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Apple Is Now Selling $129 Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max & XR



Apple has just released new Smart Battery Cases designed for the 2018 iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Rendered in colors of black or white only, each Smart Battery Case retails for $129, and it’s designed to add extra battery life to the iPhone.

In terms of its design, the cases sport a bump on the back to house a battery pack, and similarly styled to previous battery case options that Apple offered for the iPhone 7.

Additionally, each case provides a certain amount of battery life depending on device. In particular, the iPhone XS Battery Case, paired with the iPhone XS, offers up to 33 hours of talk time, up to 21 hours of internet use, and up to 25 hours of video playback.

Compared to the iPhone XS Max with the XS Max Smart Battery Case, it offers up to 37 hours of talk time, up to 20 hours of internet use, and 25 hours of video playback. Lastly, the iPhone XR with the XR Battery Case provides 39 hours of talk time, 22 hours of internet use, and up to 27 hours of video playback.

Furthermore, the battery cases are compatible with Qi-certified wireless chargers. Head on over to the Apple Store now to cop.

Up next, is Apple’s game-changing AirPower wireless mat charger finally in production? Read here and find out.

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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PUMA Unveils Game-Changing Fit Intelligence Technology



PUMA today announced its latest footwear technology. Dubbed Fit Intelligence (Fi), it is the successor to AutoDisc, which launched just two years prior.

According to the German sportswear giant Fi “is designed to automate, fine tune, and adjust performance fit for PUMA footwear.”

With Nike building on its auto-lacing technology with the Adapt BB and adidas forging ahead with its accelerated footwear production at its SPEEDFACTORY locations, PUMA looks to bring its own, game-changing technology to market.

The first Fi footwear to launch is a running shoe that employs a micromotor that powers a cable lacing system. Simply gesturing up or down on the forefoot Fi module tightens or loosens the lacing system. Additionally, it comes with a smart sensing capability that adapts to the shape of the foot of each wearer.

Using an app, sneakerheads can monitor, adjust, and fine tune their Fi-equipped footwear.

“We have created a product that speaks to the future of sport which is life in motion. It’s fast and changing all the time,” said Charles Johnson, PUMA’s Global Director of Innovation.

Fi is the latest step in PUMA’s continued attempt to push the boundaries of performance and lifestyle product. In 1968 PUMA debuted the first laceless sports shoe with Velcro™ straps and followed that up in 1991 with the first cable closure, seen on the PUMA Disc.