CES 2014: Nite Ize Steelie Mobile Phone/Tablet Mount

 

Nite Ize Steelie Mobile Phone/Tablet MountWith so many great location-based apps available for smartphones and tablets, it makes sense to use them on the road. But how do you secure a device to your car’s dashboard, while also making it easy to remove for safekeeping? One way to do that is with a car mount kit from Nite Ize (pronounced “night eyes”).

The Steelie Car Mount Kit consists of two pieces: a big chrome ball and a magnetic ring. The ball attaches to your vehicle’s dashboard and the ring attaches to the back of your device. If you don’t have a super square dashboard, don’t worry. Each item is secured in place with 3M’s super-strong VHB tape.

A powerful neodymium powerful magnet within the ring holds the phone or tablet in place. It can be tilted or swiveled to virtually any angle! Removing the phone or tablet takes just a gentle amount of force to separate the device from the base.

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CES 2014: Body Glove Introduces Slim Rugged Phone Cases

 

BodyGlove Slim Rugged Phone CasesBody Glove is famous for surfing gear and wetsuits, which provide swimmers and surfers with an extra layer of protection against the elements. Their newest product is rugged phone cases, which give smartphone owners an extra layer of protection for their devices.

Let’s be honest: most of the “rugged” phone cases on the market add a lot of bulk to your sleek device. With chunky corners and grippy rubber backings, most “bumper” cases feel like keeping a small brick in your pocket.

Well, that’s where Body Glove stands apart from the competition. Their new line of smartphone cases offer the sturdy protection of a rugged case in a slim shape that’s not at all bulky! Let’s take a moment to focus on two cases which I checked out in depth at CES 2014.

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CES 2014: Mimoco Introduces BatteryBot Mobile Chargers

 

Mimoco Introduces BatteryBot Mobile ChargersWe caught up with the folks from Mimoco in their booth at CES 2014. In the past, we have written about their line of MimoBot character-shaped USB flash drives on our sister site PremiumUSB Blog. We stopped by to check out what they’re working on now, and boy, are we glad we did!

New for 2014, Mimoco will be launching a line of BatteryBot USB mobile chargers. These power banks will provide a recharge to any smartphone or tablet while on the go. In a world of ever-more-powerful mobile devices, battery life is more critical than ever.

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CES 2014: Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet Case

 

CES 2014 Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet CaseBefore walking out the door each day, I check my pockets: do I have my phone, my wallet, and my keys? It’s a lot of gear to carry around, but with the new Commuter Series Wallet Case from Otterbox, I could condense my daily carry items into a single, convenient package.

I caught up with Otterbox at the 2014 International CES show and learned a few things about the Commuter Series line of wallet cases. Currently available for the Apple iPhone 5/5s and the Samsung Galaxy S4, each case has a compartment on the back which can hold credit cards, cash, keys, and other small items such as jewelry.

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CES 2014: FLIR One Infrared Camera for iPhone 5/5s

 

FLIR One Infrared CameraWe saw a lot of cool gadgets at the 2014 International CES Show in Las Vegas, but one of the most interesting was a thermal imaging camera for the Apple iPhone 5 and 5s. Made by FLIR Systems, the FLIR One is the company’s brand new infrared camera for smartphone users.

We caught up with Jeff Frank from FLIR Systems and he showed us some of the features and capabilities of the FLIR One. Check out our video for a complete overview and demo:

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