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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 still Read More…

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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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mophie juice pack air for iPhone 5/5s review

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I tend to keep my iPhone 5 charged, but both my husband and daughter tend to let their batteries die.  I’m tired of paying cell phone bills for phones that aren’t even available to call part of the time, so I decided to do something about it.  I couldn’t get a separate battery pack, because Read 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 is Read More…

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Add wireless charging to your iPhone 5/5s

on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

I never used to understand the allure of wireless charging, but frankly I’m getting tired of the tangle of wires on my bedside table.  This RichardSolo iPhone Wireless Charging System could remove at least one wire from my tangle.  The charging case looks as sleek as any I’ve seen for iPhone, and it’s available in Read More…

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Prong PocketPlug charger-case for iPhone review

on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

With the always-online connectivity of smartphones these days, the folks making chargers are trying to keep up as much as those developing better battery chemistry. If you’re one who can’t quite make it through the day on a full charge, or if you travel and need to take along a charger, you’ve probably been irritated Read 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 a Read More…

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Vority X5S iPhone 5/5S charging case review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Phone cases are one of my secret passions. I love to have something different than everyone else, and I love color. One problem with the charging cases I’ve seen is that they are pretty limited in the colors you can have. I’ve seen black, white, and every once in a while, a blue or red Read More…

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An iPhone 5/5s case so minimal, it’s almost not there

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

This Kickstarter project is seeking funding for an iPhone case so minimal that it almost doesn’t exist.  Instead of a case that engulfs the sides and back of the iPhone or even a bumper case that covers the sides, and sometimes impacts cellular reception, the Bumprz case simply covers the corners.  The designers contend that Read More…

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Jackery Leaf iPhone 5 & 5S backup battery review

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The world of backup batteries for smart devices is a fiercely competitive one! There are generic, external charge-anything battery packs to device-specific cases. So how do you decide which one to get?  Jackery has designed the Leaf, a hybrid type charging system that allows you to attach the battery pack to your iPhone 5/5S when you Read 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 a Read 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 the 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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Just Mobile Aluframe for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

When I decided to get the iPhone 5S, I knew that I had to have the gold version. Not only was it ‘rare’ at the time, but it just looked different. Since then, I’ve been looking for a nice bumper frame to go along with my phone so I can show off my phone yet Read More…

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Tired of typos on your iPhone? Maybe the Typo keyboard case can help you.

on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Because he was tired of the inefficient on-screen keyboard on his iPhone, Ryan Seacrest (yep, the guy on TV) joined with Laurence Hallier to develop the Typo iPhone Keyboard Case.  The Bluetooth keyboard sits at the bottom of your iPhone and, according to early users, can increase your typing speed and reduce the number of mistakes. Read More…

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Add storage and extra power to your iPhone 5/5S with the new mophie space pack

on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Because I have a family of three who all like new iPhones, we tend to stick with the lowest-storage model when we upgrade to keep cost under control.  That means I tend to have to watch what I load up on my iPhone 5, which means I don’t have any music on there.  It would Read 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/silver Read More…

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Odoyo Power+Shell EX for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Anyone who uses their phone for several hours a day has to fret about their battery life at some point. My husband and I use our phones quite often, and his older phone would need some sort of power by suppertime. I recently purchased a battery case for my husband, and ever since then I Read More…

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This iPhone dock has a “slap-happy” snooze bar

on Friday, September 27th, 2013

There are a lot of docks out there that allow you to use your iPhone as an alarm clock, but Snooze from DistilUnion says their working snooze bar separates them from the pack.  The body of the dock is made of maple wood; the snooze bar is made of a rubbery material with an internal Read More…