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Rimowa iPhone cases are a thing and they look too cute

Looking just like the luggage!

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World-famous travel brand Rimowa’s new product looks exactly like the classic luggage they’re known for, except, it won’t really fit any of your travel essentials. Introducing: Rimowa iPhone cases!

Don’t they look awesome? Sporting that signature aluminum groove, these cases are designed to look exactly like your favorite carry-on. Of course, Rimowa makes sure it doesn’t only look good: The cases are also lined with shockproof TPU to ensure your handset is always protected.

Aside from silver, it also comes in a very pretty rose shade. Unfortunately for Android users, they’re only made for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max — at least, that’s what the Rimowa website listing shows. These cases don’t come cheap with each retailing for US$ 100. It is, however, unknown if they come with the same five-year warranty that the brand gives all their luggage.

The bottom line is: This case is totally going to protect your iPhone and complete your travel look!

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Sony’s WI-1000XM2 joins their noise cancelling lineup

A new superb option

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Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones are one of, if not the best in the market right now and today they’re adding another option to that already amazing lineup. Joining the WH-1000XM3 and WF-1000XM3 is the WI-1000XM2 — a neckband headphone.

Curiously, Sony didn’t skip the number two unlike what they did with the WF-series. Which just goes to show that the company has a looooong way to go in terms of properly naming their devices. However, that’s about the only knock on Sony’s headphones.

Noise cancelling excellence

The WI-1000XM2 will also be equipped with Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. If the performance of the WH-1000XM3 and WF-1000XM3 are any indication, this means we’re again getting perhaps the best noise cancelling tech you can buy right now.

The neckband headphone is also promising the same quality of sound as its sibling with its HD Hybrid Driver System which includes a 9mm dynamic driver and Balanced Armature driver. It also has Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HXTM) that upscales compressed digital music files including MP3 formats, to bring you closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio.

It’s also equipped with the same bells and whistles found on its siblings like support for Google Assistant and Adaptive Sound Control.

Designed for comfort

The neckband is made of silicone for flexible fitiing and weighs approximately 44 g. Inside the box you get different options for the earbuds so you should have no trouble finding the perfect fit.

It promises up to 10 hours of continuous play time. When it runs out, you’ll be back up and running quickly as 10 minutes of charging should give you about 80 minutes of play time.

When you need to tuck it away, the magnetic earbuds snap together easily and can be stored inside the accompanying carrying case that can also hold the audio cable, USB charging cable, and plug adapter for in-flight entertainment.

Pricing and availability

The Sony WI-1000XM2 will retail for SG$ 449 (US$330) and will be available at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centers and Sony authorized dealers starting December 2019.

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Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max now available

Extra protection and battery life!

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The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are a huge step up from their predecessors not just in the camera department, but in battery life as well. If you’re a power user or a traveler, the new Smart Battery Cases made for Apple’s new flagships are for you.

The Smart Battery Case not only offers up to 50% more battery life, but extra protection as well through its silicone exterior.

New this year on the case is a dedicated camera button to launch the camera app immediately even when the phone is locked. A longer press allows you to launch and capture QuickTake video.

Charging the case is convenient and can be done either through the Lightning port or any Qi-certified wireless charger.

The Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are available in soft white and black. There’s also a pink sand variant for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. They will retail for SG$ 199 each, and are coming soon to apple.com/sg, Apple Store App, Apple Stores, selected Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers.

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This case turns your AirPods into an iPod Classic

It screams retro

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The iPod was a revolutionary gadget when it was launched. Back then the market was filled with bulky music boomboxes ranging from a Walkman to a simple MP3 player. Apple changed the course of portable media forever thanks to close integration between the iPod and iTunes.

Today, the iPhone combines all legacy music requirements along with streaming via Apple Music. Further, AirPods have been a huge success due to the closed ecosystem and near-native support.

Case manufacturer Elago wants to take things further. Their AW6 case mimics the look of the iPod, complete with the iconic click wheel —  the circular touch-sensitive navigation ring.

The case is made entirely from high-grade silicone. It’s flexible and impact-resistant, and thick enough to ensure that all accidental drops have some level of protection. For AirPods 2 owners, there’s a special cut-out to show the charging indicator.

The case has been deemed an Amazon Choice product and have received some pretty high praise online. Not only does it look funky, but they also deliver a retro-feel to the now-defunct iPod Classic.

Last month, Elago also launched an ‌AirPods‌ case that was looks like the original Macintosh, followed by an Apple Watch inspired case.

Elago’s AW6 Case (iPod Classic) for ‌AirPods‌ is available on the company’s website and on Amazon for US$ 11.99. It also comes in black with a red click wheel.

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