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What to Do with an Old IPhone November 09 2015

So you've upgraded from your old iPhone to the iPhone 6 or 6S.  What do you do with your old phone?  You probably paid a lot of money for it, so the last thing you want to do is throw it out and contribute to the growing problem of e-waste or let it gather dust in a drawer.  Let's explore some of the options available if you're looking to get rid of your older generation iPhone.

The most obvious option is to sell it.  Websites like Gazelle will give you a decent amount of money for it provided the iPhone is in good condition and is a recent model.  The money you'll receive however is usually nowhere near what you paid for it, especially if it's an older model like the iPhone 4.

Why not consider giving your iPhone to a friend or family member?  Not everyone has the financial means to afford one, and if you know someone who is carrying an older device such as a flip phone, it can be a tremendous upgrade provided you're willing to teach the person all of the bells and whistles.  If you do decide to give your iPhone away to someone, make sure to outfit it with the proper accessories sold by Felix, so it stays protected.

Accessories for the iPhone are only one of the many products we have for sale on the Felix website.  We also sell iPad covers and accessories such as our universal cell phone stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your iPhone accessories today.


Early Black Friday iPhone Deals November 04 2015

Planning on giving someone an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus as a holiday gift?  You might be eagerly awaiting Black Friday to see what deals will be available.  That day is still a couple of weeks away, and several retailers are kicking off their Black Friday sales earlier than usual, including several that will be providing discounts or incentives on Apple's latest models.

If you're interested in the iPhone 6S, make sure to check out the Sam's Club Holiday Savings Event starting November 14th.  The Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular models can be purchased in a variety of colors in all three storage sizes.  Choosing a payment plan will get you a $200 gift card when you activate.  The iPhone 6S Plus can be had for $100 off the price of a contract and is also available in a different colors depending on whatever stock is available.

Once you've purchased your new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus you're going to want to outfit it with useful accessories like one of our customizable Felix cases or a portable product like the SmallHands that lets you watch videos on your phone hands free.  The MonkeyOh is perfect if you want to reduce cord clutter.

Accessories for the iPhone are only one of the many products we have for sale on the Felix website.  We also sell iPad covers and accessories such as our universal cell phone stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your iPhone accessories today.


What's New in iOS 9.1 October 28 2015

It's been a little over the month since the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were released to great fanfare and outstanding sales. These new models launched with iOS 9, the latest iteration of Apple's mobile operating system that runs on iPhones and the iPad. After a couple of subsequent releases designed to fix bugs and improve overall performance, Apple released iOS 9.1. While the change in version number may not seem significant, it does bring several new features and improvements. Let's take a look.

If you use the default Apple keyboard and like to make heavy use of emojis, you'll find over 140 new ones to make use of, including one that might be considered explicit. These emojis will also work on the Apple Watch.

Focusing specifically on the newer 6S and 6S Plus models, the Live Photos feature has been significantly improved. In case you are unaware of how it works, you can snap photos and take a couple of seconds of video at the same time, essentially turning it into the equivalent of a GIF animation. The new improvements in iOS 9.1 addressing Live Photos means you can now stop recording/snapping when you raise or lower your phone, reducing the odds of grabbing pictures you didn't intend to.

Video editing enthusiasts using the iPad Air 2 or the iPad Pro will finally be able to edit 4K video on their device with the iOS 9.1 update, so be sure to update if you haven't already done so.

Felix Brand sells iPhone cases and accessories such as our universal tablet stands. Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order one of our many different mobile device accessories today.

 


Enjoy the Ride with Felix RoadShow October 27 2015

Do you have young children?  Do they become restless in the car without some device to entertain them when you're out on the roads taking care of errands?  A tablet is a great way to keep them entertained, but it could be unwieldy in smaller hands.  Maybe you're planning a long road trip and want to ensure your rear seat passengers have a way to entertain themselves so they don't incessantly start asking, “are we there yet?”  Enter the Felix RoadShow, the perfect tablet accessory for your vehicle no matter how short your trip might be.

