By Cody Lee on Jul 19, 2012
This is pretty cool: inventors Noah Dentzel and Adam Miller have finally come up with a solution to the problem of having to lug around a spare iPhone cable.
The ChargeCard works just like your average 30-pin USB cable — it will charge your device and transfer data — but it’s compact enough to fit in your wallet… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 12, 2012
Between its 8MP sensor and internet connectivity, the iPhone 4S is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras around. It can download thousands of photo-editing apps and upload images to a number of services.
But the lack of interchangeable lenses, a weak flash, and other missing features means that the iPhone won’t be replacing your DSLR anytime soon. Unless, of course, you had something like the 3RDi camera kit… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 11, 2012
Between its ability to capture 1080p video, and its seemingly-endless supply of third-party editing apps, the iPhone 4S has become a great tool for budding film-makers.
And when software and megapixel count won’t get you the shot you want, there’s also a large selection of iPhone accessories up to the task. Enter the Picosteady… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 8, 2012
We’ve brought you plenty of Kickstarter projects over the years. Some iPhone related, some iPad related, and a few of them have been keyboards, too. This particular keyboard though has something of a party trick, with the Spike iPhone case and keyboard combination allowing owners to fold the buttons around to the back for when they are not in use.
Costing around $50 for the premium model, the case and keyboard combo needs to reach $75,000 in order to be fully funded, and is expected to begin shipping around October time.
Don’t worry though, you’ve still got 34 days in order to get your pledge in… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 5, 2012
If the iCade Mobile game accessory isn’t your thing and you’re a retro type, consider the GameDock, a cool new Kickstarter project which turns your iPhone into an old-school TV-based game console. It’s simple, really: the GameDock, as the name suggests, is a game dock-like accessory where you plug your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, akin to a game cartridge.
You can also pair your device with it over Bluetooth. It includes video output and comes equipped with an USB game controller with physical buttons and an HDMI adapter… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 21, 2012
Last year, LunaTik raised a million dollars for its iPod Nano watchband project. Made with high-quality materials and attention to detail, the bands were a hit.
Today, the company is hoping it can get lightning to strike a second time around, with its latest creation: the TAKTIK, a premium case for your iPhone 4 or 4S… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jun 16, 2012
You know we’re big fans of Kickstarter projects here at iDB. While some of them are kinda wacky and don’t bring anything new to the table, others are quite innovative and make me go “I need one of these.” That’s exactly the case of Vavo, a universal mount and stand for iPhone and other devices that recently launched on Kickstarter.
The folks behind Vavo aren’t stranger to Kickstarter or iDB. A couple months ago, they successfully launched Foco, a sound-enhancing device for the iPad, with a little help from iDB.
Today, we sit down with Adewale Adeluyi-Adelusi and Bojan Smiljanic from Unique Design Solutions and ask them more details about Vavo… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jun 6, 2012
Not too long ago we told you about a new Kickstarter project that caught our eye. Called the Touchtype, the project offered up a new type of iPad case that really piqued our interest.
More than just an iPad case, the Touchtype promised to offer a safe home for not just your tablet, but also an accompanying Apple wireless keyboard. If you’ve ever wanted to leave your hefty MacBook Pro at home when popping down to the coffee shop to do a little work, then the Touchtype aimed to make using your iPad for work a real possibility.
The thing is, and as we have all witnessed before, Kickstarter projects all look great when asking for money, but what about the finished article? We have been lucky enough to spend some time with a shipping version of the Touchtype, and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 21, 2012
Wondering where music technology is headed? Look no further than the gTar, by Incident. The iPhone-powered electric guitar not only puts hundreds of songs and digital effects at your finger tips, but it’ll also teach you how to play.
Simply drop your iPhone into the gTar’s 30-pin dock, load up the accompanying app, and an array of interactive LEDs along the fretboard will guide you through your favorite songs. Playing a real instrument has never looked so easy… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 20, 2012
Every night, as I’m going to bed, I dock my iPhone on a Sony-branded alarm clock and attempt to plug in my iPad to its USB power adapter. I say attempt because in the dark, that’s not exactly an easy task.
