This is a lot more exciting than a new iPhone if you ask me.
Behold the Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge. It hooks up to your phone or device via Bluetooth and has a built-in microphone for hands-free calling. Once connected, one touch answers/ends calls, plays/pauses audio, or accesses Siri or Google Now. And, of course, a touch plays that classic communicator sound effect. Warning: you’re going to want to keep the micro-USB charging cable handy right after you receive this, because making it chirp is well-nigh irresistible.
Irresistible indeed. Can an Apple Watch do that? Nope.
Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge ($79.99)
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry played a number of roles in the Star Trek franchise, from her appearance as Number One in “The Cage” – the original pilot episode from 1965 – to later appearances as Lwaxana Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. However, her most prolific role within the series is as the voice of Federation computers in The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, as well as a final appearance in the first Kelvin Timeline Star Trek movie, recorded prior to her death in 2008.
Now, according to a recent tweet by Roddenberry (the company), there’s a good chance that distinctive voice could end up on your smartphone one day. [click to continue…]
We’ve seen home-made Pokémon Go smartphone accessories in the past, from a 3D-printed phone case that looks like a Pokédex to a Poké Ball shaped phone charger. However, this DIY project goes above and beyond. It represents possibly the best thing about Pokémon Go – it’s community.
DIYsman Spencer Kern built a shell for his mobile phone charging station shaped like a Pokémon Center using a combination of wood and 3D-printed components. The charger itself is solar-powered, and holds enough charge to power up as many as a dozen phones at once.
Check out more photos of the charger, as well as photos of people putting it to use below. [click to continue…]
It’s good to be DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee. Why? Because you can get Mark Hamill to do your voicemail as the Joker. Then again, he’s probably going to get a lot of phone calls now. Hell, I would call him every day and get pissed if he answers. Fortunately for those who are not in his inner circle, you can listen to the message in the video below. [click to continue…]
This simple but brilliant DIY iPhone case design by Jon Cleaver helps you make consistent Poke Ball throws in Pokemon Go. Throw after throw will be dead straight, insuring that you catch all the Pokemon.
If you have access to a 3D printer and own an iPhone 6, you’ll be happy to know that the plans are free to download. Bonus points if you can alter the design to work with other phones. Bonus bonus points if you can integrate the feature with this awesome DIY Pokedex case.
We thought that this phone-charging Pokédex Case was the ultimate Pokémon Go accessory, but this Poké Ball Charger makes a good case for itself. It’s 5300mAh, which isn’t horrible and it can be had for $40 on Etsy.
That is, until Nintendo shuts it down and wisely decides to make an official version.
I’m not the type of person to tell a person how they should feel about things, but if you’re addicted to Pokémon Go and you don’t want this Pokédex-shaped phone case with a built-in battery back-up then all of that fresh air must be making you crazy.
See Also: 6 Must-Have Accessories for Pokemon Go!
Blogger Nick poole debuted his Pokédex case on Sparkfun last week, giving a breakdown of how he made the case using a 3D printer, a lithium cell battery, and a micro-USB cable. It’s pretty snazzy, and you can download the files to print your own case from GitHub. You’ll have to assemble the battery component yourself.
If all that sounds too complicated, you should probably just be patient. A phone case like this makes too much damn sense for Nintendo to pass on making an official version at some point.
Admit it, your phone is boring. You can try to fool us with that Fallout 4 Pickman Gallery wallpaper, but it’s really quite dull.
Worry not, for artist Morgan Loebel makes these horrifying phone cases for iPhones and Android devices. Loebel fabricates realistic dental prosthesis for his cases, a skill which he honed over twenty years as a dental technician.
You can even purchase a case of your very own from Loebel’s Etsy page. Check out more examples of his fantastic, terrifying work below. [click to continue…]
You might remember the case that turns your iPhone into a real, working Game Boy that Hyperkin jokingly / seriously teased for April Fool’s Day last year. Well, Neowin made an interesting discovery at E3 expo in Los Angeles this week. They got a chance to see the thing working fo’ real on the show floor. [click to continue…]
Batman won’t take your phone calls, so there’s only one alternative.
This 3D printed lens designed by Dalpek can be placed over your phone’s flash, casting the Bat Signal instead of, y’know, providing general illumination. We’re assured that if the Dark Knight doesn’t show up within thirty minutes your vigilante justice is free.
You can print one out for free using the plans on Thingiverse, or you can buy one ready-made for only $6.