Everyone knows Moleskine as the ubiquitous black hardcover notebook for writers. The company has managed to make itself relevant in these digital times by releasing a plethora of products to cater to everyone, including LEGO-themed notebooks for kids, travel notebooks for jet setters, and notebooks with watercolor paper for artists. But with the prevalence of tablets and eReaders, many users may be picking up their iPad before they reach for the Moleskine. For that reason, Moleskine has released a Digital Shell Case that's mean to house your iPad or Kindle and carry your writing materials.
Remember when hardcover books had canvas covers? Well, they don't make them like that anymore, and with ebooks rising in popularity you might as well outfit your iPad as an old book. Right? That seems to be the trend. Cygnett's Alumni canvas case for iPad feels exactly like one of those books, and protects your tablet, too.
Carrying around pepper spray is never a bad idea. One tiny spray bottle can ensure that you have that added sense of security. But, the idea of clipping it to your iPhone may be taking it a step too far. The SmartGuard Pepper Spray iPhone case does just that, and while it's a fantastic idea in theory, its execution is a little awkward.
After Antennagate, bumper cases became the norm as protective frames for the iPhone 4. A bumper offered some buffer between the iPhone and a table you'd set it down on, but it didn't protect either side of the chassis from scratches. This case from Element Case offers a three-part solution with its version of the bumper case by including a padded back plate and a screen protector for the front.
Whenever I see the word "vintage" on new product, I tend to scoff a little bit. In the case of XtremeMac's Vintage Sleeve for the new iPad, I definitely let out a groan. But once I took the sleeve out of the box and placed my iPad inside, I began to give the product a little credit for what it's good at: protecting my expensive tablet device.
When neon colors and frilly designs are too much commotion for your iPad's corporate lifestyle, the iFrogz Summit case is worth considering. Unlike other professional looking folio cases, this one retains its classy looks without the bulk--or the cost.
I'm not a fan of the Smart Cover because I'm not particularly satisfied with the fact that my iPad's backend is completely open to a world filled with scratchy things. I usually lean toward folio-style cases to keep the iPad protected, and fortunately Incipio has plenty of offerings. This week, we're reviewing the Incipio Slim Kickstand folio case for the third-generation iPad. It's exactly the kind of quality we expect from an Incipio case, and it nicely accentuates the iPad's svelte figure.
I know, the iPad is coming out in just a few days. What am I doing reviewing iPhone cases? Well, I'm pretty sure that while you're waiting for your new Apple tablet, you're probably reading this article from your iPhone. And, you need to protect it if it falls. Let's take a look at the BodyGuardz MyKase, the company's new line of protective cases for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Remember how Best Case Scenario was a bi-weekly thing? One of those twice-monthly columns that lumped in a bunch of stuff together, making it difficult for you to really pick out the review you wanted of an iPhone or iPad case? Those days are long gone. We're going with a brand new, weekly format so you can easily keep track of the latest cases and decide if it's worth spending your hard earned cash on.
This week, I'm reviewing this very stylish, but not very functionable, Retro Camera Case from Freshfiber. It's a quirky way to dress up your iPhone and give it some of the same mechanical functions as an old school camera, but it's really not too practical when it comes to actually protecting your iPhone. Read on.