Most phone cases are just that, cases. Aside from protecting your device from scuffs and dings, the run-of-the-mill phone case doesn’t really do much else.
Well…that’s before the ReadyCase.
The ReadyCase is only 3mm thick but it packs more goodies than any other smartphone case out there. It has a rear panel that houses an interchangeable camera lens ring so you can attach various lenses made for the iPhone, a holder for an accompanying 8 or 16GB thumb drive (the thumbdrive doubles as an adjustable kickstand both in portrait and landscape mode). There are slots for you to store your headphones and cables, and there’s even an integrated multi-tool that can be two types of knives, a screwdriver and a bottle opener.
The people behind the ReadyCase say that the case will be made out of “aerospace grade composite materials” and is asking for US$40 from you to fund the development of the case with a goal of $15,000 by late October. If they do get enough funds the case is expected to ship early next year.
Head over to after the jump to check out what the ReadyCase can do.
Stand out from the crowd with this snazzy 80s phone case. RM199. Spotted at S&J, One Utama. Says on the box that it fits iPhone 3, 3GS and iPhone 4. We would think it will fit the iPhone 4S as well.
But RM200 is quite steep for what essentially is just a plastic cover.
The iPhone is a competent digital shooter there’s no denying that, but like any digital camera built into a smart phone these days the digital zoom feature on the iPhone is still lacking when it comes to snapping a decent shot from afar.
If you’re always in a scenario where you wished you had more zoom in you iPhone’s camera then this 8x telephoto zoom lens could just do the trick — though the downside is attaching the lens renders your iPhone unwieldy.
The iPhone Telephoto Lens comes with a matte black case that you use to attach the lens onto your iPhone with. To compose your shot, just twist the grip on the lens’ manual focus ring to make it sharp, like you would a normal DSLR, and snap away.
Other goodies included with the lens is a mini tripod and a lint-free cleaning cloth. The iPhone Telephoto Lens goes for US$35 excluding shipment. That’s about RM107 at today’s rates.
A few more pictures after the jump. For shipment and ordering, hit up the source link.
Sometimes a great idea just needs enough people to believe in it for it to become real, and this is one of those great ideas.
The team at Satarii has a working prototype concept of a sensor enabled motorized dock that pivots on its horizontal plane to follow your movement (up to 180-degrees), and it looks rather impressive considering that its a prototype.
But for the dock to go from prototype to production stage Satarii needs US$20k and that money comes from supporters who sponsor the project. The current tally stands close to US$16,000 with a little over a month before that call for funding ends. At the rate that this dock is garnering attention there’s no doubt that the project will raise enough funding but still the additional support is more than welcome.
So head on over to Satarii’s IndieGoGo page to find out more about the project.
But before that, take a look a Satarii’s pitch video right after the jump.
This is probably the most important use ever devised for a smart phone. By attaching an iPhone to a specially design case, you can now transform your communication device into a medical device. The iPhoneECG case and accompanying app delivers medical-grade ECG (Electrocardiogram) readings for you to monitor the health of your heart. That app stores your heart rate record so that you can send the readings over to your doctor for evaluation as well.
The potential that this app opens up in the realm of tele-medicine and overall healthcare of the average Joe is tremendous. Not to mention being able to use your iPhone as a genuine medical-grade heart rate monitor is too cool to be true.
The iPhoneECG app works on the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4 as well as the fourth generation iPod touch, although for now, the creators only have a working iPhone 4 casing for demo.
The creators of the technology will unveil full details of the iPhoneECG at — you’ve guessed it — CES 2011 in a few days time. Before that happens, head on over to after the jump to see how the iPhone 4 works as a medical grade heart rate monitor, it’s pretty amazing stuff.