Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Case Comparison: Otterbox versus Spigen versus Supcase

The selection of a good case can save many hundreds of dollars in repair bills.  After moving to a new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, I wanted to be sure this thing wasn’t going to break with the first drop.  So I took a look at three of the leading cases which were Otterbox versus Spigen versus Supcase. I took a look at three of the leading cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  Unlike a lot of “Best Case” reviews you will see around the internet, this is a real hands on review of three top cases.  I used each … Read more…

Spigen Tough Armor iPad Mini 4 Case Hands On Review

I always tell people to buy a case for their tablets and smartphones.  Drop it on a hardwood or ceramic tile floor and you will find out the hard way.  My old iPad Mini bit the dust so it was time for an upgrade.  The added protection of the Spigen Tough Armor iPad Mini 4 Case is a welcome upgrade that will likely save my butt from expensive repairs. A small investment in a good quality case will pay for itself many times over.  I can’t begin to tell you how many times I hear horror stories from people who … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Motorola Moto Z

The Motorola Moto Z also known as the Motorola Moto Z Droid in the US is the company’s latest entry in the lucrative high-end smartphone lineup. The size specifications are average for the smartphone universe.  With a 5.5″ AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors display using Gorilla Glass 4 this phone is 6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (very thin isn’t it).  These are important measurements to keep in mind when selecting your mount.  For those with a mount from an older phone, you may find the Motorola Moto Z will fit fine.  Most universal mounts offer options to upgrade your cradle to … Read more…

Phone and GPS Mounts for Round Vents

I used to think that mounting stuff onto a vertical vent was the most difficult of locations.  I forgot about round vents.  You find these in a minority of cars.  Vents are a great place to mount a smartphone or GPS.  It’s right around your normal eye level yet below the spot where a bad guy could see it so the location helps to minimize device theft. So what’s the problem with round vents?  Take a look at the photo.  That’s a Mazda Miata.  They have round vents.  The vents are small and have a little knob in the middle … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus

The Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were both introduced in May of 2016.  Both phones implement a powerful Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.  The Motorola Moto G4 comes with 2GB of RAM and the more expensive Moto G4 Plus has 4GB.  The cameras are decent with a 13MP lens on the Motorola Moto G4 and 16MP Moto G4 Plus.  When you get to these large of MP, I’m not too sure the average person can really tell the difference. With a nice large 5.5 inch diagonal measured screen using Corning Gorilla Glass 3, both phones measure the same at … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the company’s largest sellers ever.  With a respectable 5.1 inch diagonal screen this phone measures 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm) and weighs 5.11 ounces.  These are typical dimensions for a smartphone.  Important to keep this size in mind when selecting a mount.  No custom cradles exist that I have seen, so a universal holder is going to be necessary.  It’s going to need to open at least 2.85 inches, potentially larger if using a case or skin. Speaking of cases or skins, buy a case for your Samsung … Read more…