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

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)!  

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The Fusion+ is a CES Innovation award-winning case to be reckoned with, and I wish I had time to post up on all the majorly cool accesory products these guys have created, but basically that's a magnet, and almost all their stuff can be slapped onto a fridge or similarly mounted to something. Rokform also sponsors a motorcyle racing team, so no surprise they make especially sturdy stuff.


The Seidio Obex waterproof case is rated to stand the submersion of up to 2 meters of water, and the MIL-STD-810G drop rating will mean that you can also drop your device and likely not smash it. They were also featuring a new Vetreo screen protector that offers a 9 hardness rating, which sounds damn hard.


The OUTRIDE app was probably as cool or cooler than the actual case/mount, which by the way can go on your mountain bike as easy as a surfboard. Use the app to find out all the extreme stuff your friends are doing or easily share your own adventures including pix, vids, etc. App even designed and implemented by mophie.

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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.tumblr.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.