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Power me up!

11 Feb

Resurgence by OtterboxThe big downfall of an iPhone, and basically every smart phones, is the battery life. It’s built to last … But it’s never enough …
We use our phone for everything nowadays, from GPS direction in the car or while walking, to listen to our favorite music, to play or work on presentations … Basically this thing we have in our hands almost 24/7 is meant to be hungry for energy.

I have an external battery that works perfectly to power me through the day and even more (the Sherpa50 by GoalZero) but sometimes I can’t carry it with me because it’s big and I’m wearing my girlie outfit that matches my girlie purse … I have to dress up

I found the case that allies military standard protection of the phone and also a rechargeable battery (2000 mAh): the brand new Resurgence cover made by Otterbox!

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Otterbox is well known in the protection field of our beloved phones and now enters the world of extra power!

The brand Mophie was the first to capture this market and already offers 3 battery cases for iPhone 5/5s.
. The juice pack helium 1500mAh protective case (up to 80% extra battery life) for $79,95
. The juice pack air 1700mAh (up to 100% extra battery life) for $99,95
. And the juice pack plus 2100mAh (up to 120% extra battery life) for $119,95.
Power is cool, but not at the price of putting my phone at danger when it falls (because it happens).

The Otterbox Resurgence is supposed to solve 2 problems with one case: a high level of protection and extra power at the same time ($99,95).

Resurgence by OtterboxThe Resurgence case is not just a case, it’s a military grade two-piece protection that will protect your phone from heavy falls with a 2000mAh extra battery.

The 4 LEDs on the front of the case show the power status by 25% increments.
The Resurgence comes in 4 colours: black, glacier, teal shimmer and satin rose. I went for the teal shimmer.

ChaseIT because
. It’s a real relieve to have an extra battery when you need juice and don’t want to carry a charger or an extra battery.
. I love it because the Resurgence brings top protection against unexpected fall of the phone …
. And also because for once you can choose colours and not just black

Resurgence by OtterboxThe only downside is the fact that the cable is not the same as the iPhone so now I need to carry 2 cables with me … And that’s a pain. Maybe I’m too picky … But I forgot it home again this morning …

For our info, the iPhone 5 comes with a rechargeable battery of 1440mAh.

What is stronger a pelican or an otter ?

24 Feb

Protect your belongings with waterproof boxes,

Pelican cases promisse to protect your precious belongings from dust, water (some are even 100% waterproof) and shocks. I bought the 1020 model to protect my Airport Express when I travel. It comes with an thick foam on the inside, I chose the see-through lid (easy to see if it’s there or not).

The Pelican cases exist in different colors with foam inside (you can customize the foam inside if needed) or not, with clear lid or not. The opening is easy with one clip.

I was happy with my Pelican case, ready to buy a new one for my 1terra hard drive when I found the Otterbox cases. The Otterbox are easier to find than the Pelican cases.

Same as for the Pelican cases, the Otterbox cases are fit for heavy fights through mud, shock, sand and humidity.
I like the Pelican because of

  • the foam on the inside
  • the easy opening clip
  • and the NiteIze carabinier that comes with it

I like the Otterbox because of

  • the 100%see-through boxes, but no foam on the inside
  • instead of the carabinier, you’ll get a rope
  • instead of a one easy-clip to open the box, you’ll get a two-hard clips to open

The prices range are similar, so no deal breaker here.

ChaseIt or Bchased ?

ChaseIt because it’s a great protector when you travel with delicate informatic hardwares like hard drive, modem … you can also store your jewels if you want or even important paper. The only downside is the weight, protection comes at a price … The weight. Both brands are doing their job, I like the clear boxes from Otterbox but I prefer the opening clips from Pelican.

More infos on

  • Otterbox website
  • Follow Otterbox on Twitter @Otterbox
  • Pelican case website
  • Follow Pelican Products on Twitter @PelicanProducts

That’s how they say Merry Xmas at Otterbox, and I like it !

12 Dec

About a week ago, I placed an order on Otterbox.com to offer my iPad2 a brand new nest: the Reflex Series for iPad2.
I went for this case because

  • it’s light
  • it offers a good protection
  • and it looks great

The Reflex Series for iPad 2 is a 2 pieces case with

  • the back protection slides appart for docking access (I use the regular Apple link so no need to split it open)
  • the back is made of polycarbonate molded with TPE rubber
  • one particularity is the opening at the bottom right of the case that redirects the sound towards me, enhancing the listening experience when I watch my TV shows or listen to radios


  • the front protection is used to protect the front of your iPad (when not in use) but also as a multiple position stand
  • If you dont want to use it as a stand, just clip it on the back of your iPad

When I ordered it, I didn’t pay attention to Otterbox’s offer and I was surprised when I unpacked to see that they sent me complimentary items like the utility latch, a protective screen and a mug. Thank you Otterbox!

ChaseIt or BChased ?
ChaseIt because

  • it’s a great protection for your iPad, that will now survive rought treatments in style
  • that king of protection should be heavier, but the Reflex Series only weights 10,3OZ or 294gr
  • the price is at the top of the range but it’s worth it, because Otterbox doesn’t compromise when it comes to protect your devices (and there’s a discount on the site right now)
  • it’s sleek and looks amazing on my iPad

BChased, if you want a colored and funny case

More infos on
Otterbox‘s official website
Follow @Otterbox on Twitter

Otterbox cases

26 Sep

When it comes to protect your beloved mobile phone, you face lots of options. Silicone vs hard case, full cover vs bumper or even no protection (greedy you;-) … in short, you are swamped with choices.
I went for Otterbox (great little Colorado-based company).
They combine silicone and hard case in a trully strong protection against daily bumps and fall, also, they go from flashy and trendy colours to regular black for the busy businesswomen or men among us.
On top of it, the guys at Otterbox created 4 different types of protections to fit best your lifestyle:

      • the Defender, for hyper-clumpsy readers of you who keep dropping their phone
      • the Reflex, inspired by the crumple zone of car
      • the Commuter, a slim mix of silicone surrounded by a polycarbonate shell
      • and the Impact series, a simple one piece silicone shield

The price range for an iPhone4 or Blackberry Bold Otterbox protection goes from 19,95$ from the Impact series to 49,95$ for the Defender.

When you have identified your “level of protection needed”, here comes the delicated question of style: what colour should I choose ? I picked the “Commuter Series” for my Blackeberry (pink and white) as well as for my iPhone (green and white), because I like the idea of the combination of hard and soft all in one protection.

ChaseIt or BeChased ?
ChaseIt, because

      • It’s a great protection that does the job with style
      • The mix of color helps me not to lose my phone whenever I leave it on the couch or a counter
      • I can stick my QRcode inside the polycarbonate shell, who doesn’t ?
      • A special edition (pink and white) is available and it helps fighting breast cancer (10% of the sales goes to Avon Breast Cancer Crusade). Now, you have an excuse to buy it, you are helping!
      • The plugs (for the wire earphones and the spot to charge your phone) protect my phone from dirt, sand (cool when you go to the beach), …
      • Otterbox protects Blackberries, iPhones,LG, HTC, Nokia and Samsung phones

The downside of it is the price that is higher than a regular protection, but it’s not a regular protection and our pricey phone we have in our hands most of the day deserve a little bit of attention. And think about the price to replace the screen when it’s broken …

More infos on

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