Chima Designs iPad Case: The Crucial Case | iPad Cases Blog

Seattle native Udoka Chima started Chima Designs to create bold and innovative products. Their first creation is an iPad Case called The Crucial Case.
A former Mac store employee, Chima avoided the traditional designs and uses of a case in the market today. Instead, he pursued a simple-to-use case yet provides functionality, style and durability (yes, we mean pursued as they got the perfect case only after 15 prototypes).
Why Crucial? Essentially, it offers 5 use cases for your iPad and they say it is your best accessory when you travel. Made from ballistic nylon in Seattle, USA, you are sure to get a top quality and durable iPad case.
The Crucial Case also boosts your iPads functions as it simply transforms your tablet to a plane and car entertainment system. You can use it as a clip-on head rest mount while travelling by land. During plane travel, it can also serve as a food tray mount.
This rugged iPad case is very convenient as it features an adjustable kick stand. Its hand strap allows you to use your iPad grip-free. It also comes with pockets for other small item iPad accessories. Crucial Case has a dual-zipper style of closure for extra protection when not in use.
You can buy Chima Designs iPad case on their official website for $59.95. It is currently available only in black color.
Images courtesy of Chima Designs.
Tags: Case, Chima Designs, Crucial, iPad, Review

modulR iPad Case | iPad Cases Blog

Introducing modulR, a unique iPad case and accessory system that fuses form and function in a whole new way.
The modulR iPad case is an iPad case + cover with extra protection and extra style. It protects your iPad and extends its uses by attaching to an ever-expanding line of accessories. The solid front cover offers extra protection when youre on the go.
You already know that the iPad is everywhere this holiday season. But what if your special someone already has an iPad? What can you get the iPad fan who has everything?
modulR is a great gift thats designed to complement the iPad. This unique iPad case and complete line of accessories allow the iPad to go places no other iPad has gone before.
– Slung across the shoulder for hands and hassle-free use
– On the fridge for recipes and shopping lists
– Propped up as a digital hub in the home or at work
– Attached to a headrest to keep the kids quiet
– Snug one-handed comfort and control
And unlike the iPad, modulR falls into most gift budgets with the Case + Cover going for $49 and accessories from $15 $29.
modulR is currently available with FREE domestic shipping at www.modulRcase.com.
Tags: iPad Case, iPad Cases, modulR

Win FREE M-Edge Trip Jacket and Gecko Guard iPad Screen Protector! | iPad Cases Blog

We are happy to announce our 4th iPad case contest. In this giveaway, three (3) lucky winners will get the following iPad case and iPad screen protector:
1 M-Edge Trip Jacket iPad Case (valued at $49.99)
1 Gecko Guard Premium iPad Screen Protector (valued at $19.99)
1 Gecko Guard Anti-Glare iPad Screen Protector (valued at $29.99)
To enter the contest, you should:
1. Follow @iPadCasesBlog on Twitter.
2. Click the link here to tweet this message: Follow @iPadCasesBlog and get a chance to win a FREE iPad case and iPad screen protector. More info here: http://bit.ly/9XvSnS #iPad
For additional entries, you can do the following:
1. Like iPadCasesBlogs Facebook Page.
2. Subscribe to iPadCasesBlogs YouTube Channel.
3. Subscribe to iPadCasesBlogs RSS Feed.
4. Digg our contest post here.
5. Hit the thumbs up (I like this) button on StumbleUpon.
6. Bookmark our page on delicious.
7. Comment on this post (you can indicate what entries you have done, if you have followed us on Twitter, liked us on Facebook or subscribed on our channel on YouTube & our RSS feed).
We will select the winners on September 2 at 12 midnight EST. Three (3) lucky iPad users will be randomly selected.
For the first time in our contest history, we will not restrict anymore the location of the contestants. Anyone can join!
Below is the description of M-Edge Trip Jacket iPad case on their official website or you can read our review here or watch our video review on YouTube here.
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Also, you can find a writeup on Gecko Guard iPad Screen Protector here or you can read the description below from their official website:
*M-Edge & Gecko Gear gave us a sample Trip Jacket & Screen Protector, respectively, for review and we are now giving it away.*
Images courtesy of M-Edge and Gecko Gear.
Tags: Contest, Gecko Guard, Giveaway, iPad Case, iPad Screen Protector, M-Edge Trip Jacket

