So I have not added any posts in the last few weeks. December is a busy month for me between work, my son’s school and the holidays. But now I have a bit of a breather so I wanted to add in a few updates (In my traditional long post).
You are probably all aware by now that CES is this week. I have always wanted to go and have never been. I have officially added it to my “Bucket” list. Someday I will go. But in the meantime, there is going to be a lot of web talk, videos, tweets, and blogs about all the cool stuff that manufacturers will introduce.
Here is another unique case that I wanted to try out. I contacted Zerochroma and they were kind enough to send me an evaluation unit. If you are not in the market for an iPad case. You still may also find this interesting as they have the same type of case for other devices. Those include iPhone, iPod Touch and Nano, and Kindle.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.