A modular approach to iPad case design

There's a new case company in town, and they go by the name modulR.  They way they spell and capitalize their name isn't the only thing they're doing that's innovative.  The modulR case is really a system or platform which you customize to suit your needs.  The first thing you do is pop it into a silicon protective shell, similar to other cases.  But the back of the modulR case has four 'nubs' or buttons.  You can attach an assortment of accessories using those buttons to turn your case into a desktop stand, a wall mount, or even a shoulder strap case.

modulR case modulR case with cover

I plan to wear my modulR like a "sandwich board" at CES and MacWorld, for two purposes.  First, it's an attention getter and conversation piece.  Secondly, I will be running a 'guestbook' app so visitors to our booth can sign up using my iPad.  I put the shoulder strap through its paces and it's quite secure.  It's also very adjustable so you can size it to just the right length.

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modulR shoulder strap modulR hand strap

The case is $49 and that includes a snap-on protective cover, which is good for transport.  Add-on accessories are nominal, ranging from $15 for the shoulder strap to $19 for the quick stand to $29 for the slim wall mount, with discounts for ordering as a bundle.

modulR quick stand modulR quick stand

While there are plenty of cases in the marketplace, modulR has carved out a distinct niche with their offering.  It's a protective case, a stand, a mount, and a carrying case all-in-one.  If you buy the case as a gift this holiday season, you can keep adding accessories for birthdays and other occasions!

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.