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Top 5 tablet cases to look out for

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Here are five recommendations for tablet cases that you should be looking out for; good models and brands that’ll keep your tablet safe. There are both universal cases (use with any tablet of the size provided) and specific cases (use with the device named) included here, but the specific cases are available in many varieties to suit different cases… so either way, you should be able to find most of these for the tablet of your choice! Let’s get into the article, shall we?

5. SD TabletWear Stand and Type Case (Nexus 7 model pictured)

SD TabletWear Stand and Type case Google Nexus 7 - Carbon Fibre Black SD TabletWear Stand and Type case Google Nexus 7 - Carbon Fibre Black

SD TabletWear have been producing quality tablet cases for some time now, and the Stand and Type is one of their most popular creations. The case is a standard folio form factor, with the back, sides and bezels of your tablet protected by a durable faux-leather material. The beauty of this case is that the flip cover can be pushed back around to form a stand, either at a high angle for watching videos or a low angle for writing. It’s a competent combination that works well for almost all tablets on the market.

4. Case-Logic Universal 10 Inch Tablet Sleeve

Case Logic Universal 10 Inch Tablet Sleeve - Black    Case Logic Universal 10 Inch Tablet Sleeve - Black

Our next case is this universal option for ten inch tablets, which includes all of Apple’s full-size iPads and Samsung’s ten inch Note tablets. Of course, smaller tablets can also fit inside but you’ll find they may move around a bit. The Case-Logic Universal is a simple zipped case, which covers every side of your tablet to provide good protection while you’re traveling – against both scratches and impacts, thanks to the soft inner lining and thick shock absorbing padding.

3. SD Tabletwear Frameless Case (Kindle Fire HD model pictured)

Marware Microshell Folio Kindle Fire HD Case - Black    Marware Microshell Folio Kindle Fire HD Case - Black

Another great SD Tabletwear case to be on the lookout for is the Frameless Case, which offers a much slimmer signature compared to the traditional folio form factor. The thin case doesn’t include much impact protection, but you get a much lighter and smaller case. Screen protection is still provided here, with the cover also flipping around to form a helpful stand. A good choice for anyone short on space.

2. Kit Universal Bluetooth Keyboard Case for 7-8 Inch Tablets

Kit Universal Bluetooth Keyboard Case for 7-8 Inch Tablets - Black    Kit Universal Bluetooth Keyboard Case for 7-8 Inch Tablets - Black

A Bluetooth keyboard is one of the most useful accessories you can add to your tablet, allowing you to write and work much more effectively. The Kit Universal adds just such a keyboard, while also protecting your tablet with a svelte cover. The beauty of this case is that it provides that useful laptop-like working position with its built-in stand.

1. Proporta Quiksilver Pouch Case for 7-8 Inch Tablets

Proporta Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Union Jack    Proporta Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Union Jack

Our top-rated tablet case is the colourful Proporta Quiksilver Pouch Case, which offers both style and protection for seven and eight inch tablets, including the iPad Mini, Samsung Note 7/8 and the Google Nexus 7. Scuffs, scratches and light impacts are no worry when this case is installed. The case has a cool eye-catching design on the outside and a soft lining inside; the best of both worlds.

Conclusion

That’s all for now folks! Have a look at our full site for cases and other tablet accessories, and be sure to let us know what you think of the selections above.

The best writing and drawing accessories to use with Office for iPad

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Microsoft are set to announce Office for iPad in a special press event tomorrow. In honour of the occasion, we’re taking a look at the very best accessories for writing, drawing and working on the iPad Air.

5. Logitech K760 Wireless Bluetooth Solar Keyboard for Apple Devices

The most popular part of Office has long been Word, and to really make the most of its appearance on iPad you’ll need a proper keyboard. There are a lot of good Bluetooth keyboards on the market, but very few of them approach the quality of Logitech’s K760. The keyboard is similar to Apple’s popular Wireless Keyboard, with a row of Apple-specific functions along the top. The keyboard is also solar powered, meaning you’ll never need to charge it – just use it in a lit area and it’ll gain enough energy to keep it charged. Finally, the K760 works with a range of Apple devices (and Android / Windows too), and can swap between up to three connected devices with a press of a button. The one downside to this keyboard is it doesn’t include a stand for the iPad, so you’ll need to pick one up separately.

