We're back on the Mac tip with our refurb selections this week and this go-around it's the newest of the new. Nothing here older than one year and some of it even fresher than that. So if you're in the market for a mini or a case for your iPad or something really darn cheap, you've come to the right place.
Getting your iPhone’s battery to last all day can be a challenge. We’ve all got chargers stashed around work, home, and our vehicles, but, obviously, none of those are very helpful when you’re nowhere near a power connector. By tossing the Powerskin PoP’n in your bag, you can effectively double your iPhone 5 battery life. Since it’s not a form-fitting case, the PoP’n will also charge other lightning-port-equipped devices.
If you're looking for a minimal iPhone case, this isn't it. Sure, it looks cool, being machined out of aluminum and all. But this is the first case we've seen that needs a layer of vinyl strips to protect your phone from its case. And don't even get us started on the fact that the case comes with its own zippered protection case. Oh, and did we mention that you also might want to add the screwdriver key fob to your keyring, in case you need to get your phone out of this contraption? It's all a bit much, although that's sort of the point.
The toughest iPhone cases are often the bulkiest, but Crimson's Aluminum case bucks that trend. Cladding your iPhone in a rigid frame of aircraft-grade aluminum, the case's minimal design offers protection from everyday scrapes.
The Dillocase website describes the company's products as "no-frills, minimalistic iPhone cases," and we can't imagine a more apt description. The Dillocase is a standard two-piece hardshell design. Slide the top half over your phone, and the smaller bottom piece slides into place. The inside is lined in soft material to protect your phone from scratches.
When I got my 11-inch MacBook Air, I loved the form factor, but I had a heck of a time finding a decent sleeve for it — everything seemed sized for the 13-inch models or the smaller iPad. So for a while my Air just lounged in a zippered case for the 13-inch Air, like a kid playing dress-up with grown-ups’ clothing.
We hate to sound like a broken record, but with so many Mac users out there, these kinds of great refurb deals are an excellent chance for someone with a bum machine to pick up a killer deal. Plus with all the new iPhone and iPad buyers out there, people gotta have cases. Sure, we found a couple cool things in here not cases, didn't we? Well, you'll just have to read on to find out.
It's too early to see it, but you know in the next couple weeks the market is going to be flooded with accessory deals as manufacturers prepare for the iPhone 5. For now, things are holding steady, but the dam's gonna burst soon. Meanwhile, get your hands on some of these top tasty bargains.