The Felix RoadShow car stand will comfortably accommodate your tablet and it attaches to the back of a seat in just seconds.  Although it's designed for use with the Apple iPad, the RoadShow will fit virtually any tablet whether you own a device like the Amazon Kindle Fire, a Google Nexus tablet or Samsung's extensive line of Galaxy tablets.  Once the RoadShow has been attached the angle can be adjusted to portrait or landscape, perfect for interactive books, playing games, or watching an HD movie.  Best of all, the Felix RoadShow provides a perfect fusion of functionality and minimal design, ensuring the stand will complement your vehicle interior without becoming an attention drawing eyesore.

The RoadShow is only one of many different accessories sold by Felix.  We also sell iPad covers and accessories such as our universal cell phone stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your RoadShow today.


Turn Any Pen into a Stylus with StretchWrite October 21 2015

During last month's Apple product announcement, one of the new products the company highlighted was its Apple Pencil, a digital stylus designed to work with its then newly announced iPad Pro tablet.  Among its many features is the ability to determine pressure sensitivity, angle and its Bluetooth capabilities that allow it to communicate with the internal system as well as the iPad Pro's screen.  All of these new features come with the asking price of $100, which may seem excessive if you only use a stylus on occasion.  This is where the Felix StretchWrite comes in.

With the Felix StretchWrite, virtually any pen or pencil you happen to have lying around suddenly becomes a makeshift stylus.  The StretchWrite fits most standard pens and pencils and works with just about any modern tablet you might have.  Just insert the pen or pencil into the StretchWrite, flip it around and use the other end to jot down notes or make drawings on your existing iPad, your Kindle Fire or any of the Samsung Galaxy tablets.   StretchWrite provides comfort, and its rubber design ensures a firm grip when you're unleashing your creativity and sketching on your tablet.  You can choose from two different packs available in red-gray or blue-pink.  Both packages bring a pair of StretchWrites and cost $9.99.

The StretchWrite is only one of many different accessories sold by Felix.  We also sell iPhone cases and accessories such as our universal tablet stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your StretchWrite today.


Follow Recipes and Watch Video Hands Free with the Felix TwoHands October 15 2015

Yesterday we showed you the Felix SmallHands, a flexible accessory designed for your smartphone that makes it much easier to watch video or use your phone hands free.  Although there are large phones out there like the recently released iPhone 6S Plus that provide plenty of screen real estate, watching an intense action sequence on your phone just isn't the same as watching it on a larger, high resolution tablet.  Thankfully, the Felix TwoHands is designed to provide the same convenience and flexibility for these larger devices.

Whether you use an iPad, Amazon Kindle, or a Galaxy Tab, the TwoHands will provide a secure grip on your device and since it's adjustable, you can decide what angle works best for watching the newest releases in portrait or landscape. Just like the SmallHands, the TwoHands is designed for portability.  Throw it in your bag and take it wherever you have some downtime and you'll never have to deal with the fatigue of holding on to your tablet for an extended period of time.  The TwoHands is available in six different colors: blue, green, pink, white, red, and black though availability may vary.  Add some style and personality to your existing tablet accessories!

The TwoHands is only one of many different accessories sold by Felix and it fits any tablet up to 10.5”.  We also sell iPhone cases and accessories such as our universal cell phone stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your TwoHands today.


Watch Video Hands-Free with the SmallHands October 13 2015

When you're watching videos on your phone, one of the more annoying things is having to constantly hold the phone up to watch at a comfortable angle.  The only other option you have is to purchase a case with a built-in kickstand, which adds unnecessary bulk to your phone.  What do you do when you're watching a movie and need both hands to do something else?  The SmallHands accessory might be the perfect solution.

Whether you're planning on watching a movie, video chatting, or maybe want to have both hands available to snap a selfie at a particular angle, the SmallHands accessory is designed to be the perfect stand.  It will stand comfortably on your desk, your kitchen table, or even those tiny airplane trays so you can kick back and see everything on your screen while having both of your hands available.  Intended to be used in both landscape or portrait mode, all you need to do is squeeze the lightweight SmallHands, clip it to your phone and then adjust to your desired angle.  Throw it in your pocket or bag and you'll always have this convenient stand available no matter where you go.  The SmallHands is available in five different colors and works with both iPhone and Android devices.

