Tech Accessories

Flight Entertainer tablet, smartphone holder keeps you distracted from charley horses

Ahhh, yes. Flying in economy class and being cramped up like a sardine in a can is always a good time (not!). But when one has the benefit of a good movie or two on their tablet or smartphone, it helps take one’s mind off of the charley horses that develop in one’s legs. And Flight Entertainer can even possibly prevent any from developing in arms because of having to hold a smartphone or tablet.

Flight Entertainer attaches to the back of the seat or table on the chair in front of the user, and then the smartphone or tablet hangs from the holder. It’s also compatible with some road vehicles. The product allows for either portrait or landscape positioning, and can offer a place to stash earbuds when not in use.

While it seems to be a quality product, it doesn’t seem any better than anything else already pushing its way out there. Backers might also be interested to check out Clamp Hero, Dutchman, and Must. This campaign seeks to raise $1,500. For $39, backers get their choice of a tablet or smartphone holder with an expected delivery of May 2015.

Cell Phone Accessories Chargers/Batteries

Chargearoo lets your iPhone hang at the local outlet

ChargearooSo you’re on vacation, getting ready to climb into bed and realize that you need to charge your iPhone. You don’t want to leave it in the car and risk vandalism and theft, but your hotel room’s outlets are either too near to the floor or way to close to the bathroom sink for your comfort. That’s where Chargearoo comes in handy. A slightly more evolved and customized version of this generic, throwaway promotional item, the charging gadget safely holds your phone in a built-in pocket that keeps it out of harm’s way. For $10, backers get their choice of white, red or green with an expected delivery date of May 2014.

Cell Phone Accessories

Recoil Armband springs your iPhone back from disaster

Recoil Armband  68fcd90576cb837d7dc2c9c7fccea9e7_large[1]Armbands are a convenient way to hold your smartphone when you exercise but can sometimes make it difficult to read its display or manipulate its touchscreen. That’s not the case for an iPhone attached to an Recoil Armband. The retractable cord allows for easy access and helps to prevent the damage and expense of replacing your gadget. You can get yours for $20 with an expected delivery of August 2014.