Hard Candy Cases, a recent entrant into the Apple accessory market, announced today a new line of cases designed for the iPad. The distinctive line of cases will debut in March, timed to the iPad sales launch.
“Unique to Hard Candy Cases, all of our designs – even the hard shells – feature rubber bumpers that are crafted to add premium protection, look cool and also allow us to start the expensive tooling process now, before the final iPad is available to measure,” said Tim Hickman, CEO of Hard Candy Cases and former GM of Speck Products.
I’m still not feeling burned out on seeing new iPad cases and accessories news each day – maybe because I don’t feel like I’ve seen ‘the perfect case’ for me just yet, and also because I think there’s still lots of scope for new and creative accessories for the iPad.
This new range of five iPad cases from Hard Candy Cases looks interesting and features options from quite light to ‘semi-rugged’ looking. You can check out all the details of these cases – priced from $39.95 to $49.95 – at Hard Candy’s site:
Via: Gear Diary
I’m seeing announcements of new cases and accessories for the iPad more and more frequently just lately. Here’s one that caught my eye yesterday when my friend Dan mentioned them over at Gear Diary.
It’s the Ultimate iPad SleeveCase from Waterfield Designs, and it looks quite sleek and attractive to me. I especially like that you can choose whether you want the case in horizontal or vertical orientation.
Incipio has a set of cases for the iPad coming soon, including the NGP Matte case shown above.
The NGP Matte is an ultra thin, soft and impact resistant carrying solution for the Apple iPad. Made from a semi-rigid next generation polymer that is tear and elongation resistant, the NGP Matte is sure to be a lasting addition to your Apple iPad.
This one looks pretty nice to me, if you’re after a back-only case for the iPad. It’s compatible with both WiFi and 3G models and comes in four colors (Cerulean, Sage, Aubergine, Confetti).
For details on Incipio’s other iPad offerings, check out this iLounge post.
Zagg is bringing its famous invisibleSHIELD screen protectors to the iPad. invisibleSHIELD protectors are very well-known and well-respected for providing top notch protection against scratches and nicks of all sorts while adding very little bulk, and also for being a bit like brain surgery to apply the full body sets. :)
The invisbleSHIELD for iPad full body set costs $34.99. The Front Coverage protector goes for $24.99. They’re also offering a couple of bundles with both the screen protectors and some Zagg audio accessories. The invisibleSHIELDs will ship ‘shortly after the release of the iPad’.
For more details or to place a pre-order, visit the Zagg site:
BodyGuardz – one of the more popular forms of screen protection for the iPhone and many other devices – will be available for the iPad as well.
NLU Products has introduced new versions of its BodyGuardz and ScreenGuardz protective solutions designed to fit the new Apple iPad. Made from the same material used to protect the front of automobiles from rocks and other potentially damaging objects, each BodyGuardz for iPad set will include a clear screen protector and a one-piece back protector that will cover both the rear and sides of the device while allowing for full access to all buttons and ports.
The BodyGuardz full body set will go for $29.95, the screen only version is $19.95, and the back only goers for $24.95. For more details or to pre-order, go to:
I always find the full body protectors too much fuss to install and maintain. I’ll be looking forward to seeing a simple protector available in Apple retail stores, and very much hoping that those very kind Genius types will be willing to apply them when you purchase one. :)
I somehow completely missed this in amongst all the iPad coverage last week. I’d been checking out the details of Apple’s line of iPad accessories at their site, but had not spotted any prices for them.
In catching up on my RSS feed reading over the last day or so, I got a chance to read some first look post at iLounge.com, covering each of the five Apple iPad accessories. Here are the prices listed for the five items:
- Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit: $29
- Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter: $29
- iPad Dock: $29
- iPad Case: $39
- Pad Keyboard Dock: $69
These all seem about what we’d expect from Apple, nothing outrageous or spectacular pricing wise I’d say. I’m looking forward to seeing all the other choices we’ll have for cases, docks, keyboards and more from third party manufacturers.
iPhone Central reports that Ten One Design has announced that their Pogo Stylus and Pogo Sketch input devices will work on the iPad.
I would be happy to see this news if the iPad had any support for handwriting recognition in apps / the OS – but apparently it doesn’t, just as the iPhone doesn’t. Without it, a stylus is only usable in a small handful of individual apps that offer some handwriting recognition – and from my experience most of these are quite clumsy and limited – and to use in pace of a finger when typing, which I have never found in the least bit tempting.
Perhaps the only other good use for a stylus on an iPad would be if you are artistic and find it a good tool within drawing / painting apps.
What do you all think? Can you see yourself using, or wanting to use, a stylus on the iPad?
Via: iPhone Central
I’m sure we’re going to see a huge array of iPad accessories from lots of third party manufacturers leading up to and following the release of the iPad. Apple also has a few of their own that should be on offer as soon as the iPad is available.
At least a couple of them were shown off during the iPad launch event this past Wednesday – the iPad Keyboard Dock and the iPad Case.
Hit the jump for a little more details on these and the rest of the Apple iPad accessories …
We know we can get our hands on the new iPad in around two months time. Now we’re going to need some accessories for it. And cases are generally right around the top of the accessories list for mobile devices. So it’s good to see some accessories manufacturers already announcing some iPad products.
Griffin Technology – a well-known name in the accessories arena – has got a nice little selection of iPad cases and a screen care kit listed as coming soon / Spring 2010.