Water has been a notorious culprit behind the unfortunate demise of iOS devices. The vulnerability between an iPhone and any liquid is quite daunting, and many of us users have had firsthand experience involving an iPhone and a stray particle of liquid that managed to find its way into one of the device's accessible ports. While it's certainly not pleasant having your device wrecked, there are ways of safeguarding against water damage. One of the most highly anticipated waterproof companions is LifeProof's versatile frē case for the iPhone ($79.99).
Even with the consolidation and downsizing of image sizes that the iPhone automatically does through text messages or iMessage, picture chatting isn't too friendly, for long time use, to your limited data plan. To say the least, it's an inconvenient, cumbersome task that isn't in the least bit efficient. Quite awhile ago, an application was released that made photo-messaging as simple as taking a picture and sending it off to a contact. Dubbed Snapchat, the free app quickly rose to the top for its easy-to-navigate user interface and the undeniably fast time it takes to send a picture. With an update released today, Snapchat now offers video-messaging among with a slew of other exclusive, new features.
Some people tend to prefer the risk of damaging their naked iPhones over slapping a protective case onto the device. The reason? Cases usually diminish the natural elegance of the bare iPhone and instead replace it with generic polycarbonate or silicone (in most situations). However, for those users who are willing to come halfway rather than possibly damaging their phones without any protector or using a case, there are numerous other solutions currently available. Part of the company's Original Series, Mujjo's Sleeve for the iPhone 5 ($45) is a top contender despite its rather high pricing.
It's always satisfying when product reviewers such as myself come across a product that is comparably different than the majority of others in the similar competitive market. Whether it be speakers, stands or, in this case, phone cases, design is essential for the success of a product in the crowded market that iOS devices have created for themselves. Because of its uniqueness and stand-out-character, product manufacturer Uniea's Harmony Series case ($24.95) for the iPhone 5 is a perfectly suitable contender for your next phone case.
Over the years, the market for iPhone cases has augmented to appeal to a wide variety of customers. There's no doubt that anything you need - whether it be hardcore protection, glamorous looks, or a combination of both - will be available somewhere online or in-store. Spigen SGP's lineup of cases for the iPhone 5 boasts a lot of promise and creativity. Today we'll be taking a look at the company's Ultra Thin Air case for the iPhone 5.
In a move that could have very well been avoided had Apple originally integrated a Micro USB port into its iOS devices starting first with the introduction of the iPhone 5 back in September, the Cupertino-based technology giant has added a new adapter to its wide inventory. As hinted above, the adapter sports a Lightning port on one side and a Micro USB port on the other to allow support for any accessories with a Micro USB connection.
Constructed for the maximum protection, Incipio's DualPro ($29.99) case is one of the perfect contenders for users who are seeking optimal safeguarding against the most usual iPhone-wrecking culprits.
After continued use, it's a given that typical screen protectors tend to wear themselves out. The corners begin to peel and all kinds of dirt and other unwanted grime creeps in. What's worse is that regular screen films don't provide sufficient screen protection to balance out the aforementioned issues. Therefore, Spigen SGP's continuation to its signature GLAS.t glass screen protector ($27.99) line for the iPhone 5 is the optimal solution for those wishing to keep their iPhone's screens pristine and scratch-free.
Given the timezone difference, the iPhone 5 has already gone on sale in Australia. In a race to be one of the first websites worldwide to give Apple's newest addition to its ever-expanding iPhone lineup, the iPhone 5, the teardown treatment, the tech-dissection experts over at iFixit has sent one of its many technicians to an Aussie Apple Store to get his hands on the brand new device.
Apple's new iPhone 5 launches this Friday, but the first unboxing of the device has already gone public thanks to Boy Genius Reports and its reader source.