updated 11:45 pm EDT, Fri August 30, 2013
Expansion of Helium line of iPhone 5 case
Accessory maker Mophie has announced its release of color options for its iPhone 5 Juice Pack Helium charging cases. The battery-charging cases extend the life of the phone's battery capacity to 3000mAh, and allow for up to six additional hours of talk time on 3G, seven extra hours on Wi-Fi, 30 more hours of audio playback, or seven hours of extra video playback. Alongside the original dark metallic and silver color options, user can now choose blue, purple, pink, green or red for their Juice Pack Helium cases. With a one-year warranty, the new Juice Pack Helium iPhone 5 cases are priced at $80, and available on Mophie's site.
Safe5 iPhone case offers an IPX-7 waterproof rating
Outdoor Tech, a manufacturer of mobile audio devices and accessories, has announced its release of the Safe5, a new waterproof case for iPhone 5. Offered in orange, aqua and clear, the Safe 5 features a rubber gasket that runs around the interior, sealing off the phone from moisture. The case can be opened and closed for wet locations via its three aluminum quarter-turn latches. When not requiring full waterproofing, the Safe5 maintains full use of all phone functions, buttons and ports. Priced at $50, the Safe5 is available on Outdoor Tech's site.