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Truffol Autograph leather skin for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Several months ago, I reviewed a few cases from Truffol. I loved them, but they caused signal degradation. Truffol took some of the comments they heard and went a step further when developing their latest product, the Truffol Autograph leather skin. Instead of a case, they have taken their high quality leather and made a Read More…

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Vority X5S iPhone 5/5S charging case review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Phone cases are one of my secret passions. I love to have something different than everyone else, and I love color. One problem with the charging cases I’ve seen is that they are pretty limited in the colors you can have. I’ve seen black, white, and every once in a while, a blue or red Read More…

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An iPhone 5/5s case so minimal, it’s almost not there

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

This Kickstarter project is seeking funding for an iPhone case so minimal that it almost doesn’t exist.  Instead of a case that engulfs the sides and back of the iPhone or even a bumper case that covers the sides, and sometimes impacts cellular reception, the Bumprz case simply covers the corners.  The designers contend that Read More…

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Nextware Bloom: Handcrafted Wood Case for iPhone 5/5s review

on Monday, February 10th, 2014

I’m always on the lookout for new cases for my iPhone.  I’m pretty particular about fit and finish.  These handsome Bloom Handcrafted Wood Cases for the iPhone 5/5s by Nextware, which are still actively seeking funding on Kickstarter, caught my eye.  Thanks to Nextware for sending us an early sample so we can give them a Read More…

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You can answer your phone through the cover of this iPhone case

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Sensecover case for iPhone 5/5S from Moshi allows you to answer your phone without even opening the cover.  The “hybrid leatherette” front cover has embedded “proprietary SensArray pads” that allow you to slide to answer a call without opening the cover.  There are also openings in the front that allow you to check the Read More…

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You can forget the phone charger with this iPhone case

on Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News

When you use the Cordless iPhone 5/5S Charging Case, you won’t need to carry a charger with you because it’s built into the case itself.  The shock-absorbent polycarbonate case protects your iPhone from bumps and shock, and the textured sides improve your grip.  All ports and controls are left open for easy use.  The front of Read More…

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Griffin Survivor case for iPad Air review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, January 31st, 2014

So perhaps you’ve got, or are thinking about getting, an iPad Air. They are quite light, but also easy to drop, and if you have children or are prone to dropping your iPad frequently, you may find a need for a heavier-duty case. Griffin has come out with their Survivor line of cases for the Read More…

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Beautiful Sena cases are still available for the iPhone 4/4S

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Are you still using your perfectly fine iPhone 4/4S?  If you’d like a high quality, beautiful leather case from Sena for it, you’ll be happy to know they are still available.  It seems Sena is clearing them out, though, because the price for these cases is now only $19.99 each.  There’s a variety of styles Read More…

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Just Mobile Aluframe for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

When I decided to get the iPhone 5S, I knew that I had to have the gold version. Not only was it ‘rare’ at the time, but it just looked different. Since then, I’ve been looking for a nice bumper frame to go along with my phone so I can show off my phone yet Read More…

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Let the Justice League protect your iPad mini

on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

If you’re a devoted fan of the superheroes of the Justice League, you’ll be happy to have them protecting your iPad mini (original version).  These protective folio cases protect your iPad mini from the bumps and bruises of every day life, and they can convert into a stand for typing or viewing.  They even have Read More…

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JetPens pencil cases review

on Friday, January 17th, 2014
Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews

If you are a pen, pencil or even a stylus collector, you should check out all the handy pencil cases from JetPens.com. JetPens sells a large variety of pen and pencil cases, so there is no way that I could cover them all, but I picked out four of them to show you today. Let’s Read More…

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SLXtreme 5 – Power packed protection for your iPhone 5 adventures

on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Still squeamish when it comes to protecting your iPhone 5 and 5s? Looking for a rugged case with a little more functionality or maybe a little extra juice in the caboose? Then maybe you should be looking at the SLXTreme 5 from SnowLizard. The SLXTreme 5 is a rugged, waterproof backup battery case with a Read More…

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ElementCase Ronin G10 Stealth iPhone 5/5s Case review

on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Element Case creates some very nicely engineered smartphone cases. I reviewed their Sector 5 iPhone case about a year ago and still consider it one of the most innovative, tech-geek stylish bumper cases I have ever seen. Their new Ronin G10 Stealth bumper case for the iPhone 5/5s looks just as cool, but in a meaner, Read More…

