iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 iPhone 5 Mix & Match Skin from iCoverSkin – Add even more Style and Protection to your iPhone 5 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:43:34 +0000 Read More]]> iPhone 5 Mix and Match Skin from iCoverSkin 1

The iPhone 5 looks wonderful straight out of the box, however, you may want to give it some protection, add to its looks and still keep the the lightweight and slimline design. If that’s the case, (no pun intended), then a skin may be just what you need.

iCoverSkin have just released a new range of their iPhone skins specifically for the iPhone 5 which allow you to choose between different front and back plates so that you can keep the 2 tone design live and well, although taken up a notch with the range of 10 styles to combine.

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There are two different finishes to choose between, brush or carbon fibre, and then a range of colors to choose from making a total of 100 combinations to customize your phone.

The choices don’t end there though as once you have you skin combinations you can pick and choose which parts to apply and which not to, so you can go from a complete skin covering including front, back and side. Or you can choose the minimalistic look and just emphasize the apple logo on the back of your iPhone.

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The skins adhere very easily and securely thanks to the 3M film that’s used, although it also allows you to reposition them if your initial alignment is not quite accurate enough.

These skins are also made to stick to the iCoverSkins screen protectors to you can fully protect your screen from bumps and scratches without the bulk and weight of a case.

The Mix and Match case will cost you $24.99 but that’s before you use the special 30% discount for our readers that the first 20 purchasers get to benefit from.

How to Redeem the Coupon:

  1. Visit
  2. Select desired products by clicking “Add to Cart”.
  3. When finished, click “Checkout” button.
  4. Provide shipping information and click “Apply” at the bottom.
  5. Select Shipping Method.
  6. Enter the redemption code TouchReviews2 into the “Coupon code” field on the right and click the arrow button.
  7. Use PayPal or Provide credit card information.

Rating: 4/5

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So you’ve got your new shiny iPhone 5 and now you’re worried that the large, beautiful retina display may get scratched despite it’s toughness.

Well I’ve used many of the leading contenders in the screen protector industry including those that use a liquid to ensure a clear and solid adhesion and they’ve always been my favorite. So when I received the Ultra Screen Protector from iCoverSkin which doesn’t use a liquid adhesion method I was skeptical.

The screen protector comes packaged with the lint-free cleaning cloth that is key to successfully applying it and after a thorough clean I was ready to apply it. The screen protector comes sandwiched between two plastic sheets which each have two tabs which conveniently include instructions on how to proceed.

First, you use the tab to reveal the silicone adhesive coating which you can then place down onto your iPhone 5’s screen. The screen protector adheres easily and it’s forgiving enough that it allows you to reposition it if you align it incorrectly the first, second or even third time!

The ability to reposition the screen protector is also key to ensuring that you don’t get any air bubbles stuck under the screen and once I had the screen protector in position I only had a few bubbles left and they were easily removed with a simple fingernail to ease them to the edge and then off of the screen.

Placement of the screen is only one part of what makes a good screen protector of course and the the other is how it looks and how it is to use. Well in the case of the iPhone 5 Ultra Screen Protector from it also succeeds on these two counts also.

More than any other screen protector that I’ve used it truly is an invisible screen and to the touch it even feels good, providing a solid and responsive touch for both a finger and a stylus if you choose to use one.

But here’s the best part. The iPhone 5 Ultra Screen Protector from iCoverSkin only costs $5.99! And that’s before you use the special 30% discount for our readers that the first 20 purchasers get to benefit from.

How to Redeem the Coupon:

  1. Visit
  2. Select desired products by clicking “Add to Cart”.
  3. When finished, click “Checkout” button.
  4. Provide shipping information and click “Apply” at the bottom.
  5. Select Shipping Method.
  6. Enter the redemption code TouchReviews2 into the “Coupon code” field on the right and click the arrow button.
  7. Use PayPal or Provide credit card information.

And while you are saving money on the screen protector you can also purchase a skin as this screen protector is specifically made to be used beneath one of their skins.

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]]> 6 iCoverSkin Bumper Review – Provides Style and Protection [50% off Coupon Code] Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:04:14 +0000 Read More]]>

Bumpers have been an option for your iPhone ever since the iPhone 4 was launched and thanks to the fact that the iPhone 4S uses the same form factor they’ve continued to be used and have even been transferable for those people that have upgraded from one to the other.

This market has been dominated by Apple who have sold theirs for a dollar under $30 in a variety of covers and the Apple bumper in black has always been my go to case.

There is a new challenger for the crown of the bumper market in the form of the iCoverSkin Bumper though and it offers a couple go significant differences to the Apple alternative.

