Accessories


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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Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip Combines VR Viewer and Phone Case

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Accessory maker Speck presents the Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip, a combination of virtual reality viewer and phone case featuring a compact, collapsable design.

Pocket VRThe Pocket VR is a Google Cardboard-certified viewer for 3D content, virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. It features a foldable design users can easily store in bags or pockets while protecting the all important lenses.

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Pelican Phone Cases Get Marine

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Pelican Products launches the Marine smartphone cases at CES 2016-- the first waterproof iPhone case line from the company promising protection from drops, snow, dirt, dust and, of course, water.

Pelican MarineThe maker claims the Marine cases feature 5 layers of military-grade shock protection, while a scratch-resistant screen protector helps users avoid display damage. The case should also allow one to submerge the iPhone in up to 2m of water for 30 minutes, as well as protect against the elements.

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The Smallest VR Headset at CES

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Customers curious about the possibilities of virtual reality yet cannot afford a headset? Homido might have a solution at CES 2016-- the Homido Mini, a small accessory for the viewing of smartphone-powered VR experiences.

Homido MiniThe Homido Mini consists of a plastic frame and a pair of lenses. It allows users to enjoy any VR app compatible with Google Cardboard by simply attaching the frame to an iOS/Android device, without need to actually wear a cumbersome (if not outright uncomfortable) headset.

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