Capture Your Extreme Sporting With An iPhone 5 And The Hitcase Pro [Review]

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Ready for impact: Hitcase Pro protects your iPhone everywhere you shouldn't take it.
Ready for impact: Hitcase Pro protects your iPhone everywhere you shouldn't take it.

Hitcase Pro, like Tony Stark’s iron suit, is the penultimate protection for your iPhone 5, even when it’s flying through the air.

Hitcase Pro by HitCase
Category: iOS cases
Works With: iPhone 5
Price: $130

That’s because, like the red Avenger, Hitcase Pro isn’t just a suit of armor, like so many cases before it. No, this one’s built for action, with some special mounting and lens capabilities that encourage you take your lovely iPhone on adventures you ordinarily should not, all so you can use its camera to record the chaos and prove you survived.

LifeProof Finally Supersizes Its Waterproof frē iPhone Case for the iPad Mini

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If you’ve been waiting patiently for an iPad Mini version of LifeProof‘s rugged, waterproof iPad Nuud case, you’re not going to get one — instead, LifeProof is going to enlarge its Fre iPhone case for the iPad Mini. what this means is you won’t have the Nuud’s completely bare screen, and instead will have a thin screen cover over your iPad Mini’s screen.

The outfit’s choice to go with a screen covering may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your tastes; but there’s no argument that the arrival of LifeProof’s thin, rugged, waterproof iPad Mini case is a great thing.

Backcountry Tablet Is Like An Outdoor iPad For Adventurers

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I’m posting about this Android-based tablet for a few reasons. One, I want it, and as it’s crowd-funded, my chances of getting one are helped if you want it, too.

Second, I figure that if you love your iPad as much as I love mine, then you might miss it when you get all outdoorsy and go camping/hiking/biking.

And third? It’s just awesome: the Backcountry Tablet is an e-ink, solar-powered iPad. With GPS. What’s not to like? It’s even cheap, at $250.

Ballistic Aspira Case Mixes Toughness With Sleek Good Looks [Review]

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Aspira by Ballistic
Category: Cases
Works With: iPhone 5
Price: $35

Ballistic’s new Aspira iPhone cases are a little different from your usual ruggedized case. First, they’re not ugly. Second, they’re pretty slim. And third, you can keep them in your pocket.

I have been testing out a box of the things for a little while now and I kinda like them. My friends’ opinions might differ, though.

X-Doria’s Shield Case For iPhone Is Rugged And Good-Looking [Review]

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Shield by X-Doria
Category: Cases
Works With: iPhone 5
Price: $40

As you already know, I swing more or less caseless when it comes to iPhones and iPads. I cover the iPad’s screen with a Smart Cover, and have a dedicated jeans pocket for the iPhone. But once in a while eI need something more rugged, and that’s when I reach for X-Doria’s Shield, a multi-layer case which adds minimal weight and bulk but quite a good bit of protection:

Otterbox Armor Series: The ‘Toughest Case Ever Built’

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$100 might seem like a crazy amount to spend on an iPhone case, but if you paid around €850 ($1,140) for an unlocked iPhone 5 like I did, then it actually seems like a pretty good investment to protect your, uh, other investment.

And coincidentally, $100 is exactly what you’ll pay for Otterbox’s Armor series case, billed as “The toughest case ever built.”