The first one is pretty obvious in that the top, bottom and sides of the bumper are clear allowing the sides of the iPhone to be seen and if your iPhone is wearing a full skin such as the ones that you can also purchase from then that will show through as well, while you still benefit from the protection that you get from the bumper.

The other significant difference is the strength of the bumper which is constructed from a more rigid plastic than the Apple alternative while still providing a snug fit and access to all ports and buttons.

The irony in this case is that in providing such a form fitting bumper for the iPhone it can result in any skin that is being used on your device from being pushed up around the edges of your phone especially if you take it on and off regularly.


The iCoverSkin bumper comes in a choice of either black or white and can be purchased from for $19.95 at present though you can get 50% off of that price using the steps below:

The coupon code is TOUCHREVIEWS. Offer expired Jul 31, 2012.

How to Redeem the Coupon:


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]]> 2 iCoverSkin for iPad: Adds Personality, Style and Protection to your iPad Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:39:39 +0000 Read More]]>
Back in April we reviewed a couple of skins for the iPhone from and were impressed how it looked, felt and the choices you had while purchasing the skins.

Well now we’ve got our hands on a Brushed Blue skin from for the new iPad which will set you back $29.99, unless you win one in the compitition that is detailed below.

The Brushed Blue skin contains both the front and the back of the iPad but as they are two separate pieces you can either use them both or just one depending on what other kind of case or screen protector you are using.

Talking of screen protectors and cases the iPad version, just like the previously reviewed iPhone skin, doesn’t contain a screen protector, and while it can be applied over the top of one it can cause problems if you don’t position it right first time.

With cases though the thinness of the skin means that it should be compatible with most cases and fully supports the iPhone smart cover. In fact iCoverSkin also sell their own smart covers that match the Brushed Blue skin.

Putting the skin onto your device can take a little bit of time, especially if you want great long lasting results. If you’ve done this kind of thing before though there’s nothing really new to the process although I did learn a great tip from the video guide provided by iCoverSkin which you can see here and that was to use the back paper to temporarily prevent the skin from sticking to the iPad while you line it up.

With this tip I was able to get both the back and front of the skin applied first time without the need of a hair dryer which then recommend to back the skin more flexible during placement.

I’m very pleased with the results too, if you have a ‘nude’ iPad at the moment the skin will not only provide protection from nicks and scratches but also provides extra grip too while only adding minimal bulk.

As mentioned earlier if you would like to win one of iCoverSkins iPhone skins you can Like on Facebook for a chance to win one of our brand new iPhone Full Skin (Retail Value $29.99) every two weeks! No purchase necessary.

[rating: 4.5/5]

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]]> 0 LifeProof Case Review – iPhone 4S Accessory Mon, 09 Jan 2012 13:32:27 +0000 Read More]]>

LifeProof Case Review for iPhone 4S: The Only Case You Need

The number of iPhone 4S sold over the holiday period continue to astound  and this can only mean that the numbers of people carrying an iPhone 4S with them continues to skyrocket.

There is of course an inherent risk in carrying around such an expensive investment with you everywhere you go and that’s in damaging it by dropping it, getting it wet, dirty or scratching it with a million and one things that it comes into contact everyday. And this increases if you take part in any activity in which you want to have your phone with you or if you are simply clumsy!

For as many ways that there are to damage your iPhone there are as many cases to protect it and I’ve had many of them. However, whichever case I’ve had I always felt that I’ve still had to protect my iPhone 4S especially from the inherent fear of water damage. This is no longer the case though as my iPhone is now wrapped in in a LifeProof case.

The LifeProof case is like nothing I have ever had, a case that protects your iPhone from drops, dirt, extreme temperatures and most importantly for me water, yes water. I’ve lost a couple of devices via water, one a simple drop out of a shirt pocket into a bowl of water and another via a trip through a washing machine. I also always have my iPhone with me in the bathroom, in the kitchen, by the pool, in fact it never leaves my side so having it in a case that protects it from any potential exposure to water has to be a good thing.

One thing that has put me off of other full protection cases have been the bulk of the cases, this is not the situation with the LifeProof case though as while it inevitably adds bulk it’s the minimum amount required considering the protection it offers.

The LifeProof comes beautifully packaged in a box that both shows off the case itself and all of the protection it offers. The total package contains the LifeProof case, a cleaning cloth and an adapter for the headphone socket which enables you to use your LifeProof with headphones and keep it waterproof and a spare headphone socket plug.

Putting the case on your phone correctly is key to ensuring that it stays water tight and this is covered by a range of videos that are made available to you to watch via the LifeProof website. All the videos are iPhone compatible of course and aren’t very long but are definitely worthy of a little of your time to ensure you do things correctly.

