Accessories

The Roam-e Selfie-Snapping Drone

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The IoT Group proposes an airborne alternative to the selfie stick-- the Roam-e, a drone able to follow users around while taking pictures of their increasingly narcissistic faces.

Roam-eThe ROAM-e features a twin rotor on the top and collapsible blades, making it easy to pack and carry in a bag. According to the company the drone features facial recognition able to detect users from up to 25m, ensuring they are always in shot.

In addition a Follow Me function has the drone keep a maximum 3m distance from its target.

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The Smartphone-Powered 3D Printer

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Smartphones can power a number of devices, including PCs and virtual reality headsets, but a startup named OLO 3D takes the concept to an unlikely place with the OLO, a smartphone-powered 3D printer.

OLO PrinterDescribed as a miniature stereolithography 3D printing system, the OLO is compatible with any smartphone with a display up to 5.8-inch in size, and essentially uses a combination of companion app (iOS and Android) and smartphone display to replace the projector component in a DLP printer.

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SanDisk Claims Fastest MicroSD Card

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SanDisk announces the Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card-- a microSD card the company claims offers the fastest transfer speeds of up to 275Mbps (or 3x faster than microSDHC UHS-I cards).

SanDisk cardSuch speeds, the company adds, make the card ideal for customers recording large amounts of video on smartphones, drones or action cameras.

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LG Announces Cover for Unannounced Phone

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LG still has not announced the G5 smartphone, but such won't stop it from announcing a first accessory for the unannounced flagship-- a Quick Cover featuring a touch-sensitive semi-transparent mesh cover.

LG G5 Quick CoverThe Korean company is aware of the absurdity behind the announcement, saying it is actually proof LG is so ahead of the times it is ready to reveal an accessory before the actual product it is designed for. As one does, of course.

As for the Quick Cover, the case allows users to take calls and control alarm settings without need to open the case, making it "the ultimate in convenience." It has a transparent window allowing lets one check the time, date and notifications on the G5's "Always-on-Display" (since the smartphone constantly shows basic information in a black-and-white state).

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Adonit Adds Mark, Switch Styluses

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Switch stylusiDevice accessory maker Adonit announces a pair of styluses-- the Mark and Switch, with the Mark being the entry-level model while the Switch is the more premium option.

The Mark is a standard mesh-typped stylus, if one with a number of interesting features such as an anti-roll design and an aluminium body. It is available in either silver or black colours to match Silver and Space Gray iDevices.

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