Looking for a stylish iPad Air or iPad Mini case? Let me suggest the Hard Graft Draw Case, made in leather and felt with a marl grey rope. Oh, and it doubles as a stand as well.
The Draw cases are available soon in two sizes, both for around $184 (€138).
Buy @ Hardgraft.com
Here’s the Party In A Box dock / speaker system by Soul Electronics (rapper Ludacris’ line of audio products). This system is big enough to dock an iPad comfortably, but comes with both AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity and a 5.8GHz transciever able to stream uncompressed CD audio or hook up with wireless speakers – but who cares, it sports analog VU-meters!
Speaker-wise there’s dual 6.5" subwoofers, two 3" midrange speakers and four 1" tweeters. Power-wise you can run it on a 110/240V power supply, a 12V cigarette lighter adapter or just regular batteries if you want to take it with you.
From the product page:
“The PIAB P910 is the ultimate wireless, high performance entertainment system. Unmatched in its class, this innovative system generates the dynamic sound of a full home theater system in the form of a portable and stylish box. A powerful 8-speaker omnidirectional hybrid system fills the room with unparalleled deep bass, and crystal clear mids and highs, while wireless technology allows streaming of music through Bluetooth.”
(…oh, and there’s HDMI as well, allowing you to hook it up to your TV).
Product page: Soul Electronics
Buy @ Amazon.com ($999)
I really like Marshall’s line of headphones, and now they’ve updated the Major White to Major White FX, meaning it comes armed with a fully iPod/iPhone/iPad compatible microphone and remote.
As the previous versions it’s fully collapsible and sports a headband made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall’s classic amps.
Marshall Major White FX Product Page
Belkin’s Chef Stand + Stylus is designed to make cooking while using your iPad / tablet a whole lot easier (or, less messy at least). The case-compatible stand sports a non-slip rubber base and the magnetic tip on the wand works with any touchscreen.
Belkin.com: Chef Stand + Stylus ($39.99)
More docking speaker goodies: here’s JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock allowing you to play all your music over WiFi from any iTunes running computer (Mac/PC), iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with iOS 4.2 or later. Besides that it sports a color display showing the album artwork along with album / artist / song information.
Other features include HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization), USB port, dual alarms, playback control buttons and digital FM-radio with 10 station presets.
The speaker will be available this spring, no price tag yet though.
JBL.com: On Air Speaker Dock
Philips has just announced a new set of stylish iPhone/iPod Touch docking speakers dubbed Fidelio SoundSphere. Besides allowing you play through your docked device it sports Apple AirPlay as well, so you can hook up your Mac or PC running iTunes or iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch without any ugly, cluttering cables. Just Wi-Fi bliss.
“The amazing sound quality of the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere docking speaker lies in its design. The curved design of the separate speakers with their unique free-floating tweeters on top of both speakers mean Philips Fidelio SoundSphere delivers sound in all directions for a deeper and wider audio impression with minimized interferences.”
The Fidelio SoundSphere docking speakers will be available for purchase around May 2011 to a retail price of 799 EUR (about 1,110 USD).
So, the iPad 2 was launched yesterday and now we can just sit back and wait for its accessories. The Booqpad iPad Agenda by Booq combines an iPad 2 case and notepad into one, keep your notes, pen, stylus and businesscards in there and you’re ready for any meeting.
The case is and is made from Nappa leather and ships with a blank, 50 sheet A5 notepad. You can then refill the notepad with paper in a variety of styles depending on if you’re a, say, designer, developer or writer. As for the colors you get to pick between black/gray, sand/plum, gray/green, white/berry and coffee/cream (shown in the images).
Booqbags.com: iPad 2 Agenda ($49.95, $99.95 for the coffee/cream model)
The Origami Stand Sleeve by Incase is inpired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art and while it offers the protection you’d expect from a neoprene sleeve it sports a neater feature as well; it can quickly be folded into a stand, allowing both horizontal and vertical viewing positions. It’s available in both black and pink models, both with plush faux-fur interiors.
Link: Incase: Origami iPad Sleeve ($34.95)
If you’re looking for a clever way to wall mount your iPad in the kitchen or bath room you should check out Wallee’s iPad Case and Wall Mount, just put your iPad in the protective, plastic hard case and you’ll be able to mount it on the wall (in both portrait and landscape mode) by a simple and quick 45° turn wherever you decide to put the wall plates.
The Wallee cases are available in black, clear, white and orange and you can order extra wall mounts with it for $8.00.
A+R Store: iPad Case + Wall Mount ($56.00)
Looking for something exclusive to protect your iPad with? How about these leather sleeves by Makr? They’re inspired by Makr’s flap wallets but sports a hidden cordovan closure instead of a horizontal keeper.
The cases are available in Chromexcel Bark ($240.00), Black ($240.00) as well as Mahogany ($230.00) and although they’re made to contain iPads you can use them to hold just about anything with a fitting size, of course.