If battery life has got you down on your new iPhone 5 and you’re looking to extend it, now you can while protecting it as well. iBattz brings the first-ever battery case that is also a snap-on case for your iPhone 5. According to iBattz, “The Mojo Hi5 case is a two-part protective case that features a detachable 2500mAh aluminum battery to keep users powered up on the go.” You can use it to charge other USB devices as well. The unique thin case will set you back $80 but for extra juice in a “…minimalistic design…”, you are getting off with a pretty good dea.
What started off as an April’s Fool joke has turned into a bonifide product from the crazy folks at ThinkGeek. The idea was to place an iPad into a miniature arcade game console and turn the iPad into an actual retro gamers paradise. Well, response was overwhelming and ThinkGeek figured that since they came, we’ll build it. Teaming up with Atari and it’s Greatest Hits package of yesteryear games, ThinkGeek will allow you to play Asteroids, Centipede, and nearly 100 games just like you did in the old days with a five-position joystick and rounded buttons. Now what geek that grew up in the 80s wouldn’t want this for their iPad? Heck, what geek wouldn’t buy an iPad just for this?
I was hot to place the iCADE into my shopping cart until I saw the price. $100. Yikes, for a joystick, a few buttons, and Bluetooth connectivity? Oh ya, the “wood” case and graphics. Dude, that’s a bit too pricey for my taste. To tell you the truth, I’m not sure I’d even grab one for half the price. Well, maybe.
I’m curious how well this will sell, especially when that’s a tank of gas to most people today, in this tough economy. Still, it’s a great idea that I hope sticks around so that when I can afford it, I may just get it to relive those glory days in the local arcade.
The Define series is reaching new heights in combining stylish, contemporary design with maximum functionality and noise absorbing features. The minimalistic, yet stunning front panel design, fitted with noise absorbing material on the inside, creates an aura of exclusivity.
The patent pending feature ModuVent™, in which you can choose whether to have fan slots in side and top panels open or not, makes the case appealing for users seeking optimal silence, as well as the performance hungry ones.
The sleek black interior is matched with pre-fitted, dense noise absorbing material on the side panels, efficiently absorbing noise and vibrations. You can fit an astonishing total of six(!) hard drives into this case, using the user friendly HDD-trays. All painted in a nice white color and using black silicone mounts. PSU is mounted in the bottom of the case, with a convenient pull-out filter beneath it.
Are you one of those users always ending up with a case full of tangled cables? No more. The Define Mini offers a convenient and good looking way of hiding them away. The motherboard has rubber covered holes in which you can easily route the cables behind the motherboard.
§ Stunning front panel design
§ Patent pending ModuVent™ design, allowing the user to either have optimal silence or optimal airflow
§ Pre-fitted with dense, noise absorbing material
§ 6(!) white painted HDD-trays, with silicone mounting
§ A total of 6 fan slots (2x120mm in front, 1x 120/140mm in top, 1x120mm in back, 1x 120/140mm in side panel,1x
§ 6x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD!
§ 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
§ On top of front panel: 2x USB2, 1x USB3 and Audio I/O
§ No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
§ M/B compatibility: Mini ITX and Micro ATX
§ 4+1 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
§ Supports graphic cards with lengths up to ca 260mm when removable HDD-bay is in place
§ Supports graphic cards with lengths up to ca 400mm when HDD-bay is removed
§ Supports CPU coolers with height of ca 165mm
§ Supports PSU’s with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location.
Several innovative features distinguish myPower for iPhone 4:
Swappable Battery Module
myPower for iPhone 4 features Tekkeon’s new innovative eSwap™ technology, in which the battery is housed in a separate module that can be exchanged with a fresh battery module while on the go. This enables users to carry extra, fully-charged battery packs, making its additional hours virtually limitless. The battery case comes with the Ultra Slim 1200 mAh battery pack, with extra battery packs¾both the Ultra Slim battery pack and the Ultra Power 2200 mAh battery pack¾available as optional modules.
Preserves iPhone 4 Battery
Equipped with a replaceable efficient lithium polymer battery pack, myPower for iPhone 4 preserves the iPhone battery by bypassing the battery and directly powering (rather than charging) iPhone 4. When plugged into a USB power adapter or computer USB port, myPower for iPhone 4 will simultaneously charge the connected iPhone 4 battery.
Highly Efficient Design Provides Maximum Power
Designed with intelligent circuitry, myPower for iPhone 4 provides an unheard of 95% efficiency which means the condensed lithium polymer battery provides maximum power output without adding substantial weight or size to iPhone 4. Inherent with this advanced battery technology are all the key battery safety features, including built-in protection from over current, overcharging, over discharging, overheating, and short circuiting.
myPower for iPhone 4, depending on the battery module, almost doubles or more than doubles the iPhone 4 battery:
With a sleek contour that softens the iPhone 4 edges, and a slip-proof, soft touch finish, myPower for iPhone 4 makes iPhone 4 more comfortable to hold.
At only 1.84 oz (51.5 g) and with a minimalist design that elegantly wraps iPhone 4, myPower for iPhone 4 is almost undetectable.
Protection from Wear and Tear
myPower for iPhone 4 doubles as a protective case; its hard shell interior and raised edges, along with the included myGuard protectors for the front and back of iPhone 4, provide a high level of protection to iPhone 4. Because it encloses the side and back of iPhone 4, the battery case enhances iPhone 4 reception by acting as a bumper.
