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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Native Union this year was showing off new and improved versions of its Gripster iPad case along with Switch, its new rechargeable, portable Bluetooth speaker.

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    Native Union's 2013 International CES Booth.

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    The Gripster Wrap ($70) adds an improved velcro strap to the traditional Gripster case, along with a six-piece folding front cover designed to fold up out of the way at the rear of the iPad, while still allowing a 360-degree rotation from the rear hand mount. The Gripster case is also available for $50 without the front cover. Available: February 2013.

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    The new Gripster Type ($130) introduces a Bluetooth keyboard into the company's Gripster case line, with a soft material design on the keyboard itself for comfortable wrist positioning along with full-deflection keys. Available: April 2013.

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    Switch ($150) is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a somewhat unique design; it's a soft rubber coated box slightly smaller than a milk carton, with a volume control on the top. The unit also includes support for charging a device via USB, a standard 3.5mm aux-in port, and 14 hours of rechargeable battery life. Switch will be available in February 2013 in five color options: black, white, red, slate, and blue.

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