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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.


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.


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.


Amazon Announces the $50 Fire Tablet September 23 2015

Apple only recently announced its new iPad tablets, but the tablet market is about to be disrupted thanks to the company's rival Amazon.  The Kindle remains a popular option among Amazon shoppers, especially those who subscribe to its Prime service.  With the company's massive collection of books, video, music, and an app store, the Kindle Fire remains a top competitor and with the announcement of the new Fire, Amazon may have a winner on its hands this holiday season.

The Amazon Fire tablet (the Kindle name has been dropped) doesn't come with specs that are all that impressive on paper, but Amazon managed to price it for the unbelievably low price of $50.  With eight gigabytes of storage on board, the amount seems rather paltry, but the Fire tablet can support MicroSD cards with up to 128 gigabytes of storage, dramatically boosting the amount of space available.  The tablet is geared towards customers who will be using their device largely for reading purposes, although it does have full access to Amazon's apps and video library.

The $50 Fire tablet arguably competes directly with Apple's pricier iPad Mini, which starts at a much more expensive $269, but does have better specs.  If you plan on using the Fire tablet lightly to read or would like an inexpensive tablet for your child, the Fire tablet could be an option that's also much lighter on your pocketbook.

The Felix Company, a stylish, customer friendly, affordable brand, brought this update to you.  To learn more about their vast assortment of iPad stands, iPhone covers, iPad covers, iPhone cases, and products for Amazon devices like the Kindle Fire stand, contact them at 617-800-9754.

All about the New iPad Pro September 16 2015

Yesterday we took a closer look at the new iPhone 6S and the reasons why you might want to upgrade to one of these newer, faster models.  Today we'll be shifting the focus over to the all new iPad Pro, Apple's new, much larger tablet designed to compete with Microsoft's popular Surface Pro line of tablets.

The first thing you'll notice about the iPad Pro is its size: 12.9 inches.  Despite the large size and the increased screen real estate, those who have had a chance to handle the device have commented on how remarkably light it is despite appearances, it only weighs 1.57 pounds.  As with the new iPhones, the iPad Pro also features faster internals than its smaller siblings and for the first time, the company is including 4GB of RAM which should provide enough performance for most people who like to multitask efficiently.

Similar to Microsoft's Surface, the iPad Pro has its own “Smart Keyboard” that functions as a cover and easily connects to the iPad, although this cover will not be available until November.  There is also a stylus, called the Apple Pencil which is designed to provide little to no lag when you're drawing or writing on the tablet.  Interestingly, the iPad Pro will be able to detect whether you're using your finger or the Apple Pencil to interact with the device.

The Felix Company, a stylish, customer friendly, affordable brand, brought this update to you.  To learn more about their vast assortment of iPad stands, iPhone covers, iPad covers, iPhone cases, and products for other devices like the Galaxy phone stand, contact them at 617-800-9754.

Apple to Announce New iPhones and iPad September 09 2015

Today is an exciting day for iOS users and tech enthusiasts.  Apple is holding its annual fall event this afternoon at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to announce a slew of new products, including new iPhones as well as a new iPad device and potentially a new Apple TV.  Rumors suggest the new iPhones are expected to build upon the existing iPhone 6 and its larger sibling the iPhone 6 Plus.

In keeping with its previous naming conventions, the new Apple devices are expected to be called the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.  Going by past events, these devices are usually refinements and improvements on the existing Apple products instead of the more substantial changes that come with the change in number (i.e.: iPhone 5 to iPhone 6) where the company makes larger changes to the inside and overall appearance.  The new iPhones are expected to have faster processors and additional memory as well as improvements to the already well-regarded camera.

For iPad users, Apple is expected to announce the iPad Pro, a larger 12-inch tablet with an included stylus aimed at enterprise users.  This iPad will have 32 gigabytes of storage and may be priced similarly to what its lower cost laptops typically go for.

At the Felix Company, we currently sell a range of accessories for Apple's existing iOS devices, including iPad covers and stands for the iPad and iPad Mini and various iPhone cases. You can rest assured that we'll be following the event and will provide accessories for Apple's new range of devices once they've been announced and released.

The Felix Company, a stylish, customer friendly, affordable brand, brought this update to you.  To learn more about their vast assortment of iPad stands, iPhone covers, iPad covers, iPhone cases, and their generous shipping policy, contact them at 617-800-9754 or message them here.

All About the Camera Phone September 02 2015

Up until 2000, cameras were separate devices from a cell phone.  While there were digital cameras, the first one was sold in Japan in December 1989; the camera phone was not introduced until 2000, called the J-Phone model.  Interestingly this momentous event also happened in Japan.  A camera phone is a mobile phone that is also able to take photos and videos (although not all devices are able to record video).

In the beginning, most camera phones were more simplistic then digital cameras.  Previously, camera phones contained fixed-focus lenses and smaller sensors, which limited their ability to perform well in poor lighting.  Moreover, since the equipment did not contain physical shutters, some of them experienced shutter lag, and the flash, while available, usually underperformed.  However, since then, camera phones have significantly upgraded their features in even the most basic of gadgets.  Additionally, they lack most of the technological disadvantages their predecessor previously experienced and in addition to cost and convenience, having a camera phone allows individuals to possess the best of both worlds.  Users are able to conserve space as well as enjoy certain bonuses like geotagging, Bluetooth capabilities, and image stitching.  Also, a few of the higher end phones can use the touch screen to direct the camera to focus on a specific object.

