This case gives the HTC One M8 some grip it's sorely lacking
We sometimes joke about using a large phone to bludgeon someone. Or sometimes you'll pack your phone in one of those large "rugged" shells and see what kind of damage you can do. But rarely do we look at one of those form fitting cases as a blunt instrument.
Coin — the sort of physical digital that aims to replace all the other cards in your wallet — is now available for backers to claim. (We're one of them.) There are a few caveats, though. One is that while the iOS app will be ready Aug. 28, the Android app won't drop until Sept. 25.
It might not actually be satin but this is still a premium feeling case for the Galaxy S5
For many of us looking for a good case for our phones, we're looking to balance protection and style with adding as little extra bulk as possible. In that situation something like this Body Glove Satin case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great choice. It combines a premium feel and design with a slim form factor and solid protection. While you're never going to want to drop your Galaxy S5, the Body Glove should at least look after it if it does happen.
Mophie — one of the best-known names in the battery case game — this morning dropped word that its Galaxy S5 Juice Pack will be available on Sept. 8 for $99, and you can preorder starting today. This battery weighs in at 3,000 mAh, or 107 percent of the stock GS5 battery.
There's a (rightful) argument that such a case isn't necessary for a phone like the Galaxy S5, since it has a removable battery. But for those who want a combination battery/case, it's a more-than valid option.
Sometimes, you just want to keep the back of your expensive new phone from getting scratched up without putting on some thick case designed to survive the next world war. If you've got a Nexus 5, the Incipio Feather SHINE case for the Nexus 5 is a great way to do it.
If you've ever owned a BlackBerry in the past, there's a strong chance you paired it up with a pouch case – or at least it looks like every single owner did. They're not perhaps the first style we consider anymore for carrying our much larger Android phones, but there's still a lot to be said for one. Especially when they're sleek and stylish like this Ventev Glide Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The BioLite Campstove has been around for a little while, offering the gadget-obssessed a way of keeping their toys alive when out in the wilderness. The whole affair uses a wood-burning stove paired with a thermoelectric generator that trickle charges a single device over USB. A smart design and built-in fan helps keep the fire stoked.
This summer I got to try out two cooking attachments for the stove: the KettlePot and the Portable Grill. If you think you can squeeze in one more camping trip before the summer wraps up, you'll want to check them out.
Two layers of protection keep your One M8 safe from the elements, and the rugged styling will stand out as well
Several different accessory makers have case models that offer up extra protection with a double-layer approach, and the Trident Aegis case for the HTC One M8 is no exception. Using the combination of a grippy and shock absorbing rubber case with a tough outer hard plastic shell gives you more coverage than a standard one-piece case, keeping that precious phone of your safe for the long haul.
It may be a bit too macho and rugged for the average case buyer who's just looking for some basic protection for their phone, but it'll be a good choice if you need a bit more — read along for more info on the Trident Aegis case for the HTC One M8.
Comparing the high-end cans from the names you know
I have a weird fetish for headphones. I have a handful of sets of my own, ranging from ones I spent too much money on to ones that were cheap but sound surprisingly good. Recently, Samsung sent me a sampling of their new Level Audio gear, and I just knew we had to compare the top-of-the-line Level Over headphones to a set from another company familiar to everyone interested in mobile — Apple's Beats Studio Wireless.
While neither of these headphones are going to suit the serious audiophile (or anyone who likes to play one on the Internet), I can't lie and say either is a bad purchase. Yes, if you came to knock either or both brands and are looking for someone to validate that, you didn't find the right place. Both companies have built headphones designed to be driven by something small — like a smartphone — and they each have their own unique sound. There's a very good chance that you'll really enjoy the sound from either of these headphones, so let's take a look and put them head to head in the categories that matter.
Stylish protection with a somewhat unnecessary kickstand
Kickstands on a phone case can be a great way of propping it up to watch videos, use as an alarm clock at night and any number of other purposes. Sadly in the case of this Seidio Ledger case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 the kickstand isn't going to win any awards but the rest of the case is well worth consideration.
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