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The TravelCard is a backup battery that can keep up with a busy lifestyle




We depend on our phones to keep us in the loop. Can’t find your ride at the airport, running late, need to send an email, or find directions? Our phones have become an all-knowing source of information as well as a way to stay connected. The only time it doesn’t do all of these amazing things, is when it dies. Of course, you can always get a backup battery, but there are thousands of options available, and you want to find one that fits your specific needs.

If you only want a little boost in power near the end of the day, and don’t want a backup battery to take up a lot of room in your bag, then the TravelCard would be perfect. This is about the size of a credit card, but it is several times thicker. It houses a 1300mAh battery, which can give your phone about a 40-55% charge, which equates to 5 hours of talk time, 96 of standby, or 4.5 of playing with apps.

This will only work with iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, 5th gen iPod touch, and the 7th gen iPod nano. To charge the TravelCard, simply plug it in via USB, and LEDs will indicate how much juice it has. There is a connector built in to this device, so you don’t need to worry about having cables on hand anymore. This is a tad pricey at $45 seeing that you won’t even get a full charge out of it, but if it fits your situation perfectly, then go for it.

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Kolibree – Your Dental Health, Now on the Net


Do we all remember learning how to brush our teeth? In my day that meant those little red disclosing tablets that you would chew, and they would leave bright red stains on the teeth you neglected. My kiddo should know how to brush, but I’m not sure she gets the consequences of not doing it properly. Of course modern technology has a solution…Check out Kolibree, a cool new gadget designed to help you brush smarter. Used like your regular toothbrush, Kolibree sends real-time data directly to your smartphone. Easily check to see if you’ve brushed for long enough, or brushed in all the right places, using intelligent sensors and connected technology. Yup, its a Bluetooth toothbrush with a nifty associated app.

Kolibree’s toothbrush actually contains a sensor that can track the areas of your mouth that you’re brushing, and it lets you know what sections might need a little more attention. The toothbrush measures how often, and for how long you spend brushing and, if you’re not gettin’ it done, you’ll get a low brushing score. Good for kids and adults alike, Kolibree will help anyone who cares about their smile, to brush smarter.

Kolibree tells us that it’s an open platform, which means they can create limitless digital dental experiences through the use of creative apps, including games, music & video apps, healthcare & well-being apps, even interactions with your dentist. I think Kolibree will do more for kids learning to brush their teeth than a musical toothbrush and an egg timer ever did. Watch for the Kickstarter campaign sometime this summer… they’re expected to price out between 100 and 200 bucks depending which one you get.  It seems like brushing your teeth might never be the same. To sign up for notices, or for more info, visit kolibree.com.
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The Slimo iPhone Charging System removes cables from the equation


As much as we’d like to think we always wrap our cables before shoving them in our bag (which is certainly well-organized to begin with), we sometimes forget. Of course, that leads to a tangled mess that doesn’t necessarily take a long time to undo, but is pretty annoying to deal with. Probably because we have to do it multiple times with various charging cables, headphones, and more.

If you’d prefer to start cutting down on the amount of cables you have to keep track of, then the Slimo can help. This is a wireless charging system that plugs into the 8 pin lightning connector on your iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, and iPad or iPod 5th gen. Once it is plugged into your device, simply adhere the super thin Slimo receiver to the back, and use with any QI-marked transmitter. This will streamline the charging process, and save you from having to wrestle with cables.

Getting just the receiver will cost you around $30, and getting a set with both the receiver and a power bank 5000mAh transmitter will cost around $69. You can use a case while charging your iDevice with this, so long as it’s not made of any aluminum or metal. If you already have all the cables and ability to wrap them, then this won’t really be necessary, but those interested know that they’re putting money down for convenience.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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Motrr Galileo lets you zoom in on the subject all the time


Motrr, a name that is familiar with delivering high design robotics to everyday life, alongside Appologics, a specialist in mobile video, have worked together to streamline the process of shooting high definition videos as well as photography in a hands-free manner. Videography has been said to be the ultimate app for novice and expert camera enthusiasts, where it enables users to control all camera functions remotely, at the same time viewing the camera’s view in Full HD from a different browser. When mounted in a Motrr Galileo, which is a 360° robotic spinning platform for the iPhone and/or iPod, as users are able to pan/tilt their cameras remotely, not to mention Videography offering the ability to follow objects (such as faces), motion or colored objects automatically in order to ensure that they remain in the center of the view.

