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CES Case Awesomeness...and yes that is a word!

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We have a bunch of folks at CES, so I don't want to steal too much thunder, because I know they are probably covering many of these vendors as well, but there were some early standout case products to slobber over. First up, if your want to drag your phone around in aircraft-grade aluminum, Rokform has a CES award-winning line of alloy-encasing products that jump out at you like Arnold in the Terminator! Seidio had an actual aquarium set up (complete with submerged devices, but sans fish) to show off their new waterproof Obex cases, and of course, they had to show off by streaming to a BT speaker on the outside of the tank. Last, the mophie OUTRIDE case proves that surfers need iPhone's connected to their boards to monitor for sharks (totally made that up). What is true though, is that mophie even developed an Instagram-like free app to help you find the best waves, and catalog your best ride (or "run", or whatever you surfer types call riding a wave)!  



What's ahead for Apple: IGZO displays with 3rd-generation Gorilla Glass

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The annual Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas is giving component suppliers the opportunity to tout their new technologies. And it's often a harbinger for what we'll see in future iOS devices. Corning announced its third-generation Gorilla Glass, and Sharp is pitching its IGZO displays. It's hard to imagine that Apple won't adopt both of these. IGZO is exciting. According to a post on AppleInsider, IGZO displays have twice the resolution, yet use up to 90% less power.



Amazing Tech at Digital Experience!

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One of the big tech showcase press events during the CES week of madness is Digital Experience, held at the MGM Grand Convention Center. A veritable cornucopia of vendors all crammed together--a mini version of CES, but with catering. Figured least I could do would be to post up a sample on some of the great stuff in this space. The theme this year was that of a "tailgate party", as in a party out in the parking lot of a college football game, but with vendors being swarmed by press, and the noise level cranking up to a steady drone, there was not much football interest being exhibited. Uh, anyway, let's go straight to the gear...



Hello from CES 2013!

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The press room at the annual 2013 Computer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada, was pretty dead this afternoon when I grabbed my gear, but soon that will change significantly as tons of press people from the world over descend on what is arguably the biggest electronics extravaganza in the known universe (or something)! Anyway, this is my inaugural post to remind everyone to stay connected to our blogs this week as several of us iPhoneLifers will be covering the show (Jan 8-11, 2013) in near real-time, or at least as frequently as our wireless connections will allow. It should prove to be an exciting event, and not just for iPhone/iPad/iPod-related gear (though there will be a ton of that), but also mucho mobile and just plain cool gadgets, sick apps, latest car gizmos and so much more...!!! Words can't even describe the coolness, really, so stay tuned!



Customize your iPhone, with metallic prints from Chromaluxe

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I'm a fan of aluminum photos. I have a nice family portrait printed direct on aluminum and it gets great feedback. Such prints resist fading, water damage, tears, etc., so I was excited to see the Chromaluxe cases for the iPhone 5 and 4/4S.



CES 2013 is just around the corner, and we'll be reporting live...

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One of my regular readers just sent me a message, asking why I've been so quiet this past week. I usually post articles at least twice a week so I hope my relative silence didn't alarm too many folks! In fact everything is going great! I've just been busy gearing up for the world's biggest and most popular tech event, the 2013 international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which will be held in Las Vegas next week. I will be there, along with the rest of the iPhone Life team and I am totally looking forward to bringing you news reports of all the latest and greatest in the world of technology, specifically as it relates to the wonderful world of iOS. So stay tuned, and read on for a sneak peek at what you can expect next week!



LifeProof that new iPad

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A lot of you are going to find a new iPad under the tree tomorrow, and before you put it through its paces, you might want to encase that expensive gadget in a safe case.


The nüüd case from LifeProof offers something no other rugged case does. Of course it's rugged, but it is also waterproof... So far, so good. But LifeProof does something no other case maker has tried. The achieve waterproof protection yet leave the glass screen exposed! The dock and the audio jack are sealed and protected, of course.


Hop on the BulletTrain for a streamlined keyboard and trackpad combo

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Many iOS users are also Mac users, like myself, so if you have a Mac, and an Apple wireless keyboard, and an Apple Magic Trackpad, pay attention! I have all of the above, but I found that I didn't use the trackpad that much. Rather than slide my hand off to the right, past my Magic Mouse, to the trackpad, and lose time, and risking Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I prefer the design of Apple's laptops, with the trackpad just below the spacebar.



Bring some Joy to your World, with cases from The Joy Factory

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This is one for the ladies. Or for those of you with a special lady in your life. As long as she has an iPhone!




The Joy Factory makes some great accessories, so I was excited to see why they would come up with for the iPhone 5. Just like with restrooms, the ladies always get the better end of the deal. While men get a step above an outhouse, from what I've heard, ladies rooms have couches, perfume, etc. Ladies get some neat options for cellphone cases as well.



AudiOffice will enhance your calls, and your conference room

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When I first saw the product name, AudiOffice, I was expecting a mobile office for an Audi automobile! But don't let the name fool you. AudiOffice is an elegant, well-built, well-designed Bluetooth speakerphone system for your office.



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