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Bumpies smartphone corner protector review

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

When it comes to a minimalistic approach to protecting your smartphone, Bumpies takes the cake.  These stick-on plastic bits promise all-around protection with as little bulk as possible.  How does it work?

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ChiqueFabrique makes beautiful leather cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and other smart phones

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I’m in love with the embossed red leather iPhone pouch and cross-body phone pouch from ChiqueFabrique.  This Etsy shop, which ships worldwide from Gilbert, Arizona, makes beautiful, simple phone cases and bags.  The cross-body phone pouch (top and bottom left) measures 8″ X 5″, so it should fit even the biggest phones, including the iPhone 6Read More…

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Waterfield announces new cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014

The iPhone 6 is possibly too big for your pockets, and the iPhone 6 Plus is sure to be too big for any pockets not found on cargo pants.  Waterfield has new cases can solve the problem of how you’re going to carry your bigger iPhones with their new Spinn holster cases.  The cases areRead More…

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CalypsoCase announces luxury iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases

on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

CalypsoCase makes luxurious hand-crafted cases from the “best natural Italian leathers.”  The make 500 pieces of each design, and each is numbered with a serial number.  You’d think this would make these iPhone cases out of reach for the average buyer, but they are surprisingly affordable.  They have announced three new designs for the iPhoneRead More…

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The iPhone 6 was just released, and Brando already has a battery case for it!

on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Brando is already offering an iPhone 6 case with a built-in backup battery.  If you order now, you can have it ready to go on your new iPhone 6 the second you take it out of the box.  The 3000mAh Power Jacket for iPhone 6 is for the new 4.7″ version.  The protective case snaps onRead More…

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Make sure you look perfect before snapping that selfie with this brush

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, somebody comes along with something like this…  The Selfie Brush for iPhone 5/5s holds your phone while you snap a selfie, after first brushing your hair to look your best, of course.  This paddle-style brush works as a protective phone case, too, so you can make calls,Read More…

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Nock Co. Lookout, Sassafras and Brasstown pen cases review

on Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews

We’re fans of all manner of writing instruments as well as accessories to carry and organize them here at The Gadgeteer. When I stumbled upon the Nock Co.’s pen cases during their crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign a while back, I was immediately interested in their styling and utility—they reminding me of Tom Bihn’s excellent travel items inRead More…

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This phone armband is a wallet, too

on Friday, September 5th, 2014

If you like to take along your phone or media player while you exercise outdoors, you probably have considered an armband at some point.  These Armpockets from Herrington are more than just a phone holder.  They have three internal pockets with room for IDs, cash, even keys in addition to your phone.  The Armpocket isRead More…

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The S-View Flip Cover cases for Samsung Galaxy S5

on Monday, September 1st, 2014

While sitting in Starbucks over the weekend, I noticed the gorgeous white phone and case belonging to the lady sitting at the next table.  It was so beautiful that I wanted to ask her what phone she had.  The case and phone were incredibly thin, and the cover had a window that showed the topRead More…

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The new mophie juice pack is just for the Galaxy S5

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Cases with backup batteries are usually designed for the iPhone, but mophie’s newest case is for the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.  This case covers the back and sides to protect your phone, and it wraps slightly around to the screen to keep it lifted off the tabletop should you lay the phone facedown.  Inside, there’sRead More…

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Equalizer case for iPhone 5/5s

on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Although the lights on the back of this iPhone 5/5s case look like an equalizer display, they don’t actually react to specific frequencies and the max levels are pre-set.  They will react to any music or ambient sound, and they look cool and add interest to what would normally be a plain, black cover overRead More…

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Dog & Bone Backbone wireless charging case, pad and Backbone battery review

on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

We have posted news articles here on The Gadgeteer about multitasking phone cases before. To be honest I have been enamored by a few, but in the end I have to ask myself “would I really use this in the real world”? In most cases I would have to say no, the gadgets or gimmicksRead More…

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LG G3 Quick Circle Qi Wireless Charging Cover review

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a LG G3 smartphone. Having reviewing the LG G2 last year, I was expecting the G3 to have Qi charging capability right out of the box. I was really disappointed when I found out that this would not be the case with the US versionsRead More…

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The SIMPLcase iPhone case holds up to three SIM cards for your travels around the world

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The SIMPLcase World Travelers iPhone Case is a slimline, snap-on back cover for the iPhone 5/5s.  Inside, between the case and the back of the iPhone is a storage column that stores up to three nano or micro-sized SIM cards – sized to fit the iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 4/4s, or iPad, so you can keep upRead More…

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Cargo Works MacBook Air + iPad Sleeve has slim tactical style

on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

I like things that are simple and rugged. Add a few strips of MOLLE webbing and all the better. The Cargo Works MacBook Air + iPad Sleeves fits these criteria. As the name cleverly implies, it holds a MacBook Air in a neoprene zipper pocket as well as an iPad in a front flap pocketRead More…

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Pong iPhone case review

on Saturday, July 26th, 2014

When it comes to smart phone cases, it seems you must have an angle to be competitive in the market. Some are light weight, some super stylish, some are mega rugged. Pong cases have found their niche in protecting you from wireless radiation.

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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…