What if the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera had six camera lenses to choose from? You'd get the Shiftcam case

Rugged cases? Check – we have plenty of these to choose from. Six camera lenses? Hold up a second – what is this, and do we actually need it? Well, we think the freedom to switch between real telephoto, wide-angle, fish-eye, and macro lens at any moment sounds pretty freaking great! Why ask seemingly random questions? Because there’s a product that offers both these things in a single package!

The Shiftcam Camera Lens Case for the iPhone 7 Plus is seriously rugged and has six built-in switchable lenses. It also has the formidable and intimidating looks …

This case brings glasses-free 3D to your smartphone and tablet

Yes, you read that right – a case that brings glasses-free 3D to your smartphone or tablet. A case. One that can snap both to the back and front of your device… What? How?

The MOPIC 3D case looks simple enough — you could even mistake it a your run-of-the-mill plastic snap-on case — but it certainly isn’t one. It does work as a regular case, though, but the real magic happens when you snap it over the display. That is, you get a glasses-free 3D effect, similar to what you may have seen on the Nintendo 3DS and the LG Optimus 3D.

Now, we haven’t seen the …

FTC asks court to dismiss Qualcomm's request to stop ongoing anti-competitive case

Once again, Qualcomm has been taken to court, accused of being anti-competitive and monopolistic. This time, it’s Apple, Samsung, and the US Federal Trade Comission against the chipmaker. The three aren’t exactly cool with how Qualcomm allegedly uses its humongous portfolio of standard essential patents – governing technology required to be doing business in a specific industry – to play the market for its benefit. Thus, the FTC argued that the court should not accept Qualcomm’s request of dismissing the suit put against the company in January.

Moreover, Apple claims …

Kuo says Apple iPhone 8 faces "worse case scenario" shortage

KGI securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo is considered one of the best analysts covering Apple. In the past, he has provided the specs and features of upcoming iPhone models months before the phones were unveiled. The point is, when Ming-Chi Kuo talks about Apple devices, people listen. Or at least, they should listen. And Kuo is now telling KGI’s clients that the tenth anniversary model of the iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, is facing huge shortages because of production problems.

According to Kuo, he worries about the 3D sensor on the front-camera of the iPhone 8. At one time, the analyst said …

Alleged protective case for the iPhone 8 pops up in photo, reaffirms some rumors

So, word on the street is that, this September, Apple will be unveiling not two but three new iPhones — the successors of the current models will be named iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and a new design will come, which we currently call the iPhone 8 (some rumors suggest iPhone X or iPhone Edition). The latter is expected to have an all-screen design, like the ones we’ve seen on the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, which just launched.

We’ve been seeing some leaks regarding the mysterious iPhone 8 for the past couple of weeks — one suggested that the TouchID fingerprint …

"Eye," the iPhone case with an Android phone on back, raises over $600,000 on Kickstarter

Last month we told you about “Eye.” This is a case for the Apple iPhone that includes a separate Android phone on the back. At the time, the accessory had raised $97,000 on Kickstarter surpassing its goal of $95,000. It’s nearly a month later, and Eye has raised over $650,000 with the funding period coming to a halt tomorrow. This means that the product is going to be produced, and smartphone fanatics can now have a main course of iOS with Android on the side.

The Android screen on the back of the case is a 5-inch AMOLED panel carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Powering the Android …

Results: how much are you willing to spend on a smartphone case?

Smartphones are expensive, even if you go for a regular midranger. And as soon as most people shell out for a brand-new handset, their first thought is “Should I slap a case on it?”. Sure, it’s cool to enjoy your phone’s pretty design and premium build materials, but one drop and you can say “Bye, bye” to its resale value, or even worse — to its display.

So, it’s only natural for many to buy cases for their smartphones — protectors that defend the shiny device from scratches and scuffs that may devalue and decrease its visual appeal, or even damaging cracks when dropped. But it’s not often …

How much are you willing to spend on a smartphone case?

Even in today’s oversaturated market, a decent smartphone is still not a cheap commodity. If you want a good-looking device, with stable performance, a decent camera, and good battery life, chances are you’d have to shell out more than $300 for your purchase. And if you want the best of the best… well, we all know how high flagship prices can go.

So, it’s only natural for many to buy cases for their smartphones — protectors that defend the shiny device from scratches and scuffs that may devalue and decrease its visual appeal, or even damaging cracks when dropped. But it’s not often an …

Your next AirPods case could be waterproof and also charge your iPhone or Apple Watch

Late last month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office release a bunch of patent applications, assigned to Apple. Among them, there was one covering a next-gen AirPods case.

There are two main features that stand out in the application, and the first is that the case is waterproof, or at least one embodiment of it. Fig. 28 and Fig. 29 in the patent application show a liquid-tight circuitry, that’s supposed to be “resistant or impervious to liquid penetration.” This, hopefully, means that future AirPod cases could come with some sort of certified water and dust resistance.

The …

Your AirPod case could become a waterproof, wireless charging station for all the devices in your pocket


Apple’s latest killer iPhone accessory, AirPods, are great earbuds and appear to be getting more popular by the day — but they really only let you do one thing: connect to your phone for wireless audio.

The AirPod case is a bit one-dimensional, too: it’s sleek, and the fact that it stores some extra juice for your buds is handy, but it does little else when you’re using your AirPods than take up space in your pocket.

Some new patents recently granted to Apple and unearthed by Patently Apple, however, indicate that the company might be looking to make AirPods even more useful — and it all centers on the case.    Read more…

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