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Virtual buttons for the iPhone created from any surrounding surface
It was only last week that we wrote about Fuffr, the iPhone case capable of turning any surface into a trackpad for the device. Now we’ve come across a similar spotting, this time from Canada, called XTouch — which enables iPhone owners to use surrounding surfaces as button controllers. READ MORE…
iPhone case turns any surrounding surface into a trackpad
Screen size is becoming a real focal point for mobile technology companies. Too big and the device becomes unwieldily and unpocketable, too small and it becomes inappropriate for media consumption and risks being tricky to use. But a new case for the iPhone — Fuffr — has potentially found a solution which could reduce the importance of the issue. READ MORE…
Solar-powered sunglasses notify owners if they’ve left them behind
Apple has included the Find my iPhone feature with its smartphones since 2010, while devices such as the USB-sized Bikn have also made any attached item trackable. Now Australia’s Tzukuri has developed a range of sunglasses that sync with owners iPhones to let them know where they left them. READ MORE…
In the event of a crash, this scooter will let the driver’s family know 
Owners of bikes and scooters are the most at risk on the road, so it’s no wonder we’ve previously seen innovations such as the Crash Sensor helmet, which lets contacts know when an accident has happened. Now the Spain-based Electric Mobility Company has introduced the Xkuty, an electric scooter which automatically alerts relatives in the event of a crash, thanks to features such as smartphone control. READ MORE…
Device turns any iPhone into a 3D camera
While Instagram has turned many iPhone and iPad owners into photographers, we’ve seen a few innovations that aim to improve the capabilities of the devices. First, there was Condition One, which enabled users to create 180-degree pannable videos on the iPad. Now, the Poppy turns iPhones into 3D cameras to allow users to add originality to their captured moments. READ MORE…
iPhone case and app adds biometric capabilities
Smartphone cases are slowly becoming as smart as the handsets they accompany – take the SatSleeve as an example, which turns regular devices into powerful satellite phones. Now the AOptix Stratus is a case that adds biometric capabilities to any iPhone. READ MORE…
Gamified learning guitar features iPhone dock and touch-enabled LED frets
Learning a new instrument isn’t an easy task, especially if you’re an adult. While Playground Sessions has brought real-time analysis and gamified teaching to piano practice via a desktop platform, the gTar is a modified digital guitar that physically integrates the iPhone to make learning an easier and less time-consuming task. READ MORE…
iPhone case enables SOS calls from signal-free zones
Smartphones themselves obviously have their uses, but we’ve seen a few attempts to transform their cases into something just as practical – from a working pet ECG to a multi-tool kit. Now the SatSleeve is a satellite adaptor and charger for the iPhone, enabling users to make emergency calls from any location with low signal. READ MORE…
Listeners encouraged to dance to album through movement-dependent iPhone app
The virtual ink had barely dried on our story about UK musician Gwilym Gold’s perpetually mutating Tender Metal album when we got word of yet another app-enabled musical innovation. The artist this time is Scottish musician Calvin Harris, whose new album “18 Months” is now available as a free iPhone app that will play only while the listener is moving. READ MORE…
iPhone app delivers news tailored specifically for mobile phones
The news medium has undergone radical transformation in recent years, bringing us a world where headlines can be delivered via personal ticker or on the paper sleeves that accompany take-out coffee, to name just two examples. The latest spotting? Circa, a new iPhone app that serves up news in a format customized specifically for mobile phones. READ MORE…
iPhone case packs a variety of tools but is less than 3mm thick
If an iPhone case can enable vets to monitor pets’ heart rates, it stands to reason there are probably a lot of other tools and utilities that could be packed into a similar product. Enter the ReadyCase, a feature-packed cover for Apple’s popular device that is still less than 3mm thick. READ MORE…
iPhone accessory enables two-sided video recording


Recently we’ve seen an increase in the number of innovations designed to enhance smartphones’ photographic capabilities. Just last month we featured the SkyLight device that attaches phones and microscopes to facilitate the capture of scientific images, and now there’s a new kind of innovation to report on. Launched recently by Barcelona ad agency Honest&Smile, The Love Box is a handmade iPhone accessory that enables users to take videos using both the phone’s cameras simultaneously. READ MORE…