Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 5C’
Monday, June 30th, 2014
Finding the right iPhone 5C case can be difficult, so we’ve recently added a number of categories to our iPhone 5C cases to make your perfect case easier to find. Now, instead of viewing every iPhone 5C case we have, you can drill down into the kind of case you’re looking for case – maybe a leather case, or a protective case, or a waterproof one? With these categories, it’s easy – take a look below!
iPhone 5C bumper cases are lightweight options, designed to add impact protection without significant bulk. Sometimes these cases include back protection as well, but others dispense with this for a lighter weight.
iPhone 5C stand cases include helpful stands in the back of the case, allowing you to easily watch videos, play games and keep an eye on incoming notifications. Most of these stand cases work in landscape mode, but a rare few include portrait as well.
iPhone 5C clear cases show off the beautiful colour of your iPhone 5C, while keeping your phone’s plastic body protected against scratches and drops. There are many options here, from almost invisible cases to more noticeable cases that retain at least partially transparent elements.
iPhone 5C official cases are produced by Apple themselves, so they fit the size and style of the iPhone 5C perfectly.
iPhone 5C waterproof cases are designed to be used in or near water, giving you the piece of mind to use the iPhone 5C in a natural way. Brilliant for pools, beaches and other wet or rainy environs.
iPhone 5C folding cases are also called flip or folio cases. They provide an easy way to protect the iPhone 5C’s vulnerable screen, and many include pockets for your credit cards and cash as well. Furthermore, some cases’ covers can be flipped backwards to form helpful stands.
iPhone 5C hard cases are typically made from an impact-resistant plastic, providing rigidity and protection. These hard cases contrast with softer phone cases, which typically offer more grip but less rigidity.
iPhone 5C silicone cases are typically soft and inexpensive. They also provide a good amount of grip, preventing you from dropping your phone in the first place. There are plenty of designs to choose from here, from minimal options to quite intricately detailed cases.
iPhone 5C tough cases are designed for one thing: keeping your iPhone 5C safe. These cases often include multiple layers to help protect against different kinds of hazards, and both hard and soft materials may be used. Integrated screen protection is also a relatively common feature.
iPhone 5C flip cases are vertical folding cases, which provide good screen protection and typically a classical look as well.
iPhone 5C wallet cases are designed to replace or augment your wallet, allowing you to keep your cash and cards right next to your iPhone. These wallet cases are often bulkier than more simplistic alternatives, but are unrivalled for utility.
iPhone 5C leather cases are made from leather as you’d expect, and provide a classical look that is as suited to the farmer’s market as the boardroom. These cases are hard-wearing, and will continue to look good as they get older.
iPhone 5C bling cases are all about that over the top look, with crystals and Swarovski Elements provided a much-needed swag infusion.
iPhone 5C battery cases will keep your iPhone 5C going longer. They are essentially a case and a battery pack combined, and can extend your iPhone 5C’s life by days at a time.
iPhone 5C carbon cases offer a contemporary carbon fibre look. Many of these cases are slim as well, granting the same attributes as their namesake material.
Thanks for checking out these categories, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
The Lightning connector divided opinion upon its release with the iPhone 5. On the one hand, it was a smaller, more convenient connector that was reversible. On the other, it meant that Apple’s long-standing 30 Pin connector was obsolete, a move that sent millions of accessories to the grave – from cheap charging cables to expensive speaker systems. Whatever your opinion on the matter, Lightning is here to stay so you may as well make the most of it! In that spirit, let’s take a look at ten of the best accessories for the now ubiquitous Apple connector.
1. Dexim Universal Dock Station (iPhone & iPad with Lightning Connector)
Our first Lightning accessory is this dock from Dexim. The dock is rare in being outfitted for both iPad and iPhone, allowing you to connect either device as required. The 2.1A output ensures all devices will charge rapidly, and the adjustable connector allows for cases to be kept on while charging.
2. Qi iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 Wireless Charging Receiver
Qi is a popular wireless charging standard in Android world, but don’t expect it to appear on an iPhone any time soon. Thankfully you can get this wireless charging receiver which plugs into your phone’s lightning port, then can be tucked into a case of your choice. Then you’ll have the convenience of wireless charging when you want it, in a package that’s compatible with all Lightning iPhones and a wide range of cases.
3. Griffin Wired Keyboard for Apple Lightning Devices
If you want to get some work done on an iPad or iPhone, then a full-size keyboard is quite helpful. One option is a Bluetooth keyboard, but these are expensive and require recharging. A good alternative then, is this Griffin Wired Keyboard, which plugs directly into the Lightning port and works immediately.
4. Genuine Lightning Digital AV Adapter
Want to show your iPhone, iPod or iPad content on the biggest screen in the room? This Digital AV adapter lets you easily connect your Lightning device to HDTVs, monitors and projectors. Again, everything is plug-and-play; just connect up the relevant cables and away you go. Perfect for screening HD movies, showing off photos and playing music. Definitely one of the most helpful Lightning adapters for the iPhone 5.
5. KitSound X-Dock 2 Lightning Clock Radio Dock for iPhone 5S / 5C /5
This clock radio dock is a powerful piece of kit, with room for an iPhone 5S, 5C or 5 next to a digital display. This is the ideal accessory for your bedside table or desk, allowing you to keep an eye on the time, charge your iPhone, set alarms and listen to the radio. You can wake up to your favourite FM station, your favourite iTunes songs or even the standard ‘bzzz’ alarm clock sound.
6. Kit: Lightning to Micro USB Adapter – White
This simple adapter ensures that you don’t always need a Lightning cable around all the time. Instead, you can use the rather more numerous microUSB cables and accessories to charge and sync. And since the adapter is so small, there’s no excuse not to bring it with you!
