Pacific Productions has announced about the new smallest, portable and practical charger for the IPhone and IPod, they name it JuiceBuddy. The charger is small that you can keep in your key ring.
JuiceBuddy’s designers claim their product to be the most portable iPhone charger available worldwide and as far as we can tell, these claims appear to be true. Only the somewhat similar JuiceTank springs to mind as an attractive alternative in what is an under-represented area of iPhone peripherals.
Sporting a diminutive size and a price tag to match, in addition to the ability to charge any model of iPod Touch or iPhone, JuiceBuddy is constructed from polycarbonate and available in white, black, red and polished aluminum.
JuiceBuddy is offered at an introductory price of US$25 including shipping, which will begin in August. Availability is limited to the U.S. at present, though an EU-friendly version is said to be in the works.
While Drisuit Technologies has reached for a new cover for the IPhones 4 and 4S that can protect it from water and still allow using the IPhone as the touch screen can still work. It is called driSuit Endurance.
One of the things that sets the Endurance apart, however, is its proprietary fluidic touchscreen. This consists of transparent inner and outer membranes with a clear inert fluid sandwiched between them. It sits in place over top of the phone’s existing screen, allowing users to access all of its features – although they may have to press a bit harder than usual. Additionally, when used underwater, the iPhone may take up to 20 seconds to “electronically acclimate” to the fluidic touchscreen.
Besides allowing for touchscreen functionality, the Endurance’s screen also provides the phone’s display with some protection against impacts and scratches. Shocks and vibrations are soaked up somewhat, by a soft plastic lining inside the case.
Should underwater users not be content with things like taking photos and checking their email while below the surface, they can also use the case’s waterproof headphone receptacle to listen to music … assuming they have waterproof earphones, that is, which driSuit Technologies also sells.