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The mophie juice pack air in its three color choices

mophie is launching a new juice pack battery case for the iPhone 5. The new model, called the juice pack air, promises faster charging, higher capacity, and a thinner design. mophie even claims that the new case is designed to act as an amplifier for the iPhone 5's speaker. Two weeks ago, the company also launched the juice pack helium, which comes with a lower capacity, as a trade-off for an even thinner design.  Read More

We compare the specs - and other features - of the HTC One and iPhone 5

Three years ago, one of Apple’s prime competitors from the Android side of the pond was the HTC EVO 4G. How times have changed. While Apple and Samsung duke it out at the top of the smartphone heap, HTC’s profits have dropped off the face of the earth. But everyone loves a good comeback story, and HTC is pulling out all the stops with its new flagship, the One. Read on, as we compare it to Apple’s top-selling iPhone 5.  Read More

How does Sony's Xperia Z compare to the iPhone 5?

Every smartphone maker dreams of iPhone-like success, but only Samsung's Galaxy S series has approached the iPhone's popularity. One company hoping to move in that direction is Sony, with its high-end Xperia Z. Does it stand a chance next to the iPhone 5?  Read More

Turtleback's TurtleJacket PentaEye packs four lenses and a specialist lens mount into an a...

We've seen multi-lens attachments for iPhone before, of course, notably the iPhone Lens Dial, but the iPhone 5's change in form factor inevitably ushers in a new wave of such devices. The TurtleJacket PentaEye from Turtleback is among the early runners and riders, and crams in an impressive four lenses to the Lens Dial's three.  Read More

The popSLATE puts a customizable 4-inch E-Ink display on the back of your iPhone 5

The popSLATE is an iPhone 5 case with a difference. Unlike your standard "dumb" cases, the popSLATE won't just protect your phone, but also provides a rear-facing 4-inch E-Ink display that's capable of displaying images, slideshows and even app alerts.  Read More

How do 2012's best smartphones stack up?

In just five years, smartphones have gone from expensive novelties to fundamental parts of our lives. If you're shopping for a new smartphone, the choices can be daunting. How do you sort through the mess? Our 2012 Smartphone Comparison Guide is designed to help you decide which model is best for you.  Read More

How does Google's latest flagship Nexus phone compare to the iPhone 5?

Google is going straight for Apple's throat. In addition to announcing its first direct iPad competitor, the Nexus 10, it's also set to release a new high-end smartphone, the Nexus 4. How does Google's (and LG's) latest flagship compare to the iPhone 5? Let's take a look …  Read More

Apple was gunning for a cash cow with its Lightning connector, but that may be in jeopardy

If you bought an iPhone 5 or iPod touch 5G, then you've enjoyed the perils and pleasures of the new Lightning connector. The tiny port lets Apple make their new devices so thin, but it also creates annoying costs. A Lightning-to-30-pin adapter costs a whopping US$30. Hardware hackers may have saved the day for Apple's customers, as the Lightning authentication chip has reportedly been cracked.  Read More

It's no contest, but the iPhone 5 can help put the Galaxy S3 Mini in perspective

When Samsung revealed the details of its new Galaxy S III Mini, mobile tech junkies let out a collective "meh." Those hoping for a Galaxy S III squeezed into a smaller, lighter body instead got a mid-range (probably low-priced) smartphone. Though it isn't an even battle, let's see how it compares to Apple's latest high-end offering, the iPhone 5.  Read More

How do Apple's newest iOS devices compare?

The iPod touch is a strange bird. The first edition was released just a few months after the iPhone in 2007 as the iPod line's lone multitouch device. Through the years, though, it's become known more as a Nintendo DS rival than an MP3 player. Though kids' gaming may be the iPod touch's claim to fame, the device is almost on par with the iPhone. That point may be more valid today than ever, as the iPod touch has received a long-awaited update - probably its biggest yet. How does the new 5th generation iPod touch compare to its big brother, the iPhone 5? Let's take a look…  Read More

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