We’ve all been hearing about the antenna problems of the iPhone 4, and even the press conference that Apple held has not really given concrete solutions. Instead of banging their heads against the wall (like some people you may know), Szymon Weglarski and Jon Dorfman decided to have some fun.
The two designers designed and created Band-Aid looking things that fit exactly onto the bottom left part of the iPhone 4. Dubbed, Antenn-aid, the product is being sold on Etsy, where the designers opened a store about a week ago. Little did they know how much of hit their product would be!
Since they opened the Etsy store, they have been swamped with orders. Indeed, if you check the store now, you will see that they have announcement to the effect that they are behind 4 to 5 days in delivering orders. It’s but understandable as they are not following a mass production set up.
So what is the Antenn-aid for, aside from an intended joke? The colorful bandages can actually improve the signal performance of your iPhone. In spite of its being the coolest most magical phone out there today, it seems that the only solution for now is to put the Antenn-aid at the bottom left. At least you have several color choices. 😉
I have been spending a lot of my time discovering infographics, courtesy of a co-writer whose posts on Forever Geek opened up this world to me. When I ran across an infographic on Steve Jobs, I knew I had to post it.
We all know who Steve Jobs is, of course. Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock or in a cave in the past 5 or so years would know all about Apple, iPods, the iPhone, and the iPad. The messianic character behind the company – Steve Jobs.
You’ve probably seen the videos by now – they have become a viral hit in a matter of months. The hunky Isaiah Mustafa made his debut in this viral marketing campaign in February, and is now as recognizable as any other male model or actor out there – perhaps even more so for people who [do nothing but] watch videos on YouTube all the time.
Now, they are stepping things up a bit. Mr. Old Spice himself is taking on questions from his countless followers on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The idea is simple: you ask him a question and he just might reply to it via a special video dedicated to you.
If you don’t feel like making a fool out of yourselves and other people are using JibJab, you might want to try out CardFunk.com instead. Like JibJab, CardFunk offers several Christmas-related interactive greeting cards which you can try out for free.
Just a brief backgrounder, CardFunk is a site where you can transform yourself into dancing characters by using your own photos. It lets you select different Christmas tunes as a music backdrop, add personal messages and then share your greetings via email, or social networking sites and even on your blogs.
Just in time for Christmas, CardFunk has launched several Christmas-inspired themes – Dancing Christmas Toys, Christmas With the Stars and Wild West Christmas.
Christmas with the Stars spoofs Holywood icons and legends including Elvis, Marilyn and Bob Marley. Dancing Christmas Toys lets you spoof other movie characters including Jack Sparrow, Betty Boop, Wonder Woman and more while Wild West Chistmas lets you create dancing cowboys or cowgirls complete with country music in the background.