Skins Archive

  • Daily Crunch: Facility Edition

    Daily Crunch: Facility Edition

    The CHOBI CAM WP is a cute, waterproof, and (very) small camera Infectious presents community-designed iPad skins that you’ll actually like Nintendo and Activision bring back Goldeneye~! Belkin Conserve let’s you know if you left the refrigerator running, tells you to go catch it Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword announced along with vastly improved Wii interaction

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  • Infectious presents community-designed iPad skins that you’ll actually like

    Infectious presents community-designed iPad skins that you’ll actually like

    Infectious ran a contest for cool, community-designed graphics and came up with a set of iPad skins the I actually like. My fave? Probably the Gameboy model, shown above, or the pink Vader model that proves your manliness without being too overbearing. Infectious runs a number of design challenges, asking great designers to come up with [...]

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  • Protect your iPad with metallic looking StealthArmor

    Protect your iPad with metallic looking StealthArmor

    Your iPad has that nice metallic look, right? You want to preserve that sleek industrial design. You want Fusion of Ideas StealthArmor METAL! Available in gold, bronze, tungsten, and brushed aluminum, the StealthArmor METAL surprisingly is not made out of actual metal, so no need to worry about interfering with wireless communications.

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  • Boxee will have an iPhone App

    Boxee will have an iPhone App

    Looks like Boxee will release an iPhone App to control its upcoming set-top box, developed jointly with D-Link. The App will be on display at CES next week. Oh, God, CES is next week. With any luck Las Vegas will mysteriously disappear à la "Lost" before the show starts. That would truly be ideal.

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  • Old and busted: e-ink; New hotness: e-skin

    Old and busted: e-ink; New hotness: e-skin

    E-ink is cool, sure, but it's still largely a black-and-white technology. Philips Research has moved into the color realm with what they're calling e-skin. “The first applications using the technology could be e-skins for small devices such as MP3 players or cell phones. However, the technology is highly scalable,” says Kars-Michiel Lenssen, Principal Scientist at Philips Research. The vision from Philips is an e-skin on your portable device that can be changed to match your outfit or your mood with the press of a button.

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  • Themes strike BlackBerry App World with a vengeance

    Themes strike BlackBerry App World with a vengeance

    RIM's earlier announcement that UI themes would be gracing App World has come to fruition today, with both free and paid skins available -- the company had started taking submissions about a month ago, giving them a nice little head start for beefing up the catalog. Then again, if you'd rather roll your own, this all dovetails nicely with another of RIM's recent introductions: the introduction of BlackBerry Theme Studio, a simplified and unified way for slapping together everything you need to turn your Bold into a Pip-Boy. Technically, shouldn't this go into... oh, we don't know, something called Theme World?

    Themes strike BlackBerry App World with a vengeance originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 07 Dec 2009 17:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • T-Mobile pushing CLIQ firmware update today? (update: yes!)

    T-Mobile pushing CLIQ firmware update today? (update: yes!)

    TmoNews seems to have it on good authority that T-Mobile will be rolling out a firmware update over the air to the Motorola CLIQ today -- the device's first since launch -- and we've got good news and bad news. First, the bad: by all accounts, it appears that this'll still be an Android 1.5-based firmware, adding fuel to the fire suggesting that UI skins like BLUR are a huge barrier to keeping devices up to speed with Google's breakneck release pace. The good news, though, is that the update seems to be lined up to fix a plethora of issues involving Bluetooth, touchscreen accuracy (we can attest to this one), connectivity, accelerometer functionality, and -- wait for it -- battery life! Looks like the build number is 1.1.31, so let us know if and when you get hooked up, owners.

    Update: We've gotten tips from several users now that they've already been able to nab the update, so it looks like the CLIQ is definitely getting a little better today. Well, hopefully, anyhow.

