This 3-in-1 lens kit for iPhone 6 is a low-cost beginner’s kit for iPhone photographers

By Lory Gil on Sep 12, 2015

You’ve probably contemplated getting a special wide-angle, fisheye, or macro lens for your iPhone 6, but don’t want to spend a bunch of money, only to be disappointed with the results. What if you could invest in a lens kit for the same price as a fast food lunch?

The VicTsing 3-in-1 lens kit comes with a 180 degree fisheye lens, a 0.65x wide-angle lens, and a macro lens so you can experiment with your iPhone photography hobby. The price is so low that you can invest in something new without breaking the bank. Read More

 

Apple’s iPhone 6/6 Plus cases will fit the new iPhone 6s/6s Plus models

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 10, 2015

Considering the amount of people who have asked us if their cases will be compatible with the new phones, it’s worth underscoring that Apple’s own case lineup for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will indeed fit the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and vice versa.

As iDownloadBlog reader Adam Baligian observed on Twitter, Apple’s own iPhone 6s Accessories webpage states that existing cases “fit snugly and your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6 still feels incredibly slim,” even with the case on. Read More

 

If you want a gold iPhone, you’ll have to buy the iPhone 6s

By Cody Lee on Sep 9, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new iPhone, and prefer the color gold, you’re going to have to spring for the new iPhone 6s (or its larger sibling). The gold version of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus disappeared from Apple’s website this afternoon, and the company has confirmed with The Verge that its older handsets are no longer available in the color. Read More

 

Weight, size, and battery life: how iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus compare to their predecessors

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 9, 2015

As of today’s big launch announcement, Apple now has four really powerful smartphones in its lineup, not including the entry-level iPhone 5s. At the lower end of the totem poll, there’s the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. At the top of the lineup are the just-announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

How do all of these devices compare? What about things like battery life, size, and weight? In this comparison post, I’ll breakdown the differences between each of Apple’s iPhone offerings. Read More

 

Sketchy rumor hints at a Retina resolution bump for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 8, 2015

A post published on the Chinese blog Feng.com back in June claimed that Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ smartphones would be gaining a resolution bump, though that report has yet to be corroborated by other more reliable sources.

Be that as it may, this morning some purported specifications for the upcoming iPhones were shared on the microblogging website Weibo and spotted by Feng, suggesting the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will feature increased Retina HD screen resolutions with approximately 25 percent more pixels. Read More

 

Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System brings true surround sound to your living room

By Lory Gil on Sep 7, 2015

Have you noticed that most television sets these days have terrible audio? Most of the time, you have to take into consideration a new speaker system when buying a new TV. The Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System is a surround sound kit that will turn your music listening experience into a fully immersive one, even if you are playing it through your iPhone 6. Read More

 

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III brings the party to your people

By Lory Gil on Sep 3, 2015

Now that we have so many choices for our music streaming options, we have to figure out how we are going to transmit those audio waves to our ears. You may want to keep your music private by using headphones, or share your sound with others via a nice quality speaker.

If your speaker needs go beyond you and your close friends, it may be time to invest in a mid-range speaker that will provide enough sound to keep the party going, while still being portable enough to take with you to the next party of the night.

Bose’s SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a perfect mix of high-quality, loud audio output and small sized portability. Read More

 

Brookstone’s 100-lumen pocket projector is about the size of Apple TV

By Lory Gil on Sep 1, 2015

One of my favorite summer activities involves watching movies in the backyard on a projector with a group of friends. Sometimes, however, you need a projector that super portable and doesn’t need to be plugged into a power source to work.

Brookstone makes a 100-lumen pocket projector that is smaller than the average external hard drive and runs for two hours on a rechargeable battery. So, you can throw it into your backpack and take it with you on your next road trip. Read More

 

Good deal: ZeroLemon’s Slim Juicer 3100mAh Battery Case for iPhone 6

By iDB Deals on Aug 31, 2015

The iPhone 6 is an incredible piece of tech, but battery life can be a problem for the heavy user. Packing a sizeable 3100mAh of power into its sleek contours, the Slim Juicer Battery Case could be the solution you’ve been looking for. This solid and contemporary case provides 170% additional charge for your cell. It can be yours for $30.99, a 38% savings.

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The best ultrathin cases for iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Aug 30, 2015

We’ve been telling you about a variety of accessories for the iPhone 6 throughout the year. Our goal is to let you know the different options available so you can make a well-informed decision when choosing what to buy.

Below is an accessory round up for what we believe are some of the best ultrathin cases for the iPhone 6. You may recall our previous minimalist case list and wonder what the difference is. It’s subtle, and sometimes they overlap, but minimalist cases focus on design, while ultra thin cases are all about being nearly invisible. If you don’t see your favorite ultra thin case on our list, feel free to add it in the comments section. Read More

 

How to sell your iPhone on Craigslist like a pro

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 27, 2015

As many of you guys know, I’m sort of a Craigslist junkie. I have sold literally hundreds of items on Craigslist over the years, and I can’t remember ever having any big problems with a transaction.

Since the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is only a couple of weeks away, many people are now interested in selling their current iPhone in order to finance the new iPhone. This is a smart move, as value of the last generation phones will dip and continue to do so once the new iPhones come out.

So what’s the best way to go about selling an iPhone on Craigslist? I’ve discussed this topic several times on our Podcast, Lets’ Talk iOS, but now I’ll fully break down what makes a successful Craigslist selling experience. Read More

 

Apple sends out invites for September 9th event: ‘Hey Siri, give us a hint’

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 27, 2015

As expected, Apple has sent out invitations to for its iPhone event to be held on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. The event will go down at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Fransisco, CA starting at 10am PST.

It’s widely expected that the main topic of the event will be the new iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. We also expect to see follow-up details on iOS 9 along with its launch date, along with information on OS X El Capitan. Read More

 

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

 

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

 

Rumor: 12MP camera on iPhone 6s has a bigger sensor that can take in more light

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 24, 2015

A new rumor published this weekend by Business Insider claims that a camera on Apple’s next-generation ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ employs a bigger sensor that can take in more light.

In addition, an unnamed source involved with the next iPhone’s camera design told the publication that Apple has created an enhanced lens designed to work with that improved sensor, which is also said to capture more detail by increasing pixel count to twelve megapixels. 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

 

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

 

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