Ask anybody who owns an iPhone, and chances are pretty high that one of the first accessories that they would have bought would be a protective case of some sort.
Well, it seems that the multitasking bug has also caught on with protective cases. The Opena Case plays nice with both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, and does more than just offer a degree of defence against scratches and drops. Coming in a protective PC/ABS hard case, it features an integrated slide out stainless steel bottle opener, bringing up the cool level by another notch.
Definitely one of the more original case designs out there, don’t you think so? The Opena Case retails at AU$39 ((RM123.24) and you need to top that figure up by another AU$5 if you qualify for international shipping. Details at www.openacase.com/
-PORTABLE DOLLY FOR IPHONE
With the explosion of social media and social networking across the general populace, millions of images are being uploaded to the Internet each day. Some are stunning, some are touching and thoughtful and plenty are plain silly. Well, for those who want to bring up their social video recording skills by a notch, here is a new mobile accessory that you might want to consider — the Mobislyder from Glidetrack. This is the first of its own kind, specially developed for diminutive video-enabled devices. Touted to see action with iPhones, Android-powered handsets, compact cameras, those smaller dSLR cameras as well as small camcorders, you can now include cinematic-style shots in your arsenal using a handheld device. Hopefully it will work as advertised! Details at www.mobislyder.com/
- ANTI-RADIATION HEADSET
When it comes to hands-free devices for smartphones, most people stick to a Bluetooth headset simply because there are no wires to wrestle with, but those who fear the possibility of radiation prefer a wired headset. If you fall under the latter and yet want something that is funny and inspiring at the same time, there is the iMobifone accessory that is said to decrease health risks associated with your phone experience. Priced at US$24.95 (RM78.40) each, it was specially designed to make sure your brain remains protected from harmful radiation. It will come in the form of a retro landline handset as well as a cord, where the adjustable belt holder may make you the laughing stock at the office (and in public), but you will have the last laugh when the rest of the world succumbs to cellphone radiation by growing a third hand or another appendage, and you are the last human alive. Details at www.imobifone.com.
I know, I know, tablets are really convenient to tote around, but if it does have a weak point, it’s the lack of a physical keyboard. The transition from a virtual keyboard to an actual one is something that is a steep learning curve, especially when there is no tactile feedback available as your fingers dance across the display, and more often than not, you will need to enlist the help of the autocorrect function. Always proofread what you have typed using a virtual keyboard before sending anything — spending a couple of minutes may save you a lifetime of heartache if the wrong message is sent out. Enter Verbatim’s Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard which targets tablets. It connects to those devices via Bluetooth. Of course, it will also play nice with any other device like smartphones over Bluetooth if you want to. With a built-in rechargeable power source, you need not drain your device’s battery faster. The built-in media console also features enhanced volume and digital music controls. It also features easy-to-use function keys for cut, copy, paste and undo as a shortcut. Would you fork out US$49.99 for something like this? Details at www.verbatim.com.