Friday, November 29th, 2013
Today we’re going to have a look at a new kind of cover for the iPhone 5S and 5. These are Fabricovers; the word is a portmanteau that perfectly describes both form and function. These Fabricovers are available in several styles, as seen above, and offer a stylish way of customising the look of your phone.
The Fabricover is applied to the rear of your iPhone, covering and protecting the easily scratched metal underneath. There is a seamless cutout of the camera and flash and a logo near the bottom, but apart from these minor deviations the cover is unmoderated fabric. These Fabricovers have been licensed from Apple, so you can be sure of a perfect fit on both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5.
Each Fabricover is made from 100% cotton, providing a familiar and comfortable fitting that also adds grip to your handset. Furthermore, this fabric has had a stain and water resistant coating applied, which protects both the cover from getting dirty and the iPhone from getting damaged.
The unique strength of the Fabricover is that it adds almost no weight or bulk to your iPhone, keeping it as slim and unencumbering as before. You’ll also find that installation is incredibly straightforward and quick, allowing you to add or remove the cover as needed. No residue is left, so using your phone completely naked remains a viable option as well. If you pick up multiple colours, you’ll be able to change them up on the fly to suit your outfit or temperament.
For more information and photographs, please visit the product pages linked below. You’ll find that the links are in the order that they appear in the photograph above. Thanks for reading and be sure to share your feedback in the comments below.
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Today we’re going to have a look at an exciting new case for the iPhone 5S – the Incipio Atlas ID. This case is nice because it provides both protection and practicality, while being reasonably fashionable and not too bulky either. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this case so special.
Probably the most unique feature of this case is its waterproofing. The Atlas ID is rated up to IP68, which represents complete protection from water immersion at a depth of up to 2 metres for 30 minutes and complete dust protection as well. That means you can take photos underwater, use your phone in the shower or drop it in the sink without worry. The water sealed design allows access t all ports, buttons and controls, including waterproof seals for the charging port and headphone jack.
The Atlas ID is also a highly durable case, with a robust construction that adheres to the US Military 810G drop standard. That means you can expect great resistance against scratches, abrasions and impacts of all kinds. While we’re not advising you go out of your way to test this case’s capabilities, it should provide a hearty dose of protection against both daily wear-and-tear and the odd accidental drop onto concrete.
Touch ID compatible
The Atlas ID is specially designed for the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S. Using an enlarged area around the sensor, you’ll be able to log into your phone just as easily with the case on as off. Just one more example of how Incipio have covered all the bases in the construction of this iPhone 5S case!
Pricing and availability
The Incipio Atlas ID is currently available for pre-order. To place your pre-order or to see additional information (including pricing and availability), please visit the product page linked below. Thanks for checking out the article and have a great day!
Monday, November 25th, 2013
Earlier this week we had a look at the first official iOS 7 gamepad for Lightning devices, the Moga Ace Power. Today, we’re looking at the second such device, this time from master peripheral manufacturers Logitech. It’s called the Logitech Powershell Game Controller, and it looks pretty cool!
So what do you get? Well, the idea here is the same as the Ace Power – you get a gamepad that will wrap around your iPhone 5S or 5, adding controls to the left and right of the landscape-orientation screen. Here we have a 8-way D-Pad on the left, and four face buttons on the right. We’ve also got a pair of bumpers, making this gamepad roughly equivalent to the Super Nintendo controller of old (there’s no Start/Select here, but the D-Pad can do diagonals so we’ll call it about even).
The advantage of getting these analogue console-style controls is that your hands come off the glass touch-screen, so you can see everything that’s going on. Of course, physical controls also are a lot easier to use, with tactile feedback that just isn’t possible on glass.
This isn’t just a controller, either. The Powershell also includes an integrated battery, with a capacity of 1500 mAh. That’s enough to more than double your battery life, so you can game for hours every day and still end up with more battery life out of your iPhone than you had before.
The Gameshell doesn’t make it any harder to access your phone for non-gaming stuff either – you still have easy access for all buttons and features, and taking your phone out of the case is easy too. There’s even a special headphone adapter, with an angled design that keeps the cable from getting in your way.
So there we have it – the Logitech Powershell. Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to look at the product page linked below for the latest pricing and availability information, plus more photographs and features!
Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Otterbox cases for the iPhone have been some of the most popular in the world, but the Impact, Commuter and Defender lines all lacked one crucial ingredient: waterproofing.
Today, Otterbox is rectifying that omission with the release of the very first waterproof Otterbox iPhone case: the Preserver. The Preserver sits above the legendary Otterbox Defender in terms of protection, making it the finest iPhone case that Otterbox have ever made. Let’s take a closer look.
The Preserver has as two-layer design with two pieces of polycarbonate and over-moulded rubber to lock out liquids. A built-in thermal-formed screen protector provides special screen protection, and even includes an anti-fingerprint coating to prevent the build-up of grease. All of this works without impeding the sensitivity of the touchscreen or the brightness of the display. Finally, silicone port covers will keep out dust and other nastiness from getting to your lovely iPhone.
So how waterproof is the Preserver really? It’s rated for surviving depths of up to two metres for up to 30 minutes at a time, more than enough range for awesome underwater photography and surviving rain, sinks, toilets and puddles.
The Preserver also builds on the impact and scratch protection we’ve seen from other Otterboxes. With the Preserver, your iPhone will be able to survive a drop from two metres onto concrete – pretty impressive.
The impact resistance in particular far exceeds what you’ll get on merely waterproof phones like the Sony Xperia Z. It means that you never have to worry about using your phone in the rain, dropping it onto mud or concrete or falling into the sink. Whatever happens, your iPhone should be protected.
For more information on the Otterbox Preserver iPhone 5S case and to register interest (so you’ll get emails when we have pricing and availability information confirmed), please visit the product page linked below:
Thanks for checking out the article and have a great weekend!
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
The best thing about iOS 7 for gamers is that it finally offers a universal standard for game controllers. The first gamepad to support that new standard is the Moga Ace Power, which comes from the same guys who made the well-received Moga Pro controller for Android phones.
The form factor of the Ace Power is quite cool – your iPhone sits inside the controller, with controls on either side of the screen. You get a pair of thumbsticks, four face buttons, a D-pad and a pair of triggers, so console-style gaming is within your grasp!
I think that the Moga Ace Power is essential for iOS 7 gamers: you get the tactile feedback and comfortable style of a true controller and even more battery life for your phone. If you’re not convinced, read on!
Touch-screen gaming has come a long way, but everyone agrees that using a physical controller just feels better. Buttons, thumbsticks and triggers give tactile feedback that just isn’t possible when you’re tapping on glass, and you’re able to be a lot more accurate as well. Whether you’re racing supercars, jumping from platform to platform or gunning down zombies, you’ll be able to do with comfort and precision using the Moga Ace Power.
More battery life
The second big feature of the Moga Ace Power is its integrated battery pack. At 1800 mAh, you’ll be able to more than double your iPhone’s battery life and keep gaming for longer. That’s great, because with the Ace Power you’re definitely going to be spending more time gaming!
An ergonomic, portable experience
The Ace Power has a contoured design with a tactile grip, so you can keep gaming comfortably for as long as you like. The extending design that allows the iPhone to sit inside the controller also keeps the Ace Power small when it’s out of use. In fact, it’s compact and portable enough to fit in your pocket, making it convenient to bring with you whenever you want to try gaming on the go.
The Moga Ace Power controller is brilliant for gamers on iOS, and should definitely be worth a look! It’s compatible with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5G, so if you’ve got any of those then check out the product page below: