Three iPad accessory mini-reviews
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Three iPad accessory mini-reviews


The iPad accessories continue to pour in. Today we'll offer three "mini reviews" of some cases.

Apple's US$40 iPad Case is actually more of a cover than a case. But it has the advantage of offering built-in stand functionality. It can be used in various positions so it’s easy to type, look at photos and slideshows, or watch movies.

The iPad Case is great for using with a Bluetooth keyboard and the Pages app for the iPad. The only thing I didn't like about it was that its unusual design doesn't allow it to "square up" when it's closed, so the right side of the iPad is a bit exposed. On the other hand, with its dual purpose design as a cover and stand, I see no way around this.

Also, to paraphrase Henry Ford on the Model T, it's available in any color you like -- as long as that's black.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Fabrix (http://www.fabrixcases.com) offers the Magic Sleeve for the the iPad. It's a S$32.90, slot-in styled case built to the dimensions of the Apple device. It has one purpose: to protect the iPad when you're moving it around. 
Think of the Apple device as a pillow, and the Magic Sleeve as a pillow case. A very padded pillow case.

The Magic Sleeve is constructed of lightweight materials and, despite its protective qualities, adds very little weight to the iPad. Each sleeve is lined with soft cushioned paddings. In addition, the Magic Sleeve features an inner "pillow flap" design that secures the iPad in position while inserted into the sleeve, preventing the Apple device from accidentally falling out.

All of the above is achieved without metal zippers or even velcro strips, making this sleeve "Checkpoint Friendly" at airports. The Fabrix Magic Sleeve is available in different colors and design options.

Rating: 9 out of 10

Griffin Technology (http://www.griffintechnology.com/) makes the Jumper, a $29.99 neoprene sleeve for the iPad. It's fine for transporting your Apple device from place to place, though it's more difficult to insert and remove the iPad than it is with the Fabrix Magic Sleeve.

But the Jumper does protect the device from dust, dirt, scratches and fingerprints, thanks to its soft, stretchy design. It sports integrated pull tab tucks for total coverage.

The Jumper also offers the convenience of being slim enough to slip into a backpack, bag or briefcase. It's a solid, serviceable case. There's just nothing unique about it.


Rating: 6 out of 10

 
Community Search:
MacNews Search:
See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Rodeo Stampede guide to running a better...
In Rodeo Stampede, honing your skills so you can jump from animal to animal and outrun the herd as long as possible is only half the fun. Once you've tamed a few animals, you can bring them home with you. [Read more] | Read more »
VoxSyn (Music)
VoxSyn 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: VoxSyn turns your voice into the most flexible vocal sound generator ever. Instantly following even subtle modulations of pitch and spectral changes of your voice VoxSyn creates signature vocal sounds far beyond traditional vocoding. | Read more »
Catch Battleplans on Google Play from Ju...
Real-time strategy title Battleplans is due for release on Google Play on June 30th, following its release for iOS systems last month. With its simple interface and pretty graphics, the crowd-pleaser brings a formerly overlooked genre out for the masses. [Read more] | Read more »
iDoyle: The interactive Adventures of Sh...
iDoyle: The interactive Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Books Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Special Release Price $1.99 (Normally $3.99) | Read more »
Five popular free apps to help you slim...
Thanks to retail and advertising, we're used to thinking one season ahead. Here we are just a week into the summer and we're conditioned to start thinking about the fall. [Read more] | Read more »
How to ride longer and tame more animals...
It's hard to accurately describe Rodeo Stampede to people who haven't seen it yet. It's like if someone took Crossy Roadand Disco Zoo and put them in a blender, yet with a unique game mechanic that's still simple and fun for anyone. [Read more] | Read more »
Teeny Titans - A Teen Titans Go! Figure...
Teeny Titans - A Teen Titans Go! Figure Battling Game 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Teeny Titans, GO! Join Robin for a figure battling RPG of epic proportions!TEENY COMBAT | Read more »
NinjAwesome: Tips and tricks to be a mor...
Sorry about that headline, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that GameResort would not have named its game NinjAwesome without expecting some of that. It is, in fact, pretty awesome the way it combines an endless runner and old school arcade style action, so the adjective is properly used here. [Read more] | Read more »
Into Mirror (Games)
Into Mirror 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: "Is all that we see or seem, but a dream within a dream?"- Edgar Allan PoeNew game by Lemon Jam Studio, the team behind Pursuit of Light.The year 2076.Mirror - a virtual world , has completed public beta , and officially entered... | Read more »
Perchang (Games)
Perchang 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Welcome to Perchang! A test of skill and puzzle solving across 60 stunning levels. | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.