If you are looking for a way to not only use your iPhone without it sitting on your desk and display your shiny toy from Cupertino at the same time, look no further than newMacgadgets. The company has just released their new Touch Base for Smartphones which will allow you to work on your iPhone comfortably while displaying it in an Apple Store like fashion on your desk.
The Touch Base is made of solid acrylic so it will really go with any decor and on the top it has a grippy silicon ring to assure your iPhone stays in place as you use it or display it for your friends and colleagues. Michael Schriner, President of the company, wrote
With a variety of smartphone stands available to choose from, The New Touch Base is the answer to all your multitasking needs. Designed with elegance in mind, The New Touch Base is a solid 1 lb., wedge shaped, acrylic work-base with an outer silicone ring that provides a sure-grip of your smartphone. Text, make calls, and view videos without your phone sliding all over the place.
The new Touch Base Stand is designed to be hefty – weighing in at about 1 lb. – to prevent your iPhone or other smartphone from slipping around on your desk. Even on a smooth surface the Touch Base Stand will stay firmly where you put it. This, along with the silicon grippy ring makes it easy and confident to use your iPhone when it is sitting on the stand.
The new Touch Base is $29.99 and I will be giving a full review of it here on AlliOSNews in the coming weeks.
For more information, check out the newMacgadgets website. Be sure to check out their complete lineup of acrylic display stands not only for iPhone but for iPad and other PC or Mac accessories.
Just Mobile Ltd., the leading brand of mobile accessories, today, announced the global launch of the Just Mobile AluCube Mini™, a minimalistic cable tidy.
Just Mobile AluCube Mini™ is the conception of the Just Mobile Design Competition 2011 held in Europe. The most promising of hand picked design concepts submitted from all over Europe. The AluCube Mini™ drew synonymous with Just Mobile’s core design ethos and struck judges as an elegant, gorgeous functional piece of minimalistic design.
The AluCube Mini sports the iconic Just Mobile high-grade aluminium, contrasted by black rubber inline for superb grip to keep obtrusive cables at bay. With AluCube Mini™, cables will no longer nag you for attention, and you will be surprised how such a simple idea can go so far in increasing productivity and ease of mind.
The AluCube Mini™ comes in packs of two, along with 3M™ non-marking adhesive patches for use in more permanent situations such as work desks, or the abode of your various mobile devices. On the other hand, for cable conscious road warriors, the AluCube Mini™ can conquer annoying cable chaos in the outer pockets of your briefcase, or to cure that familiar condition of the self-tangling cable in your bag or pocket.
AluCube Mini™ is the perfect answer to your cable clutter woes.
- Minimalistic design
- Solid aluminium construction
- Two included per pack
- Two 3MTM Acrylic Foam Double Coated Tape included
Price and Availability
The AluCube Mini™ is available now to customers in the US with RRP US$16.95, in Europe 16.95€ and in UK with £14.95.
For more photos and ordering, visit the AluCube Mini™ site
From the manufacturer of the original Apple Security Kit which sold over 2 million units, newMacgadgets is pleased to introduce the new PAD-Lock. The PAD-Lock is the first security kit designed exclusively to work with the iPad 2 and the soon to be released iPad 3.
The PAD-Lock is engineered to allow full motion of the iPad 2 while minimizing any additional weight. The PAD-Lock is constructed from lightweight aircraft grade aluminum security brackets that attach to the outer diagonal corners of the iPad 2. The security brackets attach below the iPad and create a base to raise the iPad 1″ off the desktop. This allows the power cable and coated steel wire security cable to route underneath the iPad and out the back to provide clean look.
The PAD-Lock secures to any fixed object with a 7′ black steel wire cable and 25mm brass padlock. A universal mount is also included to provide an anchor point if a fixed object is not available. The PAD-Lock assembles in less than a minute and is just as easy to remove. The included rubber pads create a soft cushion between the aluminum brackets and iPad surface to prevent scratching.
Once assembled the PAD-Lock is barely noticeable. The black powder-coated security tabs match the iPad 2 front surface. Retailers and exhibitors will appreciate the professional look and added security that the PAD-Lock provides.
Pricing and Availability:
The PAD-Lock is ideal for all open environments where security is a concern. Businesses and organizations that use the iPad as a presentation tool will want to use the PAD-Lock to secure their valuable investment. The PAD-Lock retails for $49.95 (USD) and is available directly from newMacgadgets.
newPCgadgets announces the availability of the new iPad 2 Display Dock. Have you ever wanted to display your iPad 2 and iPhone just like they do at the Apple Store? Well, now you can with the new iPad 2 Display Dock from newPCgadgets.
The new iPad2 Display Dock is designed from high-quality clear acrylic and matches the look and feel of the Apple iPad 2 Store display. This elegant base provides the optimum viewing angle for your iPad2 while also docking your iPhone (or iPod).
According to founder Michael Schriner, “We surveyed dozens of Southern California Apple Stores and discovered that customers were repeatedly asking to purchase the Apple iPad 2 display because they loved the look. It just made sense to produce them for resale.”
