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Galaxy S III gets a taste of Tech21 orange goo protection

Galaxy S III gets a taste of Tech21 orange goo protection

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III is out on the market not only internationally but with each of the main five carriers here in the USA, it's time for the purveyors of next-level protection, Tech21, to grab hold. The group known as Tech21 lives in a world of Impactology in which they've demonstrated with us that the same orange mess we used to purchase as Silly Putty or Gak is made much more adult as a protection agent against - you guessed it - heavy impact. With this junk in the Snap Case for our Samsung Galaxy S III, we've nothing to fear from drops, tosses, or even bashes.

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Apple Smart Cover with touch and display development revealed

Apple Smart Cover with touch and display development revealed

Apple is working on making the iPad Smart Cover live up to its billing, considering fitting a flexible display and touch-input system to the case according to a newly published patent filing. The concept would turn at least one of the spines of the Smart Cover into a display strip, used to expand the working space of the tablet's screen and potentially including touch-sensitive controls to navigate media playback and other features without interrupting the currently active app.

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ASUS Nexus 7 Bluetooth keyboard case and rotating folio revealed

ASUS Nexus 7 Bluetooth keyboard case and rotating folio revealed

More official Google Nexus 7 accessories have emerged, including a Bluetooth keyboard case for the 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet, and a rotating folio-stand that allows for both portrait and landscape use. The ASUS-made add-ons are all expected imminently, UK retailer MobileFun claims, finally broadening the range of accessories Nexus 7 owners can choose from beyond the current polyurethane cover.

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iPad mini cases appear with tiny tablet details

iPad mini cases appear with tiny tablet details

There's been an abnormal amount of clues this season leading up to the idea that several new devices are coming from Apple, the iPad mini being one of the most-denied yet most-seen. What you're about to witness here is a set of iPad mini cases, each of them appearing to come from Devicewear, a company that we're pretty sure won't be invited back to the Apple party any time soon should these renders be proven real. What they show is the iPad mini - or whatever it'll end up being called in the end - complete with volume buttons, a back-facing camera and microphone, and the lovely new miniature dock connector for all to see.

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Nexus 7 gets smart covers for magnetic display sleep

Nexus 7 gets smart covers for magnetic display sleep

One of the least-known features of the Google Nexus 7 tablet is its ability to work with a magnetic cover that'll shut its display off like a snap. This sort of feature exists in your laptop, you've got a similar situation in your iPad 2 and 3, and the technology has existed in many BlackBerry devices for some time now as well. Now the folks at MobileFun UK are showing off some brand new SD TabletWear cases with the Nexus 7 to show how you'll be utilizing the feature here on Google's first Nexus line tablet ever.

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New iPhone cases bet on a non-iPod port

New iPhone cases bet on a non-iPod port

This week over in the land of pre-release device accessory makers, a couple new iPhone (or iPhone 5, whatever you want to call it) cases have been revealed with the smartphone's new form factor intact. This case, coming in two colors - simple black and white - shows the iPhone in a taller form with many of the same features as the iPhone 4/4S. This device has a back-facing camera hole with enough room for a flash bulb, a lock-screen switch hole above volume buttons, and the same width as in previous models.

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V-MODA VAMP promises crystal clear iPhone audio

V-MODA VAMP promises crystal clear iPhone audio

If you absolutely need the best audio quality from your smartphone while you’re on the go, then you probably need a portable amp. V-MODA has been putting out headphones for a while that caters to the audiophile market, and is now ready to launch its own iPhone amp, dubbed the VAMP. It’s a chunky little package, but perhaps a little more portable compared to other products that promise similar audio qualities.

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CM4 iPhone Q Card Cases keep you in cash

CM4 iPhone Q Card Cases keep you in cash

For those of you not quite into the idea of working wirelessly with your online money, there's always the option to stick with cash, and CM4 supports that with this fabulous new iPhone case. Though we may very well see NFC popping up with the iPhone 5 later this year, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S will benefit right here and now from the cards and cash you already carry with the Q Card Case - available in several lovely colors!

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Griffin and Crayola launch Case Creator iPhone app and case combo

Griffin and Crayola launch Case Creator iPhone app and case combo

We have several iPhones and an iPod touch around the house and generally, my daughter is always playing Angry Birds or other games on one of the devices. She's also doing little art projects on time, and I have the lack of wall space in my office to prove it. If you have a kid who enjoys using an iPhone or iPod Touch and likes to create art projects, Griffin has a new case might be perfect called the Crayola Case Creator.

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Tech21 demonstrates D30 impact fabric: we go hands-on

Tech21 demonstrates D30 impact fabric: we go hands-on

This week we've gotten our hands all covered in goop as Tech21 CEO Jason Roberts demonstrated for us the power of D30 impact fabric, a material they've got exclusive rights to for electronics-related implementation. What we've got here is a material you might recognize as Silly Puddy - it's close, but not precisely the same. While that toy was used to pick up the ink from newspapers and squish around for fun, this material is used to protect your smart devices from impact - devices which include the iPhone, Android smartphones of all kinds, and even larger devices such as the MacBook Pro.

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