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Batmobile iPhone Case

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It's the Batmobile...it's a toy...it's an iPhone case? That's right, Bandai has unveiled a Batmobile-inspired iPhone 6 case that's definitely the geekiest we've come across yet. Featuring LED lighting, a built-in Bat Signal projector on the back, a utility belt that covers the home button, and pop-out front wheels (uncover the phone's camera lens). Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for 15 ways to beat procrastination.

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iPhone 6 Space

Urban Armor Gear wanted to prove that their military-grade iPhone 6 case could protect the handset from just about anything. So, they attached the phone, two GoPro cameras and a GPS locator onto a weather balloon to the edge of space, 100,000-feet up. Despite the handset shutting down due to extreme temperatures during the flight, it was fully functional after the test, even without a screen protector. Steve Armstrong, the co-founder of Urban Armor Gear, said: "Our cases already meet military drop-test standards, but now we can officially say that they are space tested as well." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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iPhone China Smuggling

With Apple having official stores in China now, we don't come across as many crazy iPhone smuggling stories, but then this guy popped up in the news. Simply put, he decided to strap 94 iPhones (various models) to his body in an attempt to smuggle them from Hong Kong to Guangdong province, China. The China Daily reports that they are valued at a combined 300,000 yuan ($48,300+ USD), and attached "to his chest, belly, thighs and shanks" with run-of-the-mill masking tape. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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iPhone 6 Tips

Got a new iPhone 6 for Christmas? Here are some cool tips and tricks that just might come in handy. First up, we start with the camera. Both the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus offers users the ability to record 1080p footage at 60fps, but it's off by default. Simply go into Settings > Photos & Camera > Record Video at 60 FPS to enable it, and you'll gain the ability to switch between 30 fps and 60 fps click on the icon in video mode when you go to record. Continue reading for more.

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iPhone M&M Candy Sorter

Even though M&M's all have the same chocolate center, some people just prefer certain colors over others. The DIY sorter claims to be faster that most sorters, which uses the iPhone 5S camera, instead of the traditional way of registering a sweets' color using a sensor before dropping them into rotating containers. Simply put, once the camera recognizes the M&M's color, a Bluetooth module attached to an Arduino-powered motor fires off the correct electromagnet gate to do the physical sorting. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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iPhone 7

Photo credit: Martin Utrecht

3D modeler Martin Utrecht is back with his latest render, and it's of the iPhone 7, which is reportedly already in production, with Samsung already beginning to mass produce the A9 chip that will power the mobile device. Industry sources claim that Apple may hold two press events next year, to showcase the iPhone 6S in spring, and in September, to unveil the iPhone 7. Utrecht says: "Based on an idea from tech editor Steven Tweedie from Business insider I visualized what an iPhone 6 would look like with the display pushed to the edges. One concept looks at making the display wider - by doing so the overall physical dimensions of the iPhone become smaller than that of the iPhone 6. The other concept imagines a display which goes all over the front...with a few holes in the display where the speaker and touch ID/home button go." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hypnotic Slinky master.

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Fake iPhones

Sure, it's a lot easier to buy directly from Apple, but some people just want a bargain, and they end up getting fake iPhones in the process. This was a lot more prevalent during the iPhone 4 and 5 days, but there are still some iPhone 6 knockoffs floating around too. Many of these fakes simply are simple loaded with small weights and then a light-up display that does absolutely nothing, but say "Low Battery". Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you simply cannot co-sleep with a baby.

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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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