iphone 5 case
When we came up with the idea around the Traveler case for iPhone 5/5S we were inspired by my late father who carried a coin purse with him his entire life. You can read more about that story here from this past March.
Check out our video as well Story of the Traveler Case.
We love bumper case function and the more minimal approach they provide for an iPhone. What we hate is tons of plastic and injection molding. That's everywhere. We really wanted the Traveler case to wrap leather around an iPhone like a cool evening jacket. Like that trusty coat, the cover needed to also be practical.
After dozens of prototypes we arrived at a case that we think fits these passions. Gorgeous full grain leather, stitching and very intricately handmade by our brothers and sisters in Leon. We can even attest to it's drop protection. We have done multiple drops with our iPhones in the Traveler on concrete, some planned and some not so much. The traveler did it's job well and we simply applied some boot oil to the scuffs- good as new.
Check out our Traveler and as with all our products there is a 30 day money back promise.
by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
Your iPhone rings. You dig around in your purse (or your man bag) trying to get it out before the call reaches your voicemail. In one of those Murphy's Law moments when you're fumbling around with your phone after you finally dig it out, your iPhone 5 slips out of your hand and hits the pavement. Does it shatter? Or does it come out unscathed?
iPhone 5 Gorilla Glass
The iPhone 5 was built with "butter fingers" in mind. The iPhone 5 gorilla glass screen is designed to be nearly impossible to break under typical use.
That said, I've seen more than one iPhone with a shattered screen. Although the iPhone 5 is fairly shatterproof, if you run over it with your car or drop it from three stories up, don't expect it to come out in one piece. There is a limit to everything.
After the iPhone 5 launched, the gut-wrenching drop test videos started circling the web. Although it's painful to watch an iPhone 5 get hit by a hammer or dropped from the roof, it's hard to tear your eyes away from the sight, either.
Here's a drop test conducted by iFixYouri. Not until the tester actively tries to break the iPhone 5 by throwing it down on the ground (after dropping it multiple times) does the glass actually crack. The overall consensus from drop tests done on the iPhone 5 is that the 5 has proved much more durable than previous versions.
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Posted: August 23, 2013Categories: iPhone
by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
When there's a new iPhone about to launch, rumors start flying. Some of them are wild guesses. Others are fairly accurate.
The rumor that Apple will be hosting a media event on September 10 to announce the launch of the iPhone 5S and possibly a low-cost iPhone 5C seems to be true, however. The rumor was reported by AllThingsD, which has a strong track record when it comes to making predictions about Apple's next move, according to MacRumors.com.
Rather than using a pattern, PIN or password to unlock your iPhone, the new iPhone 5S will feature fingerprint sensor software that authenticates the user without the need for remembering passwords or patterns.
While analysts predict that the fingerprint sensor will eventually be able to authenticate purchases using your iPhone, they don't believe iOS 7 is currently able to handle anything beyond user authentication with the fingerprint sensor currently built in.
Other upgrades for the iPhone 5S include a 12-megapixel camera, dual-LED flash, a custom A7 chip for faster processing, and iOS 7, which has already been announced by Apple.
Whether or not Apple will discontinue the iPhone 5 after the 5S launches is still up for debate, but Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple will continue to offer the iPhone 5 alongside the 5S and a possible low-cost iPhone 5C.