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Review: Speck CorePack-10 for iPad & 10" Netbooks

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In my search to find the perfect tablet friendly bag, I came across the Speck CorePack 10. Thanks to Speck for sending this over for me to play with. What really intrigued me was that I have never seen a bag or design like this before.

Strap: The strap is not remove-able and is sewn to the bag. I was worried that the strap would not be long enough like the Timbuk2 Messenger. Those worries quickly disappeared as there is a lot of strap provided. It’s very soft and comfortable to wear and use.



Review: Speck Dust Jacket case for iPad

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The Speck Dust Jacket for iPad has been out for a while. This is the first time I have had an opportunity to use it. There is no iPad 2 version.

This case is Folio style which is made of Leatherette (made to look and feel like leather) and Polypropylene.



Review: Sena UltraSlim w/ Smart Cover for iPad 2

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The fine folks over at Sena had sent me an Ultraslim leather sleeve for the iPad 2 to test out. This case is compatible with the Apple Smart cover also. The only problem I faced was that I unfortunately do not own an iPad 2. However, disaster was diverted, as my friend Joyce volunteered to assist. The below review is by Joyce, unedited by me.



Review: ZAGGsparq 2.0

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The Zaggsparq 2.0 is the latest external battery pack I was testing out with the iPad. This is also the first battery from Zagg that I have tried.



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.

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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...

 



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.