iPhone Accessories

Sony Makes iPhone Attachable Lens Cameras Official

Apple is known for having high quality cameras in its flagship smartphone. Now Sony has announced an accessory that could boost iPhone photography even further, the smartphone attachable lens camera. This new concept was leaked several times earlier this year, with photos previewing the devices ahead of Sony's official announcement.

Sony DSC-QX100 lens camera

Now the details have been revealed, and two models of lens camera are available for pre-order ahead of shipping on September 28. These all-in-one lens and sensor units clip to any smartphone running the PlayMemories Mobile app, which is currently available for iOS and Android. The smartphone pairs via Wi-Fi to the lens camera, and acts as the camera display and controls.

Sony to Announce iPhone and Android Smartphone Lenses at IFA

More details about Sony's new lens attachment for Apple and Android mobile phones has been leaked. Sony is expected to announce the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 “lenscameras” at the IFA trade show in Berlin in September. The QX10 will feature the same 18MP CMOS sensor and f/3,3-5.9 lens as the Sony Cyber-shot WX150, and will be priced at $250, according to SonyAlphaRumors. The QX100 will cost around $450, and will feature the same sensor and lens as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

Sony Smart Shot

SonyAlphaRumors has also learned that the new lenses will be called “Smart Shots“, which is a combination of "smartphone" and "Cyber-Shot". The lens attachments will feature lens stabilization and will be able to capture low noise full HD video in MP4 format. The lenses will also support Sony's PlayMemories Mobile app, and connect to both iOS and Android devices via Wi-Fi/NFC.

Celebrate the Return of College Football with Case-Mate's iPhone Collegiate Collection

Case-Mate is getting into the college football spirit with its Collegiate iPhone Case Collection. The iPhone and Samsung Galaxy compatible smartphone collection includes over 40 schools such as Texas A&M, Rutgers and Virginia Tech. Each individual university or college case features a few different designs with authentic colors and traditional logos.

Case-Mate Collegiate Collection

The Collegiate Collection is also part of Case-Mate's Tough Case series. Each case features a slim, two-piece design with a shock-absorbing flexible bumper to protect against bumps and falls. The cases are designed using a resistant polycarbonate hard shell and a shock-absorbing interior cushion, and sport a textured easy-to-hold grip.

First iPhone 5C Accessory Pops Up at Amazon

Accessory makers used to be a great source for next-generation iPhone rumors, but they lost most of their credibility after the teardrop iPhone 5 debacle of 2011. This is why I wouldn't get too excited about Elago Design's "Slim Fit 2 Case" for the iPhone 5C that has recently popped up on Amazon. In case you missed the memo, the iPhone 5C is the rumored name for unannounced "low-budget iPhone" Apple is expected to launch in the Fall.

elago S5C Slim Fit 2 Case for iPhone 5C + HD

We got the first glimpse of the iPhone 5C name and logo in an alleged leaked photo of its packaging over the weekend. Apple has not confirmed or denied that they're releasing a low cost, plastic iPhone, so it is hard to know if the image is legit. However, this hasn't stopped Elago Design from listing their iPhone 5C case on Amazon, but they have seemed to stop taking pre-orders for the accessory.

Save 25% on Vampire Diaries, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter iPhone Cases

Warner Bros. is offering 25% off on all of its iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphone cases. The cases feature a variety of designs based on some the WB's most popular film and television franchises like The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory and The Lord of the Rings.

Warner Bros. iPhone Cases

Each case protects the back and sides of your phone from damage while giving you complete access to all ports and functions. The iPhone cases include an additional silicone sleeve that protects your phone from scratches. The cases are compatible with the iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and Galaxy S3 and S4.


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