• Introducing the RNGR - Ring Holder and Stand for Phones and Tablets

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    Ringsta ring phone stand holder metal adhesive iphone samsung galaxy ipad tablet

    We have been looking around the interwebs for months, searching for the right phone holder. I just could not put a pop-socket on my phone; it felt way too silly. We finally found it and promptly ordered 5000 of them. Small, lightweight, strong steel construction, and flexible; We're calling it the "RNGR" - pronounced "Ringer".

    It has all the features you are looking for and more style than should expect from a simple accessory for your phone. These are great looking ring holders. At first I thought it might be dumb but I was 100% wrong. (yes honey, you were 100% right). They look way better than I expected. Stylish, elegant even, the RNGR is beautiful.

    Introducing the RNGR

    • Phone holder & stand combo
    • Strong 3M adhesive
    • 360 degree rotation
    • Works on magnetic car mounts
    • Durable steel construction

      Ringsta ring phone stand holder metal adhesive iphone samsung galaxy ipad tablet

        Super Durable Design

        Ringsta ring phone stand holder metal adhesive iphone samsung galaxy ipad tablet

        The RNGR is small and lightweight, but the steel construction is satisfyingly heavy to hold to and use. It has the construction and feel, of real quality compared to cheap and thin plastic ring holders.

        Flexible & Comfortable

        Ringsta ring phone stand holder metal adhesive iphone samsung galaxy ipad tablet

        The RNGR is the highest quality and most flexible phone ring holder and stand you can buy. With 360 degree rotation for a comfortable fit in your hand at any angle. And, 180 degree of angle for the stand function offering the perfect viewing angle for whatever you are watching.

        Works with Magnetic Car & Wall Mounts

        Ringsta ring phone stand holder metal adhesive magnetic mounts iphone samsung galaxy ipad tablet

        The RNGR is made of solid steel and works with all types of magnetic car and wall mounts. 

        Strong 3M Adhesive

        Ringsta ring phone stand holder metal strong 3M adhesive iphone samsung galaxy ipad tablet

        The RNGR doesn't use a cheap sticker. This is strong 3M adhesive. Easy to re-position if necessary, but once in place, the 3M adhesive holds strong.  

        Comfortable, Flexible & Stylish

        Ringsta ring phone stand holder metal adhesive iphone samsung galaxy ipad tablet

        The RNGR is comfortable, flexible and stylish. Fits on your finger like a glove. Well balanced, makes holding on to your phone in any orientation, a breeze. Unlike other ring holders, the RNGR is also a phone stand with 180 degrees of tilt, you can watch movies or videos at the perfect angle. 

         

         

        Customer Questions and Answers

        Sure it fit's on a phone, what about a tablet?

        The RNGR is strong and versatile enough for any phone and even larger heavy tablets. 

        Ringsta ring phone stand holder metal adhesive iphone samsung galaxy ipad tablet

        This guy on Amazon even used it for large sliding glass windows. 

        Can I still use Qi wireless charging?

        Depending on the placement of your RNGR on the back of your phone or case, you may still be able to use Qi wireless charging. We can’t guarantee it of course. You should buy one and test it with your specific charger.

        Can the RNGR be used with magnetic car and wall mounts?

        Yes, the RNGR is constructed from steel. It will work great with magnetic car or wall mounts.

         

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      • Awesome Redditor Builds 10 Beautiful Wallpapers for Hiding Ugly iPhone X Notch

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        Seamless & Notchless — A Collection of iPhone X Wallpapers for Seamless Notch Hiding

        Seamless & Notchless — A Collection of iPhone X Wallpapers for Seamless Notch Hiding

        The iPhone X, or 10 if you prefer, is a gorgeous piece of engineering. Slim, lightweight, powerful and beautiful. But the notch, oh god the notch. I know why it’s there. I know what it’s for. I even love Face-ID after a few months of getting used to it. But the notch is not attractive, and the stock wallpapers that come with your X don’t do anything to hide the ugliness.

        Along comes MisterUltimate on Reddit with exactly the wallpaper I didn’t know I wanted. There have been other gradient fill wallpapers, but MisterUltimate nailed it with a collection of subtle and beautiful gradients that perfectly hide the notch on your lock-screen and otherwise.

