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GreatShield's Bubble-Free Screen Protector

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My experience with electronics tells me that when I get a new piece, I need to make sure there is a screen protector on it from day one.  Trouble is, Apple does not sell screen protectors for the iPad at their retail outlets.  That put me on a search for the best screen protector, but my search just brought up more questions. What’s the difference between those sold on EBay for 99 cents, and those sold through Wal-Mart for 19.99?  My experience with the lower quality protectors is a lot of bubbles on the main part of the screen.



Take the arcade with you, with mobile iCade offerings from ION at CES

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I've been playing with the original iCade for a few months (see original article here), and it's been great fun, but it sure ain't portable.




Well, the folks at ION have come through. At CES, they showed off their new iCade Jr., which brings arcade-style joystick and buttons from the larger model to the iPhone and iPod touch.


 



Take a look at Looxcie, at CES

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I've had my eye on Looxcie (no pun intended) for a while, but the previous model was a bit too bulky.  It's like a Bluetooth earpiece on steroids -- not only does it work as a headset, but it has a wireless Bluetooth video camera so you can play Borg, record, and even stream your vision to the masses.  There are a number of situations where wearing one would make sense... traveling, for instance, or covering a tradeshow, press conference, or sporting event.  I have considered wearing one during CES or MacWorld, in fact, so I could live-blog to our readers!



Tablet Teddy Bears are like Pillow Pets for the iGeneration!

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It was inevitable. As iPads find their way into the hands of kids (my kids inherited my iPad 1 when I upgraded to the iPad 2), we are seeing a whole new line of kid-friendly tablet accessories.




The latest examples are from Dean Designs and include Tablet Teddy Bears, Tablet Pet Pals, and Tablet Bean Bags. They are all cut from the same cloth, so to speak, which is a variety of cozy, stuffed animal style fake fur, with places to prop up an iPad or other tablet.


 



The iPad goes retro with Etch-A-Sketch from Headcase at CES

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The iPad was meant to be turned into an Etch-A-Sketch! With the officially licensed Etch-A-Sketch case, from Headcase, combined with the iOS app, you can wow your friends, classmates, and colleagues. Everyone has thought of it, but Headcase went ahead and did it, for both the iPhone and iPad.


 


You can't help but smile when you see the case. And when you use the app, it all comes back to you. Of course you can shake it to erase it... It wouldn't be legitimate without that feature!



Give your iPad some ballz with iBallz at CES

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I saw the iBallz folks at MacWorld last year, when, true to their name, they were displaying their products guerilla-marketing style... No booth, but showing their products to anyone who would give them a chance. What a difference a year makes, as they had a serious booth at CES and will also be there, officially, at MacWorld.





Integrate your Apple Bluetooth keyboard and Magic TrackPad with the BulletTrain Aluminum eXpress Keyboard Platform

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For all you Mac users out there: Do you have a disorganized desktop? The Aluminum eXpress Keyboard Platform from BulletTrain (available this March) is a clever solution that positions the trackpad below the keyboard, and adds a palm rest.




The Aluminum eXpress Keyboard Platform is similar to an oversized MacBook, but you get a generously sized trackpad and everything is arranged in a comfortable, elegant manner.


 



What's better than going pro with GoPro? Optrix has an idea, at CES!

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I have had my eye on one of thos cool GoPro waterproof cameras that you mount to your helmet.  But at $300 plus various accessories, it was hard to justify.  So while wandering around CES, as soon as I saw the Optrix, I knew I had a solution.  As John Willenborg, the inventor of the Optrix HD points out, you already have a great 1080p videocamera, so why buy a GoPro when you can make a rugged case for the iPhone 4 or iPod touch.



Rokform makes a case for mounting your iPhone, and they're making it in the USA

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It seems as if CES is almost 50% iPhone cases so it must be very challenging to stand out! Rokform has found a way with their Rokbed, a rugged case that has several notable features.




First, there is a lanyard option so you can easily keep your phone on your wrist.



Make your own skins, instantly, on your printer, with iaPeel - Made in USA & Seen at CES

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CES had tons of cases for your iPhone but if you truly want a unique look for your phone, you have to make your own case, by yourself. That's where iaPeel comes in.




Using their design software, for Mac or PC, and your inkjet printer, you print a custom graphic on blank, printable vinyl skins, which are themselves made in the USA.



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