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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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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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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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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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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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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 aRead 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 aRead 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 theRead 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 theRead 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 stylesRead 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 aRead 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…

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Keep your iPhone 5 safe in style with the Leather Folio case by Adopted

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, November 15th, 2013

Since I picked up my gold iPhone 5S, I’ve been looking for a good case to put on it that will show off its style. Roaming around the web the other day, I stumbled across this Leather Folio case by Adopted. What really piqued my curiosity was its leather, and both the white/gold and pewter/silverRead More…

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This book is all you’ll need to travel with your iPad

on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Twelve South‘s BookBook Travel Journal case may be the only thing you need to travel with your iPad and its accessories.  The leather-bound, hardcover “book” conceals a lot of electronics inside a case that looks like a travel journal – not like a gear bag that’s filled with expensive gadgets.  There’s room for your iPad,Read More…

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PureGear introduces Xtraordinary cases and screen protectors for Moto X

on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

PureGear has a line of accessories to protect your brand new Moto X phone.  Seen at the top, the GripTek flexible cases add an extra shock-absorbing layer at the corners for extra impact protection.  The grooved design improves your grip as well as adding interest.  The GripTek is available in blue, black, green, or lavenderRead More…

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An iPhone case/clip/wallet for the Day of the Dead

on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

I’ve always loved those little decorated sugar skulls that are used in the celebration of the Day of the Dead.  This case from Joshua Harker uses that iconic image in an iPhone case for iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5.  The Crania Revolutis case is a bumper-style case with the decorative skull added to the back.Read More…

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Reveal case for Samsung Galaxy S4

on Friday, July 26th, 2013

I always liked the Bumper case I had for my iPhone 4.  I liked that it added a little color and some grip to my slick, white iPhone without obscuring the beauty of the phone.  I always wished they had included a polycarbonate cover for the back to prevent scratches to the glass, though.  GriffinRead More…

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Upholster your iPhone

on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

I’ve seen a lot of iPhone cases, but I’ve never seen one that makes the back of an iPhone 5 look like the back of a Florence Knoll sofa.  The Cushion Wrap Case is a brand new offering from ADOPTED, a “fashion tech accessories brand”.  The Cushion Wrap is made of their “patent-pending metallized frameRead More…

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Leather and felt tablet cases from Ostfold

on Friday, July 5th, 2013
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News

Ostfold is selling some elegant premium Italian vegetable tanned leather and Merino wool felt tablet cases on Etsy in the US.  They have sizes to fit the iPad (2nd-gen through current) or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.  Both cases feature a perforated leather pocket on the front that holds an included 16-page kraft paper notebook andRead More…

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Carry your smart phone in a jeans pocket

on Monday, July 1st, 2013
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News

If you’d like to carry your phone in a jeans pocket, but not necessarily one on the jeans you happen to be wearing, check out the Tunewear STRAPOCKET Jeans for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.  The pocket is made of a stretchy material that allows it to accommodate an iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4/4S, 5), iPod touchRead More…

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Not-quite-steampunk bumpers for iPad and iPhone 5

on Monday, June 24th, 2013

These are the most unusual bumper cases for iPhone 5 and iPad that I’ve seen.  Stone Jelly Ltd. makes these bumpers by hand, using brown oak, precision-engineered anodized aluminum, and custom fittings.  Everything is made in their UK-based shop or by a few local suppliers.  They are lined with cork for increased protection of yourRead More…

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Draco One Aluminum HTC One Bumper review

on Sunday, June 16th, 2013

I recently converted from an iPhone 4S to the HTC One, and with any new phone comes the joy of looking for a new case.  Julie offered the Draco One Aluminum Bumper by Draco Design to review so I asked to give it a try.

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Star Wars cases for iPhone 4/4S and 5

on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

May the iPhorce be with you!  Or May the fourth be past you? (Ooh yes, that was terrible!) Add some geektastic fun to your iPhone 4/4S or 5 by covering it with one of these Star Wars limited edition cases. You can choose from C-3PO, Chewbacca (even has fur on it), Darth Vader, or R2-D2.  TheyRead More…