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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…

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Ztylus Revolver Smartphone Camera Kit review

on Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Torn. Conflicted. Confused. Verklempt.  Ok, maybe not verklempt, but conflicted, yes.  I am one of those people who gave up the traditional digital camera and exclusively use my Samsung Galaxy S4 as my digital camera.  It’s with me all the time, right?  And like many of you I have struggled to take good pictures consistentlyRead More…

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Logitech introduces new cases for iPads

on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Logitech recently announced three new cases for the Apple iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display.  The Hinge (bottom, right) is a flexible, protective case made of “spill-resistant, wipe-clean materials to protect your iPad from accidental bumps, scratches and spills.”  It allows you to adjust the iPad to a variety of viewingRead More…

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Protect your new Samsung Galaxy S5 with a DRACOdesign Supernova Aluminum Bumper

on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Available in 5 colors including the Electric Blue that you see above is DRACOdesign’s latest bumper case for Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The Supernova bumper is made of ultra-lightweight airplane grade aluminum and provides maximum protection for the S5 smartphone. The bumper edge is raised by 1mm in height, which protects the phoneRead More…

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New cases from Oberon Design turn your phone into a work of art

on Friday, April 18th, 2014

I’ve owned a few leather items from Oberon Design over the years, and I’ve found them all to be exquisitely crafted, sturdy, and made of quality materials.  I still have the first item a received from Oberon – a black leather handbag that was a Mother’s Day gift many years ago – and it stillRead More…

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Why buy three accessories when one smartBandStand will do everything?

on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The smartBandStand is an indiegogo project.  It’s an impact-resistant smartphone case with connector button, a fully-adjustable stand with tilt-screen feature, and an armband with Velcro or bungee-hook closure in one.  It will be available to fit various iPhone, Samsung, HTC, and LG smart phones; standard colors are black, white, or red.  It can stand on aRead More…

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Keyway Designs Safari hybrid iPhone 5/5S case review

on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

I became an iPhone owner just a few weeks ago, after years of disgruntled Android usage.  I’m almost embarrassed to admit that one of the key deciding factors in the switch over was the bevy of peripheral “toys” that can be added to an iPhone, including impressive case options.  I have always had my heartRead More…

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Look ma no hands with the Hands Free iPad case

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

So, you have decided to take your iPad use to the next level and use it for working situations. If you’re in an office all day that’s no problem, but what if you are on the go or in the field a lot – how do you carry and keep up with it? The HandsRead More…

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mophie juice pack air for iPhone 5/5s review

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I tend to keep my iPhone 5 charged, but both my husband and daughter tend to let their batteries die.  I’m tired of paying cell phone bills for phones that aren’t even available to call part of the time, so I decided to do something about it.  I couldn’t get a separate battery pack, becauseRead More…

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Yellow Jacket backup battery case/stun gun for iPhone 4/4S and soon iPhone 5/5S

on Monday, April 7th, 2014

Now there’s protection for your phone AND you with the Yellow Jacket rechargeable backup battery case /stun gun. This case comes with a removable stun gun pack and provides protection for your iPhone 5/5S using TPE soft plastic (PC/ABS hard plastic on the iPhone 4/4S case) and doubles the life of your phone’s battery (1800mAh).Read More…

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Micro Field Bag for iPhone

on Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Pad and Quill has a line of leather and canvas gear bags to hold your laptop and tablets, and they realized they had forgotten a gear bag for one very important item – the iPhone.  The Micro Field Bag for iPhone is made of full grain leather, 18-oz waxed canvas, and stitched with thread that isRead More…

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Protect your Jawbone Mini Jambox speaker while you travel

on Friday, March 28th, 2014
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News

If you own a Jawbone Mini Jambox speaker, you may wish for a sturdy case to protect it in your gear bag.  Look no further than the CitySlicker case from Waterfield.  This case is custom-designed for the Mini Jambox, which fits perfectly in the main compartment.  A mesh pocket on the front of the CitySlicker holdsRead More…

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Go-to gear discussion: Phone cases

on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Cases, Covers

We have talked about wallets, pens and bags. These are what I would consider everyday carry items, so let’s continue with another everyday carry item – your phone and what you use to protect it. For me, I have two carry modes, everyday and heavy travel. For my everyday mode, I am using a tech21Read More…

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MindShift Gear Ultralight Camera Cover: Your camera will thank you!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

I love cameras but a nearly equal obsession of mine is finding better ways to carry them wherever I go.  This has seriously piqued my interest:  the MindShift Gear UltraLight Camera Cover.  Available in two colors (blue or black) and three sizes to accommodate different sized camera setups.  It comes with an integrated belt andRead More…

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Take your iPhone case to task with the myTask iPhone utility case

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Multi-taskers, I love them. They come on keychains, in wallets, heck even phone cases. But the one thing most phone case multi-taskers lack is versatility. The myTask, a Kickstarter project from TaskLab hopes to change that. Unlike other phone cases of this type that have a built-in set of tools, the myTask set up isRead More…

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Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 & 2 review

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

When Apple released the iPad mini with Retina display, some people were disappointed because it was slightly thicker than the original.  That meant it was probable that many accessories for the original wouldn’t work with the newest model.  That’s not the case with the Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 &Read More…

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Wrappz personalized iPad skin review

on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

For work I occasionally use an iPad 4th generation, which is useful in many ways.  It’s black, and well, looks the same as everyone else’s iPad.  The company “Wrappz” gave us a chance to review a personalized case or skin off their site, so I chose to try a skin for my iPad.  Let’s seeRead More…

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RichWorks hand crafted sleeves and pouches

on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

I am a fan of products that help protect, organize and transport our many small EDC items and mobile devices.  RichWorks’ USA handmade products caught my eye recently. Consisting of simple, clean designs in multiple, customizable color combinations and durable, quality materials like 500D Nylon exterior (and microsuede interior on some), YKK brass zippers andRead More…

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Keep your MacBook charger in The Loop

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Although The Goods repeatedly states that The Loop case is for men, I don’t see anything that makes it unsuitable for women.  The Loop is made of durable, 5-oz Dakota black vegetable oil-tanned cowhide leather.  The pouch at the bottom holds the power brick and the thin cord with the MagSafe connector for either the MacBookRead More…

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The perfect case for your hand-held gaming system

on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

If you like to take your Sony PSP or Nintendo DS system and some accessories when you travel, you need the Cocoon CSG310 Neoprene Minifolio Case.  The case comes with one of Cocoon’s Grid-It organizer boards, with elastic straps to hold your console, cables, earbuds, and other accessories.  With everything neatly packed into this case, you won’t haveRead More…

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Prong PocketPlug charger-case for iPhone review

on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

With the always-online connectivity of smartphones these days, the folks making chargers are trying to keep up as much as those developing better battery chemistry. If you’re one who can’t quite make it through the day on a full charge, or if you travel and need to take along a charger, you’ve probably been irritatedRead More…

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Keep your Moto G smartphone warm and toasty with this laser cut cover

on Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Portland Oregon based company Toast has just announced an addition to their line up of real wood thin, lightweight covers. This new easy to apply – peel and stick cover has been designed especially for the Motorola G Android smartphone. There are four woods to choose from including Walnut, Bamboo, Ebony and Ash. You alsoRead More…