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Q&A with Otterbox CEO Brian Thomas on Acquisition of Lifeproof

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Last month at the Wireless Association-CTIA tradeshow, iPhone Life Magazine hosted a major event at which Otterbox CEO Brian Thomas announced the rugged case maker had acquired Lifeproof case company. Although Thomas made the announcement at our event, we were nonetheless taken by surprise as Thomas revealed the merger of these two exceptional case companies. As someone who appreciates a good protective case for my iDevices, I am excited to see what comes out of this union. Both companies are already known for making some of the best cases on the market, especially in the rugged, military-standard case division.



Plus Motif iPad Case Includes Notepad & Much More!

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I love my iPad mini and it's the only item I consistently bring to meetings. But there are times when I want a simple, traditional notepad for taking and sharing notes without relying on technology. So when I saw the Plus Motif combination iPad mini case and notepad ($34.99), I was sold! If that's all the Plus Motif provided, it would be enough, but the case also comes with a combination pen and stylus. But wait, there's more!

The case closes with a magnetic flap, and Plus Motif even offers fashionable replacement flaps that also attach magnetically, so you can change the look of your case on a whim!



Lifeproof Remains Leader of the Pack in Rugged, Waterproof iOS Cases

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There are many great waterproof, rugged protective cases on the market right now, with manufacturers unveiling new ones all the time it seems. Having had the opportunity to evaluate many of the best waterproof, heavy-duty cases currently available, I have to say, Lifeproof’s line of waterproof iDevice cases still steal the show.

The Lifeproof frē for iPhone 5 ($79.99) and the original Lifeproof case for the iPhone 4/4S are excellent examples of what a great full-time use waterproof case can be. With the cases for iPhone 4 and 5 series, we see designs that are as minimalist and unobtrusive without sacrificing an ounce of durability. You could most accurately consider these cases enhancements to the iPhone design, rather than bulky behemoths that obscure the beautiful simplicity of the iPhone.



OGIO Debuts New Line of Fashionable, Functional Tech Backpacks

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I first came in contact with OGIO gear as an off-road motorcycling enthusiast. I loved the products for their quality construction and design integrity.

OGIO’s new 2013 lineup of tech-friendly bags met all of my expectations of the company, fusing durability and water resistance with contemporary urban style. Of particular interest to any iDevice owner is the NEWT series of backpacks and messengers. OGIO designed these bags to carry the iPad, iPhone and MacBook safely, without having to tote a heavy, cumbersome pack. 



Adventure-Proof Your iPad with The Joy Factory's New aXtion Pro Cases

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The Adventure-Proof series examines and reviews the best in rugged iOS gear, apps, and accessories to help iDevice users enjoy the great outdoors with their mobile tech safely in tow. In this installment we'll take a close look at the latest in military-standard, waterproof protection for the iPad 2 through 4; aXtion Pro by The Joy Factory ($129.95).

Waterproof iPad cases are relatively rare, so my ears perked when I heard about a new line from such a reputable company as The Joy Factory. The aXtion Pro is a floating fortress of a case. It meet military grade, waterproof, and shockproof standards, so your iPad is good to go on just about any adventure. 



Top 7 Rugged and Extreme-Duty iPad mini Cases

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Update 12/16/2013: Check out Siva's new roundup of rugged cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

With the introduction of the iPad mini last year, Apple once again changed the way we interact with mobile technology. Smaller and more portable than its more cumbersome older sibling, the iPad mini is a device designed to come with us wherever we may wander. As a result of the mini's superior portability, it's also far more likely to be in the line of fire.

At such times, a reliable protective case not only comes in handy to ward off scratches and scrapes. A good, heavy-duty protective case can make the difference between a catastrophic, life-ending event for your iDevice and a mere bump in the road. With that in mind, check out these ultra-protective iPad mini cases, each with its own unique features and advantages, yet all designed to absorb and redirect the shock and potential damage your valuable iPad mini will likely encounter.



iPlifier & Ampjacket: 2 Acoustic iOS Accessories Designed to Crank Up the Volume

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The iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are great music players, especially if you're using headphones, but the speaker placement in all of these devices is problematic. By directing sound straight down, it doesn't reach the user's ears as well as if the speakers were pointed forward. I've tried gadgets like SoundJaw, which uses physics to redirect audio towards the user, but that don't typically accommodate cases. Enter iPlifier, a Kickstarter project that plugs into the lightning dock. Even if your iPhone is in a typical case, the device directs audio to the user.



Belkin Thunderstorm Delivers Home Theater Sound with iPad

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The Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater ($199.99) is a rechargeable case for the iPad 2 and 3rd Generation that packs enough sonic punch to knock you out of your seat. Admittedly pricey, this audio accessory from Belkin offers quality and intense portable sound through Audifi digital signal processing, making movies and games immersive fun. This product can also solve the dilemma of buying a separate case, stand, battery and speaker.



Top 2 iPad Cases with Organic & Natural Feel

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I love nothing more than iDevice products constructed of natural and organic materials. The feel and durability of accessories made from natural materials is comforting to the touch and a welcome modification to our otherwise cold, hard, metal and glass iDevices. So if you're looking to add an element of natural elegance to your iPad, I have a couple of great products to share with you. 



Boa Courier 10 by Booq: Top Reasons You'll Love this iPad Bag

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If you’re in the market for a bag to carry your decked out iPad tablet, you may find the right mix of qualities in Booq's Boa Courier 10 ($99.95) messenger bag.



Best iPad Cases, Reviews: iPad Cases, Covers and Sleeves

When searching for the best iPad cases, covers or sleeves, you always look to find the best that fits your needs.  Cases should not only protect your tablet, but it should also show a glimpse into your personailty.  Articles like the Go Ahead and Brag, with Braggables.com, can help to illuminate what that is.

While you strive to cover your basic needs, you also look for cases that are practical and safe.  The Griffin TechSafe Case for iPad 2 Review is a perfect example of when you simply want an iPad case that will work, while at the same time keep your investment safe.  Although, perhaps you don't need a case that is built for trade shows and you only wish to protect your tablet while going through your daily activities or travels.  The best iPad cases, like the Piel Framma, can help show one of the possible options that can provide an elegant or simple design.  The Maroo iPad Case is another example of practicality meets fashionable.  Either way, we are confident that our website will guide you to the best cases, covers or sleeves that you want and need.

Another thought to have when considering what cases or cover you want to buy is whether or not it will fit into your car mount.  There are several car mounts that won't allow for your device to be in both the mount and its case.  So obviously you will need to make sure that the case is compatible.  Or perhaps your will always carry your device and want a cover with a handle.  Handles on the back can make it safer to hold, but some may not want the extra bulk.  These trade offs can help you to see what kind of cover you may want.

What ever your style may be, you can find more than enough here at iPhone Life.