Treegloo Handmade Eco-Friendly iPad Cases | iPad Cases Blog

Living up to its name, Treegloo makes environment-friendly iPad cases which are unique and offers distinctive design options.
You have a choice of selecting from professional designs or you can make your own. Each Treegloo iPad case is made-to-order (in the USA) which gives personality to your case and make it stand out.
Made from animal-friendly artificial leather, this UV resistant iPad case from Treegloo uses particular adhesives which are safer for our environment. The padding of the case is eco-friendly as well. The foams applied in the corners of the case are permanently secured to the frame.
Meanwhile, the frame that gives protection to your iPad is made from pine. Every frame is hand-sanded and sealed with organic sealant to give it a shiny finish and avoids from being dried when exposed to the sunlight.
Ebony frames, on the other hand, are stained by hand with an unrefined pigment and covered for safety, resulting in a deep black shade though it still maintains a definite wooden grain. Expect the frames to be precisely cut for ports and buttons plus the paper liners are of top quality.
Treegloo iPad cases offer a unique appeal to your iPad. You can buy the folio case on their official website starting at $35 (for natural frame). You have the power to customize from by picking the cover, liner and the frame itself.
Images courtesy of Treegloo.
Tags: Eco-Friendly, Featured, Handmade, iPad Case, iPad Cases, Review, Treegloo iPad

Dolce and Gabbana Leopard-Print iPad Case | iPad Cases Blog

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, founders of the D&G brand, rises to the occasion as they showcase their fresh brilliant design with their Apple iPad case line.
D&G sneaks out a preview of their Leopard spot loving with a look tremendously pleasant for the eyes of the fashionistas and goes very well with your wonderful device.
Be wild and in style with this case, you can easily slide your iPad and you are good to go. It protects your gadget from various damages and impurities, and it is absolutely the ultimate companion for a precise occasion that obliges some pinch of tamed behavior or lack thereof.
This case is intended for the bold and daring type ladies.
It will be available on their Cruise line 2011 with four locale colors to choose from, brown, yellow, red and green. Waiting game starts now with a price both of us are still pondering. One things for sure though, save some money because D&G does not come cheap.
Image courtesy of StyleList.
Tags: Case, Dolce & Gabbana, iPad, Review

Fabrix Magic Sleeve for iPad | iPad Cases Blog

Fabrix is a Singapore-based company which offers fashionable sleeve for your iPad. Fabrix Magic Sleeve is smooth and radically lightweight intended for added portability.
Be always on the go, effortless to insert in the sleeve and easy to put out. It possesses a fresh internal Pillow Flap design that secures the iPad inside the sleeve to avoid accidental slips. It offers soft cushion padding for additional care contra bumps and scratches.
It is currently available in ten stylish designs namely, Pixelated Camo, Round n Round, Birdies in Pink, Floral Bliss, Love Bouquet, I love Poppies, Houndstooth in Peach, Neutral Pack Wheat, Neutral Pack Charcoal and Neutral Pack Gray. If your taste does not fit any of the ten designs above you can have them make a customized Fabrix sleeve just for you. It will take about 6-8 working days plus the shipping period. Contact them at their official website.
Fabrix Magic Sleeve for iPad is uber trendy and yes it just fits beautifully. You can buy it at their website for $32.90.
Images courtesy of Fabrix.

The iChair iPad Case | iPad Cases Blog

Type, rotate, adjust, view the options are endless with iChairs sleek, new, stylish case it doubles as a lightweight, practical, and durable stand that seamlessly accommodates you while youre on the go.
Whether youre checking your email, updating your Facebook status, or just making a note on your to-do list, youll find this all-purpose iPad stand to be a case you cant live without!
Features
Slip One On: Designed for ultimate sleekness, the iChair achieves what other cases cannot: dual-layer protection along with an ultra-slim design, allowing for sleek portability.
Protect Your Investment: The micro-fiber interior absorbs each impact creating a padded surface for ultimate protection. The polycarbonate exterior shields the iPad from bumps, drops, and scratches while the rubber coating provides an easy grip and velvety feel.
Best Seat in the House: The integrated rotating stand creates multi-view capabilities in both landscape and portrait mode. The adjustable stand also pulls out allowing you to find the perfect angle and position for unrestrained usage.
The Ultimate Multi-Tasker: 2-piece case effortlessly glides on and locks securely in place, while preserving easy docking capabilities and unhindered access for third party accessories.
Touch and Go: Integrated pull out tab for easy typing at a perfect angle.
Includes
Vanity Kit: Comes equipped with a spare slider, screen protector, dust cloth, and squeegee board.
Check out the iChair on www.goichair.com and order one today!

