Buying a premium iPhone (regardless if new or used) means you need to take care of it. Even with the presence of Apple’s revolutionary Ceramic Shield glass found in the newer iPhone 12 and 13 series, they aren’t totally safe from scratches and cracks.
Although there are lot of quirky and classy-looking cases being offered for iPhones, not all of them provide the best protection.
Moshi begs to differ as they offer more than meets the eye.
Lookbook 1: Premium perfection and protection
I honestly don’t know where Moshi got the name “Overture” but my playful mind immediately thought of mashing up the words “overkill” and “couture” — not that it’s a bad thing. In fact, I love how Moshi went all out with this phone case.
My conspiracy behind the product naming? “Haute couture” is equivalent to high-end fashion design where designers tend to create and do high-class dressmaking and sewing. Moshi went “over” the line with a phone case couture. Thus, Overture.
If you’re into stylish cases that offer all-around protection, the Overture is for you. Not only does it have a cover to protect your iPhone’s delicate screen, it features a hardshell frame with military-grade MIL-STD-810G and SGS certification. In layman’s term, this case was tested and proven to withstand drops from all angles.
Also, if you’re a germaphobe, it features a special NanoShield antimicrobial coating to protect you from bacteria and germs. Its weather-resistance coating also comes handy especially if you live in an area with harsher climate conditions.
Speaking of, as the world’s climate condition continues to worsen, we should be vigilant about the products — including the cases we buy. You shouldn’t worry though as the Overture case is made from vegan leather. My point being: the case is cruelty-free and safe from harmful chemicals. This also means keeping it for longer, reducing the overall global carbon footprint.
If you wanted to risk not having the frontal protection and be “wreck-less”, the magnetic leather wallet can easily be removed by snapping it on or off from the main hardshell case.
That way, you won’t deal with leather covers that crease over time — especially when you always use your phone for calls.
While Moshi doesn’t fully-adapt Apple’s MagSafe system just yet, their SnapTo magnetic mounting system is here to save the day. It’s helpful if you already own a Moshi-branded charging mount for car use.
As there’s a continuous rise of contactless payment due to this never-ending pandemic, it makes sense that Overture can store your essential cards and some cash whenever and wherever you go. This lessens the hassle of opening wallets or card sleeves.
Lookbook 2: Altra Slim and stylish
If you’re into stylish cases without sacrificing bulkiness, Moshi’s Altra Slim is your next best bet. This case features a special textured grip made from polyurethane. This makes it more comfortable to hold even with one-hand. It also has soft touch buttons for that better “pressing feel”.
One of the distinct features of this case is the ability to attach and detach wrist traps (which is included in the package btw). Not only it saves your phone from accidental phones upon usage, it also steps up your overall look.
But just in case you drop it accidentally, this case has also passed the MIL-STD-810G and SGS military-grade certification just like the Overture. The case sides have that extra length to protect both the delicate display as well as the rear cameras.
The attachment is also a quick-release strap just in case you don’t want any accessory hindrances when using this case.
How to be a fashion-forward techie?
Flaunting your stylish #OOTDs in this modern age is a must in social media. But sometimes, wearing one color at once might look too hilarious for other fashion-driven individuals.
One thing I’ve noticed from the ever-trendy and desirable South Korean dress code is to always find a desirable “stand-out” element — especially when doing a wardrobe mix and match. What you wear doesn’t necessarily have to be in the same color, tone or hue. What matters more is how the colors of the pieces you wear will complement each other.
That being said, many of us still have our own fashion preferences. My friend, in her pseudonym “Paprika”, specifically chose to pair these premium pink cases with an overall dark #OOTD:
- dark-colored blazer
- floral blouse with hints of blue and pink
- black choker with a silver cross pendant
- silver earrings
- black, glossy boots with gold eyelets and elements
This classy and elegant look goes well with Moshi’s set of premium cases. Most of all, it highlights your phone as your main choice of accessory.
In this house, we don’t totally believe in the notion that being a “fashion-forward techie” means owning a flashy, glittery, or a “gradient-licious” smartphone. At the end of the day, you’ll still a slap a case on it just so you can protect it.
This is why choosing a case that’s stylish, functional, and durable is important in defying your overall look — whether you’re at work, spend celebrations with your loved ones, or even have a night-out with your friends.
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Looks matter, but assurance matters more
That applies either when buying a product, or when you’re trying to be in a relationship.
Jokes aside, just like any other Moshi products, the Overture and Altra Slim have two years of standard warranty. If you purchase one through their website, it’s automatically enrolled to their 10-year global warranty. This means you’re both assured when it comes to warranty and phone protection.
Disclaimer: warranty might not be available if you decide to buy it through distributors or third-party retailers.
The Moshi Overture is being sold at US$ 54.95 through Amazon.com, SG$ 89.00 at Lazada Singapore, and PhP 2,371.50 via an official distributor in Lazada PH. The one featured in the photos is the Luna Pink case variant meant for iPhone models starting with the iPhone 11 Pro Max up to the latest lineup (except for the 13 mini). Meanwhile, the more serious Jet Black colorway is available for the newer iPhone 12 and 13 series.
This case is available in several colors:
- Rose Pink color option is limited to the iPhone 13 series (except 13 mini)
- Midnight Blue is only available for the iPhone 12 series + 13 mini
- Sahara Beige is the most flexible color option meant for the iPhone 11, 12, and 13 series (excluding 13 mini)
- Shadow Black is only for the iPhone XR, XS Max, and 11 series; and
- iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max also offer three other different colors: Blossom Pink, Mint Green, and Savanna Beige.