Logitech K760 Wireless Bluetooth Solar Keyboard    Logitech K760 Wireless Bluetooth Solar Keyboard

4. Kensington KeyFolio Executive Case for iPad Air

The Kensington KeyFolio is another good option, propping up your iPad in a laptop-like position with the keyboard sitting below. That makes for a comfortable experience in cramped spaces (like trains), and also protects both keyboard and iPad during transit. The KeyFolio Executive is also a bit cheaper than the other iPad keyboards on our list, which is nice.

Kensington KeyFolio Executive Case for iPad Air - Black    Kensington KeyFolio Executive Case for iPad Air - Black

3. a-Jays One+ Earphones – White

Part of the appeal of working on an iPad is that you can be doing it anywhere – in a coffee shop, on the train, or at your desk. That’s great for productivity, but it also means you’ll more likely be working in places that are louder and more distracting than the average office. These headphones will go a long way towards blocking out that noise, and replacing it with the music or white noise of your choice. The a-Jays One+ are a great set of headphones, with powerful 8.6mm drivers and a stylish look in black or white.

a-Jays One+ Earphones - White    a-Jays One+ Earphones

2. Adonit Jot Pro Magnetic Stylus Pen – Silver

Office for iPad isn’t just a straight port of the Windows application – that’d be silly. Instead, it’s been adapted to suit a touch interface, and that means support for writing with fingers and styli alike. This Adonit Jot Pro is one of the best ways to make notes on the iPad, with a clear precision tip that allows for much more careful scribing than you get with your finger or larger styli.

Adonit Jot Pro's - Gun Metal

1. Kensington KeyFolio Exact Keyboard Case for iPad Air

Our winning entry this time around is the Kensington KeyFolio Exact, a top-end keyboard case for the iPad. The Exact features a number of successful design options, including a wide range of stand angles, a fully removable keyboard, a wrist-rest, backlighting and a slim yet protective polycarbonate case. It’s a convincing display, and one that gives you the best chance of getting some serious writing done on your iPad.

Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air    Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air

Conclusion

And there we have it! We’re excited to see Office finally come to iPad, and we hope you are too. If you have any questions about the accessories we’ve selected here, then we’d invite you to leave your comments in the appropriate field below. Thanks for reading and have a good week!

Top 5 iPad Mini 2 Cases – March 2014

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Today we’re turning our attention to the more diminuitive iPads, the Mini released in 2012 and the Mini 2 released in 2013. We’re going to recommend five recent or upcoming covers for the Mini 2. Let’s get started.

5. DODOcase Elemental for iPad Mini 2 – Coral Fire

DODOcase Elemental for iPad Mini 2 / Mini - Coral / Fire    DODOcase Elemental for iPad Mini 2 / Mini - Coral / Fire

We begin with a rather artistic edition of the well-received DODOcase, featuring a hand-applied “coral fire” finish. The look is consistent outside, but look inside and you’ll see a unique pattern of application that really sells the hand-made credentials. The case is definitely different from the majority of iPad Mini 2 cases on the market, and for that reason alone it’s worth a look.

4. Covert Suki Leather Style Purse Case for iPad Mini 2

Covert Suki Leather Style Purse Case for iPad Mini 2 / Mini - Black    Covert Suki Leather Style Purse Case for iPad Mini 2 / Mini - Black

Here’s another case which offers uncommon style, in a unique envelope purse form factor. The Covert Suki is made of a fashionable leather-look synthetic, which comes in black and maroon. Your iPad Mini or Mini 2 is kept carefully inside, with the screen and body fully protected at all times. It’s a nice way to travel with the iPad Mini 2 for sure.

