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Light-Up Lightning Cable

BlueFinger's Light-Up Flowing Lightning Cable is currently being offered for only $4.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $38.99. When the cable is glowing (a flowing blue light) that means your device is charging, but at full capacity, these lights will stop to let you know it's at full capacity. Product page. Continue reading for another in-action video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Electroluminescent (EL) technology to see current flow as charging.

  • Visible current flowing speed indicates the iPhone battery level: 1% - 65% FAST; 65% - 99% SLOW; 100% off.

  • Shuts off power from the source when your device is fully charged.

  • Hotsysnc & Charging all in one.


[via Amazon]

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LightningKid Lightning Cable

LightningKid's iOS 8 Certified Lightning Cable is currently being offered for only $1.82 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $20. Yes, this does supposedly work with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - the cable is full 1A capacity for iPhone charging. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing a nifty hack to prevent cable damage.

Notable features:
  • 3.2 Feet Cable, charges the iPod, iPhone, or iPad with Lightning connector and syncs.

  • Guarantee iOS 8 certified, and further iOS by Lightning connector.

  • Compatible with iPhone 6/5/5S/5C, iPad mini, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPod 5th generation, and iPod nano 7th generation.


[via Amazon]

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Rabbit iPhone Case

No, this isn't an optical illusion, or a stuffed animal, but rather a real rabbit being used as an iPhone case. This image went viral online a few weeks ago, and since then, other iPhone owners have begun using their own pets in the same way. While most of the images you're about to see feature iPhones, this works with just about any brand, given that it's not a tablet or laptop. Continue reading for more.

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iPhone 6 Case

For iPhone 6 owners with much more money than sense, the Gresso Case Titanium might be a viable option, albeit one that will set you back $3,000. You read that right, it costs 3-times as much as the handset itself (unsubsidized price). It takes a staggering 417-pounds of force to bend, thanks to each Gresso case being made from a single piece of titanium, with 9 hours of milling and 4 hours of directional polishing to finish off the sleek aesthetics. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.

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iPhone 6 Fire

Phillip Lechter, a man from Phoenix, Arizona, says that his iPhone 6 caught fire while still in his pocket, burning a hole through his pants' front pocket leaving him with second-degree burns on his leg. As of today, Apple has not yet contacted him to explain how this could have happened. According to Lechter, "It's been a little over a week now, so I've had the opportunity to get some good medicine on it. It wasn't like a puff of smoke, I could actually feel my leg burning and I couldn't figure out what it was," says Lechter. Continue reading for more detailed images and information.

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iPhone 6 Prototype

Photo credit: eBay via Gizmodo

You know you've hit the jackpot, when Apple "accidentally" sends you one of these. According to the seller, "Apple does NOT let these phones out of their possession yet I was accidentally sent one upon renewing my contract. As you can see from the photos, iOS8 has not been placed on this device, rather it is in the true developer mode. There are no FCC markings on the rear of the device or a model number. This is the real deal! The lightning port is red which is a sure sign of a prototype." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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Microwaved iPhone 6 Plus

First, there was the Apple Wave, which tricked some people into actually microwaving their phones. Now, this self-proclaimed professional microwave operator Kenny Irwin, Jr. purposefully decided to microwave his iPhone 6 Plus to sell on eBay as "art". Now the scary part is someone actually bought his microwaved Xbox 360 for $15,000 a while back. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a multi-lingual cop in China that might surprise you.

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iPhone 6 Plus Bend

Many iPhone 6 Plus owners have discovered that the phone can bend out of shape simply when stored in a snug front pocket for long periods. Online websites are already calling this 'bend gate', due to the phone's thin aluminum exterior. However, it's been reported that 'bend gate' can be solved by ensuring the middle of the phone is not subjected to a large prolonged force. Continue reading for another bend test video, pitting it up against the HTC One M8, Moto X and more.

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iPhone Headphone Secrets

Photo credit: WE

For those who are new iPhone users, or just current owners who have never used TalkControl headphones before, these cool tips might come in handy. Activating Siri only requires you to tap and hold the center button on the attached remote, or simply tap to answer / end calls. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone diving into the world's deepest pool, Nemo 33 in Belgium.

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Apple Wave

Photo credit: Reddit

Last year, the internet trolls at 4chan tried to convince iPhone owners that iOS 7 would make your iPhone waterproof, with a professionally designed infographic. Now this year, they're trying to do the same, mainly targeting iPhone 6 users, using a fake technology called Apple Wave. They want users to believe that by placing iOS 8 devices in the microwave will near instantly charge them. Continue reading for the full internet thread showing how things went down.

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