Want a cool way to make use of that old iPhone or iPod Touch and keep your kids occupied at the same time? Ubooly is a cuddly orange bear that is designed to play and teach children using its iPhone heart. You just install the free Ubooly app and put the iPhone or iPod Touch inside the bear, then the iPhone’s display shows the character’s face.
Ubooly can interact with children in a few different ways – it can play games, offer choose your own adventure stories and tell jokes. Each month, the app is updated with new content so you won’t hear the same story too many times.
Check out the video below for a nice little shot of Ubooly in action:
The Ubooly app can also be used without the plush body – there are mini-games to play and rooms that can be decorated using in-app purchases. It goes without saying that you’d want to make sure your child can’t spend money without your knowledge by locking out store access!
Ubooly has got some favourable reviews so far, and looks to be a hit with its four to nine years old target audience. It’s compatible with the iPhone 3GS and up, and the iPod Touch 4G and up. As well as good critical reviews, investors seem to believe in it too – after a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $28,000, the team behind the furry toy received a further $1.5 million in seed funding!
We’re thinking of stocking this soft and squishy iPhone accessory here at Mobile Fun. What do you make of the creature – should we carry it? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll make our decision. Thanks for the feedback!
Good news, Apple fans! We’ve just added a rather cool little portable charger to our inventory which boasts native Lightning charging – no extra cable required!
It’s called the Esorun Power Bank, and it has a capacity of 2600 mAh – almost double that of the iPhone 5′s internal battery. That means you’ll get between two and three times the battery life just by charging from the Power Bank. The Power Bank supplies power at a rate of 1A too, so your iPhone 5 will charge at full speed – making this one of the most convenient iPhone 5 chargers on the market.
As well as charging the iPhone 5 and other Lightning devices like iPods and iPads, the Power Bank can also be used to charge micro USB devices. That includes pretty much all Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phones, so you’re really getting two chargers in one.
The Lightning and USB connectors are kept clean and dry through the detachable cap. This cap also serves as a stand for small Lightning devices like the iPhone 5 – while the phone is charging, it’ll be held straight up so it’s easy to see incoming notifications.
The Esorun Power Bank is small too – it’ll fit on the palm of your hand and easily fit inside a pocket or purse. That means you’ll have access to it wherever you go – whether you need an extra boost at the end of a long day or you want to keep it as an emergency power source in your car.
For more information on this clever portable charger for Lightning and Micro USB devices, please check out our official product page. The Esorun goes on pre-order today, so be sure to visit the product page for for the most up-to-date pricing and availability information.
We’re happy to announce that we have two new third party Lightning chargers available right now at Mobile Fun. These third party iPod and iPhone 5 chargers cost less than the Apple-made versions and work just the same.
Our first charger is this Lightning Connector Mains Charger. It is a 1A charger, suitable for charging a Lightning-enabled iPhone 5 or 5th generation iPod Touch at full speed from a wall socket or an iPad at a slower rate. The charger is ideal as a replacement for your original Lightning USB and AC adapter, but all combined into a single cable for a more convenient solution. It also works well as a second AC charger, allowing you to keep one at home and one at work.
Our next item is the Ultimate Lightning Pack, and it offers even more value. For a small price increase you’ll get three items: A replacement Lightning cable, a USB mains adapter and a USB car charger. This allows you to easily use the Lightning cable with either mains or car power sources, while still providing 1A of power for full speed charging of iPod or iPhone, as well as slower charging of the iPad. A good all-in-one solution for all current Apple devices.
For more information and photographs of these new Lightning chargers, check out the product pages linked below. Thanks for reading and be sure to share any questions you have in the comments below.
Today we’re having a look at the iPod Touch 5G accessories offered by one of our sister sites, LoveCases.co.uk. The new iPod Touch is sure to be a big seller this Christmas, so if you’re planning to pick one up as a gift then you should definitely check out these three accessories that’ll protect and enhance the iPod Touch. Let’s have a look!
Just like the iPhone, screen scratches are still a major concern. If you’re worried about the prospect of scratches or shattering the screen, then the best thing you can do is pick up an iPod Touch 5G screen protector like this one. Martin Fields is one of the most trusted names in the business, and with their perfectly fitted screen protector you’ll have that essential layer of protection between the world and your iPod Touch’s screen.
Another big threat to iPod Touches are knocks and drops. While the device is quite light, if it falls onto a hard surface there’s still a danger of damage that’ll necessitate costly repairs or replacements. This FlexiShield Skin covers all corners and edges of the iPod Touch, helping to absorb impact energy and keep your iPod Touch in good condition. While we have only Black as a colour option for this iPod Touch 5th generation case, we’re adding a whole lot more this week and the next so keep an eye out!
Our popular Ultimate Packs offer unparalleled value, and our Ultimate iPod Touch accessory pack is no different. This collection includes everything you could need for your iPod Touch – a FlexiShield case (as above), an armband for sports and jogging, a headphone splitter for sharing your music with a friend, chargers for mains and your car, a screen protector, a desk stand and even a stylus. At less than £20, getting all of the accessory essentials doesn’t have to cost a lot. The Ultimate Pack works really well as a complement to a gifted iPod Touch too.
So there we have it – three accessories for the iPod Touch, including a pack that offers even more. All are in stock today, and we’ve got a load more accessories coming into stock over on LoveCases all this week.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to let us know what you think of the accessories in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun or on Facebook at LoveYourMobile. Have a good afternoon!
Now this is something that you don’t see everyday – a breathalyser for Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod. It’s called the iPega Digital Breath Alcohol Tester and it’s a small and discrete way to monitor your blood alcohol content. The pocket-size sensor is good for parties and other social occasions where you’ll want to have a better idea of precisely how drunk you are.
The iPega is very easy to use – just connect the alcohol tester to your unlocked Apple device and press the switch to turn it on. You’ll be asked to exhale into the sensor for three to five seconds, and then the screen will tell you what your blood / alcohol content is. There are two warning levels, cautionary and dangerous, which will allow you to make more informed decisions.
However, it is worth noting that this alcohol tester has no official certification and the readings are not legally binding – you cannot present this as proof that you are not too drunk! If you are not sure, it is always better to err on the side of caution; if you have been drinking do not take to the road unless you’re in a taxi!
For more information on the iPega Digital Breath Alcohol Tester, please visit the product page below. You can also ask us questions about this or other Apple accessories on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for visiting the blog and be sure to have a nice and safe day.
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