        Take a look and download them all here: A Collection of iPhone X Wallpapers for Seamless Notch Hiding

        You might also like: Problems with Your Battery Charging Case? iOS 11 is Sketchy - We Have the Fix

        

        About the Author:

        TechSMRT was founded by Cameron Christian and Jaimeleigh Christian. We have a passion for technology and a deep desire to deliver the best in iPhone products for our customers. We want you to love your case, charger or screen protector and be proud to show it off. Everything you carry is an expression of your style and we want you to look great. There are thousands of products we could offer, but we would rather bring you a smaller selection of great products that we know and use ourselves.

        You can buy iPhone cases and accessories literally anywhere. So why buy from TechSMRT? We search the accessory universe and hand-pick the best products and the best prices. 100% of TechSMRT products are inventoried and shipped from our warehouse in Hidden Springs, Idaho. NO 3rd party fulfillment or drop-shipping from China. Every order is processed in 1-2 business days and tracking is emailed immediately when your items ship. Order accuracy is more important to us than saving a few hours. Follow us on Instagram or email us at info@techsmrt.com.

         

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      • Buy One, Get One FREE - 72 Hour FLASH SALE at TechSMRT

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        We're celebrating the beginning of Summer with a Flash Sale at TechSMRT. 

        Sale Ended Monday 6/25/2018

        For 72 Hours - Buy One Get One FREE on our most popular iPhone battery cases, headphones, Bluetooth speakers and accessories. Buy one for yourself and and give one away as a gift. How many July birthdays are there? 

        Or, more seriously, you need two of these. Just think: wireless charging on the nightstand, AND in the car. Or two Powerbanks for the weekend camping trip. Summer BOGO is the Sale you've been waiting for.

        TechSMRT 72-hour flash sale, buy one get one free

        iPhone Battery Cases | Bluetooth Speakers | Wireless Headphones | Powerful Powerbanks | Glass Screen Protectors | Lightning Cables | Wireless Chargers 

        iPhone Flex Plus (Buy One, Get One)

         

        Ultra-Slim Battery Case (Buy One, Get One)

        The slimmest and lightest iPhone battery case available

        The slimmest and lightest iPhone battery case available. 

        Magnetic Battery Case (Buy One, Get One)

        iPhone Battery Case, Powerful battery, and a magnetic kickstand

        Powerful battery, and a magnetic kickstand. For iPhone 6, 7, 8 (sorry, no Plus models available). We did a thorough blog post about all the features of this great case. Read More>> 

        Powerbanks for iPhone & Android  (Buy One, Get One)

        Charge your iPhone, Android phone or even a Bluetooth speaker for days

        Charge your iPhone, Android phone or even a Bluetooth speaker for days. Built-in charging cables for iPhone (Lightning) and Android (Micro-USB)

        Bluetooth Speaker (Buy One, Get One)

        Bluetooth speaker, Big sound on the go. Big bass and a powerful battery.

        Big sound on the go. Big bass and a powerful battery. Bluetooth and AUX port. 

        Bluetooth Earbuds (Buy One, Get One)

        Great sound and 5-hours of mobile music.

        Great sound and 5-hours of mobile music. 

        Wireless Chargers (Buy One, Get One)

        For home or car. Charge any Qi device including iPhone 8, 8P and X - and most newer Samsung Galaxy phones

        For home or car. Charge any Qi device including iPhone 8, 8P and X - and most newer Samsung Galaxy phones. Lie flat or kickstand design. 

        Glass Screen Protector (Buy One, Get One)

        Real tempered glass - powerful protection for your iPhone 6, 7, 8 or Plus. Available in Black or White. 

        Lightning Cables (Buy One, Get One)

        3 ft. in White or Paracord. Buy a 3-pack and get 6 high-quality lightning cables. It's time to stock up anyway.  

        Buy One, Get One - Offer Details

        Products available to buy one - get one, will be clearly marked in the product title. The number of items you can purchase and receive is limited only by available inventory. (When we are out of products, that's it, but don't worry, we have a few hundred of everything). 72-hours is approximate and runs from Friday 6/22/2018 through Monday 6/25/2018 at midnight Pacific time. Battery cases for the iPhone Xand Megabanks are NOT eligible for buy one, get offer. 

        About the Author:

        TechSMRT was founded by Cameron Christian and Jaimeleigh Christian. We have a passion for technology and a deep desire to deliver the best in iPhone products for our customers. We want you to love your case, charger or screen protector and be proud to show it off. Everything you carry is an expression of your style and we want you to look great. There are thousands of products we could offer, but we would rather bring you a smaller selection of great products that we know and use ourselves.

