Few things are as handy as an iPhone battery case—binder clips, Swiss Army knives, and the iPhone itself. But most iPhone battery cases add bulk, and don’t always have juice when you need it most. Third Rail takes a novel approach by keeping the case and battery separate. Your iPhone stays in a sleek, attractive Slim Case that adds practically no bulk at all, just a centimeter or so at the bottom. Flip it over and you’ll see a contact strip of three gold rails—that’s where you’ll snap on the 1.4-ounce, 1250mAh Smart Battery. Micro-USB in and out ports let you charge the battery from a computer or USB power adapter and juice up other gadgets that charge via USB. If you want extra power, you can buy additional Smart Batteries for $59.99 each, and when they all run dry you can stack them on the Slim Case to charge everything up at once.
Whether you waited in line or at home for the UPS delivery person, the last thing you want to do is sour that wait time by dropping your brand new iPhone 4S to its death. Okay, fine, that was kind of dramatic. But it is still made out of glass and prone to scratches and cracks. Protect it with a case from this week's Best Case Scenario.
I’ve been looking for a functional wallet/iPhone case hybrid for years. The allure of carrying -- and keeping track of -- one fewer item would simplify my life, and putting some decent protection on my phone wouldn’t suck. At first glance, the BookBook by Twelve South seemed like the answer to my prayers. However, after using it for a month straight, I really wish I’d prayed just a little bit harder.
We’ve been hearing rumors of a refreshed “iPhone 4S” for months, with at least one analyst now believing that may be the only new model introduced this year. While the world debates whether or not we’ll see an iPhone 5 this year, AT&T has quietly slipped some new cases into their stores which may hold a clue.
Rumors are good. Rumors are what keep the web going and what keeps the Apple blogs thriving. Rumors are the blood that flows through our blog veins. If we didn't have any rumors to gossip about, we wouldn't have any speculation, and then I couldn't make a big deal out of this press release I got in my inbox just a second ago.
Mac|Lifers, let it be known that I was wrong. Really, severely wrong. Your precious iPhone 4 may be extinct in just a few short months, but the case companies, they are still a-makin' them. And that means we're still reviewing them! If you just adopted an iPhone 4 into your home, you might want to check out this week's Best Case Scenario, featuring a brushed aluminum case from id America and a tough shell from Incipio. There's also two cases for your iPad 2, including a beautiful vintage leather case made in Spain and a back cover from Targus that pairs well with your SmartCover.
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.
You waited months for the white iPhone 4 to become available at a store nearest you. You were so determined to hold out longer than your friends for the now 9-month old technology, that you can't believe its white chassis is finally in your hands. But wait! Why let the whole world see it? Why not cover its beauty with a protective, decorative case? Why not one of the cases featured in today's Best Case Scenario?
This week, we're covering iPhone 4 cases from Incipio, art- and eco-conscious BlueTrek with their LostDog line, XtremeMac, and the rugged, super-protective Otterbox.
With its arrival at Verizon, the iPhone 4 andset is still alive and kicking. If you've just recently adopted the phone into your own life, or are still looking for ways to shield your phone from harm while giving it a bit of personality, there's a case out there for you. This week, we're taking a look at the Scosche Kickback case, Mivizu hard rubber skin case and the Hard Candy. Plus, a case that transforms your iPhone 4 into a vintage cassette tape -- old school!