I am really pissed that APPLE changes always the sizes of phones when they develop new models. Cases, sleeves and car holder must be updated. So I am really happy to get a new sleeve for my 6S by my buddy ALEXANDER VON BRONEWSKI because he normally doesn’t do phone sleeves anymore. Thx AvB for this special thing! The 5S sleeve will be kept in the family for sure. It is so nice to see these tan cognac colored cowhide sleeves aging. Check the pics to compare the new sleeve to the old one. pics | LTG 


Guys it’s a while ago that I got my leather iPhone 5 sleeve handmade by leather artisan ALEXANDER VON BRONEWSKI, but the last weeks i had too much work and there is just less time to do LIFE TIME GEAR. But here are the photos of this great work from my buddy Alex v.B.. Now my “i-Phone-Pad-Collection” is completed. It is about 8 weeks ago I made these photos and the sleeve got meanwhile some nice patina and a smooth grip in daily use. Great! Like the iPad sleeve this one is also made of made of tan, cognac colored cowhide from the south of germany and sewn with waxed twine made of linen. Love it! pics | LTG 


Maybe you say, “Oh no, just another wooden iPhone case” … No, the products from WOODCESSOIRES are much nicer and more “nature touched” than all the wooden stuff i saw before for Iphone and Co: by watching at and touching. Especially the iPad ECOSTAND is an awesome, easy done wooden block which works best. Always a pleasure to put the iPad in it. That’s about the wood they guys @ WOODCESSOIRES use: “After all it’s the nature of our HARDWOOD that creates the beauty. It’s also why we love our profession. It is the base to our daily work. The way it dries and changes with the seasons  how it reacts to tools and traditional finishing is MATCHLESS. Combined with our yearlong experience it turns to something AMAZING. We mainly work with SHIPWOOD wood that is older than our grandparents wood that has seen many seas and from which every piece knows to tell his very OWN HISTORY.” All stuff is handcrafted and made in germany. Also the prices are great. Check their site: www.woodcessories.com . The WOODCESSOIRES range offers stuff for all actual iPhones and iPads. pics | lifetimegear


since the first time i saw the work of NY based JON CONTINO i am a fan of his graphics and designs. this happened, i don’t know exactly, about 3 years ago, when i discovered the CXXVI Clothing site. it was amazing for me because i never saw such really nice and individual hand drawn types and graphic works before. so i was really happy to find these iphone cases with the classic CONTINO motives WHISKEY & CAPE HORN 2 weeks ago. the whale was on my first shirt  i ordered at CXXVI. it got a really rugged vintage look over the years and i still love it from the day on when i took it out of the parcel. the cases look better than they fit. it is hard to get the phone in and out of the case – whatever, they look great and the touch is okay too. and the price is okay! you can order these cases or with other motives and more CONTINO stuff at SOCIETY 6 . shipping to europe is 10 US$. pics | LTG


what a great idea and what a perfect look. i can’t tell you if the sound is really so good as “koostik” describes. so what i like this to all iPhones compatible unplugged amplifier. this is what koostik says about their model ORIGINAL: “The Original Koostik is the result of a year of product evolutionary design and refinement. It is our first passive solid wood acoustic amplifier for iPhone and this now iconic design is in daily use in over 30 countries! By combining two hemispherical sound amplification chambers with carefully designed sound channels it achieves natural energy free amplification of between 10 and 20 decibels. This means an increase of 2 to 4 times the volume! Please note that due to it’s unique design,  the Original does not allow for the connection of your charger while in use with your iPhone. It is a totally “unplugged” amplifier! … Koostik is dedicated to making well designed and finely crafted wood accessories primarily for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. All of our products are designed and made by hand in America … Each piece is designed and carefully hand crafted to create objects of elegance,  natural beauty,  and amazing function …” beside the “ORIGINAL” there are other styles i don’t like so much. check yourself: www.koostik.com  pics | koostik


just 4 months in gentle use, this shitty orange SGP CASE is loosing its first skin and getting ugly – not looking good and rugged but unsightly. by chance i found this quite nice and heavy duty looking iPhone case made of recycled denim. and unbelievable: it costs just 25,- €. you will find it directly at the IKKU® online store or @ amazon. here some facts: made of recycled denim, polycarbonate construction, 20% recycled denim, 80% organic cotton, easy snap-on attachment, durable hard-shell construction with a soft feel, four-corner coverage, contoured skinny fit, precision cut-outs provide quick and easy access to docking connection and other device features, zero-waste design. the denim is raw, unwashed. love it right now, just 2 hours in use. you can get some other denim and canvas colors. a case for iPhone 5 isn’t available yet. pics | LTG