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Company: ZeroChroma


Model: Folio Slide

Price: $70

Compatible: iPad mini

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ZeroChroma Vario-Edge for iPhone 5/5c/5s + Vortex for iPhone 5c

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By Nick Guy

Accessories Editor, iLounge ()
Published: Monday, January 13, 2014
Category: Cases - iPhone, iPhone 5 / 5s, iPhone 5c

Along with its Folio Slide for iPad mini, ZeroChroma introduced two new iPhone cases at the 2014 International CES. Vario-Edge ($40) is available in versions for the iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 5c, while Vortex ($40) only comes in a 5c edition. Both incorporate the company's new Flux Stand, which appears to be a big improvement over the already impressive option offered in previous ZeroChroma cases. This stand rotates 360°, and offers a wide range of angles, with no set steps. Vario-Edge is a rubber bumper that includes button protection, with the round plastic stand attached about a third of the way down the back of the iPhone. While highly similar, Vortex offers the added protection of a criss-crossing rubber pattern along the back. Each of the cases will be available in February.


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