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A great case... from a bag manufacturer, STM Bags

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For a company that goes by STM Bags, they offer a lot more than just bags, and they do a great job of it. When I first got my iPad mini, as nice and small and light as it is, I knew I wanted to keep it in a case. At first, I bought a cheap case on Amazon, but it was bulky, and the magnets weren't lined up correctly, so the automatic sleep/wake feature didn't work.



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.



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.



A wooden cover for you iPhone or iPad

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I'm always attracted by natural products so have been intrigued when I see ads for wooden covers and cases. One of the makers of a wooden cover, Toast, recently sent me a walnut cover to try with my iPad mini. Toast offers wood covers so light and thin that they seem almost to be a film overlay on the back of your device. It may provide a small amount of protection, mainly from scratching, but the main purpose, I think, is simply elegance and feel. It adheres to your device with a 3M adhesive. You simply peel off the backing paper and apply the cover to the back of your device.



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.



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.

 



Count on OtterBox for protecting your iPad mini and other gadgets

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You can always count on OtterBox for heavy duty protective cases but also for rapid development of cases following the unveiling of a new Apple device. Sure enough, my iPad mini was just a few days old when I was able to wrap it in a protective Defender case from OtterBox.



Workmate for the iPad mini passes Cygnett's brutal drop test. WARNING: Graphic content not suitable for all viewers!

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Cygnett releases a new video of iPad mini drop tests!

 

If you cant see the video clip, click HERE.


Oh how these drop tests always make me cringe just a little, kind of like nails dragged slowly and screechingly down a chalkboard! All the same, I'm still glad that someone’s done it so we can see how well the iPad mini holds up upon impact.



The MacCase Flight Jacket: Elegance and Style with a Relaxed and Rugged Feel.

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We all love a good accessory bag, something that fuses style and functionality in a way that is comfortable to wear and practical, all at the same time.

 

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce to you, a company called MacCase. MacCase are the manufacturers of an excellent line of leather carry bags that would suit both the modern, technologically savvy traveler, as easily as the fashion-forward cowgirl/boy type. With their sharp looking leather exteriors the MacCase line of leather iDevice bags give a decidedly modern twist to a classically elegant carryall.

 



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.