Videography would be able to offer all the features that one might be able to expect from a professional camera, and when paired with the Galileo, it would enable users to capture footage without the hassle of standing behind the camera. Galileo is capable of automatically detecting and following objects, motion or specific colors that one has determined beforehand, making it the ideal tool to capture a memorable birthday party, or to record your professor’s lecture as he walks around the lecture hall, with the practical application being virtually unlimited.

Videography can be best described to be a full-featured camera app for the iPhone, iPod and iPad, as it delivers Full HD video recording capability in 1080p with CD-quality audio, high-res still images, slow motion, time lapse, 16x zoom, Dropbox integration and even advanced motion controlled recordings. Those who are interested will be able to pick up the Motrr Galileo in two flavors – Bluetooth (whic will be compatible with iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 5th generation for $149.95 a pop) and 30-pin (compatible with iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3GS & iPod Touch 4th generation for $99.95 each).

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The LifeProof fre – Military Grade Protection, Now for iPad Air


Yes, I let my 10 year old use my electronics, I’m not saying it’s done without fear. I try to instill upon her a healthy respect for my “stuff”. I like it to come back to me in relatively the same way she borrowed it, charged, scratch and dent free… so far we’re at about 98%, and to be fair, it might have actually been the gremlin that left my iPad on the picnic table in the rain…

You know what helps quell some of the fear? LifeProof fre cases, their high quality smartphone and tablet cases help you get the most out of your electronics, with a hefty dose of confidence, and the freedom to take your iPhones and  iPads anywhere you want to go. (or even *gasp* to let your kids use them) New to LifeProof’s line is the fre case for your iPad Air.  Imagine an iPad that’s waterproof, drop proof, dirt proof and snow proof!

The LifeProof fre will let you, and your iPad or iPhone, plunge underwater, walk in the rain, hit the slopes, or the beach without worrying. The LifeProof fre case won’t interfere with the device’s sound output or touch screen clarity and, the LifeProof fre actually protects your iDevice in water up to 6.6 ft. for up to an hour, and from drops more than 4 ft.

So if a case built to military standards for shock and impact protection in a sleek design is what you need to protect your iPads and iPhones from the world, and your kids, you should get one over at lifeproof.com and remember to check out the new fre case for your iPad Air. Prices starting at under 80 bucks.
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HISY wants you to take as many selfies as you can




Why are we so interested in looking at our faces? Does it make it think about what we used to look like, and compare it to the current version of ourselves? It could be personal growth, but oftentimes it’s a good way to validate yourself by posting tons of face photos online for social media sites to your followers to give you a confidence boost. Nothing wrong with that, but some people do get to be a bit excessive about it.

If you take the selfie game pretty seriously, then you’re likely in the market for a shutter remote control so you don’t have blurry photos. The HISY is one such item that will work with your iDevice without the use of an app. All it needs to do to connect is be paired via Bluetooth. This can go for almost two years (based on doing 100 shots a day!) without needing a battery replacement, so you won’t need to worry about having to charge one more device.

This would be perfect for creative selfies or group shots as it has a range of 30-90 feet. It will cost you around $25, which isn’t too bad for such an item. There is even a headphone jack attachment so you can keep it handy at all times rather than stuffing it in your bag and missing a perfect photo opportunity. If you also like to record videos, this will be able to start and stop the recording process.

Available for purchase on hisypix
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Turn your iPhone 5 into an FM Radio




We can listen to music in a variety of ways. It can be on our own device, where we cherry-pick what songs are on there with specific playlists, CDs or records which play only what’s on them, online music stations which are also determined by you, or the radio. The latter of these options has local and national news, commercials, special events, music picked by the host or callers, and the main use for most of us, is using this medium for information in times of emergency. Aside from having a radio in your car, most of us don’t really bother with getting something that specifically works as a radio.

There are apps you can download, but you will usually need some form of internet connection. This is where the Lightning FM Radio for iPhone and iPad might come in handy. It is an 8pin lightning compatible FM radio that plugs directly into your iDevice. It will draw power from your phone, and you can change the station by pressing a single button.

