From Polaroid cameras to ethical hacking, this week’s best deals at Cult of Mac [Deals]

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Ditto's quarter-sized bluetooth button alerts you only when you get a call or message you want to hear about.
Ditto's quarter-sized bluetooth button alerts you only when you get a call or message you want to hear about.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Each week we share great deals on standout products and lessons, but some deals are greater and standout-er than others. To make sure you get a shot and the best of the best, every Sunday we’ll be posting a roundup of the especially special deals we find each week. This week, we’re reminding you of a wearable that makes sure you never miss a call, lessons in ethical hacking, a tough and classy iPhone wallet, and a camera that revives the Polaroid format.

Take a look:

iPhone case adds bulk but keeps credit cards on lockdown [Reviews]

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The UAG Trooper It features a rugged design with reinforced corners for extra drop protection.
The UAG Trooper It features a rugged design with reinforced corners for extra drop protection.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

As a victim of a poorly-made iPhone wallet case that lost my ID and credit card, I’m always wary when I try a new one. I like carrying my valuables with my iPhone so I don’t need a secondary wallet, but I really like hanging onto my stuff even more.

The Urban Armor Gear Trooper case takes great pains to secure three to four plastic cards (and a bit of cash) in its roomy interior and provides a locking door that acts like a mini safe — nothing’s gonna fall out of this wallet case.

How one entrepreneur is turning his forgetfulness into a business

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Teddy Winthrop's iPhone wallet case was inspired by his forgetfulness. His dad advised him to get a personal organizer; he made a leather iPhone wallet case instead.
Teddy Winthrop's iPhone wallet case was inspired by his shaky memory.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

SAN FRANCISCO — Teddy Winthrop is forgetful, a trait he inherited from his dad.

His father implored him to get a Day-Timer, an executive planner that was wildly popular in the ’80s. But the young entrepreneur dismissed the idea — his personal organizer was his iPhone. And that’s when it hit him: The world needed a Day-Timer for the iPhone.

So he started a company, Edward Field, selling beautifully made leather iPhone wallet cases. It’s going well so far, thanks partly to experience he gained working for his brother, the brains behind American Giant, manufacturer of the “world’s greatest hoodie.”