Quirky smartphone case frees you from tyranny of the touchscreen

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smartphone case with mechanical buttons
Tired of the touchscreen? Try pressing an old-fashioned mechanical button.
Screenshot: Snap Research/YouTube

We can press and swipe our way to productivity with the touch screen on a smartphone. But the nerve endings in our fingers still long for the tactile engagement – that click – from pressing a button.

Snap, a company with the ideal name, is working with Columbia University on a smartphone case with mechanical buttons and dials to control our favorite phone functions.

Mophie’s newest iPhone battery case is surprisingly svelte [Review]

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Mophie Juice Pack Air review
The Juice Pack Air expands your iPhone’s battery life without also expanding your pocket.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The latest Juice Pack Air from Mophie proves iPhone battery cases don’t have to be bulky. This one is relatively slender, while still extending the time between recharges a considerable amount. There’s even room for a Lightning port as well as wireless charging.

Find out what it’s like to use this accessory designed for the 2018 iPhone models in our hands-on review.

Yes, you can unlock the iPhone with a folio cover. Here’s how.

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Apple didn't invent the Slide to Unlock gesture.
The gesture that started it all.
Photo: Jared Earle/Flickr

One of the best iPad features is the auto-lock/unlock that is triggered when you open and close its cover. Introduced with the iPad 2, smart unlock was revolutionary, in terms of lazy unlocking at least.

But did you know that the iPhone can do the same? If you have an X-series iPhone, and a compatible cover, you can use the same auto sleep/wake feature that iPad users have enjoyed since the iPad 2.

Show your love for Avengers: Endgame with iPhone gear

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This Infinity Gauntlet is covered in gold and gems. It’s also an iPhone wireless charger.
This Infinity Gauntlet is covered in gold and gems. It’s also an iPhone wireless charger.
Photo: Caviar

The debut of Avengers: Endgame has Marvel fans fired up, and there are plenty of ways to show that with your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Easily the most over-the-top option is Caviar’s $7,660 Infinity Gauntlet, but there are plenty more Avengers tie-ins that are much more affordable. There are cases and wallpapers, plus Fortnite has limited-time battle with Thanos.

OtterBox launches handsome textured cases for 2018 iPhone models

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OtterBox Figura, Vue, Statement Series (felt) and Statement Series Moderne are available for your 2018 iPhone.
OtterBox Figura Series, Vue Series, Statement Series (felt) and Statement Series Moderne are available for 2018 iPhone.
Photo: OtterBox

While OtterBox is best known for big, massively protective cases, it also offers ones for people looking for something more fashionable. Today it introduced four new cases with a range of textures and colors.

These are designed for the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max.

Buy an iPhone case and build a library in Peru

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One of six in the Living Heart Case Collection.
Photo: IllusionPhotograph.com

You get varying degrees of style and durability in every iPhone case. But purchase a case from IllusionPhotograph and you could help build a library in Peru.

The kids who will benefit from that library, along with medical supplies and educational tools, are doing their part by making artwork for a line of iPhone cases called the Living Heart Case Collection.

Take flight with a Captain Marvel iPhone case from OtterBox

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Go Higher Further Faster with a Captain Marvel iPhone case.
Go Higher Further Faster with a Captain Marvel iPhone case.
Photo: OtterBox

Captain Marvel can defend your iPhone with a case that just launched from OtterBox. This superhero-themed hardcase is available for a range of Apple’s devices going back years.

It’s part of this company’s Marvel Avengers line, which offers designs with favorite heroes… and a villain or two.

Tesla hits the road with sleek iPhone cases

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Tesla just started offering these two iPhone cases.
Tesla just started offering these two iPhone cases.
Photo: Tesla

Proud Tesla owners can pick up an iPhone case designed by the company that made their car.

A pair of these can be purchased on the new Tesla store on Amazon. There are some other products as well, like car models.

These iPhone cases don’t make you choose between style and protection

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Altigo
Three layers of protection in five colors.
Photo: Altigo

Start-up companies often introduce themselves to the market with a single product. Accessories brand Altigo launched in November with a colorful line of sleek headphones and iPhone cases.

Now two months later at its first CES, Altigo debuts more mobile lifestyle accessories to its growing product line.