I’ve had a cell phone/smartphone for… well who knows how long now but one thing remains true: a good companion to a good phone is a good accessory. Whether that’s a case, a Bluetooth headset, or maybe a car mount, accessories are an integral part of the mobile phone experience and I think I may have just found my new favourite accessory. Meet the Caseco Core 360° the “World’s Smallest Universal Magnetic Mount.”
The mount really is quite ingenious in its simplicity and its compact form factor. The kit consists of a small magnetic mount that attaches to your car and a small silver ring (about the size of a quarter) that attaches to your phone or case. Both the mount and the ring feature adhesive from 3M so you shouldn’t have to worry about residual residue if/when your remove either piece. You also get a second ring for a secondary device and a second adhesive pad for the mount just in case you need to reapply it down the road.
Set up is incredibly simple. Attach the mount to your car wherever you deem best, attach the ring to your phone or case (it’s probably best to place it in the center of the device to balance it) and your done! Now when you enter your car, simply line up the silver ring to the mount and let the magnet grab onto your phone! When you’re ready to hop out of your car, easily grab your phone and go. Easy peasy!
The magnet is strong enough to keep your phone in place while driving but not so strong that it’ll damage your device in any way. The mount also features a 360° hinge so you can rotate and twist your device whichever way you need. I did find the hinge to be a tad on the stiff side and would accidentally pull my phone off while trying to rotate and twist but I suppose its better that it be a little stiff than too loose.
In all honesty, this is thee best mobile accessory I have ever used and by far the best car mount I’ve had (and I’ve gone through my fair share of them). I love the compact size and its simple yet brilliant design but, like all things, there are a couple of draw backs.
If you so choose to apply the silver ring directly to the phone then using a case becomes a little bit challenging. While many cases would likely still fit with the ring attached, you would have to remove your case each time you hopped into your car and throw it back on when you’re getting out. Not a huge nuisance but an extra step nonetheless. Now if you place the ring directly onto the case then, well, you’re kind of stuck with that case. You do get two rings in the box but if you swap cases often, you may run into some problems. You can purchase additional adhesive pads from Caseco for $6.99 (that get’s you two more ring adhesives and two mount adhesives) but then that’s just more money you’re having to invest. Speaking of money, the $44.99 price tag for the Core 360° is a tad on the high side for a car mount but after using it and loving it, it’s a price I’d be willing to pay.
***Core360 is now $39.99 Adhesive set is $5.99
A thorough video of how to install the Core 360 Car Mount onto your dashboard.
Caseco Shock Express Metallic Series for the Samsung Galaxy S7 are Toronto-based mobile accessory firm Caseco’s latest offering. Featuring a stylish metallic finish and shock-proof drop-proof dual layered construction for added durability, this case is nearly unbreakable.
(Toronto ON, February 22nd, 2015)—Caseco announced Shock Express Metallic Series cases, accessories, chargers, and more for the impressive Samsung Galaxy S7 immediately following the announcement of both devices at SAMSUNG Galaxy Unpacked 2016. Caseco’s new Shock Express Metallic Series along with the accessories and chargers offer a full range of protective and stylish options for each individual’s personal style while ensuring Samsung Galaxy S7 device compatibility.
Caseco introduces the new Shock Express Metallic Series for the Galaxy S7. This case is designed with serious protection in mind with a savvy dual-layer construction for added durability. The Shock Express Series Galaxy S7 case is actually in step with military-grade levels of protection making it not only drop-proof but also shock-proof. “It meets MIL-STD 810G, which means it can withstand the kind of shocks that someone in the armed services might put the case through during typical use,” says Caseco CEO, Jay Rahman. “The outer shell is nearly unbreakable; it doesn’t get much more reassuring than that.”
Much like Caseco’s previous Shock Express cases, the new Galaxy S7 Shock Express Metallic Series contains essential shock absorption, protecting your phone from the most jarring of bumps with the soft inner rubber layer. The Galaxy S7 Shock Express Metallic Series cases also come with a built in sound enhancer which points your phone’s sound directly towards you, so you never need to cup your hand around the speaker again. The ergonomic design of this case not only offers the ease of accessible buttons, but also features perfectly molded studded grips on both sides of the case, ensuring you have a firm hold on your phone at all times.
