Everything about an iOS device is high performance except for the earphones. I don’t like the standard issue earbuds from Apple. Don’t get me wrong, they are well designed and basic. But for the audiophiles out there you know we are always needing to upgrade our sound.
We found some affordable high quality great sounding earphones called Ultimate Ears 500vi, which was acquired by Logitech. I really like the sleek design and the color black is a nice change from the standard issue white iPod-like earbuds. I own another quality set of earphones from Etymotic (ER23-HF3), that I’ve used with my iPad 2 and iPhone 4. I like the Ultimate Ears 500vi much better overall. The Etymotic sound was great but I was never happy with the earbud design and often had to give my ear canals frequent breaks. I overpaid for the Etymotic ER23-HF3 earphones,then around $150. The Ultimate Ears 500vi retails for much less ($80) and the best price Continue reading
For those of you who need a more executive look and feel in the board room we’ve got another iPad 2 case in the spotlight today that may interest you. The iPad will soon be ubiquitous in the corporate world. Sales reps are closing big ticket deals from iPad 2 presentations. Even attorneys are standing in front of the jury with their iPad 2 in hand. More and more professionals are upgrading their smart covers for business style iPad 2 cases. Today we’re looking at the Booqpad Agenda iPad 2 Case in our review.
This iPad 2 case is a folio style that integrates a notepad alongside your iPad 2. This can be a great solution for those who need to go back and forth between paper and the iPad tablet. It has been smartly designed so that both right and left handed users can benefit. In this iPad 2 case you’ll have access to your pens and business cards all in one place. It’s nice to have just one notebook to carry into a meeting. Continue reading
Clearly the iPad tablet is a revolutionary device that is rapidly gaining global adoption. We are always on the prowl for the best iPad apps but we keep our ear to the ground for great iPad accessories also. Here are 3 cool iPad accessories you may want to consider for your new iPad 2.
AirStash: We really like this wireless flash drive for drag and dropping files through WiFi. Since the iPad tablet has limited memory and storage with no USB ports to plug into an external hard drive, the iPad definitely needed a way to backup more data. That’s what this iPad accessory can do for you. Plus AirStash can even serve up your movies and music with built-in media streaming over WiFi. AirStash retails for $100 and you can get it here. (video demos below the break) Continue reading
If you have had other iOS devices then this iPad accessory maker is not new to you. GelaSkins creates protective iPad 2 covers and skins are one of the best in the iPad accessories industry. GelaSkins designs very stylish vinyl decals which can pimp out your iPad 2 more than the typical clear protectors. We really like this iPad 2 accessory because they are easy to apply to your iPad. Gelaskins are a dry application so you can remove them countless times without any residue left on your iPad 2. GelaSkins for the iPad 2 are high quality, beautiful, with a plethora of designs by artists. It is really great to be able to design your own custom iPad 2 cover so that it reflects you. The Gelaskins website has a tool that allows you to upload your own photograph or artwork. Then you crop and adjust it to your liking bam you are ready for Gelaskins to produce your one-of-a-kind iPad skin. ZAGG also offers some great iPad 2 accessories that protect your device including ZAGGskins but Gelaskins has probably the best selection of stylish designs to choose from. GelaSkins is based and manufactured in Ontario, Canada so you will need to allow an extra few days for standard delivery. Continue reading
Are you still doubting that the iPad 2 is one of the hottest product launches ever? More proof can be seen in the iPad 2 accessory market which is a multibillion dollar industry. There seems to be demand even for luxurious iPad 2 cases for the rich and famous. The French brand Cartier jumped into the luxury pool with their $420 iPad 2 case a few months back. We found a few high-end iPad 2 cases that are even pricier than the Cartier Les Must collection. The popularity of the iPad 2 across all demographics has opened the door for the most expensive case designs that we know of. In fact, one of these iPad 2 cases in our review actually cost more than the Apple’s most expensive iPad 2 tablet ($829 3G/64GB).
The Padova: Orbino is the manufacturer of this fine leather iPad 2 case. This Padova ipad 2 case integrates with Apple’s Smart Cover Technology. The Padova is a a full cover design that is super-slim and matches the sleek elegance of the iPad 2 and its thinner redesign. These Orbino iPad 2 cases are handmade to be high-performance that protect the iPad 2 both on the front and back of the iPad tablet. Orbina proudly statest that each Padova iPad 2 case is 100% built by hand by a single artisan in their own facilities in Italy. Orbino’s Padova entry level iPad 2 case is available in four premium colors: Brown, Black,Deep Red, and Pecan and is priced at $209 (not pictured). The limited edtion Padova iPad 2 case offers higher end leather skins like Crocodile and Ostrich which are pictured left. The price of the Padova limited edition iPad 2 case is $689 for Crocodile and Ostrich for $569. (Astounding iPad case $ after the break) Continue reading