If your 64GB gold iPhone 6 Plus is not attention grabbing enough then you will need one of these — a protective case that turns your iPhone into a nunchaku! Now you can whip out your pride and joy and flap it about to your heart’s content.
From what we can decipher on the source website, the iPhone Trick Cover is made out of aluminium and there are versions for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The Trick Cover’s trick hinge and sliding mechanism allows the case to double up as a stand with adjustable angle and height. And naturally, things this crazy can only come from Japan, so the iPhone Trick Cover is made in Japan.
There’s a built in card slot as well, and the makers suggests you use the slot for an NFC-enabled like a TouchnGo card for fast and super-stylo access to the LRT and other places where you need TouchnGo.
If you’re keen, the people who are selling the Trick Cover can ship it worldwide, so might be able to get it delivered here as well. The case itself costs a reasonable 3,400 Yen or about RM100 excluding shipping. Not bad considering the many shenanigans you can pull with this wacky accessory.
Know more about the iPhone Trick Cover here.
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.
Just when you think you can’t get enough Angry Birds merchandising, Gear4 has announced several speakers and docks of the popular slingshot game. The red bird speaker and stand that uses 3.5mm audio jack goes for 49.99 pounds, while the green pig iPhone speaker dock goes for 69.99 pounds. There’s also the black bird speaker and dock that’s able to fit an iPad for 69.99 pounds.
No availability details were announced so far but we believe our local suppliers that brought in the Angry Birds iPad cases would bring them in as soon it is available.
You can check it out over at Gear4’s product page.
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Lets face it smart phones are power guzzlers. You have to charge them daily to get any use out of them and when you use them to the max you’ll be lucky to get a half day’s worth on a full charge. That’s completely not on and no wonder there is a lucrative market for aftermarket suppliers to sell all sorts of battery packs for the iPhone and the various other smart phones in the market today.
But what happens when your battery pack runs out juice? There are battery packs with solar panels and there is this — the iFan.
Designed by Tjeerd Veenhoven, a 3D and interior and exterior designer from the Netherlands, the iFan is a prototype iPhone charger that uses the power of the wind to charge up the device.
his one is Tjeerd’s first working prototype using a modified computer fan encased in a soft rubber mould. The designer claims his device takes six hours to get a full charge from the wind — too long by any count.
But not to worry, Tjeerd says that he could probably shorten the time for the iFan to fully charge a an iPhone considerably by tweaking the fan blade design to make it more efficient.
If he can bring the charging time down to 2 hours and somehow include a battery pack into the design, we’re game, but for now the iFan is just a one off concept for all of us to ponder the possibilities of renewable energy sources powering our many gadgets and gizmos.
Online retailers at VAT19 says that the iPhone Horn Stand “acoustically amplifies the sound from the built-in speaker of your iPhone by more than double”. Requiring no battery or external power source, sounds coming out from the Horn Stand are 13 decibels louder.
iPhone Horn Stand is made out of silicone and can rest horizontally or vertically with a slot at the bottom so that you can charge and sync your iPhone while blasting away wicked tunes.
The iPhone 4 Horn Stand is designed for the iPhone 4, but is also compatible with the iPhone 3G/3GS.
Asking price, US$24.95 (or about RM78) excluding handling and shipping.
Head on over to after the jump for a video of the iPhone Horn Stand.
We’re getting one. Nuff said. If you want one for your iPhone, click here. US$10 (roughly RMRM32) excluding shipping.
Remember the desk phone dock for iPhone?
That was an iPhone dock that made the smartphone function like a standard deskphone albeit with some neat modern touches like built-in speakers and a microphone so that you can play music from your iPhone or talk on speakerphone. You can also transfer data, sync and charge your iPhone with your computer.
The handmade iRetrofone Base is something else altogether.
Sculpted like it just jumped out of time portal right from the 1950s and casted one at a time from resin, the iRetrofone is designed to be compatible with all iphones. It’s not just a pretty dock mind you, the handset is fully funcational so you can use it just like a classic corded phone. It accepts USB and can be used to charge and sync with a computer.
The makers of the iRetrofone base says it is “easy to use, avoids radiation and looks cool“.
If this is the dock you’ve been looking for, check out details on the iRetrofone base here. It’ll set you back a hefty US$195. Whoa.