Like the regular Candyshell, the Candyshell Card for iPhone 4 is heavily padded in shock-absorbing rubber to protect your iPhone from the most unexpected falls. If you're going out for a night on the town, stuff your three most essential cards in the back of this case and there's no way they'll fall out while you're stumbling through VIP lines. However. if you're planning on taking this case off when it's not in use, think again--we had such a hard time prying this thing off when we tested it, that the mere thought of putting it back on made us sort of avoid having to ever do so. And compared to other cases + card holder hybrids, this one is too bulky to keep in your pocket for the night.
Yes, this iPhone 4 case opens beer bottles, and it doesn't make such a bad case either. This seemingly odd, but totally useful case protects your phone from falls and helps contribute to the party with the built-in steel bottle opener. While the case is sort of awkward for serious iPhone users (the bulky backing prohibits your phone from laying flat), the party animal in you will appreciate the added convenience of never having to open your own bottles or cans ever again. There's even a app that counts how many bottles you've opened and plays a custom sound. And as a case, it's actually pretty rugged if you plan on bringing your iPhone with you to a few massive keggers. Just be careful not to drop your phone in the beer there, bro.
In this week's Best Case Scenario, we're taking a break from the traditional, put-it-in-your-bag iPad cases and focusing on something completely different. We've got an iPad case with an added hand holster, an elastic band that straps the iPad to your knee, a stylish iPad sleeve for urban hipsters and a special iPad case that can be mounted to your wall.
We'll admit that the neoprene slySkin from Urban Tools is pretty hip. The tight-fitting sleeve comes in three different colors and is made of organic, waterproof material, and the inside is padded with fluffy velvet material that doubles as a screen cleaner. And while the slySkin is made for the stylish urban dweller, it's doesn't at all compromise function for fashion.
This incredibly hokey looking device is actually great for iPad users who love sprawling out in a bed or laying on the couch after a long day at work. And we have to admit: after viewing a few episodes of the Mac|Life show on the iPad with this silly looking contraption, we were totally hooked. While the MyClip Thigh Kneeboard is actually marketed for pilots taking long, trans-atlantic flights, it's also fitting for the dorm room dweller or couch contortionist.
Those shaky rides home on the Metro make it difficult to read anything on the iPad, or hold on to the thing when you're moving about. Fortunately, the HandStand takes care of this slight annoyance, enabling you to hold the iPad in an ergonomic fashion without the fear of dropping it. It's a silicon case with a hand strap mounted to a rotating disc, so you don't have to worry about taking the iPad out of your hand to reposition it. However, the strap will take some time getting used to, as it's a bit tight at first. And because of the case's protruding back, it can be difficult to place your iPad in a tiny bag.
iPad cases can be truly a work of art, whether they're made of recycled materials, hard-to-grip plastic, or faux leather. This week, we've got some pretty good looking--and yes, functional--iPad cases that'll protect your tablet and show it off in style.
In this week's Best Case Scenario, it's the return of the iPhone 4 case reviews! This week, we've got splendid cases from brands like Gumdrop, Trtl Bot, eco-friendly BioSerie and makers of hand-made Moleskine look alike cases, Pad & Quill.
'Tis the season to be jolly--and give away iPod touches as presents! Imagine the look on the faces of your gift receivers when they see that Santa did, indeed, bring them what they were wishing for. Of course, to keep those iOS devices in tippy top shape until the next holiday season, you'll need to keep them protected. In this episode of Best Case Scenario, we're reviewing iPod touch cases from Griffin, Incipio, and Speck, as well as a two-sided microfiber screen cleaner from Toddy.
We know--that iPad is all that's kept you from going crazy at work, right? It keeps you entertained at work and puts a little kick in your daily grind. In this week's Best Case Scenario, we reviewed three cases that would go over well at work, plus a hand strap that you could use to show off the iPad during presentations, or pretend to make it fly.