Armortech is here at CES 2013 demonstrating their new screen protection technology. To us, that means lots of cool demonstrations including hitting iPhones with hammers and shooting at them. If you are the type that tends to have mishaps with your iPhone, Armortech might be worth checking out.
Every week, the editors at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include a bluetooth audio accessory, a fighting game, and apps for those looking to save a few bucks, buying movie tickets, listening to music, an ADN client, and an interactive children's bedtime book.
To see what we picked, follow along after the break!
Every week, the editors at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include a collectable card game, a TV show, a new App.net client for the iPhone, a passbook compatible app, and an iPhone 5 case that we're actually giving away to 12 UK readers!
CaseApp for iPhone is an app that lets you order a case for your iPhone that features one of your own photos on the back. It's super easy to use, the cases are less than $30, and they arrive at your front door in a week or less.
Before I jump into the case as an accessory, let's take a look at the CaseApp iPhone app.
Looking for a great case to protect your iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 investment? Because they're essentially the same form factor, and because that form factor has been on the market for almost 2 years now, there are a ton of options to choose from. But so much choice can be a good and bad thing. Which case is the best, and which case is the best for your specific needs?
That's where iMore comes in! Here's your authoritative guide to the top iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 cases, be they hard cases, soft cases, bumper cases, wallet cases, charging cases, electic cases, and more!
The LifeProof case for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 is simply amazing. It's waterproof, shockproof, and pretty much everything-you-can-imagine-proof. If your planet got destroyed by an angry red sun, the LifeProof case is what your scientist father would put his iPhone in to rocket it to the safety of earth. Yeah. It's like that.
I've got a long history of loving waterproof cases, and putting them through torture tests, but the LifeProof is different. It's not a big bag. It's a terrifically trim, superbly svelte case that at first glance is hard to take seriously. It just looks like a regular case.
The pitch for this one was simple -- girls just want to have fun dancing the night away without having to keep track of a purse or a coat, but they still want a place to safely stash their iPhone, credit cards, IDs and key. Enter the JoeyBra. It has discreet pockets on the side that, if you're wearing the appropriate night club attire, you can easily slip your iPhone out of for a quick call or text, and slip right back in when you're again ready to rock.
The Antique model Steampunk Case for iPhone is one of a few handcrafted iPhone cases by Paul Marsh's Blujoos. Each model is a special edition, limited to 50 pieces, and designed to give your iPhone a unique look you just won't find anywhere else. A model and prop maker from the film industry with over 20 years and 25 films and TV series to his credit, Marsh is pouring every bit of that skill into these cases and it really shows. These aren't stickers -- these are actual 3D castings!
The models are built using carefully chosen parts from watches and clocks, and then a platinum silicone mould is created from the model. Marsh casts the individual cases from a tough, UV protected polyurethane and then -- get this -- impregnates them with metal powders. That's real brass, real bronze, real copper, and real iron powders. That's what gives them the incredible look of rusted, corroded metals. It's beautiful destruction and The effect is simply stunning. It looks like something out of fantasy, like the kingdoms busily assembling themselves during the opening credits of Game of Thrones...
There are currently two models available on Etsy, the Antique which I'm reviewing here, and the Salvage which has a more coppery, almost Lost City of Atlantis look to it.
Both are gorgeous and both are extremely limited, so if you like them, pounce on them soon.
Unique look and feel
iPhone can shift slightly in case
Bulkier than a mass-produced skin
The bottom line
I absolutely adore the look of and feel of the Antique Steampunk iPhone case by Blujoos. Paul Marsh has put together something more than an accessory -- he's put together a real work of art. If you're a fan of the Steampunk genre, or of fantasy or sci-fi model-making techniques, or simply of unique craftsmanship and amazing design, check out Marsh's work on Etsy now.