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Sena Cases for iPad 2

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Back in January, I reviewed the Sena Keyboard Folio for the original iPad, which I really liked.

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/sena-folio-keyboard-part-2-2 

 

While I do not know if there will be a version for the iPad 2, Sena just announced some pre-ordering options on some of their other ipad 2 offerings.

http://www.senacases.com/apple/ipad-2-cases/ 

 

 



SuperTooth DISCO Product Review

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Bluetooth audio products have been on the market for years, though their momentum didn't really accelerate until the commercialization of the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) specification. Devices that support this uni-directional stereo channel streaming audio technology can wirelessly connect to a A2DP-compliant source. While most of these devices are phone headsets, a growing category is high-quality external speakers. SuperTooth's DISCO is one such product. Let's take a closer look at what the DISCO has to offer.

 



Get Cool Earth-Friendly Chargers

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Revolve is a company specializing in sustainable chargers for electronic devices. All their products are manufactured sustainably, and they look and feel really cool. I had a chance to catch up with them at last week's CTIA show in Orlando. Here are a couple of cool products they showed me:

XeMiniPlus $99.99 (pictured above):



Turn your iPhone into a Digital SLR camera... sortof

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We usually write about products you can buy, but the iPhone4 Photography Kit is a concept that's on the drawing board, waiting for your support at Kickstarter.com.  The kit is a slider case in three parts, plus an optional neckstrap.  The left and right parts slide together and are sealed by a locking ring.  The end result looks like a digital SLR with the ring resembling the camera lens.  Actual photos are still taken with the iPhone 4's built-in camera.  White and black are planned with potentially five additional colors if the project takes off.



Review: V-Moda Remix Remote Headphones

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The Remix Remote is another headphone I just finished using. These all metal constructed headphones which come with Kevlar reinforced cabling as well as a built in microphone and remote. This set comes with all kinds of goodies.



STM Skinny for iPad 2

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STM has come out with their new "Skinny" case for iPad2. You can get all the detail of case in the link. They even integrated the on/off magnets in it.

Unfortunately, there will not be a similar case for the iPad 1 (I really like the looks of this one).

Product Page:

http://stmbags.com/catalog/bags-for-ipad/skinny-ipad2/ 

 



Discount Code - Pogo Sketch and Fling @ Ten One Design

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Montclair, NJ (March 22, 2011)    Ten One Design   ,  creator of the first capacitive touc



Apple Smart Cover on iPad 1?

Smart Cover for iPad 1 from Studio Neat on Vimeo.

This is kind of neat. I spotted this video on Facebook today. 

 

 



Review: The Pad Strap

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If you like using your iPad with no case it, then this accessory may be for you. The Pad Strap is a hand strap for your iPad. It secures onto the back of your device. The strap is made of two leather pockets with strong elastic in the middle. The leather pockets go over two of the iPad corners. You can use this is portrait or landscape mode.

 

The elastic is a tight fit on the device which is good.



Review: The Toddy

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We all love our gadgets but one of the things we despise is the fingerprints and smudges that are left on them. It’s a never ending battle to keep our little guys clean. Chances are you probably have a few or more microfiber cloths lying around. Some of them are nice and some are pretty cheap. Recently, I got to try out a new microfiber cloth called the “Toddy.”

It’s a very stylish 5”x7” cleaning cloth. But don’t let the pretty looks fool you. This guy can clean. The specs below tell you what this is made of.



Review: RichardSolo 9000 mAh Mobile Charger

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Richard Solo introduced another backup battery to their lineup, which is their 9000mAh Mobile Charger. There is enough power in this bad boy to give almost a 100% charge to your iPad or increase the amount of hours you can use your iPhone or iPod. According to their specs as it relates to the iPhone/iPod “the Mobile Charger can increase your movie viewing or Internet browsing time from 5-6 hours to 68 hours — or audio up to 325 hours.” For my review, I am using it exclusively with my iPad.



Pad Strap for iPad

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Is your iPad too slippery? Are you afraid it will fall out of your hands, but you like the “naked” look? Try the Pad Strap.

The Pad Strap, made of two leather “pockets” and an elastic strap, hooks over two opposite corners. This provides a secure way to hold your iPad without keeping it in a case.

I like the idea. It works well and feels fairly secure. I’m not sure if the elastic will stretch out over time, but it appears fairly stable. It doesn’t add weight and doesn’t get in the way.



PhatPad updated to 1.2 for iPad

 

New Features include*

- The new Folders feature, which allows users to organize their documents in
the folder hierarchy.
- Search all PhatPad documents for characters or words.
- File sharing feature now allows users to specify the remote access
password.
- Support for background playback and recording for voice notes and the
remote control.

 www.phatware.com/phatpad  

 

* Source: Phatware.com

 

 



Review: Joby GorillaMobile Ori for iPad

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The GorillaMobile Ori case is a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate with a design inspired by origami. At first glance, it opens up folio style. The inside cover has a soft protective material that will not scratch your screen. The iPad itself slips into a white hard shell case which has rubbery silicone on the edges.



5 Stars for Portability - Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard

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What I like:

It folds in half and stores in a nifty case, which makes it very convenient for me to carry it in my purse. I’m not sure that would be a benefit for men unless they carry their iPad in a large case, backpack or a “man” bag. But for me, it’s great. The Apple keyboard took up more room in my purse.

It uses 2 AAA batteries. I’d rather carry two extra batteries in my purse than a charger. Again, it’s the bulk issue.



ZAGGmate for iPad 2 is availbale for Pre-Order

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Pre-orders are being taken for the ZAGGmate for iPad 2. Head over to Zagg.com to do that.

You can also check out the review I did on the Zaggmate for iPad 1 in the below link

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-part-2-zagg%E2%80%99s-zaggmate-case-keyboard 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Richard Solo Battery Deal

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Richard Solo has a great deal going on this week for their 1200 MAh backup battery with flashlight, for iphone and iPod.

(Please note: this deal expired on March 14th, 2011, but you can still purchase through the link below)

"To obtain the discounted price for this week’s special offer, you must enter the code word "hot" in the coupon code box (then hit APPLY) during checkout."



Fabrix Sleeves

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If you are looking for protection for your new iPad 2 that can be used with Apple Smart Case, Fabrix may have a solution for you with their sleeves.

http://www.fabrixcases.com/products/ipad-2

Cindy Downes reviewed their sleeve last year which can be found in the below link.

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/2884/fabrix-sleeve-ipad-good-first-case-im-looking-more

These sleeves are compatible with both iPad versions.

You can also check out my past Fabrix Bookle



iPad 1 & 2 Accessories

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Over the past year, I got to play with a lot of iPad Accessories. While I will not be getting the iPad 2 in the near future, I thought I would put a list together of the accessories I reviewed that should also work with the iPad 2 out of the box.



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