autographer.com | $600 (in Europe; U.S. launch to come) – Designed to serve as a visual diary, the hands-free digital camera (meant to be worn like a lanyard) takes up to 2,000 photos, and stores them on a mobile app or can transfer them to other devices via Bluetooth. A wide-angle lens captures a 136-degree view, wider than most cameras, making it perfect for concerts or live events like Coachella. The wearable camera, produced by OMG, whose devices have been used to film “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Tron: Legacy,” also sports built-in GPS, as well as sensors to detect motion, changes in color and acceleration.
Nokia Lumia 1020
The Lumia 1020 packs a powerful 41-megapixel lens that captures sharp photos in 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio in a sleek, well-designed lightweight body. Consider the Lumia a very suitable alternative to Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S4.
sprngclip.com | $10 – Apple’s earbuds are iconic, but they’re also prone to falling out of your ears. OHM’s Sprng Clips fix the problem by attaching adjustable rubber-tipped clips that hold the earpod into your ear, and boast a clean, unobtrusive design.
Lace Up Your Tablet
quirky.com | $45 – Designed for the iPad Mini, the dense webbing of elastic strips snaps onto the back of the Apple tablet, and conveniently stores notes, business cards, even pens, or serves as a handgrip as you carry the mobile device. Consider it a less high-tech way to turn your devices into an all-in-one. Or the perfect accessory for Spider-Man.
Starbucks Wi-Fi Auto Login
free | Google Play Store – The app automatically connects to Wi-Fi networks inside Starbucks cafes and McDonald’s restaurants, eliminating the annoying need to log in and go through screens accepting terms with each visit.
free | iPhone, Android – m.uber.com – Uber has added Africa as the fifth continent where it’s available, launching in Johannesburg. The car service can also be hailed in Paris, Rome, Seoul and Sydney, as well as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where it’s most popular. It now also offers fare-splitting for multiple passengers.
The app fixes the need to print, sign and fax documents, instead digitally uploading a signature from your phone onto a form that can simply be forwarded. It also provides a number that can be used by a
mobile device to receive faxes.