Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Accessories'

Jabra Halo Smart Neckband Bluetooth Headphones

If you're on the phone a lot during the day, and also like listening to music, the Jabra Halo Smart neckband-style Bluetooth headphones are a great choice, with great sound, great battery life, and a smart design. These have...

Ballistic Explorer Protective Cases

Do you use a case for your smartphone? There are lots of options to personalize your device with fun designs, colors, styles, and materials. Or maybe you want a seriously protective case like the LifeProof line, to fully encase your...

Touchfire Keyboard Overlay for iPads

Typing on a tablet screen is OK in short spurts, especially if you're a fan of typing with one or two fingers -- while you carefully watch to target the key shapes on the flat screen. Adding a wireless Bluetooth...

Luci Solar Lanterns Now Under $10

MPOWERD has expanded its line of Luci Solar Lanterns, designed to bring affordable and clean solar lighting to remote places and people (see earlier post). These are a simple and sensible concept -- Start with a flat disc with...

Ventev Battery Chargers

Ventev has powered up its collection of battery chargers for your portable devices (see earlier post). These are clean and smart designs, featuring a slate gray look with signature orange accents. For full power when traveling, the Ventev Powercell 6000+...

Speck iGuy Kid-Friendly Protective Case

If you have smaller kids or grandchildren, you know that the tablet is today's version of Sesame Street on TV -- a great way to distract all that energy for a moment or two of peace, with the premise that...

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

As we integrate more and more electronic devices into our lives, we come to appreciate accessories that can work across multiple devices -- like wireless speakers that play from multiple sources and wireless keyboards that work with computers and mobile...

Velvetwire Powerslayer Smart USB Charger

The Velvetwire Powerslayer USB Charger is a smart device -- literally and figuratively. The Powerslayer is literally smart, because it delivers power only when needed, so it does not overcharge your device and waste power. The LED indicator glows...

Razer Kabuto Mobile Mouse Mat

Mouse pads may not be a particularly exotic or high-tech topic, but even so you sometimes can find something that just makes sense in a nice way. The Razer Kabuto Mobile Mouse Mat is an ultralight mat that so thin...

Pocket Tripod

Remember the first time you saw a Rubik's Cube, and were blown away by the way it was built to twist arbitrarily in any direction? The Geometrical Pocket Tripod evokes a similar response of admiration for intriguing engineering design. This...

Evutec Kevlar and Wood Cases

It's always interesting to see how a prosaic product like protective cases can spur such ingenuity. Of course, there's a lot of flash in the marketing -- all about shiny colors and licensed characters and bling to personalize your look....

Luci Solar Lanterns

The Luci Solar Lanterns from MPOWERD were designed to bring affordable and clean solar lighting to remote places and people. The result is a clever design that can serve as a bright task light, illuminating up to 10 square feet,...

IN1 Multi-Tool Utility Case

The IN1 Multi-Tool Utility Case is the Swiss Army Knife of smartphone cases -- literally. It's a standard slide-on case to protect the back and sides of your phone, with the addition of a variety of tools that you...

Philips Hue Wireless Lighting

We're getting used to wireless control for toys like the Orbotix Sphero (see previous post), and wireless tracking with devices like the Tagg Pet Tracker (see earlier post). But wireless can integrate even deeper into our lives, as demonstrated by...

Orbotix Sphero - Smartphone-Controlled Robotic Ball

Look out -- The combination of the power of our smartphones and tablets as portable devices plus wireless connectivity through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and cellular opens wonderful opportunities for interesting and fun interactions. You can download an app, and turn...

Verbatim Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Keyboard

Bluetooth keyboards allow you to be more productive with your tablet (or smartphone), especially when you have a lot of typing to do, composing longer-form email or editing documents. I've covered combo keyboard / covers for iPad tablets (see previous...

Parrot Zik Headphones

Audio gear like headphones used to be defined by its sound qualities, the way the designers tuned the sound -- for example to be "more brassy" for strong percussion, or have a "strong bass" for heavy metal. But new digital...

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth wireless speakers are a great way to share your music by enhancing the sound beyond your smartphone or tablet's internal speakers. However, there's an obvious trade-off between shrinking speakers for better portability versus loudness and audio quality. But the...

Ventev powercell 5000 battery charger

Ventev combines a broad line of mobile accessories with a fun design sense -- particularly combining a slate gray look with signature orange accents. These include cases and styluses, chargers and cables, and earbuds. The chargers include wall, car, and...

Brookstone - Virtual Laser Keyboard

There's nothing like lasers to make high tech even cooler -- as demonstrated by the new Brookstone Virtual Keyboard. This is a small box (around 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch) that projects a virtual keyboard on...

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