Next time you go out on the town to have some drinks, don’t leave home without the Breathometer. How Does It Work? The Breathometer device connects to your iPhone or Android device via the audio jack. Setting up Breathometer is easy. Download the app, connect the device and blow. Compatibility • iPhone or iPod running iOS 5 or above. • Android devices running OS 2.3 or above. See the product in action above, and head on over to Indie GoGo to support the project.
Catering to the huge interest and demand for the precious phones among the affluent individuals and show-business stars, the owner of the jewelry brand Perla Penna, Elijah Giacometti in year 2011 came up with a line of limited-edition, luxury CAVIAR iPhones handcrafted with Italian 18-karat gold, exotic leather and rare materials, and named it after the most expensive food item Caviar. And over the times, the collection of these exclusive Italian smartphones ‘CAVIAR’ has grown to an eclectic range, offering limited-edition, truly work-of-art models based on iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Now, the renowned Italian jeweler Elijah Giacometti (Elia Giacometti) has come up what is said to be the most brutal male phone ever, the CAVIAR iPhone 5 Titano Diabolo. Limited to just 99 examples, the $4,260 masterpiece comes crafted from titanium and carbon fiber, and has been created with the participation of specialists from Automobili Lamborghini SpA. Besides, we have also earlier seen the world's first 24 karat gold plated iPhone 5, the world’s most luxurious iPhone 5 collection by Golden Dreams, the $100,000 iPhone 5 case that features natural sapphires and rubies, and the $302,985 most expensive iPhone 5 case by UUnique London.
Price: $4,000 usd - $7,000 usd
Good news for “Bling Bling” lovers! Just 72 hours after the worldwide launch of the iPhone 5 by Apple, GOLD & Co. London released the World’s First 24kt Gold & Rose Gold iPhone 5. Individually numbered, the new 24 Karat Gold iPhone 5 and Rose Gold iPhone 5 comes presented in a luxurious handcrafted wooden box and come with a guaranteed certificate of authenticity.
Amjad Ali, CEO of Gold & Co. London, spoke of his excitement at the release: “The iPhone 5 is an extraordinary piece of technology and we are delighted to bring yet another 24 Karat gold and our first rose gold offering to our loyal customers. As always, we look forward to being the first to bring our clients the best in gold plated technology and we believe the Gold and Rose Gold iPhone™ 5 products are among the best work we have ever produced.”
The new iPhone 5 will be launched at the Collector’s Palace in Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall on September 27.
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SWŸP--PRONOUNCED “SWIPE”--LETS USERS DRAG FILES FROM ONE DEVICE TO ANOTHER BY SWIPING THEIR FINGER. AND IT ISN’T JUST A COOL IDEA. IT’S REALITY.
Last week, I reported on a cool, if seemingly far-fetched, UI concept that’d let you drag files from your phone to your computer with a swipe of the finger. The idea is “so simple and clever, you wonder why it doesn’t exist already,” we wrote. Hours later, an email appeared in our inbox, subject line: “it exists!”
The message came courtesy of Natan Linder, a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces group at the MIT Media Lab. Linder and undergraduate researcher Alexander List are developers of Swÿp, a piece of open-source software that facilitates “cross-app, cross-device data exchange using physical ‘swipe’ gestures,” they write on their website. “Our framework allows any number of touch-sensing and collocated devices to establish file-exchange and communications with no pairing other than a physical gesture.” Translation: Dragging files from a phone to a computer with a swipe of the finger isn’t just a cool, far-fetched idea, it’s reality. Watch the demo:
Here’s the amazing part: They didn’t hack the iPhone and iPad with IrDA transceivers or anything like that, which would’ve enabled the devices to detect each other in 3-D space, a la Sifteo cubes. Instead, List and Linder exploited the capabilities the devices already had.
Swÿp gathers information such as your phone and iPad’s approximate location (available via WiFi) and account details (via sites like Facebook or Gmail), then ties that information to a real-time gesture, the swipe (or Swÿp). Hold up two Swÿp-enabled devices next to each other, and they’re able to communicate in a language both understand: a hybrid of the digital and physical worlds.
Why should we care? For one thing, it’s a hell of a lot easier to transfer files that way. I’d rather share a photo with a friend sitting next to me by dragging my finger across our screens than slog through a bunch of steps to send it via Dropbox, YouSendIt, or email. In a larger sense, Swÿp takes the mysterious computational process of sharing data--something we do all the time but never see--and externalizes it, giving it a tactile, intuitive interface. It allows users to “immediately grasp the concepts behind device-to-device communications,” Swÿp’s developers says.