“With our long history of providing innovative battery products that fully support the mobile lifestyle, Tekkeon is excited to take our battery products to the next level with our innovative eSwap technology,” says Jerry Yang, president of Tekkeon. “Because iPhone users can swap battery packs on the go, myPower for iPhone 4 ensures that users can literally never be without power.”
myPower for iPhone 4 features easy access to all iPhone 4 features, including the camera and flash. The battery case includes an on/off switch to conserve power when the battery is not needed and a bright, dual-color capacity indicator that shows remaining power at a glance.
myPower for iPhone 4 comes in three fun colors: Soft Touch Black, Soft Touch Red, and Soft Touch White. The suggested retail prices for myPower for iPhone 4 and the optional spare batteries are:
myPower for iPhone $79.95
Ultra Slim battery $39.95
Ultra Power Battery Module $49.95
myPower for iPhone 4 and the optional batteries each come with a one-year warranty.
Certified by Apple Inc. as “Made for iPhone”, myPower for iPhone 4 is available in limited quantities on the Tekkeon web site at www.tekkeon.com, and will be rolled out to authorized retailers in November.
If you’re looking for a case for your iPad or those cool, thin, protective films for it…or for the iPhone, then take a look at our reviews section. We just posted three reviews on a case and film protection for the iPad as well as a protective coating for the iPhone 3GS. Also, if you’re looking for a new and beautiful way to discover day-to-day news, you will want to read our review on Blancspot. Incredible stuff to be read!
Apple® enthusiasts can now take their new iPhone® 4 from the retail box to an OtterBox™ as the Colorado case manufacturing company unveils its Defender Series™ case. Impact Series™ and Commuter Series™ cases are coming soon.
“We set the bar high for quality and durability,” OtterBox founder and CEO Curt Richardson said. “Extensive research and testing is done to ensure our cases are precision-fit and proven to withstand abuse. Great design takes time and we are confident to now deliver our signature Defender Series protection for the iPhone 4.”
Now available, the original multi-layer case provides the most rugged protection available for the iPhone 4. First, a polycarbonate shell made of hi-impact, shatter-resistant material is installed. Built into the shell is a clear Multi-Touch display screen cover as well as a clear cover for the Apple logo cutout on the backside. Finally, a silicone skin wraps around and locks into the shell resulting in a unified, nearly indestructible solution. Also included is a holster-style swivel belt clip.*
The black OtterBox Defender Series case for the Apple iPhone 4 has been officially NAC tested to address the loss in signal strength. Test results indicate this case solves the antenna issue by acting as a dielectric between the two antennas of the device. No loss of signal strength occurs when using the iPhone 4 in a Defender Series case.
Coming soon, the OtterBox Commuter Series case features two layers of device security for a completely new level of innovation. A silicone mid-layer and a polycarbonate shell combine to provide protection from bump and shock, while the self-adhering screen protector defends from scratching. Similar to the Impact Series, the Commuter Series will offer coverage for the iPhone 4 power button, volume rocker and home button. Additionally, this line provides silicone plugs for the charging port and headphone jack that flip open for access.** Customers can sign up online to receive notification about case availability.
No one does a silicone skin like OtterBox. The OtterBox Impact Series, also coming soon, is a single layer silicone skin, yet far from simplistic. With inner coring to dissipate shock away from the iPhone 4, this case option will provide durable protection and innovative features. Silicone covers the power button, volume rocker and home button to protect from dirt and dust, yet does not interfere with functionality. The charging port and headphone jack remain open and accessible.*** Customers can sign up online to receive notification about case availability.
All cases will accommodate every feature of the iPhone 4 with tight precision including proximity sensors, ambient light sensors, secondary mics and speakers. For full technical specifications for each series, visit the product pages at www.otterbox.com/iphone-cases/iphone-4-cases/.
I had been looking for a case for my iPhone that would protect the product but still be slim enough to slip into my wallet. Most cases available are rather bulky and make it hard to use the controls on the phone. The Flick forms closely to the phone allowing for full use of all controls. The Flick does not get in the way of the face of the phone but rather forms right around the silver edging of the face making a very nice outline.
Electronics Warehouse has had its eye on the Uniea product line for some time now. Since 2005, Uniea has quickly become an emerging leader in consumer electronics accessories, offering a wide range of case models for the iPod, iPhone, and laptops. Their Omniverse iPad case, however, marks an impressive new design concept for them, combining style and protection that fits the iPad perfectly.
“We’ve been considering the Uniea brand for quite some time now,” says Steven Kellett, owner and manager of Electronics Warehouse. “We were waiting for a really exciting new design from them to introduce their brand to our customers, and the Omniverse iPad case is clearly it.”
Considering that over 50,000 iPads were bought in Australia in the first weekend of its release alone, Mr. Kellett sees the Omniverse as the right case for the right product at the right time. While most early case designs for the iPad are little more than thin plastic “shell cases,” the Omniverse iPad case is a padded tote/sleeve hybrid that uses memory foam to cushion the device in the event that it is dropped. “We think that the iPad is going to be a very droppable gadget,” added Mr. Kellett. “The Omniverse will give iPad users the peace of mind of knowing that their iPad can survive even a nasty drop.”
And whereas most totes and sleeves for the iPad simply work as bags, Uniea’s Omniverse case zips open 200 degrees and fastens the iPad with unique corner flaps, allowing iPad users to use their iPad while it is still in the case.
Electronics Warehouse plans to have its Omniverse cases available to customers by mid June.
Uniea’s Omniverse iPad case continues to compete well is the Asia Pacific market. With the iPad recently debuting in Australia, however, this new partnership with Electronics Warehouse most certainly gives Uniea a tremendous reach into the Australian tech market, since Electronics Warehouse is a leading online retailer of electronics accessories in Australia.