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    Finland's own Mozo is in the business of producing back covers, mostly for Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile devices. Sure, it does the odd iPhone case, but the Lumias (and mentions of Nokia) that pop up on the device list are just overwhelming. But Mozo confirmed to theWINdoze that it's had to cut back on some of its more vibrantly-colored polycarbonate covers based on "the recent Microsoft news". Yep, even the Nokia-esque covers are dying out in favor of the fancier leather and wooden covers and sleeves for Surface tablets. Poor sales along with cutbacks and consolidation regarding ...

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    The dream may have been achieved, but can it come to the masses? Well, leave it to China to bring down the house. Last month, Tendigi developer Nick Lee had built a prototype of a hardware addition to an iPhone that can make it run Android. It seems like Haimawan, a company working with OS virtualization, has run with that momentum by releasing the MESUIT this week, a case that lets Android and iOS run simultaneously on the iPhone. The case connects to the phone through the Lightning port and is interfaced through an app. It boasts a 1,700mAh external battery for the iPhone 6 and 6s and a ...

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    Edward Snowden, who's been in exile from the US ever since he published reams of secret NSA documents, has come together with hacker Andrew Huang to design a case for the iPhone 6 that would be able to tell if your device's antennas were off when you actually turn them off. The pair, who have been communicating through Snowden's own messenger app, Signal, showed off the design and discussed the warfare that government wages against journalists in exposing history-changing information at the MIT Media Lab. "One good journalist in the right place at the right time can change history," ...

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    As previously teased, T-Mobile prepaid brand MetroPCS is preparing to sell the LG Stylo 2 Plus, a brand name that changes about every time we get to mention it. It sounds like a slightly more decent mid-range phone to carry a little writing stick with in 2016, — though it will be carrying a 13-megapixel main camera and not a 16-megapixel one like foreign variants — but as the late Billy Mays would say, "WAIT! THERE'S MORE!" MetroPCS has officially opened up pre-registration for the phone up through June 26. If you do pre-register and then buy a LG Stylo 2 Plus on or before July 31 and ...

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    The last thing you think of when you hear about a "modular smartphone" would be Apple. It's not Project Ara, it's not PuzzlePhone, it's not even a Fairphone. An iPhone is all about what's on the phone and the accessories you can get for it. Well, case maker OtterBox has an idea of what accessories you'll want to get for your iPhone and it starts with its uniVERSE case. The uniVERSE case supports the current and last generations of iPhones and can plug into a whole bunch of third-party attachments made by SanDisk, olloclip, Square and many others. You can pop an extended battery in through ...

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    Jeff Koons's sculptures have normally been seen by the public, but Google is giving you the chance to gain a private gallery of his art. All you have to do is by a Jeff Koons Live Case for your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P. It's become almost common to see a designer collaborate with a smartphone manufacturer to come up with special looks to hardware and accessories these days — you've seen Jonathan Adler's special Moto X Pure Editions and Skrillex's inspired Live Cases. In Koons's case, he has taken an approach he used with his "Gazing Ball" portraits by having dancers perform 28 movements from ...

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    How prescient. LG has gone ahead either in sardonic fashion or a state of hubris and blasted out a new version of its "touch-enabled Quick Cover" case, explicitly for the "speculative LG G5." We were first introduced to some of the new features this Quick Cover will have back when the K10 got its own case. The usual quick-hit functionalities are available from calls to alarms without activating the phone full bore. Thing is, this case draws a parallel to the HTC Dot View case with the inclusion of a translucent mesh area that users can tap and swipe across. Add to that a glossy finish and ...

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    Project Ara? Fairphone? Puzzlephone? The era of modular devices has only begun and only a couple of these projects has gotten off the ground in any meaningful way. Maybe the path forward for modular devices doesn't have to start with the whole kit and kaboodle. Maybe it can just start with a "smartcase." That's what the i-BLADES Smartcase plans to be, a connected sleeve for your phone that can also take in cards ("Smartblades") via pin contacts that can expand either your storage up to 1TB and/or your battery by up 10 times the original capacity. These Smartblades can range from 2 to ...

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    Some view iPads and Android tablets as little more than devices made for multimedia consumption – watching YouTube videos, playing games, reading books, and Web browsing. But some people seek a little more out of their tablets and opt to pair them with a Bluetooth keyboard. The problem is, a lot of mobile keyboards are poorly executed. They're either completely separate or they don't add a lot of protection. ZAGG has the answer to this problem: the Rugged Folio. Available for both iPad mini models and coming soon for the iPad Air, the ZAGG Rugged Folio is both a truly rugged case for ...

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    As much as Samsung wants you to buy its new Galaxy S5, not everyone is sold on buying a new Galaxy. The company has fitted its new flagship with all the health sensors it could, like a heart rate monitor, but what if you want to do this without having to buy a new phone? Well, there are some wearable solutions out there, but a company named Azoi just came out of the blue with an iPhone case that pretends to compete. The new "Wello" case is designed to track your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen levels, receive ECG waves and even track the health of your lungs. The ...

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    Wireless charging, you either hate it or love it. Here at Pocketnow, it's about an even split. Either way, it's something more and more smartphones are shipping with. And if it's something you don't particularly care for, there's no one saying you have to use wireless charging if your phone has it – it's simply nice to have the option. Unfortunately for iPhone users, wireless charging simply isn't one of those things Apple seems to care too much about, along with NFC, expandable storage, removable batteries, etc. However, all hope is not lost. Some case manufacturers are determined to ...

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    Apparently I'm a bit of an anomaly when it comes to carrying a smartphone. During my Windows Mobile (and Pocket PC) days, I carried my phone around in a holster. Don't judge me! Everyone with a cellphone carried it in a holster back then. Most of the time my holsters would last for three or four phones before it became worn and needed to be replaced. In those days I didn't put my phone in a case. I was even phasing out screen protectors. That holster was the only protection my smartphone needed -- and it worked very, very well! Fast-forward to today and it's a different story. Phones are ...

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    I saw something the other day that made me sad. Very sad. It was a slim, sleek, ultra light Samsung GSIII, with a freaking BMW strapped to it. Ok, so it wasn't a BMW, but it was a case that looked like a snow tire wrapped around the phone. The back of the phone was literally 1 cm off the table top. Dang, it was ugly. And the sheer size of these monstrosities. Manufacturers put so much money into making their phones thin and light, and then we consumers take that design a chuck it right out the window for the cheapest piece of rubber we can pull off a shelf at a mall kiosk. It's a sickness ...

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