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OtterBox unveils Impact case for Blackberry 8520

OtterBox unveils Impact case for Blackberry 8520

Cases for smartphones tend to be purchased more for their aesthetics than for real usability and protection by many users. If you are the fashionista type who wants bright colors and animal prints for your smartphone case, the new OtterBox Impact case for the Blackberry Curve 8520 may not be for you.

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CES 2008: OtterBox has new cases for iPod and BlackBerry

CES 2008: OtterBox has new cases for iPod and BlackBerry

So I was able to make it to the OtterBox booth where our friend Kristin was kind enough to take the time and show me their new products. They had a few new iPod cases including one for the 5G iPod and one for the iPhone, the 5G iPod one wasn’t that interesting, it would definitely do its job of protecting your iPod though, it was pretty touch, not Armor Series tough, but it was tough.

Latest Treos to get OtterBox protection

Latest Treos to get OtterBox protection

A quick trawl through the SlashGear archives and you'll see that OtterBox have already proved their worth in somewhat extreme circumstances, so when they launch a new product we know they mean business.  It's Vincent's new Treo 755p that they've set their sights on this time, offering up not only a way to keep it safe from dust, spills and, um, falling bricks, but to keep using it at the time.

 

OtterBox Rugged Laptop Case Video Review

OtterBox Rugged Laptop Case Video Review

Buying a laptop is one of the biggest investments that you’re likely to make, and the last thing you want happening to that $2,000 portable is some sort of damage. When you spend so much on one product, even a little scratch tends to bother you, let alone a full on crash with the ground. Unfortunately, this is exactly what often happens, but at least offers a product to help prevent that from happening. Otterbox, a company known for its line of protective cases for all types of products, has released a specialized case for laptops. Available in three customizable sizes, the rugged case provides water, dust and impact protection – though, as we found out, under no circumstances will it survive being run over by a vehicle (see video below). The smallest case, the Otterbox 7020, accommodates laptops with screens smaller than 14”. The Otterbox 7030 accommodates screens 14”-15”, and the Otterbox 7040 accommodates screens larger than 15”.

I recently had an opportunity to put this rugged laptop carrying case to the test; by test I mean to the extreme. I discovered quickly that if protection is the utmost importance, then is the right product for you. However, if lugging around a laptop is already too much work, then steer clear of the Otterbox; this 8-pound case will add a nice bit of weight to your 6 or 7+ pound laptop. On the plus side, hauling around 14+ pounds every day makes for one hell of a workout. I’d misunderstood from our Otterbox representative [informed me that the final production unit would be slightly lighter; this is a huge sigh of relief!] that the production unit would be lighter; this isn’t case. The reference to lighter material is for use in future products. So for now, we’ll just have to deal with the slightly heavier case which isn’t too bad at all.

Gear Essentials For Your Holiday Weekend

Gear Essentials For Your Holiday Weekend

The height of summer is upon us, and with it comes our favorite activity: vacation. Whether you're taking a long weekend this Independence Day or prepping for a two-week getaway along the California coast, making sure you have the right gear will go a long way towards ensuring your trip goes smoothly.

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iPhone 5c 3D printable cases incoming with bigger bubbles [UPDATE]

iPhone 5c 3D printable cases incoming with bigger bubbles [UPDATE]

Supposing you saw the iPhone 5c and didn't find Apple's own official cases to be appealing as you'd wished, this week you may be in luck. Industrial Designer and 3D illustrator Martin Hajek has created a set of NURBS models for customization of this basic case, allowing users to get creative as they please. The first thing Hajek did was to open up the center column of holes along the backside of the iPhone 5c case to reveal the iPhone logo.

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Moto X official: Touchless Google Now and 10MP Clear Pixel camera

Moto X official: Touchless Google Now and 10MP Clear Pixel camera

The Moto X is official, relaunching Motorola and bringing Google Now to the forefront of the Android experience. The year-long handiwork of Google's new management, the Moto X trades spec-bingo for usability and customization options, like sixteen casing colors to choose between, and instant all-voice access to Google Now. Inside the 4.7-inch 720p HD smartphone there's a new Motorola X8 architecture and a custom-stacked battery for balancing power and runtime when it lands on all five networks this August.

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