Oh, those pesky iPads. They're always put on the back burner when a new iPhone comes out, aren't they? After all, that tablet is so tablet-sized! You can't hide it from evil doers or pick pockets or even some little kid who needs a good distraction. And because of that, you'll want to protect the heck out of your iPad with a case. And that's what Best Case Scenario is here for: to help you pick the right case.
This week, we've got iPad 2 cases from Griffin, Waterfield Designs and Cygnett. Plus, another one of those beautiful book-bound iPad 2 cases from Australian-based company FieldFolio.
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.
Need your iPad to pull a little more weight? Get a case that helps accommodate. I just made a rhyme! Seriously, that wasn't planned.
This week, I took a look at iPad cases that tack on that one additional function you really need from your trusty tablet device. Read on for my review of the Handstand iPad holder, Belkin's Bluetooth Keyboard Folio, the ZooGue iPad Binder frame, and iHome's iPad folio with built-in speakers.
I don’t consider myself a germaphobe. But I also never, ever want to put anything into the seat-back pocket in airplanes. Have you looked in one of those lately? Candy wrappers, pretzel crumbs, wadded-up napkins and tissues, sometimes worse. But when your carry-on is stowed overhead, you still want your entertainment devices within easy reach. On my last flight, the Cocoon Grid-It Wrap earned its wings by keeping my iPad, iPhone, stylus, earbuds, headphone splitter, gum, and ChapStick together, keeping ’em organized, and keeping them from touching anything in that nasty seat-back pocket.
Every other week, I review a handful of different cases for your iOS and Mac devices. But is there anything that I haven't covered that you'd like to see in Best Case Scenario? Leave a comment after the cut and let me know what, and if, you've been looking forward to seeing a review of an interesting looking case from a particular brand.
In this week's Best Case Scenario, I'm just picking from the pile of the leftovers. With the great lot of iOS device users impatiently awaiting the next big (or small? Pre-paid?) iPhone, it's slim pickings here in the land of case reviewing. But this week, we've got iPad 2 cases that feature Andy Warhol's famed banana, green pillowy leather and the toughness of a thousand Rhino skills. Read on! Or, sail on, because I like nautical imagery (and themed pashminas!).
Mac|Lifers, let it be known that I was wrong. Really, severely wrong. Your precious iPhone 4 may be extinct in just a few short months, but the case companies, they are still a-makin' them. And that means we're still reviewing them! If you just adopted an iPhone 4 into your home, you might want to check out this week's Best Case Scenario, featuring a brushed aluminum case from id America and a tough shell from Incipio. There's also two cases for your iPad 2, including a beautiful vintage leather case made in Spain and a back cover from Targus that pairs well with your SmartCover.
It's a genius idea: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The Smart Cover's epic folding ingenuity -- and the fact that it's literally stacked right next to the iPad 2 when you pick it up at the Apple Store -- made it an instant hit. For that reason, many iPad 2 users have been asking for cases that work with the Smart Cover, rather than against it. Your wishes have been granted! In this week's Best Case Scenario, we checked out back covers from Incipio, Speck, iFrogz and iLuv and checked out how they paired with Apple's Smart Cover.
Ever wanted to put your iPad on the plane, train or automobile? Or perhaps strap it to your chest like a bold Braveheart warrior? MyPadLife can facilitate! It's an iPad case that comes with four different straps so that you can put it virtually anywhere. It costs $29.99 and a few review will be up on the next edition of Best Case Scenario.
This week in Best Case Scenario (cue cutesy intro song), we're reviewing more iPad 2 cases that've hit the market. But this time, each case comes with a little something extra, like the Booqpad folio case, with room for a notepad and pen inside, and the Qmadix Portfolio case with removable Bluetooth keyboard. We also reviewed a foldable Bluetooth keyboard from Scosche, and a new case from Hard Candy.
I'm not necessarily saying that you have to be "wild and free" to enjoy these iPad cases, but I would venture to say that unless you're the type that rides his bike, snowboards with your iPad in your bag or traverses dirt-covered trails, you might not find the cases featured in this week's Best Case Scenario of any interest to you.
This week, we've got a folio-style case from Timbuk2, two rugged, extremely protective cases from Otterbox and Gumdrop, and a cutesy pink case with Smart Technology from iFrogz.