Sharing is caring—at least that's what those creepy anthropomorphized Care Bears used to say—and in the app world this week, those sentiments are particularly true.
Your phone is probably full of apps. And that's great! Apps are fun! But having a million of 'em is less fun when you need to get to a specific one, and right quick. A new Android app called Cover's got your back though, and can turn your lockscreen into a simple menu of only what you need right now.
I don't know if I'm more sick of this Gotye song or that Call Me Maybe song (though Gangnam Style is quickly catching up to both of them) but this is actually pretty freaking cool: a bunch of old computer parts—hardrives, scanners, etc—combine to sing the song, 'Somebody That I Used to Know' by Gotye.
Think Microsoft Surface is the only one that gets to have fun with a keyboard hidden in the tablet's cover? Hell naw, quoth Archos. The Gen10 XS Tablet is bringing some old-style clickity-clack to the tablet game. If only they'd made it, you know, work.
Ereaders are literally changing the way we read. But for all the efficiency and portability they offer, they lack the curious romance of reading a book in its hard, physical form—not least the charms that lie on the cover.
You know when LEDs are really cool? When they're saving your life. You know when backpack covers are cool? When you're getting soaked and they're keeping your gear dry. Respro's P15 Chevron is a sweet combination of the two.
Hate cables that run across your wall and look ridiculously ugly? If you are into the organic look, you should check out these Florafil cable covers from Tania da Cruz.
Snow Peak has crafted a beautiful cover for the iPhone 4 made of pressed titanium. The cover slides on the back and is designed to protect the glassy exterior from scratches, dents and dings.
Just look at them! They're cute and colorful, with blown up illustrations of your favorite electronic components, crazy nerdtastic prints, or quirky fun images. I think I'll get two pillow covers to make up for my iPadless-ness.
Maybe if you had a free weekend and Mjǫllnir, hammer of Thor, you could crack Corning's Gorilla Glass. But that's a made-up thing! And this stuff is impervious to the very real threats of key scratching and localized pressure.
First I thought "ah... what a cute gimmick" about this Is.a.Brella thing, but then I realized the essential cleverness of the design. You're in a rush to get on the train on a rainy day: furl your Is.a.Brella, leap aboard, slide it into the bottle cover keeping it compact and tidy, and stop all those trapped raindrops…
Instead of manually checking the water with your hands to make sure it's not too warm or cold, just plop on this digital bath spout cover and be done with it. The easy-to-read display shows both the temperature in number form and in color form. Once you get your water just right, dump your child inside and get back to…
A gimmicky gift for grandma, this fuzzy mouse cover could be the tackiest thing we've seen all day. It's a mouse cover. That's shaped like a mouse. And comes in a cheese-themed box. Great. If you order 500, you can get'm at a quantity discount.