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Avivo lets you customize an iPhone 5 case

By Gregg Ellman
Twitter.com/greggellman

A nice addition to the iPhone 5 case world is the Avivo Rail Carbonate case, with some interesting features to let you customize the case on the go. It can be used as a complete package with a hard-shell jacket or add on the rail and/or the frame.

The rail is available in a bendable polycarbonate with a soft touch coating or a military-styled aluminum finish. It fits over the outside edges of the jacket, enabling it to withstand corner impacts of 12 to 14 feet, according to company testing.

If you want the rail on the phone but without the jacket, just put the frame around your phone and add the rail.

Obviously, when you combine the jacket with the rail you’ll get the most protection along with a great-looking and stylish case.

Details: $49.99 for the polycarbonate or $79.99 for the aluminum model. Both are available in various colors. http://avivostyle.com

Portable light and mobile power in one device

Goal Zero has announced the Lighthouse 250 Lantern and USB Power Hub in a joint venture with Eddie Bauer.

The 250-lumen Lighthouse will shine up to 48 hours of bright LED light on a single USB charge. If the power goes out in the field, an integrated top-mounted hand crank can power it back up.

The Lighthouse also provides portable power to charge mobile devices like smartphones, GPS units and tablets.

Details: $79.99, available in the fourth quarter. www.goalzero.com

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