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Protect your new LG G3 smartphone with a case from Incipio

on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Last week I pre-ordered an LG G3 from Verizon to take advantage of their fantastic $99.99 sale price. I’m very excited to be upgrading to this killer Android smartphone from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I loved the Note 2, but it’s time to move on. See ya Samsung! I don’t normally use a caseRead More…

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Urban Armor Gear iPhone 5S case review

on Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Yes, I’m still looking for a smartphone case that’s “just right”.   Lately I’ve been leaning towards rugged-looking cases.  Today let’s look at the Urban Armor Gear case for the iPhone 5S.

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mophie introduces a space pack case for iPhone 5/5s with even more space

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Earlier this year, we told you about the mophie space pack case for iPhone 5/5s that not only includes a backup battery that doubles the phone’s battery life, but also expanded the phone’s storage.  The original space pack cases added 16 or 32 GB of extra storage.  Using the iOS Space app, you could save extraRead More…

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The Trapper Keeper is back, with a twist

on Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Remember Trapper Keepers from your school years – those binders that held papers and folders inside?  Well, they’re back, but this time they’re designed to hold your tablet.  They look the same on the outside, but inside they have a “Silicone 4-Corner Base, which uses stay straps that come up and over the corners of theRead More…

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A minimal iPhone wallet for women

on Friday, June 27th, 2014

There have been many minimal wallets and iPhone wallets featured on The Gadgeteer, but they are usually for men or unisex.  This iPhone wallet is for women who can’t count on their clothing having a handy pocket to hold the iPhone wallet.  The Libby from Bandolier is made of pebbled black leather;  it covers theRead More…

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This case adds more than just a pretty face to your iPad mini

on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Pelican ProGear Vault Series Case for iPad mini is as versatile as it’s strong.  The case has rubber edge seals to block out rain, snow and dust; an elastomeric copolymer rubber interior to absorb impact forces; an optical-grade glass camera lens cover; and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane covers over the microphone and speakers to protect without impactingRead More…

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This multi-function iPhone 5/5s case can open a drink and store your data, too

on Monday, June 16th, 2014

Actually, the ReadyCase for iPhone 5/5s can do more than that.  It can protect your phone, as you’d expect, but it also incorporates a multi-function tool that has a can opener, screwdriver, and regular and serrated blades.  There’s also a your choice of a 4GB or 8GB flash drive that stores data and serves asRead More…

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Colonel Littleton No. 18 Tablet Portfolio review

on Friday, June 13th, 2014

Last year I reviewed Colonel Littleton’s No. 23 iPad Portfolio (see related links for the review), which was a great mix of new- and old-world functionality. The No. 23 portfolio was designed to specifically hold a full-sized iPad and tablet of paper. Colonel Littleton has recently released a sibling portfolio meant to safely transport a wideRead More…

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Give Dad a handmade leather case for his iPad Air for Father’s Day

on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Walden case for iPad Air from Pad & Quill is luxurious in its simplicity.  It’s handmade in Minnesota using Spanish bonded leathers in onyx black or whiskey.  The interior is available in a selection of coordinating colors, and you can choose an optional interior slip-in pocket, if desired.  The case is held closed by anRead More…

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Take your Mac Pro everywhere with WaterField’s Mac Pro Go Case

on Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Did you buy one of Apple’s beautiful, but insanely expensive Mac Pros? Of course you did. And now you want to take your precious with you everywhere you go so everyone will know just how awesome you are. The Mac Pro Go Case from WaterField Designs has been designed especially for you – and yourRead More…

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Soft-Tec Ducati Folio for iPad Air review

on Saturday, May 24th, 2014

  Summer is upon us and what better way to enjoy the day than to pull out the Ducati and take it for a spin. Now some of you may not be familiar with the smooth clean lines, red and black color scheme as well as the polycarbonate shell and Tech-Grip material used on thisRead More…

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Drop protection for your iPad minus the case

on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Two of my favorite things about the iPad Air and iPad mini are their size and style. Even though I’m more drawn to Android devices these days, I still really prefer the way Apple products look and feel. No one does product design like Apple. That’s why I never can figure out why you would ever wantRead More…

