My relationship with device protection has been a love/hate affair for many years. It all started with my 3rd gen iPod’s silicone case. It fully encased the device in a 1.5mm thick layer of jelly silicone (at a time when silicone was new, novel and predominant), that protected my iPod like no other, but also caught dust like a glue stick and made it impossibly difficult...

Howdy readers, it’s come to my attention that all the cool kids are dumping there TPU and polymer cases for the much more modern look of the aluminum bumper. Taking a tip off the iPhone 4’s metal bumper design, various companies have begun popping out their own take on the Cupertino design and putting it in CNC aluminum form. Now you too can have the stylish...