Logitech has rolled out its new Fold-Up Keyboard for the iPad 2. The Fold-Up Keyboard uses a unique hinged design that allows the unit’s integrated full-size Bluetooth keyboard to split down the center and fold completely underneath the integrated iPad 2 case. It also holds the iPad at an ideal angle when opened, and offers instant-on capability when opened, USB charging, and compatibility with Apple’s iPad Smart Cover. Logitech’s Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2 is available for pre-order now and will ship next month for $130.
Nikon today introduced a number of new Coolpix compact cameras, including the S1200pj, which offers compatibility with iOS devices. Sporting a 14.1-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD movie capture, and a three-inch LCD screen, the S1200pj’s signature feature is an integrated 20-lumen projector. The projector is capable of projecting an image up to 60-inches wide, and offers compatibility with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to allow users to project images, movies, and online content from their devices. Nikon’s new Coolpix S1200pj will be available in mid-September and will sell for $430.
Ten One Design has unveiled its new Pogo Sketch Pro stylus for the iPad and other touchscreen devices. Machined from a single piece of purified aluminum, the Pogo Sketch Pro features a new Pro Tip that uses patent-pending technology to provide greater sensitivity, an ergonomic rubber grip for added control, and a tapered, balanced handle. Ten One Design’s Pogo Sketch Pro stylus is available now and sells for $25.
Bluelounge has debuted its new Kicks protective accessories for the iPad. Kicks are small, thin rubber strips that attach to the back of the iPad to help prevent slipping, damage, and scratches. The Kicks attach via a 3M damage-free adhesive so as to not leave any marks on the iPad itself, and also help to protect the iPad when laying flat on its back, as the rails elevate it slightly. Bluelounge’s Kicks for iPad are available now and sell for $12.
Monitors in Motion is now offering a range of iPad mounts for use in commercial applications. The iPad docking station offers numerous mounting options, lockable security screws that prevent the iPad from being removed without a key, and billet aluminum construction. It sells for $350. The iPad Floor Stand is a 40-inch tall mount for the iPad and iPad 2, offering a 12-inch diameter aluminum base, a secure mount, and the ability to accomodate screen tilt of 180 degrees. It is priced at $750. Finally, the iPad Lift is a wall and desk mountable, arm-based iPad mounting solution offering a maximum reach of 16.7-inches, an integrated anti-theft mechanism, and the ability to position the iPad in a variety of positions for optimal viewing. It sells for $490; all three options are available now.
Griffin Technology has rolled out its new Helo TC Helicopter for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Helo TC is a remote-controlled indoor helicopter featuring twin rotors, a lightweight metal frame, a plack polycarbonate body, and an included Flight Deck infrared module that plugs into an iOS device and transmits remote control signals to the helicopter via the Helo TC app. Users can choose between two flight modes—Touch Control, which uses the display to control the ‘copter’s throttle and joystick, and Tilt to Steer, which uses the device’s accelerometers for control—and can also store up to three Flight Plans allowing them to repeat favorite patterns easily. The Helo TC is powered by an integrated, USB-rechargeable battery, while the Flight Deck module is powered by four AAA batteries and connects to the device’s headphone jack. Griffin Technology’s Helo TC Helicopter is available now and sells for $50.
Energizer has introduced its new iSurge Travel Charging Station for the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and other devices. The iSurge is an all-in-one AC adapter offering a top-mounted 30-pin dock for the iPod and iPhone, two USB ports with 2.1 Amp output for fast charging of the iPad, 3 standard, surge-protected AC outlets, a 180-degree rotating plug, and an integrated nightlight. Energizer’s iSurge Travel Charging Station will sell for $60 and will be available in October.
Logitech has debuted its new Tablet Speaker for the iPad, iPad 2, and other tablet devices. Powered by a rechargeable battery good for up to eight hours of audio playback, the Tablet Speaker sports drivers on either end of its elongated, rounded-square body, clips on to the iPad via built-in arms, connects via 3.5mm headphone jack, can serve as a typing stand for the iPad, and comes with a carrying case. Logitech’s Tablet Speaker for iPad, iPad 2, and other tablet devices is expected to ship next month for $50. [via Gizmodo]
Scosche has unveiled its new boomCan portable speaker for the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and other devices. Described by the company as slightly larger than a film canister, the boomCan features a 40mm driver to offer improved sound output when compared to the devices’ built-in speakers, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack connection, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to seven hours of music playback on a single charge. Users can also daisy-chain multiple boomCan units together for increased output. Scosche’s boomCan portable speaker is available now in black, silver, blue, and red, and sells for $25.
V-Moda has announced that it is now shipping its M-80 on-ear headphones. Sharing most of its styling and internal components with the previously-released True Blood V-80 headphones, the M-80 offers 40mm dual-diaphragm drivers, detachable Kevlar-reinforced cables with 24k gold-plated plugs, interchangeable metal ear shields on either side of the ear cushions, one 3.5mm fabric cable with an inline, single-button remote and mic box, one standard 3.5mm fabric cable, and an included exoskeleton carrying case, and is made from steel, aluminum, and microfiber suede. V-Moda’s M-80 on-ear headphones are available now and sell for $230; for more information, see our full review.