This is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini, and the iPod Touch 5th Gen. It’s a neat idea for those who prefer to listen to the radio, though it is a bit costly at around $30. If this was going to be used in emergency situations, then it also doesn’t help that draws power from your phone, which could end up being a lifeline for you. It might be better to save up a bit more for a hand-crank or solar powered radio that is portable and has phone charging capabilities.

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Four Device Charging Clock Radio cranks up the efficiency level


We all like to live as efficiently as possible. Otherwise, how else do you explain the obsession with accuracy as well as punctuality? Not only that, it is all about making sure that as many things as possible get done within the shortest time available. The modern day road warrior has his or her fair share of gadgets, where a smartphone is more or less a given, while other folks tend to complement their handsets with the presence of a tablet as well. Throw in a dedicated GPS unit and another portable USB-powered device, and you’ve got a fair amount of gizmos to juice up at the end of the day. With the $99.95 Four Device Charging Clock Radio, you need not fret on your travels.

As its name suggests, the Four Device Charging Clock Radio will be able to charge up to a quartet of devices simultaneously, thanks to the four USB ports that are available. There will be a trio of docks that are located on top of the clock radio which will ensure that your devices remain upright, while the radio will play music from any one connected device. The dock itself will also be able to play your favorite tunes as long as it is connected to a compatible device, where the dual integrated stereo speakers deliver music to your ears. The entire Four Device Charging Clock Radio takes up less space than a toaster, and comes with built-in power surge protection, an FM radio, an LCD clock, and dual alarms.
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SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller is for the iOS gaming elite




There comes a time where you pass the threshold of simply being a gamer to one of the gaming elite. It takes a lot of practice, but once you’re there, you can’t really go back. You’re not only aware of issues within each game to a more severe degree, but you also understand how important your tools are when facing a foe of equal level.

When it comes to mobile games, the competition is not nearly as stiff as PC, but there are those who want to have the right tools at hand. If you played more on console, but find yourself addicted to mobile games, then the Steelseries Stratus seems like it might be worth having in your gaming utility belt. This is very sensitive to pressure, has extended battery life, and uses LED notifications to let you know how you’re doing in-game.

Appearance-wise it looks like an Xbox and Playstation controller melted together. It’s said to work with iOS 7 or later, the iPhone 5, 5c, iPad Mini, iPad Air, as well as the 5th gen of the iPod Touch. It’s only available for preorder at the moment at around $100, but will be shipping out in the next month or so. Seeing that there aren’t as wide of a variety of games available on Mac as there are on PC, this doesn’t seem like a great idea unless you’re just really an Apple fan.

Available for preorder on Steelseries, found via Technabob
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The Dyle Mobile TV Receiver – No WiFi, No Problem


Handheld technology is amazing. I have every gadget and gizmo available to keep me entertained,  but I don’t really like having to pay for content. I’ve been searching for a device that would act as a sort of personal DVR, that would allow me to record live TV and take it with me…Maybe I’ve been looking for the wrong thing!

Check out the Dyle Mobile TV Receiver produced by Belkin, which can transform your iPhone 4/4S or iPad into a portable television, giving you access to regular broadcast TV, including news, entertainment and sports! and, with a mobile signal, you can walk, or even ride the bus, and still able to watch your beloved TV. You simply can’t do that with a traditional over-the-air TV signal. Best of all, this receiver Works Without Wi-Fi or a data plan!

The Dyle mobile TV Receiver connects directly to  your 30 pin i-device and then connects to Dyle mobile TV without requiring an Internet connection. So now you can grab some live TV, without having to sit in the library or local coffeehouse, and actually be able to watch, where you want to most, like waiting at the doctors office, or in line at motor vehicles, and you avoid spotty Wi-Fi connections and those pesky data overage charges.

Dyle Mobile TV is NOT currently available in all areas of the U.S, but the coverage is constantly expanding, it is likely that you can receive broadcast TV in most major metropolitan areas, but please check with belkin.com to verify service, and if you DO have coverage, you can get a receiver at amazon.com for just over a hundred bucks.
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