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Add storage and extra power to your iPhone 5/5S with the new mophie space pack

on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Because I have a family of three who all like new iPhones, we tend to stick with the lowest-storage model when we upgrade to keep cost under control.  That means I tend to have to watch what I load up on my iPhone 5, which means I don’t have any music on there.  It would Read More…

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PDair leather iPad mini with Retina display case review

on Thursday, December 26th, 2013

PDair makes accessories for nearly every mainstream device on the market today. When you go to their website, the long list of manufacturers they cater to is impressive. In this instance, PDair sent me one of their Leather Case for Apple iPad Mini with Retina display – Business Type to take a look at.

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Saddleback Leather iPad Air case (prototype) review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

If you plan to upgrade, or have upgraded to an iPad Air, you’ve probably noticed by now that most of the cases no longer fit. The iPad Air, to me, seems too breakable to just throw in a backpack on a trip, so I needed a good, solid case for travel. Saddleback Leather is working Read More…

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Pad & Quill adds accompanying journal app for their book style cases

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Pad & Quill makes cases for iPhones and iPads that give these mobile devices the look and feel of gorgeous leather hardbound journals. Now they’ve gone one step further and are releasing an update to their Pad & Quill Notes app to give it a nice iOS 7 clean design and some great new features. Read More…

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This iPad cover incorporates a Bluetooth speaker for improved sound

on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The one thing I don’t like about my iPad mini, and this is true of every iPad I’ve owned, is the wimpy sound from wimpy, back-facing speakers.  I’ve tried various methods of increasing the sound, but I usually just cup my hand around the bottom of the iPad to redirect the sound toward me.  Bluetooth Read More…

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New Speck case for the iPad mini with Retina display

on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

If you’re giving or getting a new iPad mini with Retina display for the holidays, you’re probably thinking about cases for it, too.  Consider the StyleFolio from Speck for a full-body protective case.  The StyleFolio has a “vegan leather” exterior, an anti-scratch interior, and a hard shell to cradle the mini.  It operates as a Read More…

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Here’s a LEGO baseplate building surface for your iPad mini

on Monday, December 9th, 2013

When you get tired of playing with LEGO apps on your iPad mini, you can play with LEGO building blocks on your iPad mini.  This BrickCase for iPad mini is a full-coverage case that fits the original iPad mini. (A case for the mini with Retina display is coming soon.)  SmallWorks says the case is Read More…

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The perfect iPad accessory for the geek in your life this holiday season…

on Saturday, December 7th, 2013

I think the Smart Covers Apple sells simply do not do their iPads justice. To create such a great tech-sexy piece of hardware only to cover/protect its screen with plastic is just tragic… and to charge $40 for it to boot. Well, as the story goes, I was dancing the Net looking for a worthy Read More…

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ZAGGkeys Cover for iPad mini (original) review

on Friday, December 6th, 2013

Because virtual keyboards on tablets always present a problem for some users, there are a multitude of keyboard cases on the market.  The keyboards for the full-sized tablets are undersized and can be difficult for touch-typists to type on because of their non-standard layout.  I was surprised when I heard that manufacturers were introducing keyboard Read More…

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These iPhone cases have better abs than you do

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Your six pack might be a few cans short of a set, but these Batman and Superman DC Comics iPhone 5/5S cases from Brando are totally ripped. You’ll be able to protect your phone while you leap tall buildings in a single bound or roam the darkness of Gotham City for bad guys. Each case Read More…

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DRACOdesign VENTARE A iPhone 5 bumper case review

on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

I have been riding motorcycles for nearly three decades and during that time I have owned several Ducatis that were fast, fun, and very nice/zippy looking. And while this iPhone 5/5S case is not really fast or as fun as a 998, it is very nice looking without a doubt. The folks at DRACOdesigns have Read More…

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Carry a tool kit in your iPhone case

on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

IN1Case has three cases for iPhone 5/5S that have a little tool kit stashed in the back.  I’m showing the IN1 case for iPhone 5/5S  in clear so you can see the tools, but there are also white and black opaque versions available.  Each polycarbonate case contains the following TSA-compliant tools:  blue pen, red pen, Read More…