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InvisibleShield Adds Sapphire to Screen Protectors

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Sapphire DefenseZagg announces InvisibleShield Sapphire Defense-- an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus screen protector featuring a proprietary hybrid glass material infused with sapphire, one of the hardest gemstones in the world.

As the company puts it, the combination of sapphire and glass makes a "virtually indestructible" screen protector promising 7x better impact protection compared to an unprotected display. In addition it also features smudge resistance, a self-healing surface to mask minor scratches and the smooth feel and clarity of traditional glass protectors.

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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Goes International

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Apple Arabic keyboardCustomers working in languages other than US English should be happy to learn Apple now offers the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard in a number of international layouts, all featuring the same dark gray design of the original.

The languages on offer are British English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Korean and Thai. The localised layouts come complete with differences related to the language in question, such as full support for right-to-left language in the case of the Arabic version. Such adjustments make sense, since iOS 9 already has comprehensive right-to-left language support.

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A 360-Degree Camera for the iPhone

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Insta360 announces a solution for customers wanting to shoot 360-degree video on the iPhone-- the Nano, a pocket-size camera attachment.

Insta360 NanoThe Nano shoots 360-video through a pair of front- and rear-facing 210-degree fish-eye lens cameras. It connects to the bottom of the iPhone via Lightning port, meaning one needs to hold the phone upside-down in order to shoot video.

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iXpand Boosts iPhone Storage, Battery

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SanDisk announces the iXpand-- an iPhone 6 and 6s case series promising to expand storage by either 32, 64 or 128GB while adding durable protection.

iXpand The storage connects to the smartphone via Lightning port. A companion app allows users to set camera roll storage directly to the case, and content protection is ensure via password and migration to SecureAccess Windows/Mac software.

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WD Claims Fastest 256GB microSD Card

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Western Digital claims the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card is the fastest microSD card in its class, making it ideal for 4K video recording.

SanDisk cardAccording to the company the card holds up to "14 hours of 4K UD video," while transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s make easy work of transferring large files to PCs. Write speeds are also speedy at 90MB/s.

Also launched by WD is a slightly slower card-- the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition. Described as a 256GB card optimised for mainstream consumers, it offers maximum transfer speeds of 95MB/s and enough space for over 24 hours of HD video.

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