By Jim Gresham on Feb 2, 2016
Recently, finding time in my schedule to offer a review has been very difficult. However, some products just beg to have a closer look and Joli Original’s iPad sleeve for iPad Pro is one of those accessories. After receiving my iPad Pro, I began the quest to find a protective covering, but was not interested in Apple’s expensive cases or the Smart Keyboard. As a fan of using naked devices, I was only looking for a simple, protective case when I found Joli Originals.
After browsing the product site, I felt like a sleeve was the best way of protecting my iPad Pro, but still giving me quick access to the device in its truest form. Based on the product images, I was convinced the Smooth Collection was a high quality sleeve, that would very well match the premium experience of the iPad Pro. Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and this case certainly fits the bill. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 22, 2016
In August of last year, Catalyst unveiled the first (to my knowledge) fully waterproof case for the Apple Watch. Where other cases merely provide drop protection or, at most, water resistance, the Catalyst Case is fully IP-68 spec waterproof for up to 5 meters.
Given Catalyst’s reputation for making well-designed products, I jumped at the chance to give their Apple Watch case a try. I’ve been using it every day on my own sport model Watch for the past several weeks, and I’m finally prepared to share my thoughts. Read More
By Lory Gil on Jan 10, 2016
In addition to regularly providing you with accessory spotlight posts, we’ve also been rounding up the accessories we showcase, so you can easily run through the list without having to search our database.
Today, the accessory spotlight list covers external battery cases that have a high consumer rating and are very popular with iPhone 6s owners. If you don’t see your favorite iPhone 6s battery case, include it in the comments below. Read More
By Lory Gil on Jan 5, 2016
We’ve got another rugged case to tell you about as part of our accessory spotlight series, which is where we showcase a variety of accessories, from cases to speakers, which are top of their class. We select the products in this series to highlight based on a high consumer rating, although we may not have tested them ourselves.
You may know by now that I love camping. I also love bringing my gadgets with me when I spend time in the great outdoors. I know that goes against what most people consider “roughing it,” but some of my favorite pastimes involve sitting around the campfire listening to podcasts, or watching a movie in my tent when the world outside is totally black.
If you like to bring your iPad Air 2 with you on camping trips, or maybe you are just prone to accidents and just want to protect your tablet with a rugged case, you should check out the ArmorBox by i-Blason. Read More
By Lory Gil on Dec 31, 2015
Today’s accessory spotlight series is on folio cases for the iPad Air 2. In this series, we provide information on a variety of different accessories for iPhone and iPad to help you pick the right item for your needs. We choose the products in this series because of their significant consumer rating, even though we may not have tested them ourselves.
Dodo makes high quality, executive style folio cases for all models of the iPad. Current US president, Barack Obama has been spotted with a DODOcase in the past. We want to tell you about the company’s most popular model, the Multi-Angle DODOcase, which has a sleek, business-like look, but also has useful functionality. Read More
By Lory Gil on Dec 29, 2015
By now, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been publishing accessory spotlight posts to provide you with a variety of options for your personal tastes. We weed through the muck and filter the best accessories, based on their popularity and consumer ratings.
Today, we’ve got a roundup of top wallet cases that have been highly rated and hugely popular amongst iPhone 6s owners. If you don’t see your favorite on the list, please share it with us in the comment section below. Read More
By Lory Gil on Dec 16, 2015
Since early 2015, we’ve been on the hunt to find great accessories for your iOS devices. We want to provide you with a variety of different types of products, so you can see for yourself, which one is the best for your needs.
This time, we are presenting an accessory roundup for the iPad Air 2. We’ve sought out a half-dozen keyboards for your review and came up with what we believe to be the best keyboard cases for iPad Air 2. If you don’t see your favorite on this list, feel free to add it to the comments section. Read More
By Lory Gil on Dec 14, 2015
Recently, a friend of mine pulled this slim leather pouch out of his pocket. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew I liked the way it looked. Turns out, it was a case for his iPhone 6s.
Snugg’s Leather Pouch has that “wow factor” that protects your iPhone 6s, while looking pretty dang hip when you take it out of your pocket. It’s slim and sleek and has a soft lining to “hug” your smartphone.
The pouch is made from bi-cast leather so it looks good, but is easier to keep clean. The interior is made from soft Nubuck leather for additional protection for the iPhone’s screen. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 8, 2015
Apple on Tuesday released its very first battery pack, dubbed the Smart Battery Case and designed for the iPhone 6s and the previous-generation iPhone 6.
The $99 accessory provides device protection and offers even longer battery life: up to 25 hours of talk time, eighteen hours of Internet use on LTE (ten hours without the case) and twenty hours of video playback versus eleven hours provided by the iPhone 6s.
The built-in battery rests on the backside, beneath the credit card-sized protruding bulge. Passthrough and crossover designs permit users to connect Lightning accessories whilst the case is in use and let the case charge itself and the iPhone at the same time.
This accessory joins Apple’s existing lineup of $35 Silicone Cases for the iPhone 6s and the recently launched $49 iPhone Lightning Dock and is available starting today from the Apple Online Store and Apple retail stores. Read More
By Lory Gil on Dec 3, 2015
Most of us have had that dreaded moment when our iPhone slips out of our hands and goes flying across the room, crash-landing on the ground. If we’re lucky, the worst damage is a small ding on one of the corners. But, we’re not usually that lucky.
