Featuring 50 great gift ideas in ten categories! You are sure to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list here...
Like most everyone else, I've got the holiday season on my mind. Honestly, there's nothing I love more than a good celebration of family, friends and togetherness. It's the time of year when so many traditions come together in the spirit of love and joy to exchange both good will and gifts of gratitude and appreciation. With the holidays now in full swing, I thought it a perfect time to offer my “Top Ten” list of holiday shopping ideas for that special Apple iDevice lover in your life.
I've streamlined this article in the hopes of making things easy for you, especially if you are doing any online shopping, as this article is rich with valuable links that will provide you with a good variety of options within each category. In fact, you may want to bookmark this page, which features 50 different items in the Top Ten gift categories.
You can use this article as a handy reference guide over the coming weeks; your one-stop, one-click resource for iDevice holiday gifting.
Happy Holidays everyone, and now without further adieu, an iPhone Life Top Ten: Holiday Shopping iOS Guide Guide.
Welcome to my review of the top three rugged cases for the iPad mini that are available to purchase now. While there aren't a ton of heavy-duty case options out there yet for the recently unveiled iPad mini, there are a few excellent choices. This is a roundup of the top three, extreme-duty, rugged cases available for you to pick up for the new iPad mini right away, with no delay! With Black Friday and the official start of the holiday season this week, what better time!?
The iPad mini may be the new kid on the block but it’s already selling like hotcakes and I expect it to be at the top of many a holiday wish list. Every good boy and girl deserves a good protective case for their new iPad mini, especially considering how infinitely more portable the mini is than its larger sibling. Since we will be seeing more iPads out in the wild now than ever before let's take a look at some of the best of the best of heavy-duty, extra-protective cases built to keep our iPad minis safe from harm, no matter where the roads may take us.
You can always count on OtterBox for heavy duty protective cases but also for rapid development of cases following the unveiling of a new Apple device. Sure enough, my iPad mini was just a few days old when I was able to wrap it in a protective Defender case from OtterBox.
Oh how these drop tests always make me cringe just a little, kind of like nails dragged slowly and screechingly down a chalkboard! All the same, I'm still glad that someone’s done it so we can see how well the iPad mini holds up upon impact.
We all love a good accessory bag, something that fuses style and functionality in a way that is comfortable to wear and practical, all at the same time.
With that in mind, I'd like to introduce to you, a company called MacCase. MacCase are the manufacturers of an excellent line of leather carry bags that would suit both the modern, technologically savvy traveler, as easily as the fashion-forward cowgirl/boy type. With their sharp looking leather exteriors the MacCase line of leather iDevice bags give a decidedly modern twist to a classically elegant carryall.
I first got to preview the MirrorCase at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, and again at the New York CES Preview a few months ago, but now it's shipping and I've had a chance to use it firsthand.
The MirrorCase lets you lie your iPhone almost flat and point the camera at your object of interest, and record videos or take photographs.
As good as Apple is, they sometimes leave gaps in their product line or leave out features. This isn't a bad thing, as it allows third parties to fill in those gaps. For example, the iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case are nice and the Smart Cover was certainly innovative when released. But they only do a good job of supporting the iPad in landscape mode.
Here are the final two quick reviews from users who I provided some new cases to thanks to Speck from this past summer. These are unedited. Note that one of them only has a pros and cons from the user. You can find additional info on the product with the web links I have included below. I hope you have find these mini reviews useful.
#1) Speck Handyshell for iPad 2 and 3
“I have recently tried an iPad holder for a young man with many disabilities. He does have a large iPad holder that is screwed onto his wheelchair. It is very big and time consuming to put on.
That which makes something a “great deal” is very relative and subjective.
For instance, for the unrivaled security they provide, I would call the Lifeproof line of iDevice products a “deal”, even though they might be some of the pricier iDevice cases on the market. With regards to quality and protection, the old adage “You get what you pay for.” is often true, especially when it comes to products that claim to be durable and built to last.
When it comes to a quality manufacturer of iPad and laptop bags, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal than a Copper River Bag. First of all, Copper River Bags come with a 100-year warranty! I guarantee you, not many companies would say such a thing about their product. This puts them in league with such reputable, top companies as Eddie Bauer, L.L. Bean, Leatherman and the handful of other manufacturers whose warranties extend throughout the life of their product.
Copper River Bags are nothing short of works of art. Practical, durable works of art mind you, but art nonetheless. Each bag is hand crafted here in America in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Using rugged, full grain leather, each Copper River Bag is built to carry your devices and gadgets, now and for generations to come. Truly, if you decide to invest in a Copper River Bag, it is something that, barring any unforeseen natural disaster, you will likely find yourself leaving to a loved one in your will.
Welcome to the latest in my review series. This time I’m taking on the new IncaseCompact Backpack, putting it through my rugged testing and reporting back to you on my findings.
I really like the company Incase, I've reviewed their products in the past and have felt like they always make quality merchandise. So I was looking forward to trying out the latest Incase iDevice carrier, simply called the Compact Backpack.
This backpack definitely leans more towards the urban adventurer than the wilderness explorer (I'll also be reviewing some of the better rugged, heavier duty iDevice carrier bags too in the coming weeks so stay tuned.) but for the price and for the quality of craftsmanship for the student, business person or teacher to whom it's targeted, this pack is hard to beat!
Best iPad Cases, Reviews: iPad Cases, Covers and Sleeves
When searching for the best iPad cases, covers or sleeves, you always look to find the best that fits your needs. Cases should not only protect your tablet, but it should also show a glimpse into your personailty. Articles like the Go Ahead and Brag, with Braggables.com, can help to illuminate what that is.
While you strive to cover your basic needs, you also look for cases that are practical and safe. The Griffin TechSafe Case for iPad 2 Review is a perfect example of when you simply want an iPad case that will work, while at the same time keep your investment safe. Although, perhaps you don't need a case that is built for trade shows and you only wish to protect your tablet while going through your daily activities or travels. The best iPad cases, like the Piel Framma, can help show one of the possible options that can provide an elegant or simple design. The Maroo iPad Case is another example of practicality meets fashionable. Either way, we are confident that our website will guide you to the best cases, covers or sleeves that you want and need.
Another thought to have when considering what cases or cover you want to buy is whether or not it will fit into your car mount. There are several car mounts that won't allow for your device to be in both the mount and its case. So obviously you will need to make sure that the case is compatible. Or perhaps your will always carry your device and want a cover with a handle. Handles on the back can make it safer to hold, but some may not want the extra bulk. These trade offs can help you to see what kind of cover you may want.
What ever your style may be, you can find more than enough here at iPhone Life.