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Keep your HTC One M8 warm and juiced with this Power Jacket from Brando

on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

If you find that the battery in your shiny new HTC One M8 Android smartphone won’t get you through a long day of tweeting, texting and selfie snapping and you don’t have a convenient way to charge nearby, consider the Brando Power Jacket. The Power Jacket is a two-piece case that protects the back and sidesRead More…

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Add 3 programmable hardware buttons to your Android phone

on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Back in the day, the most important feature of any mobile phone was its buttons. Now that we have touch screens, physical buttons have all but disappeared. If you are like me and wish your phone had a real buttons that you could press to do tasks like send a quick text, call a specific contact,Read More…

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The Sparkbeats case for iPhone 5/5s shows you incoming calls

on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Did you know that your iPhone 5/5s has an accessibility function that causes the back camera’s flash to light up to indicate an incoming call?  Combine that function with the Sparkbeats case, and you’ll have a cool, geometric incoming-call indicator.  The Sparkbeats case simply channels the flash’s light, so it doesn’t require a battery ofRead More…

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Mobile Fun Samsung Galaxy S3 Qi Wireless Charging Back Cover review

on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

If you are a frequent visitor of The Gadgeteer, you’ll already know that I’m slightly obsessed with Qi wireless charging gadgets. I started using Qi a year ago with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I ended up testing a couple different docks and Qi patches until I ended up buying the Samsung OEM charging cover. SinceRead More…

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This phone case has a built-in remote control for the camera

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

iLuv has created a new product category called “PROTECHnology by combining outstanding protection with intuitive technology.”  These Selfy cases not only protect your phone with a dual layer of shock-absorbing TPU and impact-resistant polycarbonate, but they incorporate a wireless remote control for the camera’s phone.  You’ll be able to take pictures and videos with youRead More…

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Primovisto iPad Air Bamboo Case review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

You’ve just spent a mint on that shiny new iDevice and want to sheath it in something nice, classy, protective and did I mention classy?  Here’s an interesting option for you:  a thick, understated yet elegant bamboo case!  This offering is from Primovisto and, while it ticks the boxes for elegant, chic, solid and classy,Read More…

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uNu Aero wireless charging battery case and mat for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

I admit, when I read Gadgeteer reviews for the wireless charging pads, I am jealous. While I love my iPhone, I wish I could easily charge it up like the Android phones do. For an iPhone to have the same capabilities, we have to have a case, like the uNu Aero wireless charging battery case and mat.Read More…

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BUKcase Cote for iPad and iPhone 5/5s review

on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The warmth of real leather pairs so well with the clean, metallic sheen of today’s electronics. I never tire of feeling and smelling this old-world material while using cutting edge technology. The folks at BUKcase have added a very simple series to their product line for iPhones and iPads, which they call Cote. I wasRead More…

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Your electromagnetic personality may not show through, but your iPhone’s can with the Lunecase

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

We all have them, cases for our phones. They come in plastic, metal, with batteries, with lights, some are thin and some are fat. So what’s the next technology in cell phone cases? The folks at Concepter think it is the Lunecase, which is a Kickstarter product seeking funding right now. Designed to use theRead More…

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Oberon Design Leather iPhone 5/5s Case review

on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

As always, I’m happy to try out new cases for my electronics, especially when they are as well made and beautiful as Oberon Design products are.  When Oberon offered The Gadgeteer a chance to review their new leather iPhone cases, I asked Julie if I could try them out.  I was thrilled when I receivedRead More…

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This iPhone case will give you cancer

on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Ok, that was harsh… The Supernova Lighter Case for the iPhone 5/5s won’t really give you cancer, but if you use this case to light and smoke cigarettes, you’re gambling with your health. Having said that, this iPhone case has a USB rechargeable electric lighter built into the back of it. It doesn’t use flamesRead More…

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Stay vertical with the Vertigo electric guitar case

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

Musicians who play electric guitar now have an alternative case option for their instruments that will not only protect them, but will prevent the need to stoop and squat to remove the instrument from the case. Most guitar cases require you to lay the case on a flat surface to remove them, but the MonoRead More…

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Protect and amplify your Samsung Galaxy S4 with the LoudBY Sound Case

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

We’ve seen special cases and snap on accessories for iPhones and iPads that improve sound, but this is the first non-battery powered amplifying case that I’ve seen for an Android device. Designed for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LoudBY Sound Case improves the smartphone’s sound quality using a audio channel groove in the case. TheRead More…