If you purchased your iPad as a portable computing solution but have been suffering a wicked case of MacBook Air envy since Apple revealed their new 11-inch wonder back in November, ClamCase could be the solution you're looking for. While it won't give you any of full OS X functionality that road warriors rocking a 2010 MacBook Air, the ClamCase does a few tricks that could make it worth your consideration.
'Tis the season to be jolly--and give away iPod touches as presents! Imagine the look on the faces of your gift receivers when they see that Santa did, indeed, bring them what they were wishing for. Of course, to keep those iOS devices in tippy top shape until the next holiday season, you'll need to keep them protected. In this episode of Best Case Scenario, we're reviewing iPod touch cases from Griffin, Incipio, and Speck, as well as a two-sided microfiber screen cleaner from Toddy.
We know--that iPad is all that's kept you from going crazy at work, right? It keeps you entertained at work and puts a little kick in your daily grind. In this week's Best Case Scenario, we reviewed three cases that would go over well at work, plus a hand strap that you could use to show off the iPad during presentations, or pretend to make it fly.
BOO! That's right, that's right, it's that time of the year, when all the spooks and haunts in the world go out looking for candy and treats and the ever elusive, ghostly white iPhone, the ne'er to be seen specter. Here's the tastiest bits of Mac|Life from the week, giving you a little something to read while waiting for the knocking on your door tonight. Just don't bob for any Apple products; they don't care much for water.
Finally, a Folio that isn’t just for well tailored business types. The Boa folio iPad case is made of durable denier fabric and it can be propped up in three positions: flat on a desk or lap, elevated for typing and vertical. The iPad locks into place inside the folio and it’s a very sturdy fit. There’s also a pocket on the inside flap that can hold folded up pieces of paper or notes, and one on the outside that seats your iPhone or iPod touch. Frankly, we're just glad that it doesn't match a stuffy old business suit.
This is not so much a case as it is a gimmick. When we first put it on the iPad, it made our device look like the iBook of old, with their candy-shelled tops and their handlebars. But of course, we can't see any real world application for this contraption. First of all, with the fear of theft in a public place, why would you carry your iPad on you as if it's a handbag? Secondly, it's not like the frame actually protects the device from nicks and scratches on either side of the iPad's chassis. While it is a sturdily built product--complete with screws that you must unscrew and re-screw with the included screw driver (screw that!)--we cannot recommend this device for protecting your iPad from the dangers of this world. Well, that is, unless you really need a handlebar for the device, then by all means.
It's that time again! Time to win some wonderful prizes from your favorite editors at Mac|Life! This time around, we're giving away three Incipio cases for the iPod touch 4G, including the Edge case, the Hive Gaming Case and a bright pink and neon Dotties set.
Contest is finished! Hooray to Phil for winning this week's Win! Though we chose the winners at random this time around, Phil named the pumpkin "Boo". Stay tuned to the site for more great ways to win prizes!
In this edition Best Case Scenario, we're checking out new iPad sleeves from Timbuk2 and Haul, a hardshell case from iSkin, and we've got a special edition of Face Off, our new section where we review two products that are similiar in their utility, but different in their performance. This week, we're taking a look at iPad cases that transform you tablet device into a horizontal-standing Netbook, so you can show off to your Windows-loving brethern that you don't need to drop $300 on a cheap computer just to have the same mobile functionality as a full-sized notebook. Who's laughing now, eh?