Cases, Covers

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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 in [...]

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phone-armpocket

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 is [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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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 top [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, News
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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's [...]

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equalizer-case-iphone5-2

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 over [...]

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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 gimmicks [...]

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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 versions [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, Reviews
smplcase-world-traveler-iphone-case-2

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 up [...]

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cargoworks-macbookair+ipadsleeve

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 pocket [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Pong iPhone case review

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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. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. To be [...]

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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 case [...]

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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. Urban Armor Gear makes several different-colored iPhone 5S cases.  This is the white colored one with black inserts, called the "Navigator".  The only difference [...]

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mophie-space-64gb-iphone-5-2

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 extra [...]

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trapper-keeper-tablet-case-2

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 the [...]

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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 the [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wallets
pelican-progear-vault-case-ipad-mini-2

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 impacting [...]

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readycase-iphone5-5s-2

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 as [...]

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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 wide [...]

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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 an [...]

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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 your [...]

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