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Have you seen the video of an iPhone 6 Plus being bent?  After hearing reports that the phone was getting bent in people's pockets, Lew at Unbox Therapy made of video of him bending his iPhone 6 Plus.  It's pretty gruesome, and it made me start looking for more protective cases.  Otterbox, known for their [...]

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Apple allows you to add new software keyboards to your device with iOS 8, but Brando allows you to add a physical keyboard to your iPhone 6.  The iPhone 6 Ultra-thin Slide-out Bluetooth Backlight Keyboard case snaps onto the back of your iPhone 6; it leaves all connectors and controls uncovered.  In addition to the [...]

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The official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release date was September 19, 2014 - at least for the lucky ones.  Some of us stayed up until 3:00am ET on pre-order day to place our order, and we still have to wait until October 14 to get our new iPhone 6 Plus.  While I contemplate [...]

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Fans of Harry Potter are sure to find the Marauder's Map case of interest.  The BeanBeanCase shop at Etsy offers this case in sizes to fit: iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4/4S, Moto X, Samsung  Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, and even the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  The case [...]

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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 iPhone [...]

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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, [...]

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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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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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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 of [...]

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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 viewing [...]

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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 still [...]

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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 is [...]

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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 holds [...]

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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 tech21 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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