If the previous iPhone 4S case options we've presented just aren't doing it for you and you still haven't settled on a case, I might recommend checking out these durable and eye-catching cases from Griffin. Both affordable and strong, the Griffin lineup for the iPhone 4/4S has something for everyone. Get a closer look at each in the slideshow!
Raise your hand if you remember Slap Bracelets. OK, good. So you'll totally relate when I say that collecting, trading, and acquiring the finest slap bracelets was a bit of an obsession for me and so many of my grade school classmates, and the reason why I immediately fell in love with the Slap iPod Nano Wristband ($25) from Griffin. Call it retro lust, but seriously, this takes me back.
This wristband-style case, which is made of sturdy and tough silicone, also comes with a spring-steel armband so you can securely wrap your iPod Nano around your wrist for easy access to music, the time, or even an audio book. Great for runners, the thick silicone will keep your Nano from getting drenched with sweat and still allows you to access the headphone jack, and it has buttons for sleep/wake and volume controls. I can't think of anything I'd rather find in my stocking on Christmas morning (hint, hint).
By now you know I'm in love with the newest iPod Nano; its small size and touchscreen had me at hello! The only way I could love it more is in this protective and useful case from Griffin. The Wristlet Strap Case ($20) is made of durable silicone to protect your iPod, but its winning feature is the silicone strap attached to the case. The back even has an opening for the Nano's built-in clip!
The case covers your iPod's volume and power buttons too, but allows easy access to the headphone port and full access to its brilliant touchscreen. The only thing that could make this Griffin case even better is if it came in the same rainbow of colors as the devices it protects.
Now that Apple has begun its free iPhone 4 case program, the only real question you have to ask yourself is "Which one do I choose?" Although the selection comes with a very limited color palette (they're all black), there are some familiar and well-loved names on the list. Belkin, Incase, and Griffin all make appearances, and they're all bringing great features to the table. Take for example the Incase Snap Case in Smoke (pictured here) — it's not even out yet, so you'd be one of the first to order this particular accessory.
Want to hear my thoughts on your other options? Click through the gallery below to get a better look at your choices, and see the benefits of each.
Simple, sleek, and sophisticated, the Loop iPad Stand ($29) from Griffin is a modern iPad stand that will prop your iPad comfortably at a variety of angles in both portrait and landscape orientation. The stand is weighted with nonslip rubber feet to prevent slipping or tipping over, and is shaped to accommodate your iPad standing straight up or down at a lower angle suitable for typing. Plus, the open design ensures there's plenty of room to plug in your iPad's dock cable.
Griffin — who is synonymous with everything Mac — has paired up with the design team at Chilewich to create these stylish Basketweave iPhone Cases ($40) that cradle your iPhone in Griffin's tough polycarbonate shell, while still looking like a million bucks draped in Chilewich's signature fabric design.
Coming in two colors, you can keep your iPhone 3G or 3GS nice and new while staying on top of the fashion curve — they're the perfect pick-me-up for your Spring gadget wardrobe!
So now that you've got a shiny new iPhone or iPod Touch you probably don't want to cover it up with a bulky, opaque case. Fear not my friends because the Reveal iPhone or iPod Touch Case ($25) from Griffin will keep your iPhone protected while still showing off its natural beauty. This thin (1.4 mm thin) case offers a polycarbonate shell and an ultrathin rubber accent (in any color of your choice) for additional protection from scratches and bumps . . . such a simple, stylish way to keep your iPhone safe!
- The Pure Sensia radio offers a touchscreen, social networking apps, WiFi, an on-screen keyboard, and it will cost around $406 — Slashgear
- Griffin's new kid-friendly headphones include volume-limiting settings to protect them from hearing loss — Popgadget
- President Barack Obama is worried about people getting their information from blogs and not newspapers — The Silicon Alley Insider
- Check out this solar-powered Bluetooth headset that is juiced up from the sun's rays — Gizmodo
- Tweet Scenes designs customized Twitter backgrounds for $129 — TechCrunch
- It's giveaway and game time on GeekSugar! Be sure to log in and play our Best Video Game ever bracket! — GeekSugar
Griffin is spicing it up for Summer with its limited edition Elan Form cases! These red and white protective shells come in two pieces — the first is made of leather to keep your iPhone stylin' and the second is made of polycarbonate to protect the goods. They maybe aren't as eccentric as the metallic Kate Spade case, but they sure are eye-catching. You can even pick one up for the fourth generation iPod nano. All Elan Form cases cost $30 each.
As a photography nut, I'd never give up my camera for the one on my phone, but that doesn't mean that I don't constantly snap candids with my iPhone. Of course, it could be a better camera, but I wouldn't have dreamed it was so easy to improve it and protect it at the same time!
Griffin's Clarifi Case ($35) does much more than keep your phone safe from scratches; its built-in close-up lens covers the iPhone's lens, while enhancing the details and colors in your pictures.
Check out Griffin's side-by-side examples of photos taken with just the iPhone, and then one taken with the case. Pretty big difference, I'd say.
It's great for apps that read your pictures, scanning documents to email, and even just for taking the odd photo — who doesn't want a better camera phone?