All items tagged with "iPhone 5"

Burning iPhone forces plane to make emergency evacuation

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Perfectly burnt iPhone. Photo: Carlos Sancho Flickr

The TSA has started treating smartphones with dead batteries like potential bombs, but after an iPhone mishap on one plane caused an emergency evacuation, maybe they should be more worried about all the iPhones with a full charge too.

Panic broke out on a flight bound for Prague this weekend after an iPhone 5 caught fire in a passenger’s bag, causing the entire plane to be evacuated back to the main terminal.

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The Straitjacket is my new favorite iPhone case

Loop's Straitjacket case will keep your iPhone crazy-safe. Photos: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Loop’s Straitjacket case will keep your iPhone crazy-safe. Photos: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Loop Attachment is famous for making some of the best silicone cases you can buy for iOS devices, but the company’s latest effort for the iPhone 5/5s is a little different. It looks a lot like Loop’s Mummy lineup and carries over some of those cases’ greatest strengths, but it’s made from a mixture of rigid polycarbonate and soft polyurethane.

It’s called the Straitjacket, and it aims to provide your iPhone with excellent impact protection without completely covering its aluminum chassis and iconic Apple logo. It doubles as a credit card holder; provides full access to all buttons, ports and switches; and comes in a number of pretty colors.

What’s more, it’s the best Loop case yet for the iPhone.

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Secret Apple factory outlet is the cheapest place to get an iPhone 5

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Apple’s semi-secret Factory Clearance store on eBay is back.

Last year Apple used a discreet eBay Store to push out deals on MacBooks, iMacs, and iPods at cheaper prices than the Refurbished Apple Store, but this year’s shop is dedicated to clearing inventory of all the remaining iPhone 5 units at the cheapest price on the web.

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How to fix your iPhone’s camera by acting like the Fonz

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In famous ’70s sitcom Happy Days, Henry Winkler’s unflappably cool greaser, Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, has a superpower, described on Wikipedia as “an almost magical ability to manipulate technology with just a nudge, bump or a snap of his fingers for things such as starting a car, turning on lights, coaxing free sodas from a vending machine, or changing the song selection on a jukebox.”

It turns out that if you’re having camera issues with your iPhone 5, fixing it might be as simple as channeling the Fonz: Just try thwacking it.

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CAZLET: A premium wallet case that provides instant access to your iPhone

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The CAZLET from KYNEZ is an iPhone wallet case like no other. It’s the only one I know of that provides military-grade protection for your beloved smartphone, and it’s one of the few that allows you to use your device — and almost all of its features and functions — without having to open the wallet up.

CAZLET by KYNEZ
Category: Wallet case
Works With: iPhone 5 & iPhone 5s
Price: $65

CAZLET’s design leaves your iPhone’s display exposed yet protected, so as soon as you pull it out of your pocket, your device is ready to be used. It’s made from gorgeous leather sourced from boutique tanneries in France and Southern Germany, and it boasts some nifty features you don’t normally get with smartphone wallet cases — including dedicated pockets for a spare nanoSIM and SIM eject tool.

KYNEZ also offers a number of add-ons that you can buy separately, including a coin pocket, a card band, a hand strap, and an ID sleeve. The wallet itself comes with a $65 price tag, which I think is very reasonable. Let me tell you why.

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Apple offers to replace faulty iPhone 5 on/off buttons for free

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Does your iPhone 5 suffer from a dodgy power button? If so, Apple will repair it free of charge, according to a new announcement made by the company.

“Apple has determined that the sleep/wake button mechanism on a small percentage of iPhone 5 models may stop working or work intermittently,” Apple states. “iPhone 5 models manufactured through March 2013 may be affected by this issue.”

iPhone users experiencing the problem can visit Apple’s website, enter their phone’s serial number and — hey presto! — see if their device is one of the faulty ones Apple is referring to.

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Wirelessly charge your iPhone 5 with the WiQiQi i5 charger [Deals]

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Charging cords get caught or tripped on all the time. It’s time to eliminate the tangled mess and start charging with a hassle free wireless alternative – and the WiQiQi wireless charger offers a new era of powering up your iPhone.

And this tiny little powerhouse – the receiver is smaller than a credit card – is available from Cult of Mac Deals for a very limited time at the low price of $54.99!

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Linkase Pro LTE Case Claims To Boost The iPhone’s Cell Data Signal

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Like its predecessor, the new prototype Linkase Pro LTE iPhone case supposedly boosts your iPhone’s ability to connect to the Internet. But where the previous version was claimed to strengthen the iPhone’s wifi radio, this new LTE version is supposed to boost, you guessed it, your iPhone’s LTE data radio. Absolute Technology, the company behind the case, also claims it will add 20 percent to your battery life due to less power wasted while trying to send and receive data.

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The Vaultskin Windsor Wallet Sleeve: Give Your iPhone 5s The Luxury It Deserves [Deals]

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This Cult of Mac Deals offering has the following qualities: It’s a protective phone case, it’s a wallet, it’s killing two birds with one stone and looking classier than Burt Reynolds in a crushed-velvet suit while doing it. So if you like luxury and functionality in one sleek package, this deal is going to be for you.

The Windsor iPhone 5/5s Sleeve Case is made from genuine Italian leather and a luxurious micro-suede lining to keep your phone looking good while staying protected. It’s also a wallet that can hold 8 cards, so if you’re looking for sleek protection and space-saving functionality, this is it. And it’s just $39.99 through this Cult of Mac Deals special offer!

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