We caught up with SPECK Products at CES 2015 and got a look at their new line of CandyShell cases.
In case you are not familiar with Speck, the CandyShell cases are a 2-piece design that incorporates a MIL-SPEC drop tested case with a screen protector that helps prevent the glass from shattering. What makes this case unique from other drop-proof cases is the CandyShell’s incredibly slim profile. This case offers protection without the bulk of a large and unwieldy case.
These cases are available for the iPhone 5 as well as the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. A special bonus for iPhone 6 Plus owners is the CandyShell Grip, which is a rubberized grip surface that has been added to the back of the case. This is a useful feature for oversize phones such as the iPhone 6 Plus.
We also got a peek at the MightyShell line of rugged cases. While the CandyShell cases feature a 2-layer design, the Mightyshell uses a 3-layer design with an impact-absorbing layer for ultimate protection. This protects the phone from drops up to 8 feet high while only being 0.18″ thicker than the CandyShell case. The MightyShell comes in 3 different colors plus a clear model.
Both the CandyShell and the MightyShell cases will be available starting in January 2015 from Speck Products.
As mobile phones become a more integral part of our daily lives and our society, they are becoming more than just communication devices. Phones also include cameras, fitness trackers, and a variety of other features designed to make life easier and more convenient.
Here are 5 brand-new smartphones I saw at CES 2015 that I would say are truly amazing.
Kodak IM5 Smartphone
The first-ever smartphone from Kodak might also be the first one your grandparents can use. The Android-powered device features extra-large, high-contrast icons and a custom interface that is simple to use. The bundled Kodak camera app allows you to take and print photos easily, while the Remote Assist feature allows the grandkids to log in remotely and manage contacts, etc.
We 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.
Before 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.
We 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: