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Cool Gameboy And NES Themed iPhone Cases

Cool Gameboy And NES Themed iPhone Cases

Having a protective case for your phone is a great idea. Spending all the phone’s battery on playing games, well, not so great an idea. To be perfectly honest, the lure of gaming is enough for many of us to sneak to the phone and kill some time (or a lot of it!) playing games. That’s one of the reasons these cases caught my attention. They protect the phone, and they protect the battery. Plus, who can resist the joy of playing some old NES and Gameboy classics? Or for that matter, just a good old round of Tetris! Ah, that brings back memories.

Well, here are some cases to consider for your gaming needs. Keep in mind, the screens are going to tiny. Not miniscule, but the case has to go over your phone and keep a ton of room for the buttons and have an appropriate aspect ratio. So head on to check out some cases for your gaming pleasure, and one simply for the looks and nostalgia.

Game Console Cover Case

Enjoy the Game Boy vibe and the classic Tetris with this case. The case is partly made from silicone TPU material to partly protect your phone. As for the game, it has full controls, including easy access sound and power buttons. You will need two button batteries to keep it going, and that might be something to consider before purchasing this case. The Tetris case is available for most iPhones, going all the way from iPhone 6 to iPhone XS.

Tetris Game Console

This case will fatten up your phone a bit, to make room for the necessary electronics as well as the game screen. Much like the previous case, this one is simple, straightforward, and runs off two button batteries. According to the seller, batteries won’t be included with the shipped product due to regulations. The console requires CR2032 button batteries to run.

Game Boy Case With Color Display

Now this is a feature-rich case that will feed your nostalgia. The case is made from silicone and TPU, and the features it brings along will substantially fatten up your phone. We’re talking almost half a centimeter here. Although that’s probably forgivable if your true love lies for the games it brings along. This case has a color screen and includes 36 classic game titles. It seems the default language used is Chinese, though it uses thumbnails so you can navigate to your desired game using visual cues. The case has included rechargeable battery and charges up using a microUSB port.

DURARMOR NES Controller Themed iPhone Case

There is no gaming on this one. It is a conventional iPhone 8 Plus case, designed to follow the theme of the old faithful NES controller. The hard polycarbonate exterior for this case is backed by a soft TPU interior layer to better protect your phone.

Considerations When Purchasing A Case

When purchasing a phone case, do keep your requirements and expected use first. Many of the cases listed here, will add weight and dimensions to your phone simply by virtue of the functions the cases offer. If you are importing a case, it helps to understand your local laws on imports and how it applies to your purchase. Most of the times, there isn’t much trouble, but it helps to understand the process anyway.

Air Lock Bag Resealer Saves Your Snacks

Air Lock Bag Resealer Saves Your Snacks

This little gadget can save your snacks by creating an airtight seal for the bag once you’ve had your fill. As a side-effect, it might also save the waist-line, preventing us from munching on snacks just because the bag is open. The heat sealer has a battery on board, and recharges using micro-USB. Available on Amazon for $15.95.

Fifth Element: The One That Looks Like A UFO

Fifth Element: The One That Looks Like A UFO

MB&F partnered with L’Epée 1839 to create a machine that looks beautiful and does a whole lot of things. The Fifth Element is a classic mechanical weather station, like the ones you would expect to see before the digital age went full swing. In true MB&F style, The Fifth Element is more than just a set of mechanical instruments clubbed together – it is a mechanical sculpture with incredible craftsmanship.

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Why You Shouldn’t Name Your Concepts When Drunk: F**ktron Keyboard

Why You Shouldn’t Name Your Concepts When Drunk: F**ktron Keyboard

It is a concept, an idea that exists as a rendering; it could be many things, but it chose to be a keyboard. As a new concept keyboard, it looked at the wide choices of names it could have, wondering if simply being called keyboard would be enough. “No” said the booming voice of its creator, giving it the name F**ktron. This point forward, I’m just going to call it F-Tron. It is easier to write, and having to censor names just doesn’t sit right.

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This Shower Curtain Has Pockets For Your Phones And Tablets

This Shower Curtain Has Pockets For Your Phones And Tablets

Conventional wisdom would argue that this shower curtain needs to be trashed. To that wisdom I say, you need to go back to your decade. Although the product description of “Watch, play with or listen to your phone or tablet” is trying too hard, this curtain has its uses. There was a time when people put televisions in the rest room, probably still do, so this curtain isn’t as far fetched an idea.

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NCAA Football Helmet Portable Bluetooth Speakers

NCAA Football Helmet Portable Bluetooth Speakers

These portable, rechargeable Bluetooth speakers include built-in speakerphone, microphone and a powerful sub-woofer. The battery runs for eight hours, so that’s plenty for parties and fun. They are available in several flavors, and in three sizes. Prices range from $99.95 for Small, $199.95 for Medium size, and $399.95 for Large speakers. Available on Amazon.

‘Intelligent’ Heated Jacket to Fight The Bitter Cold

‘Intelligent’ Heated Jacket to Fight The Bitter Cold

Packing in layers and taking all precautions possible still could end up in feeling the discomfort of cold. Or maybe overdoing it and being stuck in that weird situation where you feel too hot, but sliding the jacket zip a bit ends up in cold. Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket from Ministry of Supply aims to make things easier with this intelligent jacket.

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Azio’s Cool Retro Classic Typewriter-inspired Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

Azio’s Cool Retro Classic Typewriter-inspired Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

Azio’s new Bluetooth keyboard takes its inspiration from the good ol’ typewriter. The design and the click-clack of the mechanical keyboard on the Retro Classic BT should get you all set in for the typewriter feel. Thankfully, Azio isn’t just going for the looks with this one – although the wood, metal and leather finish are quite a treat – and there’s quite a bit of functional options and modern tech in there as well.

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Man Makes Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation System

Once Zelda: Breath of the Wild out on the Nintendo Switch, this dude decided it was time to automate his home. The system is based off the ocarina from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Allen Pan used an internet connected Raspberry Pi, connected to different gadgets for his home automation system.

Playing Zelda’s Lullaby locks/unlocks the door, Sun’s Song toggles lights, Bolero of Fire turns on heat, Song of Storms controls the humidifier, and so on. He can even play a tune to unlock his car!