By Todd Bernhard on Tue, 06/30/2015
By Siva Om on Tue, 06/30/2015
Just because a case is a ruggedized, waterproof, military grade case, doesn't mean that all waterproof cases are created equally. This week we're taking a side-by-side, comparative look at two of the leading extreme-duty cases currently on the market. Catalyst's iPhone 6/6 Plus case is going head-to-head against Dog and Bone's Wetsuit for the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Read on to find out which of these two premium cases fares best in our shoot-out.
By Todd Bernhard on Fri, 06/12/2015
Laut gave me the opportunity to try APEX Mirror Case ($29.99). It's hard to impress me with a case, because I am asked to review so many. But Laut has come up with a clever offering. The APEX Mirror case, as you might imagine, includes a mirror on the inside flap. This will be great for makeup checks before hitting the town, or for a quick look before taking that selfie. As professional photographers often say, the best camera is the one you have with you. The APEX Mirror Case makes sure you always have a mirror with you as well.
By Todd Bernhard on Tue, 06/02/2015
The TYPO keyboard case, backed by Ryan Seacrest, had high ambitions, trying to bridge the gap between physical keyboard devices like BlackBerry and the touchscreen world. But they flew too close to the sun, or BlackBerry in this case, almost copying the keyboard identically. BlackBerry sued, and Typo settled, so now Typo Innovations is barred from making keyboard for devices smaller than an iPad mini.
By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 05/21/2015
With a name like Ztylus, I was expecting a stylus, but instead Ztylus gave me the Ztylus Metal Camera Kit ($114.95) to try, which includes an iPhone case and 4-in-1 revolver lens. I came away impressed.
By Todd Bernhard on Sat, 05/16/2015
Act fast, because until May 16th at 11:59pm (ET) only, PowerSkin is offering their PoP'n for just $10 shipped. Technically, it's a penny with $9.99 shipping, but however you slice it, it's a good deal, since it normally lists for $49.99 plus shipping. The PowerSkin PoP'n latches on to the Lightning port (or microUSB if that's what you order) of your iPhone and sticks to the back of the phone or case. Not all cases will work with it, as you need some clearance around the lightning port, but you could always remove your case if needed. Their website lists the iPhone 5/5s/5c, but it should work with an iPhone 6.
By Siva Om on Wed, 05/13/2015
The makers of my favorite waterproof iPhone case have finally come out with the Catalyst for the iPhone 6 Plus, and I continue to be tremendously impressed. They've taken a design that was already exceptional and tweaked it with subtle refinements producing an end product that happens to be what I would consider, the best waterproof case on the market. Not that there aren't other great waterproof cases available for the iPhone 6/6 Plus series, there certainly are. That's why it's even more of an accolade for me to state that the Catalyst case is perhaps the best of an increasingly crowded and competent waterproof case market.
By Tommy Ly on Sat, 05/09/2015
The one thing that never changes about the iPhone is its need for protection. It's difficult to have a device that looks better with each iteration and to want to show it off, but also worry about the damage it may take from everyday use. Seidio aims to alleviate some of that stress with their everything-proof Obex case ($79.95), but is it worth the price?
By Nate Adcock on Wed, 04/29/2015
The DX-FREE ($69.99) from uNu Electronics is a 2400mAh external battery case that is surprisingly thin and light. The two-piece construction gives superior protection that is practically seamless once installed. So much so that I almost couldn't uninstall it!
By Todd Bernhard on Mon, 04/27/2015
By Nate Adcock on Thu, 04/23/2015
We had a few minutes to preview the latest Pelican cases at CES this year, but really only a glance. We wanted to make sure we circled back and provided full reviews now that Pelican was able to send out some samples. We recently received both a Pro Gear Protector (starts at $29.99) and Voyager (starts at $37.49) series case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and we can confirm that these new cases provide the serious protection you want if you are dragging your device around with you everywhere. They also come with a lifetime guarantee!
By Siva Om on Sat, 04/18/2015
With summer practically here I figured, what better time to write about some great iPhone cases to keep your iPhone safe on summer adventures. The following roundup features some of the best medium-duty iPhone cases, ones specifically designed to keep your iPhones secure, without hiding the inherent beauty of the device.
By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 04/08/2015
Perhaps it's because Apple is so secretive, or because the Apple Watch was preannounced long before its availability, but leaked photos of a watch "in the wild" with its packaging is being analyzed over and over. AppleInsider shows these photos from a now-private Instagram account.
By Daniel Rasmus on Tue, 04/07/2015
By Todd Bernhard on Fri, 04/03/2015
This past weekend, during a long train trip (over six hours each way) I had the opportunity to try Kraken iPhone Case ($49.95). I appreciated the kickstand as it allowed me to flip down the tray table and catch up on some TV shows during the ride!
By Tommy Ly on Fri, 03/27/2015
Apple products excel at offering equal amounts of fashion and function, so why shouldn't accessories be able to do the same? I had a chance to try Inateck's TBP-IA for iPad Air ($12.99) and it comes very close.
By Todd Bernhard on Sun, 03/22/2015
The iPhone and iPad ushered in the Post-PC era; and when the App Store launched, it created a new economy. As an app developer, I've been able to ride that wave and it has been an incredible journey. If you would like to piggyback on the success of the iPhone, but aren't a programmer, there may be another way.
By Todd Bernhard on Sat, 03/21/2015
I had the opportunity to try the Otterbox Defender and Symmetry Series ($39.95 - $59.95). OtterBox gave me a variety of cases to try, in assorted color combinations. They offer a dizzying array of choices and have come a long way since the old days of basic black cases with the rare yellow or white option.
By Becca Ludlum on Thu, 03/05/2015
I understand that others might not change their iPhone cases daily like I do, but I think we can all agree that there are times when you need something different then your "everyday" case. Here are the cases that I'm using right now—for every situation.
By Daniel Rasmus on Tue, 02/24/2015
This case round-up looks at the first big wave of iPhone 6 cases that I received after the Consumer Electronics Show. Keep in mind that price doesn’t necessarily reflect the quality or protection attributes of the cases. It is very difficult to compare cases to each other because you need to include your own personal use case in the equation. As you read these reviews, think about the following questions: