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Case roundup: Apple iPhone XS Max

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Another flagship in for review can only mean one thing - loads more cases to try out and score!

Of course, the iPhone is so popular with accessory makers that there are literally hundreds available, but I've taken a likely cross-section in hand, thanks to the folks at MobileFun, kind people that they are, and also to the folks at EasyAcc.

See Mobile Fun's complete range of iPhone XS Max cases and covers here.
See the EasyAcc range of XS Max cases here on Amazon UK.

In no particular order(!):

Olixar Tough Premium, £30



An inner tough rubber layer and a harder plastic layer mean top protection here, including reinforced corners, but you pay a price in terms of added thickness, around half a centimetre.


Plus - and I have to say this - the steampunk styling does look rather cheaper than the case's price suggests.The textures, faux screwheads and ultra-plastic kickstand are all staples of cases that usually come in at half the price.


Oh well - not a bad option, but your XS Max wi…

Case roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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As usual for my case roundups, I'll cover a variety of styles, with all samples supplied by MobileFun, kind people that they are. See their complete range of Galaxy Note 9 cases and covers.

Note (puns intended throughout!) that I'm going to refer to the phone as the 'Note 9', as do MobileFun. Samsung's stylistic 'Note9' just won't catch on - it looks awful!

In no particular order (and with no winner picked, in that all the cases here are worthy of consideration for one reason or another!):
Spigen Rugged Armor, £18 As usual Spigen's Rugged Armor case is top notch and, if you're in a hurry, then look no further, this is the best in-situ case for the Note 9 bar none:


The matt exterior finish and cushioned interior is the perfect blend of materials and textures. Not too thick, not too thin, and fitting like a glove, as usual for Spigen:


The patterned gloss panels on the back serve to add interest and some extra grip - and the design has been much cop…