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JuiceTank Is An iPhone Case And A Charger In One

By David Ponce

It’s nice to get out of the house now and then. You might even bring your iPhone with you on those excursions. But what if you like the fresh air so much you wander far from home? And as your battery dwindles you realize that like any normal person, you’re not carrying a charger cable around with you. Calamity. Or, just get the JuiceTank, currently in the funding phase on Kickstarter. It’s a simple iPhone case that features two swiveling plug arms that fold down flat when not in use. And while the case does add minimal bulk to the phone, its got to be weighed against the practicality of being able to charge anytime, anywhere. You can get yours for $55 now, or $70 once it hits retail. The campaign has raised about one fifth of the $150,000 it needs to take off, but if successful, you’ll get delivery by July of this year.

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Creepy Siri Case Is Creepy

By David Ponce

Shapeways is a company that prints 3D stuff. We don’t know how long they’ll be around for, considering you can now print your own stuff at home, but that’s beside the point. Turns out they decided to “honor” Siri, that little assistant on the iPhone 4S, and they organized a competition to accomplish this. Of all the entries submitted, the above from SaGa Design won. The case is called Omniscient Siri and the idea is that with this case on, you’re forced to use the phone with only Siri, seeing as the only button you can physically access is the one with which you summon her.

Of course, if you want to do anything other than, say, talk on the phone, this is useless. You can’t actually see the screen, at least not properly, so maybe this is more of a novelty item. It is possible to buy it though, and it starts at $90 for a white one, while a gold plated case will set you back a cool $350.

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CampFire Case Protects And Supports iPad 2

By David Ponce

What with today being the expected announcement of Apple’s new tablet, it seems the news is teeming with iPad related news. The CampFire case is a pillow/sleeping bag made for the iPad 2. It props the device up at any angle you want, and when you’re done “working”, just reverse the bag and it surrounds and protects your beloved tablet.

It’s not life altering stuff, but it’s $60 if this kind of stuff floats your boat.

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M-27 Case Gives iPhone Wide-Angle Lens, Handgrips

By David Ponce

We posted about an iPhone case with handgrips back in December, but that thing was ugly and looked cheap and guess what, it didn’t meet its Kickstarter funding goals. But today there’s something similar, only this one’s a real product and you can buy it now. It’s called the M-27 from iSteady Shot, and is a solid aluminum case with an detachable “crystal clear” 37mm wide angle/macro lens which gives you a 130 degree view. The handgrips let you steady your shot somewhat, and there’s also a standard camera mount for true stabilization. This is for iPhone 4/4S only.

And you can actually purchase this now for $99. Hit the jump for a bunch of pictures and links.

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Cellhelmet iPhone Case Comes With Insurance

By David Ponce

If you buy this case and some accident damages your iPhone 4/4S while being protected with the case, the company will try to fix it. If it doesn’t manage, it’ll send you a new phone. We’re not sure what’s to stop someone from buying this once their phone has broken and claiming it happened after. The only precaution taken seems to be a requirement to register the Cellhelmet within 30 days of purchase, but we’re not sure just what that’s supposed to stop. At $40 a pop, it’s a lot cheaper than buying a new phone. And even if there is some way to prevent fraud that we’re not seeing, the idea is pretty neat nonetheless. It’s not everyone who has carrier issue insurance, so for one year of peace of mind, $40 is not a lot of cash.

The Cellhelmet is a Kickstarter project that has already been funded. The cases look alright, but lets face it, the real product here is the insurance.

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Take Your iPhone Deep Under The Sea With This Tough Housing

By David Ponce

Say for a minute that there’s something, anything, interesting under water. And that you’ve got some desire to go record a high definition video of whatever that is. We say “get a hobby!” But you’re stubborn. So you have a few options. You can spend $300 for a GoPRO Hero2 rugged HD camera and dive up to 60m (200ft) underwater. Then you get to futz about with the camera hoping to get anything cinematic looking. Or you can spend almost twice as much (not quite true if you pre-order) on this rugged FourPro mount and dive half as deep (100ft). Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Well, the FourPro has a few advantages. First are the Teak handles that allow you some kind of control over your phone/camera, making for a potentially more stable shot. And these handles have threaded holes to accommodate lighting equipment. Lights! Who would have thought things could get dim 100ft under water?

Right now it’s just a project on Kickstarter, and as of writing it appears to be a non-starter. They’ve raised $800 from the $20,000 they need. For $400 you get the whole kit, which is lots, sure, but less than their expected $699 retail if it ever sees an actual marketplace.

Hit the jump for links and a video that features a guy giving a very Troy McClure introduction: “You may know me from…”

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iPhone Lens Dial Reminds Of Trip To Optometrist

By David Ponce

It bears repeating at any given chance: past a certain point, megapixel counts in sensors are almost meaningless unless you’re printingroad signs. What matters more is the quality of the lens, and when you’re talking about the camera on a phone, well, size constraints kind of limit things. If you don’t mind giving your iPhone 4 or 4S a trip-to-the-eye-doctor look, Photojojo has created an accessory that could add a little range to the types of photos you can take. Made from aircraft grade aluminum, the iPhone Lens Dial features a rotating dial with three different lenses:

“A 0.7x Wide Angle for sweeping landscapes. Get fun warped images with the 0.33x Fisheye. Switch to the 1.5x Telephoto and get nearly two times closer to your subject.”

Aside from the dubious claim that 1.5 is nearly 2, Photojojo seems to have made an interesting product. The lenses are “optical quality coated glass” and the case gives you access to all your buttons. Holes in the rotating dial let you take pictures with the iPhones regular camera. The only two drawbacks we can see is that shots taken with it appear to display some massive amounts of vignetting. And the price: $249!

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Drug Dealers And Adulterers Ahoy: Here’s A Dual-SIM iPhone Case

By David Ponce

If Walter White would have had this particular iPhone case, his wife would have never found out about his drug manufacturing, which would have avoided the divorce, which… Oh, no one cares about Breaking Bad plot lines. What matters is that the Vooma Peel PG920 iPhone case lets you use two SIMs in one phone. While it does add a little bit of bulk to the device, it also has a battery which will add to the iPhone’s own battery life. More importantly, it appears to also unlock your phone. This means you can travel and use prepaid SIMs while still being able to receive important calls on your regular line. Techcrunch tried it out and described the associated application as a little wonky with “the dialing screen [being] a bitmapped copy of the original dialer and the letters and numbers [being] slightly warped.” However everything works as it should. Be advised of the obvious: you will need to have a jailbroken iPhone for this to work.

It’s not out yet, though you can sign up to be notified when it’s ready.

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Crystal Rocked Makes Gold Bumper Cases For The iPad 2

By David Ponce

Continuing the time tested tradition of dipping ordinary objects in gold for the sake of justifying higher prices, Crystal Rocked presents us with these iPad 2 cases. We’re not entirely sure if “dipping in gold” means gold plated, or if we’re talking molten gold manufacturing here. The company’s website is down at the time of writing, but at current gold prices we suspect that a mere $617 for both the white and yellow gold version point to a plating process. Beneath the layer of gold is a sturdy aluminum frame and of course, all buttons are accessible. Oh and there’s a handle.

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