It's that time again--time to figure out what to do to keep your brand new iPhone 4 safe and secure from all of life's awful doings. Whatever you're doing on a daily basis, don't let your iPhone become a victim. Instead, check out these cases and see which one best suits your lifestyle and your personality.
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Cases--we needed them to shield our iPhone 4s and our iPads from the inevitable crash and burn they could suffer after months of hardcore usage. Not only that, but with all the movies you're making with your iPhone 4, there's bound to be a time you'll drop it onto the floor, just to see that gorgeous retina display shatter into a million little pieces. Or, at least, force you to high tail it to the Apple Store for a replacement unit.
The best way to personalize your new iPhone 4 is with a case, especially now that Apple has gone on record by recommending one to solve reception issues caused by the handset’s antenna. However, it appears that the early crop of cases -- including Apple’s own Bumpers -- leave a lot to be desired.
Less than an hour after the iPad was announced back in January, we began getting press releases for protective cases and sleeves for Apple’s then-unreleased tablet. We tested many of that first round of protective accessories, and these were some of the most interesting options. For its minimal weight and good overall protection, we liked the LA robe iPad Allure from be.ez best, but there are as many iPad sleeves and cases as there are ways to use an iPad. The array of iPad protection shown here covers plenty of different uses and styles, and our ratings will help you balance form with function to select the one that’s right for you.
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following: your product's name; a description of its basic purpose and
features set; and a description of your product's essential
"Appleness," from both an aesthetics and functionality standpoint.
Accompanying illustrations are welcome, but not required. Submissions
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