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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…


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.


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…


Protect your new Samsung Galaxy S4 in a Ballistic case

on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Ballistic manufactures protective cases for mobile devices, and they have announced they will produce all of their case line to fit the new Samsung Galaxy S4.  Ballistic cases are designed to be protective without sacrificing looks and a slim, pocket-friendly profile.  The LS Jewel (at AT&T stores only), the SG, and the Aspira cases areRead More…


Duchess Case iPad mini Case review

on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Most cases for tech gear have a certain “look”.  Whether it’s made of fabric or leather, you can usually tell at a glance that the bag or case contains tech gear inside.  That’s fine, if you don’t mind having a bag that advertises “expensive gear in here!”  If you prefer to camouflage your gear aRead More…


iHome IH-IM1106 Composition Book Case for iPad mini review

on Sunday, April 14th, 2013

As I’ve said before, I do like a quirky case for my electronics.  The IH-IM1106 Composition Book Case for iPad mini from iHome certainly meets the quirky criteria.  It’s about the same size and certainly has the same appearance as those composition notebooks so familiar to school children.  You could even fill in the labelRead More…


Orbino Padova Mini for iPad mini review

on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Orbino has recently released its new Padova Mini Case for the iPad mini. Like its larger sibling, the miniPadova is a form-fitting flip-style case that is hand-stitched with thick waxed thread and constructed from fine Italian leather or rare animal skins. I have reviewed other Orbino accessories in the past and have yet to be disappointed in theirRead More…


Brenthaven Trek Folio for iPad mini review

on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

When I first try a new gadget, it can take me a while to finally find the case I prefer for it.  That’s been true for my iPad mini, too.  When I got that first iPad years ago, I wanted a back cover that was clear, to let the beauty of the aluminum back showRead More…


MobileFun Ultimate Nexus 7 Accessory Pack review

on Friday, March 8th, 2013

With the exception of my cellphone, no other gadget spends more time in my hand than my Nexus 7. I use it for gaming, email, web surfing, social media engagement, music, videos, RSS reader, Skyping, and as a bedtime alarm clock. I am always looking for accessories for it.  Kinda like those people who areRead More…


Ever seen an iPad cover that folds into a vertical stand?

on Friday, February 8th, 2013

All the Smart Covers I’ve seen for iPads fold to hold your iPad in a horizontal position for viewing or typing.  The new Origami Vertical Smart Book Hard Back cover for iPad mini folds into a plethora of positions to support your iPad horizontally or vertically for viewing or for typing.  This case is from Lifeworks andRead More…


Exotic hardwoods cases for Samsung and Apple phones

on Friday, January 11th, 2013

Case-Mate has introduced their Crafted Collection of smartphone cases featuring exotic hardwoods.  These cases have a brushed aluminum body with a wood accent on the back.  Case-Mate says this line is inspired by the interiors of vintage automobiles and “is a marriage of sophisticated natural materials with a thoughtful attention to assembly and finishing details.”Read More…


This is what Apple’s Smart Case should have been

on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Julie and I were talking over the holiday about cases for the iPad mini, and she mentioned that Apple wasn’t making a version of their Smart Case to fit the iPad mini.  I told her I had tried one for my full-sized iPad and couldn’t return it quickly enough because it was ill-fitting and hadRead More…


Acase Arachne premium leather case for iPad mini

on Monday, December 31st, 2012

Did Santa forget to bring you a nice case for the new iPad mini you got for Christmas?  If you like leather folio cases, you need to investigate the Arachne case from Acase.  The Arachne is made of 100% leather and has a frame to hold the iPad mini securely in place.  The case foldsRead More…


Poetic Slimline case for Asus Google Nexus 7 review

on Monday, December 24th, 2012

My search for a Nexus 7 case continues.  I’ve been down the cheap path, and then looked at the premium option, but what lies in that middle ground ? Poetic is a company makes cases for heaps of devices, and they were good enough to send me a Slimline case , one of about 10Read More…


Tom Bihn Cache for iPad mini

on Friday, December 7th, 2012

Tom Bihn has extended their line of device sleeves and cases to the iPad mini.  The Cache for iPad mini is available in either horizontal or vertical orientation, and t protects your mini with a 1/4″ foam padding.  It has a polyester knit exterior and a tricot interior.  The closure flap just slides into theRead More…


Hard Candy iPad Mini Shockdrop Rugged Case review

on Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews

I’ve always had minimal cases on my iPads, and I’ve always liked keeping the iPad as sleek as possible.  However, that means I usually need a sleeve when I want to put the iPad in my bag to protect the iPad from being scratched by the other stuff in the bag.  I had contemplated buyingRead More…


Noreve leather case for Asus Google Nexus 7 review

on Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Check out Ebay and you’ll find a plethora of cheap cases for your Nexus 7, like the Smart Magnetic case I initially purchased.  Disappointingly, both the original and replacement eBay cases broke in the same place after a couple of months, so my search continued.  On the other end of the spectrum are Noreve’s  “haute couture” leather cases, whichRead More…


Rickshaw Bagworks iPad mini Sleeve review

on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

It appears the potential job that required me to purchase an iPad mini has fallen through, but I’m never giving up the mini now that I have it.  Now begins the fun, never-ending search for the perfect case or cover for the mini.  I just can’t decide if I want to use the mini casedRead More…


Saddleback Leather medium gadget sleeve for the Google Asus Nexus 7 review

on Monday, November 26th, 2012

Regular readers of The Gadgeteer will be no strangers to Saddleback Leather Company products.  You probably wouldn’t consider their leather products as haute couture, but rather as hardwearing and functional pieces. (Their motto is “They’ll fight over it when you’re dead.” )  While I didn’t specifically purchase their Medium Gadget Sleeve  for my Google NexusRead More…


M-Edge announces the Trina Turk for M-Edge Collection

on Monday, November 19th, 2012

M-Edge is a long-time producer of cases and covers for eBook readers, tablets, and other gadgets.  They have just announced the Trina Turk for M-Edge Collection of accessories designed with colorful Trina Turk signature prints.  There are a couple of book-style covers for the Kindle Fire or the iPad that incorporate satin fabrics with microfiberRead More…


Beautiful custom eBook reader and tablet cases from Gustin Leatherwork

on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News

You like leather cases for your gadgets, but you want something special and unlike what everyone else is carrying.  You could spend ages looking for an obscure design, or you could just customize your case at Gustin Leatherwork.  The picture above is a hand-tooled eBook reader cover.  The price is $75 for the eBook readerRead More…


HardCandy Cases announces new Apple iPod nano case

on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

You’ve probably seen the update that Apple gave their iPod nano.  They added a lot – bigger screen, videos, Bluetooth – but they made the body bigger and took away the clip.  It’s too big to wear on a watchband now, and without a clip, you can’t attach it to your clothes, either.  HardCandy hasRead More…


BobjGear Rugged Silicon Tablet Cases

on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

BobjGear, located in Florida, has a range of protective cases that add that little bit more protection to your tablet compared to other offerings. Made from rugged closed-cell formula silicone with features like rounded, raised bezels and  shock-absorbing feet on the back, these cases contain four to eight times the amount of silicone found in normallyRead More…

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Vaja Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases Review

on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

To case, or not to case, that is the question. I have fallen on both sides of this question, but before I even had my Samsung Galaxy S3, I was looking for a case. Specifically  I was looking at Vaja. At the time, they only showed the Grip, but I was still excited. The first Vaja caseRead More…


Hammered Hardshell Case for MacBook Air from Incase

on Monday, August 27th, 2012

My daughter sometimes isn’t as careful as she could be with her computer and gadgets.  She’ll need to take her laptop to school this year, and I was looking for something that could offer a bit of protection to her 11″ MacBook Air while it’s riding in her book-filled backpack.  I was interested to seeRead More…