Tag Archive: iphone
WE LOVE PLAYING GAMES
And more often we are playing games on our mobile devices. It’s easy to understand why, we carry it with us all the time everywhere we go. We can play a quick game during lunch break, or kick in an hour-long session laying on the couch.
The Second Screen Experience for your iPhone 5
popSLATE is an E-Ink screen in an iPhone 5 case. That means it’s low-power, always-on, super-readable in direct sunlight, and totally customizable. It’s a blank slate you can populate with the images you love. Now you can express yourself to the world, share cool stuff with friends, and always have your favorite app functionality at a glance.
Camera to Pop
You can Pop just about anything to the back of your phone. Snap a picture. Grab images on the Web. Take iPhone screenshots. Plug in to your other photo sharing platforms, like Instagram. Receive pictures from friends. You can Pop ‘em one by one, or quickly set up a slideshow.
Don’t you hate it when your iPhone screen keeps turning off when you need to view something every few moments? Or, you’re in a meeting and need something important from your iPhone, but you just can’t get away with looking at it on the sly?
Since the popSLATE screen is ultra-low-power, it is always on. This opens up a bunch of possibilities. Urgent notifications, sports scores, maps, notes, calendar, talking points—you name it—will now be available at a glance.
Kindle? iPhone? Who wants to carry both? Get a popSLATE instead. The E Ink screen is readable even in the brightest sunlight. Try doing that with your glossy LCD screen.
We will be developing an API to let you build always-on applications. With popSLATE you will be able to create entirely new ways for people to interact with the phone.
Share With Friends
With the Popslate app, you can manage your digital image library, pass along cool things for your friends to Pop, and plug in to your other photo sharing platforms, like Instagram.
How It All Works
The popSLATE case includes the latest, ruggedized, E-Ink screen, so it protects your iPhone just like any ‘dumb’ case. In fact the screen is nearly indestructible.
The screen only uses power when the image changes so it sips negligible power from the phone. We use the lightning connector for both power and data exchange. For shortcut navigation, we’re also integrating a tactile interface based upon the phone’s accelerometer. Double tap the back of your phone to cycle through images or accept Pops from your friends.
Then there’s popSLATE app on the iPhone side. You can take pictures with the camera, browse the image gallery, manage your library, connect with other users, send/receive images and messages, and Pop what you want, when you want it.
Screen: Ruggedized, 4” diagonal E-Ink screen
Case dimensions: 5.35” x 2.56” x 0.54”
Weight: <75 grams
Case Color: Black or White
Compatibility: iPhone 5
Belkin’s WeMo Switch($50) is an app-controlled device works with your home’s wi-fi to give your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch the ability to turn on or off anything that plugs in. And the app also allows for you to schedule devices on or off time. Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away. Cool
Your phone will change colors with this cool heat sensitive backing($12). This heat adhesive iPhone backing with the ability to “change colors in the range 90 to 95 degrees F – or just below body temperature”. Jump more to watch the video of it changes color with heat from your hands.
This printer($60) that prints 4×6 photos directly from a docked iPhone or iPod touch.
“Requiring no computer or software, the printer is controlled from your iPhone via a free downloadable app. In less than a minute and without ink cartridges, it prints crystal-clear 300 dpi resolution pictures with vibrant colors, thanks to patented paper embedded with yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals.”
Jotly is a new app for iPhone and Android that lets users rate everything and share their ratings with everyone using every social service. It is currently available in San Francisco and New York City as a closed beta.
If the hilarious “launch video” is not a tip-off, Jotly is a spot on parody of mobile app startups. Jotly is by Alex Cornell of Firespotter Labs, a non-parody app developer based in San Francisco.
HD 720p All-in-One Projector, The Epson’s Megaplex Projector($800) takes the audio and video from your iDevice and kicks it out through a pair of ten-watt speakers and a 2,800-lumen lamp at 720p resolution. It’s portable, too, with a carrying handle, and will juice your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch when plugged in.
EARonic iPhone Cases designed by Daniela Gilsanz.
“Daniela first came up with the idea last fall when applying to art schools. She was getting a portfolio together and while sketching some ears in her sketchbook (one of the prompts from a school) the initial EARonic mockup and portfolio piece came to be. ”
How do you combine cutting-edge smartphone technology with unweildly, bulky “80s brick” design? …it’s Steve Jobs meets Gordon Gekko, Tiny Tempah meets Duran Duran.