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Siva Om is a freelance writer and blogger. He's covered the latest trends and developments in mobile tech for over a decade. Siva founded iDoc Tech Support computer services in 2002. He has been an avid gamer ever since getting his Atari console in 1977. When not working, Siva enjoys adventuring off the beaten path.

For the most adventurous, insane and gnarliest escapades, the Optrix iPhone case is your perfect companion!

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Okay, let me start by saying I've never engaged in a more extreme sport than off-road motocross. Hands down, of all the sports I've been involved with over this lifetime, including Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Single-handed sailing, track or kayaking to name a few, none has ever beat the living-daylights out of me like off-road motorcycle riding.

 

Now I will admit to delusions of grandeur at times, when I am out there racing my brother, catching air and eating dirt, thinking about turning pro... but that said, I do ride pretty hard and fast and as a result I've had my fair share of bumps and bruises (and sprains and breaks too!) over the years.

 
    
 
So when I say to you, that the Optrix XD iPhone case is worthy of its claims of being one of the most hardcore and rugged cases on the market it is no small matter. The Optrix is designed for just about any crazy adventure you can imagine. And with its built-in 175 degree wide-angle lens, it is truly the perfect accessory for capturing those crazy, extreme moments on film as they go down.


Ballistic introduces the Every1 iPhone 5 case: Hearty protection that's fit for, well... Everyone.

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Ballistic's latest iPhone 5 protective case debuted today and it is an instant favorite of mine. Ballistic is already highly regarded in the world of iPhone cases as a company that knows how to make a great protective case. This latest addition to their rugged case line up combines the best elements of a heavy-duty protective case, with the slim line, compact design of a simple shell.
 
The Every1 case is a stylish rendition of the often militaristic-looking heavy-duty protective cases.


Urban accessories meet old world charm in Portenzo’s iDevice cases.

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If you were not already familiar with the Alano family of deluxe leather cases by Portenzo, I’d describe them as a great combination of rustic, old world charm and a modern-classic appearance. These high-quality leather iDevice cases are absolutely exquisite and bring an earthy, organic feel to our all metal and glass iPads. The simplicity and practical functionality of the Portenzo cases will suit many an iPad and iPhone user perfectly. Anyone who appreciates a little old world, country flavor with their iDevices, will certainly appreciate these cases.

 

The Alano cases for the iPad and iPhone remind me of magical leather bound books, the likes of which you might see in Victorian, early Western or Medieval times, straight out of King’s Landing. Urban gypsies, modern cowboys and renaissance classicists (anyone out there a Hobbit fan?) will all feel comforted and at ease with their high-tech devices elegantly ensconced within a Portenzo iDevice "book" case.



Introducing the strongest, most accurate, most authentic screen protection for your iPad.

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The Vitreo from Seidio is a breakthrough new iPad accessory that I have absolutely fallen in love with! If you want to utilize a screen protector with your iPad there is perhaps no better option when it comes to preserving the graphic integrity and touch-responsiveness than the Vitreo.

 

The Vitreo is a tempered glass alternative to the plastic sheets that are so common in the world of iPad screen protection. With a 9H hardness and optical clarity that rivals the iPad’s own a Gorilla Glass screen, the Vitreo is the most accurate interactive experience you can hope to have with your iPad if you, like me, prefer to have a screen protector of some sort to protect the iPad’s touchscreen at all times.



Case-Mate's Tough Extreme: Redefining Rugged Fashion. [Review]

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Those of you who follow my articles know that I'm both an outdoor enthusiast as well as a person who likes to bring my mobile devices into the field with me. So I get to test the reliability, durability and ruggedness of many products that claim to be just that; reliable, durable and rugged. I'm always keeping my eyes open for any new accessories that can help keep our iDevices safe in potentially unfavorable circumstances, whether they occur in the urban jungle or in the great outdoors.

 



When the Vikings attack, CellHelmet’s got your back!

