Crazy iPhone case stows and charges earbuds

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Stowing and charging earbuds in an iPhone battery case.
Photo: Ascape Audio

Wireless earbuds are great but with this statement comes a couple of asterisks. Careful stowage is critical or risk losing one. Remembering to charge Bluetooth buds is not quite second nature.

Ascape Audio aims to remove the asterisks with an earbuds/smartphone case combo called SoundFlow.

Get seamless storage upgrades for Mac, endless streaming video, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Conveniently add up to 200GB of storage to your Macbook without a bulky hard drive
Conveniently add up to 200GB of storage to your Macbook without a bulky hard drive
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Each week, we get a boatload of gadgets and gear at great discounts. Of course there are always some deals that stand out, and this week is no exception — this round, we’ve got a seamless storage upgrade for your Macbook, a year’s access to one of the largest libraries of streaming content anywhere, an iPhone case that’ll also charge your device, and a lifetime of VPN protection, all at slashed prices. Take a gander:

The battery pack for iPhone that’s also a great case [Reviews]

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The Moshi iGlaze Ion battery case provides the best of both worlds.
The Moshi iGlaze Ion battery case provides the best of both worlds.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

In my line of work, conducting interviews and attending press conferences, a fully charged iPhone is a necessity. I don’t want the constant worry of watching my phone’s battery slowly die down as I search for the nearest power outlet.

To alleviate the fear of an undercharged iPhone, battery packs and cases are must-haves. And, while I appreciate the convenience of an external battery pack, they are often too bulky. A battery case is another option as it will house my phone and battery pack in one handy spot — again resulting in added bulk, especially when my phone is fully charged and I don’t need the battery attached 24/7.

Why hasn’t anyone thought of combining the two? Accessory-maker Moshi has heeded the call with its iGlaze Ion battery case for the iPhone 6 and 6s.

Check out the video below for my full review.

Stop searching, we’ve got the iPhone case you want right here [Deals]

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Get everything you want from an iPhone battery case and more, including cutouts to sync your phone without removing it.
Get everything you want from an iPhone battery case and more, including cutouts to sync your phone without removing it.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

With a device as popular as the iPhone, the countless peripheral products that become available make it hard to find the right one for you, and cases are no exception. Lucky for you, we’ve found four of the sleekest and feature rich iPhone 6 and 6S cases you’ll ever find. Now you won’t have to spend days searching out a case that can keep your phone charged and protected in a style that suits your own.

Ample charge and storage make iPhone battery case a clear winner [Reviews]

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This great battery case has power, style and extra storage.
This great battery case has power, style and extra storage.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Best List: Kuner iPhone battery case by KUKE

Even Apple admits that its powerful iPhones need a little extra battery boost from time to time. But if you’ve taken a look at the $99 devices, you might not be super convinced they’re worth the price, or even all that attractive.

The Kuner iPhone battery case really kicks the Smart Battery case’s butt: it’s thinner, prettier to look at, and even gives you extra storage space for videos, music and documents. Take that, Apple Smart Battery case.

Hand-cranked iPhone battery case puts you in charge

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Dead battery? Get cranking with the AMPWare case.
Dead battery? Get cranking with the AMPWare case.
Photo: AMPWare

Now more than ever, we are able to manage our anxiety over a dead iPhone battery. There are plenty external power banks and battery cases on the market, but even those need to be charged.

The AMPWare Case revives a dead battery much like your great grandfather started his horseless buggy – with a hand crank.

We’ve gathered the top of the heap for iPhone accessories [Deals]

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This two-way thumb drive adds an additional 32 gigs to your iPhone.
This two-way thumb drive adds an additional 32 gigs to your iPhone.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Your iPhone is full of amazing features, but some of the coolest things about it are sold separately. Whether it’s a skin-tight charging case you’re looking for, a keychain-sized tracking device or a foolproof way to keep your phone from dropping, we’ve got you covered.

5 Apple accessories every bit as crappy as the iPhone battery case

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Help! My iPhone 6s has eaten my iPhone 4.
Photo: Apple

The consensus view of Apple’s newly launched hunchback iPhone battery case is that it should ideally be hidden from human view, spending its life in isolation ringing bells in Notre Dame.

Immediately upon release, the Internet filled with loud, angry protesters saying this kind of thing would never have happened in Steve Jobs’ day (and accusing Jony Ive of snoozing on the job). While I’m definitely no fan of Apple’s $99 Smart Battery Case, this isn’t the first time the company has released a less-than-stellar piece of design work amidst its usually gorgeous offerings.

Check out the list below for five of the worst pieces of design to come out of Cupertino since … well, yesterday, actually.