This is the ultimate charging base designed to give you the same high-tech look and feel Apple uses for their own displays.
Just like the Apple Store the iPad2 Display Dock is constructed of high quality hand polished clear acrylic. The base is recessed to hold the iPad2 in the landscape position. You can also dock your iPhone or iPod at the top of the base.
The iPad2 Display Dock is the perfect solution for combining your favorite Apple devices into one charging base. The elegant look of the Dock will compliment any office environment and make you the envy of all your friends.
Pricing and Availability:
The iPad2 Display Dock is available from the newPCgadgets website and retails for $74.95 (USD).
Marware, Inc., designer and manufacturer of innovative accessories for the mobile device market, has announced that the MicroShell Folio iPad 2 case is now shipping. The MicroShell Folio iPad 2 case is the thinnest and lightest case of its kind on the market and comes in 3 different colors.
“We are extremely excited about this product,” said Stephen Heaven, Marware’s Director of Product Development. “We’re proud to be one of the first manufacturers to introduce a functional ‘sleep/wake’ feature in our lid. The front lid provides ergonomically advanced viewing angles that increase the functionality for the consumer. There are 2 viewing angles for display and FaceTime as well as an angle for typing. But what makes this product so special is the combination of protection and performance in a design that really looks great. The 3-layer paint process helps put our MicroShell Folio head and shoulders above the competition.”
The rubberized coating on the back case offers a soft touch and feel, while also protecting against nicks and scratches. Unlike other cases of its kind, the front protective lid does not cover or block any of the display screen, enabling device navigation when folded back. This combination of protection in both the front and the back of the iPad 2 is even more impressive when considering how thin and durable the MicroShell Folio is.
* The Marware Lifetime Warranty
* Ultra thin (1.5mm), polycarbonate hard-shell back cover and foldable front protective lid
* Improved functionality with magnets that turn the device on/off and securely hold the front lid in place
* Front protective lid that also folds into a stand with 2 viewing angles and 1 typing angle
* Durable, stress-resistant hard-shell design for the back cover with slightly raised ridges to prevent scratching and enhance grip
* Camera hole cutout in the back case
* Access to all buttons and ports so you can charge and sync without removing the case
* Includes: Polycarbonite case and protective automatic sleep/wake lid
Pricing and Availability:
The Marware MicroShell Folio for iPad 2 is available in black, white and silver. This case retails for $69.99 (USD). For more information about the Marware MicroShell Folio, please visit the Marware website.
MicroShell Folio iPad 2: http://www.marware.com/ipad-cases-and-covers/ipad-2-cases/microshell-folio-ipad-2-case
TrendyDigital Design, a subsidiary of MZ Services Inc. announced new line of accessories designed for the Apple iPad 2. The first line-up is the adaptation of their highly successful waterproof case for iPad 2. The front and back cameras of iPad demand accessibility to both lenses while the iPad 2 is inside the waterproof case. WaterGuard waterproof cases have been redesigned to accommodate this camera feature. The transparent, camera-friendly material of the waterproof case yields uncompromising clarity while photos are taken by the iPad 2 while it is housed inside the case.
The PadGear Case for the iPad 2 protects the device from daily wear and scratches. There are two models for this series: The PadGear Lite and the PadGear Plus with Apple wireless keyboard compatible housing and viewing stand. The Dimension series for iPad 2 is a further extension of TrendyDigital’ innovative multi-position, multi-orientation viewing platform for the iPad. The Dimension includes both M Series and V Series. The M series use magnet as the attaching mechanism. The V series use industry strength Velcro band as the attaching mechanism.
The WaterGuard Waterproof Case Series features two models: the WaterGuard Lite and the WaterGuard Plus. Both models feature TrendyDigital’s original double waterproof sealing closure, press-and-fold seal, and button fasteners. This multi-tier sealing mechanism provides excellent protection when the iPad 2 owners use their gadget in an aqueous environment. Both models are made of camera friendly, transparent material. The photos taken while the iPad 2 is inside the case have the same crispness and clarity as those taken while the iPad is not in a case. There is no resolution compromise for the front or back lenses. In addition, the WaterGuard Plus version has padding for extra bump protection. Furthermore, the padding has been customized for back camera access. The WaterGuard PlusWaterproof Case is the world’s first and only waterproof case with padding designed exclusively for the iPad 2.
The PadGear Folio Case for the iPad 2 protects the device from daily wear and scratches. The PadGear case is a folio case that includes storage pockets for pens, business cards or USB Cables. The PadGear Folio case features a fitted form for the iPad 2 in the right compartment. The iPad 2 is anchored via a T structure. All the sockets on the iPad2′s side panel are fully accessible. The case is secured via a non-scratch double zipper when the iPad2 is not in use. It is both a convenient and durable solution for housing your iPad 2. For iPad 2 owners who prefer to use the Apple wireless keyboard when using their device, the PadGear Plus Folio provides an ideal solution. This case has side pocket to store the Apple Wireless Keyboard and a support stand. When the user is ready to use the iPad2 with the keyboard, simply take out the keyboard from the side pocket, open up the folio case, put the keyboard inside the folio case side panel, pop up the stand and you are ready to go. This is the only solution in the market place to incorporate both the Apple wireless keyboard and viewing stand for iPad2.