Essential TPE has introduced its new Glatt stylus and Iro case snapsnap for the iPad 2. The Glatt is a relatively flat, rubber-tipped aluminum stylus that features an integrated magnet for connection to the iPad 2 and the added ability to activate the device’s automatic on/off feature. It comes in silver, black, magenta, brown, navy, and green; pricing and U.S. availability has yet to be announced. The Iro case snapsnap for iPad 2 is a hard polycarbonate case for the iPad 2 offering a snap-on design, open access to all ports and controls, and compatibility with Apple’s iPad Smart Cover, including integrated magnets to hold the Smart Cover flat against its back when the iPad is in use. It will come in glossy black, turquoise, indigo, cream, and magenta; like the Glatt, pricing and availability has yet to be announced.
Belkin has debuted its new Keyboard Folio case for the iPad 2. This new folio-style case features an integrated TruType Bluetooth keyboard with a 60-hour active battery life, a tri-fold design to keep the screen from hitting the keyboard, a rigid backplate for stand capabilities and adjustable angles for viewing and typing, a micro USB port for charging the keyboard, and a suede-like feel. Belkin’s new Keyboard Folio case for the iPad 2 is available now and sells for $100.
BlueAnt has rolled out its new Embrace stereo headphones. The Embrace offer a folding, metal and leather design, 40mm custom tuned drivers, conforming, sealed ear pads to help with passive noise isolation, two included cables—one straight, and one offering an integrated three-button remote and microphone—and an included carrying case. BlueAnt’s Embrace stereo headphones are available now and sell for $200.
Pioneer has announced its new flagship SC-57 and SC-55 Elite home theater receivers. Both of the new units offer full support for AirPlay over Ethernet or via the optional AS-WL300 wireless LAN converter, as well as compatibility with Pioneer’s Air Jam and iControl AV2 apps. Other features include 140 watts x 9 channels of Class D3 amplification, THX certification, direct USB connection support for media playback from the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, Marvell Qdeo video processing, and more. Pioneer’s new SC-57 and SC-55 Elite receivers are available now and sell for $2,100 and $1,700, respectively.
iPad Butler, makers of various stands for the iPad and iPad 2, has announced that it is launching its lineup in the U.S. Options include the iPad Butler Carbon Deluxe Stand, a small stand that can be used for wall, desk, or car mounting, the iPad Butler Floor Stand, which serves a support system for the device and positions it at a convenient viewing position and height, and the iPad Butler Security Lock, meant for use a security measure for publicly-displayed iPads. iPad Butler’s new line of stands for the iPad and iPad 2 are available now and sell for $63-$189.
Griffin Technology has unveiled its new Intellicase for the iPad 2. The Intellicase is a low-profile folio-style case, featuring a hard polycarbonate back, thermoplastic polyurethane front cover, internal magnets for compatibility with the iPad 2’s automatic sleep/wake feature, the ability for the front cover to fold into two positions for use a viewing or typing stand, and open access to all ports, controls, and cameras. Griffin’s Intellicase for iPad 2 is available now and sells for $60.
iHome has debuted its new SD63 Retro-Style Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones. Sporting an on-ear design, the SD63 features a padded, adjustable headband, a rotary volume control on one of the two swiveling ear cups, air-cushioned ear pads for added comfort, 40mm neodymium drivers, a six-foot coiled cord, chrome accents, and Soundesign branding. iHome’s SD63 Retro-Style Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones are available now and sell for $50.
Iomega has introduced its new Mac Companion Hard Drive. Available in 2TB and 3TB models, the black and silver Mac Companion features a high-powered 2.1 Amp USB charging port designed specifically for charging iPads, iPhones, or iPods, as well as 7,200 RPM, 3.5-inch drives, dual FireWire 800 ports, one regular USB 2.0 port and a two port integrated USB hub. Iomega’s new Mac Companion Hard Drive will be available later this month and will sell for $195 for the 2TB model and $295 for the 3TB version.
ION has unveiled its new Piano Apprentice accessory for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Described by the company as a piano learning system, the Piano Apprentice is a portable, battery-powered keyboard featuring 25 touch-sensitive, lighted keys, built-in speakers, a headphone jack for private practicing, and a 30-pin dock connector cable that enables it to work with the Piano Apprentice app, which demonstrates how to play while lighting up the appropriate keys on the keyboard in time with the music. ION’s Piano Apprentice system for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch will be available this Fall and will sell for $100. [via TUAW]
Thought Out has debuted its new Stabile PRO stand for the iPad and iPad 2. Based on the company’s original Stabile stand for iPad, the Stabile PRO offers solid steel construction that gives it a study weight of nearly four pounds, a 3/4” steel ball that lets the holder pivot 80 degrees in all directions, a low center of gravity to reduce the chance of tipping, a case-friendly design with four vinyl holding pads, a split back for cable routing, and four non-skid feet. Thought Out’s new Stabile PRO stand for the iPad and iPad 2 is available for pre-order now in silver, white, or black, and sells for $85.