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Review: Speck Fitted Case for iPad

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The Speck fitted case is a two piece hard shell case. The inside has a nice soft touch to protect your device. The outside has the hard casing, but the fabric adds it owns texture and style.



Ballistic HC gets Mil-Spec certification!

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If you are looking for a seriously tough case for your iPhone, check out the Ballistic HC series. They recently passed MIL-STD 810G specifications (the only iPhone 4 case design to do so). They also have HC cases for BBerry, and HTC devices as well (couldn't find one for iPod touch sadly). This case was one of my top picks in our last Buyer's Guide. Read on for the full press release details on the Mil Spec testing...



iKit AutoCharge - compact, convenient and easy to use!

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Two words say it all – Love it!

The iKit AutoCharge is compact, easy to use and works for the iPad, iPhone, and iPOD Touch, as well as other USB devices. The kit includes the 2.1 AMP AutoCharge, as well as a USB Charge Sync Cable. The device works with any standard 12v accessory outlet. Comes in black or white. $24.95



Review: GNS 5870 MFI GPS BT Receiver

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Global Navigation Systems, (a.k.a. GNS) has created and sells a plug and play Bluetooth GPS receiver for IOS devices. It’s called the GNS 5870 MFI. (MFI stands for Made for iPhone). I’m not a stranger to testing out and using GPS systems but this is the first one I have used for my Apple product, so I am excited to work with it. Even though I have some knowledge of GPS, I am by no means an expert in this area. There are two things I look for though. One, a quick satellite lock, and two, it just needs to work.

There is no jail breaking required. I’m testing this out on my Wi-Fi only iPad. The Nav App I am using is Co-pilot.



ThinkGeek JOYSTICK-IT Now Available!

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Anyone who says this ain't freaking cool, isn't...well, I don't know--cool, I guess. This is pretty darn chilly, and would almost make me buy an iPad. The iPod touch screen controls are about to drive me bananas. Anyway, one of our iPad freaks maybe can get some of these JOYSTICK-IT thingies from ThinkGeek, and tell us if they live up to the awesomeness (at least in the image)...anyway, read on for more PR info...

 



I wanna hold your pad (continued)

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In an earlier article, I wrote about several cases that make it easier to get a good grip on your iPad.  This article builds on that one and includes additional cases that let you wear your iPad on your shoulder or neck. A comparison chart is included for your convenience.



Review: Arkon Headrest Mount & Custom Fit Protective Holder for iPad

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If you are in the market for a vehicle mount for your iPad, here is one to consider during your research. Arkon released a Headrest Mount for iPad (model IPM-RSHM). It is designed to attach to your headrest for the people behind you.

The contents come sealed and protected as you can see in the picture. You receive instructions, the iPad Casing, and the actual mount.



iChair Discount Code for You

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Last month I reviewed the iChair case for iPad (Link Below).



Dual Releases XPS150-Bluetooth GPS Receiver

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Dual recently released a Bluetooth GPS receiver for iOS devices called the XGPS150. I have to admit that it looks kind of neat. I sent their media contacts a request to test drive that puppy, so we will see if I get a response.

If you recall from a post a while back though, I was placed on the list for their original  iPod Touch GPS Receiver.



Verbatim: Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Keyboard

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A foldable keyboard? Hmmm? Can't wait to try this one out. Check back later for my complete review.

Verbatim Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Keyboard



Ohhhh! The Particle case has a new look!

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I just noticed that the Particle case has a new look: It's purple!

LOVE THE NEW COLOR! It also comes in blue and black. My favorite feature on this case is the stylus clip for the POGO Sketch. I use a stylus to keep fingerprints off the screen, and the clip keeps it right where I need it! Read more about this case in the iPhone Life Buyer's Guide.



Review: Speck Candyshell and SeeThru iPad Cases

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The Speck Candyshell and SeeThru cases are not new, but they are favorites for many. I wanted to see why. This review is kind of a two for one, as I thought these cases were very similar to each other, even though they had their own differences.

 



iControlPad to be Released Soon, Gamers to Suddenly Have Less Free Time

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The iControlPad is an iPhone accessory of near-mythical proportions - it's been in development for nearly two years. Multiple delays have plagued the product, but at last, iOS gamers can breathe a collective sigh of relief, as the device's creator, @craigix, has announced that orders are finally going to be taken this weekend. For anyone who hasn't heard of the iControlPad, please avert your eyes to the picture attached to this article. After soaking in the beauty of what your retinas have just observed, read on.

 



2 Cool New Cases for iPod touch!

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Becoming quite the case snob recently... This week I have found 2 great cases for iPod touch (though the iMainGoX shown works also with iPhone, most MP3 or similar devices and not exactly new). The other is the new Trident Aegis series case for iPod (shown below), which I like a lot. Wasn't sure what to think of the iMainGoX with it's bulky, zippered, hardshell design that includes a small stereo speaker set mounted on one side, until I heard  the speakers. Cool, would aptly describe it...



Genius idea - iKit docks while in the case!

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You know what I like about this case besides the fact that it looks cool? I like that you can remove the bottom of the case for quick and easy docking without having to remove the whole case. What a genius idea! More manufacturers should do this!



It looks like a watch, but it’s much more!

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I don't usually review iPod items, but this was too cute to resist! The HEX Watch Band is perfect for iPod nano users on the go. The nano easily pops in and out of the silicone HEX Watch Band, providing protection as well as easy access to all of its controls. Add a headphone cord and you’re ready to go. Listen to music, track your steps, check the time, and more!



Review: SGP Stylus Pen Kuel H10 Series

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SGP offers a stylus called the Kuel H10 Series. This is designed for the capacitive touch screen. The features listed below from their site give a lot of details on this product already, so I’m not going to just repeat them.



I wanna hold your pad #MacWorld2011

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When people ask me what to get the person who has everything, I always reply "something to keep it in!"  So if you or someone you know is fortunate enough to have an iPad, you're probably looking for a case and/or stand to keep it in.  Vendors at MacWorld were happy to oblige.  In fact, there were several products that overlapped each other in functionality that I repeatedly experienced déjà vu!  Here are four such products designed to let you hold your iPad in one hand and/or display it on a stand.  I have included a handy (pun intended) chart that shows the similarities and differences.



Help Kioky Achieve it's Fundraising Goal at KickStarter.com and Score yourself.

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If you have not heard of Kioky before, they are a new screen protector company that has created a revolutionary way to install screenguards. Their product not only includes the screenshield itself, but also their own applicator, which promises to make installation misalignment and stress free. You can check out their site at www.kioky.com

 

Kioky does need your help though.



Review: iChair iPad Case & Stand

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Just last month, a company called iChair launched a case series they call the iChair. The iChair is a multipurpose slider case which also has some extras. They created one for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The folks at iChair sent me the iPad case to evaluate. The first thing that came to my mind when I opened the package was an Incase Slider hooked up with a silicone case. But it’s actually much more than that which I will present below.

I found a video they created in their media kit of an unboxing.



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