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Contour Design unveils Showcase for iPhone

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Contour Design has announced the release of its new Showcase for iPhone, a case that offers two-layer protection for the iPhone thanks to a combination of shock-absorbing rubber and clear polycarbonate. Features include a hinged door, full access to the iPhone’s touch screen, sensors, camera, and ports, and an included low-profile holster that can hold the Showcase forward or backward in both vertical and horizontal positions. image“The Showcase is our flagship case, and we wanted it to perfectly complement the iPhone,” said Mike Jackle of Contour Design. “This Showcase, like all others in this product line, uses the dual layers of rubber and polycarbonate to perfectly contour to the phone. We met our goal with a case that is strong and stylish.” The Contour Design Showcase for iPhone is available now and sells for $35.

WirelessGround offers iPhone USB Sync and Charge Cradle

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Mobile Accessory retailer WirelessGround.com is now offering an USB Sync and Charge Cradle for the iPhone. The cradle, which sports a black casing with blue LED and an angled, translucent stand, offers features like a built-in Dock Connector, rear USB port for syncing, and an included AC adapter that allows the cradle to charge the iPhone without connecting to a PC. The iPhone USB Sync and Charge Cradle with AC Charger is available now and sells for $23.

BoxWave releases iPhone Charging Adapter

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BoxWave has announced the release of its iPhone Charging Adapter. The smallish adapter comes in black and fits onto the end of most USB chargers, providing backwards compatibility for the iPhone, and diminishing the need for iPhone users to purchase dedicated iPhone chargers. The BoxWave iPhone Charging Adapter is available now from BoxWave.com and sells for $8.

PDO unveils Reviso Premium Leather Case for iPhone

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PDO has introduced its Reviso Premium Leather Case for iPhone. The Reviso features premium black leather, soft interior lining, cut-out access to the camera, power/sleep button, ring/silent switch, volume buttons, speakers, microphone, and Dock Connector, a metal belt clip, screen protector, and one of three colors of racing stripes running down the right side of the back of the case. The PDO Reviso Premium Leather Case for iPhone is available now, and is priced at $30.

Noreve offers Tradition leather case for iPhone

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Noreve has introduced its Apple iPhone Tradition leather case, which features a protective front flap and magnetic closure. Other features include access to the Dock Connector, camera, headphone port, ring/silent switch, volume buttons, SIM card, speaker, and microphone, two business card slots, and a removable metal belt clip. The Noreve Apple iPhone Tradition leather case is available now in twelve different colors and sells for $45.

Pacific Design teams with Chloe Dao for iPhone, iPod cases

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Pacific Design and fashion designer Chloe Dao, winner of “Project Runway” Season 2, have introduced the Chloe Dao Collection, which includes six cases designed for the iPod, iPod nano, and iPhone. The Chloe Dao Nano Wallet features in-case access to the Click Wheel, all ports, and the hold button, interior organization sleeves for ID, credit cards, money, etc., integrated headphone cord management, and a bungee cord strap. The Chloe Dao Contour Molded Sleeve for iPod nano features a built-in Lexan screen protector, access to all controls and ports, a detachable wristlet, and fits first- and second-generation iPod nanos. The Chloe Dao Contour Molded Sleeve for iPod features a sewn-in Lexan screen protector, access to all controls and ports, a detachable wristlet and fits 30, 60, and 80GB fifth-generation iPods. All three cases are available in three different prints — Blue/Red Pinstripe, Retro, and Small Heels — and sell for $20.

imageiPhone cases include the Chloe Dao iPhone Vertical Pouch, which features polyurethane construction, in-case access to the headphone port, a magnetic snap closure, poly-cotton velvet lining, and a removable wristlet. The Chloe Dao iPhone Horizontal Pouch offers the same features as the Vertical Pouch, but in a landscape orientation. Finally, the Chloe Dao iPhone Flip Case features a dual design that can be used with or without the flip cover, in-case access to the device’s buttons, headphone port, and camera, a protective LCD surround steel wire frame, a hidden magnet closure, poly-cotton velvet lining, and a detachable wristlet. All Chloe Dao iPhone cases are available in Blue/Red Pinstripe, Retro, and Small Heels prints — except the Vertical Pouch, which is not available in Retro — and all three are priced at $30.

