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Zagg intros InvisibleShield for Apple iPad

Zagg has introduced its upcoming InvisibleShield film for the Apple iPad tablet. InvisibleShield is patented, removable scratch-proof film that adds little to no bulk to the device while offering basic protection from scratches and dings, and offers a lifetime guarantee. InvisibleShield for iPad will be available in two bundles with either Zaggsmartbuds ($100) or Zaggbuds ($80) earphones, on its own as a full body coverage set for $35, or as a screen shield only for $25, and is available for pre-order now.

Cocoon rolls out Gramercy Messenger Sling for iPad

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Cocoon Innovations has introduced its new Gramercy Messenger Sling bag for the iPad. Made from water resistant ballistic nylon, the Gramercy features an exterior media pocket designed to hold an iPhone, iPod touch, or other portable device, an easy-access outer pocket, an iPad-accommodating zippered main pocket, an adjustable shoulder strap, and an included Grid-It rubberized woven elastic organizer for holding accessories, pens, paper notebooks, and other items. Cocoon’s Gramercy Messenger Sling bag for the iPad will be available soon in red, black, or gray, and will sell for $30.

NLU introduces BodyGuardz for iPad

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NLU Products has introduced new versions of its BodyGuardz and ScreenGuardz protective solutions designed to fit the new Apple iPad. Made from the same material used to protect the front of automobiles from rocks and other potentially damaging objects, each BodyGuardz for iPad set will include a clear screen protector and a one-piece back protector that will cover both the rear and sides of the device while allowing for full access to all buttons and ports. In addition to its BodyGuardz set, NLU will also offer its ScreenGuardz screen protector separately. NLU’s BodyGuardz set and ScreenGuardz screen protector for iPad are available for pre-order now and are priced at $30 and $20, respectively.

Wrappers debuts protective sleeves for iPad

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Wrappers has announced its new line of textile protective sleeves for the new iPad tablet. The new sleeves feature dense closed cell foam reinforcement on the sides, a pillow case-style design, and no external logos. The sleeve will come in a wide variety of styles, including canvas-backed corduroy for $36, black and white rafia for $45, an aqua case from LVMH Kenzo for $40, a wool & black velvet mix from Calvin Klein for $65, a checked textile from Ralph Lauren for $61, alcantara for $50, ballistic black nylon cordura for $26, and metallic-finish polyurethane for $50. Wrapper’s new lineup of sleeves for the Apple iPad will be available when the device ships.

Griffin rolls out line of accessories for iPad

Griffin Technology has announced its new line of accessories for the new Apple iPad tablet. The Elan Passport is a folio-style case featuring microsuede inner lining for scratch protection, a tab closure, inner pockets for ID, business, and other cards, and a horizontally-folding design. It will sell for $50. The Elan Sleeve is a slipcase-style cover for the iPad, featuring a top-mounted tab closure that also helps remove the iPad from the sleeve, a smooth synthetic outer shell, and a microsuede interior for added protection. It too will sell for $50. The FlexGrip for iPad is a flexible silicone skin, featuring ridges on the back for added grip, as well as open access to all ports and controls. It will be available in four colors and will sell for $30.

Griffin’s Jumper is a new neoprene sleeve for iPad, offering a tough yet stretchy exterior, an integrated pull tab that tucks closed for added coverage, and a slim profile. It will sell for $30 as well. Finally, the Screen Care Kit for iPad will include a premium reusable cleaning cloth and a low-glare matte-finish static peel screen protector for $25. All of Griffin’s new accessories for iPad are expected to be available later this spring.

Scosche intros KickBack case for iPad

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Scosche has taken the wraps off its new KickBack case for the Apple iPad tablet. The KickBack is a hybrid polycarbonate and rubber case that features a locking kickstand good for viewing content in either vertical or horizontal position, as well as molded rear grips for more secure handling and open access to all ports and controls. The Scosche KickBack for iPad will ship with a screen protector and cleaning cloth and will be available this spring.

Apple reveals new iPad accessories

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Apple today announced a new range of accessories for its iPad tablet computer. Among the offerings are a new VGA to Dock Connector Adapter ($29) for attaching the iPad to a projector or monitor, a Camera Accessory Kit ($29) that comes with a USB adapter and a SD card reader in one package, two separate pieces, to let the iPad import photos from a camera or card, and a Keyboard Dock ($69) with a normal keyboard grafted on to the front of a plastic dock. A standard Dock ($29) with audio and dock connector ports on the back will also be available, as will an Apple case ($39) made from plastic and microfiber, with a front flap that folds backwards to serve as a stand. Finally, there’s a new 10W power adapter that is included with the iPad or sold separately for $29; it uses a Dock Connector but obviously supplies more power than a typical USB port. Notably, Apple’s iPad design page also notes that it will be compatible with Bluetooth keyboards such as the Apple Wireless Keyboard via its Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connection. All of these accessories are expected to be available on or around the time of the iPad’s launch. Several more photos of the new iPad accessories appear below; for more, check out our Flickr photostream.

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