On Day 3, the t3chniq crew continued efforts looking at more mobile phone accessories. In addition to our meetings with more established companies, we also ran into a few interesting startups. Read on to see a few of the daily highlights.
For CES, iBattz announced their new Mojo Refuel for iPhone 5. The Refuel is a battery case for the iPhone 5 that comes with two 2200mAh removable batteries. Between the two batteries, it can provide about 3 full iPhone 5 charges. The case charges the batteries using micro-USB and the port also allows data pass-through. This case is expected to be released Late-February or Early-March 2013 at a MSRP of $89.90.
Tylt was showing off several different products at CES. Two in particular that caught our eye are the Powerplant and the Band. The Powerplant is a portable battery pack to charge phones, tablets and other UBB powered devices. The Band is Tylt’s solution to a car charger. What sets this one apart from every other car charger on the market is that this one is extremely flat and super flexible.
BlueAnt specializes in Bluetooth headsets and accessories. Two interesting products we saw was the Commute and Ribbon. The Commute is a Voice-activated hands-free device for your car that is 100% hands-free. You can operate the device using Siri and Google integration by simply saying “Launch Voice Control.” The ribbon is a stereo Bluetooth audio streamer. It allows you to turn any device with an AUX input into a Bluetooth device as well as turning any set of headphones with a 3.5mm jack into a set of wireless headphones. Both devices feature CD quality audio.
One of the last booths we stopped by for the day was Britecase. Britecase is probably the newest start-up at CES, launching only a few days ago. Despite being new to the game, these guys have some great cases that incorporate a good amount of impact protection. Britecase has several videos showing them throwing the case at a cement floor and the phone still works fine. In addition to the impact protection, they also offer interchangeable plates for the back of the case that you can custom order from an app available in the App Store.