Tag Archives: iPhone

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: Fuse Chicken Une Bobine for iPhone 5/5c/5s


At one end of Une Bobine is a traditional USB plug, while two feet away at the other end there’s an MFi Lightning plug, surrounded by a wide plastic housing and a rear support. Unfortunately, this plastic severely limits case compatibility, which is the biggest downfall of the product; unless you’re using a shell style case, a slider, or the rare model with a flip-up bottom, you’ll have to take it off to use it with Une Bobine. The cable…

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Ask iLounge: Internet access from Wi-Fi iPad via iPhone


Q: I have an iPhone 5 and just purchased an iPad Air with Wi-Fi only. I have an adapter that can go from my iPhone to the iPad. Will I be able to access my Internet from my iPhone to the iPad away from my house by tethering? I don’t want to purchase the $20 tethering from AT&T. – Lupe A: From a technical point of view, you can definitely tether your iPad to your iPhone for Internet access. Between iOS devices, however, this actually cannot…

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Ask iLounge: Using an iPhone with an external Bluetooth adapter

Q: If I were to connect a Micro USB adapter to my iPhone 4, and then insert a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter into the Micro USB adapter, do you think it would be able to work with Bluetooth 4.0 devices? – Scott A: Unfortunately, this wouldn’t work as iOS doesn’t include the necessary drivers to access third-party Bluetooth adapters via the Dock Connector port using the normal Bluetooth protocols. An individual third-party app could theoretically…

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First Look: Incipio [OVRMLD] Clear + Rowan for iPhone 5c


Incipio has announced two new variations on its [OVRMLD] case, both for iPhone 5c. [OVRMLD] Clear ($35) is almost identical to the plastic-backed, rubber-bordered original, with one big difference: it’s transparent. The clear plastic expertly transitions into clear rubber, making for a case that can truly show off the colorful shell of the iPhone 5c. Rowan ($30), is a two-toned case, with a checkered texture on the back. Both cases offer button protection,…

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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 Look: Skech Bello for iPhone 5c


Bello ($20) is Skech’s first iPhone 5c case to make it to us for review. Like many we’ve seen up to this point, it combines rubber and hard plastic into a single piece. Here, the plastic makes up the majority of the case, and is available in seven translucent to transparent colors. The opaque rubber comes into play around the front edge, and over the buttons….

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