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 |  May 08 2013, 11:02 AM


EK Ekcessories has just released its new Mag Cat iPhone 5 case, featuring a split-six wheel design on the back with removable novelty lug nuts.

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 |  Apr 02 2012, 7:02 PM

Someone finally released a true automotive enthusiast iPhone case. id America created a brushed aluminum case in the style of an engine head gasket that is a must-have for any car guy.

A suede lining also prevents your phone from being scratched by the rugged-looking shell. The case is Available in six different colors: aluminum silver, titanium gray, modern bronze, vintage gold, jet black, and rally blue – all for $29.95. Each case also comes with front and black clear screen protective film, a squeegee to help you apply it, and a microfiber cleaning cloth.

Check out a video review of the id America Gasket iPhone case after the break.

[Source: id America via CNet]

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 |  Jan 16 2012, 6:30 PM

You want your iPhone to stay new-looking and shiny so it looks like you just took it out of the box. But in no time at all, your prized possession is scratched up. How do you keep it looking newer longer? Nissan is working on it – the automaker has been experimenting with a self-healing iPhone case.

Called the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case, this protective covering features Nissan’s self-healing Scratch Shield paint finish, which was developed in 2005 and used on a variety of Nissan and Infiniti models. Integrating the same type of technology as the paint, the Scratch Shield case has been designed to offer a more durable and long-lasting paint coat, and a closely fitting, tight case.

The Nissan Scratch Shield can mend itself after being finely scratched, thanks to the flexible and elastic properties of the paint technology. As well, since the case is gel-like rather than glossy, it is more scratch-resistant and offers a better grip. Plus, the case is made from ABS plastic, which is rigid and robust (and is used widely in the automotive industry). Wrapping it all up, the Nissan Scratch Shield case features an outer ‘paint’ made from polyrotaxane , so if you scratch the coating, the chemical structure bounces back to its original shape and fills in the gap, or in other words, it heals itself.

The Nissan Scratch Shield is currently being tested in Europe, and if all goes well, it will go on sale to the mass market later this year. There’s no word yet on when it will make its way over to North America.

 |  Jun 27 2010, 11:48 AM

It’s time to hit the road, but you don’t have anything keep the kids entertained for the long drive. You don’t have to worry about buying a expensive DVD player – all you need is your iPhone or iTouch and the ingenious SeatBuddy.

The ideal travel companion (it works great on airplanes too), the SeatBuddy can hang from the glovebox or it hooks to your cars headrests with the Velcro. It doesn’t come with any fancy extras, like a built-in backup battery, or a solar charger, but it does give you everything you do need. Made from a safe rubber silicone that is manufactured in the USA, the SeatBuddy is thick enough to protect your phone from getting scratched and bumped, yet is flexible enough to be easily installed.

Invented by an airline pilot who could never find the perfect position for watching movies on his iPhone, SeatBuddy is durable, tough and can be used pretty much anywhere (when you’re not traveling, use it on the treadmill). It also comes with a set Velcro pieces so they can be attached to each other, which comes in handy when you have to use it in a place where the straps are clamped down. You can buy the SeatBuddy on their website, where they go for about $24 – money well spent when you think about the hours trapped in the car with occupied children.

[Source: Oh Gizmo!]