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What's Next? You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet... [on the evolution of Apple]

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With all the chatter in the blogosphere, about new products soon to be released, and patent battles being fought on all fronts in the courts of law, I think it's important to keep in mind the old expression: "You ain't seen nuthin' yet!" Truly, hasn't this week been a great example of that.
 
With the court cases bringing out details Apple would just as likely have preferred to keep private, we have been granted a rare insight into the evolution of products in the Apple iDevice chain, as well as having been given glimpses into what Apple had in mind, in prototype form, two years ago.
 
That said, can you imagine what Cupertino has in store for us in say, 5 years? That's not that long. Think about it. Within 5 years, devices and functions that are now, only in prototype/patent form, may very well be seeing the light of day. It's not for nothing that Johny Ive says that the products Apple is working on now, are some of the best, most exciting products Apple has ever invented!



TopKase iPhone case offers innovative rolltop screen protection

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As a writer for iPhone Life, I've seen it all, so it's hard to impress me with yet another iPhone case. But I am indeed very impressed, and pleased, with the rolltop case from TopKase. So what sets it apart?



Review: Sena Ultraslim Leather Case

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 I have been using the Ultraslim leather case review sample for a little bit now. This review is based on the model for my Galaxy Tab 2.0 7” Tablet. However, there are Ultraslim versions available for iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and the new Nexus 7.  I have linked the different models below so you can go right to your device for more info. Regardless of device type and size, the Ultraslim case is essentially the same. (My photos are at the end)

 

As you will see on their website, “The UltraSlim is the thinnest leather case ever designed for any mobile device. It is perfect for those who prefer zero bulk.” I can’t sum this review any better than Sena has already said in these two sentences.



iPhone, meet the CellHelmet case. You break your iPhone, they replace your iPhone. Guaranteed!

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It's no secret, there are a plethora of cases out there that offer extreme protection for your iPhone. Some are definitely designed better than others, and some are bulky, and others less so. In fact, many cases offer protection from water, dust, shock, vibration and impact, but only one company offers the assurance that if your iPhone breaks while it's in their case, they will replace your device.



Introducing: Scosche's RAILKASE. Rugged protection for your iPhone 4/4S.

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Introducing the RAILKASE, from Scosche.

 

 

Scosche’s has entered into the  diverse and extensive field of rugged protection iPhone cases with what they call, the RAILKASE. The RAILKASE is a clever design that offers should offer a significant amount of protection for your iPhone, in most of the everyday circumstances you might encounter. This case isn't necessarily an extreme duty or military spec case, and it does lack one essential component that I feel any case claiming to be truly "ruggedized" ought to have, that being a built-in screen protector, but for most people in most situations, the Scosche RAILKASE will be more than enough to keep their iPhone safe and sound.



Why compromise when you can have it all with Seidio Cases?

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Seidio makes so many cases that you really have no excuse not find the one you want. Belt clip holsters, battery packs, and more. But in the past, I've avoided rugged, bulky cases because they interfere with docking cradles. So I was really excited to see the assorted offerings from Sedio at last month's CE Week in New York City.



Cushi cushions your iPhone in style

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Maybe you don't want to use a bulky case, or maybe you're already using the Apple Bumper on your iPhone. But suppose you still want to add some style to your iPhone. ID America has a neat approach, called the Cushi. It's a three dimensional adhesive cushioning pad that sticks to the back of your iPhone, but doesn't leave any residue when removed.



Caseinity's novel Cord-on-Board case ensures you always have a USB cable

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It happens all the time. You need a USB cable to charge or sync your iPhone but you can't find one. Caseinity has come up with a novel approach, by including a short cable clipped to the interior of their case.


The case comes in white or black, although the short USB cable is white in either case. There is some added thickness, as you might imagine but it's not excessive and it incorporates a honeycomb protection layer, so you're getting a decent case with a nice extra.


Crystal Couture Cases are a cut above but at a price below other crystal cases

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In the nearly four years I've been writing for iPhone life Magazine, I've never ever recommended a Swarovski style crystal iPhone case for several reasons. First, they end to be fragile as the crystals fall off, ruining the look, and second they tend to be very expensive, in the $100+ range. That becomes even more expensive when you consider it won't last long. So I was pleased to see, feel, and try the latest cases from Crystal Couture Cases at last month's CE Week in New York City.



Nexiom PowerSlate adds a ton of battery life, for iOS devices and laptops

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There are a lot of external battery packs for the iPhone, fewer still for the power hungry iPad, and even fewer for laptops because of the non-standard plugs. So I was very excited to see the PowerSlate from Nexiom at CE Week in New York City last month.




Not only does this one device offer over 13,000mAh of power (almost ten times that of iPhone battery cases) it can provide power for an iPad, and even most laptops!



iPhone Cases, iPad Covers, iPod Sleeves | iPhone Life Magazine

The market for iPhone cases is increasing exponentially with the release of the new iPhone 4S.  The companies that make the cases are always looking for more ways to capture their customers attention.  Whether practicality or style is more important, we review the products so that you don't have to.

Are you looking for a durable clip-on case for your new iPhone 4S? There are plenty of choices that exist already, thanks to the fact that the new iPhone's dimensions are the same as the original iPhone 4. One of the more recent cases to hit the market is Ballistic's Sport Rugged Universal Smartphone Pouch. How does it stack up to the competition? Read on to find out.  

iPhone cases are getting to be like jewelry… there seems to be a different case for every occasion. If the occasion is rugged outdoor activity, the Ballistic offers a tough, scratch-resistant nylon vertical flip case with a thick clip that holds on snuggly to a belt or strap. While it is just slightly on the bulky side, the case is lined along the bottom and sides with a stitched ridge that will absorb the shock of a drop fairly well.

If the occasion is more flashy (Gaga Style)... There are a lot of case makers out there, but there's only one Lady Gaga.  And LuxMobile has licensed her images and designs for their line of cases.  No strangers to luxury licensing, LuxMobile also offers cases with Ed Hardy and other trendy designs.  More feminine-friendly cases are becoming popular, and the Lady Gaga collection presented several options.  There is the understated 'diamond pattern' Romance style, but true Gaga fans may want something more outlandish.  No 'meat' cases currently, but you never know. 

Surc is a case and app combo that turns your iphone into a universal remote control. What makes this device stand out from the crowd is that the unit is sleek and adds little to the size or weight of the phone. Usually you have to add an attachment to the phone to convert it into a remote. Not with this one.  This remote goes above and beyond your basic remote. You can control multiple items in a room. On top of that, I was really impressed with the capabilities and customization that this unit allows. Add the buttons you want, move them around the screen, even use gestures to control your device. Shake the iPhone and you turn on or off your TV. Watch the video to see even more features.