You’ve just unwrapped a shiny new iPhone — maybe an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, or maybe a slightly older (but still awesome) model like the iPhone SE. Keep it protected and make it do more with these must-have accessories, in order from most to least essential.
Now this is pretty cool — an iPhone 6S ‘anti-gravity’ case that can stick to walls. How? Nano suction! Basically, the case is coated with millions of tiny suction cups, allowing your iPhone to be stuck to most smooth, flat and non-porous surfaces — think glass, metal and plastic. It’s like the gecko of the iPhone 6S cases world. Cool.
Virtual reality is here. After years of bulky tethered prototypes, VR headsets are finally portable, inexpensive and stunning. A lot of this is due to the smartphone revolution; who needs a dedicated VR display if your phone’s high-resolution screen will do just as well? That’s the idea behind the VR Case, a lightweight cover that turns your iPhone into a virtual reality platform.
The first digital image was created in 1957, and measured 176 x 176 pixels. Even at this limited resolution, it was ground-breaking: a way to display real world images on a computer screen. Pixel counts grew rapidly, particularly in home computers and video game consoles of the 70s, 80s and 90s, as artists raced towards a photorealistic ideal. But low fidelity, carefully crafted pixelated images were not forgotten — they were fondly remembered in retro games like Mario and Pokémon, and created anew by indie developers in games like Minecraft. Today, we’re looking at a case that celebrates that heritage, by the Pixie Crew.
When the iPhone SE was still naught but a rumour, opinions were divided on the phone’s design. Would it look like the boxy iPhone 5, Apple’s previous four inch phone, or would it be a pint-sized version of the curvier iPhone 6? Ultimately, we ended up with the former, a straight-edged iPhone with only a few small tweaks inspired by the iPhone 6. Not everyone was happy with that answer though, and this week ComputerBild unveiled an alternative, a custom-built iPhone they’re calling the iPhone 6 SE.