In the past few months, we have covered plenty of mounts, lenses, stands, styluses, and other iPhone accessories here. Having to carry multiple iPhone add-ons with you may not be convenient. XiStera is a compact attachment with 8 functions to make your life as an iPhone user easier. It serves as a lens adapter, stand, tripod mount, headphone wrap, stylus, bottle opener, and key chain.
Xistera is made of stainless steel with TPV Santoprene rubber. It is designed specifically for the iPhone 5. This compact attachment only works with the naked iPhone at this point. The good news is the metal never touches your phone, so you won’t have to worry about Xistera damaging your device. Xistera is funded on Kickstarter.
WiFi-controlled light bulbs are quite useful to have in your home. The ones we have covered here can be controlled using your iPhone or other smartphones. The Philips Hue lighting system happens to be one of the better ones around. It has now been updated to become even more intelligent. The new Hue app (version 1.1) now hooks up to your favorite Internet services. That means your bulbs can act as indicators for weather, sport scores, email messages, and more.
The Hue app offers geofencing and recurring schedules. That means your smartphone or tablet can detect when you are approaching or leaving home to trigger Hue’s bulbs to turn on/off automatically. The apps available for this system are also fun to try. The Phillips Hue lighting system has simply gotten better.