I have been looking for a compact but full-coverage iPhone case for years. The models that have always been recommended to me were bulky and uncomfortable to hold, and I often found myself just using my phone without a case. When I found out that Lander  had created a line that is MFi (Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod) Certified, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. Then I found out that they also launched a line for device cables that had many compelling features of their own; but first let’s start with the iPhone case.

Lander Powell Case

This case if a thing of beauty. These cases drew their inspiration from outdoor equipment found on base camps. Using a steel-strengthening process that has been used for military ammunition canisters and gas cans, Lander has created a line of lightweight and protective iPhone cases that utilizes a folded panel made from TPU and polycarbonate. A raised bezel protects the screen so that if it falls, the screen will never touch the ground. The edges around the case felt comfortable in my hand, and has been ergonomically designed to have superior grip in case of wet, sweaty or muddy grips. One of the most intriguing features to me is the fact that all of these cases are Mil Std-810 certified. That means that these phones have undergone chamber test methods that replicate the effects of environments, and is a test series approved by all departments of the United States Department of Defense. If it’s good enough for them, it’s definitely good enough for any of my off-the-grid travel plans.

Lander Neve Lightning Cable

The Neve lightning cables uses Landers Illumaweave technology that is on the Powell cases. It gets its name from the reflective properties used in Illumaweave, as Neve is Latin for “snow.” I don’t know how many days I’ve spent hunting for my charger. Now I can easily find my charge cable in a dark room. The cord is wrapped in nylon that is woven flat to make it tangle-free. Lander uses Everpull connectors which can take rough use and is built to last.

High Performance & Great Price

These products took years to develop, and after only one trip I have already gotten my money’s worth. The amount of times I dropped my phone is staggering. The Powell Cases retail for $34.95 and the cables are available in black or red and retail for $29.99.

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