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Fine, you can have a physical keyboard on your iPhone

Remember back when all the iPhone naysayers cried "Fail!" because the device lacked a physical keyboard? They were wrong, but the Typo Keyboard Case is a glimpse at what those sad souls apparently wanted. Adding a full qwerty keyboard to the bottom of the phone, the Typo connects via Bluetooth,...

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6 cases that will make you want to eat your iPhone

I don't normally need any more reason to think about food during the day other than it exists. But these six iPhone cases look so tempting that I might be tempted to try a taste. This is in no way an endorsement of their protective qualities -- they could fall apart instantly for all I know -- but...

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Case Maker Pro will let you turn your photos into iPhone cases in 2014

If you're unhappy with the selection of iPhone cases at your local mall kiosk, maybe you'd prefer to grab a magazine or a personal photo and turn it into a one-of-a-kind accessory. That's the idea behind Case Maker Pro, a gadget that slices any photo to perfectly fit an iPhone 5 or 5s. Using the...

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LifeProof launches first Touch ID-compatible waterproof case for iPhone 5s

One particularly cruel internet prank tricked some (hopefully few) iPhone owners into thinking that iOS 7 somehow made their devices waterproof. That's ridiculous of course, but today LifeProof is launching a case for the iPhone 5s that actually does make the device impervious to water. The case...

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Papernomad, the iPad covers you customize

I don't typically write about cases for the iPad and iPhone, but the Papernomad deserves special attention. These cushioned sleeves are wrapped in a patented paper that you're free to decorate with your own drawings, sketches, notes, writing... whatever. Don't be put off but the word "paper." The...

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Flipcase makes a game out of Apple's new iPhone cases

Some people love Apple's playful new iPhone case, while others experience trypophobia at the sight of it. Meanwhile, a pair of developers decided to look at it from a whole new angle: backwards. The devs at Bytesize noticed that if you put the new iPhone case on the wrong way -- that is, covering...

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Apple's iPhone 5c cases are protective and obnoxiously colorful

Apple doesn't usually produce cases for its smartphones, but the iPhone 5c isn't like any iPhone before it. At today's Apple event, the iPhone 5c was shown alongside a new line of custom protective cases that will allow you to mix and match a wide range of looks for the device. The new cases...

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Turn your iPhone into a multitool for the ultimate survival accessory

Having a mobile phone with you at all times is a great tool for communication, but sometimes you might need a tool in a more literal sense. Enter the TaskOne iPhone case, a protective cover that is designed to not only protect a handset in the case of a fall but also provide a litany of handy...

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Parenting Tip: Protecting your iOS device from bumps, bruises and bashes

Having a naked iPhone or iPad around kids means living in constant fear of one of them snagging the device and dropping smashing it on the floor. Though the iPhone and iPad are lovely devices when they are undressed, parents who want to keep their devices in pristine condition would be wise to...

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Review and giveaway: a trio of iPad mini cases (updated)

After a slow start, it appears that every accessory manufacturer on the planet is now up to speed on pumping out shiploads (that is spelled correctly, BTW) of iPad mini cases. Today, for your amusement and my employment, I'll take a look at three of the cases that have come to the attention of...

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OtterBox leading the fight against counterfeit cases

When you think of counterfeit Apple products you usually think of fake iPhones or fake iPads, but now popular case makers are now having a hard time dealing with counterfeiters. OtterBox, based in Colorado, is the number one case provider for iPhones and iPads and other smart phones in the...

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Portenzo Alano and Boomerang cases for iPad mini: review and giveaway

The release last year of the iPad mini resulted in many accessory manufacturers scrambling to redesign full-size iPad cases for the smaller footprint of the mini, and now we're seeing the fruits of their labors. Case manufacturer Portenzo recently released both the Alano (starting at US$99.95)...

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The Juan Valdez ColcaSac shoulder bag is the most comfortable one you'll ever own

Years ago I wrote about a small company named ColcaSac that had just started selling cases and sleeves for Apple's MacBooks and iPads. I was impressed with the products, and I'm happy to say the company has kept updating its offerings and the quality is as good as ever. ColcaSac has a number of...

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Booqpad mini combines paper and iPad mini into an effective package

A paperless office is king or should be as fellow TUAW editor Steve Sande would say. But in a word where you're as likely to find iPads in a classroom or office as you would printed materials, many people prefer to jot down handwritten notes. Count me among them. I handwrite about half of my...

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The many cases of CES 2013

Every year I walk the halls of CES snapping pics of the myriad iDevice cases offered from numerous vendors. I chuckle when I see the "no pictures" sign, as clearly someone was worried the charm would wear off were potential customers to see a picture of a product outside the auspices of a...

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