Mercedes Benz and Apple Car Play review, the car giant let us down

Mercedes Benz and its Apple Car Play integration is a disappointment. We are not exaggerating it. Right now Apple Car is available only in A class, W176 model to be honest but the company has promised that it will be bringing it to the CLA, GLA and B class as well. However its release date is tragic as it will be bringing it as software update starting first quarter of 2016 so it sucks to buy a Mercedes right now unless you are into small cars and have nuts on the A class.

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QuestRun makes debut on iOS and Android

QuestRun is an RPG battle like game that is now available at iOS and Android app stores. Priced at 2.99 dollars, it is an addictive, fast-paced, semi-randomized roguelike game where you explore the vibrant and varied dungeons, battle over 60 unique monsters, and play as over 15 different characters in this battle-focused tactical game where you’ll fight to outlive yourself again and again.

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Grovemade Maple iPhone 6 case review, too expensive to recommend

Grovemade is well known brand when it comes to all wood cases but does it really makes any sense to spend hundred dollars on a cell phone case made of wood? Nevertheless here is the review of Grovemade Maple iPhone 6 which retails for 99 dollars.

For $99 you get precise cuttings for volume and power buttons. There is an opening at the bottom for the lightning cable.

So how does the Grovemade Maple case feels in hand? Well it actually feels very good – like wood but we will be lying if we say the fake wood case don’t feel good in hand. In fact they look better too.

This iPhone 6 case consists of two parts – backplate and bumper. The backplate has no cutting for the logo so for those who bought the phone for flaunting that Apple logo will be disappointed.

Grovemade Maple iPhone 6 case review

Here are some features of the case:

Made from Eastern Hardrock Maple
All wood construction using the strength of grain direction
CNC milled
Signature, precision-crafted corner joints
Lasercut actuated walnut power and volume buttons
Hand sanded and hand stained
Phone easily snaps in and out of frame
One piece .070” thick adhesive back plate- leaves no residue (not meant to be repeatedly removed)
Manufacturing process creates minimal waste
Conceptualized, fabricated and constructed by Grovemade in Portland, Oregon.

No matter how good the case is, we just cannot recommend anyone a $99 case that is made of wood.

Review of Twelve South HiRise Deluxe for iPhone 5S and 6

The Twelve South HiRise Deluxe for iPhone 5S and 6 is an aluminum stand that looks like it was designed by Apple. It comes with a lightning cable inside a box to hold your Apple iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s / 6 / 6 Plus or iPad Mini.

It is available in three colors – black, gold or silver so that you can color match it with your iPhone or iPad. A thumb dial has been added so that the user can adjust the rear support for various cases and covers.

Review of Twelve South HiRise Deluxe for iPhone 5S and 6

Here are the dimensions of it:

Height (Front Support): 1.65 inches (4.2 cm)
Height (Total): 3.38 inches (8.6 cm)
Width: 3.9 inches (10 cm)
Depth: 4.8 inches (12.2 cm)
Weight: 0.5 pounds (.22 kg)

Here is video on how to assemble it:

 

Review of Zero Chroma Vario Edge bumper iPhone 6 case

We are normally huge fans of bumper cases and this one is different because it combines bumper with a stand. The Zero Chroma Vario Edge bumper is a case for the Apple iPhone 6. It costs 40 dollars and features a flux stand that allows you to do web surfing and watch videos with ease.

The Vario Edge fits the Apple iPhone 6 curved sides just fine and has appropriate openings for the ports and buttons. It fits perfectly with the company’s arm band and car mount which also makes the Zero Chroma Vario Edge bumper case the most versatile case out there.

Review Zero Chroma Vario Edge bumper iPhone 6 case

There is a lip on the front and stand on the back that keeps the fit of the Vario Edge slightly tighter than other bumper cases for the iPhone 6.

If an Apple iPhone 6 kick stand and bumper case is important to you, look no further than the Zero Chroma Vario Edge bumper.

Review: iPhone 6 Plus Incipio Stowaway Advance

Incipio has updated its Stowaway Advance case for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Priced at 35 dollars, the Incipio Stowaway Advance features a curvy and rubber that is co-molded with plastic.

On the back there is a small compartment that is designed to hold your cash and credit cards.  The package includes a film that protects the metal back of the Apple iPhone 6 from getting scratched.

iPhone 6 Plus Incipio Stowaway Advance review

Its compartment also has a kickstand that allows the user to it as a stand. While Incipio claims you can put three cards, we were able to squeeze only two of them in our tests.

iPhone 6 Plus Incipio Stowaway Advance test

Dimensions of the case: Length: 6.42 in (163.068 mm) x Thickness: 0.17 in (4.318 mm) x Width: 3.24 in (82.296 mm) x Depth: 0.52 in (13.208 mm).