One of the steps that is highly recommended is the thorough cleaning of your iPhone to ensure that it remains both water tight and free from dust inside the case that could scratch the device. This is easily done with the supplied cleaning cloth and then you are ready to fit the case. To be fair putting your iPhone into the case is no different than any other similar full cover case, the only differance is that you need to ensure that not only is the seal around the top, bottom and sides of the case is free from dust, hairs or any other debris but is also fully snapped shut.

The final steps are to insert waterproof headphone plug and the door that allows access to the charging port at the bottom of the case. These two items enable you to fully use the case with the LifeProof case on, removing the headphone plug allows you to fit most headphone jacks while opening the charge port door enables you to charge your phone. Obviously opening both of the access points will deem the case not watertight any more, however LifeProof have thought of that too and that’s where the included headphone adapter comes in.

The headphone adapter screws into the case provides a watertight seal and still enables you to plug in your headphones while the dock extender that can be purchased seperately will allow any 3rd party adapter to connect to your iPhone while keeping your phone LifeProof’d too.

I’ve been using the case for about 3 weeks now and I’ve found no urge to remove my iPhone from my case, in fact the confidence that the case provides allowing me to enjoy my iPhone even more than I used to, if that’s possible! All the buttons are accessible and the built in screen protector works very well, in fact as a former user of an InvisibleScreen I’m impressed with the touch control and feel that I get with the LifeProof screen protector that’s not stuck to the iPhones screen.

In the time that I was using the LifeProof case I have been debating testing the waterproof feature of this case. At first I was reluctant, however after using the device with wet hands in the kitchen and bathroom and also while out in the rain with no detremental affects I decided to take the plunge as I had no reason to doubt the authenticity of LifeProof’s claims.

The videos that LifeProof providers demonstrate the case’s attributes are impressive, however due to my vicinity to a beach I decided that I would have to go a little lower in the production value department, the results can be seen below but are equally as impressive and I look forward to putting my LifeProof to the test further the next time I go on vacation.

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, sports person, have young children or are quite simple prone to clumsiness LifeProof is your only option when it comes to iPhone cases, in fact as soon as you wrap you iPhone in one the only question you’ll be asking yourself is why you didn’t do it earlier.

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]]> 4 InvisibleSHIELD by Zagg for iPhone 4S and iPad 2: Review (Part 2) Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:51:46 +0000 Read More]]>

So it’s been about four days now and I’ve been using my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 with invisibleSHIELD wrapped ever since. The application to the iPad was a little trickier than the iPhone due to the larger real estate and the curvature of the back of the iPad. However, while it took a little extra time to apply the end result was the same, a clear, firm, almost invisible protective covering for both my devices.

Over the next few days the invisibleSHIELD has taken even better hold to both devices and on the iPhone especially both the front and back cover are now like a second skin providing an even better grip and feel to the ‘nude, iPhone.

My iPhone has been through all the usually handling that it usually gets, in and out of pockets, in and out of cup holders, a range of stands and even through the playful hands of my young daughters and the invisibleSHEILD is showing no sign of wear and tear.

Despite my previous experiences with screen protectors the installation of the invisibleSHEILD and the protection that its given to my iDevices I would without hesitation recommend the invisibleSHIELD for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any of the hundreds of devices that they build protectors for. There may be cheaper alternatives out there but with invisibleSHIELD you are getting a lifetime of quality.

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]]> 3 InvisibleSHIELD by Zagg for iPhone 4S and iPad 2: Review (Part 1) Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:42:14 +0000 Read More]]>

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InvisibleSHIELD by Zagg for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Review: I love to take care of my iPhone4S  for two main reasons. Firstly I like the way it looks, especially sans case and secondly I like to keep it in great condition so that I can resell it when the iPhone 5 comes out.

Up until now I’ve blown my way through many, many cases, from the extreme of the OtterBox to the more streamlined Apple Bumper and it’s the later that I’m currently using with a large degree of care to ensure that the front and back remain scratch free.

I’ve purchased screen protectors before but have never been entirely happy with them. This is mainly due to my application of the said protector which has often left my devices screen covered in small, and in some case large bubbles. Needless to say they haven’t stayed on for long.

However, there has always been one screen protector that has always called out to me and that is the invisibleSHEILD by Zagg, it dominate the Internet when searching for such things and in in-store displays are full of them too and not only for iDevices.

After witnessing first had a friends iPhone which was wearing an invisibleSHIELD applied wonderfully by a local store I decided to give it a try myself.