3. Skech Flipper Case for iPad Mini 2

Smart Cover for iPad Air - Red   Smart Cover for iPad Air - Red

Our next case is a rather more common design, but here the execution is really the focus. The Skech Flipper combines a hard backshell with a front flip cover, allowing 100% coverage of the iPad Mini. The look is clean and simple, with an extremely thin signature. This allows your choice of colour – red, blue or black – to really stand out. Functionality is impressive too, with the flip cover folding to serve as a media stand, sleek/wake magnets and a soft microfibre lining.

2. Belkin LEGO Builder Case for iPad Mini 2 

Belkin F8W039 Grip Sheer Case for iPhone 5 - Translucent Black    Belkin F8W039 Grip Sheer Case for iPhone 5 - Translucent Black

With the LEGO movie in theatres, there’s no better time to indulge your inner builder with a LEGO case for the iPad Mini. The case has a LEGO base plate, so you can add your own LEGO pieces as you like for form or function. You customise the case with anything you like, from a whole LEGO scene to perhaps just your favourite figures. With a flip cover that works as a stand and screen protector, it’s functional too. The Belkin LEGO Builder is a cool playful case for kids and adults alike.

1. LifeProof Fre Case for iPad Mini 2

LifeProof Indestructible Case For iPhone 4S / 4 - Black    LifeProof Indestructible Case For iPhone 4S / 4 - Black

Our lead case this time around it the LifeProof Fre Case, one of the most impressive protective cases you can get for the iPad Mini 2. The case is designed to meet military standards for shocks and drops, and has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance as well. Given its protective powers, it’s quite extraordinary that the case adds only 1.5mm of thickness and 28 grams of weight. This premium light and protective case is a great choice for anyone that wants to keep their iPad Mini 2 safe.

Conclusion 

OK folks, that’s all for now! Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun and on Facebook at Love Your Mobile.

Top 5 iPad Air Covers – March 2014

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

5. Ballistic Tough Jacket Case for iPad Air

Ballistic Tough Jacket Case for iPad Mini - Black    Ballistic Tough Jacket Case for iPad Air - Black

We begin our rundown of the top 5 iPad Air covers so far this month with the Ballistic Tough Jacket. This case is a little heavier and thicker than average, but offers vastly more protection too. The bulk required is ameloriated somewhat by a clever three layer design. This ensures that damage from a variety of sources – most notably scratches and drops – is prevented. The case also includes a built-in media stand, which is incredibly handy for using your iPad in flight or on the train.

4. Smart Cover with Hard Back Case for iPad Air

Smart Cover for iPad Air - Blue  Smart Cover for iPad Air - Blue

This simple and sensible cover for the iPad Air combines a handy folding flip cover with a slim hard case, providing comprehensive protection in a diminuitive package. The smart cover is available in multiple colours too: black, red, white, purple, pink and green. They’re all quite attractive shades, and it goes a long way towards making your iPad feel like your own

3. Pinlo Asti Collection for iPad Air

Pinlo Asti Collection for iPad Air - Silver / Gold    Pinlo Asti Collection for iPad Air - Metallic Brown

The Pinlo Asti is a cool case for the iPad Air, combining a classical form and more modern look. The metallic brown option is an interesting coffee-flavoured take on the classic leather case, and the other colourways are impressive too. As well as a nice look, you can look forward to an integrated stand, the use of real leather and sleep/wake functionality.

2. FlexiShield Skin Case for iPad Air

FlexiShield Skin Case for iPad Air - Clear    FlexiShield Skin Case for iPad Air - Clear

The vunerable FlexiShield is our runner-up this time around, for its legendary combination of a slim signature and cool colours at a low price. The FlexiShield provides good impact and scratch protection without the bulk of a folio case, and the FlexiShield achieves that goal simply and effectively.

