For every woman who has nagged her spouse to put down the seat cover or every man who didn’t think it was his job (because she didn’t lift it after she was done,) there is a solution. Pressalit’s AutoClose features infrared sensors that keeps the cover open when someone is in the room and quietly closes it when he/she leaves. There are several different models that have the additional bonus of reducing airborne germs. Contact Pressalit for more information and price.
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SGP makes metal skins for iPhones, iPods, cell phones, MP3 players, laptops and cameras. Each is made of 24K gold plating or thin nickel and comes with a precision cut face plate. One look at the instructions tells you that you had better have a steady hand. The company even posts a warning:
“Handle with Care. Thin and Sharp edge of this product may cause hurt.”
Each kit comes with skin and accessory stickers at prices between $14.99 and $24.99, but if that sounds too risky, they also have carbon fiber, wood and leather covers.
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The Portable Video Enlarger and DVD Player works with 5G video iPods. With an 8 ½-inch, 16:9 widescreen LCD, it can charge your player while in use and has an AV port for TV output. Slide your iPod into the front and it is protected with a clear plastic cover. Other features include rechargeable batteries for 3 hours of video or 4 hours of audio and dual headphone jacks. The player supports DVDs, VCDs, CDs, MP3 CDs, and iPod video/music files, comes with remote and AC/DC adapters and carries a price of $269.95.
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Strapya now carries more than just cutesy phone straps. Keep your iPhone 3G protected while showing everyone your phone is cooler looking than theirs with the Capsule Rebel Shell. In your choice of 9 colors, it comes with 2 display protection stickers, micro fiber cloth for cleaning, dock connector protector, universal dock adapter and stand. The Rebel Shell is available for ¥3,480 ($35.33.)
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The Silicon Touch iPhone case was designed by Bruno Fosi for the visually impaired. The cover has modified bas-relief buttons that goes in tandem with a home screen without hampering the touch and scrolling functions. He also incorporated accessibility functions like moon type tactile feedback and text to speech. With a little practice, the prototype might even be a viable cover for those who like to use their iPhones under the covers when their partner thinks they are snoozing.
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Looking for a unique, heavy duty, inexpensive iPhone Case? The Camouflage faux leather cover protects against dust, fingerprints, scratches, and accidental dropping. The hard case features easy access to keypads, side buttons, camera and port, and weighs a mere 20g. The price is only $4.99 and although this is not officially Apple, it is definitely an inexpensive way to save a few bucks to grab some additional tunes.
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iSkin has released their new revo2, specifically made for the iPhone 3G. With anti-microbial protection, it features a docking port cover, raised surface volume and power buttons, an improved ViSOR screen shield, and anti-glare and fingerprint film. Available in four 2-tone models, the revo2’s silicone has a honeycomb micro-texture for sure grip and open camera hold, mute switch, and mic and speaker ports. The case can be yours for $39.99.
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Most of them are rather girly, but if you have a 4, 8, or 16 GB iPhone, you might want to grab a Tattoo Protector Set. The transparent screen guard protects against dirt and scratches, and comes with graphic wallpaper. Brando claims that the Tattoos reduce eye strain by filtering UV light from the display with a minimal effect on the brightness level. Reusable, the covers go for a mere $12.00 per set.
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We suppose that there are plenty of folks that love their iPhone and chocolate, so now you can have the best of both. Homade’s Chococase protector is made of silicone and has a screen protector. While we are not sure that we would want to protect a $400.00 phone in a box that resembles candy for fear of a chocoholic trying to chomp down on it, we suppose that it beats putting it in an old Altoids tin. Still, $29.99 makes it one pricey cover.
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For iPhone users that are having trouble with its smooth keyboard, My Touch Keys may be the solution. It is a tactile overlay that sits on your screen and features cutouts that line up with the on-screen keyboard in portrait mode. Creator Rudy Ugarte claims that you will no longer have a problem with typos and backspacing. Attaching with static cling sheets, we definitely think that the price is right. It’s a two-fer for $7.99 if you and a bud want to give it a try.
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