A Modular Phone Case Adds Every Accessory You Never Knew You'd Need

Google’s Project Ara is heralded in sweaty-palmed blog posts as the future of mobile computing — a modular smartphone that adapts to suit your every need. But at the moment, the future of smartphones is struggling to boot up consistently. So in the meantime, this Kickstarter wants to take Ara’s promise of a modular… » 4/30/15 12:38am 4/30/15 12:38am

PopSlate Lightning Review: This iPhone Case Has An E-Ink Screen in Back

What does the back of your phone look like? Is it covered by a case? Either way, I’m willing to bet it looks the same every day. What if you could personalize it with the push of a button, wirelessly beaming your favorite photos to an e-ink screen that lives in a special iPhone 6 case? Say hello to the PopSlate. » 4/21/15 1:00pm 4/21/15 1:00pm

A VW Beetle Toiletries Case For Hippies Who Prefer Staying Clean

The Volkswagen Beetle isn't quite the same symbol of freedom today that it was back in the '60s, but that doesn't mean its iconic design—and the ideals it symbolized—has been forgotten. So the next time you're restless and feeling the need to just get up and travel, bring this VW Beetle toiletries case along because… » 3/24/15 5:00pm 3/24/15 5:00pm

A Case With a Pop-Up Crank Keeps Your Smartphone Charged Forever

Hand crank-powered flashlights and radios for weather emergencies are nothing new, but what about when your smartphone dies in the middle of the day? That's just as dire an emergency, and it's inspired the creation of this smartphone case with a built-in charger and pop-up crank that can, at least in theory, keep your… » 3/17/15 4:50pm 3/17/15 4:50pm

A Better Suitcase With a Roll-Up Lid That's Never In the Way

It means you'll be sacrificing a bit of storage space, but Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano's new Nendo-designed Kame suitcase has a clever segmented lid that rolls up when opened so it's not constantly falling down on you while you're trying to find a specific shirt. It also means you can open the suitcase in tight… » 3/16/15 1:20pm 3/16/15 1:20pm

This Bullet-Proof Briefcase Unfolds Into a Personal Shield

A laptop bag can protect all of your electronics as you bump into other passengers on a crowded subway, or simply get caught in the rain. But the MTS Multi-Threat Shield briefcase goes much way further than that—it can also protect you from gunshots, knives, and even physical attacks when unfurled into a three-foot… » 3/11/15 9:20am 3/11/15 9:20am

The Tim Burton-Era Batmobile Is the Best iPhone 6 Case

If you've succumbed to the lure of the monstrous iPhone 6, you've already decided that a compact, pocket-friendly smartphone isn't for you. So when it comes to protecting your giant investment, why not just go all out and wrap it in this impressive case that's a near perfect replica of the Batmobile from Tim Burton's… » 1/30/15 9:23am 1/30/15 9:23am

You Have To Solve a Sliding Puzzle To Change Lenses On This iPhone Case

If you've come to rely on your smartphone as your primary camera, you've probably found yourself frustrated at its lack of zoom or even macro capabilities. Clip-on lenses can vastly improve its capabilities, and taking a cue from those sliding puzzle games that have you re-arranging tiles to form an image, the Puzlook… » 12/30/14 8:47am 12/30/14 8:47am

That iPhone Case With Wall Prongs Finally Has a Built-in Battery

When we first discovered the original PocketPlug case, we loved the convenience of having a charger, complete with prongs, attached to our iPhones at all times. But without an extra battery onboard, we weren't thrilled with the bulk it added to our svelte devices. Fortunately, that's been fixed. » 12/26/14 6:00pm 12/26/14 6:00pm

Are There Any Non-Terrible iPhone 6 Plus Cases?

Obviously discounting the master stroke you see above, there are a lot of pretty horrible cases out there. In fact, some would even go so far as to say that the entire genre is inherently flawed. But in reality, iPhones scratch far too easy—having a case is a necessary evil. Which is why we ask you, dear readers, is… » 9/16/14 2:42pm 9/16/14 2:42pm

There's a Massive 26,000 mAh Battery Hidden Inside This Briefcase

The bigger a portable charger you carry, the longer your gadgets can run while away from a power outlet. But backup batteries are heavy, so it's a tradeoff between capacity and what's comfortable to stash in your pocket. Unless you throw a bag like the Phorce over your shoulder, which makes it easy to haul around your… » 9/05/14 10:22am 9/05/14 10:22am

16 Ways To Use FLIR's Incredibly Fun Predator-Vision iPhone Camera

There's no doubt about it, being able to see more than just the visible spectrum is the closest thing most of us will ever have to superpowers. Seeing the world through its heat signature is almost like having x-ray vision, and let's not forget, even the Predator made sure to bring his thermal camera with him on his… » 8/15/14 9:00am 8/15/14 9:00am

A Remote Control for Your Smartphone Camera, Built Right Into a Case

A remote shutter release for your smartphone's camera can help you get better photos, but they're not terribly useful unless you've got one with you when it's time to take one. iLuv's new Selfy offers a clever solution to the problem of carrying one around everywhere by building one right into a case. » 5/02/14 11:20am 5/02/14 11:20am