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iPad Accessories from Cyber Acoustics

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I love this iPad case so much that I’m going to give it to one of you. It’s the one I’ve been using on my iPad. I happen to have a replacement for it from the folks at Cyber Acoustics. They were blown away with the traffic you guys gave them, so they sent me a red one to replace this black one.

This leather case is not for everyone, I know. Many of you would prefer that it not be leather. That being said, this is a very, very good iPad cases. I use a LOT of different iPad cases, but this is simply the best one that I’ve tried.

It serves as a low angled prop for great comfort in typing mode, or as an upright stand to sit back and watch movies and video clips. There is felt on this inside. There are bands that hold it in place. It’s shock absorbent – seriously. I’ve dropped the iPad a couple of times and I have no troubles.

I love the way this sleek little case looks. It’s sleek and gorgeous. I enjoy being able to hold it in a couple of different ways, and stand it up in a few ways. It doesn’t look cheap – or feel cheap. It doesn’t matter that this was sent to me as a review unit… I mean what I say.

THIS is the case that Apple should have made.

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iPad Cases and Stands Roundup

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Over the course of the past month, I’ve received a handful of iPad accessories to try out. Most of these are stands or cases, and I wanted to try them out. Be sure to email me before you buy any of these products. I will do my best to get a coupon to you. With so many great things to choose from, how will I decide which is best for me?

I’ve been using the Griffin Elan Passport for a while now, but it may just be time for a change. I liked this particular product because it protects the iPad very well and it serves as both a stand and a case. If you wish to grab one of these for yourself or ANY of the Griffin products, be sure to use coupon code pirillo886 to save yourself some money.

Griffin also sent along the new Loop for my iPad. I love this little thing. It’s simple and unobtrusive. I use it in my living room. As you can see in the video, the iPad fits in there snugly in either portrait or landscape mode. I like that the grooves (notches?) in this stand are large enough to accomodate thin cases and covers.

The next stand in this montage is the UpStand from Just-Mobile. I really like this one. In fact, it’s been used on my desk right here in my home office ever since I received it. It looks great with the aluminum finish, and matches the decor around here well. It’s lightweight yet sturdy. It works very well, even with various cases on the iPad.

Another stand of sorts is the WedgePad. It’s sort of like a bean bag for the iPad. You can even strap your device in to keep it more stable. It works pretty well, and it’s definitely something different. It has a more relaxed look and feel for your surroundings.

Something I’m not likely to use on an ongoing basis came in from Hard Candy. The iPad case is actually difficult to get on. It certainly works alright, even if I’m not a huge fan of bright orange. They’ve made all of the appropriate slots in the case to accomodate the areas for charging and such.

The JAVOedge Fiber Axis case is very professional looking. It’s a nice carrying case. If you don’t really like skins this may be the product for you.

Speck sent along the CandyShell case and the See-Thru Satin case. The See-Thru case is both a translucent case AND a stand of sorts. It will work well with a docking station, which is cool. That’s an interesting idea. It feels very well constructed. The CandyShell is a rubberized shell. This product has the same flap in the back, which is cool. It’s shiny!! I love shiny! I’m not as happy about the logo being so large on the back, though.

The case that I have decided will be my new iPad case is the Cyber Acoustics Leather case. This company is local, hailing from Vancouver, Washington! I always like to support local companies whenever I can. It’s easy this time, since this is such a great product. It looks fantastic. There’s a piece of plastic on the inside to keep the device stable. There are rubber grips to hold it in place, and none of the speakers or ports are covered up. The Griffin Elan had that issue, which is why I’m not as happy with that item. This case also makes me feel nice and secure. It just FEELS like it’s secure as heck. You can also double-back one of the flaps and fold it into a well-stitched notch. Viola! You now have a stand, as well.

Each of the cases I’ve shown you are good products in their own rights. However, not all of them meet the needs that I have. We all look for different things, so any one of these could be just what YOU are looking for.

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Apple Aficionado Accessories

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The folks over at twelvesouth contacted me recently and offered to let me take a look at some of their products. They sent along a couple of BookArc stands. I thought they looked pretty cool, so I agreed to try them out.

The BookArc for the iPad gives you a choice of four different positions to make it easier for you to have the device at the exact angle you need. In “work mode,” the iPad will sit at an angle in both portrait and landscape positions, and provides access to the home button. In “storage mode” iPad sits upright in both portrait and landscape positions, perfect for charging and using your iPad as a stylish photo frame.

I have to say that I love the BookArc for both the iPad and my Macbook. They are designed specifically for these devices, and they fit perfectly. They look great and they do what I need them to. What more could a Geek ask for?

The company also sent along their BassJump subwoofer. It connect by way of USB, and of course I had to demonstrate it for you so that you can hear the awesome sound quality. It connects and is powered by USB cord, so you won’t have extra cables lying around. The subwoofer is nice and small, which makes it nice when you don’t have a lot of extra room.

It comes with a live “beat meter” where you can change the settings to match the type of music you’re listening to. You can adjust the BassJump volume separate from the volume on the original device. It even comes with a carrying case to help you take it on the run with you.

These are a couple of nice-looking products that I’m happy with. I’m looking forward to seeing what twelvesouth comes up with next.

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Is This the Best iPad Case?

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I think I have found a case for my iPad that I am happy with. This is the Elan Passport from our friends at Griffin. The folio flips open to reveal your device, then closes like a book for privacy and protection, and its micro-suede lining protects your iPad from scratches and smudges. There are also pockets on the inside of the cover to hold your ID or other items.

I like this case a LOT. It’s easy to get the iPad in and out, and it fits in there nice and snuggly. It makes for a good stand no matter which way you want to turn it. It even looks nice. Everything I was looking for in a case is right here.

Don’t spend your money on Apple’s official iPad case. It’s not worth it. This Elan Passport from Griffin is a better solution. It’s clean. It’s uncluttered. It’s looks professional. It’s perfect.

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Which iPad Stand Stands Best?

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When it comes to creating a stand for the iPad, it’s difficult to get it right. You want the stand to hold the device securely in both landscape and portrait mode. You also want to be able to tilt it to meet your unique viewing preferences. My friend Dave Delaney sent along the new A-Frame from the team at Griffin for me to review, and I have to say I’m impressed. I like the look and feel of this stand, and it works perfectly.

Soft silicone will cradle your iPad and accomodate the dock or sync cable. It’s designed specifically to also accomodate many flexible (or hard-shell) cases. You’ll have easy access to the iPad’s dock connector when the device is sitting in the A-Frame.

It’s safe to say that I’m no longer in the market for an iPad stand. Thanks, Griffin, for once again coming up with the product to beat.

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