Would You Wear Your Earbuds as a Bracelet?

 Would You Wear Your Earbuds as a Bracelet?

The big problem with headphones and earbuds is what do you do with them when you’re not using them. You could wind up the cable and shove them in your pocket, but the folks at Wraps Wearables have a better idea. The Wraps Wristband Headphones (£14.99-£24.99) are designed to be coiled up and worn like a bracelet. The seller is located in the UK, but ships to the U.S.

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They look good on men and women and are available in a nice selection of colors and materials, including leather and wood. There are also versions with a microphone built-in.

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Pros

  • Nice selection of materials and colors
  • Clever concept
  • Available with microphone

Cons

  • Earbuds may not fit all users
  • Must ship from UK

Final Verdict

The Wraps Wristband Headphones from Wraps Wearables is a clever concept; however, the one-size-fits-all approach of the earbuds may not fit all users.

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Wallpapers of the week: city perspectives

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Each week, we provide a fresh set of iOS device wallpapers. Subjects range from graphic creations, to mixed media and natural photography. Trying to keep the genres random, check back weekly for updates in the Wallpapers of the Week section! This week, we turn toward the city, as recently previous wallpapers were more nature-focused.

Cityscape wallpapers

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Download “Purple District”  iPad (Pro compatible)iPhonedesktop

Piazza San Marco Acqua Alta iPad Pro wallpaper_2732x2732

Download “Piazza San Marco – Acqua Alta” iPad (Pro compatible)iPhonedesktop

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“New Perspective on Old Clock Tower” by iPad (Pro compatible)iPhonedesktop

Brooklyn Bridge Renovation iPad Pro wallpaper_2732x2732

Download “Brooklyn Bridge Renovation” iPad (Pro compatible)iPhonedesktop

File Cabinet Pro Offers Powerful File Management Features Directly from the OS X Menu Bar

Users needing easy to use, yet powerful file and cloud management features might want to take a look at Writes for All Inc.’s File Cabinet Pro, its powerful file manager for the OS X menubar. The app allows users to open, move, rename, tag, trash, copy and paste files, all from a popover window that appears from the menubar. File Cabinet Pro also allows users to copy files to their iCloud Drive without needing to open a window in Finder.

File Cabinet Pro Offers Powerful File Management Features Directly from the OS X Menu Bar

In addition to file management capabilities, the app also offers a built-in text editor, image viewer, PDF viewer, and media player. Document types supported include: txt, rtf, rtfd, png, bmp, mov, mp4 and many more.

Features:

  • Create subdirectories in File Cabinet Pro
  • Click into subdirectories and open documents
  • Store files locally and in iCloud
  • Drag and drop files to and from iCloud
  • Tag files – Select files in File Cabinet Pro, right click, and then simply add or remove file tags from the control in the context menu
  • Show in Finder
  • Rename files
  • Copy and paste files
  • Trash files
  • View items as icons or in columns
  • Launch the application at login – You can have File Cabinet Pro automatically launch when you login to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default)
  • Built in lightweight text editor – Create and edit .txt, .rtf, and .rtfd files
  • Built in lightweight image viewer/editor. Rotate images, crop images, and apply filters to images
  • Built in media player – Watch video and play audio files
  • PDF viewer
  • Editable files support document versions

File Cabinet Pro for Mac OS X is $29.99, and is available from the App Tyrant website. [GET IT HERE]

Moschino’s cigarette iPhone case: silly but totally on brand

Fake Chanel iPhone case

First, a little background on Moschino. Since taking over as creative director in 2013, Jeremy Scott has famously woven low-brow references into his collections – past themes have included Barbie and McDonald’s. It’s a move that subverts our idea of fashion as an elite medium while exploring the relationship between art and commerciality; a witty recognition of the power of branding, from the Marlboro man to the Camel Lights camel.

Thematically speaking, this suggests Moschino is staying on brand. After all, the case is silly, but, at £47, fashionably expensive and couched in controversy. It also comes at an interesting time for the cigarette industry. From May, cigarette packets will no longer be branded and will come in a standardised box because, well, as Moschino’s in-joke explains, smoking kills.

