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".
They say knowledge is power. And that’s true in a metaphorical sense, but when your iPhone is dead, only power is power. Luckily, the battery-equipped Energizer Energi to Go AP1201 (for iPhone 4) and AP1500 (for 3G/3GS) pack quite a punch, perfect for those times when important chunks of knowledge are locked up inside an iPhone with no juice.
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.
Can’t we all just get along? It appears that where the iPhone 5’s camera lens is concerned, maybe not. Rumors are flying fast and furious that the next iPhone will relocate the LED flash to the opposite side of the handset, rather than cozied up to the lens as part of the same component.
The white edition of the iPhone 4 finally arrived in stores on Thursday, and users of the ivory model have discovered something strange about the handset -- it’s ever-so-slightly thicker than its black sibling, and no one seems to know why.
The White iPhone 4 is finally here! Too bad you already own a black one, eh? Don't fret: just because you couldn't wait for close to a year for a white Apple-branded smartphone, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on the any sweet pale handset action. Check out these eight ways to make you own white iPhone 4. Come on, you know you wanna.
Apple's Smart Cover case for the iPad 2 is unlike any case we've ever seen. Rather than gripping around the iPad 2’s svelte figure to keep the tablet device safe from scuffs and falls, there are magnets that fasten the case to the iPad’s chassis, which makes it feel like you’re carrying a soft-cover book. The true harmony between the tablet device and its multifunction outfitting is a definite step in a new direction for cases. It’s no longer about a piece of material keeping your product protected, but rather how it can interact with the device to perform more than one simple task. And if more case manufacturers follow in the way of the iPad 2, a simple folio may no longer cut it.
Remember those other iOS devices you have laying around? Yeah, your iPod and iPhone need some attention, too. Don't forget that they're just as important as your new iPad 2 -- these ones can actually fit in your pocket and go where you go, incognito.
This week's Best Case Scenario features the rugged, American-made RokForm Rokbed aluminum case, the pillow-soft feel of Proof cases, a watchband for your iPod nano from HEX for all you hipster types, and a sport armband for your marathon runners who need some music to power you through.
Apple’s Digital AV Adapter provides video output from your iPad 2 in 1080p—although movies still play at 720p. But it works with any app, mirroring the display to your TV, projector, or other HDMI device. (Bring your own HDMI cable, of course.) It’s even got a 30-pin dock port so you can charge or sync your iPad while it’s connected to the TV. Bonus: it works with the first iPad (running iOS 4.3), the iPhone 4, and the fourth-gen iPod touch, although those devices all top out at 720p output. It delivers audio too! With this $39 dongle, you can “sneakernet” videos from your Mac to your TV via the iPad, instead of needing a $99 Apple TV. Smart.