The PureGear DualTek XT Extreme Terrain for iPhone 5/5s sacrifices some responsiveness in the name of military standard drop protection and IP65 certified protection from the elements, providing a good balance for when you’re snapping photos then texting for emergency help while spelunking Siberian sinkholes.
Is it too early to think about going back to school? Yes? Maybe? Regardless, it’s not too early to think about new speaker equipment, and that’s why we’re giving away an Ultimate Ears UE Boom wireless speaker to one lucky AppleTell reader. The specific model is the UE Boom – Jettison Edition, a limited run designed by skateboard artist Don Pendleton, worth $199.99.
Your iPhone battery stinks, but it’s your fault. You’re shooting HD video, playing 3D games, constantly checking Facebook, and applying filters to high-res photos. If you’re a hard core iPhone user, you’re going to need a battery backup. The PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s provides a power top-up along with wraparound protection.
West coast design shop Grovemade can cover your iPhone, iPad, or entire desk in warm luxurious wood, but the designers are mixing things up with a new limited edition metal iPhone dock for iPhone 4/S and 5/S/C. An extension of their existing lineup of metal-and-wood docks, the new line does away with the wooden top for a sleek black top over your choice of a black, silver, or brass base.
The Logitech Protection+ is a deceptive case. It doesn’t look to be as protective as it is. It adds noticable weight to your iPhone 5 or 5s, and it does make it thicker, but when you consider it exceeds exceeds military drop standards (MIL STD 810 G)—tested at drops from 1.8 meters—it’s actually pretty svelte for protection it provides.
Short of changing your ringtone to the local radio guy announcing a touchdown, there’s no better way than an iPhone case to indicate your favorite NFL team to those around you who really don’t care at all. And for NFL licensed cases, there may be no better option than SkinIt’s InkFusion Lite.
I say the Mighty Speaker “may” be sharkproof because the developer doesn’t actually make that claim. They have no reason to. But I’m watching something on SyFy about the greatest shark attacks in cinema, so I’ve got that on my mind. Hopefully, your speaker needs are more of the waterproof, sandproof and floating variety, which the Mighty Speaker can provide.
The good news, I guess, is that we’re all pretty much done with those floppy, bubble-ridden screen protectors we still get for free with our iPhone cases. At least we should be. You’ve got glass options now, which go on better, look better, and feel better in use. Here, we’re going to look at the mPact Glass screen protector from designed by m.
Griffin’s Wired Keyboard for iOS devices offers full iOS key functions and tactile feedback with the added advantage of a cord that makes connections and disconnections quick, easy, and positive, with no Bluetooth pairing required. The Griffin Wired Keyboard is available in 30-pin or Lightning connector versions, and connect to the iDevice (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) via the docking port.
A heart rate monitor can help you determine whether you’re pushing yourself hard enough while working out. But are all heart rate monitors the same? Not exactly. The Scosche RHYTHM+ breaks from the usual chest strap and instead wants to hang out on your forearm. The RHYTHM+ measures your heart rate without hugging you to death by optically measuring blood flow. Sounds pretty cool, right?
Just Mobile, of course, knows a thing or two about stylus input for touchscreen devices; their classic AluPen is one of the most popular ever made. But that doesn’t mean they’re about just rest on their laurels. And so we have the Just Mobile AluPen Twist, a dual-purpose stylus for touchscreens and paper.
It’s the combination of the dock and the case, then, that allows me to heartily recommend the PowerShadow i5d. There are less expensive, more attractive options available, but if you hate having to take your phone out of its case in order to dock it, the PowerShadow i5d is the most convenient option I’ve tried yet.