Tag Archives: 5/5s

First Look: m?k Sound Case for iPhone 5/5s


Although we’ve seen iPhone cases that offer passive audio amplification before, m?k Sound Case for iPhone 5/5s ($20), from the company of the same name, offers the feature in an inexpensive and unobtrusive package. The rubber case is like many others, with built-in Sleep/Wake and volume button protection. There’s also one opening for the headphone port and microphone, and another for the Lightning port, but none for the speaker. This is because…

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Review: Skech Glow for iPhone 5/5s


What Glow actually does is protect the iPhone impressively well for a $25 case. Not only does it include thorough rear and side protection, but the lip around the screen and the button coverage are both spot-on, with the latter offering full tactility. Along the bottom edge, Skech chose to go with a design that straddles the two most common options. There’s not one opening, and there aren’t three tightly tailored holes. Instead, there are two…

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Review: Magpul Field Case for iPhone 5/5s


Almost identical to the prior version, the case is one piece of molded thermoplastic, with a slightly gritty texture and a raised grid pattern across the back. It’s available in 13 colors, ranging from earth tones to brighter primary colors, and including a translucent frost. The material is thick enough to feel substantial without being bulky; in fact Field Case is actually a little thinner than a standard CandyShell. The ridges are a nice…

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First Looks: Grove WoodPrint Case for iPhone 5/5s


WoodPrint Case for iPhone 5/5s ($99) is a customizable version of the Grove’s earlier Bamboo Case. This one is made of maple, but the shape and overall design are the same. What’s different is the fact that you can upload your own images to the company’s website, decide on the shape you want printed, and then have the customized case sent to you. There’s even an option to have up to three different images printed on the same case….

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Review: iBattz Mojo Refuel Aqua Removable Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s


Inside the case is the same 2200mAh removable battery as is included with Mojo Refuel, although this version notably only comes with one cell, not two. Our previous tests showed that the battery can provide a 104% charge to a fully discharged iPhone 5, which is a really impressive result. For more details on the base case itself, please see our previous review. When it comes time to switch from the standard Mojo Refuel configuration to the extra protective,…

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Review: STM Harbour 2 for iPhone 5/5s


Just like the original version of the case, Harbour 2 combines a hard, matte plastic outer layer with rubber, which lines the inside. The rubber extends out to the front end of the case, forming a lip around the screen that helps protect it from the ground. Unfortunately, the material doesn’t make it to the Sleep/Wake and volume buttons; they’re left unprotected, sitting slightly recessed, but still easily accessible. STM has made…

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Ask iLounge: iPhone 5/5s docks and case compatibility


Q: Are there any docks that currently will fit an iPhone 5S with the new Apple leather case? – Sean A: The official iPhone 5s Dock (iLounge Rating: B-) released by Apple last week is, rather ironically, not compatible even with Apple’s own iPhone 5/5s leather case. Third-party Lightning Dock solutions have been available for a few months, and any docking solution designed for the iPhone 5 will work just fine with the iPhone 5s, but unfortunately…

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