The Shock Express Metallic Series for Samsung Galaxy S7 comes in four colors and will be on Caseco.ca and in select retailers starting March 14, 2016.
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More than a brand, designed for life.
Founded by a team of successful mobile phone accessory industry veterans, Caseco is a leading Canadian manufacturer of innovative products designed to enhance popular mobile phones, tablets, and wireless devices. Caseco products are designed and engineered to meet the real-world needs of today’s demanding mobile users, delivering superior performance, trend-setting styling, higher manufactured quality — and far greater value.
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Caseco Blu-Toque Bluetooth Beanie provides warmth and music on cold winter nights.
I love music. I try to take some with me everywhere I go, and it’s actually kind of rare that you don’t see me with headphones on in some form. This is the one time of year this lifestyle sort of falls short – the winter. In my part of the world, when it gets cold – it gets really cold. So, it’s hard to go out and about without covering my ears and head. Fortunately, Caseco designs a form of Bluetooth headphones that are safely concealed inside a sock hat-beanie. Honestly, when I got the chance to review it I thought, “Review a beanie…what?” Then I found it was no ordinary beanie.
Caseco makes products that are ‘designed for life’ and made to ‘fit your lifestyle and meet the demands of your busy workday.’ And as such, they have an entire line of Bluetooth Beanies available to keep you enjoying your music, while also keeping your head and ears warm. Caseco has a unique way of delivering music to you with their built-in earphones, Bluetooth technology, and even a microphone so you can accept phone calls without removing the hat. The electronics are completely removable so that you can clean the fabric of the hat without damaging the unique nature of the Bluetooth Beanie.
Caseco actually has more than 60 styles of Bluetooth Beanies. I tested the Relaxed Chunky Cuff Blu-Toque beanie in gray. The style is very sleek and smooth, and looks like a standard beanie. The Blu-Toque beanie is universal and works with any Bluetooth device – not just your phone. The knit is made from a synthetic wool and certainly keeps you warm. The beanie charges in about 2 hours and gives you approximately 6 hours of music time.
The Blu-Toque beanie has really been a great addition to my winter weather gear this season. It connected to my phone easily and provided a excellent sound. The one thing I don’t like about this Bluetooth beanie is the cable that connects the two speakers together inside the hat. The cable is supposed to be hidden under the fold of the beanie and you can easily keep it hidden by keeping the cable under the flap, but this limits how stretchable the beanie is on your mind cap. So I’ve found, and maybe this is how it’s suppose to be, that if you pull the cable out and let it hang freely, not hidden, then you can stretch the fabric and adjust the beanie as you need. The downside there is that now the cable is visible. To me, it’s not a deal breaker though.
The Blu-Toque Bluetooth Beanie is a very nice option for listening to music on the go in the cold. It’s got a premium sound and does a great job keeping your head and ears warm.
Mountie X Steelie X Kenu Airframe+
The Mountie is the world’s smallest car vent mount; measuring at 2 centimeters in height and 3.5 centimeters in length. The Mountie itself is made from high-grade plastic with a rubberized coating, while a 3M adhesive holds a metal ring onto the back of the user’s device, and a powerful permanent magnet on the Mountie is used to attach to or detach the user’s device. The metal ring adds almost no bulk, so your phone still slips in and out of your pocket with ease. The simple mechanism in the Mountie allows for a full 360 rotation in both vertical or horizontal views.
Caseco’s CEO, Jay Rahman states: “We believe design is everything. Unfortunately, when it comes to car vent mounts we found that a lot of the vent mounts today are too big and take up a lot of space in an already compact are. We knew that we could design something better. So we did and made the smallest car vent mount that delivers the same functionality for our loyal fans.” The Mountie will hold any device up to 1.3 lbs, and is popular among drivers and people who want to keep their Smartphone nearby as well as those who have limited dashboard space — an advantage for users who use their GPS while driving.
