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The cool and weird: Apple iPhone 5 cases at CES 2013

The cool and weird: Apple iPhone 5 cases at CES 2013
If you care about phones, CES 2013 for you was mostly about those sweet new 5-inch 1080p smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z, but while Android dominated smartphones with little competition in Las Vegas while Apple was absent, it was the other way around when it came to accessories.

The iEconomy seems to be in perfect health as even though Apple was not at the event, all sorts of companies brought their new accessories and cases for the iPhone 5 and iPad.

Some of them were artistic, others in not so good taste (hello, rabbit fur case!), but all of them were far from the ordinary. With so many case makers out there, it’s really no wonder you have so many clothing options for your iDevice. We’ve picked the best of iPhone 5 cases we saw, and you can take a look right below.

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posted on 11 Jan 2013, 09:04 4

1. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


were those designs made to prevent the phone from bending?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 11:08 1

8. bucky (Posts: 1288; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I wouldn't even attempt to down the iPhone hw when comparing to androids offerings.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 09:07 5

2. SIGPRO (Posts: 393; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


I am sick of iphones, it should die, 7 years of same os, few years same design. It is just a overpriced piece of junk!
In a few years max 5 and iphone will be gone mark my words.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:30 1

7. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


you have to be stupid to think that the iphone will be gone. mark my words.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 05:56

12. iPhone-Junkie (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


yup me too i am sick of iPhone instead of buying iPhone 5 i bought a mind blowing gadget that will be of great use and do lot more than iPhone check here : amzn.to/VxUrYu

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 09:16 7

3. tech2 (Posts: 1762; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Why isnt there a section solely dedicated to iPhone's cover, PA ?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 09:56 6

4. Savage (unregistered)


Meanwhile other OEMS have developed 1080p handsets and this is what Apple had. Gosh they are so behind.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:00 4

5. Fallout09 (Posts: 412; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I am still amazed on the lack of accessories that are manufactured for Android devices. Android controls the majority of the world's smart phone market, yet all I ever see is new cases, docking stations and ect all dedicated to the mighty iPhone. I don’t get it. These companies seem to forget that there are people who don’t want an iPhone but have money to burn on gimmicky accessories.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 13:37

9. remtothemax (Posts: 209; Member since: 02 May 2012)


well, i guess i might point out that apple only ever has two or three extremely popular devices on the market at any given time
it is a fairly safe bet to go in on a phone that will sell in the tens of millions and will be on sale for at least three or four years
instead of like android that has the vast majority of the operating system market, but divides that over hundreds of models
companies make cases for phones, not operating systems
they can't do much when motorola and htc release a new flagship every four to six months creating a huge number of random devices on the market
maybe if android manufacturers took more of the samsung route and released one awesome phone a year, not unlike apple
they might see cases being manufactured and actually stocked
i work in a tech store and people consistently ask for gs3 cases, and so we stock them
the requests for other phones are in the single digits, and i have been working here for like three years
they just appear, and are gone
there is a price for being on the very edge of the cutting edge in a mindless conveyor belt for a slightly larger screen and a slightly faster processor

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 14:14

10. Aeires (unregistered)


If any successful Android OEM would keep the same form factor for three years in a row, you'd see a lot more cases like these.

I'd like to see more Android docking stations. I bought an iPhone docking station and use my CableJive connector to connect to my Cowon and Android phone. People shouldn't have to go that route, I completely agree with your comment on the majority of smart phones, yet we don't see the accessory support.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:15

6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 747; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That maze phone case is sick.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 18:23

11. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


You know, I love the iPhone as much as the next guy (provided the next guy is Larry Page), but don't you think it kind of defeats the purpose of having a thin phone over battery life if your case is making it considerably thicker just so you can play a game with lines of plastic and a teensy metal ball that you could easily download the game for on the phone itself? Some of the ideas people have....

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 04:36

13. MillieT (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Best case I saw at CES was the new Metro case from EDGE Design.

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