“It’s a very smart way to use existing devices without any added technology,” says Ishac Bertran, who developed the UI concept we reported on last week. Though he points out that Swÿp doesn’t enable a completely seamless user interaction. For instance, he says, after swiping to create a connection between two gadgets, you can’t change their position, or they’ll lose their spatial link. A device equipped with spatially aware sensors, as Bertran envisions it, wouldn’t have that problem.
List started Swÿp, then Linder jumped on board. Linder was a member of the Media Lab’s LuminAR project, a desk lamp that can turn any surface into an interactive space (such as a guide for shoppers), and saw Swÿp as a “great fit with the stuff I was working on.”
Swÿp can be used for iOS and LuminAR, but it’s still part of ongoing research, so it’s not available in app form yet. “Our hope is that developers would jump in and contribute to the open-source project, make it better and that app makers will incorporate it into their apps making them Swÿp enabled,’” Linder says.
List and Linder picture a world in which the cumbersome process of sharing digital information with your neighbor is replaced by simple physical gestures. They’ve tried marrying Swÿp and LuminAR to create a new type of experience that lets users collaborate and create digital content together. “Most recently we’ve been deploying a website wherein any Internet-connected device would be able to Swÿp with any other,” Linder says. “Our target is everyone who uses touch- and gesture-enabled devices, counting laptops and iPads, but also screens with a Kinect setup. But we are still early on, and even though we demonstrated the working tech, there is lots to do to fulfill our vision of different devices chatting to each other using nothing but user-generated gestures.”
Writer: Suzanne Labarre
Developers are continuing to enhance the iPhone experience, particularly by improving the phone’s photography capabilities. The iPhone Shutter Remote allows you to control when to snap the photo with the touch of a button. This device works up to 30 feet away, allowing a user to record videos and snap photos of themselves. You can pick it up now from
Price: $34.96 USD
From the new Lanvin Spring/Summer 2012 Collection the special ‘Tejus’ iPhone Holder has released. The iPhone case comes in brown colorway, featuring a microfibre lining and housing all generation iPhones. You can purchase the case now from the official Lanvin online store.
Price: $252 USD
Over the years our smartphones have literally begun to take over every single aspect of our daily lives, so why not use your smartphone to control all the electronics in your home?
In the past, remote controls have become quite the hassle. We need a remote control for every device, the speakers, so on and so forth. Well thanks to the Griffin Beacon Universal Remote System, you no longer need to have that clutter of remote controls on the coffee table, not to mention the money you will save on batteries. The beacon is a small box that is equipped with a built in IR transmitter that works in conjunction with Dijit’s Universal Remote application installed on your mobile device which includes you iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Price: $50 USD
Incase always does their best to make sure your iPhone stands out from the crowd. For the holiday 2011 season, Incase and The Andy Warhol Foundation have once again teamed up for a collection of Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S cases.
This new collection, dubbed the Incase for Andy Warhol Snap Case Collection, features five different pieces from the Andy Warhol’s silk screening work. The new Warhol Snap Case series in Self Portrait, Crowd, Cars, Handle with Care – Glass – Thank You, and Diamond Dust Shoes is currently available for your iPhone device.
Price: $39.95 USD
De Bethune has introduced a stunning iPhone 4S case called the Dream Watch IV. The back of the case sports a De Bethune watch similar to the one auctioned for Only Watch 2011. Limited to just 12 versions, the case itself is cast in beadblasted titanium. The watch is set in an 18-carat white gold with a unique blue titanium with diamonds dial. Although you cannot see a crown or a winder, I am guessing the watch runs on automatic movement.
Source: De Bethune
If you've pre-ordered your white iPhone 4S and are twiddling your thumbs in anticipation, here's a curated list of some of the coolest luxury apps on the market right now. From yacht brokerage to stalking Frida Giannini on her road trip, to designing your dream supercar and checking out the latest Hublot novelties, these on-the-go mobile applications make luxury a digital lifestyle accessory you can carry around. After all, what's the point of toting an iPhone if you don't load it up with apps that show off your personality and interests while acting as guides and resources to those same interests. Here then are our 10 of our own favorite apps, in no particular order.
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Writer: Eugene Quek