Posts Tagged ‘Galaxy S5’
Monday, September 1st, 2014
In this article, we’re going to share five of the very best cases available for the popular Galaxy S5, new for September 2014. Let’s get started!
The Slim Armor View is a clever combination of Spigen’s earlier slim armour cases with a transparent window, like you’d find on Samsung’s S View cases. The combination is a case that excels in both protection and utility, with a dual-layered TPU design and a polycarbonate midsection. The clear window in the front of the case allows you to see incoming calls and other notifications with ease, while an internal magnet allows the case to wake and lock the phone as it’s opened and closed. A dimpled rear cover completes the Samsung look.
Our next case is the Ballistic Urbanite, shown here in a fetching red and black colourway. The Urbanite is all about delivering protection without excessive bulk. The case’s unique HexTec six-sided drop protection technology is singularly effective against knocks and falls, with reinforced ballistic corners to protect the phone inside. A raised lip around the screen prevents damage there too.
The Encase Genuine Leather Wallet case is one of the best looking on the market. As the name suggests, this case is made from real leather to provide that unmatched natural look and feel in your hand. The case is practical too, with a full complement of pockets for credit cards and cash. A classy case.
The LifeProof Fre is the only case on this list that isn’t available at the time of writing, but it’s so good that I’ve included it anyway. The case offers incredible protection, including waterproofing and dustproofing. The LifeProof Fre also meets or exceeds military standards, allowing it to protect your Galaxy S5 from drops, falls, scratches and a range of other hazards. Despite this laundry list of qualifications, the Fre remains surprisingly slim.
Our final case today is the OtterBox Defender. The Defender is one of the best selling cases available for the Galaxy S5, and it’s easy to see why. The case offers incredible protection against drops and scratches, although it lacks the waterproofing of the more expensive LifeProof case. The Defender includes a built-in screen protector, silicone port covers and a detachable belt clip holster that doubles as a kickstand. Particularly in this new blue cover, the case looks great too.
So there we have it – five great new cases for the Galaxy S5. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for reading the article and have a good one!
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Earlier today we reported on OtterBox’s new line of Resurgence battery cases, but that’s not the only thing that the American phone accessories company announced today. OtterBox have unveiled Alpha Glass, a new series of tempered glass screen protectors. The initial release covers the Galaxy S5, iPhone 5, 5S and 5C, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see screen protectors for the iPhone 6 and other popular smartphones soon afterwards. Let’s take a closer look at what OtterBox have revealed so far.
Scratch and shatter protection
The primary purpose of any screen protector is to prevent damage to your phone’s screen. Of course, the Alpha Glass series provides just that. A thin layer of tempered glass covers the screen below, preventing any scratches or abrasions from damaging the display. The Alpha Glass screen protector also includes an anti-shatter film, ensuring that even if the glass breaks, it remains in a single inert piece to be safely removed.
Hardly noticeable once installed
OtterBox have delivered one of the thinnest tempered glass screen protectors on the market, with tiny proportions that are barely noticeable. With Alpha Glass installed, your phone also retains its original touch screen sensitivity, brightness and clarity. Even installation is a cinch, as the package comes with everything you need to install the screen protector cleanly and without bubbles. You don’t have to worry about a thing.
Links and signing off
The OtterBox Alpha Glass screen protectors are coming soon to Mobile Fun. For more information–including live pricing and availability data–please visit the product pages listed below.
If you’re in a hurry to find a tempered glass screen protector, then you might check out Spigen’s line of Glas.t screen protectors in the meantime.
Thanks for checking out the article. Let us know what you think on Twitter @mobilefun or in the comments below.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
The Seidio Capsa TouchView is an interesting new case for the Galaxy S5, with an integrated screen protector and military-standard drop protection. Join us as we go hands-on with the case!
