Few things match the finesse of wood. If you’re going to cover the iPhone, it better be something that goes with the style of the device, and looking at the images, these wooden veils seem to be doing the job pretty well. In fact, they look a bit too good. God forbid if the images have been retouched. Either way, the handcrafted Zebrawood or Macassar Ebony wood veils should do a pretty good job. Costs $30.
New handsets running Windows 7.5 mobile are getting ready for their launch and Microsoft of course has a huge interest in seeing them successful and viable competitors to Android and iOS. To bring focus to the devices being launched, and generate interest, Microsoft set up a giant, three story tall “mobile phone” at NYC’s Herald Square.
Korean manufacturer Pantech‘s upcoming Vega smartphone will be able to understand user commands by means of gesture recognition. Running on Android, the phone will also have a gesture recognition system similar to the one in the Microsoft Kinect.
A few months back, there was a barrage of iPod Nano themed watches. They looked pretty good, and they would tell time, but lets face it, the destiny of the iPod is to play music not tell time. The power of Android though would probably make watches smarter and suitable for modern times. Named i’m Watch, it can connect to iPhones, Android devices and possibly future smartphones as well.
For fans who would like to go back to the ancient age and make movies on a 36mm roll, the Lomokino is a camera that does it the old way. You set the 36mm film rolling with the crank of a handle, and the camera will capture about 50 seconds worth of video on the 36-frame roll. The camera itself has a 25mm lens and a shutter speed of 1/100, and would probably work well if you could style and execute something like the movies of the ’30s. Costs $82.
We remember seeing a USB typewriter for the iPad, but that was an April fools joke. The concept though, really was cool, so making something like this actually does make sense. Costs $798.
Dock your iPad or plug-in your desktop and type away with the satisfying click-clack of a vintage Royal typewriter. Repurposed by Philadelphian Jack Zylkin
There are quite a few cases that would give the iPhone a camera look, but it is the extra mile you intend to go, the Snap! case may have something for you. The case has three parts, a metallic top, a black lower part and a fake lens to complete the appearance. As the renderings go, the case does appear to give a nice camera look to the iPhone. It is just a concept at the moment though, with no definite word on production.
We have no idea what anyone’s going to do with 100x magnification for the iPhone camera, but we’re pretty sure we could find uses for that. The microscope attachment for the iPhone and iPhone 4S will let you zoom in 60x to 100x and get a closer look at things. Costs $25.
Via Ubergizmo, Geeky-Gadgets
We say keep the photography inspired gear coming. We’ll play chess, do a few shots, all while hearing to sweet music from these speakers, and probably take an awesome picture or two. Everything should have something to do with photography, like these Nikon Lens USB Speakers. Costs $19.
Developed by Nest Labs, Nest is a smart thermostat that learns from the user’s behavior to keep optimum temperatures and defines energy savings according to usage. The system is about 3.2 inches in diameter and about 1.44 inches deep with a brushed stainless steel ring and an LCD display. Nest is programmed to learn from user behavior, look out for conventional settings and apply them automatically.