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Converta-Tech

Innovations that augment and convert existing gadgets

Implications - For those tech brands that aren't Apple, Google, Samsung or the like, it can be hard to make it in the competitive and fast-paced tech industry. Rather than trying to create a copycat smartphone or tablet, many brands are instead producing devices that work to enhance, convert or function with an existing device -- for example, camera attachments that enhance iPhone photography and keyboards that can be attached to tablets to convert them into mini laptops. This direction in "converta-tech" allows for a whole new wave of tech brands to come to the fore with options and extras to make current consumer electronics even better.
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9 Featured, 81 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jan 12 — Apr 12
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Featured Examples

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Mobile Device Laptop Docks
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Prashant Chandra's Fujitsu Lifebook concept may be the future of the laptop. The Indian designer's conceptual computer meshes with tablets and cellphones to provide a boost of power and to make document-sharing… MORE
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Classy Convertible Laptops
Lenovo's 'IdeaPad Yoga' Tablet is Unveiled at CES 2012
Debuted at the CES 2012, the 'IdeaPad Yoga' is a convertible laptop/tablet hybrid. The IdeaPad is ideal for surfing the web, digital art rendering and movie watching. The product can be opened and closed… MORE
Laptop-Creating Covers
Laptop-Creating Covers
The iPad NoteBookCase Gives You a Mini Macbook Pro in Just Seconds
A great new creative Japanese invention, the iPad NoteBookCase, will be saving you spending a lot of money on buying a full laptop. The iPad case transforms an iPad or iPad 2 into a Mini Macbook Pro... MORE
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Mountable Microscope Adapters
The Magnifi iPhone Photoadapter Case Connects to Optical Instruments
The Magnifi iPhone photoadapter case connects to optical instruments such as binoculars, microscopes or telescopes to relay tiny objects seen in the devices onto the screen of a smart phone. The... MORE
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Panoramic Phone Chat Devices
The Galileo Pan-Tilt iOS Accessory Makes Conversations 3-D
Created by Josh Guyot and JoeBen Bevirt, the Galileo Pan-Tilt iOS accessory makes video calling closer to a real life conversation than ever before. The biggest problem with video chatting is that... MORE
DSLR-Smartphone Hybrids
DSLR-Smartphone Hybrids
The HotShoe 'Flash-Dock' Uses the iPhone for Better Shoots
The HotShoe ‘Flash-Dock’ is the perfect piece to attach to the HotShoe socket on a DLSR camera. If a photographer doesn’t already have an attached piece there and owns a smartphone,... MORE
Smartphone Gamer Keyboards
Smartphone Gamer Keyboards
Smart Gear by Roccat Can Link a Computer to a Phone
Roccat has designed a keyboard that has a dock for a smartphone so that one can use their phone as an extra control panel while gaming. This takes PC gaming to a whole new level, which may lead to more… MORE
Sound-Boosting iPad Gadgets
Sound-Boosting iPad Gadgets
The Amplifiear by Nonlinear Studios Simply Boosts the Volume
The Amplifiear by Nonlinear Studios acts as a speaker and boosts the volume on iPads in the simplest way possible. The device is literally just an ear for the iPad. Made of plastic, it clicks on the... MORE
Clip-On Video Screens
Clip-On Video Screens
Oskar Santamaria's 'Wings' Make it Easier to Group Video Chat
Oskar Santamaria is the designer behind the Wings Creative Telepresence. Wings is an add-on for your laptop designed to make it easier to teleconference with multiple people at once. Wings attach to the… MORE

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