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This App Blows Out Candles

This App Blows Out Candles

It’s not hard to blow out a candle, so the idea of an app that does it for you seems rather silly. Still, it’s a neat party trick. The Action Lab takes a look at the iOS app Blower and explains how it uses sound pressure to work its magic.

A Dozen Eggs

A Dozen Eggs

Apple asked filmmaker Michel Gondry to show off his creativity and the cinematic capabilities of the iPhone 13 Pro. Armed with a dozen eggs, he created this lighthearted short film that plays with our expectations through a series of practical effects, clever editing, and illusions.

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Backbone Mobile Game Controller

Backbone Mobile Game Controller
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The Backbone adds console-quality thumbsticks, buttons, triggers, and a D-pad to your iPhone. The controller cradles your phone and connects via the Lightning port for lag-free input, and it’s perfect for game streaming services. For a limited time, new members can grab a free 3 mo. subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

HyperGear Magnetic Power Bank

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Keep your phone charged up on the go with this snap-on magnetic charging pack from HyperGear. The 5000 mAh pack is Apple MagSafe compatible and juices up phones and other gadgets quickly via its 20W USB-C and 18W USB ports.

Making a Candy Dispenser iPhone Case

Making a Candy Dispenser iPhone Case

To celebrate the purchase of his new iPhone 13 Pro Max, Matty Benedetto of Unnecessary Inventions wanted a case that nobody else has. So he got to work designing, fabricating, and assembling a case that not only protects his phone but can launch pieces of candy into his mouth. He’s gonna need a bigger pocket.

The iPhone Before the iPhone

The iPhone Before the iPhone

The first iPhone was released in 2007. But it was far from the first attempt to create a touchscreen smartphone. Slidebean explains how an Apple spin-off called General Magic helped lay the groundwork for modern smartphones back in 1994. While their ideas had promise, they made a few critical errors which did them in.

Pelican Voyager iPhone Case

Pelican Voyager iPhone Case
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Apple’s iPhone 13 has dropped. Before you drop that fragile $1000 phone put it in a protective case that means business. Pelican’s clear, four-layer Voyager case is tested to military standards to protect against impact, dust, shocks, and 18-foot drops. Comes with a swivel-clipped holster that converts to a kickstand.

Fjorden iPhone Camera Controller

Fjorden iPhone Camera Controller

The cameras in iPhones are impressive, but their controls aren’t great for pro shoots. The Fjorden attaches to the back of your iPhone and adds a two-stage shutter button, a zoom lever, a control dial, and a multi-function button like those found on a DSLR. It works with various camera apps and doubles as a kickstand.

Wood iPhone Charging Station

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This premium charging dock is crafted from walnut wood and has a protective felt mat. It works with all wireless-charging iPhone models (and we presume other Qi-compatible phones), and would look great sitting on your nightstand or kitchen counter. There’s also a variant that can charge an Apple Watch at the same time.

ScanMira 3D Scanning Mirror

ScanMira 3D Scanning Mirror

Scanning 3D models of objects used to require dedicated scanning equipment. But if you have an iPhone with FaceID, its cameras, sensors, and processing power can be used to grab scans. The ScanMira reflects the FaceID lenses by 90 degrees, so you can see what you’re scanning on-screen, resulting in higher-quality scans.

Snapods MagSafe Earbuds

Snapods MagSafe Earbuds

Scendo’s true-wireless earbuds offer the unique ability to be stored on the MagSafe mounting point on the back of the iPhone 12 (and presumably future iPhones). They slide securely into their magnetic charging case, which provides up to 45 hours of playtime. A stick-on case mount is included for other phones as well.

SurfacePad for iPhone

SurfacePad for iPhone
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Twelve South presents an elegant wallet style case for your iPhone. The slimline case is made with premium leather that protects both the back and front of the phone, and supports automatic wake/sleep for iPhone X/XS/11 Pro. It’s got two card slots inside, doubles as a display stand, and is compatible with Qi chargers.

