iphone 6 case Stories December 1, 2015

OnePlus thinks your iPhone should feel like their Sandstone Black Android phones [Gallery]

Android smartphone maker OnePlus is no stranger to unusual marketing tactics. Whether it’s because it’ll only sell phones to those with an invitation, asks customers to trade in their iPhone or Samsung phones for one of its devices, or by leaving out features many Android fans love, it seems to promote discussion with whatever it does. Its latest move is equally interesting, to say the least…

Today, OnePlus has officially started selling iPhone cases in its popular ‘Sandstone Black’ finish. For the unaware, the original OnePlus One smartphone’s rear cover came with this case, as does the OnePlus 2’s. It’s essentially a black plastic with a rough, sand-like finish. A lot of customers love it because of the extra grip. Personally, I much prefer a softer finish. Regardless, OnePlus believes you want to feel this Sandstone Black texture on your iPhone 6/6s so it made you a case.

Like all things from OnePlus, the Sandstone Case is packed in attractive, minimalist packaging. Sliding off the lid reveals the case sitting right on top, while on the inside of the box lid is a physical invite card. Not only does OnePlus want you to feel the texture of its flagship phone, it also wants you to buy the OnePlus X (its 5-inch all-glass and metal smartphone).

As plastic shells go, there’s nothing really wrong with the OnePlus iPhone case. There are well-placed cutouts in all the right places and it’s very easy to apply. It adds a little thickness to the phone and a lot more grip. If you’re biggest concern with the iPhone 6 is how easily it slips out of your hand, the OnePlus case might not be a terrible idea. Still, personally, I’m not a fan of the texture as I find it too rough to want to hold on a daily basis.

As for the invite card, that’s a simple piece of white plastic with a scratch-off portion on the back which reveals the unique invite code for those who want to buy a OnePlus X. Some of the cases even come with invitations to buy a limited edition ceramic-backed model of the device.

The OnePlus Sandstone case is available to buy today from OnePlus.net in the US, UK and mainland Europe for $19.99/£15.99/€19.99.

iphone 6 case Stories June 5, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: 32GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive $30, iPhone 6/Plus cases from $2, 480GB Pro SSD $200, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Add 32GB to your iPhone or iPad wirelessly for $30 (Orig. $60) or via Lightning for $50 (Orig. $80)

Verus iPhone 6/Plus and 5/s cases in multiple styles and colors starting at $2 shipped

SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $200 shipped (Reg. $230+), more

EC Technology 22,400mAh Ultra High Capacity Power Bank $29 Prime shipped (Reg. $39)

Bose updates its best-sounding Soundlink Mini II portable Bluetooth speaker with (almost) everything we asked for

2Do task management app for iOS and Apple Watch goes free for the first time (Reg. $15)

Apple’s all-new 12-inch MacBook is available to ship today, Gold model included + small discounts and potential tax advantages

More new gear from today:

Amazon Gold Box – up to 68% off iconic actors/directors collections: Clint Eastwood 22-Disc Blu-ray set $47, more

The Smart AC Control from tado° lets your iPhone control your existing air conditioner

More deals still alive:

iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB in all colors: $500 shipped (Reg. $599)

iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 16GB $300 shipped (Reg. $399)

New products & more:

Here Active Listening Earbuds let you control the volume of the world

Microdia plans a microSD card with 512GB of storage space, release in July

iphone 6 case Stories February 23, 2015

Contactless credit and debit cards are only just starting to take off in the USA, but with Apple Pay driving merchants to introduce contactless payment terminals, you are increasingly likely to find that RFID symbol on your bank cards when you receive replacements.

We’ve had contactless cards in Europe for a few years now, and they’re even more convenient than Apple Pay for low-value transactions. For anything up to £30 ($46), you don’t need to verify the transaction in any way: just tap your card against the terminal. You can even do this without taking the card out of your wallet. (Bank guarantees protect you against fraudulent transactions.)

Convenient, that is, unless you have more than one contactless card in your wallet. This can either lead to the wrong card being debited or, more usually, cause the transaction to fail. Truffol has come up with an iPhone 6 wallet case specifically designed to solve this problem …  expand full story

iphone 6 case Stories January 15, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Leather Smart Covers $15, WD 2TB desktop HDD $65, iPhone 6 ultra-slim case $1, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Apple iPad Leather Smart Covers for iPad 2/3/4 (variety of colors) $15 shipped (orig. $70)

Daily Deals: WD 2TB My Book External HD $65, Klipsch/Bose headphones from $30, Logitech wireless keyboard $18more

iPhone 6 Ultra-slim matte cases in a variety of colors: $1 shipped (up to 8 weeks shipping)

Apple-certified MFi 3.3ft Lightning USB Cable: $7 Prime shipped, more

Small States: Bison Made crafts heirloom quality iPhone 6 wallets and other men’s accessories

More new deals:

More deals still alive:

Software bundles/app deals/more:

New products/ongoing promos/info:

iphone 6 case Stories January 6, 2015

Apple Pay may mean you need to carry far fewer cards around than before, but it’s not accepted everywhere, so the chances are you’ll still need to carry a physical card or two. But the great thing about dramatically slimming down the cards you carry is that you can also slim down your wallet and iPhone to a single unit using an iPhone wallet case.

Jordan picked the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case as one of his holiday gift recommendations, and I thought I’d put it to the test. Both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus versions are available in black, gray and tan, with a choice of two card-slot designs …  expand full story

Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

iphone 6 case Stories November 3, 2014

Mount your iPhone 6 inside any car with Logitech’s new Protection+ case

The overhauled design of iPhone 6 has slowed third party accessory makers to a crawl. We’ve seen a variety of docks and ultra-thin cases from smaller outfits, but name-brand companies are taking an exceptionally long time to bring iPhone 6/Plus accessories to market. Originally released for the iPhone 5/5s, Logitech has retooled its Protection+ case for iPhone 6:

Protection+ for iPhone 6 uses shock-absorbent polymers in each of the corners of the case to better absorb the the force of drops and bumps. This corner protection along with an inner TPR layer and impact channels (seen along the backside), work together to offer military-grade drop protection.

But it’s more than just a protective case. There’s a built-in metal plate on the rear of the case that enables Protection+ to seamlessly integrate with Logitech+ magnetic mounts. We had a chance to use a similar magnetic mount during our Case+ review and found that it provided a rock-solid connection.

The iPhone 6 Protection+ case is now available preorder in four different color combinations for $34.99. So far there’s no word on whether or not an iPhone 6 Plus version is in the pipeline, but don’t fret because we’ve already tracked down a couple compatible mounts. All of our other favorite iPhone 6/Plus cases can be found in this roundup.

Full announcement:

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