Devices and Cases

Portela iPhone Case

Mark’s recent post reminded me that somehow this iPhone case had missed a mention here on BLTD. Although more expensive than some of the other cases on the market, it’s certainly more luxurious and will keep your iPhone safe and sound in style.

Phone case features a leather outer with ribbed fabric lining, a zipper closure, and extra slot.
Available in tyrian, ecru, black, green, grey, and violet.
5″w x 3.5″h x .5″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Portela iPhone Case here

U Kindle Case by Hard Graft

The whole collection of cases and bags by Hard Graft are simple and just look really sophisticated. The U Kindle case is nice because it’s better than that silly case that comes with the Kindle, and the elastic strap looks like it’s easy to slip the Kindle in and out of it’s case without too much hassle.

Purchase Information:

Price: €55.00
Availability: Buy U Kindle Case by Hard Graft here

Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard

Hmm. Any guesses to how useful this is? As Unplggd mentioned, it sort of looks like a netbook’s keyboard, which makes me wonder if you traveled often, wouldn’t you have a netbook or laptop with a integrated keyboard? Despite my reservations, it is indeed smaller than a traditional keyboard and would be easier to cart around for use with whatever device you choose.

Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard is 56 keys and 12 hotkeys keyboard. It is tiny, slim, portable and functional that you do not have to worry about bringing those traditonal, big and heavy keyboard when you are travelling. USB Retractable Cable

Available in either black or white
Dimensions: 170 x 80 x 15mm (approx.)
Weight: 150g

[via Unplggd]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard here

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Endless Rain Record

After moving from Texas to Los Angeles, the one thing that I really miss (except for my friends and family, of course) is the torrential downpours we would get in the summer. This record from Kyouei Design creates and endless loop of rain sounds–and might just make me feel less homesick.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39
Availability: Buy Endless Rain Record here

iPhone Decals

Not to overdo iPhone talk, but these decals are pretty funny.

(Note: Retailer doesn’t have a direct link, so you’ll have to enter ‘iPhone’ into their search to find the decals. Just thought I would give a heads up so that we don’t get a bunch of emails saying the link doesn’t work.)

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD2.50
Availability: Buy iPhone Decals here

Chilewich iPhone 3GS/3G Case

This is an unlikely collaboration (in my opinion): a Chilewich iPhone cover…I can’t help but think it’s sort of a stretch to have this particular textile on an iPhone, but I guess it is a durable and tactile surface, so it kind of makes sense.

Impact resistant polycarbonate iPhone� covers are the result of a unique collaboration between Sandy Chilewich and Griffin Technology. Chilewich’s signature mini basketweave vinyl textile is adhered to the two piece Griffin EasyDock� design. These covers provide access to all controls and ports, and allow quick docking without removing the case.

Size: 4.75h x 2.75w x .5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Chilewich iPhone 3GS/3G Case here

Nook eBook

Oh, shall we enter into the foray that is the eBook market? Yes, we shall, though you’ll have to go here and here (or here) to get your comparison fix with the Kindle.

* E ink Vizplex electronic paper display reads like the printed page.
* 3.5 inch color touchscreen LCD.
* One touch control and navigation.
* Swipe to browse your library displayed via full-color book covers.
* You can read for up to ten days without recharging with wireless off.
* 2GB (approximately 1500 eBooks)
* Expandable microSD slot (buy an extra 16 GB memory card and store up to 17,500).
* Free wireless from Barnes & Noble via AT&T. *Disclaimer: 3G network not available in all areas
* MP3 player

Pre-order.

Purchase Information:

Price: $259.00
Availability: Buy Nook eBook here

w.w.w PC Board Laptop Holder

The more you use your laptop on your actual lap, the more you notice the slightly annoying/uncomfortable heat it generates. This board is super light and will give your legs a break as well as providing a (hopefully) more ergonomic angle.

Light as a feather for traveling, this polypropylene board and laptop support holds your laptop computer on your lap or desktop at the proper angle and keeps the heat off your legs.

