How many smartphones have you lost to an unfortunate splash, an accidental slip near water or to a freak rain shower? For us, the number is simply too hurtful to remember. Since smartphones are almost a vital external organ for most of us today, losing them so suddenly can be immensely traumatic. For the clumsier of us, the respite from this problem lies in preventive measures like waterproof cases, though as most of us have sadly discovered that these too are no match for the crafty molecules of H2O that find one way or the other to get to the sensitive electronic parts inside the phone.
However, they say where there is a will, there is a way. Where there is a way, there are inventors and where there are inventors, there are folks that would be willing to pay good money to obtain their wares. For our particular problem, the solution comes via the all new hydrophobic nano-coating created and retailed under the name Liquipel. As you can discern from the name itself, the coating is designed to dispel and repel liquids. When applied to the outer surface of your smartphone, the coating would prevent accidental spills from ruining your entire life.
The best part about the Liquipel nano coating is the fact that its developers have created it to be applied on every aspect of your phone. This means that the phone’s exteriors as well as its insides will be covered in this coating on a molecular level. With every possible surface covered in protective coating, there is no way in heck that your smartphone will ever go bad with a simple splash. However, its makers have not said whether the coating can survive underwater conditions so you should avoid the temptation to bring it to scuba diving excursions.
The panorama function has got to be the most attractive innovation made in modern photography in the recent years. However, one of the biggest drawbacks of the feature is that one needs to ensure that their hands remain perfectly steady while their arms move to capture the perfect panoramic shot. The fact that most tripods don’t support this function also is quite a bummer for most shutterbugs. However, since we live in a world where the economy is bad and innovators are using crowd funding platforms to create astonishing things, we have the pleasure of telling you that you would never have to worry about shaking hands when you try to get the next panorama shot from your smartphone again.
Love the idea of owning the iBackpack, a simple communicating tool for cyclists. The backpack features a transparent window through which your tablet (aka iPad) can be seen. It syncs in with your Smartphone via Bluetooth and using a special app, you can let the world know if you are going to be taking a right or a left turn. The Smartphone doubles up as a rearview mirror and relays info like break signal or emoticons and messages to the tablet.
Here is how it works:
Rear Mirror: Scenes behind users are displayed on their smart phone by using camera on tablet PC in the backpack.
Turn Signal: Using swipe and gyro sensor in smart phone on bicycle handle bar.
Break Signal: When riding speed rapidly slows down, speed sensor in Smartphone will recognize it and relay it.
Message: Users can display messages on their tablet PC by selecting saved messages on smart phone.
Designer: Soohun Jung