When we visited CES in January 2010, a new area was announced to showcase Apple based products and peripherals because of a recent change to the annual Macworld show. While there were some great new products being debuted, we noticed one type of product that was abundantly available, iPhone cases.
After visiting more than 30 booths with iPhone cases, we noticed only a handful of companies were innovating beyond the basic silicon skin case. One of those companies was iFrogz.
We really like what we saw with the iPhone Frosted Luxe cases. Available in several colours, the two piece case slides together, providing protection from scratches and drops. The case also extends a few millimetres above the screen, which would prevent the screen from making contact with the ground, should you drop it.
The case provides access to all buttons and with a larger opening around the headphone jack, it can fit all types of headphones. Featuring a velvety ‘soft touch’ feel and the option to swap colours if you have multiple cases, you’ll always have a phone that can match your outfit.
You can buy the case online at ifrogz.com for US$29.99 or browse their site for more iPod, iPhone, iPad or Blackberry cases.
Cell Ranger, a company specializing in innovative wireless products, just announced the availability of the first intelligent cell signal booster products: Cell Ranger Stix for cars and Cell Ranger Port for USB users – charged by car (via the cigarette lighter outlet) and USB port power, respectively. Both of the signal boosters are compatible with the majority of US and Canadian cell carriers.
The Cell Ranger was designed to prevent users from encountering fringe coverage area reception and dropped calls. The Port and Stix, the first two products of the line, act as a portable solution for people who experience reception problems when using their cell phones or 3G data cards. By selectively amplifying the signals used by cellular networks, Cell Ranger products provide users with a more consistent signal, fewer dropped calls, and faster 3G data access for up to 3 simultaneous users within a 6 foot radius.
Both of these products are available at www.getcellranger.com for the retail price of $149.99.
Rogers Wireless reported the best sales weekend in it’s history with the launch of the much-hyped Apple iPhone. The Canadian telecom giant confirmed that tens of thousands of iPhones sold out in many of the launch centres across Canada.
The news is sure to bring a sigh of relief to Rogers CEO Ted Rogers, who faced a wave of criticism for the iPhone’s expensive monthly rates. Almost 60,000 people signed a petition against Rogers, vowing to take their business elsewhere unless changes were made. Apple was rumoured to have cut back on iPhone shipments as a form of punishment for the abnormally high rate plans.The backlash, it appears, did little to stop the surge of sales.
The second shipment of iPhones is set to arrive at Rogers retail centres tomorrow.