Tag Archives: Case

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: Belkin LEGO Builder Case for iPad mini


The case’s hard plastic shell comes in green, yellow, or red. Either generation of iPad mini easily snaps into it, although Retina iPad mini users will notice that there’s no opening for the rear microphone. Otherwise, there are clean holes for the headphone port, top mic, Sleep/Wake button, and rear camera, plus a gap for the side switch and volume buttons, and another for the speakers and Lightning port. Overall, it’s not the most protective…

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Review: Belkin Qode Slim Style Keyboard Case + Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air


Despite Belkin’s Qode cases sharing a family name, they’re actually rather different from one another. Slim Style is a brand new product, not based on any keyboard cases that’ve come before. As the style almost always necessitates, it’s a folio, with the keyboard fixed inside the front cover, and the iPad Air held on the opposite side. The exterior is a synthetic material that’s on the edge of looking like faux leather,…

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Unu DX-5 Battery Case Giveaway


iLounge and uNu are giving away fifteen (15) uNu DX-5 Battery Cases ($79.95 value). Fifteen winners will be randomly selected to win Five (5) Matte Black cases, five (5) Glossy White cases, and five (5) Metallic Red cases. When normal batteries won’t cut it, get the Extreme; the most powerful external battery by uNu yet. Boasting an industry-leading 14000mAh battery capacity, this powerful device can keep even the most demanding users satisfied.…

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News: Apple discontinues iPad Smart Cover, Case

Apple’s online store now lists the iPad Smart Case and iPad Smart Cover as discontinued for the iPad 2 and iPad (3rd/4th-Gen). The site now only shows a dark gray Smart Case and Cover, but both are unavailable for purchase online. Limited inventory may be available in some retail stores. This is a somewhat curious move, considering Apple has kept the iPad 2 in its lineup. However, Apple is still selling a number of third-party cases that…

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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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