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Incase unveils leather cases for iPad 2

Incase has unveiled its new Leather Portfolio and Leather Book Jacket Select cases for the iPad 2. The Leather Portfolio case features a zippered closure, quilted taffeta and suede liners, internal organizer pockets for papers, pens, and other items, and the ability to convert into a workstation with viewing and working angles. It will come in black/gray or dark gray/port and will sell for $130; it is listed as coming soon. The Leather Book Jacket Select features an elastic band closure, open access to all ports, controls, and camera, built-in rails to let the case serve as a multi-angle stand, and suede interior lining. It is available now in black or dark gray/port and sells for $100.

Bluelounge unveils Shell case for iPad 2

Bluelounge has unveiled its new Shell case for the iPad 2. Shell is a snap-on hard case, featuring a soft-touch finish, one of three unique tactile patterns on the rear, a built-in cover for the sleep/wake button, open access to all other ports, controls, and cameras, a perforated grid to allow audio out of the speaker, and a cutout on the side to accomodate Apple’s iPad Smart Cover. Bluelounge’s Shell case for the iPad 2 is available now in black or white and with a golf, tartan, or floral rear pattern, and sells for $30.

Hub Innovations debuts REV360 for iPad

Hub Innovations has debuted its new REV360 case for the iPad and iPad 2. Formerly known as the HandStand, the REV360 features a polyurethane cover molded to the iPad’s shape and offer open access to all ports, controls, and cameras, a new spherical hard disk designed to conform to the hand’s shape, an integrated stand, and an elastic strap for a secure grip. Hub Innovations’ REV360 case for the iPad and iPad 2 is available now in a wide variety of colors and styles and sells for $50; a Smart Cover-compatible model for the iPad 2 is also available and sells for $60.

Jawbone to launch Jambox Big speaker system

iLounge has learned that Jawbone plans on adding a new, larger model to its Jambox speaker lineup. Called the Jambox Big, the follow-up to the company’s prior Jambox will retail for $300, and will be available in three colors—anthracite, red, and white. Jambox Big is expected to continue the earlier unit’s combination of rubber and textured metal design elements, with wireless speaker hardware inside. We have reached out to Jawbone for further details on the product and will update this article with further details.

Thought Out rolls out Stabile Coil Pro for iPad

Thought Out has rolled out its new Stabile Coil Pro stand for the iPad and iPad 2. Like the company’s prior Naja King for the iPhone and iPod touch, the Stabile Coil Pro uses a flexible, black vinyl-wrapped coil to twist to any shape, with a steel call pivot on the end that attaches to iPad holder, with an optional Grapple attachment for the ability to grip the iPad from two sides, instead of the one provided by the standard cradle. Thought Out’s Stabile Coil Pro for the iPad and iPad 2 is available now and sells for $100.

Soundfreaq intros Sound Stack Bluetooth speaker dock

Soundfreaq has introduced its new Sound Stack Bluetooth speaker dock for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The company’s largest system, the Sound Stack offers a “2.2” channel speaker configuration, with two full-range drivers and two active subwoofers that work in a push-pull configuration to provide increased low-end response. Other features include the company’s proprietary UQ3 spacial sound enhancement, a front-mounted dock compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, a universal USB charging port, Bluetooth for wireless music streaming, an FM radio, and the ability to be controlled by the company’s Soundfreaq Remote app for iOS. Soundfreaq’s Sound Stack Bluetooth speaker dock for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod is available now and sells for $400.

Twelve South debuts PlugBug charger for iPad, iPhone

Twelve South has debuted its new PlugBug iPad/iPhone Charger + MacBook Plug Attachment. Designed to piggyback onto Apple’s MacBook Power Adapter, the PlugBug features a red body with a single USB port, offering 10 watts of power for the fastest possible charging of an iPad or iPhone, and allows the user to charge both a MacBook and an iPad or iPhone from a single outlet. The PlugBug also functions as a standalone wall charger for iPads, iPhones, and iPods, and is available now for $35.