iPad Case Contest: Win TAPE Cork iPad Sleeve for FREE! | iPad Cases Blog

We are proud to announce our first ever iPad case giveaway. In this contest, one lucky winner will get a free TAPE Cork iPad Sleeve from TAPE records.
To enter the contest, you must:
1. Tweet the message below on Twitter:
Follow @TAPErec & @iPadCasesBlog and get a chance to win a Tape Cork iPad Sleeve. More info here: http://bit.ly/cDJpEV #iPadCasesBlogContest
2. Follow @TAPErec and @iPadCasesBlog on Twitter (we will Direct Message (DM) the winner!)
For additional entries, you can do the following:
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2. Like TAPE records on Vimeo and subscribe to iPadCasesBlog YouTube Channel.
3. Comment on this post (you can indicate what entries you have done, if you have followed us on Twitter, liked us on Facebook or subscribed on our channel on YouTube/Vimeo).
We will select the winner on July 14 at 12 midnight EST. The lucky person will be randomly selected.
This contest is open only to US, Canada and Europe residents.
Heres the description of the TAPE Cork iPad Sleeve:
Manufactured in East London, the range is handmade from FSC certified fabric backed cork with a custom stitched edging in a selection of colors. The softness of the natural cork makes it an ideal material for covering electronic devises such as the iPad, personal laptops, MP3 players and phones. In addition the base material is super light weight and exceptionally durable allowing for maximum protection of personal devises.
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I recently had the chance to review the Desk Genie non-slip charging desk stand. The stand isnt an iPhone specific stand, although the iPhone is one of the supported devices in fact, the Desk Genie claims to work with virtually any mobile device.
The stand consists of a plastic base with non-slip feet and an angled cradle with a super sticky rubber pad which you place your device against. The device is kept in place by friction alone. At first, I was slightly wary of leaving my new iPhone 4 in the stand without having a hand ready to catch it, but once I realised how grippy the rubber pad is, I soon stopped worrying. The beauty of this stand is that it will not only work with any mobile device, but it will also support your iPhone in landscape mode.
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Have you recently installed iOS4 on your iPhone 3G only to find that your phone has become unusably slow? Try this quick tip which should speed things up a little bit for you.
Tap Settings, then General, then Spotlight Search. Untick all of the options apart from Apps and Contacts.
You should find that your phone is a little bit quicker!
After a few days of nervous waiting, I finally got my shipping confirmation notice from Apple today to let me know that my iPhone 4 is on the way and will be delivered on Thursday (even though some lucky people seem to have received theirs two full days early!). I decided that this meant it was time to have a look for some kind of case for it.
Ive been using the Incase Slider Case on my iPhone 3GS for the last 18 months or so and Ive loved it, although its starting to show some signs of the constant use that my iPhone suffers: the rubberised coating is about half worn off (I actually prefer the plastic underneath the coating) and there is a crack in the bottom of the case. Id say that its stood up pretty well though for 18 months of constant (ab)use.
I therefore wanted something similar to the Incase Slider Case (which features a removable bottom section to allow you to use the iPhone dock without totally removing the case) for my new iPhone 4 as Im bound to drop it if I dont have a case. I have a Sena UltraSlim pouch which I got for my iPhone 3G which Ill use to protect it until I find the perfect case for my iPhone 4, so Im not in any rush.
Im still looking for the perfect iPhone 4 case, but am thinking of trying out the Marware MicroShell for iPhone 4 as its not that expensive. MobileFun have the widest selection of iPhone 4 cases Ive seen and although lots of them are only available to pre-order at the moment, their service has been second to none when Ive dealt with them in the past.
Watch out for a photo review of the case that I eventually decide on once it arrives!
Id hazard a guess at this being the reason for O2 not attempting to get in on the iPhone 4 pre-order hysteria.
In the US, people are waiting in line to ^pre-order^ their iPhones so that they can wait in line again next week! In the UK, the only place offering iPhone 4 pre-orders is Apple and theyre offering them SIM unlocked. This means that they arent reliant on anyone elses servers to process requests.
My iPhone 4 pre-order went through this afternoon without a hitch. Ive gone against my own advice from earlier and stuck with a 16GB model. I didnt realise at the time of writing that post that the iPhone can transfer photos and videos to iPad over the USB camera connection kit. The main thing I was worried about was space for HD video, but if I can transfer video to my iPad, the problem is reduced somewhat. As an aside, the iPhone 4 will apparently support the VGA adaptor and camera connection kit too, making them even more of a must-have if you can find one, that is.
Image and story viaGizmodo.
Im a Google Reader addict. Its interwoven into my daily workflow and I subscribe to over 100 feeds for my different interests and hobbies and also for work. Although I dont really make use of the starring or sharing features (I use Instapaper for that), I am reliant on it to keep up to date.
