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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 heart 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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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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If MacGyver owned an iPhone, he would probably have the IN1 case on it

on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

How many of you have a smart phone? How many have some sort of protective case on it? How many of you wish that your smart phone case did more than look pretty and protect your phone? The folks at IN1 probably felt this way when they designed their IN1 case for the iPhone 5 Read More…

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Mod-3 Radius case for iPhone 5 review

on Saturday, August 24th, 2013

For some reason I can never find a case for my iPhone 5 that I truly like.  The truth is, the iPhone 5 feels great in the hand, and most cases spoil the smooth, sleek design.  The Mod-3 Radius case (provided by BiteMyApple.co) protects the corners with a bare minimum of bulk.  Here’s a closer look.

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Vaja Leather Grip Hardshell Case for iPhone 5 review

on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

This is the third case I recently received to try with my iPhone 5 from Vaja Cases.  The Leather Grip Hardshell Case for iPhone 5 is a leather-wrapped hard backcover case.  It’s quite different from the Vaja flip-cover cases I recently review.  (Check the related links at the bottom of the review.)  This case is for the person Read More…

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Vaja Executive Leather Top Flip Case and Top SP Striped Flip Case for iPhone 5 review

on Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Vaja Cases have a reputation for beautiful, well-made leather cases and covers.  Until recently, I had never gotten to try a Vaja case for myself, and my first experience was with the beautiful Nouva Pelle case for iPhone 5.  I was also lucky enough to recently receive some other Vaja iPhone 5 cases.  Two of them Read More…

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CalypsoCrystal CalypsoCase Cabrio iPhone 5 case review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

I am always searching for the perfect case for my iPhone. Every case I have tried has its perks and its drawbacks. Until now, I had yet to try one made of leather, so when CalypsoCrystal offered me the CalypsoCase Cabrio for the iPhone 5 to review, I was happy to oblige. Let’s see if Read More…

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Keep your phone dry with the Amphibian waterproof case for the iPhone 5

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Like to go to the beach but hate worrying about your phone getting wet? InnoPocket now has the Amphibian waterproof case available for the iPhone 5. The case has a 2-in-1 design that allows it to be used as an everyday shell case, and when going to the beach, you can add the waterproof casing. Read More…

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id America Gasket V8 case for iPhone 5 review

on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

  I’m a gearhead (or petrolhead, depending on your region).  I’m also an iPhone owner.  When id America produced the Gasket V8 case that combines the love for both, I had to take a look.

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Vaja Nuova Pelle Case for iPhone 5 review

on Saturday, April 27th, 2013

I’ve always admired Vaja cases, but I’ve never had the chance to try one with any of my devices.  I’m an instant-gratification kinda gal, and I couldn’t stand waiting to have a case custom-made for me and the ready-to-ship cases usually were in colors that didn’t appeal to me.  Recently Vaja Cases contacted Julie about Read More…

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Add glamour and protection to your iPhone 5

on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News

I’ve seen “tire tread” cases for phones before, but never have I seen one with a touch of glamour.  The Diamond Case for iPhone 5 from Musubo is a “hybrid design” case.  It has a hard, glossy, translucent panel that’s been formed with a diamond pattern.  The edges are made of protective, impact-resistant TPU.  The case Read More…

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Spigen GLAS.tR Tempered Glass Screen Protector for the iPhone 5 review

on Saturday, March 9th, 2013

I remember back in the day when the Palm V was the Cadillac of PDAs and the only worthy screen protectors were from Brando. Like PDAs, screen protectors have evolved as well, from those ‘one shot to apply’ pieces of thin plastic with adhesive on one side to specially engineered multi-layered films applied with liquid. Read More…

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cellhelmet for iPhone 5 review

on Friday, March 8th, 2013

cellhelmet started out life as a Kickstarter project last year, and they are now shipping cases for the iPhone 5 or 4/4S and the 4th- or 5th-gen iPod touch.  I received an iPhone 5 case for review.  At first glance, the cellhelmet seems like most other iPhone cases on the market – it protects the Read More…

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Turn your iPhone 5 into a rugged sports camera with the Optrix XD5 case

on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

You always have your iPhone 5 with you to take photos under normal conditions, so why should you invest in another camera to take action photos?  With the protective XD5 for iPhone 5 case from Optrix, you’ll get a rugged, waterproof case to protect your iPhone in extreme conditions.  Optrix says they use the same Read More…

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Draco 5 Aluminum Bumper Case for the iPhone 5 review

on Saturday, January 26th, 2013

This past December, I reviewed Element Case’s newly (at the time) released iPhone 5 aluminum bumper case, the Sector 5. While I found the Sector 5 Transformer-like and very tech-stylish, it was overall a bit extreme with too many rough edges for my taste. So, when Julie asked if I would like to review the Read More…

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LunaTik TAKTIK iPhone 5 cases announced

on Thursday, January 24th, 2013

LunaTik recently announced iPhone 5 versions of their extremely protective TAKTIK series of cases: the EXTREME and STRIKE. Both cases provide serious protection against drops, falls, bumps, dust, liquid, weather, etc.  The only significant difference between the two is that the EXTREME has Corning Gorilla Glass integrated into the front plate bezel of the case. The TAKTIK series is engineered to Read More…

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When a bumper case is just too much

on Monday, January 21st, 2013

I’m not sure I see the benefits in this case, but apparently a lot of people at Kickstarter did when they funded this project at more than 200% of the goal.  The Radius case for iPhone 5 from mod-3 takes minimalism to a new level.  It covers only the corners of the phone, with a Read More…

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Pump up the volume with the ampjacket for iPhone 5

on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

As iPhone owners can verify, the iPhone has an external speaker that doesn’t produce the loudest sound.  Kubxlab has a new case that’s designed to double the sound output from the iPhone 5 without draining the phone’s battery or requiring any other power source.  The ampjacket for iPhone 5 is a bit thicker than most Read More…

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Element Case Sector 5 iPhone case review

on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

I typically do not use cases with my tech gear, especially Apple products. I prefer using them as the designers intended them, embracing the form-factor and living with the risk of damage. However, with the iPhone 5, I have seen the carnage that a single drop can do – from marring/scratching the black aluminum edging Read More…

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ZAGG invisibleSHIELD EXTREME for the iPhone 5 review

on Thursday, December 20th, 2012

I have considered ZAGG invisibleSHIELDs one of the Cadillac protective films on the market for sometime. A majority of my tech-gear has ZAGG‘s military grade films protecting them from what life’s hard knocks throw at them. As their products have evolved and improved, I have reviewed many of them, so much so I thought I Read More…

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SPIGEN SGP Illuzion iPhone 5 Leather Wallet Case review

on Sunday, December 16th, 2012

When SPIGEN SGP sent along some iPhone 5 cases to The Gadgeteer, they included the Illuzion iPhone 5 Leather Case.  This is a book-style cover with some room inside for a couple of cards or some folded currency.  It also has a feature I personally have never seen in this style case before.  Let’s give Read More…

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SPIGEN SGP iPhone 5 case Ultra Thin Air review

on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Either Apple was more forthcoming with accessories manufacturers or the rumor mill was extremely accurate, but it seems that there were a lot of cases for the new iPhone 5 available even before it was released.  SPIGEN SGP sent a couple of different cases for our review, and we’ll be looking at their Ultra Thin Read More…

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Levenger Bomber Jacket Electronics Phone/Note Case review

on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

I upgraded my iPhone when the iPhone 5 was released.  Of course, new phones mean new cases and covers, and usually there’s a delay between the iPhone release and the availability of cases for it.  Levenger searched their inventory of phone pouches and found that they had several in their inventory that would accommodate the Read More…

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New iPhone 5 case from Fotodiox promises to reduce purple lens flare

on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Like all lenses, the iPhone 5′s camera can experience lens flare, resulting in a purple haze in photos.  Lens flare is, according to Wikipedia, “light scattered in lens systems through generally unwanted image formation mechanisms, such as internal reflection and scattering from material inhomogeneities in the lens.”  All lenses can have it, but more expensive lenses can reduce it with coatings Read More…