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Slickwraps Case and Skin for iPhone 5s/5 – Unboxing and Review [VID]

There are plenty of protective skins on the market, and there are even more cases. It’s not often you get a mix of the two. Slickwraps’ Case is exactly that. You get a hard snap-on shell featuring a design that perfectly matches that of the ‘wrap’ (or skin). In theory, it’s a cool idea. But I find the execution a little lack luster. For $34.95 you get…

iPhone 5s Review – Elegance Refined

I think it’s fair to say we – as Apple fans and tech consumers – have become accustomed to Apple’s ways. We know the company likes to take its time perfecting hardware and software, we know it’s not going to load its devices with a boatload of specs just for the sake of it. But that’s what I like about the company. Not only is it my own preferred way of…

iPhone 5c review – Unapologetically Fantastic

When rumors of a “cheap” iPhone first emerged, we were all fooled, briefly, into thinking Apple was planning to launch a phone that would cost less than $400 SIM-free. “Apple’s aiming at the China market” was the common thread of logic behind it. As soon as Apple officially unveiled the two new versions of iPhone 5 a couple of weeks ago, it became…

Apple’s iPhone 5s case – The perfect illusion of luxury? [Review]

This year, for the first time since it released the Bumper alongside the iPhone 4 in 2010, Cupertino’s designers came up with bespoke official cases to go alongside its two new iPhones. iPhone 5c got its own silicone and microfiber snap-on case covered in holes, which I reviewed a few days back. iPhone 5s got a much more luxurious leather case. No…

24 hours with the iPhone 5c, or why I now hate my iPhone 5

Thank you iPhone 5c, now I hate holding my iPhone 5. Darn comfortable plastic. — Cam Bunton (@TiP_Cam) September 21, 2013 The iPhone 5 (and now 5s) is a remarkable piece of industrial engineering. Those diamond-cut chamfers, beautiful glass and anodized aluminum all in an incredibly thin frame is the height of smartphone elegance. It really is…

Apple iPhone 5c Case: Holey-er than thou [Review]

Apple has a certain arrogance about it as a company, and that’s not necessarily always a bad thing. And if there’s one company who’s entitled to a little swaggering, it’s Apple. It consistently produces some of the highest rated (both by tech journalists and consumers) products on the planet. Tim Cook’s “we don’t do junk” attitude is one carried through…

First iPhone 5s and 5c reviews roll out [round-up]

As you probably know by now, Apple’s new iPhone 5s and 5c launch this coming Friday (September 20th). While that is still a couple days away, some reviewers have had their hands on the devices for a little while, and reviews are now allowed by Apple. As the reviews come in, it appears as if they are almost all fairly positive, especially when concerning…