Category: Gear Reviews

Play-i’s iPad Controlled Robots Teach Young Kids how to Program

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Two very cool new programmable robots made by Play-i are current under development and are seeking funding for a summer 2014 release. The idea is to provide children with a “toy” that is both fun and educational, with the focus of teaching them how to program.

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Logitech Revamps Case Lineup to Support new iPad Air

Logitech_IpadAir_CasesThis Friday, I’ll be in line with the hundreds of other Apple fans, waiting for my new iPad Air. While I am very excited to be getting the new tablet, it comes at a cost. My favorite iPad keyboard case will no longer fit. Luckily, Logitech has just announced that the entire line of iPad folios and keyboard cases will be updated to fit the new iPad Air. Looks like I’ll still be able to type away in style after next week.

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ClamCase Unveils Its Slimmest Keyboard Case Yet, Designed for iPad Air

CLAMCASE PRO KEYBOARD CASE FOR IPAD AIRClamCase was one of the first companies to make a keyboard case for the iPad, turning the tablet into a laptop computer of sorts. When the Star Wars inspired “Trooper” was launched, I was first in line to get my hands on one and I loved it. The only problem was the size and weight. Not long after, I started using a more convenient, although less awesome-looking, keyboard case.

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ZAGG Releases new iPad Air Accessory Lineup

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Continuing a whirlwind week of iPad Air related news, Zagg has announced its line of iPad Air accessories. These accessories include protective gear, bluetooth keyboards, and headphones. Let’s take a look at each of the announced items.

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Roundup: Accessory Makers Unveil Wide Lineup of New iPad Air Cases

SmartJacketOnly hours after Apple announced the new iPad Air on Tuesday, case makers were already sending out press releases to unveil their new line of products to fit your new tablet. This is only the “tip of the iceberg,” as the saying goes. There will be many more iPad Air products in the future. Today, we’ve got a roundup of some of that will be available the same day as Apple’s new iPad, or at least within a few weeks after.

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Griffin and Belkin Announce Lineup of New iPad Air Cases

iPad AirWith yesterday’s big announcement from Apple, there is a new size of iPad in town. The iPad Air is significantly thinner in width and height, which means case makers have a new line of products to create. Luckily, many companies have already started production on properly sized accessories for the iPad Air. Belkin and Griffin have just announced updates to their most popular cases to fit Apple’s fifth-generation iPad.

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OtterBox Updates iPad Case Lineup to Support iPad Air and New iPad Mini


I drove by the OtterBox headquarters a few weeks ago in Fort Collins, Colorado and was reminded about how important this company has become to me and my group of friends. I have kids and all of my friends have kids too and we all love our iPhones and iPads. The problem is that our kids love them more and every single one of us has a pre-OtterBox horror story. OtterBox has thankfully announced that its lineup will support the new iPad Air and iPad Mini which is good news.

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WaterField Jumps the Gun and Announces iPad 5 Case ‘Outback Solo’ Ahead of Today’s Apple Event

outback-solo-by-waterfield-designsIt is not uncommon for accessory makers to take big risks and design products for devices that haven’t even been announced yet. Back in June, case maker Gumdrop launched a new line of iPad cases that fit the predicted specs. At the time, the company’s CEO believed Apple would unveil the new iPad at the Worldwide Developer Conference.

Today, accessory maker WaterField is launching a new line of iPad cases that have been designed with the fifth-generation iPad in mind. The question is, does Waterfield know more than we do, or are they simply betting on the rumors to be true?

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Gumstick by Breffo is the Ultimate Universal Stand


An interesting new universal stand from Breffo is currently seeking kickstarter funding and I think it is worth taking a look. Gumstick is a smart phone stand which also works with the iPad Mini and I suspect that if you want to use it with the full size iPad then you could use two Gumsticks simultaneously.

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3M Keeps Your iPad Screen Private with New Removable and Reusable Privacy Filter

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3M has announced a product that I plan on buying immediately for use in meetings on campus and as long as I remember to turn off the sound then no one will know I am not paying attention. Seriously though, the innovative 3M Easy-On Privacy Filter is both functional and smart because you can put the privacy screen on when you need it and then remove it when you don’t.

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