The Dimension case incorporates several original designs elements to accommodate the most natural way for different users to interact with the iPad. From the outset, it looks like a slim and well-crafted jacket for iPad. The iPad is protected in a frame case at the right side of the jacket. The frame case has openings for all the access points in the iPad. Users can interact with the iPad in this jacket setting. However, if users want to have a more intimate interaction with their device, they can easily separate the frame case from its base cover and hold the frame case at hand and interact with their device through this slim, elegant frame case. When a user is tired of holding the iPad with frame case at hand, the user can easily and securely attach the frame case to its base cover. If stand viewing is desirable, the case can be converted into a viewing stand once the frame case is attached back to its base cover. The viewing stand can be adjusted to different angles so that the most comfortable viewing position can be achieved for different people. If you prefer portrait viewing, the frame case can be attached in portrait orientation. If landscape orientation is what you prefer, the frame case supports this feature as well.
The Dimension line has two variations. The variations differ on how the attachment mechanism is implemented. The M Series use magnets as the attachment mechanism. The thin, durable frame case magnetically attaches to the base cover. The V series use industry strength velcro band as the attaching mechanism. The selected Velcro band has been rigorously tested and provides the optimize hook-and-loop combination for attaching and separating the frame case from the base cover.
“We are excited about the iPad2′s release. The rapid growth of tablet computer provides huge opportunity for us to develop new and innovative protection solution. Leveraging from our experience working with other eReader and iPad, we are able to rapidly develop a suite of protective gears for the iPad2″ noted Mark Zheng, vice president of sales and marketing. “We would like to provide a broad range of stylish and protective cases when people use their devices in different environments. The WaterGuard Series for the iPad2 are built on our successful waterproof platform for Kindle and iPad and will become one of the “must have” accessories for the iPad2 owner. The PadGear and Dimension series, on the other hand, provides ideal portable solutions for iPad2 owner’s daily interaction with their favorite gadgets.
All cases can be purchased on TrendyDigital Design and Amazon.
TrendyDigital Design: http://www.trendydigital.com/
Waterproof WaterGuard Series for iPad 2: http://trendydigital.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products_id=130
PadGear Plus Folio Cass for Apple iPad 2: http://trendydigital.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products_id=131
Dimension series for iPad 2: http://trendydigital.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products_id=127
Purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=trendydigital+ipad+2&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Atrendydigital+ipad+2&ajr=3
Spanish case designer and manufacture Piel Frama has announced a new case for the iPad 2 that is nothing short of stunning. The new Cinema Leather case is designed for the iPad 2 and is a book-style case where the front cover can be folded over the case to create a base to stand your iPad 2 on to watch media content. Not only is it functional but it provides great protection for your iPad 2 and is available in a variety of colors.
Piel Frama produces some of the best cases for devices out there. Each case is hand made and is made of the finest Spanish leathers. Their cases are durable and stylish. Yes they are more expensive than your garden variety case but these aren’t garden variety. They are works of craftmanship that frankly is missing in many cases today.
Check out the wide range of color options on the Piel Frama site for the case.
The Piel Frama Cinema Leather case is 130 € or approximately $184 US and takes approximately 15 days for delivery
PALO ALTO, CA — March 15, 2010 – Thinner. Lighter. Faster. Better. With the iPad 2®, Apple has seriously stepped up its game—at Speck, we decided we needed to step it up too. So we’ve updated and redesigned some of our favorite iPad cases as gotta-have iPad 2 accessories—like the two-layer hard-shell CandyShell Wrap with a flip-close cover that converts to a stand, and FitFolio, our ultra-lightweight, custom-fit folio case that’s ideal for reading, working, gaming and lots more.
And we’re releasing more amazing all-new cases for iPad 2: Speck’s super-sleek glossy-matte PixelSkin HD Wrap case for iPad 2 ramps up our award-winning, pixel-pattern design to iPad size. And our iconic iGuy makes a triumphant return as a web-only exclusive: this freestanding foam case for iPad and iPad 2 is the perfect way for kids (and wanna-be kids) to give their tablet some personality while keeping it totally protected.
At the iPad 2 launch today, Steve Jobs showed a new accessory that has got everyone excited. The new HDMI DV Output cable will be $39 and will allow you to charge your iPad and display beautiful 1080i HD video from your iPad 2. One of the first questions asked by a colleague after seeing the launch event was if this cable will work with the iPad. The answer is yes – but with limitations.
If you have an iPad or an iPhone 4, you can indeed use the new DV cable from Apple with your device. It will allow you to display 720p and it does not support screen mirroring like the iPad 2. It will however work with all the apps.
With the introduction of the iPad 2 today from Apple, they have also released some great high resolution images of the new device, the Smartcover and the iPad 2 using FaceTime. Enjoy!