Mummy Case for iPad Mini – the Emperor’s Better Off in his New Clothes

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Quick research will show that Loop Attachment started its life developing a silicone watchband for the sixth generation iPod Nano (I still have one; it’s no iWatch but it’s decent enough for what it is), but it was the release of the Mummy Case for iPhone a while after that brought them better attention. At a slight risk of being sexist, the band of vibrant colours seemed to delight the girls, and the boys got excited that the silicone strips on the back held their plastic and Nando’s loyalty card. The silicone-clad marriage appeared happy enough.

As one would have expected, an iPad Mini companion was later released on the heels of its iPhone Mummy Case sibling. Although they’ve removed the card-carrying function this time, they were kind enough to replace it with another: it’s now a thief-deterrent. Who’d want to steal a kitsch tablet?

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Plinth: Versatile, Pocketable Stand for iPad & Other Tablets

Plinth iPad Stand

Plinth is an interesting looking little pocketable stand for the iPad and just about any other tablet. It’s a Kickstarter project that’s about half way to its funding goal with a little over a month left to meet its target.

It’s notable mainly because of its (very) small size and due to its being touted as a ‘universal’ tablet stand. It looks cleverly designed – folded down it fits in a pocket and is roughly the size of an iPhone; it uses ‘flip out wings’ and rubber feet to provide its stand capability.

I’ve used a few very small iPad stands in the past. Some, like the Twelve South Compass Mobile Stand, have been very impressive. Others have been OK, but lacked a little in terms of stability.

The Plinth looks good in its trailer video. I may try to get a review unit at an appropriate stage of the project – as I’m always on the lookout for good iPad and tablet stands.

Take a look at the Plinth Kickstarter page and see what you think of this versatile little stand.

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Cool Things: ZEN 3-in-1 Stylus / Pen

Zen Three in One

I’ve tried out a good number of styluses for the iPad over the last few years – and they were good, bad, and mediocre. I’ve yet to find one that I continued using for more than just a brief tryout period and it’s been a long while since I felt excited about a stylus.

The ZEN 3 in 1 looks like it might be worth getting a little excited about. It’s a Kickstarter project that was successfully funded a couple days ago and more than doubled its funding target. It looks to be priced very competitively, starting at around $40 MSRP when it comes to market.

I’m far (far!) from an expert on the design and production of styluses, but the details on the ZEN 3 in 1’s Kickstarter page still strike me as impressive. The makers of it have been kind enough to offer me a review unit – so I’ll soon get a chance to see if it’s as good as it looks.

You can see check out all the technical details and watch a video demo at the ZEN 3 in 1 Kickstarter page.

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Pad & Quill Author Series: Build Your Own iPad Case with Some Unique New Designs

Pad and Quill Author Series

Pad & Quill make some lovely handcrafted cases for the iPad. Their latest new collection is called the Author Series and allows us to build our own iPad cases with a fair bit of help and some unique patterns to work with.

The series features 5 very handsome new designs from Tamrah Ryan, an artist from the St. Paul area where P&Q are based and where they make these cases.

You can choose your colors for inside, spine, outside, and elastic – and also select to add pocket and monogram options if you like. And of course you then choose which new design to use on the case. I especially like the blue and black patterned one.

The Author Series goes for $79.99. You can see lots more detail, customize your case, and place an order at the P&Q product page for the new line.

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Black Friday: iPad Related Deals

Today is Black Friday and of course that means that in amongst all the general madness and chaos there are an enormous number of sales on iPads and iPad related products. I’m not going to try to reinvent the wheel in terms of comprehensive roundups of all the great iPad related bargains to be had; […]

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Cool Things: The Coburns iPad Stand on Kickstarter

I love a good iPad stand and it’s been a little while since on caught my eye. Now the Coburns iPad Stands Kickstarter project has changed that. These are gorgeous and very impressive looking iPad stands, made from some beautiful hardwoods and handcrafted right here in the US. The Kickstarter project for them has already […]

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