Mobile Tools of the Month January 2014

— January 15, 2014

PStrike
Built for construction, manufacturing, utilities and transportation, this durable, waterproof phone is for extreme environments. Features Corning Gorilla Glass. Goes beyond MIL-SPEC standards to withstand 6.5 foot drop onto concrete, pressure of forklift in motion and 6.5 foot underwater submersion. sonimtech.com





M100 Smart Glasses
Last year, Vuzix sold out its gold developer kits. This year, the enhanced M100 smart glasses, designed to boost productivity and streamline communications, are expected to do the same.  Powerful, small and lightweight, they are well suited for medical, retail and prosumer applications. vuzix.com





YotaPhone
The “always on” smartphone with electronic paper screen lets users see notices, emails, tweets and other info in real time without picking up or even activating the phone. Runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean); features a 4.3” multi-touch touchscreen, a 13 MP camera and ambient light sensor. yotaphone.com





Magnetyze  
Car stand /charger by BuQu Tech enables safe, hands-free charging during travel by securely attaching to a car’s dashboard or windshield.  Rotate the phone horizontally or vertically while charging (perfect for GPS or hands-free calls) and simultaneously power an additional device via the built-in USB port. buqutech.com





BeeWi
Ideal for Internet calls like Skype, Facetime, MSN and Yahoo, the Bluetooth stereo headphones offer clear, hands-free communication. Chat from a tablet or smartphone. Features remote control and two mikes: a removable flexible boom for indoors and an embedded discreet one for outdoors. Bee-Wi.com





Flash Magicstick
Designed to fit in a pocket, purse or bag, this portable power bank charges smartphones and tablets on the go. Includes flashlight and 3000mAh of portable power. powerocksusa.com





Dolphin 6110
The next-gen device by Honeywell is designed to provide in-store inventory management, real-time and batch processing and high-volume/short-range scanning. IP54 rating. honeywell.com





M9000 Ultra Rugged Tablet
Made for harsh environments, the DAP Technologies is RFID enabled. Features 7-in. sunlight-viewable touchscreen, Bluetooth, QWERTY keyboard; Windows 7; Intel Atom N2600 processor. daptech.com




APPS





Smart IR Remote
Android app by Color Tiger replaces numerous electronics with a single remote. App makes use of infrared blasters in phones and tablets. Can program over 500,000 supported devices. colortiger.com





CallSnap
Don’t get distracted by a phone call. This Android app allows users to instantly respond to calls with a personalized photo making the generic “sorry I can’t talk” more interactive.  callsnapappcom





Eye Got You Covered
App features a one-touch recording button that enables users to capture footage during an emergency. Streams audio and video directly to a user’s designated emergency contact. Also provides user’s location. eyegotyoucovered.com





Vidyard
App for Salesforce gives organizations a simple interface to upload and share videos with internal teams, contacts and leads. Video views and data are pushed directly, giving insight into engagement.  vidyard.com





Voxer Business App
Now available for Android tablets, free app promotes seamless instantaneous communication regardless of device or location. Users send in real-time via voice or text with the push of a button. voxer.com

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