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Gearing up for WWDC, thanks to Scosche

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Scosche is one of those rare accessory companies that thinks up new items you didn't know you needed.  They also tend to build a better mousetrap such that you don't want to go back to the old one.  As I pack and prepare for the cross-country trip to Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference in San Francisco, I'm trying to pack light.  No MacBook, just my iPad 2.  I'll bring my Apple wireless keyboard, for lengthy typing sessions, but that's about it.  The iPad's ten hours should suffice, pending nightly recharges, but to be safe I'm bringing the following Scosche gadgets:



Review: Sena Folio Case for iPad 1

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If you recall, I reviewed the Sena Folio with keyboard case for the original iPad back in January. Recently, I have been using the regular Sena Folio case. If you are using an iPad 2, this review should still interest you as Sena has a version of the Folio for that device as well (Although the iPad 2 version seems to have some really nice enhancements made to the stands and where they are placed).

The leather case comes in a cardboard box.



Want Some iPad (1 ) cases for $5.00

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In my search for a particular case for one of my devices, I came upon several iPad cases that are being sold, apparently at a clearance rate, by AT&T, online only.  Scroll down the link I provided.



ZombieBooth:

I saw a press release today for an app called "ZombieBooth." This was a little weird because I had downloaded the app earlier  on my non iOS tablet, as that had a camera on it. There is an iOS version also which works on your iPad2, Ipod Touch 4 or your iPhone which have cameras on it.

Basically, you can see what people would be like if they were zombies. These are not just pictures. There is animation involved. It really is pretty freaky, but it's fun.

The press release is below. You can see what the app is all about. The link below is to the free Lite Version. There are paid versions also.

Itunes link



Powis iCase2: Available for Pre-Order for iPad2

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Back in January and November, I reviewed a couple of the Powis iCases for the iPad. I will throw the links at the end.



Seidio releases ACTIVE cases for iPad 2!

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If you think you should wing it, and not get protection for your hugely expensive iPad 2 device, uh well... I think you are loony! Especially for the people out there that are mountain-biking, scaling tall buildings and similar extreme craziness on their lunch breaks (with the iPad tossed into a backpack). You people need serious protection. Seidio Online has what you are looking for in the new ACTIVE case/cover thingy...read on for full press info...

 



Review: Booq Taipan Slim S

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Last month I reviewed and tried out the Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger bag. While I generally liked it, there were a couple things that I was not fond of. The strap being the major one and the iPad insert being the minor one. I have had an opportunity to use the Booq Taipan Slim bag, and while it’s not a true messenger bag, this bag addresses all these issues.

The Taipan is made of nylon, has a water repellant coating and comes in larger sizes also. This bag will fit up to a 13” laptop.



Guest Blogger: Bear Motion iPad 2 Case Unboxing

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Today's guest blogger is Blaine Moyer. Blaine recently won an iPad 2 case in our iPad engraving contest. After a certain unnamed company (*cough* Incipio *cough*) failed to send his prize, we sent Blaine the Bear Motion Leather iPad 2 Case. Blaine has been keeping his new iPad in a cardboard box while waiting for his new case to arrive. When the case finally arrived, he was nice enough to send us pictures of the unboxing. Congratulations Blaine on your new case.

 



The Toddy Cloth - A wonderful gift!

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Personally, I cut up a microfiber cloth, which I buy at Wal-mart, to use on my iPad and iPhone. But, I certainly wouldn’t give that as a gift.

If you’re looking for a gift, check out the Toddy Smart Cloth. Anyone with an iPad or other electronic devices will appreciate it as being functional as well as very nice looking!



Review: Incase Origami Workstation

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If you use your Apple Wireless keyboard with your device, this accessory may be of interest to you. The Incase Origami Workstation is a combination case and stand. This case was “Inspired by the Japanese art of paper-folding” and “provides complete protection for your Apple Wireless Keyboard.”

The case itself is pretty light and does not really add any bulk. The material reminds of me of the Official Apple iPad (1) Case, but not as soft. It also gets dirty but cleans off pretty easy.



Best iPad Accessories, Reviews, iPad Cases

Best iPad accessories: there's lots to choose from and cases, stands and car mounts are just the beginning. We have the reviews that you need and 
let's face it; the iPad isn't a bargain item.  It is expensive, and it requires protection if you want it to last a while.  To get more value out of your device, however, sometimes you need to cough up a few more dollars and invest in some awesome gear.  That's where we come in.  We don't want you spending your precious money on worthless items. Here are our picks and reviews of the best iPad accessories for 2011.  Read on to find the absolute best gear and best ipad accessories.


Most iPad owners purchase a case to protect their device. The type of case you choose depends on how you'll be using your iPad and how much you want to spend. In this section we look at a variety of the best protective iPad accessories: cases, bags, shells, and sleeves, as well as stands. The descriptions not only include the list price but also the price on Amazon, so that you can get a sense for how much they're selling for through other online retailers.


New audio accessories are constantly evolving for all iOS devices, and starting earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), there were some great ones in action. Most prefer something compact, with good quality sound, and affordability. An integrated app is nice, but not crucial. 

The Bose MIE2i wired mobile headset

 are perfect examples of earbuds that are compact, have great sound quailty and are affordable. They are highly rated for both sound quality and comfort. They come with three sizes of StayHear silicon tips and an answer/end button on the inline microphone. The reviews say the quality of sound is tops. Note that these are standard earbuds - no noise-isolating to block unwanted sound.
 A comparison of these earbuds and other great accessories are in the 2011 Best Gear article.