iPhone X dumbbell case will make you think twice about picking up your phone

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One way to address the concerns about smartphone's unhealthy impact on our lives!
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If you’re anything like us, chances are that you pick up your iPhone way too much. Whether it’s checking your Twitter feed or your WhatsApp messages, calling a friend, or having a quick go on the latest iOS game, the temptation that comes with having a super-power, lightweight computer with you at every moment can be tough to resist.

A new Japanese smartphone case aims to help — in a slightly unusual way. The $100 case seeks to sever your iPhone X addiction by entrapping it in a 22 pound (10kg) dumbbell.

Mujjo’s leather cases match iPhone X perfectly [Review]

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Leather looks good on iPhone X.
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You don’t buy a $1,000 smartphone and stick it in a $4 silicone shell you bought on eBay. You either leave it exposed so that you can enjoy its gorgeous glass and stainless steel, or you sensibly stick it in a beautiful case that complements its premium design.

Mujjo’s leather cases are perfect for iPhone X. Made from full-grain leather with a super-slim profile, they rival Apple’s own leather cases in looks and durability. I’ve been using two of them for over a month now; here’s what I think of them.

This MacBook case is strong enough to stop bullets

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This case will protect your MacBook from almost anything.
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Who says a MacBook isn’t fit for the battlefield? The C6SHELL case made from real carbon fiber is all you need to keep your beloved notebook protected in a war zone.

It’s strong enough to stop bullets, but light enough to carry anywhere.

Pad & Quill’s bumper case wraps iPhone X in leather

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The Traveler Slim wraps your iPhone X with leather.
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Looking to add some vintage vibes to your futuristic iPhone X?

The folks at Pad and Quill have you covered with the world’s first ever handmade leather bumper case for the iPhone X. The design for the case has been in the works for three years and was inspired by old school leather coin purses.

Take a closer look:

Lucky enough to score an iPhone X? Check out these sweet accessories [Deals]

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This roundup of iPhone X essentials covers wireless charging, drive expansions, and cases.
This roundup of iPhone X essentials covers wireless charging, drive expansions, and cases.
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iPhone X is still hot off the factory presses, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to get some awesome peripherals. We’ve rounded up some of the best accessories for Apple’s best ever phone. We’ve got wireless charging pads, charging cases and more. Most are discounted by more than half off. Read on for more details:

Budget smartwatches, smart nightlights and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Edge case adds light to your iPhone alerts.
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Crowdfund Roundup bugiPhone cases don’t have to be boring and unpractical. With Edge, you get cool LEDs that notify you of incoming alerts for any app, let you keep an eye on battery levels at a glance, and more.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have an ultra-affordable Android Wear smartwatch, the world’s smartest nightlight, the coolest e-bike ever, and a high-quality and affordable 3D printer.

A second screen for iPhone, Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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InkCase is finally available for iPhone 7.
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Crowdfund Roundup bug Ever thought you could do with a second display on your iPhone? InkCase for iPhone 7 is exactly that. You can use it to read books, display useful widgets or pretty photos, and lots more.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have the world’s first wireless earbuds with Bluetooth 5.0, the ultimate survival tool, and more!

Invincible iPhone cases, unlosable backup batteries, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Get great new gear for mobile devices, digital photography, and Mac productivity.
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Summer’s finally here! Along with the warm weather has come bunch of hot new deals in the Cult of Mac Store. This round, we’ve got a bundle of top shelf Mac apps that you can name your price for. There’s also a universal mount and grip for any mobile camera, and an iPhone case that can survive almost any fall. We’ve even got a powerful backup battery that you’ll never lose thanks to a built-in Bluetooth tracker.