Urban Armor Gear makes a rugged case for the iPhone 6s with high-level drop protection and reinforced corners for added safety when trying to avoid the unavoidable. Read More
By Lory Gil on Dec 2, 2015
Around the holidays, we find ourselves using our tech gadgets even more than normal. Whether we are taking photos and videos of the kids, trying to find Aunt Linda’s new house with Google Maps, or simply trying to pretend we are somewhere else while Cousin Bob repeats that same story about the time he hand-fed a squirrel for the fifth time, our iPhones are getting a workout. Which also means our batteries are getting a workout, too.
The Alpatronix BX140 is an iPhone 6s case with a 3100 mAh battery pack that will juice up your device while you are on the go. It is fairly thin, as battery cases go, and comes with a separate bumper cover, so you don’t have to keep the charger case on all of the time. Read More
By Lory Gil on Dec 1, 2015
With the hundreds of leather wallet cases on the market, the biggest decision you have to make is how many credit card slots you want. If you want your wallet case to stand out in a crowd, try covering it in Twelve South’s BookBook case.
Today, we are spotlighting the BookBook case to provide our readers with options for the type of case they may want to invest in to protect their iPhone 6s. We have not recently reviewed the case (we did a couple times in the past for other devices) and are unable to attest to its quality, but chose to spotlight it because of its high rating on Amazon. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 25, 2015
I’ve been using the Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech case for my iPhone 6s since the device launched. As many of you know, I’ve never been big on cases, but the dings and dents suffered on my previous generation iPhone 6 Plus convinced me that I needed to reconsider the case-less strategy.
I decided that I would try a case, but it had to be one that wasn’t overly bulky or gaudy. Thankfully, the choice was fairly easy, because the folks over at Spigen sent us a package with no less than 20 cases and accessories.
I’ve already covered some of their products in previous posts, but today I’d like to talk to you about the Ultra Hybrid Tech case for Apple’s latest flagship phone. Is it any good? Read More
By Jim Gresham on Nov 25, 2015
The smell is what first grabs you. After receiving several Nodus items since their inception in 2013, it is the smell, every time, that first catches my senses. Maybe, it is the long trip across the pond from the UK that lets the leather scent build up in the box. Cracking open the package on any Nodus Collection item springs forth the best premium leather smell you will find on an iPhone case.
Certainly, there are many other things that make the Nodus line exceptional, but you can tell the attention to detail by smelling the quality of leather. It is something that should not be overlooked, when investing in a nice case.
Having attended CES for the last three years and milling over case after case, this is truly something incredible. It is leaps and bounds above Apple’s similar leather cases. Step inside for your next iPhone case purchase and a great Black Friday special discount. Read More
By Lory Gil on Nov 25, 2015
ClamCase has come a long way since its first-generation iPad case. It is now ultra thin, has a better hinge system, and has arguably the best typing experience you can get on a tablet.
The ClamCase Pro is designed specifically for the iPad Air 2 and has new features that make it even better than its predecessors. It also now comes in three different colors to match your style. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 24, 2015
Repair experts over at iFixit today pried open Apple’s new $169 Smart Keyboard case for the iPad Pro.
As you know, the Smart Keyboard is covered in Apple’s mysterious conductive fabric that actually connects the keyboard to the iPad Pro’s Smart Connector and allows for a “two‑way flow of power and data.”
But more important than that, the accessory is completely glued together, which makes servicing next to impossible. In fact, the Smart Keyboard files as one of the least repairable devices iFixit has ever analyzed so small wonder they gave it a repairability score of zero out of ten, ten being the easiest to repair. Read More
By Lory Gil on Nov 24, 2015
The 4.7 and 5.5-inch screens of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have made it possible for us to do more than ever on a smartphone. One of the benefits is the ability to be more productive with our digital lives. You can send email, edit PDFs, and write novels much easier with the larger screen space.
Top makes a hefty detachable keyboard with a leather folio cover that increases your smartphone productivity even more. Just flip open the cover and start typing. Read More
By Lory Gil on Nov 13, 2015
If you have ever let a toddler play games on your unprotected iPad Air 2, you have probably experienced that sense of dread thinking about the little one dropping it on the kitchen floor. We want to share technology with children, but don’t want it to turn our tablets into $500 paperweights.
Gumdrop makes a Drop Tech case for the iPad Air 2 that is specifically designed to keep your tablet secure when little Bobby wants to read Wheels on the Bus while chasing his sister around the living room. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2015
Accessory maker Logitech wasted no time launching its Create Backlit Keyboard Case, a folio-style protector for the iPad Pro that offers a full-size keyboard with backlit keys, something Apple’s pricey $169 Smart Keyboard case is lambasted for lacking.
Billed as the first third-party keyboard case for Apple’s latest tablet, the accessory connects to the iPad Pro’s new Smart Connector which offers simultaneous keyboard charging and data transfer, without the need for manual Bluetooth pairing. Read More
By Lory Gil on Nov 11, 2015
There are many reasons why someone would want to take their Apple tablet near or in a body of water. Reading by the poolside is one activity. Grabbing video of an Oceanside snorkel is another. If you know your iPad is safe underwater, you might be more likely to take it on an adventure.
OverBoard’s waterproof iPad case is a universal pouch that is specially designed for underwater use up to 19 feet deep. So, checking your email at that swim-up bar is now possible. Read More