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Dog & Bone Wetsuit waterproof case for the iPhone 5 review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, September 14th, 2013

There are plenty of waterproof iPhone cases on the market, there’s no doubt about that. One thing most of the cases have in common is that the phone is completely surrounded on all sides by the casing and the screen of the phone is covered with a plastic, touch sensitive film. The downside to thisRead More…


Forget the charging cable and wall wart with the PocketPlug case

on Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News

Just as the title says, you’ll be able to skip carrying around the charging cable and wall wart for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy SIII when you use the PocketPlug case.  Prong has designed a polycarbonate case with the “most advanced charging technology on the market to ensure a super fast charge in the mostRead More…


Keeping your iPhone 5 charged is an iWALK in the park

on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

I’ve found my iPhone 5 battery typically lasts at least 2-3 days between charges on my slow days, but when I’m traveling or using my phone a lot, the battery can drain pretty quickly.  The last thing you need is to find yourself with a dead phone while traveling, so a backup battery is aRead More…


Minimalist look but not minimal protection from the Bezl for the iPhone 5

on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of iPhone 5 cases on the market today.  They range from minimalist bumpers to full-blown, hard-core, destruction-proof cases. But what happens when you want something a little different, not a bumper, not a case, something minimalistic with a touch of style? The Bezl from Bezldesign may be theRead More…


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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AL13 AeroSpace Aluminum Bumper for iPhone 5 review

on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Having become a recent convert to the iPhone 5, I am always looking for ways to accentuate and protect my investment. I have gone the extreme route with full waterproof and shockproof covers, but I have come to realize that I may not need that much protection. So, after reviewing another aluminum iPhone 5 bumperRead More…

4thdesign Trigger case Tactical Edition

Rambo wishes he could sport the Trigger case Tactical Edition for the iPhone 5

on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

As I have stated before in a previous post, I am a usability guy. I would rather have a vanilla looking product that works well, rather than some razzle dazzle, all looks, nonfunctional product any day. The Trigger case Tactical Edition from 4thdesign looks like it has the wow factor, as well as the functionalRead More…


Wirelessly transmit your music to an FM radio

on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Even if your car doesn’t have an input connector or Bluetooth, you can still wirelessly stream your music from your iPhone 5 to your car’s stereo.  The Dedicated FM Transmitter for iPhone 5 from Allputer plugs into the audio jack and the Lightning connector and draws power from your phone to transmit your music.  It hasRead More…


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…


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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Just Mobile AluFrame iPhone 5 case review

on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

I recently purchased a new iPhone 5 to use as my personal/work phone. I did a lot of research before I made the financial commitment to purchase that phone. One of the first things I did after deciding to buy my new phone was to research ways to protect it. There are a lot ofRead More…


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…


The Reyneau iPhone Case Wallet shows your personality while protecting your identity

on Monday, April 15th, 2013

We’ve featured several “go to lunch” wallets that can hold your phone, ID, and some cash and that allow you to run quick errands without having to lug around a huge bag.  But what if you think those wallets are still too big?  Well, you can forget the wallet that holds a phone and lookRead More…


Twelve South SurfacePad case for iPhone

on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The SurfacePad case for iPhone from Twelve South reminds me of the Flip Cover Case for the Samsung Galaxy S3 phones.  The SurfacePad is made of “luxury Napa leather”, and it glues to the back of your iPhone with a removable, repositionable adhesive.  As you can see from the image, you can fold the coverRead More…


mophie juice pack helium – “lighter than air” power for your iPhone 5

on Monday, February 11th, 2013

We’ve reviewed mophie battery cases at The Gadgeteer in the past.  I had the chance to review a juice pack case for my iPod touch, and I found it was a compact case with a lot of reserve power to keep my surfing and tunes going all day.  mophie is now introducing the juice packRead More…


Protect your iPhone 5 with Griffin’s Survivor + Catalyst waterproof case

on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Survivor + Catalyst case for iPhone 5 from Griffin is waterproof to 3 meters and has an IP68 rating; you can even take photos and videos underwater.  Griffin consulted the U.S. Department of Defense’s Mil-Std 810G regulations when designing the case, so it’s proof against 6-foot drops onto cement, wind-blown rain, and vibrations.  It hasRead More…


Chisel out some space for an iPad mini or iPhone charging dock

on Friday, January 4th, 2013

These charging docks from iSkelter look like no others I’ve seen.  The Chisel docks for iPad mini, iPhone 4/4S, or iPhone 5 are made of bamboo.  Space for the device has been “chiseled” out of the block of wood, and a channel controls the charging cable to prevent tangles.  The stands can be used horizontallyRead More…


iPhone Wrist Strap

on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

I read recently that the little wrist strap was added to the newest version of the iPod touch to make it easier/safer to use as a camera.  I think more people probably use an iPhone as a camera, so where’s the optional wrist strap for them?  Photojojo has it, at least for the iPhone 4/4SRead 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…


id America Cushi Original 3D Padded Skin and Cushi Band for iPhone 5 review

on Friday, November 16th, 2012

When I got my first iPhone, the iPhone 4, I put Apple’s Bumper case on it as soon as I took the phone from the box.  I really liked that minimal case, and I used it for many months.  I finally replaced it with a case that also protected the back of the phone, butRead More…


Using an old Apple iPad keyboard dock with your iPhone 5

on Saturday, October 20th, 2012

So, got a new iPhone 5 but can’t find a charging dock?  Bluetooth keyboards aren’t your style?  Well, do you have an Apple iPad keyboard dock?  All you’ll need is the Apple’s $29 Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.

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The Apple Lightning to USB Cable has Landed

on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Shortly after the iPhone 5 was available for pre-order, I went ahead and ordered up a pair of extra Lightning-to-USB cables from the Apple Store so I would have some extras for the office and travel.  I got them today, before the anticipated Friday, September 21st iPhone 5 release date.

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Waterfield SFBags iPhone 5 Cases

on Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Waterfield has released a new range of cases and wallets for the iPhone 5.  There are five different solutions: the iPhone Wallet, the iPhone Hint, the iPhone Smart Case, the iPhone Suede Jacket and the Phone Travel Case.  The cases give you the flexibility to carry as much or as little as you want with your phone. Prices range between $10 –Read More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – I’ve Decided Not to Order the iPhone 5

on Friday, September 14th, 2012

I sorta hesitate to post this for the world to see because I’ve been known to change my mind. A lot. After feeling more fizzle than sparkle about Wednesday’s iPhone 5 unveiling, I’ve been going back and forth in my mind about my decision to pre-order one. I have been saving my Verizon upgrade sinceRead More…


Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event wasn’t just about the iPhone

on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Along with thousands (millions?) of other geeks, I have been pressing refresh on my browser for the past hour and a half trying to get the latest Apple news via the various live blogging sites which have been crashing with all the traffic. I’m not sure if I remember ever having this much trouble withRead More…