The SmallHands is only one of many different accessories sold by Felix.  We also sell iPhone cases and accessories such as our universal tablet stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your SmallHands today.


Felix MonkeyDo: The Ultimate Tablet Stand October 07 2015

Yesterday we showcased our highly versatile and flexible MonkeyOh accessory, designed to function as a phone stand while reducing the amount of cord clutter.  Today we'll be looking at another product that's geared towards that other mobile device you are probably carrying around in your bag: your tablet.  What do you do when you want to watch a movie or use your tablet without actually having to hold it?  This is where we think you'll appreciate our MonkeyDo product.

The majority of tablets like the iPad and the various Samsung Galaxy Tabs do not come with a built-in stand.  Usually, the only solution to this is to purchase a bulky case that doubles as a stand but adds unnecessary girth and heft.  The MonkeyDo not only functions as a stand, but it is also designed to be fully adjustable so you can watch a movie at the angle you find most comfortable or to edit a document using a stylus.  Just like the MonkeyOh, the MonkeyDo is designed to be functional yet fun, resembling a monkey with adjustable arms.  The accessory will sit firmly on virtually any surface, and it is intended to work with many different tablets, not just iPads and Galaxy Tabs.  If you have an eight or seven-inch tablet, the MonkeyDo can also hold these smaller devices in landscape.

The MonkeyDo is only one of many different accessories sold by Felix.  We also sell iPad covers and accessories such as our universal cell phone stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your MonkeyDo today.


Reduce Cord Clutter with the Felix MonkeyOh October 07 2015

With any mobile device, you're probably going to have to deal with charging cables, unless you happen to use a wireless charger.  Whether you charge your device at home or carry around a charger in your bag, having multiple devices can quickly lead to the dreaded cord clutter, especially if you're using outlets are near each other.  We have a fun and multifunctional solution we think you'll enjoy.

The Felix MonkeyOh is designed to reduce the dreaded cord clutter and also functions as a stand.  Conceived in a fun shape that resembles an actual monkey sitting down, you can wrap your charging around the back of the MonkeyOh as its “backpack”, reducing excessive cord clutter and also reducing the odds of accidentally pulling the charging cord itself.  The MonkeyOh provides sturdiness so you can watch a video, chat with your friends through Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts, and its rubberized non-skid bottom means it won't topple over.  The arms are flexible to accommodate and “hug” phones of different sizes or those with cases on them.  Best of all, MonkeyOh works with many different phones regardless of whether you use an iPhone or Android device.  The MonkeyOh is available in four different color combinations: white-red, white-white, black-red, and black-black.

The MonkeyOh is only one of many different accessories sold by Felix.  We also sell iPad stands and covers and accessories as well as universal cell phone stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your MonkeyOh today.


Accessories for the iPhone 5 and 5S September 30 2015

Apple's new iPhone 6S and 6s Plus may be the new kids on the block, and the new must have Apple devices, but not everyone is ready to or wants to upgrade to these new models.  If you use your iPhone for basic tasks such as checking your email, staying up to date on your friends and family via Facebook, or listening to music, you may still own an older model like the iPhone 5 or 5S, for example.  Rest assured that we've got accessories designed to protect these devices too.

Our Handhold Wallet Case for the iPhone 5 and 5S is designed to provide protection without all of the extra bulk found in larger cases make it harder to keep in your pocket.  The tight grips on the case can hold essentials like your credit card, cash or an ID, potentially allowing you to walk around with only the items you'll need instead of your entire wallet.  The case is available in red, black, orange, white, blue, and pink, and they come with frames in either black or white.  Enjoy function without sacrificing an ounce of style with these cases made out of high strength thermoplastic.  Each Handhold Wallet Case can hold up to two cards and two bills.

At Felix Brand, we have several different iPhone cases and accessories and we also sell accessories for other Apple products, like the FlipBook Air case for the iPad Air.  Call 617-800-9754 for any questions or visit http://felixbrand.com/ to see our products for other devices.