    T-Mobile pushing CLIQ firmware update today? (update: yes!) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 01 Dec 2009 12:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • BlackBerry Storm 2 accessories roll into Best Buy

    BlackBerry Storm 2 accessories roll into Best Buy

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    Silicone skins for the Storm 2 are starting to find their way into shipments destined to Best Buy stores around the country, another solid signal that RIM's second touchscreen effort is hitting retail sooner rather than later. What we found amusing about this first batch is that the packaging seems conflicted about what to call the thing -- 9550, Storm II (as opposed to Storm2 or Storm 2, interestingly), and even the phone's codename Odin all make appearances front and center. We suppose they're just trying to make it crystal clear what phone the skin's intended for, and with leaks going back a solid year, you've got to cover all your bases.

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    BlackBerry Storm 2 accessories roll into Best Buy originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Kempler & Strauss’ Billionair B6 and B7 pose alongside the W watchphone

    Kempler & Strauss’ Billionair B6 and B7 pose alongside the W watchphone

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    Kempler & Strauss -- which pretty much came out of nowhere this week to announce a pair of 3G WinMo devices and a watchphone -- is pulling out all the stops here at CTIA to get its new products noticed, so everything they've got is on display and ready to use (or in some cases, wear). First up are the Billionair B6 and B7, full touch and portrait QWERTY WinMo devices respectively that currently run 6.1 -- but we're told that 6.5 upgrades will be available by the end of the year. Neither phone looks that awesome and feel generally cheap; the B6 borrows styling cues from the original HTC Touch, to boot, so there's an overal KIRFy feel to the thing. The skin they've dropped atop the operating system is pretty uninspiring, too -- though many WinMo skins look uninspiring when they're up against something thoroughly modern like a recent build of TouchFLO 3D. The phones' saving grace might be the fact that they're cheap -- sub-$300 -- and in the case of the B7, the combo portrait keyboard / QVGA touchscreen is still a nice, sadly too-rare combo.

    Turning our attention to the more interesting device of the trio, the W is a watchphone that employs a pretty standard GUI we've seen on similar models, but this one employs perhaps the most livable styling that we've seen this side of an LG GD910, and it all comes at a small fraction of the price. The touchscreen doesn't come with a traditional stylus, per se, but instead you get a "communicator" accessory that functions as a combination stylus / Bluetooth handsfree / remote control -- pretty cool, although we'd feel pretty silly (and sad) if we misplaced it. At $200, we could almost justify buying one of these just for the sheer novelty of it -- just don't expect desktop-class browsing on that display, and you should be a happy camper.

    Kempler & Strauss' Billionair B6 and B7 pose alongside the W watchphone originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Wed, 07 Oct 2009 14:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Make your 5G iPod nano look like a camera

    Make your 5G iPod nano look like a camera

    So you’ve got one of those nifty, new iPod nanos with a camera, eh? Good for you, kind sir. But what’s that? You have camera envy? Why? Oh, it’s because of your tiny lens. Gotcha. How about you slap this $25 skins from iLuv onto your new iPod/camera. This way everyone will be districted by a [...]

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  • BlackBerry Mogo Talk and iSkin cases giveaway reminder

    BlackBerry Mogo Talk and iSkin cases giveaway reminder

    Consider this a polite reminder that we have two great giveaways happening right now. We’re giving away 50 Mogo Talks for the BlackBerry Curve and 10 skins for the BlackBerry Curve, Bold, and Storm each. So far you have a damn good chance on nabbing both if you want. The odds are definitely in your [...]

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  • Olympus Digital Pen And Pancake Lens Teardown

    Olympus Digital Pen And Pancake Lens Teardown

    We’re sure that the amount of lust that exists for a gadget is inversely proportional to the time taken for it to be torn apart and the resulting photos posted online for all to see. Olympus’ new EP-1, the current object of desire for both me and Wired.com Editor Dylan “Guile” Tweney , follows this [...]

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  • Are you badass enough to make your iPhone into a Gameboy?

    Are you badass enough to make your iPhone into a Gameboy?

    I don't think you are. If you're willing to plop down $14.99 for some red hot stickers then I suspect you might be, however, and you'd do well to do so before any one of us decides you're too chicken.

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