Accessories

Prynt instant camera case now seeking crowdfunding

Prynt instant camera case now seeking crowdfunding

If you've been waiting for Prynt to actually become a real product, you might have to wait just a bit longer. The good news is that startup behind it is finally taking the first step by launching on Kickstarter. What is billed as the first instant camera case for both iPhone and Android is now asking the crowd to help fund its production. And judging by the amount they've raised in less than an hour, there are indeed many believers in this promise.

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New iRig tools to make your music-making dreams come true

New iRig tools to make your music-making dreams come true

In the spirit of cramming an entire recording studio in your pocket or bag, IK Multimedia is unleashing a trio of new gadgets that will help you record and fine tune your masterpiece on the go. The iRig Mic Studio gives users a professional-grade large-diaphragm microphone in their hands, almost literally. The iRig UA, on the other hand, is the first guitar effects processor made for almost all recent Android devices. And the new iRig PowerBridge keeps both your iOS device and your iRig accessory powered up while you jam and record your tunes.

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FLIR C2 and ONE thermal camera for iPhone and Android hands-on

FLIR C2 and ONE thermal camera for iPhone and Android hands-on

Two devices are coming from the team at FLIR Systems that will allow thermal imaging to be put into the hands of consumers this year. That means seeing the heat around you - like a Predator - through your smartphone. One device is a camera attachment for your smart device - iOS or Android - the other is a self-contained thermal imaging device - its own camera. This second device goes by the name "FLIR C2", a Thermal Camera that's small enough to fit in your pocket - like a smartphone but made for thermal imaging alone.

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TextBlade promises desktop performance in portable keyboard

TextBlade promises desktop performance in portable keyboard

Your smartphone or tablet may be as powerful as a computer, but is the form factor as useful as one? Without a dedicated hardware keyboard, many productivity apps are left to compromise, or leave you wanting. Hacking out a longer email might even be more trouble than it’s worth, and carrying around a keyboard is not easy for most. A new device promises to make toting around a keyboard much easier, and may have you leaving your laptop at home.

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Lenovo VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash brightens up your smile

Lenovo VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash brightens up your smile

Even with the ever increasing megapixel counts of front-facing cameras, selfies are still hard to perfect, especially when lighting is concerned. To that end, Lenovo's latest accessory here at CES 2015 has you covered. The VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash gives you all the lighting support you will ever need for that perfect selfie or wefie, without overburdening the smartphone itself with it's own LED flash, which might be unnecessary most of the time except for those selfies. It'll be there in your pocket or bag when you need it and out of your way when you don't.

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Ricoh to launch DSLR with APS-C sensor this Spring

Ricoh to launch DSLR with APS-C sensor this Spring

Ricoh plans to show off a modest array of new photography products at CES 2015 this week, and among them will be a new DSLR camera which is yet to be named. The camera will be a lens-interchangeable K-mount DSLR, according to the maker, with a APS-C-size CMOS sensor and an estimated launch date some time this upcoming spring. The camera will be joined by some photography accessories, as well, rounding out its early 2015 offerings with a nice array of new products for brand faithfuls.

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ZAGG Pocket Keyboard brings comfy typing to your phone, tablet

ZAGG Pocket Keyboard brings comfy typing to your phone, tablet

As smartphones get larger, the ability to type on them has progressively been tougher. More screen means less room for your non-growing human hands. Hacking out a quick text message might be easy enough, but if you’ve got a longer email you need to work on — you know the strain your thumbs feel. ZAGG is introducing their new Pocket Keyboard for those times when a virtual keyboard on your larger screen just won’t do. It might even have you turning away from the desktop, as ZAGG says 85% of the standalone keyboard is found in their offering.

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iPod Classic cover is the coolest iPhone case that doesn’t exist

iPod Classic cover is the coolest iPhone case that doesn’t exist

To start off, don't get too excited about this iPhone case, it's just an idea a designer came up with, and would never actually be made by Apple, let alone receive approval for release. But still, after just looking at it, how could you not feel a bit nostalgic for the iPod Classic and want experience that interface on your iPhone 6? Anyway, we can all thank Italian designer Claudio Gomboli for planting this idea in our heads, as his fully detailed concept really stirs the imagination.

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iPhone 6 metal, magnet accessories can mess up OIS, NFC

iPhone 6 metal, magnet accessories can mess up OIS, NFC

Magnets and consumer electronics do not usually mix well, except for a few, well engineered cases. That tenuous relationship between the two seems to be the cause of some reported problems with the Optical Image Stabilization feature on their iPhone 6 Plus, as well as NFC performance on both the iPhone 6 and its larger sibling. And the source of this problem might be that fancy metallic case or magnetic accessory that you have may have just purchased from some reseller off the net.

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Razer BlackWidow Chroma Review

Razer BlackWidow Chroma Review

Of the three Razer Chroma devices we've reviewed this week, the BlackWidow gaming keyboard is by far the most complex. In color, anyway - instead of just a couple of different ways to display color, this keyboard works with a wide variety of color blasts. It's one of the finest gaming keyboards on the market, too, of course. Since it first launched in 2010, the Razer BlackWidow has been one of the most popular gaming keyboards on the circuit - the pro eSports gaming circuit, that is - this is one of the keyboards the top gamers in the world use when they're competing for millions of dollars in cash prizes.

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