Vaja adds i-Volution Top, Top SP to iPhone case lineup

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Vaja has added the i-Volution Top Holster and i-Volution Top SP Holster to its lineup of cases for the Apple iPhone. The i-Volution Top and Top SP both feature a holster-style design with a front flap that folds up to protect the device’s face; the Top’s flap is a solid color, the Top SP’s flap features a contrast stripe. The Top and Top SP also offer access to all the iPhone’s buttons and ports, including the headphone jack, SIM card, power button, camera, vibrate/ring switch, volume keys, Dock Connector, speaker, and microphone. In addition, both are available with an optional clip system. The i-Volution Top Holster is available in a variety of custom colors and starts at $70; the i-Volution Top SP Holster is also available in many colors, and starts at $80. [Thanks, Spencer]

Sumajin unveils iPhone Pocket Sleeve

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Sumajin has introduced its iPhone Pocket Sleeve, a simple pocket-style case that offers basic iPhone protection. The Pocket Sleeve is made of a soft neoprene material which provides durability, better grip, and prevents scratching of the iPhone during insertion and removal. The Sumajin iPhone Pocket Sleeve is available in grey neoprene and features one of eight differently colored prints. It sells for $7.

Waterfield Designs announces three iPhone cases

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Waterfield Designs has announced three new cases for the iPhone. The iPhone Smart Case is a thin case that features a smooth outer, rubberized textile grips on each side, and a multi-layered padding system with a high-impact rigid insert and scratch-free Ultrasuede lining to protect the iPhone. Available in six colors, it comes in three styles — Slip for slipping into a pocket, Flap for attaching to a strap, and Clip for clipping onto belts — and sells for $35-$39. imageThe iPhone Travel Case is a larger case, designed to carry the iPhone and its accessories together. Features include custom-sized, padded interior compartments, and self-locking zippers. It is available in six colors as well, comes in three sizes, and sells for $35-$39. The iPhone Suede Jacket is a basic Ultrasuede case that fits snugly on the iPhone and could double as a screen cleaner; it sells for $9. “I wanted a hard case with quick access that would slip easily into my pockets, but look simple and un-complicated,” explained owner Gary Waterfield. “For the Smart Case, we developed an intricate construction process to produce the clean, svelte look the case has.” All three cases are available now.

iSkin revo for iPhone now available

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iSkin has announced that its iSkin revo for iPhone case is now available. The case includes a silicone protector, a touch-compatible privacy film, and a ViSOR, a clear polycarbonate scratch resistant guard that snaps to the front of the case to protect the iPhone’s screen. When the iPhone is in use, the ViSOR can be easily clipped to the back instead. In addition, the silicone material used in the case features an embedded anti-microbial agent to inhibit the growth of microbes. The iSkin revo for iPhone is available in six duotone designs — rah, zarah, mojavi, nighthawk, blade, and diablo — and sells for $40.

iPhone Bluetooth Headset unboxed, support docs appear

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The first Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headsets are now shipping, and unboxing photos have been posted to photo-sharing site Flickr. Of note in the unboxing photos, the iPhone displays the charging status of both itself and the headset when the two are placed together in the Duo Dock, and the headset uses a MagSafe-style connection to connect to the cable or Dock for charging. Apple has also posted a number of support documents covering different aspects of the headset, including how it works with third-party Bluetooth-enabled devices, what the different status lights mean, how to pair the headset, details about auto-pairing between iPhone and the headset, how to find the serial number, how to charge the headset, and a general troubleshooting page. The Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset sells for $130.

iCleaner intros iCloth iPhone Cleaning Cloths

iCleaner has introduced its iCloth iPhone Cleaning Cloths. iCloth is a synthetic Micro Fiber polishing cloth that remove smudges and fingerprints from your iPhone screen without the need for cleaning solution. iCloths are sold in sets of three, each cloth measuring six inches by six inches. iCloth Cleaning Cloths are available now for $10/3 pack.

Prima debuts four iPhone cases

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Prima Cases is now offering four cases for the iPhone. The Leather Book Style Case features a form fit case, a horizontal flap to protect the iPhone’s screen, three credit card slots, two SD card slots, and a magnetic closure. It sells for $35. The Premium Leather Flip Case features a vertical flap, three card slots, two SD slots, and is available with or without a removable belt clip. It is priced at $40. The Premium Leather Open Face features a form fit case, open face design to allow full access to the iPhone’s touchscreen, and is also available with or without a belt clip for $30. Finally, the Leather Lateral iPhone Case features hard-reinforced leather, a fixed, low-profile belt clip, a recessed magnetic flap closure, smooth velvet interior lining, and holds the iPhone horizontally. It sells for $33.

