March 8th in iPad Accessories, iPad Cases, iPad Mini by Jonathan Norman .
The iPad mini doesn’t demand a case the way the full-size iPad does. Not for me at least. There is something about the size and build that just begs to be left alone. However, that’s not always possible. Depending what you do, or who else uses the device, perhaps a case is in order. Maybe it’s a rugged one, perhaps it’s just a screen protector. Or maybe it’s somewhere in-between.
The lioncase Folio Shield for the iPad mini falls in the “in-between” category. (more…)
March 1st in iPad Accessories, iPad Cases by Jonathan Norman .
I recently reviewed the Cygnett WorkMate for iPad mini and for users looking to add a decent amount of protection to their device it is a pretty good choice. However, those just looking for a minimalistic approach to keep the back free of scratches, the FlexiGel is a better, and cheaper option.
The FlexiGel is a jelly-type case that snugly fits the iPad mini, and has all the necessary cutouts and port holes, so you’re not giving up anything in functionality by slapping this on your iPad mini. (more…)
February 25th in iPad Accessories, iPad Cases, iPad Mini by Jonathan Norman .
The iPad mini is a crazy-thin device, and because of that I would hate to put anything on it for protection that adds too much bulk and takes away from the device itself. However, other people use their iPad minis in situations that demand greater protection, where a little added bulk is desired and needed. The Cygnett WorkMate for the iPad mini is a case that provides this bulk and protection but also the flexibility to still utilize the device as needed. (more…)
January 23rd in iPad Accessories, iPad Cases by Jonathan Norman .
There are many reasons people like to put iPads in protective cases, more so than say a simple Smart Cover. Protection is the basic reasoning though, and if it’s protection you’re looking for, protection you will get with the OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPad. (more…)
January 4th in iPad Accessories by Jonathan Norman .
Being someone who does a fair share of iPad app and accessory reviews you’d think I would be consulted often when it comes to purchases people I know plan to make. And you would be correct. I get many phone calls, texts, emails, or simply stopped at work. However, if you also believe that my wife would consult me before making a similar purchase, well, you’d be wrong. And such is the case with the Crayola ColorStudio HD for the iPad. (more…)
January 3rd in iPad, iPad Accessories, iPad Cases, Mac by Jonathan Norman .
One of the greatest things about buying Apple products is the vast amount of accessories available. Cases and sleeves in particular. Users have so many choices when it comes to how they carry or store their devices that no one is left out, regardless of style preferences or the needed functionality.
I was recently introduced to a very unique design-style for two cases, one for the MacBook Air, and one for the iPad. The designs are by Fu-design, and are beautiful, unique, high quality, and not for everyone…and that’s the point in my opinion. (more…)
December 14th in iPad Accessories, iPad Cases by Jonathan Norman .
The best thing about the iPad is that it becomes whatever the user wants it to become. For some that means it becomes a kid-friendly gaming and learning station…and perhaps they house it in a purple BigGrips Frame that screams “children use this”. For others it means the iPad becomes their workstation for their career at home and at the office, and they may want to keep their device in a luxurious leather case that screams “adult use only”. If you’re closer to the 2nd group of users described, the Spigen SGP Diary.S Series Leather iPad Case might just be for you. (more…)
December 5th in iPad Accessories by Jonathan Norman .
I recently started working with our Special Needs teacher to find the perfect iPad cases for her class. In doing so I’ve learned a lot about the needs of these particular students and also how this market isn’t as developed as I initially thought. The latest case we tested is the GripCase. It’s a little odd looking, but once you stick the iPad inside, you start to understand its construction…and find it works great for young kids or students. (more…)
December 3rd in iPad Accessories by Jonathan Norman .
There are a ton of different stands for the iPad available. I’ve reviewed some in the past and hope to get a chance to do the same with the Nink-Up stands that I was told about. These are simple, yet effective looking stands that don’t turn into an eye-sore when the iPad is not sitting on them. I like it!
From its design, Ninki-UP stands are quick and easy to use. Landscape or portrait mode, doesn’t seem to matter. But the artwork that allows the stand to “stand-out” appears to be only the beginning. (more…)
November 23rd in iPad, iPad 4, iPad Accessories, iPad News, iPod, Mac by Jeff Cormier .
Black Friday kicks of the holiday shopping season and if you’re looking to make it a happy Apple holiday season you’re in luck. (more…)