If you are looking for a understated case for your iPhone 5, this is not for you. The folks at SQ1 seem focused on pleasing consumers who are looking for loud, in your face colors. Did they succeed and are the bright colors enough for you to pick up this case? Read on for our comprehensive Caseology/Mercury case review for iPhone 5.
While the iPhone seems to garner the most interest among case manufacturers, we are starting to see more and more cases available for the current generation iPod touch 5g. The latest from Poetic is an iPod touch version of their Atmosphere case, which we reviewed last year and found to be somewhat average. Is this current iteration more of the same? Read on for our full Poetic Atmosphere Case for iPod Touch 5g review.
Despite owning the iPhone 5 for six months, I’m still amazed at how Apple managed to design a phone this incredibly thin and light. For many, they want to toe the line between retaining the form factor, but adding some level of protection. It’s no surprise that a number of manufacturers have been designing cases that do little to the overall weight and footprint of the iPhone 5, all while guarding it from scratches and scuffs. The ultra-thin cases won’t get mistaken for an Otterbox or Lifeproof, but they have their own set of design and usability hurdles. See how […]
Flipboard, the app which creates a magazine from your aggregated feeds, is out with a major new release. Version 2.0 makes things more personal, offering users the ability to create and share their own magazines created using Flipboard. Is Flipboard quickly becoming the go-to app for your news and social interactions. Read on for our full Flipboard 2.0 review.
As one of the more popular battery cases for the iPhone, there was great anticipation for the debut of an iPhone 5 battery case from Mophie. Given the changes from the 30-pin dock connector to the Lightning connector, there were challenges for all accessory manufacturers given Apple’s strict standards for meeting the guidelines in their Made for iPhone program. The iPhone 5 also introduced a new, larger display ultimately required a complete redesign of their product. How does it perform in every day use and what battery life boosts can you expect? Read on for our full Mophie Juice Pack […]
When you mention cases that offer serious heavy duty protection, the name synonymous amongst many iPhone users has been Otterbox. With a new iPhone, comes a new case from their Defender series. Does it live up to the heritage of being a case that is built to endure the worst of conditions? Read on for our comprehensive Otterbox Defender for iPhone 5 review. At first glance, you might wonder how this all gets assembled to create a single case. If your Defender case came as one piece, you can use a fingernail to peal back the silicone layer. Actually, during […]
Looking to supplant traditional banks, Simple Bank focus is to create an easy, customer friendly banking experience. Central to this experience is an iPhone app, a debit card and their website at Simple.com. Joining Simple isn’t so easy. You have to request and subsequently wait for an invitation. A few months back I received my invite and it was the first time I was genuinely excited about correspondence from a bank. I’ve been using the service for a few months alongside my current traditional bank. Are they any different from Citibank, Chase and the rest? Read on for my full […]
If you are looking for a slim case to show off the ridiculously thin iPod touch 5G, there are a good number options available to you. One is the Incipio Feather Shine Case, which is modest update to their popular Feather series. Does it add suitable protection while retaining the sleek look of the iPod touch 5G? Read on for our full review of the Incipio Feather Shine Case for iPod touch 5G.
More and more people are looking for cases that provide the utmost in protection, allowing them to remove restrictions on where they can take their iPhone. LifeProof has been one of the companies that has been a pioneer in this case category. While LifeProof cases have a natural appeal to those who enjoy extreme sports, these cases are also suited for those who simply want maximum protection for all life throws at them. Water, Dirt, Snow and Shock. Their latest case is the LifeProof frē, designed for the new iPhone 5. So how does it measure up to the elements? […]
The company that seems to be synonymous with serious, rugged protection is back again with the OtterBox Defender iPod touch 5g edition. These cases were initially designed for those who worked in non-gadget friendly environments, but have found a niche with parents who are looking to avoid the dreaded (and costly) trip to the Apple Store to repair a damaged iPod touch. The release of this case comes months after the release of the fifth generation iPod touch, so is it worth the wait. Read on for our comprehensive OtterDox Defender iPod touch 5G review.