Case-Mate is undergoing something of a renaissance, aspiring to a whole new level of timelessness and elegance with their new Crafted Collections line of iPhone cases. From sumptuous woods to radiant mother-of-pearl to exotic gemstones to finishes that will hit all your nostalgia buttons.
We got to see the full line at CES 2013. The cases themselves are all the same design, it's the inlays and matching accents that vary. And because Case-Mate is using real, natural materials, each case ends up being as unique as the tree, oyster, or rock it comes from.
It's definitely something different from Case-Mate, so let me know what you think.
Lego MINDSTORMS have long been the subject of big geek love, giving us the ability to build and control our own robots. With EV3, they get even better for iOS users, since the control part can now be done with -- wait for it! -- our iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
There will be 17 models offered initially. The only bad news? It doesn't ship until later this year. We'll keep you updated, of course, and in the meantime Mobile Nations's own Ashley Esqueda braved snake bites and robot roulette at CES 2013 to capture the video proof above, so check it out.
Then let me know what kind of robot army... I mean, peaceful robot companions... you're going to build.
Let's say you have an amazing XLR mic on your big, beefy studio or home recording rig, but you also have an iPad or iPhone and you really want to get that same XLR quality on your way more mobile recording rig, what do you do? Griffin's answer, shown off at CES 2013, is the XLR MicConnect.
The MicConnect supplies phantom power, thanks to AA batteries, and connects via the 3.5mm headphone jack on your iPad or iPad.
I really like the idea of these kinds of accessories, and being able to get the quality on the go that I'm used to at home. If you use an XLR mic, let me know if you're also interested in trying this out.
Amzer decided to put their iPhones where their mouths were at CES 2013, showing off their military grade screen protectors by taking drills and sanders to them. Sure, it's overly dramatic and power tool related iPhone scuffs probably aren't a threat most of us face every day, but if your screen protector can survive that, maybe it's got a shot at surviving kids, pets, and everyday life?
Once again Mobile Nations has assembled at CES, and we've come together with the Cell Phone Junkie to talk NVIDIA's Project Shield, 4K (2160p) televisions, giant phones, low-end phones, and all the rest of the news -- and the show hasn't even officially started yet!
iMore is live at CES 2013, and that means we're carrying all our blogging gear around in our bags. Kevin already showed you what he's packing, and now it's my turn. Check out the video up top for everything that's slung over my shoulder for CES.
Last night, during their CES 2013 press conference, graphics powerhouse NVIDIA announced their Project Shield gaming platform. It's running a close-to-stock version of Android, and will run Android apps. It's play Steam games (!!!). And you can play PC games using project shield as the controller.
Phil Nickinson from Android Central has already gone hands-on with Project Shield. The video is up top, and here's what he had to say:
HAPIfork from HAPILABS is part of the next generation of connected devices, and if it looks and sounds a lot like a smart fork, that's because that's exactly what it is. Powered by USB, connected via Bluetooth, and reporting online or via an iOS app, HAPIfork aims to make you more aware of what you're eating. Namely, how much and how fast.
Here's the idea, instead of covering up your iPhone screen with your fingers when you want to control a game or app, Sensus provides touch sensitive technology built right into the back and side of their new iPhone case. So, you can scroll or tap or do other gestures on the Sensus case, and leave your iPhone screen free for your eyes.
How does that sound? Can you see yourself controlling an on-screen game via the back of your iPhone?