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!
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!
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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!
A new iPhone 4 case is available that allows you to stitch your own designs into it. It’s called the DIY Case for iPhone 4 and is available on the Connect design website for $18. The picture on the left shows just a few design ideas, but if you go to the website, you can find many more! Check it out now!
Even though all the other iPhones have been released in June, the iPhone 5 may be different. Due to the iPhone 4 going onto the Verizon network, the iPhone 5 may be delayed until around September. Also, the recent earthquake in Japan is said to have an impact on the production of the Apple products, which could be another reason for the delay.
According to the MacRumors website, “Apple has informed us that they do not plan to release the iPhone in the June to July time frame, though there will be a newer version in the future. Unfortunately, we have not been given a release time for the new phone. We will release this information on our web site when it is available to us.”
Some think the iPhone 5 will be produced for a release during the holidays of 2011 or early 2012. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
A new iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app was released on Tuesday called Dano Pirate & The Numbers. It’s an educational app and it helps children learn many math- and writing-related things.
The app helps children: - Write by having them trace the number 1-9 - Read by having them choose what number they hear - Understand sequences by filling in missing numbers - Understand quantity by matching objects with the ..corresponding written number
There are 20 games in the app that help the children with each of these things. An article on sfgate.com says “In one of the mini-games, children must identify and tap on a number to help Dano through a maze to reach Julia the Princess. In another, players match the quantity of a set of objects by tapping the correct number. In another, the player must guide Dano across a pond by tapping on numbered islands in the correct sequence. As the game advances, players are asked to help Dano by counting backward.”
The app is available at the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch for $1.99 and on the iPad and iPad2 for $2.99.
If you want to hear music while riding your bike or motorcycle, then here’s a great product for you. It’s called “iCarry Bike L” and you can use it to safely attach your iPhone to the handlebars of your bike or motorcycle. With this product, you don’t have to use headphones to hear your music, which makes listening to music much safer. You can also mount your iPhone with this product and use the GPS feature of your iPhone just in case you’re not too sure where you’re going. The iCarry Bike L is available now for $50.
After a recent release of JAJAH on Andriod devices, a new app was released for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. With this new app, you can make phone calls to anyone, anywhere in the world for a very low price. The newest addition to JAJAH, however, is the ability to call your facebook friends using the JAJAH app.
JAJAH CEO, Trevor Healy, stated “Within hours of launching Facebook Calls for Android we saw thousands of calls, so we are very excited to bring this to iPhone owners. Calling has finally arrived in Facebook.”
Making a call to a Facebook friend is very simple. There are four easy steps to do this: 1- Download the JAJAH app from the iTunes store 2- Login to Facebook 3- Select a friend from your “online friends” list 4- Wait for your friend to accept the phone call- they will receive a message in chat telling them you’re calling. Once they accept the call, it connects, and you can talk to them.
The app uses the internet to connect the call, but once it’s connected, it’s just a regular call, which means that every call will have great quality. If you want to know more about JAJAH, check out their website here!
Rueters has just released a new article on the iPhone 5 and according to their sources we’ll have to wait till September for the new iPhone. Apple has been pretty consistent with releasing a new iPhone around June but it sounds like we’ll have to wait a little longer this year. For a full read on Rueters article click: iPhone 5.
Last June, the iPhone 4 was released. The white iPhone 4 was delayed a few times due to some problems that Apple never clearly stated. Some thought the problems were with the white paint having an effect on the camera when the flash was being used. There have been rumors all over the internet lately about the white iPhone 4 finally being released, and just a few days ago, an executive from Apple may have confirmed this rumor. Phillip Schiller, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, stated on his Twitter account “the white iPhone will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!).”
I’d say that’s a pretty good hint that we’re going to see the white iPhone soon. What do you think?
On Friday, Apple released the iPad 2. Also released on the same day was the Smart Case for the iPad 2. The Smart Case is a cover for the iPad 2 that was developed to work just with the iPad 2. It attaches to the iPad 2 with magnets and protects the screen. But it’s not just a cover. It’s a stand for using the keyboard and FaceTime. When you cover the iPad with the Smart Case, the case puts the iPad to sleep, and when you take the cover off, the iPad wakes up. If you go to Apple’s website, you can see everything the Smart Case can do.
You can order the Smart Case from the Apple Store now. It comes in 10 colors- 5 made of polyurethane colors and 5 made of leather. The polyurethane cases are $39 and the leather cases are $69.
Here’s a video so you can see just how awesome this case really is.