OtterBox working on iPhone case

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OtterBox, known for its waterproof protective cases, has informed iLounge that it is hard at work on the OtterBox for iPhone. The case will feature three layers of protection, and the phone will remain protected at all times, thanks to a patented touchscreen membrane that allows full use of the iPhone’s multi-touch interface while still in the case. All buttons will be protected and useable via pass-through buttons, and the Dock Connector, silent/ring switch, and headphone ports will remain usable through plugs. The OtterBox for iPhone, which is still several months from hitting store shelves, will include a swivel belt clip that provides full impact protection for the screen. Keep reading for larger views of early product renderings.

Black metal rear cover for iPhone appears

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Cellular NationWide Network is now offering an Apple iPhone OEM Metal Black Rear Cover, which replaces the silver metallic rear plate of the phone. Installation of the cover appears to be a lengthy process, requiring the user to at least partially disassemble the iPhone, however, the results of the process do look professional. While the product claims to be OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), the part does not appear to be officially sanctioned by Apple, and installing such a modification will most likely void the iPhone’s warranty. The Apple iPhone OEM Metal Black Rear Cover is available now for $49.

Brown leather, black nylon iPhone HipCases now available

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DLO has announced that it is adding brown leather and black nylon variations to its line of HipCases for iPhone. Both the brown leather and black nylon HipCases feature a horizontal design, with a velcro flap and center notch cut-out for easy removal of the iPhone. While the brown leather version is feature-identical to the black leather model, the black nylon case adds an interior pocket for essential items like credit cards and cash. The HipCase for iPhone in brown leather sells for $35, the HipCase for iPhone in nylon for $30; both are available now.

XtremeMac unveils Onyx, SportWrap, TuffWrap for iPhone

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XtremeMac has introduced three new cases for the iPhone. The Sportwrap for iPhone is a neoprene armband that features full, clear protection for the iPhone’s screen, a moisture-resistant lining, an adjustable strap, and an integrated pouch for storage. It will sell for $30. The Onyx is a black leather portfolio case that features a protectiveimage interior lining, headphone and sleep button access, an integrated belt clip, and a flip-style magnetic closure. It will also sell for $30. The TuffWrap for iPhone is a two-tone silicone case, featuring ridges for a more secure grip, full access to the phone’s jacks, buttons, and switches, and it includes a clear plastic film to protect the iPhone’s screen. It will sell for $20. All three cases will be available in August; pre-orders are now being accepted through the XtremeMac website.

ezSkin iPhone cases to include InvisibleShield

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ezGear has announced that its line of ezSkin cases for the iPhone will include InvisibleShield scratch protection. The ezSkin Slimline for iPhone features a separate removable belt holster, as well as access for all ports, speakers, and microphones. It is now available for $30. The ezSkin Max for iPhone features extra thick corners and sides to provide better shock and drop protection, and gives the user full access to all ports. It sells for $35. Both the ezSkin Slimline and ezSkin Max are available in 4 colors — Onyx Black, Frost White, Cool Blue, and Princess Pink — and include an InvisibleShield screen protector. The ezSkin Edge protects the iPhone’s front and back with InvisibleShield, while the perimeter of the iPhone is protected by the case itself. The ezSkin edge includes a belt holster, is available in four colors, and will ship later in July with a cost of $37.

Vaja adds iVolution Holsters to iPhone line

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Vaja has introduced its iVolution Holster and iVolution Lady Holster for iPhone. The iVolution Holster features a leather outer, an optional clip system, and provides protection for the iPhone’s back and bottom corners. The iVolution Lady Holster also features a leather outer as well as a matching leather strap, and provides protection for the iPhone’s top, sides back, and bottom corners. Both cases access to the device’s screen, headphone jack, SIM card, Power button, camera, riing/vibrate switch, volume keys, Dock Connector, and speakers. The iVolution Holster for iPhone starts at $55 while the iVolution Lady Holster starts at $84. Both cases are available now.

AB Sutton debuts iPhone Simple Slip

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Luxury leather goods maker AB Sutton has introduced its iPhone Simple Slip case. The iPhone Simple Slip is made from kidskin leather with dupioni silk interior lining. The case comes in two styles — with and without a wrist strap — and customers may also add a silk monogram to the outside of the case. The iPhone Simple Slip case is available now in a large variety of colors and with a multitude of different silk linings. It sells for $48 without a strap, $68 with a strap; adding a monogram adds $20 to the price.

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