The first thing you’ll notice about the Capsa is its slick cover, which covers the screen of the S5 and clicks into position to provide constant protection. This is a nice alternative to a standard flip cover, as you retain full access to the phone inside and very little bulk is added. The screen protector is just 0.5mm thick, with a 5H hardness rating and a special oleophobic coating that resists fingerprints. Of course, you can still use your phone’s touch screen as easily inside the case as out of it.
The rest of the Capsa case is impressive too. A dual-layer design is used to protect the body of your S5, with a thin and flexible silicone shell within a more rigid, impact-resistant TPU exoskeleton. The case is rated to exceed the MIL-STD-810G rating for drop protection, ensuring your phone survives tough knocks and falls. A soft-touch rubberised coating adds grip, thereby helping you not drop your phone in the first place!
On the back of the case, you’ll find a metal kickstand. This flips out to work as a media stand for the phone, allowing you to easily watch films, play games and surf the web in a convenient landscape orientation. The stand is indispensable for small tray tables on trains and aeroplanes, where a tablet or laptop might not fit. Of course, it’ll work equally well on your desk or nightstand as well.
The Capsa is a good looking case as well. The integrated screen protector makes it a lot thinner than flip cases, and the blue, red and black colour choices each look modern and professional – particularly with the black trim and silver kickstand.
The stylish and functional Capsa TouchView case for the Galaxy S5 is coming soon to Mobile Fun. Stay tuned on Twitter @mobilefun for the latest news on the Capsa’s availability. In the meantime, check our full selection of Galaxy S5 covers!
Any questions or comments? Leave them below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks for checking out the article and have a great week ahead.
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Want an awesome case for your Galaxy S5? Take a look at the PowerSkin, an ultra-thin extended battery case. It protects your phone, gives you a day more battery life, and fits the style of the Galaxy S5 perfectly.
The PowerSkin includes a 2,200 mAh battery, tucked into the back of the case. That means you get 170% battery life – good for 36 hours of talking, 16 hours of web browsing or 18 hours of video playback. It’s a big boost for the Galaxy S5, and it’s an impressive feat given just how slim this extended battery case is. The case is easy to use as well, with handy LED indicators to show how much charge remains.
This case matches the Galaxy S5 perfectly too. The colours have been Pantone matched to the original S5 colours, so you’ll find that it’s exactly the same style as the factory-made rear cover. The dimpled texture from the Galaxy S5 also makes an appearance, resulting in a pretty convincing facsimile.
The PowerSkin is available in white and black, and they will be coming soon to Mobile Fun. For more information or to place your pre-order, please visit the product pages linked below:
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Today we’re announcing a new case for two leading Android smartphones: the Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx for the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5. These hard cases offer an incredible amount of protection for either phone, with four layers of protection using the finest synthetic materials. Let’s take a look.
Four layers deep
The Tough Jacket Maxx uses a four layer design to protect your smartphone. First, there’s an inner silicone shell which wraps around your phone and absorbs shocks. This is covered with an impact-resistant hard shell. A shock absorbent polymer is the final layer, protecting against scratches and dispersing impact shocks around the phone. The fourth layer is a replaceable tough screen protector, which prevents scratches to the screen. With this combination of layers, your phone will have some of the best protection on the market.
The case also includes larger ballistic corners, designed to be the first bits of the case to hit the ground. These reinforced areas provide extra shock protection where you need it most. The corners also raise the screen from the surface of the tablet, ensuring that the screen isn’t scratched. Combined with the replaceable screen protector, your screen should stay in perfect condition for as long as you have the phone.
Detachable belt clip holster
Each case comes with a detachable plastic holder with a belt clip, allowing you to easily keep your G3 or Galaxy S5 at your hip for easy access, without the need to place your phone in your pocket. Of course, you’re also free to not use the belt clip holster if you don’t want it.
So there we have it – one of the most impressively protective cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. For more information and to place your pre-order, please visit the product pages linked below:
Thanks for reading the article and be sure to let us know what you thought in the comments below! Will you be picking up this case?