We all know how thin the iPad Air is by now, and how easy it is to handle and carry around. One of the first accessories iPad Air owners will purchase is a protective case. For some owners, they will want to keep with the design of the iPad Air and find a case that won’t add a lot of bulk and weight. The makers over at X-Doria have a full line of SmartStyle cases for the iPad Air, and we were given the SmartStyle Patterns case to see how it performs.
Ever get that sinking feeling you’ve forgotten where your car keys are? Maybe to tend to lock yourself out of your house with the keys still inside. Fortunately, the people at Elgato have come up with a way to keep track of your keys and alert you if you stray too far away from them; the Smart Key along with a free app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch will keep watch for you.
The Rough Rider Leather Messenger is all about maximizing space and carrying all of your digital devices in style. The bag is made of very high quality leather and waxed canvas (two of my favorite materials for products like this), and when you’re walking around with the bag (or running for the bus or train) the strap system keeps all of your stuff close to your body so it doesn’t move around too much.
While I like Washing Machine’s interface and the ability to focus in the various types of items you may want to investigate for cleaning up, I found the lack of detail about what you might be doing potentially dangerous—you really do not want to delete files you need, nor do you want to make the wrong choice and delete the wrong one of multiple files.
The Notchbook is a fine case for the iPad Air. It has everything you’d expect. It has a leather shell and a suede interior. It folds into a stand for watching videos or for using as a workstand. It even activates the sleep/wake mechanism. It’s an entirely familiar design, except for its gimmick—it has a notch cut into the fold for your thumb, allowing you to easily use it two-handed.
Winter’s been playing havoc with my iPhone, causing the battery to drain quicker or just outright die even when there’s a substantial charge left. And even in ideal conditions, I’m still working the battery like a rented mule with video, social media, and game playing. There’s no shortage of power solutions to keep your iPhone charged, but the Leaf case by Jackery is one of the better integrated battery cases out there.
FileMaker Pro—the database application that has a user base ranging from individuals through corporations—has released FMPro 13. While there are the expected improvements to the application, this new release provides a whole new level of opportunities. Part of that includes a new release of FileMaker Go for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad to work with the new features of FMPro 13.
The Akitio Thunder Dock Thunderbolt docking station supports older and newer technologies, including two Thunderbolt ports, two eSATA host ports (up to 6Gb/s), one 7 watt bus-powered FireWire 800 host port, and two bus-powered USB 3.0 host ports.
I’m not entirely sure how to approach this review of the Lyrix SoundGlow Bluetooth candle speaker. Is it for romantics? Is it for people who want a nightlight that can also play music? Is it for music fans who want some ambient light to go along with their songs? I don’t know exactly at whom it’s aimed, but I know it’s a pretty tough sell regardless.
The main goal of Slender Man Origins is to find some lost and frightened children while not being mind pummeled by the Slender Man. If you have enough presence of mind, you can force yourself to turn away from the Slender Man as soon as you see him and run away. This is your only defense.
The Genius LuxePad i9010 is a Bluetooth keyboard and cover for iPad mini. It combines the utility of having a Bluetooth keyboard with the protection offered by a screen cover case. Basically, it makes it easy to carry a small wireless keyboard with you everywhere you go. And unlike other wireless keyboard cases for iPad mini, the LuxePad i9010 is just $39.99.
What I’ve learned about the iPad is that the methods of carrying it around are almost as diverse as the methods of using it. There are cases that let you carry it like a laptop, cases that let you carry it with a laptop, sleeves, smart covers…what do you need? If you want a minimal but rugged case that also provides just enough room for your iPhone and a couple accessories, then WaterField Designs would like you to explore the Outback Solo for iPad Air.