Designer: Aldo Petillo
Dimension: 14 in.L x 10.25 in W x .75 in. H
Also available in Grey and Black.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy w.w.w PC Board Laptop Holder here

iPhone 3G / 3GS recession case

This is pretty funny (I think).

Tough times call for tough cases and that’s where the recession case comes in! The recession case lets you keep cash in your pocket without sacrificing on unique design for your beloved iPhone! But just in case one isn’t enough we have the BAILOUT BUNDLE – 10 cases for $7.99!

We are now offering FREE “Sharpie Script “personalization on the recession case! Just leave “Albertus Medium” selected and you will get your very own personalized recession case! If ordering a bundle we will personalize the first case.

$0.99 each or 10 for $7.99, Buy it here.

[via craziestgadgets]

Purchase Information:

Price: $0.99
Availability: Buy iPhone 3G / 3GS recession case here

Kindle: Amazon’s 6″ Wireless Reading Device

So, the new Kindle looks pretty sleek. I’m debating on whether or not the convenience would outweigh any loyalty I have to actual paper pages. It would be nice to carry a slim device instead of the 4 to 5 books I take with me when I travel, but then again, maybe I’m not ready to shell out $350 for an electronic gadget. Hmm…

Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images

Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging

More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books

$359.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $359.00
Availability: Buy Kindle: Amazon’s 6″ Wireless Reading Device here

Hulger – P*PHONE

Whether you’d use this with your computer for calls or for your cell phone, it’s a comfortable old school option for prolonged conversations.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: Hulger Shop

Felt Media Pocket

Here’s a simple pocket to protect your gadget while in your bag or wherever else it runs the risk of nasty scratches.

A pouch to protect your media device from the bumps and scratches of everyday life. Designed to fit the iPhone, iPod, and other smaller PDAs, phones, and media players. (Note: will not fit the huge blackberries and palms.) Material: grey industrial wool felt made from factory excess (85% wool and 15% mixed fibers). Made in the San Francisco Bay Area.

3.375″x6.125″

$19.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Availability: Buy Felt Media Pocket here

Optimus Mini by Art.Lebedev

This looks like it would be a fun gadget to mess around with…the only problem I’d have is picking which 3 functions to choose.

3 completely controllable buttons allow you to assign pretty much any function to this sweet little device. Your iTunes controls, or your stock prices, or your communication settings that show you whether you have new mail or a new IM… What got us excited though was the fact that it was hacked and can now even play video.
Don’t be alarmed, the buttons of today’s mini keyboard have a resolution of 96×96 pixel and are huge compared to yesterday’s and with the included configurator software that works on a Mac and a PC, they are a breeze to set up!

Colors: Black, Silver

$159.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Optimus Mini by Art.Lebedev here

LightWedge

You know those clip on book lights that look sort of silly? Well, this does the same thing but looks a bit better.

The leading book light for nighttime reading. Patented LightWedge technology directs all the light only on the page you are reading, without bothering someone sleeping next to you. The larger-sized LightWedge Original is ideal for hardcover books and large paperbacks. Whether reading in bed, reading on a plane, or reading in a car, the LightWedge book light is the perfect accessory for all readers and an ideal gift for travelers.

Mini LIght: $14.95,
Buy it here.

Original size: $34.95 each, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy LightWedge here

Griffin Aircurve

Okay Iphone owners, how many of you have slept through your alarm because the tiny speaker wasn’t loud enough to wake you from your hibernatic slumber? The Aircurve from Griffin is designed to acoustically amplify the sounds from the speaker without the need for any electricity.

AirCurve is designed with a pass-through slot that allows you to charge and sync your iPhone by inserting a Griffin Dock Cable (available separately) or the dock cable that came with your iPhone. And AirCurve’s see-through translucent polycarbonate body lets you appreciate the graceful curves inside that do all the work.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.99
Availability: Buy Griffin Aircurve here