Portectorz – Review

On May 5, 2016, in iPad, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by Donny Yankellow

Price: $4.95 U.S. and up depending on type and model


Whenever I go to the beach or pool I usually place my iPhone into a sealed bag to protect the ports from sand and/or water. Portectorz is a simple solution that might allow you to eliminate the need for that sealed plastic bag.

Portectorz consists of silicon port protectors that fit into the lightning port and headphone jack of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. There is even an Airport Express model that includes protection for the Ethernet port. The package I received contained covers for the iPhone 6 and 6s, standard or Plus. It consists of two strips that have the two port protections in one, and also individual headphone and Lightning plugs. The two strips are fitted for the 6/6s and the 6 Plus/6s Plus.

Each item easily fits into the ports and has a snug fit. I don’t see how water or sand would get in through them. They are also easily removed.

The only issue with the Portectorz I see is with cases on your device. Depending on the case you might not be able to use these. The strips can be cut to accommodate cases where the individual plugs will not fit, but it might cause an issue with removing them if they are cut too small. My iPhone case cannot accommodate the headphone jack plug no matter how small I cut it.

However, if your iOS device does not have a case or you case will work these are a fantastic, inexpensive, solution for protecting the ports on your iOS devices. There is even a model for older devices with dock connectors.

MyMac.com Review Rating: 9 out of 10.

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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

I-Sight Dual Light – Review

On September 4, 2013, in Review, by Curt Blanchard

I-Sight Dual Ear Light
Manufacturer: RadTech
MSRP: $14.95
I-Sight Dual

RadTech’s new Personal Illuminator slides comfortably over your ear and contains two very bright lens-focused LEDs for use in the dark: white for general purpose work and green to maintain your night-vision. This model is called the I-Sight Dual. A single light version is also available.


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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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