Posts Tagged ‘iPad Air’
Friday, July 11th, 2014
Case-Mate is most well known for their popular lines of protective phone cases, but that’s hardly the only thing that they’re producing right now. The company has also developed a couple of innovative wearable phone accessories. Today, we’d like to introduce the Case-Mate Page and Case-Mate Pair.
Let’s have a look at the Case-Mate Page first. The Page is a stylish bracelet, made with 14 karat gold and mother of pearl. It’s a glitzy look, and it doesn’t look like a gadget at all. But of course, this is Case-Mate – so underneath the classy outward apearance, you’ll find a very useful function indeed. The Page vibrates subtly, clueing you into notifications on your paired smartphone. These subtle vibrations won’t be noticed by anyone else, so you’re free to ignore them or attend to them without distracting from the conversation at hand.
Despite its inner circuitry, the Page remains quite hardy. It is water-resistant, fits comfortably and lasts for four weeks at a time, thanks to its use of Bluetooth Low Energy technology. If you’re looking for a way to get notifications from your phone but a smartwatch is too far, this is a nice way of getting that essential functionality without sacrificing style or comfort.
Next up is the Case-Mate Pair. Again, to a casual observer the Pair looks like a stylish bracelet – but inside, you’ll find another burst of hidden utility. The Pair conceals a flexible Lightning charging cable, ensuring you’re always able to charge your phone if you need to.
The cable is MiFi certified by Apple as well, a distinction that means full compatibility with the full Apple device ecosystem that uses Lightning connectors. The Pair is ideal for use with the iPhone 5S and other Lightning-enabled Apple devices like the iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPod Touch.
So there we have it – two stylish iPhone accessories from Case-Mate. Let us know what you think of the Pair and the Page in the comments below or on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for checking out the article and have a great weekend ahead of you!
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
OtterBox have announced a new line of cases and accessories under the Agility System brand. The idea is that you buy a slim case called the Shell, and then you can get a range of larger cases and accessories which magnetically locks to the Shell. These could add more protection, media stands and other functionality. So far OtterBox have announced accessories for the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2. Let’s take a closer look at what OtterBox has been planning!
This is where it starts: the Shell Case
The first thing you’ll need is the OtterBox Agility System Shell Case. This light case clips around your iPad Air or iPad Mini, protecting it from light knocks and scratches. At the back, you’ll find the Agility mount, which allows the case to attach to the ecosystem of Agility System cases and accessories through a combination of magnets and black magic (OK, that second part might not be true).
Now add a case of your choice
OtterBox are well known for offering high protection cases that still look good, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on offer here with the new Agility System cases. There are three to choose from – a Folio Case, a Portfolio Case and a Deluxe Folio Case. Each has a distinct look, adds plenty of protection and many offer internal pockets and media stands as well.
Or a helpful stand
The Agility System range also includes some stands, helping your iPad stay easily accessible. The Dock is a cleverly designed desk stand that keeps your iPad hovering above your desk in the air, while the Wall Mount is brilliant for keeping an iPad in your kitchen for mess-free cooking instructions.
The OtterBox Agility System is coming soon to Mobile Fun. Visit our product pages linked above for the iPad Air or iPad Mini 2 to learn more, and keep an eye out as these new accessories arrive on our shelves!
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
The CableJive dockStubz is an interesting product; an adapter that lets you use your Lightning-enabled iPhone, iPad or iPod in any dock whilst keeping your case on – even if the dock wasn’t designed to be case-compatible. The adapter provides the extra space you need to keep your case on, ensuring that you don’t need to buy a whole new case-compatible dock. Instead, keep the one that you have and buy the dockStubz instead.
Case-compatibility means you’re able to keep your phone in its case while placing it in the dock, saving time and preventing the hassle of installing and removing cases constantly. The dockStubz even includes a height adjuster in the box, allowing the dock to be better fit slimmer bumper-style cases. No matter what your case, the dockStubz will be ready.
The dockStubz is the ultimate add-on for your iPhone 5S dock, adding full case-compatibility to docks that lack it.
For more information and additional product photos, please visit the product page linked below. You can also place your pre-order here, and see live pricing and availability information.
The CableJive dockStubz will be available soon from Mobile Fun. For more information on this useful accessory, visit the product page linked below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun and the comments below to ask questions or leave your comment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
5. Ballistic Tough Jacket Case for iPad Air
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
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
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
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
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.
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.