FusionLens 2.0 for iPhone

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Give your iPhone videos a cinematic look with FusionLens 2.0. This clip-on lens can shoot 23:9 anamorphic images, 8mm wide angle, and 210º fisheye shots. Its dual-lens covers both the front and rear cameras for 180º selfie shots, and stitching together 360º panoramas. Available for iPhone X/XS/XS Max, XR, 11, and 11 Pro/Pro Max.

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FiLMiC DoubleTake

FiLMiC DoubleTake

Filmic’s amazing app for multi-camera phones like the iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro lets you capture two videos at the same time, so you can mix and match footage of wide, telephoto, standard, or selfie footage at the exact same point in time. Best of all, it’s free to download.

Lemuro 8mm iPhone Fisheye Lens

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Want to shoot ultra-wide angle images with your iPhone? This high-quality glass fisheye lens has an 8mm focal length, increasing the width of the standard camera up a massive 238° field of view. Attaches securely to Lemuro’s case (sold separately).

Snowbrawl

Snowbrawl

Apple shows off the filmmaking capabilities of the iPhone 11 Pro with an action-packed holiday short. While the visuals are impressive, it helps that the guy who directed it is David Leitch, famed stuntman, co-director of John Wick, and director of Deadpool 2. We’d love to see this in 4K and without YouTube’s compression.

Wemo Erasable Phone Cases

Wemo Erasable Phone Cases

Kenma’s unique silicone phone cases feature a surface on back which can be written on, then erased. It’s compatible with oil-based ballpoint pens, and is designed to resist smudges and ink bleeds. Available from Amazon Japan or importer Japan Trend Shop.

Retro iPhone Concept

Retro iPhone Concept

What might the iPhone have been like had it followed in the footsteps of Apple’s 1980s industrial design? Future Punk envisions just that – along with a colorful 1990s take as well. Funny thing is, Apple did design a concept phone in the 1980s.

Bottle Cases

Bottle Cases

Nimble’s iPhone cases are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, along with fabric exterior for texture. No plastic is wasted in packaging them, and for each one purchased, 5% of the price goes to non-profits who help protect our oceans and marine life.

iPhone Accessory Bundle

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Kit out your iPhone with this set of useful accessories. For less than 50 bucks, you’ll get a set of truly wireless Bluetooth earphones with a charging case, a Qi charging mat, and a USB wall charger. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

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Heat Dissipating iPhone Case

Heat Dissipating iPhone Case
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There are tons of smartphone cases on the market, but many of them can actually trap heat inside your gadgets, potentially shortening their lives. Suorlite’s iPhone case has thousands of tiny perforations, helping ventilation while still protecting your phone.

Mophie Juice Pack Access

Mophie Juice Pack Access
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Mophie makes clever use of the new iPhones’ wireless charging capabilities with the Juice Pack Access. This battery pack case charges the iPhone X, XR, XS or XS Max wirelessly, freeing up the Lightning port. It can also be charged wirelessly or via USB-C.

Rimowa iPhone Cases

Rimowa iPhone Cases
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Premium luggage maker Rimowa brings its iconic grooves to the latest iPhones. Their cases for the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max perfectly match the look of Rimowa’s luggage and are made of aluminum and TPU.

AxisGo iPhone Water Housing

AxisGo iPhone Water Housing

Aquatech’s housings turn your iPhone into an underwater camera. They have models that work with the iPhone 7, 7+, 8, 8+ and X. The housings are impact-resistant and can be used down to 33 ft. The company also offers a variety of compatible lenses.

Apple iPhone Xs and Xs Max

Apple iPhone Xs and Xs Max

Apple’s iPhone Xs Max has a 6.5″ edge-to-edge display, while the Xs has a 5.8″ display. Both feature improved cameras, including the addition of a portrait mode that lets you adjust background focus after shooting. They also have a more powerful and efficient processor.

PanoClip 360º Lens for iPhone

PanoClip 360º Lens for iPhone
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If you’d like to try out 360º photography and you’re not sure where to start, check out the PanoClip. It’s an affordable lens attachment for the iPhone that lets you create 360º and tiny planet photos. There are variants that fit the iPhone 7 up to the iPhone X.

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