        You can buy iPhone cases and accessories literally anywhere. So why buy from TechSMRT? We search the accessory universe and hand-pick the best products and the best prices. 100% of TechSMRT products are inventoried and shipped from our warehouse in Hidden Springs, Idaho. NO 3rd party fulfillment or drop-shipping from China. Every order is processed in 1-2 business days and tracking is emailed immediately when your items ship. Order accuracy is more important to us than saving a few hours. Follow us on Instagram or email us at info@techsmrt.com.

        Photo by Leio McLaren on Unsplash

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      • This is the BEST Battery Case for Your iPhone 6,7 or 8

        2 comments / Posted by Cameron Christian

        For a limited time, we are offering SMRT Bluetooth Ear Buds for FREE with the purchase of every SMRT Magnetic Case.

        There has been a lot written about iPhone Battery Charging cases. Some require a separate cable, some are too heavy, some just won’t charge. Some have a battery that’s just way too small. And it can be tough to find one that performs, AND looks great. Even Apple’s attempt at a battery case, is an expensive design embarrassment.

        Battery cases aren’t for everyone. Yes, they weigh a little more and make your sleek phone a bit thicker, but in my case, they are worth every penny and every ounce. I travel most every week and I refuse to be the guy in the airport tethered to a power outlet, which usually means sitting next to a column on a dirty airport floor. Even on the plane, aisle seats are better (of course) but plugging your phone in on the aisle, means extending a charging cable across the meager amount of space your window seat-mate needs to excuse himself. I would much rather get through a full day of heavy use and simply charge my phone and battery case overnight.

        Let me say that one more time: Even under HEAVY use, I consume a full iPhone battery. When my phone reaches ~10%, I recharge my battery completely, and use another full iPhone battery, and when it reaches 10% again, I charge it with the case for about 30% of an iPhone battery. This easily gets me through pretty much any hard travel day – and I never search for a power outlet until I am safely ensconced in my hotel room. In a small way, this is real freedom.

        Let us introduce the SMRT Magnetic iPhone Battery Charging Case

         

        A battery case for your iPhone 6, 7 or 8 with an amazing set of features

        Beautifully crafted and over-engineered to deliver to quality you expect from TechSMRT – A battery case for your iPhone 6, 7 or 8 with an amazing set of features:

        • Powerful 3000 mAh Battery. Charges your battery 1 ½ times.
        • Built-in lightning port!, no extra USB cord needed.
        • Charges the case and your phone simultaneously.
        • Easy access to ports, and buttons.
        • Easy to use magnetic closure. Protects your iPhone securely.
        • Magnetic top is a built-in kickstand, great for viewing movies and videos.

        Watching Movies & Videos

        This case is designed perfectly for watching movies and videos. Simply pop off the top and it magnetically connects to the back of the case. No extra legs or dongles required. This is the most brilliant design I have seen for quickly and easily watching YouTube or Netflix handsfree. It just works.

        This case is designed perfectly for watching movies and videos.

        Powerful Battery & Fast Charging

        The SMRT Magnetic battery case provides a powerful battery capacity of 3000 mAh battery to recharge your iPhone 6, 7 or 8 by approximately 130% - more than one full charge.

        Extra battery life - the cell phone battery case with a powerful 3000 mAh rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, can be fully charged in 3 hours.

        iPhone Battery Capacity Chart - iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8

        Chart of iPhone 6, 7 and 8 battery capacity measured in mAh.

        All this extra power adds up to 60 hours audio, 17 hours 3G talktime, 13 hours video, 12 hours internet or 3 hours 3D gaming. Whatever you love doing, do it for longer.

        Lightweight-ish, comfortable design

        The powerful battery is slim and light. Fits easily in your hand or pocket.

        iPhones straight from the box are notoriously slippery. The design of our new the SMRT Magnetic case adds a bit of helpful size and weight. Thin and light sounds great, but IRL, it’s actually easier (and safer) to hold on to a phone with a little bit more heft.

        iPhone battery charging case

        Shock Absorbing Frame

        The shock-absorbing frame protects your iPhone from impacts even at the corners where your screen is most vulnerable. And, there’s a slight lip around the front to protect your screen when placed facedown on a table. (Of course you should always add a real glass screen protector to your iPhone).  

        iPhone Battery Case - Sock Absorbing Frame

        Know where you stand

        The blue led bar clearly shows the remaining power; 25% for each of 4 light sections. One touch power button on the back to activate your battery case with a built-in smart sensor to prevent overcharging and overheating.

        iPhone Battery Case displays remaining power

        PS, the blue LED lightbar is mellow; unlike other battery cases that put your bedroom into dance-club mode, our indicator lights won’t keep you up at night.

