Thursday
Nov202014

LifeProof Fre iPhone 6 Waterproof Case Now Available

LifeProof has finally released its Fre waterproof case for the iPhone 6 today sporting a familiar, albeit much slimmer design than previous Fre cases for the iPhone. LifeProof's Fre features a built-in (plastic) screen protection with Touch ID support, and it can be fully submerged underwater up to a depth of 2 meters for up to one hour. In addition, the Fre offers the iPhone 6 full protection against dust, dirt, snow as well as drops from up to 2 meters in height. It's available now in black only for $80. An iPhone 6 Plus version of the Fre has yet to be released, but LifeProof has confirmed that it is coming soon.

Wednesday
Nov192014

Spigen Intros Teka Aluminum In-Ear Headphones

If you like their protective smartphone and tablet cases, chances are that you'll also like their new in-ear headphones. That's right, Spigen's foray into the audio market is as real as it gets. Though for all we know these can simply be another rebranded pair of in-ears from an OEM. Not that it really matters as long as don't fall short. The Teka are Spigen's first Beats-inspired in-ear headphones crafted from aluminum with a wallet-friendly price tag. Like the Nocs NS500 Aluminum, the Teka's aluminum housing features diamond-cut chamfered edges, because we all know chamfered aluminum is really a must on anything that wants to look a bit more premium.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Hardcore Tablet Stands Made From Slices Of Train Rails

Who would have though that heavy chunks of real train rails would make one of the most amazing pieces of tablet stands imaginable. Griffin has collaborated with Rail Yard Studios to create one-of-a-kind, hand-made gritty tablet stands, each costing $130 and artistically fashioned out of reclaimed decommissioned rail stock and railroad spikes forged out of steel. The Rail Artifact Stand is made up from two railroad spikes welded to a flat tie plate once used to hold down parts of the rail creating an angled back support for virtually any tablet. The less grungy-looking Rail Slice Stand is a solid slice of a 12-inch wide railroad rail weighing a hefty 11 pounds, and features a CNC-milled cavity for your tablet's charging cable connector. Both stands were made to hold full-sized and small tablets in either portrait or landscape orientations.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

Twelve South Unveils HiRise Deluxe Docking Stand For iPhone & iPad

Arguably the best docking stand for the iPhone and iPad just got better and more versatile than ever before. The HiRise Deluxe is Twelve South's new and improved all-metal docking stand redesigned with a few fan-requested improvements over the original HiRise including a new gold color and polished chamfered edges. Starting with a more convenient and simplified no-tool adjustment enabling users to slide the rear support backwards or forwards in order to accommodate different types of protective cases using a twist knob at the back instead of having to tighten a few screws on the bottom of the original model.

In addition, the HiRise Deluxe features two included color matched charge and sync cables: an MFi-certified Lightning connector cable, and for the very first time a micro-USB connector cable that Twelve South says will let users dock and charge their devices that are encased inside battery cases like Mophie's Juice Pack Air. You'll obviously be able to now use your Android devices with the HiRise Deluxe thanks to the included micro-USB connector, which is designed to fit the HiRise's height-adjustable connector adapters in order to fit into the numerous thicknesses of protective cases.

Twelve South's HiRise Deluxe is fully compatible with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini, iPod touch, and unofficially most other Android and Windows Phone devices. It's available right now in silver, black and gold for $60.

Thursday
Nov132014

Lunatik AQUATIK: The Best Looking Waterproof iPhone 6 Case

This is Lunatik's new AQUATIK case. Arguably the best looking and sleekest waterproof case for the iPhone 6. It's the first waterproof case we've seen that actually doesn't look like one, but rather more like an ordinary stylish protective case thanks to its low-profile and slim design. Don't let the sleek design fool you though because the AQUATIK is built using some tough engineering that meets or exceeds IP68 technical specs and military 810G drop test standards. Billed as Lunatik's slimmest ultra-protective case, the AQUATIK features refined rounded edges, articulating vibrate/mute switch and optimized button tactility, and an easy snap-in two-piece installation design similar to that of a LifeProof case.

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Thursday
Nov062014

SwitchEasy AirMask For iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Offers Inclusive Paper-Thin Protection

SwitchEasy is back in the game of making unique cases for the iPhone. This time the company unveiled a new type of case that it thinks will revolutionize the case industry. Only it won't. The AirMask isn't the first of its kind, but it is the first to market when it comes to encasing Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Much like the Slim case created years ago for the iPhone 5 by iSkin, SwitchEasy's AirMask is an ultra-thin shell case that fully encompasses the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus, providing a full 360-degree worth of protection against scratches and marring. With a form factor that is only 0.35mm thick and weighing just 10 grams, the AirMask is made up from two thin hard pieces of polycarbonate polymer layers, which instead of snapping together to form a seamless one-piece casing around the iPhone – use an adhesive to install over an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus covering both the front and back with a ultra-thin layer of protection that is also said to provide users with an anti-slip grip thanks to the micro-textured, metallic-like finish.

Similar in construction to the 0.35 case for the iPhone 6, we wanted to create a product that formed a protective shell around the iPhone including the screen that was easy to apply, but wouldn’t cause bubbles as is a common problem when applying protective films to a screen,” said Julian Yang, Sales and Marketing Director of SwitchEasy. “We’ve gotten great response from our customers about our micro-thin cases and accessories, so this was a logical step to create a unique form factor that still offers next generation protection.

The AirMask features a built-in crystal clear screen protector said to offer a quick and easy, errorless installation unlike traditional screen protectors that require perfect alignment and trapped air bubble removal. As Julian Yang notes, the AirMask is as thin and slim as SwitchEasy's 0.35 case, but offers complete front to back scratch protection made possible by utilizing next-generation precision molding and manufacturing techniques.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Logitech Keys-To-Go Is A Surface Touch Cover-Like Keyboard For iPad

You can now own a Microsoft Surface Touch Cover-like wireless keyboard for your iPad with Logitech's new ultra-flat Keys-To-Go keyboard. This is Logitech's first standalone Bluetooth keyboard designed for portable use thanks to its compact form factor and durable design. And because it's Bluetooth enabled and features iOS shortcut keys, Logitech says that you can use it with any iPad including Apple's latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, as well as with a Mac in a desktop setting. Although its very similar to Microsoft's Surface tablet Touch Cover keyboard, Logitech's Keys-To-Go will not magnetically attach to an iPad or provide versatile typing angles as it is meant to be used like a traditional wireless keyboard, laying completely flat on a surface. With a built-in rechargeable battery, the Keys-To-Go can last up to three full months on a single charge.

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