It's been a wacky week for gadgets here at our office, first with the Cowbell, a political noisemaker app, then we were ptiched a bullet-proof iPad case (just exactly where do you live?) but this one if our favorite yet-- the Feinger Now, a device for securing your mobile devices to your hand. Bascially, it allows you to wear your cell phone like a ring, leaving your hands free.
Comprised of three main components - the Knuckle, the Sleeve, and the Unimount (with and without lanyard) - the Feinger attaches to any smartphone, cell phone, portable gaming systems and many other handheld devices. A neoprene sleeve (available in three sizes) fits around a user’s finger, attaching to a ball-and-socket joint that clips into the Unimount.
Once attached, you can pop and lock your device to your hand, around your neck, on your arm, car, home, office and anywhere you can find a flat surface for the small clip. The Knuckle and Unimount are designed in a way to allow for 360 degree rotation of your mobile device, for viewing and use at any angle, regardless of what you're doing. (The options are mind-boggling.).
You can pre-order ($14.95) through the site and they will donate $5 to the WISH-TV Channel 8 Tornado Relief Fund, benefitting the citizens of southern Indiana affected by recent storm damage.
Note: When choosing your Feinger Sleeve size consider the following - Small sleeves fit ring sizes 3 - 7, Medium: ring sizes 8 -11, Large: ring sizes 12-16
By Evan Hosie
This was so funny we HAD to review it. It's an iphone app called the Cowbell 2012 which is the first -- and as far as we know, the only -- political noisemaker incorporating a customizable
bell for political events and candidate rallies.
Not only can you make a horrendous noise at the next rally, but the playful app streams the latest Democratic, Republican or Tea Party updates through a news and
Twitter feed based on the users political preference.
All of 99 cents at the Apple App store.
For a parent, grandparent -- or a hypochondriac -- this may be the perfect fit. The iPhone app, called LiveNurse, offers real-time, unlimited access to a registered nurse for advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by just simply tapping an icon on your device. The nurse will then ask a few basic questions and follow standard medical protocols to direct the caller to the appropriate care for their situation. We like that you could use it anywhere, say,at the park after your child is stung by a bee. (It might even cut down on some emergency room visits.)
Additionally, the app provides its users with access to tons of health information provided by the a Medical Encyclopedia. It offers step-by-step descriptions of common medical procedures and treatments, lists of symptoms, warnings, tests and results, prevention and more. Another key feature of the app is the Interactive Symptom Checker tool.
For peace of mind, $3.99 per month is a cheap price to pay. Download the APP at the Apple store.
There are plenty of apps and dongles that allow you to control your TV with your phone or tablet device, but they're often a little annoying to use and it'd probably be easier just to ditch them and pick up the ACTUAL remote.
However, the new Harmony Link device from Logitech is an easy-to-use system with a transmitter, that connects to your home entertainment devices using Wi-Fi. That way you can control everything from your iOS or Android gadget.
It's a little pricey at $100, but if you like making the most of your home entertainment system then it might be a perfect investment.
Reportedly, Sims characters wanted more candylicious items to liven up their game experience so faster than you can say "candy cane," EA Games, readied "The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats," where players can sweeten up their Sims' lives with Katy Perry-inspired, candylicious items. such as decor, furniture, objects and of course, fashions and hairstyles. Turn your home and neighborhood into a Katy Perry inspried whimsical Candyfornia, complete with cupcake-themed guitars, candy playground equipment and delicious cotton candy trees.
You can bet our Sims will be sporting new clothing and hairstyles,maybe some blue hair and costumes made of striped candy.
Not only that, but players can rock out to a Simlish version of Katy Perry’s hit song, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)," which she recorded for The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats.
Perry comments on singing the Simlish version of the track, saying, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) is a really fun song to sing along to in any language, so I thought why not in Simlish?"
Added the pop singer: "I’m delighted to bring you more with The Sims 3 Sweet Treats,"said Perry. "I love some of the accessories so much that I am going to get some of them made in real life! It's one of my small life goals to sit on a banana split couch."
Pre-order your Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats and check out the fun on the official website.
By Evan Hosie