By Todd Bernhard on Fri, 11/19/2010
There's a new case company in town, and they go by the name modulR. They way they spell and capitalize their name isn't the only thing they're doing that's innovative. The modulR case is really a system or platform which you customize to suit your needs. The first thing you do is pop it into a silicon protective shell, similar to other cases. But the back of the modulR case has four 'nubs' or buttons. You can attach an assortment of accessories using those buttons to turn your case into a desktop stand, a wall mount, or even a shoulder strap case.
I plan to wear my modulR like a "sandwich board" at CES and MacWorld, for two purposes. First, it's an attention getter and conversation piece. Secondly, I will be running a 'guestbook' app so visitors to our booth can sign up using my iPad. I put the shoulder strap through its paces and it's quite secure. It's also very adjustable so you can size it to just the right length.
The case is $49 and that includes a snap-on protective cover, which is good for transport. Add-on accessories are nominal, ranging from $15 for the shoulder strap to $19 for the quick stand to $29 for the slim wall mount, with discounts for ordering as a bundle.
While there are plenty of cases in the marketplace, modulR has carved out a distinct niche with their offering. It's a protective case, a stand, a mount, and a carrying case all-in-one. If you buy the case as a gift this holiday season, you can keep adding accessories for birthdays and other occasions!