Gary Fong has revealed its latest flash lighting modifier, the Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount. Now in its fifth generation, the divisive, but much-emulated, photography accessory has gained a new mounting system which not only fits bulkier flashes, but also allows it to be attached and removed easier and faster.
A passcode or pattern lock is a great way to keep your phone secure, but they can be a bit of a hassle. Motorola Skip is a new accessory that uses NFC to bypass the pesky part of securing your phone.
When you think of smartphone accessories, images of Otterboxes
, camera lenses
, and health monitors
may dance through your head. Smartphones can also, however, be used to change habits. Startup Lumo BodyTech hopes to do just that, with the Lumoback posture-correcting gizmo.
With its new car charger and dock accessories for iPhone and iPad set to ship the middle of November, it looks as if Belkin will be the first third-party manufacturer of Lightning
accessories to reach the market. While the Car Charger 2.1 AMP will charge all of Apple's current Lightning devices (including the iPhone 5
, iPad mini
and 4th-gen iPad
), the Charge + Sync Dock is designed specifically for iPhone 5.
The shirt button is so simple, cheap and effective, there's really no reason to change or replace it ... but one designer saw a tad more potential in this ubiquitous piece of daily fashion, adding in a whole new function. Now the shirt button can secure two things at once. With help from an added groove on its side, the Button 2.0 fastens both your shirt and headphone cable.
If you bought an iPhone 5
or iPod touch 5G
, then you've enjoyed the perils and pleasures of the new Lightning connector. The tiny port lets Apple make their new devices so thin, but it also creates annoying costs. A Lightning-to-30-pin adapter costs a whopping US$30. Hardware hackers may have saved the day for Apple's customers, as the Lightning authentication chip has reportedly been cracked.
It may still lack a micro SD card slot and didn’t get the much-rumored NFC capabilities, but the most controversial change ushered in with the new iPhone 5
– as well as the updated iPod touch and iPod nano
– was undoubtedly the introduction of the new “Lightning” connector. So just what does the switch from the 30-pin connector to the new 8-pin connector mean for consumers?
Today’s homes have more hardcore tech and electronics than you can shake a USB stick at, which leaves designers with the interesting conundrum of how to make all those cables and black boxes look pretty and feel comfortable to use. Gizmag gets hands on with Swedish company Bosign's range of Surfpillows, Laptrays and the enigmatically named Hideaway.
Accessory specialist Hama has added some bamboo wired and wireless keyboards and mice to its expanding EcoLine range, which already includes "liquid wood" mobile phone cases and laptop cases made from recycled PET bottles.
The RUNNUR is a sort of belt for your upper body. More like Batman's utility belt than the average leather pants-hiker, the RUNNUR offers all kinds of storage compartments for everything from your cell phone to your water bottle. Its look is questionable, but its storage capacity isn't.