If you're going to buy a MacBook, now's the time to do it with sales like these. If you're going to buy an iPad? Hmmmm. We'd wait a week or two on that one. Meanwhile, save some dough with these daily deals, then use your savings for a nice new iOS device coming out shortly...
Since the iPad debuted a couple of years ago, people have been trying to turn it into a low-cost, lightweight replacement laptop. Adding a Bluetooth keyboard is a good start, of course, but then you’re stuck lugging around two separate items. That’s hardly an argument for being able to simplify your life with an iPad. Or is it? Logitech’s Fold-Up Keyboard turns your iPad into a Transformer, letting you use it tablet-style, or with a full-size keyboard when you need a productivity boost.
The iPad 2 is great for simple daily tasks like checking email, web browsing, and casual gaming. But iOS’s onscreen keyboard can be frustrating when you need to do some serious typing. Even with loads of practice, virtual keys will never replace the flow of a real keyboard. Fortunately, the latest trend in iPad acessories is Bluetooth-enabled keyboard cases that do double duty, transforming your iPad 2 into a tiny laptop computer and protecting your tablet while they’re at it.
We'll admit that the neoprene slySkin from Urban Tools is pretty hip. The tight-fitting sleeve comes in three different colors and is made of organic, waterproof material, and the inside is padded with fluffy velvet material that doubles as a screen cleaner. And while the slySkin is made for the stylish urban dweller, it's doesn't at all compromise function for fashion.
We're not entirely sure about how stylish this Cloak really is. The silicon covering that sheilds the iPad feels flimsy, and the pop out portrait stand is not too attractive when you turn the case on its side. At least when you close the flap, the iPad is protected by the case's rugged rubber shell. And, the hinge goes all the way around, which lets you position the iPad into many different orientations.
We're absolutely smitten by the design on this case. However, this is definitely the kind of outfit for the home-dwelling, table top tablet, and not for the rugged commuter types. We'd actually be afraid of smashing through the case's intricately crafted contemporary exterior. The Macedonia, as the design is referred to, is 3D and comes with a nifty built-in stand for propping up your device.
Speck's iPad folio is a good move into the professional business world, while still holding on to that young, hip, urban flair that the brand is so well known for. We like this case for its simplicity, and the fact that it sturdily holds up the iPad so we can comfortably watch a flick or type out an email.
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.