1. BodyGuardz Carbon Fibre Armor Skin for iPad Air 
BodyGuardz Carbon Fibre Armor Skin for iPad Air - Black

Our winner this time around is the BodyGuardz Carbon Fibre Armor Skin. It’s the least impressive cover on our list in terms of raw protection – it provides almost nothing for impact protection – but it also is the lightest and thinnest. This keeps your iPad Air the same size it came out of the box, while adding a good layer of scratch resistance and a custom look. For anyone that loves the modern look of carbon fibre, this is the ultimate upgrade to your iPad Air.

Conclusion

I hope you found these suggestions helpful! Thanks for checking out the article and have a good week ahead. If you have any questions or comments on the products featured here, then just leave a comment below.

Top 5 iPad Air cases for February 2014

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

One of the nicest things about choosing an Apple device is the massive accessory ecosystem that exists for it. Every week, dozens of new accessories are made for iPhones and iPads. Today we’re going to take a look at some of these new arrivals, the top 5 new cases for the iPad Air. Let’s get started!

5. Sophisticase iPad Air Frameless Case – Blue / Black / Red / Purple

Sophisticase iPad Air Frameless Case - Blue    Sophisticase iPad Air Frameless Case - Blue

Our first iPad Air cover is this model from Sophisticase – the Frameless Case. This case is designed to maximise your ability to touch and engage with the iPad’s display, while still providing a good level of scratch resistance and a bit of impact protection too. The case includes all of the functionality you should expect in an iPad Air folio case as well – sleep/wake, a viewing stand and cutouts for all ports and features. The case is available in a good range of colours and isn’t too expensive either, so it definitely fulfils that ‘cheap and cheerful’ criteria.

4. Moshi VersaKeyboard Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air

ASUS Premium Cover for Nexus 7 2 - White    ASUS Premium Cover for Nexus 7 2 - White

As the name so handily gives away, this iPad Air case includes an ultra-thin Bluetooth keyboard embedded in the folio cover. The case is all business, with a black contemporary look front and back. Unusually, the keyboard here is detachable, which allows for a much wider range of positions than you’d get with a static keyboard case. This is particularly ideal when you want to have the keyboard on your knees (e.g. on a train or plane), or when you’re at a desk with room to stretch out. The Moshi case is also quite slim for a keyboard case, and still provides a decent amount of protection against bumps and scratches. All in all, a solid case that should help unlock your productivity!

3. Noreve Tradition Leather Case for iPad Air

ASUS Premium Cover for Nexus 7 2 - White    ASUS Premium Cover for Nexus 7 2 - White

The Noreve Tradition is a beautiful, premium-grade leather case. It uses only the highest quality leather, providing stylish full-body protection for the iPad Air. All of the accoutrements that you’d expect are here too – there is automatic wake/sleep functionality, a built-in stand, and cutouts for all ports and buttons. The case has a simple design, but the key here is the top-notch execution.

2. Covert Metropolitan Case for iPad Air

Covert Metropolitan Case for iPad Air - Black / Brown    Covert Metropolitan Case for iPad Air - Black / Brown

The newest case on this list of new cases is the Covert Metropolitan. This is a classic folio-style case for the iPad Air, made from high-quality synthetic materials. It’s less expensive than the Noreve Tradition, but offers a similar style and level of sophistication. Like that case, it also includes a viewing stand – but also includes a more rugged design and some internal pockets.

1. Rock Folder Series for iPad Air

ASUS Premium Cover for Nexus 7 2 - White    ASUS Premium Cover for Nexus 7 2 - White

Our final case is my favourite of all the newcomers to our virtual shelves: the Rock Folder. I like it for a few reasons – probably the first is its look: quite modern, swooshy colours and very slim. There are a lot of very standard looking black and brown leather cases for the iPad Air, and it’s great to see something a bit different. The other nice thing about this case is that the price is low, but functionality isn’t affected – you still get sleep/wake, an internal pocket and a useful media stand. All in all, a great looking case at a compelling price.

Conclusion

That’s all for now folks! I hope you’ve found these selections useful, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments below.

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