In a neat twist, it’s also very similar to the fake Chanel cigarette packet iPhone cases available at all good urban street-markets (naysayers take note: fashion is generally in on the gag), which are among the most popular fakes cases around – a straw poll found three in the Guardian office. History, film and fashion have long dictated that the coolest people smoke, but, in lieu of actually smoking, it’s probably best to get one of these cases.

Photos of ‘iPhone SE’ Screen Display Confirm No 3D Touch

The first purported component leak for the so called iPhone SE has emerged via Nowhereelse.fr. The images claim to depict a screen assembly of the upcoming 4-inch iPhone.

Part leaks have been notably absent for the iPhone SE, despite rumors that the new device will launch in the middle of March — only three weeks away.

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The new images seems to confirm that 3D Touch components are absent from the 4-inch device. This is consistent with rumors to date that suggest the 4-inch iPhone will incorporate Live Photo support, but not 3D Touch, which is considered a flagship feature for the iPhone 6s line.

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The leaked images are said to be captured by a source that on “several occasions in the past proved to be reliable”.

The iPhone SE is expected to be announced during a March 15th media event.

5 Amazing Products from Kickstarter and Indiegogo

It’s time to take a look at what’s happening on Kickstarter and Indiegogo again. Regardless of whether you have money to support awesome projects coming out or not, it’s a neat way to see what’s manifesting on the leading edge of tech. Everyone has amazing ideas and the people on these sites are asking for support to bring those ideas into reality. I constantly see ideas for products I would have never thought of; here’s  projects that I’m amazed by you can support right now.

BearTek Gen II: Wireless Smart Gloves

We’re definitely seeing the huge trend in wearable tech making awesome strides this year. BearTek are smart gloves connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth that allow you to control your device by tapping different fingers together. Previously featured on Shark Tank, the gloves were originally implemented for winter sports but are beginning to have much further reaches from bicyclists to rescue personal.

AirVisual Node: The World’s Smartest Air Monitor

The AirVisual allows you to monitor the air quality indoors and out. Not only is air pollution doing major damage to our planet but to our bodies as well. The AirVisual allows you to plan ahead when venturing outdoors and figure out what’s causing poor air quality indoors. Plus, you’re helping to create a larger picture of air quality across our planet as your data is added to the network.

WonderCube

The WonderCube is the Swiss Army Knife of smartphones. It fits easily on a keychain and functions as a charging cable, phone stand, extra memory pack, emergency battery pack, LED mini torch, and more. There are eight functions total that all fit into a tiny cube.

Apple iPhone 7 concept: Crazy flexible widescreen display and curved edges shown off in video

Widescreen iPhone 7 Concept

Crazy concept videos for Apple’s iPhone have been around for as long as the iPhone has existed, but this one might take the cake for being the most outrageously barmy.

This impossibly bizarre concept design for the iPhone 7 would bring advances in curved and flexible displays to a logical (or should that be illogical?) conclusion: a screen that could stretch out to the size of tablet with the click of a button. Marvel at the impossibly impractical creation below:

The amazing video starts off reasonably sanely with a quick peek at what an iPhone might look like if it borrowed the curved edges from its competitor the Samsung S6 Edge, or the recently announced Galaxy S7 Edge. At this point, the concept is actually fairly believable and the mooted prospect of the iPhone’s signature silencer and volume keys appearing as touchscreen icons along a curved edge would be an interesting reimagining of the established button set-up we have got used to since Apple entered the mobile phone market in 2007.

Things get a bit surreal immediately afterwards, though, as the screen unravels outwards, leaving the otherwise familiar iPhone design in its widescreen wake.

This part-iPhone, part-iPad Frankenstein-esque creative vision from Sonitdac, which could be confused with a design for a portable cinema screen as opposed to a phone, would apparently be made possible by a quartet of internal carbon fibre arms that would manipulate and expand the flexible display. Although thinking about the practicality of anything in the video past the first 10 seconds is probably not advisable.

In fairness, this is almost certainly not be what the iPhone 7 will look like, but who knows what the future holds for Apple’s overwhelming popular iOS device, especially considering that the Cupertino-based company had a patent accepted for “Flexible Electronic Devices” in January 2015. It was not so long ago that the idea of an iPhone phablet was unthinkable, so maybe the future is wide and stretchy for the iPhone 8 or 9?