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The smartphone case that doubles as a photography light can now be used with both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras. Today, LuMee LLC released the LuMee Duo iPhone case with both front and back LCD lights.

The Park City, Utah company says the LuMee Duo is an industry first, adding extra light to both selfies and shots with the rear camera. Both the original LuMee and the LuMee Two use lights mounted on the edges of the phone case, near the front, for better selfie lighting. The latest addition to the lineup, however, uses LEDs on the front and the back, lighting up the scene on either side.

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Compatible with the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus, the LuMee Duo uses a dimmer switch to allow the user to control just how much light to add to the scene. The phone case is powered by a rechargeable battery, so it doesn’t siphon off energy from the smartphone.

With lights on both sides of the smartphone case, LuMee says that the new case creates a light that’s not as harsh as a camera flash — or as prone to produce red eye.

Like the company’s second-edition case, the LuMee Duo uses a stronger shell than the first version, along with textured rubber edges, to allow the light to also offer a bit of protection for the phone.

The company was created after professional photographer Allan Shoemake came up with the idea for the original LED case. “I have always dreamed of producing a tool that allows anyone who is passionate about taking photos to be able to create quality images and videos on their smartphone with beautiful lighting,” he said.

The LuMee Duo will be available through select Apple retailers, including Apple.com, as well as the LuMee website. The latest addition to the phone case line lists for $70, or $80 for the iPhone Plus case.

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One of the best things aboutmore recent iPhones, ever since the iPhone 12, is the introduction of MagSafe. This hardware feature brings about a whole new world of MagSafe accessories— from chargers and battery packs to wallets and phone grips with wireless shutter buttons. OtterBox has a phone case that has a built-in PopSockets PopGrip, but the big problem with that is that you can’t use it with MagSafe. For CES 2023, OtterBox is now rectifying that problem with the new OtterGrip Symmetry Series case, which offers the best of both worlds.

OtterBox is a brand known for its incredibly tough and durable cases and accessories, and that still holds true with the OtterGrip Symmetry Series. The OtterGrip Symmetry Series will have the 3x military-grade standard drop protection that OtterBox’s reputation is built on. And that's all while having a seamless, built-in grip that sits flush with the case, thus working flawlessly with your MagSafe accessories, like chargers and wallets, without ever having to remove or realign the case or grip.

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Will your iPhone 13 case fit the iPhone 14?

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If you've decided to buy the iPhone 14, it's likely you will also need a solid case to keep your new device safe. Even though all of the iPhone 14models feature a durable Ceramic Shield front cover to keep your device safe, it may not be enough to protect your phone from heavy impacts, long drops, and constant scratches.
We've already done the hard work and rounded up the best iPhone 14 cases available in the market right now, and we've also given you a guide to the best iPhone 14 screen protectors for extra security, as well as guides for each of the other new iPhones as well. But maybe you're wondering, "Do I really have to spend money on a new case after buying an $800 iPhone?" or "Can’t I just use my iPhone 13 case?"
We feel you. But the short answer is: for some models. Here's the longer answer.
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The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 look quite similar, and the specs are pretty close in terms of size and dimensions, so it's possible the two devices can share a case. The iPhone 14 is slightly thicker than its predecessor, but the overall differences are minor enough that the iPhone 13 case is likely to be functional enough for your new iPhone 14 model. Some manufacturers are already selling a common case for iPhone 13 and iPhone 14, so if you're migrating from iPhone 13 to iPhone 14, you can keep the old case. Of course, if you feel the fit isn't good enough, you can always invest in a new case.
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Made of aluminum with a laser -tched image of the Millennium Falcon, there are only 1,000 of these cases in existence so getting one may be a challenge. Now that we’ve got one in our hands, we can see if it’s worth the effort. Let’s start with the design itself. The top-down, schematic-style design of the Falcon itself looks great, and has real texture to it. The aluminum under the design has a brushed effect and catches the light in an attractive way.

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