I got in touch with Zagg letting them know that I was planning to review the invisibleSHIELD for my devices and they kindly sent me a couple to review. One for my iPhone and another for my iPad 2.

The plastic screen protectors come with 3 additional items, an instruction pamphlet, a squeegee and a tube of application solution to be sprayed onto the invisibleSHEILD, (note, not the iPhone), to help provide excellent adhesion, placement and minimize those pesky bubbles.

The document provides both instructions for applying the screen protector and installation tips as well so I went about preparing my environment so that I would be ready to apply the invisibleSHIELD.

With a clear table, clean hands, and a clean and switched off iPhone 4S I set about applying my invisibleSHIELD. In addition to washing your hands it is recommended that you spray some of the application solution onto your hands so that fingerprints are minimized. I did that and then removed the protection piece for the back of my phone and dampened it with the solution.

I wasn’t sure how much of a spray was required to meet the guidelines of ‘slightly moisten’ but I covered the protector with enough that it was completely covered but not enough that would cause the liquid to run down or collect in pools.

With the invisibleSHIELD ‘slightly moistened’ I placed it lightly against the back of my device. Luckily for me I got it pretty accurately positioned on my first attempt and then went about using the squeegee to remove any excess water and bubbles. This worked very well although I was careful to ensure that I soaked up any of the liquid that came out from underneath the protector before it got close to any of the buttons and ports.

The pamphlet states that micro-bubbles and imperfections will work themselves out over two to three days but straight away I was pretty happy with the results and so after giving the back piece 5 minutes to set I started to repeat the process with the front piece.

Unfortunately things didn’t go quite so smoothly this time and I found myself having to remove the invisibleSHIELD and re-align it multiple times. Even with this though after squeegeeing out the excess liquid and bubbles again I was pleasantly surprised with the results, especially considering that this was the front of the phone which I would be looking at most often, if not exclusively compared to the back of the phone!

With the phone given a few minutes to ‘set’ I turned the phone back on and with the screen turned on the minor imperfections that should disappear after a few days were already not showing up and the texture of the invisibleSHIELD inself makes the phone feel more secure in my hands that without.

Next it’s on to covering the much larger screen space of my iPad 2, a much bigger task and one which I will return to along with my thoughts after using my invisibleSHIELD iPhone of a few days.

]]> 7 Gelaskins for iPhone 4S Review: Effective Way to Spice up you Phone Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:13:54 +0000 Read More]]>  

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Gelaskins for iPhone 4S Review: If you like changing your iPhone 4S cases on a regular basis but find that too expensive, or you want protection without the bulk of a case then a skin from Gelaskins for iPhone and iPad may be just the solution for you.

Gelaskins offer hundreds of adhessive covers for all your devices but on this occasion I was looking for something to protect the iPhone 4S of my wife and I. The buying process was easy and seamless via, you can either browse through the 100’s of designs or design you own. While I messed around with the design tools I ended up choosing a couple of pre-designed covers and quickly went through the check-out process.

As I’m pretty impatient I paid a little extra for for fast delivery and a few days later the package was delivered in a flat cardboard envelope with my Gelaskins safe and undamaged inside. Needless to say I didn’t wait too long to get them adhered to the two devices.

The brief documentation that comes in the package recommends that you watch a video showing how to apply the skin and so that’s what I did. I watched the video on my iPhone 4S and 3 mins later I was ready to go. The video confirms most things that you probably already know, especially if you have applied something like this before but the 3 minutes is not wasted.

As recommended I gave my iPhone 4S a thorough cleaning before I started to ensure a strong fix to my device and then went about peeling the back piece from it’s backing paper. The skin has raised ridges across its sticky side to allow any trapped air to escape and to allow for repositioning. Only limited repositioning was needed on both the back and side pieces and I was able to firmly push them down and lock them in place pretty quickly. There are cut outs for the camera and side buttons and the all matched up perfectly.

Moving to the front of the iPhone 4S I was a little surprised, and dissapointed, to find that there were just pieces for the top and bottom of the screen instead of one whole piece including pieces down each side of the screen as I don’t feel this gives 100% protection and depending on the design leaves two blank areas.

The two pieces provide cut outs for the Home Button, Camera, Light Sensor and Speaker and while some of the pieces can seem tricky to pull out a trick that is shown on the video is to push down onto the iPhone the piece that you are try to remove and let it stick to the phone and then pick it off afterwards.

Getting the front pieces lined up was a little trickier but it wasn’t difficult and the whole process from beginning to end took no longer that 5 minutes and I was really happy with the results. The final piece of the process was to download the Gelaskins iPhone App from the App Store and get the wallpaper to accompany the given skin. This was easily done and also enabled you to customize the brightness of the wallpaper so that you could have different wallpapers for both your Home and Lock Screens.

