Friday
Dec272013

Spigen Ultra Fit Crystal Shell, Clear Ultra Hybrid iPhone 5s Cases Review

So you just got an iPhone 5s for Christmas and you're already on the hunt for a nice protective case to compliment that golden piece of technology. Or maybe you're looking for a different case and you've owned an iPhone for a while now. Regardless, if you like seeing your device in all of its aluminum and glass/ceramic glory then I think we've got just the thing for you. It's now turn for brilliantly clear cases to show what they've got to offer, and we have got two new and inexpensive cases to test from Spigen that promise ultra-clear protection and a slim, form factor.

Spigen's brand new Ultra Fit Crystal Shell for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 is a case that has been designed to preserve the original shape of these devices whilst offering lightweight scratch protection. It's also part of Spigen's Ultra Thin Air collection, albeit improved to offer a full 360 degrees of protective coverage. Influenced mostly by Apple's introduction of the gold iPhone 5s, Spigen has recently released an all-clear version of its hugely popular Ultra Hybrid slim case which combines the best of both worlds using a hybrid design in order to offer drop, impact and scratch protection. What makes these two clear cases so special? Head over to our full review to find out.

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Monday
Dec232013

LifeProof Nuud iPhone 5c Waterproof Case Review

The Nuud is LifeProof's latest offering for Apple's colorful polycarbonate-made iPhone. It's an innovative waterproof case with screenless technology borrowed from the company's Nuud case for the iPad - the first case to have pioneered this brilliant concept. And in doing so, LifeProof has fixed the most troublesome area that has affected every case model since the inception of the LifeProof case. The Nuud no longer requires an integrated screen protector which means you can now directly touch your iPhone's glass touchscreen without of course sacrificing invaluable waterproof prowess. Check out our full review of the Nuud case for the iPhone 5c right after the cut!

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Friday
Dec202013

Twelve South BassJump 2 Review

Twelve South, the company with a respected bias towards all-things Apple and primarily Macs, has recently come out with the Bassjump 2 - a successor to the original BassJump that launched a few years ago. It's still as portable as ever so you can take it with you almost anywhere, consumes its power and delivers audio using only one of your USB ports, and is made out of aluminum so that it perfectly compliments your Mac. For those of you who haven't yet discovered this little squarish metal box of tricks and don't know what it does, well, the BassJumpis quite simply a portable subwoofer add-on that connects to any MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air creating an energetic threesome of audio awesomeness. It basically introduced the missing mid-level and low-end bass so desperately needed to your Mac's built-in speakers using an external power-friendly and sleek complementing design along with a custom OS X app. Make your way down to our full review to find out what's new with Twelve South's BassJump 2.

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Tuesday
Dec172013

PhoneSuit Elite 5 Battery Case for iPhone 5s Review

After a long overdue waiting period, PhoneSuit's battery case for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 has finally arrived. It's been nearly two years since we reviewed the company's original PhoneSuit Elite battery case for the iPhone 4, which we believed was outstanding at the time and even awarded it with our Editors' Choice award. As much as iPhone 5 owners anticipated a new PhoneSuit battery case, one never came until now. So what took PhoneSuit so long to redesign a new battery case model for Apple's 4-inch smartphones? Surely it isn't because of a revolutionary new design since it's no different from its predecessor, albeit minus a few small changes. We're of course talking about PhoneSuit's new PhoneSuit Elite 5 battery case for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5. So far we've secretly had it around and have been testing it for a full month, so be sure to catch up on our full review of the PhoneSuit Elite 5 down below!

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Thursday
Dec122013

AM Mist + Spray Screen Cleaning Blocks Review

AM is responsible for some of the world's most innovative cleaning products designed exclusively for cleaning filthy gadget screen. We were never as excited about screen cleaning as we are now. Although you may not have heard about them, AM has been around for decades making cleaning products for record and cassette players. The company resurfaced late this year with a brand new line of colorfully fun and unique cleaning products suited for today's tech lifestyles. AM has quite a few options for laptop, tablet, smartphone, desktop, keyboard users and even TV viewers, but one screen cleaner immediately stood out to us.

We've got our hands on the Spray and Mist, AM's mystical all-in-one solution for eliminating all that "schmutz" on your touchscreen devices whilst sanitizing them too. With a bit of Apple and Danish thrown in, AM's all-in-one cleaners are appealing enough to wet our taste buds. So be sure to jump over the break for the full review where we put the Spray and Mist to the ultimate test of cleaning our gadgets to a squeaky clean finish.

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Monday
Dec092013

JBL Spark Wireless Speaker Review

JBL's most recent speaker offerings can only be described as creatively ambitious. From the Pulse to the Voyager, and now the Spark, JBL is pushing ahead with some of the most uniquely designed and innovative speakers we've seen yet. But we're here to talk you about the Spark, not the AllSpark, but JBL's new and trendy Spark speaker. With a unique funky translucent design which just so happens to be Harman Kardon's signature weapon of design language choice, the Spark brings a visually fun play on wireless speaker styling. Jump into our full review to find out what we think about JBL's Spark, and how it compares to other wireless speakers!

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Tuesday
Dec032013

Spigen Tough Armor Case for Retina iPad mini Review

The Tough Armor case for the iPhone 5s has won Spigen our esteemed Editors' Choice Award, and now there's a Tough Armor version made for Apple's new and powerful iPad mini 2 with Retina display. Spigen's toughest iPad case ever is once again claiming that its the slimmest case that provides even more protection than other bulkier cases out there. Judging by our past experience with the Tough Armor case for the iPhone, it's easy to believe that the iPad version of it will impress no less. And in fact, as soon as we slapped it on our iPad mini we knew that it would be added to our all-time favorite cases for Apple's new powerful pico-sized tablet. With that said, the Tough Armor isn't perfect and it indeed comes with a few caveats worth reading about before pulling that quick-scoping trigger of yours. So be sure to jump over the hedge for our full in-depth review of the new Tough Armor case for the iPad mini!

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Wednesday
Nov272013

id America TouchTone Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

That’s right, id America has brought its own portable speaker to market called the TouchTone. This touch controls-featuring compact speaker is looking to compete up against some incredibly known brands in the audio world. And at $80, the TouchTone is asking for a piece of Ultimate Ears' ultra-compact and nicely balanced Mini Boom speaker, JBL's all-too familiar Flip speaker and many more that plague the shelves of electronic retail giants and the likes of Amazon and other online retailers.

But what does a case company have anything to do with audio gear? We asked the same exact question numerous times before, notably when Incase launched its line of headphones more than a year ago, we questioned the accessory brand's ability to put out decent sounding headphones. Needless to say, we were astounded by how amazing Incase's Sonic headphones actually turned out. So before we doubt another case company's ability to expand its line of products, we are giving id America's first ever speaker an honest shot as we go ears on with the new TouchTone portable Bluetooth wireless speaker. Be sure to head past the break for our full review!

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