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Nintendo DS Undergoes Transparent Makeover

June 24, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cases

Nintendo DS Undergoes Transparent Makeover

The (XCM Eye-Candy shell) the replacement shell for NDSi console is awesome. Unfortunately, it’s “coming soon”, so no definite price or availability info is available yet. In the meantime, enjoy the product photography below (click on the thumbnails for larger-size versions):
XCM also has accessories for other popular consoles, but this eye-candy shell seems to be made only for the DS Lite. At any rate, I’m sure cheaper versions have been available from China for quite a while now.
(Images courtesy XCM)

Periscope Lighted Folio For Kindle 2

April 27, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cases, Handhelds

Periscope Lighted Folio For Kindle 2

One benefit of e-ink is the fact that shining a light on it is enough to make low-light reading possible. That’s a reality exploited by the Periscope Lighted Folio for Kindle 2, which is basically a folio (well, duh!) with space for a notepad, pens, a swiveling twin LED light, and of course, a Kindle 2. That’s all for $50.
The Periscope Lighted Folio also has space for 3 “AA” batteries, which—as claimed by maker Periscope—can power the LED light for 40 hours or more. Periscope also made sure to highlight its Folio’s magnetic lock feature, which allows the user to …read more

$44.50 Laptop Backpack Seems Better Than “Steal-Me!” Counterparts

March 10, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cases

$44.50 Laptop Backpack Seems Better Than “Steal-Me!” Counterparts

Yes, we’ve already shown that expensive cases like camera bags have their very affordable alternatives. Here’s something we found through Philippine affiliate Technograph.

Leather Cases for the Kindle 2

March 9, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cases, Handhelds

Leather Cases for the Kindle 2

I bet a common objection to the Kindle 2 (or any e-book reader for that matter) is the classy feel. Something about a well-bound book seems more traditional, weighty, and significant. Maybe that’s why these leather Kindle 2 covers (available from Amazon of course) could make up for the reader’s plastic-based existence. From vendors like Cole Haan, M-edge, and Amazon itself, here’s a sample listing:

Amazon Kindle 2 Leather Cover
Cole Haan Hand-Stained Smooth Leather Cover for Kindle 2,Dark Brown
M-edge Executive Jacket for Kindle 2 (Genuine Leather–Smooth Mocha Brown)
Cole Haan Hand-Stained Pebble Grain Leather Cover for Kindle 2,Saddle Tan (pictured)

M-edge Executive Jacket …read more

DRO Concepts’ Carbon Fiber iPhone 3G Case

December 3, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cases, Cellphones

DRO Concepts’ Carbon Fiber iPhone 3G Case

Introducing the Carbon Fiber iPhone 3G Case, a good buy in a world where spending $85 for a phone protector sounds sensible.
To be fair though, DRO Concepts promises that their product is made out of genuine carbon fiber, which of course implies strength and lightness. And like any well-designed case that somewhat justifies the price tag, the carbon fiber case is designed in such a way that still permits full access to the iPhone’s controls.
You can check out the product here. (image courtesy of DRO Concepts)

Anuschka Laptop Organizer May be More Expensive Than Your Laptop

November 22, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cases, Laptops, Lifestyle

Anuschka Laptop Organizer May be More Expensive Than Your Laptop

Read on for some thoughts and info about the Anuschka Laptop Organizer.

Homemade Bag Quietly Protects Your Expensive Camera

November 11, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cameras, Cases, Digital Cameras, Lifestyle

Homemade Bag Quietly Protects Your Expensive Camera

If there’s a reason not to pay for brands like Crumpler, it’s how much attention their products can attract. That’s why this stealthy camera bag project on the Wired How-To Wiki is worth a look. Made out a surplus army bag and store-bought foam, making the nondescript but protective camera bag is a simple matter of cutting the foam to size and stuffing it into the canvas bag’s compartments. Expect to spend $30 at most, and a little of your time for this home crafting project.
Whether it’s bright colors, stylized appearance, or that distinctive logo, those gadget bags can broadcast …read more

Finally! A Compact Crumpler! Still Expensive Though…

October 22, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cases

Finally! A Compact Crumpler! Still Expensive Though…

Once upon a time, I got duped into buying a Crumpler for my 15″ laptop (the somewhat appropriately named Dreadful Embarrassment). No doubt, a Crumpler is trendy, but my experience with them so far is all bulk and barely any function. It didn’t help that the aforementioned Dreadful Embarrassment has no padding: during a sudden auto stop, the bag flew from the seat, with my laptop bearing the brunt of the impact as everything landed on the floor.
In any case, maybe my stance on Crumplers can change, because the Gadgenista recently featured the Albert Crunch, a more compact-looking bag the …read more

Cover your iPod Shuffle in an… Apple

October 4, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cases, Portable Audio

Cover your iPod Shuffle in an… Apple

A bit late on the uptake are we, but The Gadgenista recently featured the Applepod case for the iPod Shuffle:
Hahaha, a bit redundant but amusingly funny! I mean seriously, you just have to love what Apple fanboys come up with.
And can I just say I really love the rainbow colors? Hehehe. Look pretty cute as a buttoniere, too!
Each Applepod case is custom-made so you can actually pick the colors that you want. The case also has slots for the shuffle clip and for the headphones.
Got $12 to spend? Feeling a bit creative? Order and customization details available from here.


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