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Review: HandStands iPad Case with Keyboard

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HandStands sent me over their iPad Case with Keyboard for review. In the package you get the brown case, instruction sheet and the mini USB cable for charging. The product looked pretty decent as I removed it from the package and opened it up. I noted the nice looking stitching around the edges.  As I examined the case/keyboard, I then realized it was almost an exact copy of the Kensington Folio case.



Review Part 2: ZAGG’s ZAGGMate Case with Keyboard

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Here is part 2 of my ZAGGmate review. In case you did not see it, the link below brings you to part one of the review which includes the unboxing, general information, as well as the ZAGGmate video.

 

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-part-1-zagg%E2%80%99s-zaggmate-case-keyboard

 

 



PODSTA because your iPhone just wants to be held

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Ah the life of a reviewer.  Two products arrived today, one in a plain brown paper wrapped box and the other in a cute, rainbow colored cylinder.  Guess which one got opened first? PODSTA makes a cute product worthy of their packaging, and lighthearted web presence.  They even sell t-shirts with their tagline (HOLD ME).



Give the gift of Wikipedia - WikiReader!!

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See my post here to learn why you need a WikiReader (especially if you tech blog). Though it's not directly iPhone related, it is a perfect gadget gift for the geek in your life. You can grab this device now for $99, but if you stay tuned to the WikiReader blog here, you may catch a future giveaway.



iMainGo X Product Review

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There are plenty of cases and speaker accessories for iPods and iPhones, but rarely do you find these two accessory categories combined into the same product. That is what Portable Sound Laboratories' iMainGo X attempts to accomplish.  Read on to find out how well this category mash-up succeeds.

The iMainGo X appears to be designed mostly for iPod Touch owners who spend most of their time listening to audio, but would prefer to do so on the go with a compact, conveniently portable, high quality set of stereo speakers. For that specific market demographic, the iMainGo X will be as close to a perfect match one could hope to find. The iMainGo X essentially turns your iPod Touch into something about the size of two original Sony Walkmans stacked on top of eachother.



Just Mobile Lounge Product Review

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The nice folks at Just Mobile sent me their most recent deluxe stand for the iPhone to evaluate. Read on to find out how well this futuristic-looking iPhone holder designed by the respected Danish design company tools compares to other iPhone stands on the market.



Who wouldn't want a wooden iPhone? JackBacks to the rescue!

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Wondering what to get that special someone?  You know, the guy who has everything?  Well, you can be pretty sure he doesn't have a JackBack because they just became available for pre-order!  JackBacks are custom wood replacement backs for your iPhone 4, available in cherry, maple, walnut or mahogany.  You can have your JackBack laser etched with a custom design for only $10 more than the $89 base price for a truly unique gift.



Review Part 1: ZAGG’s ZAGGmate Case with Keyboard

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 Zagg recently introduced and has available for Pre-Order, two cases called the ZAGGmate. The main difference between the two is one has a Bluetooth keyboard built in and the other does not. I was fortunate to receive a sample for review today of the ZAGGmate with Keyboard, and I am pretty excited about it. As I have been doing on the larger reviews, I have been splitting them up into two. It makes it easier on me. So I wanted to share the unboxing pics and some of the general product specs with you.



Review: Pinlo Xyber Pro iPad Case

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I had contacted a company called Pinlo because I saw they had an iPad case called the Xyber Pro. I thought it was different and unique and was very interested in trying it out. I have been using it for a few days now and it’s a really nice case. As you can see, the case comes in a plastic container. It’s re-sealable, so for the sake of recycling, keep it and you can store the Xyber Pro back in it if you switch to a different case (depending on your task).



Review Part 2: Marware C.E.O. Hybrid for iPad

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Here is part two of my review of the C.E.O. Hybrid case. You can find the original unboxing post and some general pics here:

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-part-1-marware-ceo-hybrid-ipad#comments

This Black folio style case is made of a synthetic material. It is not leather. I do like the general design of this case though.



Review: Powis iPad Case

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Not too long ago, I was reading the accessories Forums on Macrumors and I spotted a post where a few people were wanted to review a Powis iPad case. The Powis iPad cases were released not too long ago. In this particular instance though, the requestor was iCasesOnline.com, who is a company who provides iPhone and iPad cases. They were recently selected to be an authorized Powis seller. I was waiting to see how many people pounced on an opportunity like that. As you know, I love trying out new accessories, so I imagined there would have been a lot of requests. I stopped by the forums the next day and there were no takers yet, so I decided to put my name in the hat and got the opportunity to test drive it.



Review Part 1: Marware C.E.O. Hybrid for iPad

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I just received this review sample yesterday, so I wanted to add some unboxing pics of it. I have been using this since then but not enough to give a full review on. I will report back with part two at a later date with my usage thoughts.



Review: iShine Sleeve

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Here is a product that I think many who don’t like to use traditional cases (so to speak) may find very useful. Take note, as it does not matter if you are an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or even another similar device owner.

 

Enter the iShine Sleeve. There is one for the iPad and a smaller one for the iPhone / iPods. From their site, it’s made of “durable glass-cleaning microfiber.” It’s a case and cleaning cloth in one. The review sample I was sent included the iPad size and the smaller one.



Review: Newertechnology NuGuard Silicone Case for iPad

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This case is made of soft silicone and goes on the iPad fairly easily.  The back has two ergonomically designed grooves. It feels pretty good in the hand and does offer some scratch protection.  But in my opinion, this is where the good things stop.



New ThinkGeek Keyboard Case for iPhone brings some BlackBerry Smackdown!

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Wow...Now, if they could just shrink the iPhone screen so I can barely read it, then I might feel like I was using my BB, but this is pretty killer. Chunky, thumb-friendly, flip keyboard and a protective case all rolled into one, and for $49.95. Nice! You can grab one here, or read on for full press details...



Review: Cyber Acoustics IC-1000 iPad Case / Cover

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I have been using the Cyber Acoustics IC-1000 iPad Case and I can say that I am impressed with it. This case may be ideal for a person who especially likes the Apple case style but wants added features. There are a few similarities between the two but it pretty much stops there. Cyber Acoustics took over and added their own spin on it.



ARK iPhone case not just for a rainy day

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It's a rainy day here in Upstate New York so naturally thoughts turn to building an Ark.  A funky design firm named ARKWHAT has done just that, for the iPhone 4.  Think Motorola Startac if made by Nerf! This chunky but colorful case actually serves several purposes.  You won't lose your iPhone.  If you drop it, you probably will be okay.  There's even a drop test video on YouTube!  And while I wouldn't recommend trying it, it just might float.  But it's not waterproof so don't rely on that.



A modular approach to iPad case design

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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.



Review: NewPCgadgets Smartphone Coasters

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Here is a neat item that I think you will find interesting. NewPCgadgets created a Smartphone Coaster. It's made of stainless steel and has some nonslip rubber at the base. It has the word "Smartphone Stand" towards the base of it. It's a simple idea but I am finding that it's a very useful product. A lot of us keep our phones flat on the desk, counter, nightstand etc. This allows you to still keep your device in the same spot but now you have it at a very functional viewing angle.



Two of my Most Used iPad Photo Add-ons

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Here are two photo related things I wanted to share that I really enjoy using with the pad. I also get a lot of use out of these.  Besides using these for some of my personal images, I use it all the time for choosing and editing my blog photos.

The iPad Camera Connection Kit. $29.00

We already know about this as the product is not new, but I use the SD card reader frequently to pull in my images from our camera. I like that I can also delete the images from the memory card then and there after the import (if I want).



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