Colorware is a company that will permanently color your iPhone. You can choose from many colors including metallic. Unfortunately this process will most likely void your warranty because the device is taken apart during the process so they include a 30 day parts and 1 year labor warranty covering the coloring and hardware. They also do corporate branding so you can add your company logo or whatever you want to the back of your iPhone. Also, don’t worry about scratching the paint, their patented X2 coating keeps your iPhone scratch resistant. Not only is the back able to be colored but also the metal frame, home button, earbuds, and dock. There’s no word yet when this will be available for the iPhone 3G. Here’s the breakdown for pricing: [Read more...]
If you’re looking for extreme protection for your iPhone then look to the Otterbox for iPhone Armor Series. This case is truly water proof up to a depth of 3 feet. Not only is it waterproof but it’s dustproof, dirtproof, sandproof and dropproof. Here I’m testing the black version but there is also a yellow and black version similar to the Otterbox Defender Series. If you’re going for looks, this case isn’t for you. It is bulky, but for the type of environment this would be used in, looks probably don’t matter much. The following video includes an underwater test.
Watch “Otterbox for iPhone Armor Series Case Review” on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Miniot is a company that makes wood cases for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Well, they have now made a iWood case for the iPhone 3G. The cases are carved from a single pieces of wood and, if the iPhone 3G cases follow the trend of the cases created for the 1st Generation iPhone, they will be available in Oak, Padouk, Cherry, Mahogany and Walnut. The cases come in two pieces that slide together, leaving all ports and controls accessible. You can also personalize the case with a [Read more...]
Due to some small size differences – we are talking millimeters – between the iPhone and the iPhone 3G, case companies are in a frenzy developing cases for the iPhone 3G before it is released on July 11 (which seems WAY too far away!). Well, Marware is ahead of the game! They already have a nice variety of cases ready to go for the iPhone 3G. The cases are not yet available however, they can be pre-ordered. Here is what they look like and the price.
Side Note: Dimensions of iPhone and iPhone 3G Comparison
iPhone – 115 x 61 x 11.6 (height, width, depth in millimeters) 4.8 ounces
iPhone 3G – 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 (height, width, depth in millimeters) 4.7 ounces
Aquapac has a 100% waterproof case for the iPhone. It is made of premium polyurethane and “is sensitive enough to allow full use of the iPhone’s dynamic fingertip touchscreen, as well as normal speak/hear clarity.” You are also able to make a phone call and use the camera through the case. It is good for keeping dirt and sand off your iPhone and is submersible up to 15 feet. If it still makes you a little nervous, it does come with a 3-year global warranty! The Aquapac for iPhone case is available for $25.00.
I personally am a big fan of OtterBox Cases and to me, the Aquapac for iPhone case is more like a water-proof pouch then a case but, if you are looking for a easy way to keep your iPhone safe from water, dirt or sand…this might be the way to go! I could also see the armband version of the case being very useful!
Aquapac 100% waterproof cases are sealed with the legendary Aquaclip™, a shatter-resistant premium polycarbonate seal with a pair of easy-to-slide levers. The Aquaclip makes direct access to your iPhone as simple as the flip of a switch.
Aquapac makes three iPhone-ready cases, including the action-sport ready Small Armband Case with an elastic and Velcro strap ($35); the Mini Phone/GPS Case ($25); and the Small PDA Case ($25).
Griffin has just released a preview of a new iTrip device for the iPhone that allows you to play, control and charge your iPhone/iPod Touch. According to Griffin’s website the device is not officially available yet but, I’m sure we will see it very soon. I have used a similar product in which you plug the device into your iPhone, tune it to a frequency, match that frequency on your car stereo and your music will play through your car speakers. However, the iTrip AutoPilot by Griffin seemed to by much more my style! Not only does it [Read more...]
This leather case has a soft suede interior to keep your iPhone safe. Comes with a high quality leather strap and a DLO Surface Shield scree protector. All button & ports are accessible but trying to hit the lock button is a bit annoying. It allows for easy connection with most dock cables but it will not stand up in an iPhone dock. The DLO SlimCase for the iPhone retails for about $40 on DLO’s website. Check out the video review below:
Watch “DLO SlimCase Review” from your iPhone or iPod Touch
I love these speakers. I’m actually going to buy a pair for my self from Amazon. They are running about $31. They retail for $50! These speakers are simple, run off batteries or AC. They are shielded so they resist that buzzing sound; They will work with anything with a headphone jack! I could go on and on, just watch the video review: [Read more...]
This case is very simple and very easy to install. You just slide on the bottom, then slide on the top, simple as that. It has a clean design and is not too bulky like most cases. The only negative I have is it’s still slippery. The hard plastic case needs some rubber grips. This is the main reason I use a case is the metal case of the iPhone is slick. Check out the video below for a full review.
* Simple two-piece slide on/off design
* Form-fitting and sleek, available in black only (natural color is no longer in stock)
* Full-access to bottom connectors, mic and touch screen
* Docks with universal dock
* Eco-friendly material with minimum carbon impact
* Packaging made from recyclable materials
This article came out last month on Engadget but I wanted to post it here in case anyone missed it. Nike is working on Nike+ for the iPhone that will connect via wifi. The interface looks sweet. There’s also more support for Nike+ becoming real from Erica Sadun. She found a reference to Nike+ in firmware 1.1.1 named com.apple.mobile.nike in the LingoToAccessoryMap.plist file.
This case will stand up to it’s name, “Defender”. There is no part of the iPhone exposed with this case, even the screen is protected. Although not submersible like it’s counterpart, the Armor Series, this case is water resistant. I would feel comfortable using it during rain & snow conditions. The hard plastic case protects the iPhone from bumps & drops while the silicone case helps retain a safe grip. The silicone is also very strong. At first I was afraid I may tear it when taking it on and off, but after working with it, I realized it was much stronger. The plastic membrane protecting the screen is not hard plastic like other cases I’ve seen, so the glass of the iPhone is still vulnerable in my opinion. If dropped on it’s face against something protruding (although highly unlikely) or something dropped on it, the membrane would do no good. It is, however, very strong and well secured to the plastic of the case. This same membrane material is used on the back for the camera and Apple logo. [Read more...]