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Video Review: The Nodus Shell for iPhone 6s Features a Magnetic Mounting System

Tuesday February 2, 2016 11:07 am PST by
The Nodus Shell case for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus comes from UK company Nodus and is featured in our latest video review. Made from Italian leather and available in black, brown, or yellow, the Nodus Shell has a design that's similar to Apple's own leather iPhone cases with cutouts for the volume and power buttons and openings at the top and bottom to leave ports and speakers...

Video Review: Knomo's Mag Case and Mag Mount Let You Stick Your iPhone Anywhere

Wednesday December 16, 2015 12:46 pm PST by
For our latest video review, we went hands-on with the Leather Mag Case and Mag Mount, designed by Knomo. For those unfamiliar with Knomo, it's a site that specializes in high-quality Apple accessories like bags, backpacks, and cases. Knomo's Mag Case is a slim, leather and polycarbonate case that looks much like any other iPhone case, but it has a steel plate embedded in the back. The steel...

Video Review: SwitchEasy's Cases for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Are Thin and Affordable

Friday December 4, 2015 1:41 pm PST by
For our latest video review, we took a look at SwitchEasy's lineup of cases for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. SwitchEasy has been making cases for Apple's line of iPads and iPhones for years and its latest set of cases offer the quality design and affordable pricing the company is known for. SwitchEasy's $20 Nude collection is its thinnest and lightest set of cases, measuring in at...

Video Review: The iLuv Layup X is a Solid Multi-Functional Case for the iPhone 6s Plus

Monday November 30, 2015 12:42 pm PST by
iLuv is a well-known Apple accessory manufacturer, with a wide range of iPhone and iPad case options available in retail stores. For our most recent video review, we went hands-on with the company's Layup X case, available for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus. The Layup X is a multi-function case that offers all around iPhone protection, a tempered glass screen protector to keep the screen safe...

Video Review: Spigen's Cases for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:09 pm PDT by
Spigen is a well-known and well-respected manufacturer of accessories for Apple's lineup of iPhones and iPads, and in today's video review, we took a look at the company's line of iPhone cases for Apple's newest devices, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Spigen has a huge number of cases available, from those that are super thin to those that offer more coverage and better protection from...

Video Review: iBattz's Mojo Refuel Invictus Case for iPhone 6s Plus Packs a Lot of Power, But Has Flaws

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:56 pm PDT by
With the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple didn't increase battery life over the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which means battery cases are going to remain a popular accessory for at least another year. In our latest video review, we went hands on with the ibattz Mojo Refuel Invictus battery case, which will fit the iPhone 6s Plus or the iPhone 6 Plus. The ibattz is equipped with two removable and...

Video Review: Zagg's Folio Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2

Wednesday September 23, 2015 11:28 am PDT by
Apple has designed a keyboard for its larger-screened 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but for other iPads, such as the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 4, customers looking for a keyboard solution will need to stick with keyboards created by third-party manufacturers. Zagg is often a popular choice among iPad users who need a keyboard, so we went hands-on with the Zagg Folio Keyboard Case for the iPad Air 2...

Video Review: Logitech's 'Blok' Case Lineup for the iPad Air 2

Thursday September 17, 2015 1:25 pm PDT by
With Apple neglecting to update the iPad Air 2 during its fall 2015 event, accessories for the device will continue to be relevant and in-demand for the foreseeable future. We went hands-on with Logitech's new Blok case lineup for the iPad Air 2, which debuted in July under its new Logi brand name. The simplest of the three cases, the Logi Blok Protective Shell, fits around the back of the...

Video Review: The Solpro Helios Smart Battery Pack Charges Your iPhone Using the Sun

Wednesday September 2, 2015 1:12 pm PDT by
For our latest video review, we went hands-on with the Solpro Helios Smart, a solar-powered battery pack that can recharge using three built-in solar panels. It sports a 5,000mAh battery that can charge an iPhone 6 from dead to full twice over, and when the battery is exhausted, it can be charged through an included micro-USB cable or by opening its solar panels and sticking it in the bright...

Video Review: The SVALT D's Built-In Fan Sets it Apart From Other MacBook Docks

Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:27 am PDT by
The Svalt D is a MacBook dock with a unique feature - a built in cooling fan that's designed to keep a MacBook's temperature down when used in clamshell mode with an external monitor. Keeping the MacBook cool helps prevent processor throttling due to the high temperatures a MacBook is subjected to when in clamshell mode. We went hands-on with the Svalt D to test the claims that it reduces...

