Review: id America Cushi Case

id America | Case | $ 19.95

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There are three main reasons to purchase a case.  The first is for protection, the original reason to get a case, protect your 600+ dollar device from damage.  The second is for some sort of convenience; a built in battery, kickstand, etc. can come in handy at times.  The third is design.  Although id America doesn’t focus on the last one with their Cushi case, they do put some thought into the second…  But it’s the third reason that would cause you to want one of these.  (more…)

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Review: Seidio Dilex (with Metal Kickstand)

Seidio | Case | $ 34.95

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Seidio is a manufacturer that has a small range of cases that vary with protection.  From their smaller, thinner Surface case up to their heavy duty Convert.  Between these two is a case called the Dilex.  All these cases come with plenty of options, color and kickstand options but also have their own holsters that are available (sold separately).  (more…)

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Review: Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200

Cambridge Audio | AirPlay Speaker | $ 499.00

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Last time we looked at Cambridge Audio, we took a detailed look into their portable BT speaker, the Minx Go.  The Minx Go was a power little thing, going up into their upper end of wireless speaker, the Minx Air series offers two speakers, the 100 and 200.  The speaker offers great sound quality in a fairly easy setup through Apple’s AirPlay system.  (more…)

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Review: CM4 Q Case

CM4 | Case | $ 39.99

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Nowadays, we carry our phones with us everywhere. They tag along for the rides we take, our day to day life, and just about everywhere else we are. The majority of us here at iFans also live in a capitalistic society, driven by money. Additionally, we have our IDs, credit cards as well as other things. The CM4 Q Card Case attempts to merge these two together to turn your iPhone into your wallet.  (more…)

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Review: Designed by M AeroSpace Bumper

Designed by M | Bumper Case | $ 59.99

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A couple years back, Apple introduced a new form of cases, bumpers.  Originally designed for the 4/4S, the bumper case was a minimalistic design that surrounded the iPhone but didn’t cover up the design queues set by Sir Ive.  Designed by M decided to go out and make their own bumper case, this one made out of aluminum to match the design of the iPhone.  From an aesthetic standpoint, it’s a beautiful case.   (more…)

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Review: TechArmor EdgeProtect Bumper

TechArmor | Case | $ 7.95

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With the release of the iPhone 4, Apple introduced a new type of case line that has really taken off.  The idea of a bumper case that leaves the front and back of your device intact has become somewhat of a popular idea allowing users to gain minimal protection while being able to show off the design of their iDevices.  With the iPhone 5/5s, this type of case has been replaced.  TechArmor offers a cheaper alternative that still offers quality with their EdgeProtect Bumper Case.   (more…)

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Review: V-Moda Vamp Verza

V-Moda | DAC/AMP | 598.00

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During the June of 2012, V-Moda had released a headphone DAC/AMP specifically designed for the iPhone at that time, the 4S.  The DAC/AMP was a good concept at the time as portables were becoming popular in the audio world due to the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, etc.  However, the timing couldn’t have been more crippled because a few months later, the iPhone 5 was announced and released.  Since this 650 dollar AMP was only 4S compatible, it wouldn’t work with the new iPhone; essentially making it obsolete.  So how did V-Moda Remedy this problem?   (more…)

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Review: Misfit Shine

Misfit Wearables | Activity Tracker | $ 119.95

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With the introduction of the iPhone 5s, a M7 chip was shown to the audience.  The chip was said to be the end all of fitness trackers as it allowed the iPhone itself to become a fitness tracker.  That hasn’t stopped companies from coming out with new fitness trackers.  Misfit Wearables comes out with Shine, a crowdsourced activity tracker that hopes to be able to track your movements; even in areas where the iPhone can’t.   (more…)

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Review: DIY Amplifier by MIU, the MRC

MIU Audio | Headphone Amplifier |

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Headphone amplifiers are starting to really get pushed by some more mainstream companies nowadays, V-Moda being the main example with their Vamp line of portable amplifiers.  However, if you dig deeper into the amplifier world, you’ll find that there is a huge slew of amps that fall under just about every category.  The MIU MRC  is a DIY amplifier that doesn’t come assembled.  It requires some soldering skills and can become a very fun DIY project if you need something to keep your hands busy.  (more…)

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Review: Cambridge Audio Minx Go

Cambridge Audio | Bluetooth Speaker | $ 149.00

While all the wireless speaker creators are out creating rugged, water resistant speakers to tout durability, Cambridge Audio decides to go a different route.  Create a design that looks great indoors, on a desk, but also small enough to be portable on the go.  This is definitely a good change from the rugged designs that have almost become cliché.  (more…)

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