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Sprout Creation intros Vers Wood case for iPad tablet

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Sprout Creation has introduced its new Vers Wood case for the Apple iPad. Handcrafted from solid hardwoods and bamboo, the case features steel reinforcement for added strength, a soft, scratch resistant lining, a form factor that covers the rear, sides, and bezel of the iPad, a top-loading design, open access to the 30-pin connector, volume controls, headphone port, home and power buttons, and an optional integrated vertical stand. Sprout Creation’s Vers Wood case for iPad is listed as coming soon and will sell for $80.

Philips teases upcoming iPad accessories

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Philips has launched a new webpage dedicated to its upcoming accessories for the Apple iPad. Included on the page are a new sleeve-style soft case that offers a reversible design with different inner and outer colors, a leatherette case with a velcro-closure top flap, neoprene lining, and added padding for the screen, and a screen protector. Also shown on the page are a device-agnostic portable speaker and a pair of headphones; no exact product names, pricing, or release dates have yet been announced.

Booq intros Boa skin XS case for iPad

Booq has introduced its new Boa skin XS case for the Apple iPad. Boa skin XS is a low-profile, sleeve-style case offering a rigid, durable “Twylon” base for impact protection, neoprene outer skin, and a soft non-scratch interior for added display protection. While the Boa skin XS can be carried on its own, the design is also good for protecting the device while in another bag, pack, or purse. Booq’s Boa skin XS sleeve for iPad is available now in turquoise, yellow, violet, sand, or black, and sells for $30.

Vestalife debuts first iPad speaker system, revised Mantis

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Vestalife has announced its new Mantis speaker system, the first speaker system with an iPad-compatible dock. The new Mantis will increase in overall size 25% from its predecessor to accomodate docking of the iPad, and will also see an increase in overall power to accomodate the iPad’s charging demands, which will also increase acoustic performance. Other features such as the folding speaker “wing” design, digital amplifier, down-firing ported subwoofer, auxiliary input and video output jacks, optional 4 AA battery operation, built-in USB port for syncing, and the included, full-function remote will remain from the original Mantis. The new Vestalife Mantis will be compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod and will come in black, red, or silver; pricing and release information has yet to be announced.

Essential TPE intros cases for Apple iPad

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Essential TPE has announced two new cases for the Apple iPad. The Puff sleeve | S is fashioned after a puffy winter jacket, and offers a high-gloss nylon exterior, 4mm of neoprene and foam lining, and a zip closure. It will sell for $30. The Ultra Protection sleeve | slim is a sleeve-style case featuring a cross-weaved, 1680D nylon exterior, soft interior lining, EVA foam padding, and a Velcro-closure top strip for keeping the iPad securely inside the case. It will sell for $35. Finally, the vivid protector (ar) is an optical quality, anti-glare PET screen protector that offers reduced moirĂ©, and an included application solution kit. It will sell for $25. All of Essential TPE’s new protective solutions for iPad are expected to ship by the mid-March.

M-Edge rolls out line of cases for Apple iPad

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M-Edge, makers of cases and protective solutions for e-readers like the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble nook, has announced a new line of cases for the Apple iPad. The lineup includes the FlexStand, a stand featuring rubber bumpers at each corner for holding the iPad and flexible steel legs for positioning the stand on different surfaces, the Leisure Jacket, a ripstop nylon case featuring a high density foam frame for protecting the iPad and a clear vinyl front cover that allows the iPad to be used while still encased, the Executive Jacket, a leather flip-style case with a plush fabric interior and the ability to be used as a horizontal stand, the Platform Jacket, a leather flip-style similar to the Executive Jacket but with a vertical-oriented design instead of horizontal, the Trip Jacket, a canvas and leather notebook-like cover with a horizontally-opening front cover and microfiber interior, and the Flip Jacket, which is similar to the Trip Jacket but with a vertically-opening design.

imageAlso included in M-Edge’s lineup is the Latitude Jacket, a zip-open ripstop nylon case with polar fleece interior, the Page Sleeve, a simple, vertical leather case with microsuede interior, the Slip Sleeve, a horizontal canvas and leather case featuring a top-opening flap cover with elastic strap closure and microfiber interior, the Touring Sleeve, a zip-open neoprene case with polar fleece interior, the Hip Bag, a vertical, messenger-style canvas bag with microfiber lining and zip closure, the Journey Bag, a larger, horizontal messenger bag made from ripstop nylon and featuring a dedicated zippered fleece compartment for the iPad and a larger main compartment for chargers and other accessories, and the Destination Bag, a leather bag with microfiber interior, dedicated zipper pocket for the iPad, and an adjustable, removable shoulder strap. M-Edge’s line of new cases for the Apple iPad is listed as coming soon; pricing has yet to be announced.

Waterfield Designs intros cases for Apple iPad

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Waterfield Designs has introduced its new Ultimate SleeveCase and Suede Jacket for the Apple iPad. The Ultimate SleeveCase for iPad is a fitted sleeve-style case featuring either a horizontal or vertical design, a flap opening with Velcro closure neoprene padding, Ultrasuede interior lining, an internal plastic insert for added screen protection, and a ballistic nylon exterior. Options include a shoulder strap and leather bottom trim. It sells for $55-$59.