Video Review: Catalyst's Waterproof Case Keeps Your iPhone 6 Dry, but With Some Drawbacks

Wednesday July 22, 2015 1:14 pm PDT by
For our latest video review, we went hands-on with a waterproof iPhone 6 Plus case from Catalyst, which the company calls "the most protective case in the world." It's waterproof up to a depth of 5 meters (16.4 feet) and it's also shock and drop resistant, made from polycarbonate with a rubber bumper and silicone seals. In our testing, the Catalyst case lived up to its claims and kept our...

Video Review: The Juiceboxx Keeps Your MacBook Charger Cord From Fraying

Friday July 17, 2015 1:39 pm PDT by
For our latest video review, we went hands-on with the Juiceboxx, a MacBook accessory that originated on Kickstarter. Many of us MacBook owners have suffered from a frayed MacBook charger cord, which is a condition that the Juiceboxx aims to prevent. The Juiceboxx is a small plastic cover that wraps around the bottom of a MacBook charger, with a portion that extends out over the spot where the ...

Video Review: Hands-On With Urban Armor Gear's iPad and iPhone 6 Plus Cases

Friday July 3, 2015 1:15 pm PDT by
Back in January, we shared a video of an iPhone 6 that went into space, protected by an iPhone case constructed by Urban Armor Gear. The iPhone 6 came out unscathed, so when Urban Armor Gear offered us the chance to get our hands on a few of its cases to check out for a review, we agreed. Urban Armor Gear's line of cases are definitely unique, with an industrial-looking armored shell and an...

Video Review: A Look at Speck's Cases for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Thursday June 4, 2015 12:01 pm PDT by
In today's review, we're talking a look at iPhone 6 Plus cases from Speck, a well-known accessory company that sells its products in dozens of retail stores. Speck has been in the case-making business for many years now and it offers several iconic cases like the CandyShell and the MightyShell. All of Speck's cases provide a reasonable compromise between protection and thickness. They can keep ...

Video Review: A Look at Incipio's Folio Cases for iPad Air 2

Sunday May 31, 2015 3:38 pm PDT by
Our newest video review takes a look at a selection of iPad Air 2 cases from popular accessory maker Incipio. The Tuxen, the Octane, and the Clarion are all multi-purpose folio-style cases that offer varying degrees of protection without adding a lot of bulk to Apple's ultra slim iPad Air 2. The Tuxen is the most expensive at $50, and it's also the case that looks the nicest. It offers full...

Video Review: Pronto Turns Your iPhone Into a Smart Universal Remote

Monday May 18, 2015 12:52 pm PDT by
Pronto is a small hub that's able to turn your iPhone into a universal remote, allowing it to control a range of electronics and devices within your home using 360 degree infrared. The Pronto connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth and works with an accompanying Peel Smart Remote app, which provides the remote interface and lets you see what's on television through an included guide. As you can...

Otterbox Video Review: Hands-On With the Defender and Commuter Cases for iPhone 6 Plus

Monday March 16, 2015 12:47 pm PDT by
Otterbox is well known for offering some of the most protective iPhone cases on the market, and the company's offerings for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus don't seem to be any exception. We went hands-on with Otterbox's two most protective cases for Apple's new devices, the Defender and the Commuter. As with all of Otterbox's rugged iPhone cases, more protection requires sacrificing the sleek, slim...

Case Logic Video Review: Hands-On With the Ibira MacBook Backpack

Friday February 27, 2015 11:30 am PST by
Case Logic is known its line of backpacks, cases, and other storage accessories, all of which are priced affordably, making it quite popular with people looking for inexpensive but quality solutions for carrying around their devices. We met up with Case Logic at CES this year, where the company had a large booth showcasing all of its products, including the Ibira backpack, one of its newest...

RooCASE Video Review: Hands-On With Four iPhone 6 Plus Cases

Tuesday February 24, 2015 11:57 am PST by
With hundreds of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases on the market, it can be difficult to find the perfect solution for your needs, managing the fine line between enough protection and too much bulk. Popular casemaker RooCASE has some promising options that may suit those of you looking for full body protection, which we've outlined in the video below. We went hands-on with the RooCASE Skinny Slimm,...

PowerSkin Pop'n 3 Video Review: An Attachable Battery Pack for iPhones

Wednesday February 18, 2015 12:06 pm PST by
There are a lot of battery cases and external battery packs available for Apple's iPhone, but PowerSkin's newest offering, the Pop'n 3, is a fairly unique solution that offers the versatility of an external battery pack with the convenience of a battery case. It's an external battery pack much like the Mophie Powerstation Plus, but it has a suction cup system that allows it to stick to the...

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