7. High Power Lightning Car Charger with USB Port – Black
Car chargers are brilliant, particularly if you’re trying to entertain your kids in the back seat with an iPad or navigate with an iPhone. This one offers 2.4A of charging power, allowing an iPad – or two iPhones – to be charged at full speed. That means even if you’re draining a lot of power from playing movies or using GPS navigation, you’ll still end up with way more battery life than you started with. An integrated USB port allows other devices to be charged too.
8. Kit 4-in-1 Connection Kit
This tiny box is one of the most useful accessories you can own for the iPhone or iPad. Plug the Lightning connector into your device, and then you can plug in a USB device (like a keyboard or flash drive) as well as SD cards. That makes it really easy to get stuff on or off your iPad, or plug in a full-size keyboard for a better typing experience. There’s even a Lightning port, so you can keep charging your device while everything else is connected.
9. Kit Magnetic Battery Case for iPhone 5S
This clever case includes an battery pack which allows you to recharge your phone on the go. The battery is magnetically attached to the rest of the case, and can be used in situ or removed from the case as necessary. With 2800 mAh you’ll have three times the battery life, and that makes a big difference.
10. iMee Sync and Charge Lightning to USB Cable – Gold
Our final Lightning accessory is also the simplest: a stylish Lightning cable in Gold. This is a great fit with the Champagne Gold iPhone 5S, but looks great with other colours as well. Otherwise, this is just the same as your Apple Lightning cable, offering charging and syncing at full speeds.
OK, so these are our selections! We hope you’ve found this blog helpful, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions or comments below!
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Here’s a cool new iPhone accessory that’ll appeal to any picture taker, from the most casual selfie snapper to the most serious iPhone photog. It’s called the Impossible Instant Photo Lab, and it’s essentially a Polaroid-style printer for your iPhone.
It works like this – just select a picture on your device, place it on top of the Instant Lab. Pull the shutter slide out, push it back in and hit the eject button – within seconds, your photo will be printed out. Then, you can watch as the photo develops in the palm of your hand. This immediacy is quite spectacular, and feels futuristic and retro at the same time.
It’s not just your own camera photos that work with the Photo Lab either. You can print out screenshots, images downloaded from websites and shots taken by your friends too. In fact, if you can see the image on your device, you can print it out on the Instant Photo Lab.
The Instant Photo Lab is compatible with colour, black-and-white, gold / silver framed and colour framed Polaroid film, so you’re free to experiment and find the best combination for each photo you want to print. These one-of-a-kind tactile and tangible photographs stand out from the crowd, and bring a whole new dimension to your subject.
The Instant Photo Lab a cool gadget that’ll appeal to anyone who enjoys taking and sharing photos – just writing this article has made me want one!
For more information on the Instant Photo Lab – including live price and availability information – check out the product page linked below.
Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you think of the Photo Lab in the comments below!
Monday, March 31st, 2014
OK, it’s April 2nd now so we regret to inform you that this isn’t a real product. Thanks to everyone that showed an interest in the Magic Smoke – you should have received your £10 voucher via email for your good humour.
If you’re on the lookout for some cool – and real – iPhone 5S accessories, check out the rest of our site!
Magicians always have the coolest gadgets – and now you can enjoy them too. One of the classic elements of their repertoire are smoke bombs, which can be thrown on the ground to create a puff of smoke. Then, the magician can escape scot-free. That’s why we’re introducing the Magic Smoke attachment for the iPhone 5, 5S and 5C.
The Magic Smoke is a small Lightning adapter that attaches to the bottom of your iPhone, and interfaces with the Magic Smoke app. Whenever you want to escape a sticky situation, just open the app and press the large red button. A large amount of smoke will erupt from the bottom of the adapter, cloaking you from view.
The Magic Smoke Adapter comes with enough smoke built-in for up to three escapes. Additional smoke cartridges can be purchased inexpensively from hobby shops, and can be installed quickly for subsequent escapes. In fact, it’s possible to pop off a smoke, then load additional cartridges before the smoke clears.
As well as a general purpose escape method, the Magic Smoke can also be loaded with dyes that produce coloured smoke, ideal for distractions and misdirections. Whether you use the Magic Smoke for fun or mischief, you’ll definitely find it effective.
For more information on the Magic Smoke, see our full product page here. We’re also looking at sourcing Magic Smoke as a standalone universal gadget that connects over Bluetooth, allowing compatibility with Windows Phone and Android phones and tablets too.
Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!
Saturday, March 29th, 2014
According to a recent BBC article, opticians are calling for smartphone users to be wary of damaging their eyes. Optician Andy Hepworth has stated that “blue violet light is potentially hazardous and toxic to the back of your eyes… over a long period of time it can potentially damage your eyes… when you’re looking at a smartphone, the light peaking out of that is blue violet.” This puts users at a risk of macular degeneration, eventually causing blindness. Other effects have been reported to, including headaches and disruption of sleep patterns.
While the news is worrying for smartphone users, it’s relatively straightforward to block harmful blue-violet light, through a filtering screen protector. We’ve added a new product to our site, the Tech Armor RetinaShield Blue Light Screen Protector. This iPhone 5S / 5 / 5C screen protector filters out the harmful blue light, making for a more comfortable and less damaging smartphone viewing experience.
The Tech Armor RetinaShield Blue Light Screen Protector is available for pre-order now via the link below. In the meantime, be sure to take frequent breaks from using your smartphone and other screens, to look at the world around you. A walk around could also help your health!
Be sure to let us know what you think of this new kind of screen protector in the comments below. If you would like to see this screen protector made available for other models of phones, let us know this too, and we’ll endeavour to do so if we see sufficient demand.
Thanks for reading the article, and have a good weekend!