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Briefly: Griffin's Merchant Case and Square Reader, PrivacyScan 1.5

01/15, 10:52am

Griffin Technology's Merchant Case and Square Reader for iPhone facilitate business usage

Officially announced at this year's CES, Griffin Technology is now shipping its Merchant Case and Square Reader for the iPhone 5/5s/5c line. The Merchant case is custom-molded to secure the Square Reader in place, and eliminate excess strain on the iPhone's headphone jack when connected. The groove along the bottom aligns with the Square Reader, and allows credit cards to slide through smoothly. Its silicone construction protects the phone from drops and bumps, and an integrated slot located on the back of the case stores the Square Reader when not in use.

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Designer goes ballistic, designs tri-coat iPhone 4 case

10/29, 2:00am

Uses all three of the most popular case materials

The company Ballistic was started when the owner dropped his phone getting out of his car, cracking the screen. Since then, they have been making protective cases for a wide variety of devices, today announcing the Ballistic SG (Shell Gel) triple-layer case for the iPhone 4. It uses three of the most different and most popular case materials -- soft silicone, hard polycarbonate and rubbery thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) -- all bonded together to provide a strong mix of protection from drops and other shocks in a reasonably slim case.

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SwitchEasy offers colored home button with new case

10/15, 8:30pm

Casing includes button coating, vibrant hues

In the race for each iPod Touch 4G case manufacturer to distinguish themselves from the competition, companies strive for quality materials, protection levels or coloring to make their product stand out. Only SwitchEasy, however, thought of changing the color of the home button with a tactile, glossy jellybean-style coating incorporated into their silicone case line, called Colors.

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Scosche, Caze launch new cases for iPhone 4

06/08, 10:50pm

Scosche ships cases with kickstands for media view

Scosche and CAZE have launched new cases for the iPhone 4. Scosche has eight new cases and three new screen protectors. The kickBACK g4 features a kickstand for media viewing and a glossy polycarbonate exterior with a flexible rubber interior in black, grey and white with grey modeling.

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Belkin and LaptopTailors intro accessories for iPhone 4

06/08, 10:20pm

LaptopTailors ships felt case for iPhone 4

Fresh on the heels of the new iPhone 4 launch, Belikin and LaptopTailors have already announced cases to fit the new design. Belkin has introduced twelve cases, four armbands and three overlays for the iPhone 4. The company's Grip cases focus on silicone construction with textured designs for improved grip. The Grip Ergo comes in black or clear, each with ribbed etching. Customers can also add a removable wrist strap available in blue, black and clear colors.

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ILuv intros full line of Silicone, Acrylic iPhone 3G

07/29, 6:35pm

ILuv Intros iPhone 3G case

Audio accessory maker iLuv has announced a full line of form-fitting cases for the iPhone 3G, including a unique two-toned silicone model. There are four models available: a basic silicone case in black or white, the two-toned silicone model, and hard cases in acrylic or clear plastic. All of the cases allow full access to the iPhone's controls and ship with a glare-free screen protector film. Users can charge or sync thier iPhones without removing the case.

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Briefly: Review, Sonnet price drop, GarageBand eBooks

05/26, 7:45pm

Review, Sonnet, eBooks

MacNN has reviewed the Treadz for the 3G iPod nano, Sonnet repositioned the Fusion F2 with a new price, and two new eBooks to train users on Garageband. This extra-thick polished silicone case offers good corner protection and covers the basic nano form. Don't let the extra-thick marketing fool you though, it is only 1mm thicker than other cases I tested, which means it's 2mm thick instead of one. iFrogz is currently offering 40-percent off all products for its Memorial Day Sale.

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Contour unveils rubberized hard case for iPhone

04/24, 11:40pm

Contour iPhone HardSkin

Contour Design today unveiled the HardSkin for iPhone, a case based off of its iSee iPhone v3 model that adds a rubberized finish to the outside shell. The hard shell offers protection to the iPhone's features, while the silicone adds to impact resistance, and allows the iPhone to remain safely on a flat surface. The HardSkin case allows for full access to the device's functions, while still offering complete protection. HardSkin for iPhone costs $35.