You can check more iPhone cases and other Apple accessories through:
- US: directly check out www.moshi.com for more info
- Philippines: Power Mac Center, Switch, iStore, iStudio and their Lazada stores
- Singapore: Ante Lazada store
- The rest of South East Asia and India, unfortunately, don’t have many products available.
Logitech launches the Brio 100 webcam, Pebble 2 keyboard/mouse
Today, a webcam is an invaluable piece of technology essential to workstations and gaming rigs alike. If you’re still shopping for a decent camera for your PC, Logitech has a new option for you. The Logitech Brio 100 is an affordable piece that can deliver quality audio and video for your needs.
Despite being a small shooter, the Brio 100 can deliver Full HD 1080p video for your calls. Plus, with RightLight technology, the camera can automatically increase brightness by 50 percent and reduce shadows from your video. You can also manually customize the video through the Logi Options+ app.
Additionally, you won’t need an external mic to pair with your webcam. It comes with a built-in mic already. It also comes with a 1.5m cable, so you can position the webcam in any angle you’d want.
The Brio 100 is available starting September 21. It is compatible with any USB-A ports on Windows, MacOS, and ChromeOS. It retails for SGD 59 and will come in Graphite, Off-White, and Rose.
Pebble 2 Combo
The new Brio 100 isn’t the only thing on Logitech’s slate today. The company also launched the new Pebble 2 Combo, comprised of the Pebble Keys 2 K380s keyboard and the Pebble Mouse 2 M350s.
The Pebble Keys 2 K380s is a lightweight keyboard built for portability. The slim design gives way to scooped round keys for maximum comfort when typing. You can also connect up to three devices simultaneously. You can then easily switch between these devices using the Easy-Switch buttons. Further, button customization is easy with the Logi Options+ app. The battery can last up to three years, too.
Meanwhile, the Pebble Mouse 2 M350s is also built for portability. The lightweight mouse has Silent Touch technology, which reduces the clicking noise by 90 percent. You can also connect it to up to three devices. The battery can last up to two years.
Both the keyboard and the mouse are available in Tonal Graphite, Tonal White, and Tonal Rose. The keyboard retails for SGD 65. The mouse sells for SGD 49.
Finally, the Logitech Pebble 2 combo — which bundles the two devices together — sells for SGD 89. The combo will also come in two additional color options: Tonal Sand and Tonal Blue.
Deep Earth Collection: New PS5 plates and DualSense colors
Launched right after the mid-September State of Play, PlayStation has a new Deep Earth Collection. It features new metallic colorways of PlayStation 5 (PS5) faceplates and DualSense controllers.
The collection introduces three new colors for the DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console covers, all with a smooth metallic finish: molten Volcanic Red, alluring Cobalt Blue, and sleek Sterling Silver.
Sony PlayStation says it is “Inspired by the powerful hues found in the depths of our planet and then elevated with a metallic finish for a touch of sophistication.”
Satoshi Aoyagi and Leo Cardoso from PlayStation’s design team share more about this new offering.
“While crafting this new collection of DualSense controller and PS5 console cover colors, we drew inspiration from the beautiful and powerful hues found in the depths of planet Earth. We elevated the colors by adding a metallic finish for a touch of sophistication.” — Satoshi Aoyagi
“Volcanic Red boasts a rich blazing red tone. Cobalt Blue, on the other hand, presents a deep shade of blue with intriguing hints of purple. Lastly, Sterling Silver showcases a classic aesthetic with a subtle blue undertone.” — Leo Cardoso
Price and availability
The Deep Earth DualSense controllers will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of SGD 107 / MYR 369 / IDR 1,359,000 / THB 2,590 / PHP 4,290 / VND 2,099,000.
Meanwhile, the Deep Earth PS5 console covers will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of SGD 79.90 / MYR 259 / IDR 939,000 / THB 1,890 / PHP 3,090 / VND 1,499,000.
PlayStation noted on their blog that the Volcanic Red and Cobalt Blue accessories will launch on November 3. Sterling Silver will follow on January 26. But the exact launch date and availability for the accessories may vary by region and is subject to change.
Epson reveals 8 new business projectors for Singapore
For meetings and education
Epson has announced eight new additions to its business projector series lineup in Singapore.
These latest products are designed to meet needs in both the business and education settings, providing companies and schools with higher quality video conferencing devices or tools for learning.
The EB-L260F, EB-770Fi, and EB-770F, for instance, display in both 16:6 and 21:9 aspect ratios to complement the content that needs to be displayed.
Meanwhile, the EB-L260F and EB-L210W can cover up to 300 inches in some distances.
The projectors also have a brightness display range of 4,000 to 4,600 lumens, so meetings or lessons can be easily projected across common backdrops or blank surfaces under different lighting environments, without the need to prepare a display area for projector use.
All products use Epson’s laser light technology, for up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use so companies can utilize the projectors’ life for a long time.
Furthermore, Epson’s iProjection app allows users to project up to four devices within the same network. The app can also quickly change the source devices through a remote control function.
The 16:6 projectors have interactive functions as well that support Epson’s Graphical User Interface (GUI). This allows seamless collaboration between people through the display of toolbars on both sides of the screen.
If users want to refer to an existing document while it is projected on screen, the document camera can shift the position of the document on display easily.
Lastly, the projectors can accommodate a smart stick with AC power so organizers do not have to connect long cables for power sources anymore.
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