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I have an iPhone 4S. Like you, I originally thought that I ought to get a protective case for my iPhone. I tried several cases, but none of them were satisfactory (too bulky, too cumbersome to open to get to the phone, too ugly). I now have no case for the phone, and I keep it in my trouser pocket all the time. Instead of getting a case for the phone, ...


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Yes you can, but there are some aspects of the environment of the beach life that need to be controlled. Salt water corrodes electronics fiercely. Waves crashing means that the atmosphere at a beach is saturated with water droplets with a high concentration of salt in many cases. Direct sun on the front black face of any iOS device can over heat it ...


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The unibody construction is substantially more impact resistant than the previous plastic design. This is especially true in the display area where the front glass and the rear aluminum act more like an I beam than the old design. Not only is the construction more sturdy, but in falls, the damage tends to be less expensive to repair should you actually break ...


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I use an OtterBox Defender case to protect my iPad in harsh environments. If I'm using it as a "chart plotter" on a small boat or kayak, I also put it into a waterproof map bag (along with a desiccant packet) that I got from an outdoor store. For occasional use, you can also protect the iPad within a 1 gallon Zip-Locâ„¢ bag. (Again, I'd add a desiccant ...


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A piece of non-conductive scotch tape is all that is required to prevent your skin from bridging the gap in the metal band and changing the impedance of the antennas. As long as your skin doesn't short the external metal band, you are good to go, so even extremely thin gloves that are dry would work without any case whatsoever. For more reading, see: PC ...


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Per Ars Technica: "Every measurement, right down to the 3.95 ounce weight and 0.30-inch thickness, is identical to the iPhone 5." Visually from looking at photos the ports, buttons, etc. are all identically placed. Also, one of the image captions in that article: "The leather cases for the iPhone 5S will also fit the iPhone 5. This should also ...


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The only thing that matters is electrical isolation. A thin layer of non-conductive tape would probably be fine. It is not the distance from your skin but the possibility of your slightly-conductive fingers (depending on personal skin type, sweatiness, humidity etc.) bridging the electrically-insulated gap in the metal band antenna that causes a slight ...


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I can't with any degree of honesty tell you what's best for you, I can only share what I do and try to explain my reasoning. I am on my third iPhone (original, 4, and now 4S) and have used them uncased, in a bumper-style case(original) before settling on the OtterBox Defender, (original, and another for the 4/4s). I didn't do this because of fear of ...


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As you are aware, everything is a trade-off. Smaller case typically means less protection. Bigger usually equals more, obviously. With that in mind, I have used an Otterbox, for rough going, and really like it: Otterbox Defender It seems to be a solid build, and, although the rubber casing has gotten somewhat more loose over time, Otterbox does have a ...


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If a unibody Mac is wobbly, I'd have it serviced sooner rather than later. The tolerances inside are crazy tight in some cases, so a warp could cause subsequent damage to sensitive and costly parts. A trained technician can tell at a glance if the damage was external or due to manufacturing issues. Now, that being said, I've seen dozens of Macs where people ...


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It works great with the Speck case, just go up an insert size and you're good. Check this out for some pictures of a similar setup: http://www.runaroundtech.com/2011/03/25/review-bookarc/


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I own the Otterbox Defender Case for the iPhone 4S. The speaker for the earpiece, the speakers on the bottom and the camera lens (but not flash) are exposed to air. The Defender offers some protection because the thickness of the case creates a cavity roughly 3mm deep around the exposed speakers. These cavities DO collect dust. When I opened my case to ...


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I'm going to expand my comment to @bmike's answer into another answer to this question for future seekers. Consider buying a Kindle for beach use. Please understand that I applaud the desire to use the iPad for reading on the beach. As I see it, I paid real money for the tool, and if I'm not going use that tool as I want to, I shouldn't have bothered. That ...


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I have seen aluminum MacBooks with cracked screens, but I wouldn't say it's common and overall my observation is that the Apple laptops are as durable, often moreso, than anything other than an armored Toughbook. Of course, that doesn't matter if you're the unlucky exception so whether or not to use a heavy duty case is up to you but I wouldn't be overly ...


