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Magellan rugged ToughCase for iPhone boosts GPS & battery

Magellan rugged ToughCase for iPhone boosts GPS & battery

GPS specialists Magellan have launched a new combination ruggedized battery case and signal-enhancing GPS cradle for the iPhone and iPod touch, promising increased accuracy as well as the freedom to take your Apple device out into the rougher elements.  The Magellan ToughCase is waterproof to up to a meter for 30 minutes, together with being resistant to dust, rain, mud, water and snow.

There's also a 1,840mAh battery in there too, which Magellan reckon is sufficient to double your iPhone's runtimes, while the SiRFstar III GPS chipset is accurate down to three meters.  It's not just usable with the company's own RoadMate software, either; just about any GPS app in the App Store should get the positioning boost.

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StealthArmor squashes iPhone 4 signal issue [Update: Not so fast!]

StealthArmor squashes iPhone 4 signal issue [Update: Not so fast!]

While telling customers "you're not holding your iPhone 4 properly" doesn't exactly seem the best way to endear yourself, with hundreds of thousands of handsets in the wild Apple look unlikely to do anything more constructive than tell us where to grip.  One solution users have discovered is Apple's Bumper case, but Fusion of Ideas have an alternative if you're more interested in keeping your smartphone's clean, rubber-free lines.  They've sent us some shots of their StealthArmor for iPhone 4 edge protection strips, which not only protect the stainless steel from scratches but have the neat side-effect of bypassing the antenna issue.

Update: We've now tested the strips, and things aren't as clear cut as Fusion of Ideas might suggest. More after the cut.

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Speck Fitted iPad Case Review

Speck Fitted iPad Case Review

When is a case not a case? When it's a shell, and with Speck's Fitted Case for iPad that's just what you're getting: a hard shell that protects the back and edges of your tablet, but does little to impede use. Are the anti-bulk benefits worth the risk of leaving so much of the iPad exposed? Check out our review after the cut.

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MiLi debuts Power Skin battery case and PocketPal charger

MiLi debuts Power Skin battery case and PocketPal charger

At one time or another, there are two things that most iPhone users will need. We will need protection for our device from drops and we will need more battery life. A new product from a company called MiLi offers both.

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GelaSkins for iPad Review

GelaSkins for iPad Review

GelaSkins aren't new - the company have been cladding scratch-prone mobile gadgets for years now - but their iPad range certainly is. Promising the same balance of distinctive designs, scuff protection and easy application, we've been testing out the adhesive skins on the iPad this week. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Wrapsol Ultra adhesive film claims to protect devices from a 6-foot fall

Wrapsol Ultra adhesive film claims to protect devices from a 6-foot fall

Typically, as soon as I buy a new gadget I stat looking for things to keep it safe and scratch free. I have used scratch-resistant films on my iPhone since I got it. A new scratch resistant film called Wrapsol Ultra has been announced that claims to not only protect your iPhone from scratches, but from falls as well.

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Lian Li PC-T1R Spider case gets tested: arachnophobes need not apply

Lian Li PC-T1R Spider case gets tested: arachnophobes need not apply

Bizarre PC cases are nothing new, but Lian Li's PC-T1R Spider does manage to look different even in that unusual crowd.  Described as a "test bench" case - that is, one which leaves the components open and accessible for frequent tinkerers - the PC-T1R takes a mini-ITX board and a slimline optical drive, while looking like a spider with half its regular legs.

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Quirky unveils crowd designed Cloak Undercover case for iPad

Quirky unveils crowd designed Cloak Undercover case for iPad

I think many of the products Quirky produces are cool and I like the fact the company lets visitors to its website help design the product. The latest product for sale at Quirky is a cool case for the iPad called the Cloak Undercover.

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Apple iPad official accessories priced

Apple iPad official accessories priced

While we spent twenty minutes grabbing hands-on video with the Apple iPad yesterday, something we didn't get to play with were the official iPad accessories.  Over at iLounge they've had better luck, giving some first impressions and pricing details for the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock, Apple iPad Case, Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter and Apple iPad Camera Connector Kit.

Griffin jump on iPad accessory gravy train

Griffin jump on iPad accessory gravy train

It didn't take long for accessory manufacturers to jump on the Apple iPad bandwagon, and Griffin is one of the first we've seen.  While the tablet itself won't ship for another couple of months, they're already promoting a range of cases and screen protectors.

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Archos Phone Tablet tipped imminent by case manufacturer

Archos Phone Tablet tipped imminent by case manufacturer

One of the devices we'd hope might see a CES 2010 debut but which failed to materialize was the Archos Phone Tablet.  The 3.5G cellularly-equipped version of the Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet, it was first tipped back in September 2009 and promised for 2010, but so far the French company have been no more specific about when we can expect the Android smartphone/tablet hybrid.  Now, a listing for the Archos Phone Tablet has been spotted on the "coming soon" list for case manufacturer Noreve, prompting speculation that its launch could be relatively close.

OtterBox Nokia E72 cases arrive

OtterBox Nokia E72 cases arrive

In all the time we had our Nokia E72 review unit in, we never really felt the need to drop it, cover it in dust or generally knock it about.  Still, there are more demanding people out there than us, and some of them have a soft spot for an excellent QWERTY keyboard on their smartphone, and so OtterBox have stepped in with two new cases for the E72: a Defender and a Commuter.

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