Well, TechCrunch points to a new Kickstarter project that is looking to change that. CordLite, the product of Scrap Pile Labs, is an iOS device charging cable that provides illumination in low-light settings… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 18, 2012
Have you been looking for a way to make your iPhone’s ringtone more personalized? Do you enjoy listening to jazz ensembles? Well if you answered yes to one of, or (preferably) both of these questions, you need a Singtone.
What’s a Singtone? Well it’s a ringtone, customized and sung just for you by the folks of Ensemble 101. The group is looking to take its jazz act on the road next year, and they are hoping to use Singtone sales to fund the tour… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on May 15, 2012
Kickstarter is home to all manner of cool and funky little gadgets. We’ve been known to lose hours just perusing the offerings of the clever people who put together Kickstarter projects, and sometimes we find one or two that tickle our fancy. Today, we found another to go alongside the many we have brought you already.
The latest specimen is the Une Bobine which, we are told, means “a coil” in French. When you check out the photos of what the thing is, then all will immediately make sense.
Basically, we are dealing with a new type of iPhone stand, but it is so much more, and incorporates a handy USB cable just for good measure. Awesome… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on May 12, 2012
We’ve already admitted to being unabashed fans of Kickstarter here at iDB. What’s not to like? It’s a great way for inventors and designers to get their ideas into the hands of users when they don’t have the means to set up shop on their own. If the product in question is something that is truly unique and a sleeper hit, then we see something truly magical and the project gets funded almost instantly.
The Touchtype iPad case is one such situation.
Another iPad case, you say? We’ve all got cases already, we don’t need another. Well, that’s possibly true. But what about an iPad-cum-keyboard case that actually works? Things just got interesting… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 10, 2012
TechCrunch points to an interesting new Kickstarter project called Etcher, an iPad case that makes your tablet look like an Etch-A-Sketch. But this accessory does more than just drum up nostalgia — it actually works.
That’s right, unlike other Etch-A-Sketch cases, this one has real knobs that let you draw real lines on your iPad’s screen. So on top of keeping your tablet protected, you have a way to create impromptu sketches… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 1, 2012
Folks in the market for a high-quality iPhone dock might want to look into the ODOC Kickstarter project. The ODOC is an elegantly-designed dock for your iPhone or iPod touch that’s packed full of features.
The accessory’s main selling point is its patent-pending ball-bearing mechanism that can lock your device into five different viewing angles, allowing you to use it in different positions while it charges… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Apr 28, 2012
I’m sure that most of you already know about Kickstarter, the platform that helps people like you and me get funding for various projects. Since its creation in 2008, Kickstarter has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs get their project started.
Today, we sit down and talk to Adewale Adeluyi-Adelusi and Bojan Smiljanic from Unique Design Solutions about their new project, Foco. They tell us what it is, why they created it, and hopefully you’ll like their project enough to pledge a few bucks… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 25, 2012
If there’s one thing that the iPad accessory space isn’t short on, it’s keyboard cases. There are a number of them available from several top-notch manufacturers including Zagg, Logitech, and Kensington. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more.
Meet the Brydge, an aluminum bluetooth keyboard case for your second generation or third generation iPad. Made from the “highest quality materials,” the accessory makes your tablet look (and function) an awful lot like a MacBook Air… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 11, 2012
The iPhone-connected wristwatch has been the unicorn of iOS accessories for the past few years. Folks have been asking for one, but manufacturers have yet to produce one that appeals to the masses. Then came the Pebble.
MacStories points to a brilliant Kickstarter project for a smartphone-connected wristwatch known as the Pebble. It’s developed by the same folks who made the InPulse Smart Watch, and is packed full of features… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 5, 2012
By now, you should be familiar with the iPhone-exclusive social network called Instagram. Instagram is used by many and allows you to share photos taken with your iPhone’s camera.
We love showing you guys cool projects over at Kickstarter, and today, we have one that’s based around Instagram. The crew over at BREAKFAST have created a new device called Instaprint that prints Instagram photos, based on the location of where the photos are taken at… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 27, 2012
When you’re looking to make a new iPhone accessory, you generally want to stay away from crowded markets unless you know you have something really special. And that’s exactly what the folks at cellhelment are banking on with its new iPhone case.
There are already thousands of cases available for Apple’s popular handset, but none of them carry guarantees like this one. Meet the cellhelmet, the first and only iPhone 4/4S case that comes with a free year of smartphone insurance… Read More