As expected, the iPad 2 accessories continue to hit the market waves.
Even though Apple has run into a bit of an inventory issue with its new tablet, accessory designers and manufacturers have several accessories that will be waiting for you when you finally get your hands on the new tablet.
Gelaskins and iStyle
If you’re looking to give your brand new iPad 2 some personality, Gelaskins will work quite well providing protection against nicks and scrapes, while clothing your iPad in style.
Gelaskins offer hundreds of pre-made skins for your iPad, and they also give you the option to create your own skin design. The company has now brought its creative line of printed protective films to the iPad 2. You will be able to select from hundreds of skins styles that will provide protection for both the back of the tablet and the bezel around the screen. The Gelaskins selection is available for $29.95.
Just like Gelaskins, iStyles offer vinyl skins in a large variety of styles and designs. The iStyle skins will set you back $20, and the company also offers an optional matte/satin coating that is available for an additional $5. The skins are available for both the first generation iPad and iPad 2.
The Drop Series will certainly provide shock absorption, drop protection, and hard-core readiness for your iPad 2. This case will offer multi-layer protection for the iPad and features a uniquely replaceable, snap-on integrated screen for maximum protection. In addition, the manufacturer has added reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners.
The Drop Series case will start shipping in May, and will be available in Black/Black, Black/Red, Pink/White, or White/Black. The Drop Series will set you back $59.95.
Gumdrop has also announced the Surf Convertible case, which features a faux-leather exterior with a cover that flips over and catches the back to set you up for ergonomic viewing angles on your iPad 2. The case starts shipping in April for $44.95 in black, blue, or red colors.
If you’re looking for innovative and luxury type cases for the iPad 2, European designer Beiza has launched a wave series of sleeves that will bring a professional taste to your iPad 2. The company offers a wide selection of color options that also feature a hidden magnetic closure to protect your iPad 2 in style.
The Beiza cases come in two different models – genuine leather and soft canvas, or a genuine leather combination. The Beiza cases normally sell for €140, but are now on sale for €105 for a limited time.
If you like handcrafted accessories, Blackbox has made a beautiful case from solid oak from Golden, Colorado. The case offers tough hardshell protection from book bags, falls, and any unexpected bumps. The case is available for shipment now for $99.
The folks at Wrapsol contacted us about their Ultra screen-protection film, which is now offered for the iPad 2.
The Wrapsol Ultra screen protector film offers a durable impact and scratch protection system for your iPad 2. The screen protector is made from a very strong polyurethane. Wrapsol is offering the product in both dry or wet-application versions. They also offer it to protect the front of your iPad only, or a front and back film combination. The Wrapsol options start at $30.