I have been using Reeder for iPhone pretty much since it was launched. It was always faster than Byline and NetNewsWire, the main competition and I enjoyed using it more. After the developer, Silvio Rizzi announced that there was going to be an iPad version of Reeder, I held off on buying any other RSS reader, knowing that it would just be a disappointment.
Im glad that I did as Reeder for iPad just blows everything else out of the water. I almost dont want to read any of my unread items on my Mac any more, just so that I can read them in Reeder. The interface is glorious and bordering on perfect and everything is just where youd expect it to be. The pinch to expand feature for your different folders is a nice touch but discovering it isnt essential to the applications use. This kind of discoverable interface is key for iPad apps as relying on gestures that users may or may not know can cause serious usability problems.
Reeder for iPad screenshots
Id definitely recommend picking up a copy of Reeder for iPad if you use Google Reader (and own an iPad, obviously). iPhone owners out there should also grab the (separate) Reeder for iPhone app.
As I watched the gdgt liveblog of the WWDC opening keynote this afternoon, I knew straight away that Apple had done it again. I remember being a bit non-plussed about the design of the iPhone 3G and disappointed when the design wasnt updated for the 3GS, but the features of the phone were enough to sway me.
This time, however, Apple look to have created something of a technological and design masterpiece. From the high resolution display to the ease of video calling to the glass back, iPhone 4 is a major step forward for the iPhone (sorry, iOS) platform.
I cant wait to get my hands on one to give you a proper review. In the meantime, there are plenty of hands on posts around the web to keep you going until June 24th when its available.
We NEED functionality like this. I almost wish I hadnt seen this article at all as I want it NOW.
The Open in functionality in Mail.app in iPhone OS 3.2 (iPad) makes things noticeably better but it doesnt go far enough.
A Services Menu for iPhone via Release Candidate One.
Having recently received my iPad from Apple, I was on the hunt for a good case. I ordered the Apple case when I bought it, and think it will be good for travelling and for using the iPad for longer typing sessions.
However, I wanted something that I could use on a day-to-day basis at home that would just offer some protection to the most vulnerable parts of the iPad: the corners of the screen and the aluminium back.
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Interesting article over at TUAW on the differences between the way Google and your Mac handle data which affects how syncing happens. Ive experienced this before unless you start from scratch with an empty address book and calendar and add your contacts via Google, youll have issues forever. The most important thing to do before setting up Google Sync is to take a backup of your data so that you can roll back if things go wrong.
If you are currently using MobileMe to sync your data, its a good idea to switch off syncing as well while you play around with Google Sync. That way if something goes wrong, your MobileMe data wont get messed up too.
With perseverance and a little patience, it is possible to set up reliable contact and calendar syncing with Google, but for me, the fire and forget nature of MobileMe is worth the 60 annual fee (less if you get it at Amazon).
I ordered my iPad yesterday. Went for the 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G. Yes, I know its decadent and yes, I know I probably wont use the 3G feature that much and yes, I know Apple will probably release a new version next year that I will want. But I dont care. I am happy to pay the 100 extra for the peace of mind of knowing that I have 3G if I want or need it. I will also have the extra flexibility of being able to buy a micro-SIM card in Europe and making use of local data rates, rather than paying excessive amounts for roaming data.
I have also ordered the Apple case, the camera connection kit and the dock to VGA adaptor. I held off on buying a dock (partly because the order was rapidly approaching 800) mainly because I am hoping that a 3rd party dock will become available that will allow the iPad to be used in both portrait and landscape modes. I already have an Apple Bluetooth keyboard so I didnt need one of those.
As an aside, I wont be buying one of these (even though I really appreciate the design effort!).

The iPad Briefcase From ProTabStuff | iPad Cases Blog

The professional case that turns your iPad into a mobile productivity tool.
The story of the iPad Briefcase from the creator, a medical resident somewhere in North America.
I bought an iPad because I wanted a productivity tool not a toy: As a medical professional, I wanted to read papers on the way to work, share presentations with colleagues, access reference websites on-the-go, and write notes on PDFs during rounds.
Before I bought an iPad I was worried about 2 things: carrying it and losing it. I needed to carry it easily, and needed to keep my hands free to work with them. I also didnt want to sit down somewhere and forget my iPad (like I have lost stethoscopes and pens before it) it needed to be attached to me.
So, when I found the solution (pictured above) that I use every SINGLE day, I wanted to share it with the rest of the world!
This is the case for ANY professional:
Buy it here. (Canadians, shop at par: see store for details)