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I’ve got strong Gaelic roots, meaning that some of my great ancestors were indeed Vikings. So I'd like to think that if and when the Vikings were to swarm from the floor that they would spare me (and my iPhone) their wrath. But you never know with Vikings, they are a wily bunch, and one can never be too safe. So with that in mind, take heart, there is hope and salvation!

 

The folks at CellHelmet are here, with all new CellHelmet cases for the iPhone 5! With my iPhone safely protected by my CellHelmet, I say bring it on you Vikings! Come what may; be it a Viking ground invasion, a Zombie horde shuffling through the ’hood, or just the day to day hazards of mundane life, the CellHelmet is the one case that will guarantee your iPhone gets quickly replaced if it should break while within the case.



2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Great Gifting Tips for iDevice Lovers.

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Featuring 50 great gift ideas in ten categories! You are sure to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list here...

 

Like most everyone else, I've got the holiday season on my mind. Honestly, there's nothing I love more than a good celebration of family, friends and togetherness. It's the time of year when so many traditions come together in the spirit of love and joy to exchange both good will and gifts of gratitude and appreciation. With the holidays now in full swing, I thought it a perfect time to offer my “Top Ten” list of holiday shopping ideas for that special Apple iDevice lover in your life.   

 

I've streamlined this article in the hopes of making things easy for you, especially if you are doing any online shopping, as this article is rich with valuable links that will provide you with a good variety of options within each category. In fact, you may want to bookmark this page, which features 50 different items in the Top Ten gift categories.   

 

You can use this article as a handy reference guide over the coming weeks; your one-stop, one-click resource for iDevice holiday gifting.   

 

Happy Holidays everyone, and now without further adieu, an iPhone Life Top Ten: Holiday Shopping iOS Guide Guide.



Introducing Bloggn: A truly beautiful Tumblr client you'll love to use!

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Bloggn is such a good Tumblr client, it has already made me wish I was a more frequent Tumblr user, and with such a silky smooth Tumblr interface at my fingertips I have been enjoying my time on Tumblr more than ever. Lately, with the help of Bloggn, I can't help but notice myself making excuses to keep checking back with my Tumbler account, just for the ease and intuitiveness of this stellar app, working on this Bloggn app review being top of the list.

 



Don't miss this unbeatable sale on these amazing iPhoneography apps!

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With the huge popularity of the iPhone in today’s world its safe to say that taking a picture of whatever strikes our fancy has never been easier. With the iPhone or the iPad (especially with the introduction of the ultra-portable iPad mini) in our lives it seems we are never far from a camera these days. Well, whether you are an aspiring iPhone photographer (“iPhoneographer”), just a casual picture-taker, or a skilled camera wizard, have I got great news for you!

 

App developer MEA Mobile (creators of over 95 Apple App Store apps) is having a huge sale on all of their apps! Now thru Wednesday, all of their apps are FREE. This includes almost a dozen great iPhoneography apps, including the already very successful iSupr8 among others. Don't delay though, as this sale ends tomorrow!



Mini cases, Maximum Protection: The best rugged iPad mini cases in review [Roundup]

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Welcome to my review of the top three rugged cases for the iPad mini that are available to purchase now. While there aren't a ton of heavy-duty case options out there yet for the recently unveiled iPad mini, there are a few excellent choices. This is a roundup of the top three, extreme-duty, rugged cases available for you to pick up for the new iPad mini right away, with no delay! With Black Friday and the official start of the holiday season this week, what better time!?

 

The iPad mini may be the new kid on the block but it’s already selling like hotcakes and I expect it to be at the top of many a holiday wish list. Every good boy and girl deserves a good protective case for their new iPad mini, especially considering how infinitely more portable the mini is than its larger sibling. Since we will be seeing more iPads out in the wild now than ever before let's take a look at some of the best of the best of heavy-duty, extra-protective cases built to keep our iPad minis safe from harm, no matter where the roads may take us.

 



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