while working out

By Lory Gil on Aug 7, 2015

Apple Watch may be a game changer when it comes to fitness activities, but not everyone has jumped on that bandwagon yet. Some of us still have to use our caveman iPhone 6 devices while working out.

The MiniSuit SPORTY is an armband specifically designed for the iPhone 6 with a Velcro strap so you can hit the elliptical in style. Plus, with the handy side pouch, you don’t have to worry about your locker key falling out of your pocket while you ride. Read More

 

Your iPhone 6 has additional functionality with the Layered Dandy wallet case

By Lory Gil on Aug 6, 2015

Many of us keep our iPhone in one pocket and wallet in another. If you use a backpack or bag, your important cards may be stashed in a number of different places.

The Layered Dandy is a wallet case for iPhone 6 that lets you keep your important cards in the same place as your smartphone. With the PU Leather folio design, it will also look good when you pull it out of your pocket. Read More

 
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