Every other week, I review a handful of different cases for your iOS and Mac devices. But is there anything that I haven't covered that you'd like to see in Best Case Scenario? Leave a comment after the cut and let me know what, and if, you've been looking forward to seeing a review of an interesting looking case from a particular brand.
In this week's Best Case Scenario, I'm just picking from the pile of the leftovers. With the great lot of iOS device users impatiently awaiting the next big (or small? Pre-paid?) iPhone, it's slim pickings here in the land of case reviewing. But this week, we've got iPad 2 cases that feature Andy Warhol's famed banana, green pillowy leather and the toughness of a thousand Rhino skills. Read on! Or, sail on, because I like nautical imagery (and themed pashminas!).
Mac|Lifers, let it be known that I was wrong. Really, severely wrong. Your precious iPhone 4 may be extinct in just a few short months, but the case companies, they are still a-makin' them. And that means we're still reviewing them! If you just adopted an iPhone 4 into your home, you might want to check out this week's Best Case Scenario, featuring a brushed aluminum case from id America and a tough shell from Incipio. There's also two cases for your iPad 2, including a beautiful vintage leather case made in Spain and a back cover from Targus that pairs well with your SmartCover.
It's a genius idea: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The Smart Cover's epic folding ingenuity -- and the fact that it's literally stacked right next to the iPad 2 when you pick it up at the Apple Store -- made it an instant hit. For that reason, many iPad 2 users have been asking for cases that work with the Smart Cover, rather than against it. Your wishes have been granted! In this week's Best Case Scenario, we checked out back covers from Incipio, Speck, iFrogz and iLuv and checked out how they paired with Apple's Smart Cover.
I know, I know -- an iPhone refresh is imminent and I'm still covering iPhone 4 cases. But, you know what? Some of you aren't upgrading any time soon, I know this. And I also know that sometimes people get really bored of the same ol', same ol' and want to graduate to something new, and perhaps a little more artsy, like the Incase Bird's Nest Snap Case featured in this week's Best Case Scenario. I also know that you can't sell an iPhone 4 with a battered chassis, so do cover it up in a protective case like the Speck ToughSkin or IvySkin Wrangler Case. And, there are a bunch of ridiculous products out there, including one that claims to make it easier to hold the phone with your shoulder. But does it really work? You won't find out unless you click "read more".
This week in Best Case Scenario (cue cutesy intro song), we're reviewing more iPad 2 cases that've hit the market. But this time, each case comes with a little something extra, like the Booqpad folio case, with room for a notepad and pen inside, and the Qmadix Portfolio case with removable Bluetooth keyboard. We also reviewed a foldable Bluetooth keyboard from Scosche, and a new case from Hard Candy.
I'm not necessarily saying that you have to be "wild and free" to enjoy these iPad cases, but I would venture to say that unless you're the type that rides his bike, snowboards with your iPad in your bag or traverses dirt-covered trails, you might not find the cases featured in this week's Best Case Scenario of any interest to you.
This week, we've got a folio-style case from Timbuk2, two rugged, extremely protective cases from Otterbox and Gumdrop, and a cutesy pink case with Smart Technology from iFrogz.
It's been a few months since we've purchased our iPad 2s, and we have to say that despite the faster processor and dual cameras, our favorite part about Apple's second-generation tablet device is its svelte chassis. With that in mind, there's no reason why we'd want to leave it naked for the dangerous world to scratch, dust and ruin. Whatever, call us prisses, but that's what cases are for! To keep your Speedy Gonzalez tablet chugging along without the hold back of broken displays and sticky buttons. Here's a quick round up of the iPad 2 cases we've rated the highest for Best Case Scenario, and keep checking back because we'll be updating this page as more cases come out.
Feeling like a big shot lately? Whether you cover up your iPad 2 in something sleek and professional to look good to clients, or to simply hide the fact that you're usually playing games on that thing, this week's Best Case Scenario features some impossibly cool looking cases. We've got a case from overseas case manufacturers Yoobao, a nice folio-style case from Speck, Belkin's Access Folio stand with a pocket for your things and a stylish gray leather case from Mivizu.
You waited months for the white iPhone 4 to become available at a store nearest you. You were so determined to hold out longer than your friends for the now 9-month old technology, that you can't believe its white chassis is finally in your hands. But wait! Why let the whole world see it? Why not cover its beauty with a protective, decorative case? Why not one of the cases featured in today's Best Case Scenario?
This week, we're covering iPhone 4 cases from Incipio, art- and eco-conscious BlueTrek with their LostDog line, XtremeMac, and the rugged, super-protective Otterbox.