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A case for the rugged.


So being the lucky guy that I am, I was sent a case to review for my iPhone 5 by Newtrent. This case of theirs is the “Trentium Ultra-thin rugged” case for the iPhone 5/5s.

I unboxed the case and installed it to my iPhone 5 on camera.

The first thing you notice is that it adds a reasonable amount of bulk to the device (not a bad thing, it’s for protection remember). There is a noticeable addition to the weight too, most of which is from the second part to the case which is a rubberised material in black, which has all the port covers and rubber nubs built in to control all the buttons on the phone.

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As you can see from the packaging you will also receive three interchangeable back plates of different colours, so you can personalise your device somewhat. Once installed you get an immediate feeling of strength and ruggedness as the name suggests, now I wouldn’t want to immediately slam it to the ground but, as a manual worker in a workshop and site environment I have to say it does give me a good sense of that extra protection, which at the end of the day is the main objective of purchasing such a case.

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I have no fear of my keys or coins being in the same pocket and less fear of banging it against the edge of a workplace bench now due to that fairly thick feeling front screen protector, which contains the only bad point for me, which is that home button cover that reminds me of a rather weak condom. Not that it has split but I fear it will in the not too distant future. However I get the feeling it is so thin for the finger print sensor built in to the home button of the iPhone 5S, where I believe it would be much less of a worry as this button would require less physical movement causing any wear and tear.

In rounding up I would say for the money you couldn’t go far wrong in purchasing this case, I have used it in the rain with no water ingress, as it is water resistant (NOT waterproof), so don’t go for a bath with it. Great for us hard working guys out there. A huge thank you to Newtrent for sending the case out for my review and if you are interested the Amazon links are below.

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Acase Tiptop iPad Air case by @AcaseGlobal


A little over two weeks ago now I unpacked and gave a first look and thoughts on a folio styled case for the iPad Air, and now I’m ready to give my full opinion and review.

So as far as looks go there is absolutely no complaint from me as it looks very smart in its seductive black leather finish and very svelte appearance. I would say this is the thinnest iPad case of this type I have ever seen, let alone use.

The finish from material quality to the stitch work is of a very high standard and should please all but the pickiest of us out there.The solid part of the case fits the iPad very snugly leaving the bezel completely clear and raised above the edges.

One of my earliest worries with this case was the durability of the glue holding the leather binding to the hard shell, however this is completely unfounded as it has shown no sign of wear and neither has the leather at the edge where I tend to mostly fold the cover all the way flat back and hold it as if there was no case attached.

Now the quirky bit to this case is that there are two ways to use the stand/ prop feature. You can either fold the front back and tuck it in giving a good viewing experience for movies and turned over for typing,

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or you can use the lip and four grooves for further viewing angles.

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Either way gives perfectly usable viewing angles, and I have found this case to be a real pleasure to use.

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From a view of protection if you are, shall we say clumsy with your tech, then this is not the case for you as it will not give a large amount of drop protection but if you treasure and value your belongings, and like a classy and executive looking case to show off your iPad then you can’t, in my opinion, go far wrong with this case.

I would like to thank apluscase for sending this case out for my review.

This product can be bought here http://www.apluscase.com.tw/index-en.php

If you are in the US then here is the Amazon link below.

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So if your all up to date you will have seen my video posted on YouTube last week (which you WILL have LIKED and SHARED) and now it’s time I shared my thoughts and observations on the Macaron case for the iPhone 5 by iOttie.

For me a case is purely for protection, it’s looks are an added bonus, IF it looks nice but then looks are down to individual taste after all.

Now from a protection point of view this case performs amazingly well with a hard poly shell on the rear giving impact protection and a tough rubberised material forming the rest of the case and no drop in functionality of the device.

The hard shell at the rear is a bit of a fingerprint magnet but wipes with a soft cloth very easily and only shows very light scratching after a week and a half bouncing around my pocket in a workshop environment where i occasionally lean against benches and machinery.The rubberised part of the case is still fairly impact resistant and stands up to knocks very well. My iPhone 5 suffered no damage whatsoever.

My only gripe is the depth of the recess for the mute switch being a little too deep for my fingers which are reasonably slender.

My personal feeling towards the looks in photos and video is that it looks rather bulky and awkward but in the hand I find it not to be so bulky at all and grippy enough to hold one handed and looks (although a little different from the slew of cases out there) rather handsome.

This case can be bought in 6 different colours for the iPhone 5 and 5 different colours for the Galaxy SIII from iOttie.com for a very (in my opinion) fair price of $29.95.

Well worth a look if you’re in the market for a case.

 

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