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popSlate 2 is E-Ink for your iPhone done right

popSlate 2 is E-Ink for your iPhone done right

E-ink iPhone case-maker popSlate is back, with a new, sleeker, more functional version of its customizable shell for Apple's smartphone. Just like the first-generation case launched a year ago, the premise for popSlate 2 is straightforward: we're addicted to checking our phones for notifications or simply what time it is, and so why not give the iPhone a second, low-power screen that can deliver that more frugally?

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Tesla now sells leather iPhone cases made from leftover upholstery

Tesla now sells leather iPhone cases made from leftover upholstery

It seems like everyone wants to get into the iPhone case market this holiday season. First it was rival Android smartphone makers OnePlus, with their unique "Sandstone" texture iPhone case, and now it's popular electric car maker Tesla. The company has just updated its online store, which features items like wallets, key fobs, and driving gloves, and now it offers two styles of leather cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (presumably they'll work with the new 6s models as well).

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Apple Smart Battery Case teardown is “rudimentary”

Apple Smart Battery Case teardown is “rudimentary”

The folks at iFixit have done a rather simple teardown of the new iPhone Smart Battery Case by Apple. Inside they've found... well... just some basic parts, basically. They suggest that "for such a Smart battery, it looks like most of the brains probably live in software on your iPhone." They go on to suggest that they've only found "some rudimentary ICs inside." Let's have a peek at what they've found.

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Apple Smart Battery Case nearly doubles iPhone 6s power

Apple Smart Battery Case nearly doubles iPhone 6s power

Apple may not believe in removable batteries, but iPhone 6s owners can now get an official battery case. The Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s looks set to pull the rug out from under Mophie's holiday cheer, a $99 add-on that comes close to doubling battery life.

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OnePlus sells iPhone cases with a dash of snark [UPDATE]

OnePlus sells iPhone cases with a dash of snark [UPDATE]

Wait a second, you might be saying, isn't OnePlus the company that sells that one Android phone? Yes, yes they are that one company. But now they've decided to start selling iPhone cases as well. They'd doing so with their own unique "Sandstone" backing in place - the material they've got on their main device, the OnePlus 2. In their listing of this case, they make sure to drive home the point that you're not buying a fancy new OnePlus device, you're just trying to hide the fact that you've purchased an iPhone instead.

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Samsung’s BlackBerry-style keyboard case for the S6 edge+ is real

Samsung’s BlackBerry-style keyboard case for the S6 edge+ is real

Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge+ may have a huge 5.7-inch display for expansive onscreen keyboards, but those who prefer physical keys have an option there, too. One of the more unusual accessories in Samsung's array of cases and covers for the new Android handset adds a QWERTY keyboard to it, complete with four rows of letter keys, various function keys, and shortcuts for navigation around the OS.

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iPhone 6s gets thick with features

iPhone 6s gets thick with features

First case specifications for the iPhone 6s have been released with height, width, and thickness of the next model. According to this spec sheet, case-makers might have to make some tiny adjustments to their molds. While the iPhone 6s will be the same width and height as its predecessor, it'll be just .2mm thicker. This means that the rubberiest of cases will be fine, while hard metal and plastic cases will need to be made anew. It also means there's more inside this device.

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The big Samsung Galaxy S6 best case round-up and review

The big Samsung Galaxy S6 best case round-up and review

It's time for another war, this time between the best of the best accessories made for the Samsung Galaxy S6. If you're one of those users that wanted to get extra fancy and picked up the Galaxy S6 Edge, we've got a few tips for you as well. If you picked up a Galaxy S6 Active and still think you need extra protection, we're going to have to direct you back to our original review. For now, it's time for the big Samsung Galaxy S6 best case round-up and review.

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Ollocase expands Olloclip makers into the protection market

Ollocase expands Olloclip makers into the protection market

This week the folks at Olloclip have revealed Ollocase, a solution for those Olloclip users who wish to keep their devices protected. This device works with several Olloclip accessories and keeps the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus protected at the same time. The Ollocase is set to be available in two color combinations, Matte Clear-Dark Gray and Matte Smoke Black, suitable for every different iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphone color. Each case works with a rubberized bumper for "complete control" over the systems in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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popSlate Review – iPhone gets an E Ink case

popSlate Review – iPhone gets an E Ink case

The back of your iPhone is little more than an advert for Apple, so why not make it functional? As YotaPhone has demonstrated, there’s no shortage of things you can do when the back of your smartphone is a display as well, but tempting iPhone owners to cross the aisle to Android is a tough sell. Enter popSlate, a crowdfunded success story that embeds an E Ink screen into an iPhone case. It’s taken a little longer than planned to reach the market, so is it a case of too-little, too-late?

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Mophie Spacestation adds power & storage to iPhone 6, iPad mini

Mophie Spacestation adds power & storage to iPhone 6, iPad mini

Mophie has already made a business out of giving the iPhone more battery life than Apple put inside, and now it's looking to do the same with storage. The new Mophie Spacestation range updates last year's iPhone 5/5s models, combining both an external battery and up to 128GB of space for photos, music, and videos, either packaged into an external enclosure or - more interestingly - built into a Space Pack case for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad mini.

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Adidas Originals smartphone case Review

Adidas Originals smartphone case Review

Can the brand with the three stripes bring the same quality to their smart device accessories that they do their sneakers and active wear? That's what we wanted to know when we first heard Adidas Originals would be getting in to the smartphone case business. Our first couple of units are both sleeves made for a wide variety of smartphones and smartphone-like devices. White and black, as simple as they come, ready for everything from the Nexus 4 to the iPhone 6.

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