Are you an iPad owner who can’t be without their trusty Apple Wireless Keyboard, but you don’t have a compact traveling bag to properly protect them when on the road? Feast your eyes on the iPad Wallet from WaterField, makers of quality bags and sleeves for your gizmos.
The iPad Wallet features two scratch free, lightly padded internal pockets for both your iPad and keyboard, keeping them separate and safe. An additional pocket allows room to carry your connection wires and even your iPhone. The Wallet also comes with impact-resistant inserts and a self-locking zipper for added layers of protection.
For the last couple weeks I’ve been using the iPhone 4 Defender Series Case by Otterbox, who’ve long been referred to as one of, if not the best providers of durable cases for mobile phones. With all the horror stories about the phone’s supposed “gorilla glass” breaking and cracking, I was extremely eager to test one out and protect my own Jesus phone.
If the iPad was a perfect device, a lean-to would have been magically embedded into its smooth backside. Instead, it is almost perfect and we, the heavy-walleted consumers, have to shell out for lean-to’s and keyboards for typing, cases, and other accessories of all sorts to protect its polished posterior. Ever faithful case manufacturer, Marware, have adopted the ‘leather’ Kindle Eco-Vue case for the iPad to help typing, presenting, travelling iPad users part with their money in the confidence that their metal investment is safe and sound.
Photo enthusiasts, when Steve Jobs said the iPhone was “like a beautiful old Leica camera”, the heaven’s shook and water poured from the pores of expectant camera fans. Leica cameras have been sexy for decades, but they are really, really expensive. Thankfully, the precisely designed iPhone 4 shares some shocking similarities with a few Leica cameras and costs thousands less. Thanks to the clever use of seals and iPhone cases, users can enjoy their iPhone 4′s in mock Leica goodness. For the poor in spirit, Nikonjin have unearthed Nikon rangefinder skins as well.
While Apple’s competitors try their best to draw some attention from the Jesus phone by boasting features like replaceable batteries, microSD cards and support for dual-SIM cards, a small manufacturer decided to take things into their own hands. And no, I’m not talking about AirPhone NO. 4-esque knockoffs. usbfever has just released an iPhone 4 Dual Sim Adapter Case, which augments the already awesome capabilities of the iPhone 4 by adding support for 2 SIM cards! And even without the necessity to cut them down to microSIM size!
While big name livery gets all the headlines, it’s the products of real makers that stand out. Really, what’s 5$ of felt and a few hours of your time? The above is the product of my genius wife, who having run out of room in her Celtic colouring book, decided to make a case for her iPad. I showed her my scheduler-esque Marware Eco-Vue iPad case (certainly svelte for a scheduler – and pictured here for the Kindle), but she wasn’t impressed. She wanted cute. We headed to PixDix, to the Apple Store, to BestBuy, to #Apple, and to various online retailers; not a one presented anything quite cute enough. Frustrated, but still kicking, my wife found SopoShop, and a really cute elephant pouch. Every poet is a thief and every biology lab researcher can replicate the finest of details, so while we bypassed SopoShop’s unfortunate dearth of iPad cases, we did come away with the elephant flower girl.
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Having trouble with iPhone 4 Death Grip issues? Well, now you can solve them in style. Apple’s Free Bumper case program, while a reasonable solution in its core, leaves much to be desired. I’m talking, of course, about the eventual look of your iPhone 4 with the bumper case on. It sucks And the availability of other third party cases is still unknown.
But all is not lost! Mobile Riot Gear has just put on sale a spectacular case for your iPhone 4 – the iGlowPhone. Made of high-quality vinyl, it seamlessly wraps around the device and is made to resemble the style of the stock creation of the genius that is Steve Jobs. And did I mention it glows in the dark? And all that for a measly sum of $10.95 with FREE shipping!
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I stole the tagline from EMVY just to see what sort of reception this badboy would get from TMA readers. I mean, this iPhone case is packed: juice, flash, protection – what more do you need from a ~65$ iPhone case? And since it’s all in one package, it might even trump Morphie’s Juice Pack. What’s the catch? Well, the EMVY case looks to still be on pre-order on one hand, and it targets the outgoing 3G/3GS on the other. It may be late to the game, but its specs are fine looking to say the least:
-More then 1x your iPhone battery
-On/Off switch for on the spot charging
-Flash LED light for low light camera use or emergency light
-Sleek rubber type surface (not too slippery, not too sticky)
-Specially designed to fit your hand comfortably (tested)
-Mini USC cable included, charges both iPhone and case, syncs to itunes
-Integrated 3 battery light indicator
-Increases standby time by 240 hours!
-Up to 4+ hours of continuous additional 3G talk and data time
-Cell type: Li-Polymer battery
I’m a keen walker and camper, but I also love my iPhone, so finding a case which promised to fully protect my device is a must have. I mean, that is what an iDevice case is supposed to do, right? Well sure, there are fashionable, earthy ones like the Skydda TradDuo, but when you want to beat the bushes, it’s time for rubber. The Otterbox Defender case comes in four colours: black, white, yellow and pink, catering for all audiences.
Skydda’s wooden iPhone cases look stunning in photographs, but in the hand they are more impressive. They are high quality, very easy to fit onto your iPhone, and have great functionality. The TradDuo case comes in two parts. To fit the case, you slide one end of your phone into the case (as per the instructions), then clip the bottom part on. It’s a very secure fit, with no rattling.