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mophie juice pack H2Pro for iPhone 6 Plus now available

mophie juice pack H2Pro for iPhone 6 Plus now available

Mophie has launched its juice pack H2Pro for the iPhone 6 Plus, the company announced today. The case is now available from the maker's website, and joins the same case that has already been available for the smaller iPhone 6. The case is designed to both increase the battery run time (via an integrated battery) and to protect the phone beyond military standards.

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Stikbox iPhone case turns into a selfie stick

Stikbox iPhone case turns into a selfie stick

Selfie sticks are very popular these days and no matter how you feel about them, they are here to stay. A company called Stikbox has created a new case for iPhone smartphones that has a thick metal back that looks like sections of metal bars laid across the case.

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Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s Review

Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s Review

Apple doesn't make many iPhone accessories, so the controversy when the Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s arrived was all the more pronounced. Not because anybody doubted the iPhone 6s occasionally needed an extra hit of battery, but because the silicone sleeve made it very obvious where it was hiding its Li-Ion pack. It's a case with a hump, and that's been too big an obstacle for some to get over.

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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 vs Mophie: Oh My God, Becky

Apple Smart Battery Case vs Mophie: Oh My God, Becky

Here's the thing about iPhone battery cases: you don't want them to be too thin. Go for the skinny model, and you're compromising on power, and if that's the case then you have to ask if it's worth carrying the case in the first place. Exactly what makes an attractive battery case which balances performance and style is contentious: witness the mixed reactions to today's Apple Smart Battery Case announcement to see that.

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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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Logi CREATE keyboard, any-angle cases embrace the iPad Pro

Logi CREATE keyboard, any-angle cases embrace the iPad Pro

With Apple now officially launching its most productive tablet ever, accessory makers are jumping on the opportunity to welcome the iPad Pro with open arms. Logitech, of course, is first on the scene. Although tablet keyboards are nothing new, the new Logi CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case is claimed to be the first third party keyboard to actually work with the giant tablet's special Smart Connector. The Logi CREATE Any-angle Protective Case, on the other hand, lets you orient the iPad Pro in, well, any angle that fits the need.

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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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Logi BLOK family of cases are designed to be dropped

Logi BLOK family of cases are designed to be dropped

Any parent who has ever placed a tablet into the hands of a child has probably said the same exact thing. Don't drop it. Kids are clumsy and lack the strength to hold onto things that adults take for granted leading to lots of dropped items and Logitech has announced a new line of cases that are the first product group under the new Logi label.

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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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