XtremeMac rolls out Microshield cases for iPad 2

XtremeMac has rolled out its new Microshield SC & SCL cases for the iPad 2. Offering complete compatibility with Apple’s iPad Smart Cover, the SC & SCL both cover the iPad’s aluminum back while allowing for full access to all ports, controls, and cameras, with the SC offering a thin profile and a soft-touch finish in polyurethane Smart Cover-matching colors, and the SCL featuring a leather exterior so as to match Apple’s leather Smart Covers. XtremeMac’s new Microshield SC & SCL cases for the iPad 2 are available now and sell for $35 and $70, respectively.

Geneva Lab unveils Model XS sound system

Geneva Lab has unveiled its new Model XS sound system for the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and other portable media devices. Yet to receive a formal debut in the U.S., the Model XS is a portable audio system featuring a flip-open design inspired by classic travel clocks, a sturdy, integrated leather-like clamshell case, two one-inch tweeters and a 2.25-inch woofer—individually powered and chambered for improved sound—Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP for wireless audio streaming, a digital FM tuner, a digital clock with alarm, an LED display, backlit, touch-sensitive controls, a 3.5mm line-in jack for connecting other audio sources, an integrated, rechargeable 2,700mA lithium battery, and a piano-lacquered composite cabinet. Geneva Lab’s Model XS sound system comes in white, black, or red, and will soon be able to order in the UK market for £179, or roughly $285.

Apple updates iPad Smart Cover lineup

Apple has updated its iPad Smart Cover lineup heading in to the holiday shopping season. According to the iPad Smart Cover product page on Apple’s online store, the company has nixed the orange polyurethane smart cover, replacing it with a dark gray model, and has also added a detail referring to “color-matched microfiber lining” on both models. Curiously, the company has yet to update its standard Smart Cover webpage, which still shows the orange version as part of the lineup. Apple’s iPad Smart Covers sell for $39 for polyurethane models and $69 for the leather versions. [via 9to5Mac]

XtremeMac intros InCharge Sync, Home for iPod, iPhone, iPad

XtremeMac has introduced its new InCharge Sync dock and InCharge Home charger for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The InCharge Sync is a desktop docking solution featuring an adjustable rear support to accomodate different device depths and encased devices, and an including 4’ USB to mini USB cable for charging and syncing. The InCharge Home is a low-profile wall charger, offering 10 Watts of power for fast charging of all Apple portable devices, collapsible prongs for added portability, a design that allows access to a second wall outlet, and an included, detachable 4’ USB to 30 pin cable. Both the InCharge Sync and InChange Home are available now and sell for $30 each.

Crayola, Griffin team on Trace & Draw for iPad 2

Crayola and Griffin Technology have teamed up to debut the new Crayola Trace & Draw for iPad 2. The Trace & Draw is an accessory and app combo that turns the iPad 2 into an animated drawing and coloring activity center for young artists. The Trace & Draw consists of a shatter-resistant protective shell for the iPad 2 with a sliding drawer for storing the included black fine line marker when not in use, a static peel screen protector, and the free Trace & Draw app, which works with the included pre-sized tracing paper to offer more than 35 characters to trace, along with animations and activities to keep children entertained. The Crayola Trace & Draw for iPad 2 is available now and sells for $40.

Audyssey debuts Lower East Side Audio Dock Air system

Audyssey has debuted its new Lower East Side Audio Dock Air sound system for iTunes, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The Lower East Side Audio Dock Air features built-in Wi-Fi for AirPlay music streaming support, and also offers Audessey’s Smart Speaker technology for rich sound. Specifications include two one-inch tweeters, two three-inch midrange woofers, two four-inch passive bass radiators, a 3.5mm input, a headphone output, and a weight of five pounds. Audyssey’s Lower East Side Audio Dock Air is expected to ship next month and will carry an MSRP of $399, which the company suggests will result in street pricing around $349.

