The Lapka BAM($200) is a breathalyzer. It measures the amount of alcohol in your blood through your breath and connects with your phone to give you a reading. The elegant Breathalyzer fits in your palm and doesn´t require a mouthpiece, and take a deep breath and blow into it for 4 seconds. And the design is a super minimalist black ceramic cylinder. The result will be be wirelessly transmitted to your phone´s app, give you a reading.
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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
The BubbleShield Reusable Waterproof Sleeve($20; a pack of 5) for your iPhone, a double-zipper bag with a hook. The hook is there for easy transport, while the pattern at the back is interrupted in the general vicinity of the iPhone’s camera, allowing you to still take shots with it.
“Protected against water jets – Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.”
Notice that the headline mentions a smartphone, rather than “your” smartphone. That’s because Mobisante’s recently released, smartphone-based MobiUS SP1 ultrasound device doesn’t work with just any phone, but the now very dated (already two year-old) Windows Mobile 6.5-based Toshiba TG01 smartphone. Of course that doesn’t make this device any less awesome, since it means that accurate and inexpensive point-of-care diagnostics are now much more mobile. Whereas an injured person would traditionally have to reach a hospital in order to receive potentially life-saving scans, ultrasound scans can now be performed on the field. Images taken with the MobiUS SP1 can then be sent to another physician for a second opinion. Emergency internal surgery could be attempted en-route, preventing a possible bleed out for example.
This device is not cheap at $7,495, but then again it’s aimed at medical professionals.
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.