        OK, What’s the Downside?

        This case, like most all battery cases, does not work with lightning headphones. Because, Apple.

        One Lightning cable will charge your case and your phone at the same time, but sync and lightning headphone functions don’t work through the case. That’s why we are offering FREE Bluetooth SMRT Ear Buds with the purchase of every SMRT Magnetic Case.

        SMRT Bluetooth Ear Buds Free with the purchase of a magnetic iPhone battery charging case

        Simply add the SMRT Magnetic to your Cart and we will immediately give you an option to add a pair of SMRT Bluetooth Ear Buds (Normally $49.99, but on sale for $29.99) for FREE. That’s it; literally $0 for a great pair of wireless earbuds!!

         

        FAST & FREE Shipping 

        And because this order is over $50, shipping is FAST & FREE. We are not Amazon, but we still manage to get orders out in 2-3 business days. Standard USPS shipping is Free and Priority USPS is available for only $10.00.

        Fast & Free Shipping on orders over$50

        Final Notes

        This case is designed to fit your iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8. This case is not waterproof. Battery heating, draining quickly or poor overall battery life can (and probably will) happen with aging and typical charging/discharging cycles on most cellphones including iPhone 6 and 6s. A battery case will charge your iPhone but will not improve the iPhone's own battery life. You probably know your iPhone 6 battery could use a replacement… Apple discusses the kerfuffle here: A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance.

        Magnetic Case not for you?

        That’s cool. We have a Full collection of iPhone Battery Charging Cases. Some are super thin, some are on clearance, and some are designed specifically for the iPhone X or the Plus versions of the iPhone 6, 7 or 8. Take a look.

        You Might Also Like: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Keeping Your Phone Battery In Shape

        About the Author:

        TechSMRT was founded by Cameron Christian and Jaimeleigh Christian. We have a passion for technology and a deep desire to deliver the best in iPhone products for our customers. We want you to love your case or charger or screen protector and be proud to show it off. Everything you carry is an expression of your style and we want you to look great. There are thousands of products we could offer, but we would rather bring you a smaller selection of great products that we know and use ourselves.

        You can buy iPhone cases and accessories literally anywhere. So why buy from TechSMRT? We search the accessory universe and hand-pick the best products and the best prices. 100% of TechSMRT products are inventoried and shipped from our warehouse in Hidden Springs, Idaho. NO 3rd party fulfilment or drop-shipping from China. Every order is processed in 1-2 business days and tracking is emailed immediately when your items ship. Order accuracy is more important to us than saving a few hours. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@techsmrt.com

        Photo courtesy Ethan Hoover on Unsplash

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      • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Keeping Your Phone Battery In Shape (Updated)

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        Your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy battery

        Love them or hate them, (well, you probably hate them) batteries power everything we hold close to our hearts, or at least in your front pocket. Maybe you have a brand new iPhone X or Galaxy S9 with a perfectly charged battery or a long-in-the-tooth iPhone 6, whose battery is so shot you need a replacement from Apple (at least it’s discounted). All batteries lose their juice holding power eventually, but here are a few steps you can take to keep them in operating as long as possible.

        Update: iOS 11.3 Battery Health & Performance Throttling 

        To keep your phone battery working at top speed, you’re going to have some homework: And you’re going to have to unlearn some of what you thought you knew about battery maintenance. A lot has changed in just the last few years, and the old rules just don’t work anymore. The newest batteries are all lithium-ion: Rechargeable lithium-ion technology provides the best performance for your device. Compared with older battery types, lithium-ion batteries weigh less, last longer, and charge more efficiently.

        Newish batteries can mostly take care of themselves (our bad habits notwithstanding) as you pay close attention to a few key factors. Here’s how to determine the health of your battery, and how to keep it spewing electrons until it’s time for a new phone.

        Samsung Galaxy Battery

        Watch for Battery Bloat

        If a battery is swollen, even a little bit – consider it an imminent fire hazard. You have probably seen the videos of exploding e-cigarettes, think of that but 100 times more powerful. Don’t even mess around with swollen batteries. Replace it immediately.

