The MacBook Air is sleek, stylish and svelte, but if you're planning on using your new toy on a day-to-day basis you're going to want to make sure that it's covered up. This week's Best Case Scenario features two Air sleeves from Moshi and Speck, and tests out whether Speck or Incipio's shell case is better suited for your tiny little notebook.
Like the regular Candyshell, the Candyshell Card for iPhone 4 is heavily padded in shock-absorbing rubber to protect your iPhone from the most unexpected falls. If you're going out for a night on the town, stuff your three most essential cards in the back of this case and there's no way they'll fall out while you're stumbling through VIP lines. However. if you're planning on taking this case off when it's not in use, think again--we had such a hard time prying this thing off when we tested it, that the mere thought of putting it back on made us sort of avoid having to ever do so. And compared to other cases + card holder hybrids, this one is too bulky to keep in your pocket for the night.
Associate Editor Nic Vargus moseyed on over to the Speck booth earlier today for a quick look at some of their new cases for the iPhone 4. And when he got there, he came across a very important, very hard rocking person. Take a look at the video--you might recognize him. He was even nice enough to point and smile at the camera.
Speck's iPad folio is a good move into the professional business world, while still holding on to that young, hip, urban flair that the brand is so well known for. We like this case for its simplicity, and the fact that it sturdily holds up the iPad so we can comfortably watch a flick or type out an email.
Mmm, delicious candy. The vibrant colors of these cases sent us into a sugar fiending frenzy. Though the cases might be too neon for some tastes, they are definitely the kind of protective covering your average tween could use when it comes to keeping that expensive piece of hardware perfectly intact. The case also includes a rubber lining that cushions the iPhone's glass backing, though that logo on the back is a little large for our tastes.
Congratulations to Ron, who won our Speck iPhone 4 cases contest. Ron will have a set of six Speck cases arrive at his house very soon, along with a nifty reusable bag that he can carry fruits and veggies in. Ron, be sure to send us some photos of your farmer's market or grocery store finds, and how they pair with one of your new iPhone cases!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest! And don't worry if you didn't win anything; there will be plenty of other times you can try your luck for some free cases. Or, hey, maybe try your luck for some Dr. Dre Beats headphones or a nifty NetShare.
Lacking in some Vitamin C these days? What about candy-coated and stylized iPhone 4 shells? Well, we've got you covered in both areas with this box of fresh Speck cases. Inside, there's four Speck CandyShell cases, two Speck Fitted cases, and a rolled up, reusable grocery bag that you can use at the farmer's market or grocery store to pick up your favorite fruits and veggies.
All you have to do is comment here on the site with the color of each iPhone 4 case featured in this week's Best Case Scenario in the correct order that they appear. And don't worry if you think the color is wrong--close guesses still count! We'll announce the winner, chosen at random, here and on our Facebook page at 4:00 PM PDT Friday afternoon. Stay tuned to see if you've won!
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.
Also, check out this week's Win to see how you can score a pack of sweet Speck cases, including the one featured in this week's Best Case Scenario.
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.