General ▪ July 17

NewEgg offers the Fremo 3200 mAh Flashlight battery in lipstick form factor for $9.99 with free shipping. Once added to cart, you’ll also receive a 1.3 foot PQI MFi Lightning cable. That’s a great price on the battery alone and with a MFi Cable that usually retails around $10, a no-brainer purchase.

As a comparison, Amazon charges $14.99 for the Fremo Battery/flashlight and $7 for the MFi Lightning cable.

Features:

  • 3200mAh Capacity with Grade A LG Li-ion Cell
  • Advance power lock technology
  • Real 5V/1A Output & 5V/1A Input
  • 500+ recharge cycles

Update (7/17 9:15am): Spigen Inc. via Amazon offers its 3.3-foot Apple-certified MFi Lightning Cable for $5 shipped with coupon code SPIGENNL.

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General ▪ July 16

Today MOOV is back with a new second generation of its fitness tracker. This update, the MOOV NOW, builds on the original model with a slimmed down design and an updated voice coach that encourages you along the way.

MOOV’s latest offering measures your activity in a three-dimensional way, using multiple sensors that track motion through different planes. Head below for more information and to learn how you can save 40% when you pre-order this new device.  expand full story

General ▪ July 15

There are a few companies that we’ve come across that really standout in our search for the best gear for our readers. One of those is Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado Labs. We’ve shared their story before, highlighting the attention to detail that goes into every pair of headphones in their handcrafted line of products.

Today Grado has announced a new a line of headphones that pay special attention to the family’s heritage from Brooklyn. expand full story

General ▪ July 14

General ▪ July 13

lumenati-cs1-kickstarter

The iPhone 6 is one of the most advanced pieces of technology that consumers across the world have readily had access to. It has many advanced features, highlighted by some very strong technical specifications in the area of video and photography.

We’ve all had the experience of attempting to capture video with an iPhone, a sometimes very frustrating venture. Aside from the dreaded vertical shot, iPhone doesn’t necessarily have the best ergonomics for filming. The Lumenati CS1 is a new Kickstarter-backed case that provides your iPhone with much more than protection. It’s a full on Super 8 camera inspired system that controls the start and stopping of your camera, has an interchangeable lens system and many other features.  expand full story

General ▪ July 11

Update (7/18 7:30pm): @jamesthomasbyrd is our winner, thanks for entering the contest!

We have highlighted many talented companies, groups and individuals in our Small States series as the artisan subset of American manufacturers has seen a rebirth over the last decade. Not only are there quality goods being handcrafted on a daily basis from Brooklyn to Portland, people are changing their lives around just to pursue a passion of creating beautiful products with their hands.

Erol Chandler is no exception to this movement. After a career that has included two Master’s Degrees, a stint as a middle school science teacher and truck driver, it was time to start a new adventure. At thirty years old and armed with a lifetime of interest in making things by hand, A-Lamp Design was born in Oregon. Now, Erol is taking to Kickstarter to share his skills and bring a little light to everyone’s home.  expand full story

General ▪ July 10

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