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Targus is advertising iPad 3 cases and one of their portfolio style cases may suit you. Many iPad 2 cases will work with the new model. Although I haven't tested any of these on a new model iPad, you might consider: iLuv Portfolio Case with Stand Filemate Imagine series smart cover Beyond that, a search for iPad portfolio will produce a multitude of ...


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What you can do is use the laptop on a solid underground. Especially if you use a pillow (which where you laptop completely sink in), the pillow is covering the laptop's ventilation holes. And it's even stated in the user manual: Do not push objects into the ventilation openings. The exhaust is the screen hinge, but the intake is most likely all the ...


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Are you sure your table/desk is actually flat ? Did you test it on several surfaces ? If yes, then I'd go to the Apple Store and had it replaced. This is a premium machine and it should be of good factor. I bet the genius will exchange it or have another one commanded for you if you don't have a standard configuration.


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The Booq bags generally have tolerances that are too tight. My iPad with the Apple case didn't fit in their messenger bag that was made for it. Since you didn't set a price I would suggest the City Slicker case from sfbags.com. I would have bought this bag, but I already had a case for my MBA. I have the version of this case made for the PS Vita and it is ...


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if the fan is loud on an older machine it may need to be cleaned or replaced. just have it checked. i did it on my old macbook. now it doesn't make a peep.


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Most people I know of that appreciate the invisible shield type skins go for a sleeve as their secondary protection method. I have seen very nice ones made DIY style from all manner of foam - the more risky a sport, the more padding you can include. It's cheap, light and only as bulky as you need. A simple strap will keep your phone in the sleeve and you ...


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Here is the one I use: Griffin Survivor Ok, it's fat and ugly. But it protect screen, and all the device without interfering with sound quality and others functionalities. The screen protector dont cause any bubble problem. You don't have to remove the case to charge if you use Apple cable. Some cables made by other manufacturer don't fit perfectly. ...


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If you really really want to use the laptop in bed, try a breakfast tray (the things that are used to serve breakfast in bed); they are flat, so they won't cover any ventilation holes and will protect you from the heat. I agree with Michiel, don't use the laptop on your lap especially with pillow that covers the intake holes and exhaust. Also try without ...


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my macbook pro [ aluminum ] fell of the back of my ute onto the road going round a roundabout at 50 km hr and is still going year and a half later , it got a few dents in it but is still going trouble free


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Out of maybe 100 Mac portables at my office over the last 3-4 years, I've only seen three that came back with significant drop damage, and only one of those caused display damage (and even then that was an intermittently blinking screen, rather than any cracks). I am much more concerned with liquid spill damage. That said, the Speck hard cases do seem to ...


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I had a MBP 13" go down in a loosely bundled rack attached to my bicycle. The MBP was enclosed in a Case Logic ~neoprene sleeve. The exposed corner of the sleeve hit the pavement and the friction of aluminum-neoprene-pavement tore out a hole the size of a pencil eraser at one of the corners. The MBP seemed to chiefly slide about 1 inch or so across the ...


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Unfortunately, I don't know that a case meeting all of your criteria exists. It might be time to dig out the dremel tool and DIY. My iPad keyboard solution is to use an inCase Origami Workstation and the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. I don't carry the keyboard most of the time, but it does go into my bag if I think I'm going to be in a fixed location and do ...


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Cases that are cut for specifically the iphone 4s or the CDMA version of the iphone 4 should fit the 4s. Some iphone 4 cases will fit the original (gsm) version of the iphone and the CDMA version (the cut away around the mute button is large enough to support it in either position, basically). These should also be fine. I've got an iphone 4 "bumper" from ...


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The ideal shell will be a custom molded, carbon fiber sleeve that you would drop the phone into (or similar thin case to totally enclose the device) and matching your desired level of bulk/strength ratio. The larger a case, the more rigid it becomes, but at some point, it's too large for your preference. That would be the smallest possibly package and you ...


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Nope, it won't work. Apple disabled the functionality a while ago with an iOS update. It only worked for few months on the first iPad with the Camera connection kit. I tested it on my iPad 2. If I remember well, when connecting an Apple USB keyboard it poped a message that said the connector can't provide enough power ... Probably a fake reason because it ...



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