My favorite discovery so far at the New York International Gift Fair is Whooz, the best thing for multi iphone households like mine. G and I always often blame each other for stealing each other’s iphone chargers. No longer, then now, they are clearly marked. G’s has a dude’s face on it and mine a lady’s face. G was chuckling when he discovered the chargers in our kitchen yesterday. Congrats to Sativa Turner for the fun idea!
The Pivot Power Mini looks like one smart little device: It transforms a single socket into two grounded outlets, and two USB ports.
The iPhone Cable Trigger is a remote shutter release for iDevices. Handy for those times when you want to take a photo without touching your phone, and for starting and stopping video sans camera-shake.
BoostTurbine2000 from Etón is a durable back-up battery with a hand turbine power generator. It enables you to charge your mobile device even when the power is out. In one minute the hand turbine power generator can produce enough power for a 30-second call or a few critical texts. When fully charged, BoostTurbine2000 fully charges most smartphones. Smart.
I had the honor to sit next to Ping Fu at last night’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Gala and she handed me a an absolutely amazing 3D printed iPhone Case by Freshfiber. I put it on my iPhone and have been fiddling with it nonstop since. The interlinked rings create an incredibly fascinating texture. The rings move seperately from each other so you can jiggle them.
The case was designed by Janne Kyttanen and you can buy it and lots of other cool 3D printed designs over at Freshfiber.
A little over a year ago I received a Jambox as a gift. I admit, I would have never bought one myself, but I can wholeheartedly say I *love* it. It’s versatile, mobile and sounds great to my ears!
Especially now that the new iPhone came out and I can no longer plug it into the dock of my other audio device, I can clearly see the advantage of the bluetooth connection to Jambox. Consider me a fan!
Going somewhere where you won’t find any outlets? This pocket solar charger (site is in German) might come to the resque. Nifty.
The SlingShot is a sweet looking stabilizing grip for your phone that also folds out into a tripod. No doubt, MacGyver would probably use it.
I recently got myself the STM Grip iPad Case. It is fairly slim and comes with two kickstand settings for typing and viewing. My iPad feels well protected from my rambunctious 2 year old, so I’d say mission accomplished. Two swissmiss thumbs up.
(If you’re looking for an extra fun kids proof iPad case, there’s no better one than the iGuy)
I haven’t seen an app that made me go “wowwweee” in a long time. Stilla just did.
Stilla’s photo results resemble a crystal, a 3D object made of facets blending into each other as you turn it in your hand. You can share these fully interactive 3D objects with everyone online, in the browser, full screen. It works best with the latest versions of Chrome, Safari or Firefox. (Yes, in this order.)
Here’s a fab tutorial on how to make a Book Cover Disguise for your wireless router.
Let’s admit it, you take most of our photos with your iphones these days, right? So, why don’t we then all put a case around it that will make it look like a camera? That’s exactly what SNAP! does.
I realize, this is slightly silly, but in my book, silly is good.