The Kensington PowerBack Battery Case with Kickstand and Dock is a pretty interesting looking new accessory for the iPad. Its versatility alone is eye catching, though I’m not sure about the ‘protection’ element of the pitch for it below …
The Kensington PowerBack™ Battery Case with Kickstand and Dock slips over the back of your iPad to provide power, protection and a convenient prop. With up to 5 extra hours of power, you"ll have plenty of juice for app use, web surfing, and movie watching. The 3-position kickstand even holds your iPad hands-free in typing, portrait or landscape modes.
It does look quite handy as a charger plus stand though, and that’s a combo I’ve not seen before for the iPad. Then again, due to the iPad’s excellent battery life, I haven’t seen many chargers for it at all.
Here are some of the PowerBack’s features:
Built-in 4400mAh battery provides up to 5 extra hours of power for app use, web surfing, movie watching and more
3-position steel kickstand holds your iPad handsfree in typing, portrait or landscape modes
Soft touch finish case protects your iPad from bumps and bruises
Battery fuel gauge LED
Micro USB charge and sync port lets you charge and sync without removing the PowerBack™
Built-in speaker deflectors for clear, crisp sound
It goes for $129.99 and shows as available for pre-order on Kensington’s site. I didn’t manage to spot an expected shipping date anywhere as yet. In the meantime, you can see a demo video and get more details on it here:
While I was checking out the PowerBack, another Kensington iPad accessory that caught my eye is their Kensington Sling Bag – which is described as follows:
Your sleek iPad deserves better than a standard computer bag. And the Kensington Sling Bag delivers. Slide in your iPad, sling it over your shoulder and you’re good to go in style while keeping your iPad safe from bumps and scratches. The Sling Bag has room for your iPad, netbook or tablet PC, plus all of your essentials.
Over-the-shoulder, messenger bag style sling with adjustable Velcro® strap
Outside pocket with mobile phone compartment
Inside soft padded safety compartment for your iPad protects it against bumps and scratches
Inside accessory pocket for wallet, keys and more
Fits iPad, netbooks or other tablet PC up to 10.2"
The Sling Bag goes for $19.99, and seems to be available now. Details on it are here: