Booq has rolled out its new Boa Push messenger bag for the Apple iPad. The low-profile, messenger-style bag is made from Twylon and Nappa leather, and features a dedicated iPad compartment lined with non-scratch fabrics, an iPhone-sized exterior pocket, credit card slots, charging cable pockets, a backside pocket for easy access to commonly used items, a nylon shoulder strap, and a snap front closure. Booq’s Boa Push bag for the iPad is available now in sand or gray and sells for $90; for more information, see our First Looks article.
Bose has introduced a new iPhone, iPod, and iPad-friendly headset, along with two other new headphone models. The MIE2i is a new Apple-friendly in-ear headset, while the MIE2 is a headset for other brands’ mobile devices; both are modeled after the company’s new IE2 in-ear headphones. All three feature new StayHear tips that promise greater in-ear stability and an improved fit, a re-engineered design for improved audio quality, an included leather carrying case, and a black, white and silver color scheme. The MIE2 incorporates an in-line microphone, while the Apple-targeted MIE2i includes both a microphone and an in-line three button remote. Bose’s new IE2 in-ear headphones and MIE2 mobile headset are available now and sell for $100 and $130, respectively, while the MIE2i headset is expected to ship in October for $130. [via Crave]
Scosche Industries has rolled out its new Revive II Dual USB Car and Home Chargers for the iPad. Each charger features two USB ports, one 2.1 Amp and one 1 Amp, for charging both an iPad and iPhone or other USB-charging device simultaneously. In addition, each unit offers a blue charging indicator light, features labeled ports, and plugs into either a standard home outlet or automotive 12V DC power port. Scosche’s Revive II Dual USB Car and Home Chargers for the iPad are available now and sell for $25 and $30, respectively.
Arods Inredningar has introduced its new WallPad stand and wall mount for iPad. Made from sustainable wood and coated in a protective paint finish, the WallPad is an angled holder that includes two screws and two wall plugs to hook onto the wall, rubber feet for laying flat on a table, and an optional metal stand for upright desktop use. In addition, it also features access within the stand for a charging cable. Arods Inredningar’s LXB WallPad is available now and sells for €100, or roughly $131, and up.
ZooGue Innovative has launched its new Smart Case for the Apple iPad. The Smart Case is a leather folio-style case featuring a unique Velcro design that allows it to act as an adjustable stand on nearly any angle, open access to all ports and controls, and included, adjustable elastic and velcro straps for attaching to car headrests or securely closing the case when traveling. ZooGue Innovative’s Smart Case for the Apple iPad is available now and sells for $50.
MagneticNorth has debuted its MoviePeg stand for the Apple iPad. MoviePeg is a portable two-piece iPad stand made from TPE, capable of holding an iPad at different angles in either landscape or portrait orientation. Each piece attaches to an unencased iPad via a slot molded in the MoviePeg itself, and the two pieces are molded such that they can be connected to each other for easy portability. MagneticNorth’s MoviePeg stand for the iPad is available in black and, for a limited time, orange, and sells for $20.
Vaja is now offering immediate shipping on its Messenger Bag for the iPad, as well as its new Leather Agenda 2 case. The Messenger Bag is made from textured brown leather and features an adjustable leather strap, two main interior compartments, two front flap pockets, a large outer zip pocket, and a cushioned front flap with metal latches for fastening. Unusually for Vaja, the Messenger Bag is available exclusively in a Brownie & Birch color scheme, and is priced at $280. The Leather Agenda 2 is a folio-style padded leather case featuring an embossed interior lining, open access to all ports and controls, and the ability to function as a stand in two different landscape positions. It is available in a variety of different colors and sells for $220. Also new is the company’s Matelasse case for iPhone 4, which retains the flip-style and port access of the company’s iVolution series but adds a quilted front pattern. It sells for $135.
XtremeMac has outed its new case lineup for the iPad. The Tuffwrap is a form-fitting silicone case offering full access to all ports and controls and textured sides for added grip, while the Neoprene Sleeve is a pocket-style case featuring an integrated pocket for cables and a velcro closure; both sell for $40. Also included in the lineup is the Nylon Sleeve, featuring a nylon exterior, soft plush interior lining, and a top zippered closure, and the Tuffshield, an anti-glare, static-cling screen protector. The Nylon Sleeve and Tuffshield sell for $50 and $25, respectively; all four products are available now.
IndustryWorks has introduced its new Delphi Stand for the Apple iPad. Made from Sapele hardwoord, the Delphi features a adjustable mount that can hold the iPad in vertical or horizontal positions, tilts backwards, and also offers locking swivel functionality for a variety of viewing angles. It is also available with or without an integrated USB charge/sync cable—although both versions feature holes for Dock Connector and speaker access—and also offers access to the speaker, home, and power buttons, as well as the orientation lock switch. IndustryWorks’ Delphi Stand for iPad is available now in natural or black finish and sells for $170-$180.
MusicSkins has debuted its new line of skins inspired by the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. Seven different designs are available, including two cast group designs, four graphic designs, and one design dedicated to cast member Nicole Polizzi, better known as “Snooki.” In addition, each skin is available for a wide variety of Apple devices, including the iPad, iPhone, iPhone 3G and 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod classic, first-, second-, and third-generation iPod touch, fifth-generation iPod, second-, third-, fourth-, and fifth-generation iPod nano, and third-generation iPod shuffle. MusicSkin’s new Jersey Shore skins for Apple devices are available now and sell for $15-$20.
Recover has begun to offer its new line of wooden skins for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad. Made from 100% real wood and affixed with a residue-free 3M adhesive, Recover’s skins are precision cut and feature cutouts for sensors, buttons, and cameras. The iPhone 4 and iPad skin packs include both front and back skins, while the iPhone 3G/3GS skin includes only a front piece. Recover’s wooden skins for the iPhone and iPad are available in a variety of finishes and sell for $15-$30.
Gear4 has posted a preview of its new UnityRemote for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The UnityRemote is a wireless, Bluetooth-powered accessory that works with a Gear4-developed app to control a variety of home entertainment equipment. The small, circular accessory emits infrared signals in 360 degrees via five transmitters inside the device, can also learn remote codes not provided in the app’s built-in database, and is powered by three AA batteries. In addition, the app will allow users to add buttons form different devices to a single remote screen, eliminating the need to switch back-and-forth between multiple device-specific remote layouts. Gear4’s UnityRemote will be available in October and will sell for $100.
Apple has filed a lawsuit against several companies selling “unauthorized” electronic accessories for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Filed in federal court in San Francisco, the suit against Eforcity Corporation, Accstation, Itrimming, Everydaysource, United Integral, Crazyondigital, and Boxware Corporation claims that the companies are violating as many as 10 of Apple’s patents and additional trademarks.
At issue are electronic accessories, including chargers, speakers, and cables, which have in the past been known to cause damage to iPods when developed without regard to Apple’s specifications. “Many are of inferior quality and reliability, raising significant concerns over compatibility with and damage to Apple’s products,” Apple says in the suit. For a number of years, Apple has run a “Made For iPod” program and iPhone/iPad equivalents as a way to certify that accessories will be compatible with its products, but has also changed specifications when moving from one generation of device to the next, leaving many formerly “Made For” products unable to charge or otherwise work fully with later iPod and iPhone models—including the company’s own iPod Hi-Fi speaker system.
Shure has rolled out its new SRH240m+ Headset with Remote + Microphone for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Using a closed-back, circumaural headphone design with 40mm neodymium drivers and replaceable ear cup pads taken from the previously-released SRH240, SRH240m+ is the company’s first over-the-ear headset to include an in-line microphone and three-button remote unit for Apple device compatibility. Shure’s SRH240m+ Headset with Remote + Microphone is available now and sells for $80.
Woodford Design has debuted its new FridgePad accessory for the Apple iPad. FridgePad is a magnetized holder for the iPad, allowing the user to mount the tablet on a refrigerator or other flat, convenient, magnet-friendly surface. Initial renderings on Woodford’s website show the iPad un-encased and held by four molded corner grips, suggesting the FridgePad will not be case-friendly. Woodford Design’s FridgePad for the Apple iPad is expected to be available this Autumn; pricing has yet to be determined.
Just Mobile has introduced its new UpStand for the Apple iPad. Made from aluminum, the UpStand features a circular base with an angled iPad cradle suspended above by two support poles, non-slip feet, and rubber on the supporting grips to keep the iPad in place while offering protecting for unencased iPads. It is compatible with most iPad cases, as well. Just Mobile’s UpStand for the iPad is available now from Macsense and sells for $50.
Cyber Acoustics has rolled out its new Leather portfolio cover for the Apple iPad. Like many similarly-designed cases, the Leather portfolio cover features an inner frame to securely hold the iPad while allowing access to all ports and controls, as well as a folding front cover that can serve as either a viewing or typing stand. Cyber Acoustics’ Leather portfolio cover for the iPad is available now and sells for $40.
Sanho Corporation has debuted its new HyperMac Stand for the Apple iPad. The HyperMac Stand is a combination rechargeable battery pack and dual-angle stand, featuring two soft-touch slots to hold the iPad at either 18 or 45 degrees whether it is encased or bare, and a 11,000mAh lithium ion battery good for up to 16 additional hours of iPad battery life. Other features include 2.1 Amp charging for the iPad via a USB port, a mini USB port for charging the HyperMac Stand’s battery, and a five-stage LED battery level indicator. Sanho’s HyperMac Stand for the iPad is available now and sells for $130.
Pyramid Distribution has introduced its new iHolder Stand for iPad. Made by Green Figure, the iHolder is an iMac-like stand for the iPad featuring an aluminum base, polycarbonate grip pads to hold the device in place, a rotating stand for horizontal or vertical use, three adjustable viewing angles, and cutouts for Dock and headphone access while in the stand. The iHolder Stand for iPad is available now and sells for $50.
Update: This same stand is also available from Innopocket as the HexaPose stand.
Following up on its May announcement of the AmpliTube iRig adapter, IK Multimedia has released the iPad version of its AmpliTube for iPad companion software. Designed to be used with the iRig adapter, the AmpliTube app provides a portable multi-touch tone-modeling solution for guitar and bass players. The app provides the same 23 amps and effects as the iPhone version, accessible from a single-pane touchscreen control interface and four simultaneous stompbox effects—one more than the iPhone version. The app provides five amp models with full tonal and drive controls, 11 stompbox effects, five cabinet layouts and two microphones. Users can easily organize and recall configurations on the fly with 36 available presets. Additional functions in the iPad version include a tuner, metronome and backing track player that can be used to improve playing skills. AmpliTube for iPad is available from the App Store for $20. A free version is also available with only three effects and a single amp and cabinet; additional gear from the full version can be added to the free version via in-app purchase. An iPhone version is also available. The AmpliTube iRig adapter is sold separately for $40.