The Suede Jacket for iPad is a low-profile sleeve-style case featuring Ultrasuede construction, a finger loop on either side for easy insertion/removal of the device, and an optional exterior pocket for headphones, cables, or other small items. It sells for $19-$25. Both of Waterfield Designs’ new cases for the Apple iPad are available for pre-order now and are expected to ship within one week of the iPad’s launch.

iKit reveals Leather Sleeve Case for iPad

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iKit has introduced its new Leather Sleeve Case for the Apple iPad tablet. Made from top-quality genuine leather, the Leather Sleeve Case features an embossed design on the interior and exterior, a secure, sleeve-style access flap, a slim, padded design, an included screen protector, and open access to all ports and controls. The iKit Leather Sleeve Case for the Apple iPad is available for pre-order and sells for $30.

Hard Candy debuts line of cases for iPad

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Hard Candy Cases has unveiled its new lineup of cases for the Apple iPad tablet. The line includes the Hard Sleeve, a rigid EVA-foam case with specially fitted bumpers to keep the iPad in place, a soft interior lining, and a zippered closure. It sells for $50. A variant of the Hard Sleeve, Hard Candy’s Bubble Sleeve offers similar protection, but adds a raised, bubbled outer surface for added shock protection, and sells for $50. The Sleek Skin (previously Smooth Skin) is a form-fitting case made from TPU rubber, featuring a snap-on integrated screen protector that attaches to the rear of the case when not in use and open access to all ports and controls. It sells for $40. The Street Skin (formerly Rubber Protect) case for iPad is made from the same TPU rubber as the Sleek Skin, but offers a more rugged textured design, as well as the Sleek Skin’s snap-on integrated screen protector and open access to all ports and controls. It is priced at $40. Finally, the Hard Shell is a form-fitting polycarbonate case offering internal rubber bumpers, silicone-covered port access points, and a snap-on screen protector. It sells for $50. All of Hard Candy’s protective solutions for the Apple iPad are available for pre-order now and are expected to ship later this spring. Updated March 19 with changed names and pricing.

Nedrelow outs Book case for Apple iPad

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Nedrelow has introduced its new Book case for the Apple iPad. Hand-made from sustainable, natural materials, the Book is a hard case that resembles a traditional hard cover book, with a linen book cloth hard outer surface and a wool felt inner sleeve tailored to hold the iPad. It will come in three styles, one with the Book logo on the cover and spine, one with no writing on the cover or spine, and one with a spine that reads “this is not a book.” Nedrelow’s Book cover for Apple iPad is expected to ship in early April for $89 and is available for pre-order now.

Be.ez unveils LA robe Allure for iPad

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Be.ez has unveiled its new LA robe iPad Allure sleeve for the Apple iPad. Arriving in several colors, including moka, black, multi-color, and red, the zip-access LA robe features memory foam padding, a soft, high-grade fleece interior lining to prevent scratching, and a striped outer pattern. Be.ez’s LA robe iPad Allure sleeve for the Apple iPad will be available this spring and will sell for $30.

Booq intros new Taipan bag, sleeve for iPad

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Booq has introduced its new Taipan Sneak XS sleeve and Taipan Shadow XS bag for the iPad and other 9- and 10-inch devices. The Taipan Sneak XS is a zipper-access sleeve hand-sewn from 3mm-thick neoprene, featuring a YKK zipper with two pulls, a soft, non-scratch contrast fabric interior lining, and jersey trim on the inner edges to provide a barrier between the encased device and the zipper. The Taipan Shadow XS is a vertical messenger-style bag featuring a densely padded, zip-closure compartment for the iPad or netbook with soft plush interior, a hidden phone pocket with soft lining, an internal front pocket divider that un-snaps to provide more room for larger items, and a unique Terralinq number which can be registered with the Booq Terralinq service to help reunite the user with the bag should it be lost. It comes in black, charcoal, or violet, each with contrasting inner linings. Both products were designed “in anticipation of the iPad” and are available now for $25 and $70, respectively.

Incipio reveals lineup of cases for iPad

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Incipio has unveiled its new lineup of protective solutions for the Apple iPad tablet. The new line of cases will include the dermaSHOT, a form-fitting high density silicone case featuring an smooth, anti-static outer coating, shock protection, and open access to all ports and controls, the Feather, an ultra-thin polymer case offering a soft touch matte finish, two included surface protectors, a cleaning cloth, and open access to all ports and controls, the duroSHOT DRX, a hybrid case that features a hard polycarbonate core encased in flexible NGP material as well as port and control access, and the NGP Matte, a thin, soft case made from a semi-rigid, tear-, fade-, and elongation-resistant polymer that offers open access to all ports and controls. Incipio’s lineup of cases for the Apple iPad will be available soon; pricing has yet to be announced.

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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