Coolest Gadgets » Apple Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 EVOLUS 3 Qi multi-docking station charges the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, too Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:00:52 +0000

When it comes to the modern day gadget owner, one thing is for sure: there are plenty of accessories to go along with your various devices, supposedly making them more impervious to damage or look cooler. Modern day gadgets also have one Achilles Heel, its battery life which could prove to be less than expected. In other words, a charger is often something that we bring around, since we never quite know when we might use up the daily supply of juice and would need to charge it up during an emergency. Enblue has come up with the EVOLUS 3 Qi multi-docking station that prides itself in delivering wireless charging capability for the all new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, while not forgetting that it is also able to cater to the iPad and Apple Watch in terms of charging, too.

The EVOLUS 3 Qi will integrate a sleek, Qi certified, module with 3-coil technology, ensuring that it is able to keep the new (and expensive) iPhones charged with a maximum of 7.5 watts, 5V/1.5A, all well within the parameters that have been limited by Apple. Regardless of whether you sold your kidney for the new iPhone X or settled for the more affordable iPhone 8 (relatively speaking, of course), the iPhone when charged will be in the most natural, upright position. The reason behind this is to enable easy access when checking and viewing messages during the charging process. Of course, there will be support for a transverse position as well, in order for you to hook it up to a pair of earphones.

It does not matter the size of your iPhone or iPad, the EVOLUS 3 Qi is able to host them all, as well as the Apple Watch series 1, 2, and 3. Chances are, it will be able to work even with a protective case surrounding your device. Made out of aircraft grade aluminium, it will cost $149 and arrive in Cool Silver.

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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus changes the landscape once again Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:00:52 +0000 iphone8Apple has done it yet again: by launching a brand new generation of iPhones, this time in the form of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus that will see off the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Incidentally, the previous generation iPhones have now been given a price drop, so woe to those who could not wait for one more day before the iPhone 8’s release and picked up the previous generation handset. Just what kind of goodies can we expect from the new iPhones?

For starters, there will be a totally new glass and aluminum design, arriving in a trio of beautiful colors of gray, silver or gold, while sporting what has been touted to be the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone. There will also be the gorgeous looking Retina HD display as well as the speedy A11 Bionic chip, bringing together the right kind of hardware for the ultimate augmented reality experience.

As imaging had always been one of the strong qualities of an iPhone, there will be Portrait Lighting on the iPhone 8 Plus. Not only that, life is also made all the more convenient with the introduction of wireless charging on these two handsets. Expect both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to be available for pre-order from Friday, September 15 in over 25 countries and territories, arriving in stores this Friday, September 22.

Precision‑engineered to resist water and dust, your eyes will be greeted by 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, working in tandem with True Tone to adjust the white balance of the display. Running on iOS 11, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are expected to be successes in its own right. In terms of pricing, there will be 64GB to 256GB models, with prices starting from $699 apiece.

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mophie reveals Wireless Charging Base for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:41 +0000 mophie-wireless-charging-baseSo, the all new generation of iPhones have just been revealed, and this means breaking the bank yet again in order to obtain the latest smartphone from Cupertino. Mophie wants in on the game as well as an accessory manufacturer, hence the reveal of the wireless charging base for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. This is a universal wireless charging pad that is able to deliver a quick and easy charging experience for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, as well as high-speed wireless charging up to 7.5W for compatible devices.

Available this coming September 20th, the wireless charging pad from mophie will retail for $59.95 apiece. It has been specially designed to begin charging in the most simple of manners — by placing the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X on the pad and it is good to go. While your spanking new iPhone is placed on it, the charging process goes on without compromising on the full functionality of it. In other words, you can continue to use the display and connect to Bluetooth accessories, among other things.

This wireless charging pad will feature a base that boasts of a dual-injected rubberized, non-slip finish that ensures proper placement of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X whenever they undergo the charging process. It will feature the latest Qi wireless technology for universal compatibility, comes with a high-speed wall adapter and cable, and sports a low-profile design. The rubberized finish helps to prevent unwanted scratches, too.

