There are tons of speakers, stands and stand-speaker hybrids out there for iPhone 4’s, but I have to admit that the Bone Horn Stand is probably one of the most unique ones. Retro lovers sure will love this new stuff for their iPhone 4. It’s a peripheral to enhance iPhone 4′s speaker quality, and it could doubled as your iPhone 4 stand, too!
The Bone Horn speaker stand is silicon, making it portable and durable. iPhone sits in a slot that directs the speaker audio through a tube and out of a horn. It works much like an old gramophone player. The slot your phone slides into is about an inch deep; it covers your iPhone up to the bottom of the screen. There is a button overlay for your home button. On the underside there is a cutout for the sync/charge cable and a cutout for the microphone. When iPhone is sitting in the Bone Horn Stand it can be propped up in a vertical or horizontal viewing position. The iPhone charging cable will not interfere with the mount. Because the slot is silicon, it can expand to accommodate some iPhone cases, and even older iPhones. Bone Horn stand can fit an iPhone 4 with a bumper case, but anything bulkier and the home button overlay won’t line up. It will also fit any iPhone, but there is a catch. Apple switched the speaker location on iPhone 4 (moved left to right) so to use other iPhones you have to flip iPhone so it’s facing the opposite direction.
According to Book of Joe, the Bone Horn Stand “adds 12 decibels of sound pressure to your iPhone’s speakers without asking for an erg of battery juice. You can also use it to prop your iPhone into a vertical or horizontal viewing position.” It sells for only $24.95 at the Cyberguys.com and is available in three colors: Green, Black, Bone.
Palm Top Theater puts 3D movies in the palm of your hand. It is an exhibition consisting of a device called i3DG. i3DG derives from the words”I”, “3D”, and “Gadget”.
i3DG is invented by Jitsuro Mase, a media artist, and produced by DIRECTIONS, Inc, a Japanese media production company.
i3DG is a playful analog extension to an iPhone or an iPodTouch, converting its 2D display into a layered 3D view. Using the old technique of placing a half-silvered mirror at a 45-degree angle in front of an image, in a new context, the project extends upon 3D displays and iPhones. As a peripheral gadget, i3DG can support a wide range of different applications, from 3Dvideos and animations to accelerometer-based games.
This device lets you enjoy 3D movies right in the palm of your hand without 3D glasses or other gear. Both production and playback of the visuals do not require special technology or equipment, such as shooting imagery with 2 cameras or using complicated CG technique for image production. It has won a prize of an international competition, Ars Electronica Festival 2010 Honorary Mention.
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i3DG Palm Top Theater via CreativeApplications.Net
iLuv released their 3 new different kinds of iPhone 4 cases falling under the name of: Glacier, Spectrum, and Silk.
The Glacier Case can easily be lumped into one category as their only real differences are that one is clear, and has a glossy plastic feel, and the other is a see-through color with a smooth outer surface. hold the phone in place via tension and a miniscule lip that catches onto the metallic part of your mobile device. The face plate of glass is completely exposed on all sides. The glacier is available for $24.99 at the iLuv.
The Spectrum Case is a silicone case that comes in a variety of colors, and although its squishy, silky feel is appealing, its ability to stay on the phone was not so great. It can take a hit on the sides and back, but the case slides off the corners easily. It is extremely comfortable, and can save your phone from a little damage. The Spectrum is available for $19.99.
The Silk Case is also the same as the Glacier and you can have it for $29.99. All of these cases do come with a screen protector, but with no side to cover up the edges, this will peel off much faster than it would with a different case. It also has “iLuv” tattooed in giant letters on the back which just looks obnoxious as you can still see the lettering on the back of the phone and they lay on top of one another.