There’s something new in the crowded iPhone case market: cases with an identity. Findables has a line of iPhone cases that include a small, unique QR code that can be tied — through a free iPhone app — to your social network accounts. That same code can even help others return a lost iPhone to you. Let’s take a look at the Findables FlexWrap (US$29.95) and FlexStand ($29.95) cases, and then you can have a chance to win one courtesy of Findables and TUAW.
Both the FlexWrap and FlexStand cases look like run-of-the-mill iPhone cases, crafted out of the usual polycarbonate material in multiple colors. The FlexWrap is a protective shell, while the FlexStand has a fold out stand to make watching videos a breeze. But as I noted earlier, the big selling point for both of these products is the tiny QR code on back of the case.
Olloclip has released a new version of its quick-connect photo lens for the iPhone, which has been redesigned to now include four refined optic modes. The lens includes dual-sided functionality with a fisheye lens and a 15x macro lens with a 12mm focus distance on one side and a wide angle lens and a 10x macro lens with an 18mm focus distance on the other side.
App Store Official Charts for the week ending Oct. 14, 2013:
1. “Angry Birds Star Wars II”, Rovio Entertainment Ltd
2. “Minecraft – Pocket Edition”, Mojang
3. “Heads Up!”, Warner Bros.
4. “Plague Inc.”, Ndemic Creations
5. “Facetune”, Lightricks Ltd.
6. “Fitness Buddy : 1700+ Exercise Workout Journal”, Azumio Inc.
7. “Afterlight”, Simon Filip
8. “PicPlayPost”, Flambe Studios LLC
9. “Emojify — Emoji Words for SMS, Facebook and Twitter”, Avocado Hills, Inc.
10. “Free Music Download Pro — Mp3 Downloader”, ASPS Apps