        Bloated battery - throw away immediately.

        Batteries Hate Temperature Extremes

        It’s the goldilocks syndrome. Batteries can’t get too hot, or too cold: a battery at the extreme ends of the weather spectrum is an inefficient one. You should try to keep your battery’s temperature between 5 to 45 °C (41 to 113 °F). Heat causes a battery to speed up its chemical reactions, which translates to a battery that drains faster than it should.

        A cold battery is equally inhibited by the frigid weather, and has a lower capacity compared to a room temperature battery. One more thing: avoid charging your battery in below freezing temperatures, as you could permanently damage its capacity.

        Unplugging and Discharging

        Every battery has a lifespan, measured in the number of cycles. A cycle is complete every time the battery is fully recharged, whether all at once or over the course of a few days. A battery charged from 80% to 100% every day will take five days to complete one full charging cycle. Going from completely dead to fully charged is another charging cycle.

        In general, you shouldn’t allow your battery to fall to dangerously low levels, and should start charging your devices when they fall below 20% to avoid placing stress on a battery by charging it from such a low level (charging from extremely low levels ages the battery and reduces cycle count). If you want, you can unplug your device after it’s fully charged, though most devices automatically cease charging when their battery is full, negating the worry of degrading the battery.

        Charging a battery also means you’re expending a charge cycle, so the fewer times you charge it, and the less you charge all at once, the longer it will last. That means battery saving measures like Power Save mode on your devices should be considered when you’re looking to maximize your time up and running.

        Update to the Latest Software

        Saving power is one of the important functions of your operating system. Whether you are on iOS or Android – take the time to stay current, your battery will thank you.

        iOS 11

        Putting your Phone Away for a While? Store it half-charged.

        If you want to store your device long term, two key factors will affect the overall health of your battery: the environmental temperature and the percentage of charge on the battery when it’s powered down for storage. Do not fully charge or fully discharge your device’s battery — charge it to around 50%. If you store a device when its battery is fully discharged, the battery could fall into a deep discharge state, which renders it incapable of holding a charge. Conversely, if you store it fully charged for an extended period of time, the battery may lose some capacity, leading to shorter battery life. Power down the device to avoid additional battery use. Place your device in a cool, moisture-free environment that’s less than 90° F (32° C). If you plan to store your device for longer than six months, charge it to 50% every six months.

        Manage Background App Refresh

        The latest Apple iOS release comes with Background App Refresh enabled. This feature lets all your applications run continuously in the background while you multitask and refreshes content when running on Wi-Fi or a cellular network. It's handy if you are addicted to every conceivable notification, but IMHO, not worth the battery life it consumes.

        To disable this feature, visit Settings > General > Background App Refresh. You can pick whether you want to turn off the function in general or via an app by app basis. I turn it OFF completely.  

        Turn OFF Parallax

        Some people like how Apple's parallax feature makes it seem like the wallpaper can move behind the apps; Sure, it’s pretty, but after a few minutes it’s really just a novelty. Either way, it's one of the biggest offenders of battery life for iOS 8 and higher. To turn it off, visit Settings > General > Accessibility and switch Reduce Motion to "on."

        You might also like: 6 Ways to Boost the Resale Value of Your Phone

        Monitoring Your Smartphone Battery

        Android: It’s easy to see what’s draining your battery in Android. You can take a look inside Android’s battery settings to see which service or app is using all of your juice, and adjust your habits accordingly.

        On Apple iOS: thanks to Apple’s terrible decision to throttle older iPhones, the battery management service will be updated in the upcoming iOS 11.3 software update. You’ll be able to see the health of your battery as a percentage, and determine whether or not you’re due for a replacement. If you are too impatient to wait, you can always download a battery monitoring app and use it to see how those cells are doing.

        You can also enable Android Doze, which stops apps from running background processes -- constantly stressing your battery life with requests for location data, notifications, and other unseen actions. Want even more info on the health of your battery? Try GSam Battery Monitor, which will display a wealth of data about your battery, including its capacity, cycle count, usage time, and which apps are using the majority of your juice.

        Check out the Full collection of iPhone Battery Charging Cases

        About the Author

        Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, TechSMRT. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real iPhone accessories that are beautiful and functional. Email us at info@techsmrt.com.

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