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New for iPad 2: Griffin, Speck, Orbino, XGear, more

New cases and accessories for the iPad 2 are continuing to roll in from manufacturers. Griffin has announced updated versions of its Elan Folio Slim textured polyurethane folio case ($40) and CinemaSeat headrest adapter/case ($40) for the iPad 2, along with new colors of its Sylus for iPad ($20). Speck has introduced its iGuy case for the iPad and iPad 2 ($40), a revised version of its iconic case for the original iPad that debuted at the 2011 CES, and its new PixelSkin HD Wrap case for iPad 2 ($50), featuring an integrated cover/stand.

Orbino has unveiled its new Padova II case for the iPad 2 ($209 and up), offering integrated magnets compatible with the iPad 2’s Smart Cover technology, while XGear is offering its 360 Shield Polycarbonate Swivel Case ($40) and 360 Shield Case ($100) for the iPad 2, the latter made from real carbon fiber. Finally, Hub International has announced that a revised version of its HandStand case ($50) will be available for the iPad 2 in the next two months.

Griffin Elan Folio Slim

Griffin CinemaSeat2

Griffin Stylus Brights and Naturals

Speck PixelSkin HD Wrap

Orbino Padova II

XGear 360 Shield Polycarbonate Swivel Case

XGear 360 Shield Case

HandStand Case

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I get the impression that the iPad 2’s magnet system caught the iDevice accessory makers flat-footed. There are precious few cases fitted specifically for the iPad 2, only one with a sleep/wake magnet (Orbino), and non that attach magnetically. Did Apple withhold the “real” iPad design details for too long?

Posted by Farnsworth on March 16, 2011 at 10:06 AM (CDT)


I was so excited to get the 360 Shield case.  After approx 2 weeks the plastic tab to hold in the iPad broke.  I never removed the iPad once placed in the case so this was very upsetting.  The manufacturer replaced the case without question.  I’ve had my replacement case for 3 weeks and the exact same thing happen, the tab broke again.  There must be a design flaw in the case because I take extra special care of my iPad and the accessories.  I’ve decided not to contact the manufacturer for another replacement.  I will need to find another case.

Posted by JMcIntosh on October 23, 2011 at 9:34 PM (CDT)

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