The overall appearance is very nice especially with the matching wallpaper and with a few days of heavy use already there is no noticeable wear or tear on the skin. The skin provides a little more grip than the iPhone without a case but not as much as some cases can provide and doesn’t include a screen protector either.

At around just $15 per skin Gelaskins provide a great way to spice up you iPhone and any electronic device that you may have.

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]]> 1 Great Third-Party Alternatives to the iPad 2 Smart Cover Sun, 27 Mar 2011 22:01:33 +0000 Read More]]> Easily the most impressive iPad accessory to be announced with the second-generation device is the Smart Cover – a clever cover with built-in magnets that clings to the side of the device to protect its screen while not in use, and doubles as a stand when it’s opened up. It’s available in both leather and polyurethane, and its most impressive feature is that is puts your iPad 2 to sleep when you close it, and wakes it up again when you open it.

Naturally since its announcement third-party manufacturers have been designing and building their own iPad 2 covers and cases, all of which aim to be just as innovative and magnificent as Apple’s Smart Cover. Here is our roundup of the best third-party cases available right now for the iPad 2 – all of the cases below feature the same auto-wake magnetic feature included in the official Smart Cover:

Miniot Cover – $70

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For me, the Miniot Cover is the most impressive third-party cover to hit the shelves so far. It’s made from a single piece of cherrywood and works in exactly the same way as Apple’s Smart Cover. The only difference is that it rolls up into a loop when you open it up, as opposed to a triangle. Despite this, it still functions perfectly well as a stand, and the icing on the cake is that you can get your Miniot Cover engraved with a personal message.

The Octavo – $59.99

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The Octavo from Pad and Quill is a beautiful case that disguises your iPad 2 as a fancy leather book. It comes in three different interior colors, and hold the iPad 2 firmly in place with a soft bumper. A wonderful ribbon bookmark makes it easy to take the device out of the case, and there are holes all around for access to the dock connector, wake button, switch, and volume controls.
STM Skinny – $39.99Screen shot 2011 03 27 at 22 42 39

The STM Skinny from Radtech protects your iPad 2 all round, but its beautifully thin and lightweight material means it won’t add too much bulk. It’s firm hard shell back means you won’t have to worry about bumps and scratches to the aluminum casing of your iPad 2. It’s available in three colors and is made from water resistant micro ripstop polyester with a micro suede lining.

The Folio 360 II – $59.95

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The Folio 360 II from The Joy Factory is a sleek, sophisticated and subtle leather case for someone who wants their iPad to look nothing more than professional. Open the case up into a stand with a range of viewing angles from 90-165 degrees with a non-slip design that’s comfortable for typing, reading, and even gaming. The Folio’s most unique feature is the ability to rotate your device within the case to use in both portrait and landscape mode – a feature I haven’t seen in an iPad case before.

So that’s our roundup of the most impressive iPad 2 cases available so far. However, it’s still early days and we can guarantee there’ll be plenty more to come. What’s your favorite out of the four cases above? Leave us a comment and let us know!

]]> 5 iPad 2 Accessories: 1080p HDMI Dock Connector & Magnetic Covers in 10 Colors! Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:22:41 +0000 Read More]]> Just after announcing Apple’s iPad 2 at a media keynote today, Steve Jobs went on to talk about some of the accessories that will be available for Apple’s second-generation iPad, including a dock connector that enables HDMI output, and new magnetic covers available in 10 colors.

The HDMI accessory plugs into the iPad 2’s dock connector and provides a mirrored output of the device’s display at 1080p. No setup or configuration is required – you simply plug it in and you’re ready to go – and it supports rotation. Steve says it’ll work with all apps and it’ll be great for teachers, lecturers, businessmen and presenters. The HDMI connector is also home to a regular 30-pin connector, so you can also charge your device whilst outputting to your TV, and will cost $39.

Instead of a new case for the iPad 2, Apple has instead developed ‘covers’, available in 10 colors – 5 of which are made from polyurethane, and 5 from leather – these covers are magnetic and simply stick to the side of your device to protect its screen. Steve said that Apple’s old iPad cases covered up the device’s beautiful design, so these ones just protect its screen with a microfibre cloth lining the inside. When you want to use your device, you simply peel back the cover and fold it around the back turning it into a stand. The cover automatically wakes your device when you open it, and puts it to sleep when you close it. These covers start at $39 for the polyurethane options, or $69 if you’d prefer leather.

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