Everyone, from the most serious business user to the biggest Netflix junkie, needs to stand the iPad up sometimes. A dedicated stand, like the übercool Fixie from Incipio, provides more stability than a Smart Cover, but be forewarned that your relationship with it might hit a few snags in the beginning.
Many third-party case manufacturers sent out press releases yesterday with the news that some of their best selling cases are now compatible with the iPhone 5. Obviously, we have no physical way of refuting these claims (we've had the unfortunate circumstance of receiving products that were not at all compatible with a newly released iOS device), but here are a few of the manufacturers you might consider purchasing or pre-ordering an iPhone 5 case from.
When biking or pushing a stroller, it's very hard to reach into your pocket and pull out your iPhone while concentrating on what's going on in front of you. Nite Ize, and its Apple loving team of engineers, perfected a way for you erase this difficult task from your mobile experience.
While not diminishing the the beauty of the iPhone, Nite Ize made the Connect Case and Mobile Mount with durable, yet lightweight, material. The case is so easy to put on and remove, although after using it, I don't think I'd ever want to take it off. The engineers really took the Apple mentality of creating a case they would want to use.
Dropping your phone isn't neccessarily your fault. When you spend as much time as you do with your phone in your hands, odds are that it's going to slip away from time to time. Protect it before it gets too bad with this stylish, lightweight case from Scosche.
As the iPad becomes increasingly popular in the business space, Hammerhead has released a stylish keyboard case that's fitting for the enterprise.
This case has tremendous usage and durability. It's classy on the outside and performance ready on the inside. Its beautiful leather exteriors come in both red and black, designed to fit into any work environment. The interior is lined with scratch-proof fabric that won't scratch the iPad's shiny chassis.
Musubo is known for its creative case designs, a trait the Sneaker truly uses. With its colorful abstract “sole” and included video stand, the Sneaker is sure to gain immediate user love. The case however does have a feature that is crucial to the usability of the Sneaker.
Musubo offers an array of color choices, each representing a shoe-bottom design, including black, white, forest green, brown, red, yellow, pink, light blue, light green, and purple. The phone bumper and video stand are always black, it’s the “sole” that changes colors. The “sole” strut’s a nice design and even represents the Sneaker name by including the “case size” on the back, stamped as 8½. The case comes with a pocket sized video stand that can be built to hold the iPhone in both portrait and landscape, but also retracts into a small card.
With the recent addition of the iPad Smart Case in the Apple Store, the Wake Up Folio case from Cooler Master may seem like a moot point. However, with it's $39.99 price point, it's a bit cheaper than Apple's competing product--not to mention it comes in an array of colors not yet offered by Apple.
Need to go on a pocket diet? The rubber Q Card iPhone 4/4S case from CM4 has a small, leather-like fabric pocket on the back, letting you carry your driver's license, credit card, and a couple of bills. Of course, when NFC technology makes its way to future phone models, you won't need to carry any cards. And a digital wallet has near-unlimited storage space, while the Q Card is too bulky if you carry more than two.
Everyone knows Moleskine as the ubiquitous black hardcover notebook for writers. The company has managed to make itself relevant in these digital times by releasing a plethora of products to cater to everyone, including LEGO-themed notebooks for kids, travel notebooks for jet setters, and notebooks with watercolor paper for artists. But with the prevalence of tablets and eReaders, many users may be picking up their iPad before they reach for the Moleskine. For that reason, Moleskine has released a Digital Shell Case that's mean to house your iPad or Kindle and carry your writing materials.