Twelve South’s ActionSleeve puts Apple Watch in a better spot for some sporting activities

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 17, 2017

Twelve South recently released their new Apple Watch-oriented armband called the ActionSleeve, which relocates the Apple Watch to the upper arm for certain activities, such as rigorous sports, where the wrist isn’t the ideal place to have it.

In this review, we’ll talk about the ActionSleeve’s build quality, comfort, and usability, as well as where you can get your own. Read More

 

Say hello to Twelve South’s first luxury shell case for iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 12, 2017

It’s certainly been a busy start to 2017 for premium accessory maker Twelve South, which today launched its first ever shell case for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Aptly named RelaxedLeather, it’s hand-burnished along the edges and corners so that it ages naturally with time, giving it unique look and feel.

Quilted microfiber lines a 5-sided recessed shell to keep your phone in pristine condition and protect it from everyday drops and falls. RelaxedLeather is offered with or without external pockets and in five warm colors. Read More

 

Speck’s Presidio cases offer scratch and drop protection for your new MacBook Pro

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 6, 2017

Apart from the colorful array of iPhone case offerings Speck is known for, they’re also fabled for their popular transparent MacBook Pro cases, which are built to prevent scuffing across your computer’s metallic surface while you travel with it.

Speck is now announcing a new breed of Presidio-based transparent cases for the all-new 2016 MacBook Pro at CES 2017, which for the first time, brings as much as four feet of drop protection to Apple’s premium notebook computers thanks to the company’s patented Impactium material. Read More

 

OtterBox expands uniVERSE system to iPad Air 2 & 9.7-inch iPad Pro, adds new partners

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 6, 2017

OtterBox’s popular uniVERSE modular case system for the iPhone 6 and later will soon be expanding to the iPad. The company has announced its plans to launch a new case soon for the iPad Air 2 and 9.7-inch iPad Pro specifically, along with a number of new accessories to complement them.

All uniVERSE case systems are designed so you can add or remove compatible accessories to your device, such as camera lenses, external batteries, and tripods among other kinds of things thanks to special adapters built into the back of the case. Read More

 

Incipio’s OX case lets you charge your iPhone 7 and listen to music simultaneously

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 5, 2017

Among the many things being unveiled at CES 2017, accessory maker Incipio has just unveiled a new case for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus called OX that has a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack in addition to a Lightning port.

The case intends to do away with the convoluted process of charging your device and listening to music at the same time even when you don’t have a pair of expensive wireless headphones to solve this problem for you. Read More

 

Twelve South’s BookBook and Journal leather wallet cases are both classy and unique

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 3, 2017

Just a couple of weeks ago, Twelve South announced the launch of two new cases for Apple’s latest handsets, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. One is an updated model of the popular BookBook case, which Twelve South is well-known for, while the other is a completely new case known as the Journal.

Both cases are crafted out of high-quality leather and include built-in wallets that let you store a number of credit cards, IDs, and cash. We’ll give you a hands-on look at both of them in this review. Read More

 

Mujjo is a high quality leather wallet case for iPhone at a great price

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 21, 2016

The phenomenon of wallet case popularity among iPhone owners hasn’t gone unnoticed by luxury case makers, and the Mujjo case is just one of those sexy options that leather lovers will have a hard time resisting.

Crafted out of vegetable-tanned leather and internally lined with a layer of suede to keep your iPhone cradled with the softest touch possible, the Mujjo is a luxurious travel case made for anyone who doesn’t want to lug their wallet around with them just to carry an ID and credit card on them at all times. Read More

 

Teardown analysis suggests AirPods charging case quality issues might have caused delayed launch

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 20, 2016

Having torn apart Apple’s AirPods wireless earphones and their charging case, repair masters over at iFixit have now posted their initial observations. AirPods have so many components crammed into tight space that the they’re virtually not repairable or recyclable. As for the charging case, an X-ray analysis of its logic board reveals a few “quality issues” that may have contributed to the delayed AirPods launch. Read More

 

Twelve South launches all-new Journal case, BookBook for iPhone 7 now available

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 15, 2016

Want to give your new iPhone 7 that vintage look without sacrificing device protection? Look no further than BookBook, the family of stylish leather cases from premium accessory maker Twelve South. Starting today, their BookBook case is available for iPhone 7/Plus and they also have an all-new edition, called Journal. Billed as their most luxurious folio case, Journal uses full-grain leather on both the outside and inside for a clean look.

Like BookBook, Journal features slots for cards, cash and ID. Both BookBook and Journal are now available for $59.99 and $69.99, respectively. Read More

 

Review: the high quality leather cases from Nodus Collection

By Jim Gresham on Nov 26, 2016

Nodus Collection, which I reviewed exactly one year ago, is back in-action with updates for iPhone 7 and their wallet collection. If you remember the article regarding the iPhone 6 versions, it was a gushingly positive exposé about their high quality leather, excellent craftsmanship, and attention to detail.