Chris Ahern, president at mophie, shared, “mophie has demonstrated its commitment to making charging as effortless as possible through our ecosystem of wireless charging solutions. The mophie wireless charging base provides the optimal experience for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X customers from day one.”

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Palmzi intends to correct poor posture while using smartphones Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:00:22 +0000 palmziThe proliferation of mobile device usage among the masses has long passed the critical mass. In fact, just about everyone has a smartphone these days, unless you happen to live in a really far off area that still relies on dumbphones to get the job done. One thing about smartphones that we all love would be its versatility in capability. It not only doubles up as a primary communications device while we are on the move, it is also a nifty portable office, is full well capable of functioning as a portable media player, and works great as a navigation device. With these features in mind, many of us tend to bend over or develop a very poor posture when using our smartphones, and Palmzi is an upcoming accessory that intends to reverse that trend.

Palmzi claims to be the first ergonomic posture correcting accessory that has been developed especially for mobile devices, but how does it back up its claim of functionality? It basically add comfort and convenience to the mobile use experience like a tripod of sorts, hence serving up a solution to prevent and treat negative effects which arise from our smartphone use. Also described to be the first ergonomic palm support for mobile devices in the world that arrives in a stable, lightweight, foldable design, the benefits of using Palmzi are numerous.

For starters, it will help to raise your mobile device to a safe, comfortable, eye-level distance — sort of like a tripod. This will in turn help to correct poor posture instantly, while it also does its bit to reduce neck pain as well as stiffness that has been associated with mobile phone usage, and this condition is also otherwise known as “text neck”. It has been built to be lightweight and portable, and yet is also durable enough to be brought around with you just about everywhere. Certainly the 21st century road warrior would do well to check out Palmzi when it is available, expected to arrive at the end of the year.

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Halos GoDrive Pro ensures your iPhone will never run out of storage Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:17 +0000 halos-godrive-proIn a perfect world, the smartphone is a device that will never get obsolete, will have infinite battery life and of course, storage that never runs out at all. However, reality has proven itself to be a very, very different beast, with many of us juggling with our smartphone storage and wondering just how 128GB of space gets filled up so quickly, when all those years ago with a 40MB hard drive, it more or less took forever to fill up. Halos is here to help with their GoDrive Pro, ensuring that your iPhone will never, ever experience the issue of not having enough space to stash stuff inside.

The GoDrive Pro from Halos is a microSD memory card reader and quick charger device for the iPhone and iPad, with one of the better apps out there to perform data transfer between the mobile device and another compatible device. Since the GoDrive Pro merges the functionality of a quick charger alongside that of a microSD memory card reader, it makes sure that as you offload data and content from your iPhone to a computer, your smartphone will continue to be juiced up as well. In fact, it takes a mere 20 minutes in order to bring the battery level of the iPhone all the way up to 50%, now how about that when it comes to efficiency?

Available on Kickstarter as a crowdfunding project, the Halos GoDrive Pro will help enlarge the amount of iPhone storage through the simple act of inserting a microSD memory card into the USB interface. With the GoDrive app, users are then able to transfer photos, videos, music and files directly from the iPhone to the microSD memory card, and this will in turn be able to release iPhone storage that would be better off holding other kinds of valuable content. With the GoDrive Pro, one is able to read, transfer and share data of a microSD memory card between other compatible intelligent devices, ranging from digital cameras to dash cams and drones, among others. The data transmission process will feature a read speed of up to 30 MB/s and a write speed of up to 20 MB/s.

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HandL MAXIMUS Phone Case takes a unique design route Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:00:43 +0000 butt-caseThe smartphone is one particular device that definitely needs a case of its own, as you can never quite tell as to when disaster is going to strike, but when it comes to choosing the model, it can be quite a headache. Here is something that will definitely be very different — the HandL MAXIMUS Phone Case, which is also known as the Butt Case. The design of the HandL MAXIMUS is meant to help you reunite with the power of touch, as Allen Hirsch, the artist and inventor of the HandL phone cases shared, “Touching the buttocks is one of the most pleasant tactile and ergonomic experiences.”

We do wonder whether there is going to be more than that which goes on in the mind when setting off such feelings in a person, but the HandL MAXIMUS Phone Case is definitely a unique addition of its kind in the market. Specially designed to be a natural extension of your hand, it boasts of a patented elastic and brace system so that the use can hold the smartphone using just one or two fingers. This in turn will free up the other hand, while relieving the amount of stress and discomfort of gripping.

With the HandL MAXIMUS Phone Case, it will provide a greater degree of flexibility when it comes to taking longer range selfies, and whenever you would like to pan a video shot across the room, or to capture a scenic panoramic shot, it is the ideal tool to have as it can convert into a hands-free portrait/landscape stand. In other words, the HandL is touted to be the most comfortable method for one to enjoy content on a smartphone. Expect the new HandL MAXIMUS Case to retail for $70 apiece, where it is available for the iPhone 7 Plus.

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mophie delivers portable USB-C charging solution Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:00:39 +0000 mophie-powerstationmophie is a very well known name when it comes to mobile accessories, especially smartphones that need a power boost in your daily life. The company has since rolled out its fair share of smartphone cases that come with an integrated power source, allowing you to prolong usage of your device while obtaining protection at the same time, without having to head to the nearest power outlet in the middle of the day. This time around, mophie has something slightly different although it has everything to do with power — the USB-C XXL power station. The mophie USB-C XXL power station is a high capacity universal battery which has been specially designed to charge the MacBook (2015), MacBook Pro (2016), iPad, iPhone and other compatible mobile devices.

Boasting of a single USB-C and one more USB-A output charge port, this power station will feature a whopping 19,500mAh battery. This translates to more than a single full charge to a MacBook, and will arrive in soft-touch fabric so that users will be able to have a premium look and feel without cramping Apple’s product styling cues.

The USB-C port will feature USB-PD technology, enabling it to charge USB-C laptops at rapid charging rates. We are looking at up to 30 Watts, as well as the ability to accept high-speed charging input even when it is hooked up to USB-PD chargers. As for the remaining features of the mophie USB-C XXL power station, they include an additional USB-A output port 5V/2.4A, a role switch that is controlled by a status button (USB-C input/USB output), the USB-C port with a default function being set to output charge, LEDs that display the direction of charge which will confirm the switch position, a Cypress CCG2 chipset. And pass-through charging USB-C to USB-A. The asking price for the mophie USB-C XXL power station stands at $149.95 and makes for the perfect addition to any road warrior’s arsenal of gizmos.

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Satechi USB-C to HDMI Adapter & Cable Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:00:28 +0000 Satechi-Type-C-4K-HDMI-Adapter-CableSatechi is a famous name where accessories of mobile devices as well as computing machines are concerned, and their latest devices to hit the market? The Satechi USB-C to HDMI Adapter as well as Type-C 4K HDMI Cable, which is an accessory that is able to hook up to 4K displays at 60Hz in order to experience a smooth, high quality experience.

Interestingly enough, Satechi’s latest pair of USB-C accessories will expand its arsenal of convenient and high-quality products which will certainly do a whole lot to improve connectivity around your home or man cave. Measuring a reasonably lengthy six feet, the Type-C 4K HDMI Cable as well as the more compact Type-C 4K HDMI Adapter output video from a Mac (or other compatible device) to an external 4K display.

The Type-C 4K HDMI Cable will offer users the ability to enjoy a true plug and play experience, which is an all-in-one solution that will let one hook up a Mac to a 4K display. The Adapter will be able to offer a similar functionality in a smaller form factor in order for users to experience a crystal clear 4K display. Users can then mirror content on their Type-C laptop easily in order to view their favorite TV shows and movies on an enhanced, high-resolution display, or even select its usage within professional or classroom settings to enhance presentations on an external monitor.

