Affordable iPhone insurance for accidental damage and theft
About InsuranceForiPhones.Com After my 3rd broken or stolen iPhone (I only blame myself) it was time to find some insurance. I thought about insurance after my 2nd drop but couldn't find an affordable option. Then I found Worth Ave. Group. I paid 63 dollars for the policy, half the price of squaretrade. When my phone was stolen afterward they replaced it for just a 50 dollar deductible. So for 113 dollars, I got a brand new iPhone. Since I wasn't eligible for an upgrade with AT&T, it was going to cost 500 for a new phone! On ebay it was at least 600 for a new 16GB iPhone 3GS. You do the math! And THAT is why I started this site. Hopefully I'll save some of you from having a broken phone and no insurance!
The car company Nissan has come up with a new case, the “Nissan Scratch Shield,” that will repair any scratches to the glass on your iPhone 4 or 4S. All you have to do is put the case on your iPhone and the scratches will vanish.
Nissan actually is using the same technology on this case as they do in the cars they produce. They coat the case with a kind of paint that can “heal” itself when damaged, call polyrotaxane. The chemical structure of the paint can go back into its original form in as little as an hour, or up to a week, depending on the how severe the damage to the paint is. When the paint is going back to its original form, it actually fills in the scratches on your iPhone and makes them disappear.
Unfortunately, this case is only available as a prototype right now. Hopefully we’ll see this case in the future!
HzO has finalized its “WaterBlock” technology and it debuted last week at the Consumer Electronics Show. This waterproofs your phone and allows it to be fully functional while in any kind of liquid. According to a post on PCWorld.com, “the technology isn’t intended for prolonged exposure under water, rather as a way to protect products when they’re accidentally dropped in the toilet or the bath, for instance. But the demonstration showed that the devices can, in fact, keep running for hours when submerged, and the company says they can safely be used while lounging in the pool or in the rain.”
The waterproofing process uses a vacuum chamber that sucks all of the air out of the device, and then pumps in a gas that seeps into the device. The gas has a waterproof material that rests on all the inside surfaces, which gives it a very, very thin protective coating. So, instead of this being a waterproof case that goes on the outside of the device, the inside of the device is waterproof.
Check out the video below to see the demonstration!
One of the most exciting new features on the iPad 2 was the Smart Cover. It was a stand and a protector for the newest Apple product. Well, yet another KickStarter project is turning heads, making this cover possible for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
They have just come out with the TidyTilt, which is very similar to the iPad Smart Cover. It attaches to your iPhone and can be rolled up to prop up your iPhone in portrait or landscape orientation. It looks just the same as the Smart Cover, as well.
If you pledge $19 to get this project started, you’ll more than likely be able to gets your hands on one of these someday soon- the TidyTilt has already met its $10,000 funding goal with over three weeks left to collect pledges.
Sanwa Supply has just started selling the 400-PRJ011, a tiny projector that slides onto an iPhone 4 or 4S. The device comes equipped with a battery so it doesn’t have to use your iPhone’s. The battery will run the projector for 2 ½ hours when fully charged. The projector also doubles as extra battery for your iPhone if you keep it turned off. Fully charged, it doubles the life of your iPhone.
According to Sanwa, the projector produces images with 640×360 resolution, and can be up to 65 inches in size. The projector is selling for US$260, but isn’t for sale in the US yet. If you are interesting in a projector for your iPhone, check out Flutterscape!
The Ful Powerbag Messenger is a laptop bag that can charge your wireless devices while you’re carrying them. It has ports to charge your laptop (up to 16 inches), smartphones, and tablets. It can charge two devices at once and has enough extra charge to power up a standard smartphone to full charge two times. A button on an outside pouch turns the bag on, and it also can tell you how much power the bag has left when tapped once.
The bag includes Micro-USB and Mini-USB output cables needed to charge most smartphones and the Apple connector output needed to charge every generation of the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone.
It’s for sale in black and grey for $111.99 on Amazon.com.
The iPhone has a pretty great camera, but sometimes the zoom on it isn’t quite enough. Enter the Photojojo Macro Lens Band.
This product is simply a band that fits around your iPhone. It has a lens on it that allows you to take photos that are more zoomed in than they would be if you simply used the camera app on your iPhone.
It’s small and easy to carry around and costs only $15! Check it out here now!
This article somewhat goes along with the one right below it…
Because of constant data connectivity and syncing, your iPhone battery doesn’t really last too long. This case will help you out a little.
The Cord-On-Board case has a built-in iPhone USB cord that you use to charge up your iPhone throughout the day. According to the CaseIntity Team, “Each Cord-On-Board iPhone 4/4s Case by CaseInity case comes with a custom 9.5” USB cord that is EMI certified and lets you both charge your phone and transfer data. The ends of the cord snap securely into the allotted spaces inside the case, and the cord itself easily folds into the deepened channel. It only takes a few seconds to get your USB cord in and out of your Cord-On-Board case!”
These cases are not for sale yet, but are in the process of being made. If you want to pledge a few dollars to ensure that a lot of these cases be produced, go to the KickStarter page to pledge!
Most people can’t go more than a day without their iPhone battery dying. Recharging it is something that can prove to be a bother, especially when you don’t really have time to wait for your battery to be charged enough to talk or text. Apple is currently working on solving this problem.
They have recently submitted applications for patents to create new batteries for their upcoming products. The company hopes to use hydrogen fuel cell batteries, which are lighter and will last longer without having to be recharged. Using Hydrogen batteries would not only eliminate a big, bulky battery, but it would also help the environment. By switching from standard batteries to hydrogen, the by-products would only be water and electrical energy. One of the patent applications describes a “fuel cell system which is capable of both providing power to and receiving power from a rechargeable battery in a portable computing device. This eliminates the need for a bulky and heavy battery within the fuel cell system, which can significantly reduce the size, weight and cost of the fuel cell system.”