iPhone 5/5S

mophie juice pack air for iPhone 5/5s review

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 …

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Add wireless charging to your iPhone 5/5s

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 …

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Prong PocketPlug charger-case for iPhone review

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 …

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Truffol Autograph leather skin for iPhone 5/5S review

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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Vority X5S iPhone 5/5S charging case review

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 …

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

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 …

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Jackery Leaf iPhone 5 & 5S backup battery review

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 …

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Nextware Bloom: Handcrafted Wood Case for iPhone 5/5s review

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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You can answer your phone through the cover of this iPhone case

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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You can forget the phone charger with this iPhone case

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 …

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

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. …

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

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 …

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Carry a tool kit in your iPhone case

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, …

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