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First Looks: OtterBox Preserver Series Cases for iPhone 5/5s/5c


In a somewhat surprising move considering its recent purchase of LifeProof, OtterBox has released a case that’s competitive with Fr? and other similar cases. Preserver Series Case ($90) is available for the iPhone 5, with iPhone 5s and 5c versions coming soon. The case takes classic OtterBox aesthetics, and transforms the handset into a waterproof, drop-proof device, halfway between the Armor and Defender cases. Of course this includes full button…

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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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First Looks: Griffin Survivor, Survivor Clear + Survivor Slim for iPhone 5c


Griffin has introduced a range of cases under the Survivor name, all designed to offer atypical protection for the iPhone 5c. The first is the classic Survivor ($50), a hearty, element-resistant plastic and rubber case. It’s the one to go with for the highest level of protection. Survivor Clear ($30) is much more subtle: it has a sheet of clear plastic along the back, with black rubber around the edges, adding padding to the corners for extra shock…

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First Looks: Beyzacases Sarach for iPad mini


There’s not much to be said about Beyzacases’s Sarach for iPad mini ($180). That price is insane for any case, and considering this one’s a sleeve, it’s even more out there. But, those are factors we’re used to from Beyzacases, and it comes with the same benefits. Particularly, it’s the high quality leather we’re talking about. The smooth, genuine cowhide is available in black, tan, brown, or camel colors, and sewn together at the top with a thin…

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First Looks: Apple iPhone 5c Dock


In light of last year’s claim from Apple’s Phil Schiller that “we do not plan on making a dock for the iPhone 5,” we were somewhat surprised to see its iPhone 5c Dock ($29) appear, alongside an iPhone 5/5S model, immediately following the announcement of those two handsets. The iPhone 5c Dock is almost identical to prior docks from Apple, such as its iPhone 4 Dock, with a few notable exceptions. The white plastic block now features Lightning…

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First Looks: Spigen SGP GLAS.tR Nano Slim for iPhone 5


Deciding “thin” just isn’t thin enough, Spigen SGP is back with the latest edition of its glass screen protector. GLAS.tR Nano Slim for iPhone 5 ($40) is only 0.23mm thin, down from the 0.4mm of GLAS.tR Slim. Otherwise, it’s pretty much the same product: same cutouts, same pack-ins, same look and feel. The thinner size does help enable greater case compatibility….

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First Looks: ZeroChroma Vario-SC for iPad mini


It’s no exaggeration to say that we’ve been waiting for ZeroChroma to release Vario-SC for iPad mini ($50, aka Vario-SC Mini) since the day Apple announced its 7.9″ tablet: despite the full-sized iPad version’s singular omission of left side protection in the name of iPad Smart Cover compatibility, it has become one of our go-to iPad cases, growing in perceived value every time a competing option with an integrated stand falls short. Vario-SC for…

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First Looks: Macally MCAR10L 10Watt Lightning Car Charger


Macally’s MCAR10L 10Watt Lightning Car Charger ($25) is a rather nondescript, captured-cable solution for charging an iPad, iPhone, or iPod in the car. Coming in white, it has a three foot cable leading to a Lightning plug from the charger. Third- and fourth-generation iPad charging won’t be as fast as possible though, as this one only goes up to 2.1A, and not 2.4….

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