Regardless of whether you pick up the USB-C or HDMI accessory, both choices will feature a compact, sleek brushed aluminum design that can fit in snugly into laptop bags, purses and other carrying packs, making it perfect for mobile workspaces. Expect the $34.99 Satechi Type-C 4K HDMI Adapter to arrive in space gray, silver, gold or rose gold colors, while the $39.99 Type-C 4K HDMI Cable will sport silver or space gray shades.

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Urban Armor Gear guns for the new iPad Pro with its Metropolis case Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:00:52 +0000 urban-armor-gear-ipadproOwning a brand new smartphone or tablet often brings with it one specific accessory that is rather difficult to prise it away from — the protective case. However, with so many different kinds of model that are available in the market, just which particular tablet case that you would want to pick up for the latest collection of iPads from Apple? Urban Armor Gear has just the thing for you — with its brand new Metropolis Series Cases for the new iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models.

Urban Armor Gear (or UAG for short) always churns out cases that are tough as nails without having to sacrifice on design and aesthetics, boasting of unmatched, MIL-SPEC drop protection. The new Metropolis Series Case for the new iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models will be able to deliver 360-degree comprehensive protection from both drops and shocks, where there is a smart cover that protects the screen as well as doubling up as a multi-position stand. In the corners lie bumpers that deliver additional drop protection for the iPad’s display.

Not only that, UAG’s Metropolis case will also boast of onboard storage for the Apple Pencil. The removable smart cover will also be able to play nice with Apple’s Smart Keyboard. Similar to all of the other UAG products, oversized ports and cutouts enable the use of 3rd party cables and accessories.

Michael McVerry, Senior Marketing Manager at UAG, shared, “As devices continue to evolve and move touchscreens closer to the edge where it is more exposed to damage, our Metropolis Series Case provides maximum protection for the display, without adding unnecessary bulk and weight or interfering with touchscreen accessibility.”

The Metropolis Series Case for the iPad Pro 10.5-inch will arrive in Black, Red, and Cobalt shades which will retail for $59.95, while the Metropolis Series Case for the iPad Pro 12.9-inch too, will have similar color choices. The only difference lies in its price with a $89.95 tag.

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LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro announced Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:00:34 +0000 nuud-ipad-proSo, you happen to own one of those spanking new iPad Pro tablets that makes you look extra smart, toting it around? Well, it seems that there is always room for improvement, especially in terms of keeping it well protected in the form of the LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro. After all, there is always a certain resale value when it comes to the iPad Pro, and you might as well do your very best to take good care of it while it is under your ownership.

LifeProof has always been able to deliver high quality protective cases for different kinds of mobile devices, and the latest LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro offers four-proof protection and screenless technology. With a company mantra that screams ‘Freedom’ (not exactly from tyranny ala Braveheart), it basically wants users to be able to remain connected just about anywhere as long as their mobile device is with them.

With the LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro, it will allow owners of the high end tablet to bring it with them wherever they go. After all, it is too much of a waste to not take advantage of the True Tone display, 12MP camera and 4K video capture capabilities when you are on holiday, right? To allow the iPad Pro to boldly take on any task in almost any environment with the LifeProof NÜÜD is definitely something that is worth checking out.

The NÜÜD delivers slim styling, all the while allowing your iPad Pro to remain waterproof up to 6.6 feet, now how about that? If you have clammy fingers all the time, fret not, your iPad Proof would also be drop proof to 4 feet, dirt proof and snow proof. NÜÜD will ensure that the screen remains uncovered for direct access to iPad Pro’s ProMotion technology and buttery-smooth scroll, all the while minimizing size and weight. Expect the NÜÜD for iPad Pro (10.5-inch) and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd Gen.) to retail for $129.99 apiece.

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