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New Trent iPad Keyboard Case

Rotating Keyboard Case for iPad  8/10 By Steve Holdgren Compatible with the iPad 2, 3, and 4, the New Trent iPad Keyboard Case is an ideal accessory for people who want to do a lot of typing with their tablets without relying on the touchscreen keypad. This clamshell case rotates 360 degrees, allowing you to […]

Anker 2nd Gen Astro Mini 3200mAh Review

Backup Battery for iPhone and iPod  8.5/10 By Steve Holdgren We’ve all faced situations where our iPhone’s low on power and we’re nowhere near a charger. With the Anker 2nd Gen Astro Mini 3200mAh Backup Battery, you won’t have to worry about having your phone go dead while you need it. The 3200 mAh battery […]

Mpow Streambot Y Review

Hands-Free Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Smartphones  8.5/10 By Steve Holdgren The Mpow Streambot Y is a hands-free Bluetooth FM transmitter that works with Bluetooth-compatible smartphones. The rotating microphone transmitter fits in the car power socket and has buttons for volume control. Sound quality is very good overall; as with most FM transmitters, you’ll occasionally run […]

GOgroove GG-FLEXSMART-X3 Review

Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Charging and Music  9/10 By Steve Holdgren A high-quality wireless FM transmitter, this Gogroove FlexSmart product is compatible with iPhone, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Nokia, and other smartphones, making it incredibly versatile. After hooking it up to your smartphone, you can listen to clear music over the radio, […]

Eco-Fused 6V7PW Review

Six-Pack Screen Cleaning Cloths  9/10 By Steve Holdgren Keeping fingerprint smudges off your iPhone or smartphone can be a never-ending challenge, but with the Eco-Fused 6V7PW microfiber cloths, the challenge is lessened. The bright blue cloths are machine washable, making them reusable and environmentally friendly. You won’t have to use sprays or liquid cleaners on […]

Tune Belt AB84 Review

Gym Running Sport Armband Case for iPhone 5/5S  9/10 By Steve Holdgren For the active iPhone user, this Tune Belt sport armband case keeps the iPhone secured snugly to an arm even in its OtterBox case. If you’re a jogger, biker, or gym rat, you’ll appreciate the simple design of this armband and its reasonable […]

iOttie HLCRIO102 Review

Windshield/Dashboard Mount for iPhone 6  9.5/10 By Steve Holdgren For a secure mounting to your car windshield or dashboard, the iOttie HLCRIO102 doesn’t disappoint. The mount attaches securely with a strong suction cup and allows you to swivel the iPhone 360 degrees so you can view it in landscape or portrait mode. Compatible with the […]

Best iPhone and Smartphone Accessories

Top 10 Rated iPhone and Smartphone Accessories By Steve Holdgren There are a multitude of smartphone accessories on the market that serve a variety of purposes. Because accessories vary in function, we looked for the following basic qualities when selecting our top 10: 1. Durability 2. Good value 3. Compatibility with various smartphone models 4. […]

Tech Armor SP-HD-APL-IP5-3 Review

3-Pack Anti-Glare Screen Protectors for the iPhone 5  7.5/10 By Steve Holdgren This 3-pack of screen protectors offers scratch protection and cuts down on the glare on your iPhone 5. Only $6.95, the screens work as advertised: When applied properly, they protect the screen from nicks and scratches while still maintaining the sharp colors of […]

iPhone Skins and Skin Cases: A Fun and Personal Customization

By Steve Holdgren Popular among teens and college students, skins are a lightweight rubbery cover for the iPhone that offer some protection from everyday wear and tear. The main appeal of skins is the wide range of unique, bright patterns, designs, colors, and textures. When every iPhone looks the same, it’s fun to spice them […]

iPhone Screen Protection

By Steve Holdgren The screen is of the utmost importance on your iPhone. Because it’s a touchscreen, it’s the primary way you use the phone—dialing numbers, navigating menus, texting, and using apps. Apple has made the iPhone screen as durable as it can be, but even so, it will inevitably pick up scratches and dings […]

Factors to Consider When Choosing an iPhone 4 Case

By Steve Holdgren If you’ve invested in an iPhone 4 and an expensive phone plan, then you almost certainly want a cover that will protect your smart phone from drops, bangs, scratches, and everyday wear and tear. The last thing you need is an irreparable crack on your screen or, worse, a completely shattered phone. […]

Cleaning a Touchscreen with a Microfiber Cloth

By Steve Holdgren The touchscreen on your smartphone or tablet lets you operate the gadget with ease, but it also picks up unattractive fingerprints and smudges that can be difficult to wipe off with a basic cloth. Microfiber cloths are designed to lift off these oily marks and leave the screen clear and polished. Many […]

Smartphones with AMOLED Screens

By JB Burden Today you’ll see a high demand for AMOLED screens on smartphones, digital cameras, and other devices that play media. AMOLED, which stands for active-matrix organic light-emitting diode, is a display system that uses considerably less power than other technologies. With portable devices that already suck up a lot of energy, display technology […]

HTC Rezound vs. iPhone 4S

By JB Burden The HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless and the iPhone 4S for Sprint are both popular smartphones ranked highly by consumers. So how do they compare to each other in terms of design and features? The HTC Rezound is certainly bigger. Its 4.3-inch display is incredibly sharp with 720p resolution. The tradeoff, of […]

Best iPhone and Smartphone Cases

Top 10 Smartphone and iPhone Cases By Steve Holdgren There are dozens of manufacturers making protective cases for smartphones of every brand and carrier. We selected our top 10 case makers based on several important qualities, including: 1. A variety of styles, colors, and materials 2. A wide selection of choices for all the major […]