The Felix Company, a stylish, customer friendly, affordable brand, brought this update to you.  To learn more about their vast assortment of iPad stands, iPhone covers, iPad covers, iPhone cases, and their generous shipping policy, contact them at 617-800-9754 or message them here.

Why Insurance for Mobile Devices is a Smart Idea September 01 2015

Cell phones are prone to damage, with users constantly dropping the device on the concrete or worse, water.  After everything consumers put their phone through, cell phone insurance seems like a given, but there are still some individuals that feel insurance for a phone is unnecessary.  However, there are actually a few good reasons why buying protection for a cellular phone is a great investment.  Not only is the price for the insurance way less than the price to actually replace the phone, but most companies offer a low deductible that is affordable and convenient.  Below are a few insurance companies that would be great options for consumers.

SquareTrade – This company has multiple protection plans for smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, TVs and other various electronic devices.  Stating at $7.99 a month for iPhones and $6.99 a month for other smartphones, the plans protect the device against drops, spills, mechanical failures, display failures, broken ports, and other glitches.

Protect Your Bubble – Plans start at $7.99, Protect Your Bubble, covers cell phones from accidental damage caused by daily use, for instance mechanical issues and fluid mishaps.

Asurion – One of the more well known brands, the insurance company concentrates on replacement, and offers overnight replacement after a claim has been filed.  Available via multiple mobile providers, in addition to major wireless carriers (like T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T), the plan protects mobile devices from the mechanical, liquid, and physical damage that can plague many smartphone carriers.  In addition, consumers can include accessories with their coverage, including earbuds and car chargers.

The Felix Company, a stylish, customer friendly, affordable brand, brought this update to you.  To learn more about Felix’s vast assortment of iPad stands, iPhone covers, iPad covers, iPhone cases, and their generous shipping policy, contact them at 617-800-9754 or message them here.

Great Applications for a Tablet August 28 2015

With tablets fastly becoming a popular item amongst individuals from all lifestyles, the influx of applications available has reached staggering amounts.  The Google Play store, the place where Android users go to download apps, has recently exploded with applications, beginning to rival fierce competitor Apple.  With the huge selection that is now available to users, there can be a little bit of a disconnect regarding which applications to download.  Below is a list of a few great applications for an Android tablet.

Spotify – Touted as one of the best media applications available for Android, Spotify is a free playlist/radio online station.  The software is free and for the elite there is a subscription service available.  Offering access to various music stations and allowing users to create their own customized playlists, the free option has many perks.  The premium version however, allows for the ads that plague the free version to be cancelled and the audio quality is better.  Additionally, users who pay for a subscription have the ability to listen to their music offline.

Strava – A free software that is great for running and cycling enthusiasts.  Smartphone compatible this application allows the users to track their performance, set goals, and see daily progress updates.  Moreover, individuals have the ability to create exercise routes and upload their own customized routes.

Evernote – Wonderful software for professionals and anyone who needs to organize their life.  Available as a download on a PC, this application allows users to create to-do lists, record voice reminders, and take photos, all from the convenience of the program.

Pocket – Another free program, this application is capable of saving articles, news stories, blog posts, videos, and more, keeping them available for offline usage.

This update was brought to you by the Felix Company, a stylish, customer friendly, affordable brand.  To learn more about Felix’s vast assortment of iPad Stands, iPhone Covers, iPhone Cases, iPad Covers, and their generous shipping policy, contact 617-800-9754 or message us here.

Flashback Friday: A Look At Cell Phones From the Past August 21 2015

Nowadays, there are really only two contenders for best phone, that’s Apple, and Android based phones, but back in the day, there was a lot more competition.  Between the RAZR, Sidekick and BlackBerry Curve, consumers had a wide variety of options to choose from.  Below are a few old school cell phones that the staff at Felix kind of miss.

T-Mobile Sidekick - A wonderful combination of cool and useful, this phone was a must have for all people that wanted a QWERY keyboard.  Additionally, the rotation of the screen and trackball were awesome features that every teen and young adult went crazy for.

Motorola RAZR – This skinny, compact flip phone was considered the must have item when it was released.  The thin design of the phone and colored screen had every consumer rushing to buy one, and the unique colors the cases came in were incredibly trendy back then.

LG enV – Buyers who had this phone were the envy of everyone around them.  A smart phone that also received email, the LG enV was incredible for all of the young professionals just starting out.  Moreover, it also came in cool trendy colors that made the user feel “different and unique.”

Blackberry Curve – This classic used to give Apple a run for its money.  With a QWERTY keyboard, access to all email agents and instant messaging applications, this phone was one of the most popular devices to come out of the 2000s.

What cell phone from the 2000s was your most favorite?  The Felix Company, a stylish, customer friendly, affordable brand, brought this update to you.  To learn more about Felix’s vast assortment of iPad Stands, iPhone Covers, iPhone Cases, iPad Covers, and their generous shipping policy, contact 617-800-9754 or message us here.