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tuneband for iPod nano debuts

04/07, 5:20pm

tuneband

Grantwood has announced the release of tuneband for iPod nano, an armband product designed to comfortably secure the iPod nano in place during exercise, including Nike+iPod compatibility. The product consists of a comfortable and flexible armband strap that can accommodate both large and small arms, a durable silicone skin that allows access to all ports on the iPod nano, and a low-tack, cut-and-peel screen protector that helps guard against smudges, moisture, and daily wear-and-tear. The tuneband is compatible with all generations of the iPod nano, and the current 3rd generation model has skins available in eight colors: black, gray, navy blue, neon green, pink, purple, red, and teal blue. The tuneband for previous iPod nano models has skins available in black only. The tuneband retails for $15.

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GizMac ships DuraSport for 3G Nano

04/04, 4:20pm

GizMac DuraSport Nano 3G

GizMac today began shipping orders for its DuraSport silicone case for the 3G iPod nano, which offers users a shock absorbent material to protect their Nano. The case includes a clear polycarbonate shield for the front of the case, providing protection for the screen, while the silicone skin protects the rest of the iPod, including the scroll wheel. GizMac is currently shipping the DuraSport for 3G Nano for $30, which comes with two colors of silicone skins.

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Contour unveils iSee iPhone v3 clear case

03/14, 7:00pm

Contour iSee iPhone v3

Contour Design today unveiled the iSee iPhone v3, a new version to its iSee line of clear cases, advertising a sleeker design and additional protection. The iSee features a two-piece snap together polycarbonate chassis, which is 30-percent lighter and 20-oercent thinner than the previous model, while still offering full protection. The iSee iPhone v3 also features removable silicone port covers for the dock and headphone connectors. Contour Design is selling the case for $30.

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White Silicone jacket for iPod touch debuts

02/25, 9:00pm

Jacket for iPod touch

Power Support today unveiled its White Silicone jacket for Apple's iPod touch, protecting the device from dust as well as scratches and impacts. The clip is designed for a jacket, purse, or shirt and secures headphones for easy storage. The case is made from high-grade silicone, contains no toxic polymers, and includes film covers for the front as well as the back of the iPod touch. The While Silicone jacket also ships with a dock connector cap alongside a dock connector cover, and is priced at $25.

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JAVOedge, iSkin cases for new iPods

12/27, 6:40pm

JAVOedge, iSkin iPod cases

JAVOedge recently unveiled some new leather cases for the iPod nano 3G, Touch and Classic [80GB|160GB], while iSkin released a new incarnation of its eVo3 lineup for the iPod classic. The JAVOedge cases are made from hand-stitched, designer-grade leather that provides a soft, but durable case for the iPod. The cases feature a color-coordinated pull-out loop made from soft fabric, with a matching lanyard. Ports and most controls are accessible even when the player sits in the case, while other controls can be used by pulling slightly on the loop to sortie the iPod from its protected state. The cases are available directly from JAVOedge, with prices ranging from $25 to $30, and come in black, red and pink.

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Boomwave launches 'Nanopets' 3G Nano cases

12/20, 4:35pm

'Nanopets' 3G Nano cases

Boomwave has launched Nanopets for Apple's current-generation iPod nano. The portable player cases feature rounded corners with dog eared designs, and come in four different colors which include 'Doggstarr' black, 'Spitzer' white, 'Bichpoo' pink, and 'Bludhound' red. Each Boomwave character includes a screen protector and a neck strap. The cases are made from high grade silicone, and are priced at $16.

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SwitchEasy, USBfever offer new iPod cases, gadgets

12/12, 1:15am

SwitchEasy iPod cases

SwitchEasy has introduced a bevy of cases for Apple's various devices during the holiday season, while USBfever unveiled a few different accessories geared towards iPod and iPhone users. The Capsule case for the iPhone heads off SwitchEasy's offerings, featuring a hard, duo-tone polycarbonate plastic frame with a built-in lock, with a hard coated protective membrane for the screen. The separately-available VisionClip for the case allows users to holster the iPhone, face-in, while still providing a small cutout allowing users to see who is calling them. The Capsule for iPhone and VisionClip sell for $30 and $15, respectively.

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