This nifty gizmo transforms any iPhone 4 or 4S into a portable, big-screen theater and slideshow maker, perfect for impromptu movies, in-flight presentations or photo sharing — not to mention keeping kids entertained with their favorite videos during long road trips. The first projector of its kind, the accessory acts as a thin sleeve that lets you project video content from your phone or any app that allows for video output, such as Netflix or YouTube, onto any surface, at a display of up to 50 inches (diagonally). The projector features super-bright, 15-lumen LED illumination, has a built-in speaker and can charge your phone when not projecting. $229.99.
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No matter how often you fly, you feel that twinge of anxiety when you check your luggage, a nagging fear that while you’re headed to Hong Kong, your bags might end up in Honolulu. PocketFinder puts this fear to rest. Simply slip the nearly indestructible device into your bag, and you can track it from your smartphone or other Web-enabled device. If you are separated from your bag, you can easily show the agent where it landed. Or preempt the recovery process entirely by making sure your bag is on the plane before take-off. Use PocketFinder to keep track of even more valuable possessions — your children! $149.95 (device plus two months of service; $12.95 per month thereafter).
The latest introduction from Ematic, a leader in value tablets, the 7-inch eGlide Steal’s functionality belies its affordability. The Android 4.0 tablet is equipped with a 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM for improved Web surfing and more efficient multitasking. It offers access to thousands of useful and entertaining apps and more than 2.5 million eBooks available through the tablet’s Kobo eReading application. There’s also 4GB of internal storage, 5GB of additional cloud storage, a built-in voice-record feature, WiFi and EDAN (Ematic’s Digital Assistant and Navigator), with voice-to-text technology to search for information like movie times and restaurants. $119.95.
This newly launched smartphone is packed with cutting-edge features. Microsoft Office 365 gives you seamless access to email, contacts and shared documents; create, open and edit documents from your home screen and send them via email. With the People Hub, keep up with social networks and use the Groups feature to organize your contacts so you can email, text or chat with an entire group at once. Travel is a snap thanks to Nokia Drive, a free, voice-guided navigation service available for nearly 100 countries and in 46 languages, enabling you to access maps with or without an Internet connection. Nokia Transit offers detailed information from public transit agencies in 510 cities across 46 countries, providing you with the most convenient door-to-door directions from point A to B by bus, train or on foot. $99.99 and up, with two-year AT&T service agreement.
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