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A company called Caseco has launched a new Bluetooth-enabled beanie that can be used for music and phone calls.
The beanie is called the Waterproof Blu-Toque, and, as the name suggests, the audio module in the beanie is waterproof, so if it rains, there’s no need to worry.
The beanie is the successor of the original Blu-Toque, which had many of the same features as the new one, but wasn’t waterproof. It is available in different unisex styles, including a snug fit, loose and slouchy fit, with or without pompoms and visors and even a reflective style that glows in the dark.
Waterproof Blu-Toque “comes with built-in earphones that protect you from the cold while allowing you to enjoy your music or take a call on your phone,” said Caseco CEO Jay Rahman. “And now with our Waterproof Blu-Toque, not even a rainy day will interrupt the users’ experience.”
One of the big advantages to the beanie is that it is completely wire-free, and works with all iOS and Android-based phones. The speakers themselves are made from a durable plastic, and have built-in tactile rubber buttons. Not only that, but the speaker can be removed simply by unzipping a pouch built into the beanie.
The Blu-Toque also has a status light, meaning that users can know what’s happening when they’re not wearing it. Red means that the device is charging, blue flashes means that its on, and red and blue alternating pulses means that it’s pairing with the phone.
There’s an app for just about everything these days – including Christmas.
There’s a popular app that turns your family and friends into goofy looking elves complete with a hilarious video of them dancing that you can share with the world. There’s even an app that allows your children to track Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve. We have rounded up some of the best Christmas apps to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Google Santa Tracker (Free)
Google’s Santa Tracker is much more than your average tracker, you can use the app everyday during the weeks leading up to christmas as a hub for festive activities. Called Santa’s Village, you can test the weather conditions with Rudolph, help the elves prep and learn about holiday traditions like kallikantzari–little creatures that eat Christmas cookies.
NORAD Tracks Santa (Free)
Use this app to follow and track Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve. The app teaches you about the NORAD program and its mission, you can also play the Thin Ice game where you help Santa’s elves deliver presents.
The Elf Adventure: A Christmas Story for Kids ($0.99)
This popular app is an advent calendar, Christmas countdown clock and a storybook-game in which you help the elves save Christmas. There are 24 episodes and a new game to play everyday.
Elf Yourself (Free)
By now this app has become a Christmas classic, with new features and dances added every year. You upload up to five photos of yourself, family and friends then select a dance theme and it generates a video featuring your photos superimposed onto holiday dancing elves.
Talking Santa (Free)
This app is pretty straightforward; speak into your device’s microphone and Santa repeats your words, includes other characters like the talking tom and friends and you can even create 3D video greetings and Christmas cards.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas ($3.99)
This interactive book app gives you three options: Read it Myself, Read to Me, or Auto Play. All options come with highlighted narration and include sounds and images from the animated classic.
Skip to 3:10 to see the Blu-Toque on Global News!
The downside to the growing obsession with gadgets is that the holiday season is getting a lot more expensive. So how can you still buy the tech gifts you know your friend or loved one wants, without breaking your budget? Introducing Caseco’s Blu-Toque, the hottest newest tech gadget that doesn’t require you taking out a loan.
Caseco Blu-toques were recently featured on Global News: Tech Talk as one of the coolest gadgets to have this holiday season. Wireless freedom at its greatest, we’ve combined the must have beanies/toques of the season with Bluetooth technology allowing you the freedom to stay connected while out in the cold without the wires. Whether you are taking the dog for a walk, enjoying a run or even shoveling the snow, enjoy the comfort of listening to music hands-free, no more scrambling for your phone or taking off your gloves just to answer a call, the possibilities are endless.
For under $50, you can now give the gadget guru in your life something they will thoroughly enjoy. Gadget gurus come in all different forms; he learns how to optimize tablets on his lunch break, she fixes your smartphone but can tell you why hers is better, they can recite the specs of your headphones, laptop and ipad to you on cue. And now, you know just what to get them.
**featured in the video is The Boho Slouchy Blu-toque in white and The Everyday Relaxed Blu-toque in black**