The iPhone 5/5s is a nice phone, but it is quite delicate, ask anyone who has dropped their phone once or twice without a case on. When I sold my iPhone 5 the bezel was torn up and dented. I only took it out of its case for a couple weeks, and never dropped the phone. I have since learned my lesson, and I keep my phone in the Apple iPhone 5s case. Even in that case, there was room for damage, and not a very large standoff of surfaces. The fact is, sometimes I need a case with a bit more shock protection, I can’t always baby my phone. This is where the Karbon SP from Evutec comes into play, how does it fare?
For our latest portable power review, we have a battery pack from uNu called the Enerpak Tube. The tube is advertised as a device where “portability and power collide. Able to re-charge almost any smartphone up to 3x while still managing to remain light-weight and completely portable, the Enerpak Tube is the most dynamic battery yet.” Does it live up to its marketing? Read on to find out.
Today to review, we have the CasePower PowerCase for the iPhone 5 and 5s. We have reviewed plenty of battery packs here at SupplyDrop, but we have not yet reviewed a battery case, and I was excited when we got the opportunity. The CasePower PowerCase is advertised as a thin battery pack that provides over 2 full charges (2400mAh) to the iPhone 5/5s. Does it live up to these claims? Read on to find out.
With the release of the iPhone 5s (and the iPad Air), Apple added the M7 motion coprocessor. The M7 chip isolates the motion tracking functionality that used to be built in to the main chipset, this means that the motion tracking instruments — the accelerometers, gyroscopes, and compasses— now do not require the main chip to be powered on, thereby increasing device battery life. The ability to use this coprocessor requires your app to be updated, and one of the first apps to do so is the Argus Fitness Tracker app from Azumio.
After braving the crowds early Friday Morning (and stumbling upon some crazy iPhone exporting ring) I finally had an iPhone 5s. It wasn’t until Saturday AM that I realized that needed a case on my 5s (my trusty Poetic Atmosphere was included in the sale of my iPhone 5), and the new leather iPhone 5s case from Apple seemed like it would be a good choice. Does it live up to my expectations?
After yesterdays Apple press conference, iLuv announced several series of new cases for both the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s, and I must say, they all look pretty great. Read on to see our top picks of their new cases.
In this installment of Back This we are looking into the Lima storage system. The Lima promises to centralize all of your files, making a personal and private filesystem that you can access from anywhere. The Lima device itself is quite plain, just a simple box that you plug in to both your router and an external hard drive. The real magic of the Lima is in its software.
The biggest complaint when the iPhone 5 first came out was that the replacement of the ubiquitous 30-pin connector with the new lightning one meant that virtually all of the iPhone peripherals people had accumulated over the years were now useless. I thought these claims were baseless, that was until I wanted to play some music in my kitchen while cooking. My formerly awesome speaker dock was now completely useless. I had two options: buy an adapter from Apple that made my phone sit poorly in the dock or buy a new lightning enabled speaker dock. Well, I am happy to report that one of these fine speaker docks has made its way to my house. The speaker dock is called the Aud 5 from iLuv. How is it? Read on to find out.
Today we launch a new section on SupplyDrop, Back This. Back This will be a collection of what projects our writers are backing on Kickstarter. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, Kickstarter is a site that allows for crowd-funding. In other words, if you have an idea but you know that it would take a significant amount of startup money that you don’t have, you can ask for a donation and in return get a finished product. A result of this method is there is no guarantee that the final product will do what was stated at the beginning of the project, or even get finished at all, but you are betting that it will. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, read on to find out more about the Legion Battery Pack.
Today in the t3chniq review lab we have a lightweight, low-profile case from Cygnett called the FlexiGel Case for iPad Mini. I love cases that add barely any heft to my iPad Mini, yet provides decent scratch and ding protection. Cygnett claims that “FlexiGel offers superior anti-scratch and impact resistant protection. Featuring raised edges for case down screen protection, FlexiGel provides access to all functions.” Does it live up to the hype? Read on to find out.