Be warned, this is another one of those glowing reviews. However with a Black Friday twist, you can nab one for yourself at 25% off, or donate the savings to ShelterBox, supporting relief in areas hit by natural disaster or global conflict. Read More

 

Speck’s Presidio Grip iPhone 7 cases handle everyday clumsiness with ease

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 1, 2016

Anyone who knows me personally knows I’m a huge fan of Speck’s cases because they keep a slim form factor, and yet they pack a lot of drop protection and a superior anti-slip feel in your hand into that compact package.

Starting with the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, Speck has re-worked their case lineup into what’s being dubbed the Presidio series, which features an all new drop protection technology they’re calling Impactium. Read More

 

Some great stick-on wallets for iPhone

By Cody Lee on Oct 20, 2016

Stick-on (or adhesive) wallets are the perfect solution for folks who want to leave their wallet at home, but hate the bulkiness of dedicated cases. These are essentially thin pouches that adhere to the back of your device and hold your credit/ID cards and some cash. We know this is not your typical accessory category, so we’ve put together a list of some good options that work with most recent iPhone models. Read More

 

Waterproof cases for iPhone 7

By Cody Lee on Oct 12, 2016

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are “water resistant” (though Apple’s warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage), and that’s fine for accidental spills and splashes, but it’s not good enough protection for taking pictures in the pool. For that, you’re going to want a waterproof case.

Since the iPhone 7 is still rather new, there aren’t a ton of waterproof cases available for it just yet—popular accessory-maker Lifeproof still says ‘Coming Soon’ on its website—but we were able to put together a list of some solid options based on feedback and features. Read More

 

Battery cases for your new iPhone 7

By Cody Lee on Oct 7, 2016

Apple says the iPhone 7 gets up to two more hours of power over the iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 7 Plus gets an additional hour over its predecessor. But folks wanting true all-day battery life, or erratic all-weekend battery life, are still going to need some help.

That’s where battery cases come in. A battery case can double (or more) your iPhone’s battery life. There aren’t a ton of them available for the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus yet, but we’ve put together a list of some solid options based on price and customer feedback. Read More

 

Some great wallet cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

By Cody Lee on Sep 26, 2016

The wallet case is a popular choice for iPhone owners, as it combines two things that you’d normally have to carry separately—your phone and wallet—into one easy-to-cary item. Thus, we thought it would be helpful if we put together a list of some great wallet cases for the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

As usual, we based our selections on factors like personal experience, price, and customer feedback. We also paid attention to design—we wanted a mix of slot and folio cases—and availability. Because the iPhone 7 was just released, a lot of case-makers don’t have wallet options available yet. Read More

 

Some heavy duty cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

By Cody Lee on Sep 23, 2016

Although Apple has taken some major steps this year to make the iPhone more durable, the device is still very susceptible to bumps and scratches. This is why we recommend putting a case on your smartphone if you want it to stay in like-new condition.

We’ve already recommended a number of different cases, but for those who work and use their phones in more harsh environments, a heavy-duty case is the only way to go. Here are a few we like so far that are available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus right now. Read More

 

Some great minimalist cases for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

By Cody Lee on Sep 22, 2016

If you recently purchased an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, and are in the market for a minimalist case, this post is for you. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite minimalist cases for Apple’s new handset based on price, personal experience and customer reviews.

So what qualifies as a “minimalist” case? Obviously the term is a bit subjective, but to us this means it has a subtle, unassuming design free of complex patterns and unsightly branding. They’re typically thinner, made of a single material, and solid in color. Read More

 

Some great ultra-thin cases for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

By Cody Lee on Sep 21, 2016

Have a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus? The first thing you’re going to want to do—unless you don’t care about scratches or abrasions—is find a case for it. And if you’re like me, you don’t want some big bulky case. You want something ultra-thin that won’t get in the way.

So we’ve put together a list of several great ultra-thin cases for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These obviously aren’t the only available cases for Apple’s new handsets, but we picked these specifically based on personal experience, user feedback, features and pricing. Read More

 

How to prepare for your iPhone 7

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 15, 2016

Many anxious Apple customers are anticipating their new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus handsets and are scheduled to receive them as early as this Friday.

Some customers are dealing with shipping times extending as far out into the future as October or November, but regardless of how long you’ll be waiting, everyone who bought an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus has one thing in common: we should all be preparing for the day when it arrives. Read More

 

6 great iPhone 7 cases you can buy right now

By Cody Lee on Sep 8, 2016

Once you’ve made the decision to purchase an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, the next thing you’ll want to consider is what kind of case you’re going to get for it. With a starting price tag of $650, and some models prone to fine micro-abrasions, you’re definitely going to want to protect your new handset.

There are several types of cases already available for the iPhone 7, including thinner slim-fit cases, bulkier rugged cases, and those with built-in credit card slots so you can leave your wallet at home. So we decided to round up some of our favorites in an effort to help you with your selection. Read More

 
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