Yesterday I gathered a few interesting items I saw from CES and today is no different. In the mix of interesting, wow, and cool things…there is one “umm, okay” that you just have to see.
iPhone5Mod, the firm behind one of the first unofficial third-party Lightning accessories, has announced the launch of the Translucent Mod Kit for the iPhone 5, which lets you replace your iPhone’s black or white body with a translucent casing that exposes the innards of your device.
One of the reasons I prefer to play games on my iPad is that on my iPhone my fingers often get in the way of the action. Either the controls are too small, the controls obscure what’s going on, my fingers block the action, everything is too small to see, or a combination of any of the above. Now, what if the game controls were on the back of your iPhone? That could be cool. Sensus wants to make this happen with their special iPhone case that has control/touch sensors on the back of the case.
CES kicked off yesterday and instead of swamping you all with all the gadgets that are being announced, we’re going to hit you with periodic roundups of things we think are cool, interesting, and maybe a little off the wall. Of course, if there is something we think is particularly awesome, we’ll give it the attention it deserves.
Kickstarter has brought some amazing iPhone and iPad accessory concepts to life, right from small enhancements like the Smarter Stand to the full-blown Elevation Dock. Continuing this trend comes a new Kickstarter project for an iPhone case named Flipside that packs in a solar-powered Bluetooth 4.0 game controller.
In the wake of events like Hurricane Sandy, we’ve come to realise the importance of alternate power sources like sunlight, which function even when the conventional power grid goes down. WakaWaka Power, a portable solar charger for your iOS devices, hopes to come in handy in situations like these, where a power outlet isn’t accessible.
Yesterday the world was abuzz that Apple killed a Kickstarter project that would have included a range a connectors for charging devices. Today, Apple has amended its documentation so that the project could proceed if the backers were so willing.
Kickstarter project POP launched with the aim of reducing the cable clutter associated with charging multiple portable devices like iPhones, iPads and Android phones, by including the required connectors within the main charging unit itself. Apple, however, didn’t find the idea so appealing, and refused to licence the Lightning connector technology to Edison Junior, the creators of the project, effectively killing the project.