Apparent unveils Doxie Go portable scanner for iOS

Apparent today unveiled its new Doxie Go portable scanner for Mac, PC, and iOS. Doxie is a cordless scanner featuring a built-in battery and 600 page memory with an SD slot for expansion,  the ability to scan a full color page in just eight seconds and create searchable PDFs using ABBYY OCR technology, a USB port for syncing scanned documents to the Doxie software on the Mac, PC, or iOS device, and the ability to send scanned documents and images to cloud services such as Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs, and others. Doxie Go will come with the scanner itself, Doxie 2.0 software, and a carrying case, and will ship in late November for $199. Pre-orders are open now; iOS compatibility will require the use of an extra accessory, which is set to ship this December for $39.

iSkin rolls out Aura cases for iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2

iSkin has rolled out its new Aura case for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, as well as the Aura2 for iPad 2. The Aura for iPhone 4/4S combines a thin hard polycarbonate frame and a metallic brushed aluminum exterior, and offers open access to all ports, controls, and cameras. It is available in graphite, navy, and silver and sells for $40. The Aura2 for iPad 2 is a folio-style case offering interior microfiber lining, a brushed metallic nylon exterior, an integrated multi-angle stand, interior card pockets, open access to all ports and controls, and compatibility with the iPad 2’s automatic sleep/wake feature. Initially available in navy only, it is priced at $100.

Jays debuts t-Jays Four stereo headset

Swedish headphone maker Jays has debuted its new t-Jays Four stereo music headset for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Based on the company’s prior t-Jays earphones, the t-Jays Four is an in-ear headset featuring 10mm TCD drivers, an inline MEMS microphone and three-button remote, Kevlar-reinforced dividable cables with a microphonics-reducing clip, the ability to wear the cable behind the ear or straight down, five sets of silicone sleeves for a precise fit, and an included carrying case. Jays’ t-Jays Four stereo music headset for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod is expected to ship in November for $129.

IK Multimedia ships iRig MIDI interface for iOS

IK Multimedia has announced that it is now shipping its iRig MIDI Core MIDI interface for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The iRig MIDI is a dock-connecting accessory that offers users three MIDI ports—in, out, and thru—as well as two LEDs to show MIDI input and output activity, a micro USB port for the connected iOS device can charge while in use, included 1.6m MIDI 5-pin DIN cables, and compatibility with nearly any MIDI hardware device—such as keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, drum pads, and pedal boards—and any Core MIDI-compatible app—including the company’s own SampleTank and Apple’s GarageBand. IK Multimedia’s iRig MIDI interface is compatible with the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, and iPad 2, and sells for $70.

Hex intros Icon Watch Band case for iPod nano 6G

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Hex has introduced its new Icon Watch Band case for the sixth-generation iPod nano. Made from durable polycarbonate, the Icon offers push-through protection for the power and volume buttons, open access to the dock connector and headphone ports, a pop-in, pop-out design, a matte finish, and an adjustable polycarbonate link bracelet with push button stainless steel clasp. The Hex Icon Watch Band for the sixth-generation iPod nano is available now in black, white, blue, green, or purple, and sells for $40.

JBL releases On Tour iBT Bluetooth Speaker

JBL has released the On Tour iBT, a new battery powered one-piece speaker that incorporates Bluetooth wireless technology to stream audio wirelessly from the iPad, iPhone, iPod or other A2DP capable devices. Weighing just over one pound, the On Tour iBT is designed for portability and can be easily carried in a backpack or purse. The unit also includes a tabletop stand for an iPad in portrait or landscape mode allowing the iBT to function as an audio output for video playback. The On Tour iBT features four Odyssey full-range neodymium transducers with computer optimized digital signal processing equalization for detailed, 360-degree sound and supports both the A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth audio profiles. A built-in microphone also allows the unit to be used as a speakerphone for conference calls or video chats. The speaker is powered by four AA batteries or an external AC power source; when connected to a wall outlet the iBT can also charge an iPad, iPhone or iPod via a built-in USB connection. The JBL On Tour iBT sells for $150 and is available from JBL.com and other JBL retailers.

NewMacGadgets releases iPad 2 Security Base

NewMacGadgets has introduced the iPad 2 Security Base, a security focused version of its popular iPad 2 Display Dock. Following the same general design as the original Display Dock, the Security Base adds additional features aimed at business and retail customers where security is a concern. Similar in design to displays used in Apple Stores, the base includes security brackets with Torx tamper-proof screws, mounting holes and 3M clear pressure sensitive adhesive for mounting to hard surfaces. The Security Base also allows removal of the iPad 2 with an included Torx t-10 bit. The base is constructed from 1.25” clear acrylic and slots are also provided for the charging cord and earphones. The iPad 2 Security Base is available now from NewMacGadgets.com for $90.

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