Defensive iPhone Cases

ATTACKERS BEWARE!

 

 

Yellow Jacket is producing iphone cases that double as stun guns! I just have to make sure I don’t stun myself while talking on the phone…

 

The SmartGuard iPhone 4/4S case comes with a slim red pepper spray dispenser that can be detached for use in case of an emergency.

 

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Virtual Keyboard: The future is here

This was way too cool for me to not post. The future is here. This virtual keyboard uses revolutionary laser technology and can project on any flat surface!! It tracks your fingers using advanced optics and can pair with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone using bluetooth. I’d definitely feel like I was in Mission Impossible if I were to ever use this keyboard – I’m getting a kick out of just picturing doing this at Starbucks!

Available at Brookstone for $99. Guaranteed to draw a crowd if used in public :).

Zip-it earphones

 

You know how when you’re putting your phone or iPod away, and then reach for it, your earphones are a tangly mess. ZipBuds came up with a solution – zipper earphones. They’re tangle free and come in many fun colors. Easy, Fun, Genius !

Price: $13.99 – 19.99. Click on picture to take you to their website

Sound advice…

SoundMatters foxL Speakers v2 (clicking on the picture takes you to the website)

This tiny speaker packs quite a punch. It was developed by a NASA engineer who used a bunch of their patented technologies to come up with this design.

Cool features:

  • Wireless music streaming –  bluetooth capability so it can go wireless! You don’t have to plug it into anything to send your music to. 
  • Compatibility with phones, laptops, tablets, computer. Oh and you can totally use this speaker for phone calls and conference calls too – you can accept and reject calls straight from the speaker! This gives putting your phone on speaker a whole new meaning. Get it? “Speaker” phone… 
  • Long battery life (12-20 hours) 
  • Compact design with no sacrifice of audio quality: rave reviews on unbelievable sound quality. 

Price: $199

Sounds good to me – I can’t wait to get my hands on one. What about you?

Multi-function iPhone Case

This case is called The Rechargeable iPhone Speaker Amplifier Case.

Awkward name: Check. Features that justify name albeit awkward: Check

Price: $45.50

Features:

  • a rechargeable battery that doubles the life of your mobile phone
  • a subwoofer that amplifies the sound by about 10 times the regular sound of your phone
  • it’s got a stand on the back to take photos, or to watch videos
  • Quite slim given all its features!
  • Oh yeah, it protects your phone too

Click on the picture to take you to the website for more detail.

SUPERSIZE ME: Universal Remote

Losing a remote control is a universal problem. Never will you lose it in between the pillow cushions again, this remote is the pillow! Brookstone’s very own Pillow Remote Control is a great part gag gift, part awesome gift. Giggles aside, this is a 6-in-1 remote for your TV, VCR, DVD, satellite, cable and auxiliary A/V device. Compatible with hundreds of popular brands – just pop two AAA batteries in and you’re good.

Price: $29.99 at Brookstone

FitBit Ultra


This is a pedometer on steroids! It’s tiny, as big as a bluetooth device. It tracks your fitness metrics AND your sleep patterns! My sister had heard the hype and gave it to me as a motivational present – best present ever. Completely worth the steep $99.95 price tag (even better since it was HER 100 bucks).

I’m going to try and and be as organized as possible to sum up it’s best features. As with all my posts, clicking on the picture takes you to the website, where you can learn much more in detail.


Fitness:
You clip it on to your jeans or the inside of your shirt, and you’re all set. It will track the number of steps you’ve taken, the number of miles you’ve traveled, the calories you’ve burned, the number of steps you’ve climbed, all available to you at anytime with the press of a button.

Sleep: At night, you put on the wristband it comes with and it tracks your sleep patterns and sleep efficiency – how well you sleep during the night, the motion sensor determines how many times you wake up during your sleep, and how long you actually slept. All this data is stored with an accurate time line on the website or the app. Last night I woke up at 3.02 am and fidgeted for a bit and only got a total sleep of 5 hours 47 minutes. On average my sleep efficiency is at about 93%.

Web/ App: So, once you set up Fitbit on your computer, you can leave the tiny docking station attached to your computer and as soon as you enter the house, it will automatically sync via bluetooth once you’re within 25 feet of your computer, and upload all your tracked data on to your online fitbit account! cool eh?

Food Tracker: you can enter in all the food you’re eating and it will calculate the no of calories you’ve consumed vs how much you’re burning throughout the day. It has a very comprehensive food database to be able to enter in what you eat.

Log and monitor all activities

Track your weight. You can enter fitness goals, weight loss goals and it will track how you’re doing and display motivational messages on your device!

WiFi Weighing Scale: For a little more dough ($129.95), you can buy the Fitbit Aria WIFI Weighing Scale to measure your weight, BMI, and fat % and it will wirelessly send the data to your fitbit account!

Okay, this post is officially too long and gushing. Just try it for yourself!

“Every step you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you.”


Recharge Battery On-The-Go

Stitchway UltraPower portable backup iPhone battery charger:

I bought this on Amazon.com for a mere $6 (click on picture above to take you to the product page).

How it works: It’s this compact little square gadget that is probably smaller than the palm of your hand that offers you the option of a wire-free recharge for your phone, or iPod on the go. I’m always on my phone, checking Facebook, using foursquare, playing temple run, or texting, so half way through the day my battery levels are quite meek – which sucks if I’m out of the office or not at home.

This is a life saver. You have to charge it in advance using your regular phone/ipod charger, and just slip it in your bag or your pocket. Whenever you need it later, you connect it to your phone and it’ll charge it up – No wires, no fuss. It can charge my iphone right in my handbag as I go about my day.

I measured the time it takes to charge. On my phone, from DEAD to 79% it took about 2 hours. A must have.