Tag Archives: iPad

Review: Spigen SGP Tough Armor for iPad mini


Despite the fact that you can separate the case into pieces, you don’t have to do so during installation or removal. It’s easy enough to snap the iPad mini in place without really fussing with it. Inside, some hidden features help increase protectiveness, including air cushions in the corners. Like most iPad cases, Tough Armor leaves the speakers, Lightning port, side switch, rear camera, microphones, and headphone port totally bare. Large…

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First Look: iBackFlip TabKeeper 360 for iPad


It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything new from iBackFlip, but now the company is back with its latest — and least expensive — bag, the TabKeeper 360 ($55). Able to be worn as a messenger bag, sling style backpack, or briefcase, depending on how you position the detachable strap, its key feature is the same as previous carriers from the company. That is, it can fold down for hands-free access, with straps holding the tablet perpendicular to…

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Review: Belkin LEGO Builder Case for iPad mini


The case’s hard plastic shell comes in green, yellow, or red. Either generation of iPad mini easily snaps into it, although Retina iPad mini users will notice that there’s no opening for the rear microphone. Otherwise, there are clean holes for the headphone port, top mic, Sleep/Wake button, and rear camera, plus a gap for the side switch and volume buttons, and another for the speakers and Lightning port. Overall, it’s not the most protective…

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News: Black Friday deals for iPad Air, Retina mini

A number of retailers will be featuring deals on Apple’s iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display on Black Friday, and MacRumors has rounded up a number of the best discounts. Target seems to be the best bet for both the Air and the Retina mini, notably offering a $100 Target gift card with the purchase of an already discounted $479 16GB iPad Air. Target is actually offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of any full-sized iPad, and a…

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Review: Incipio Lexington for iPad Air


At Lexington’s core is a soft touch rubber-coated plastic shell, color-matched to the four faux leather finishes available. Instead of running all the way to the edges at the top and bottom, like the original version of the case, Lexington stops short between the corners at the top and bottom. Divots make way for the Sleep/Wake button, microphone, and headphone port, but extra aluminum is exposed as well. The same goes for the space outside…

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Review: Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio + Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air


Despite Belkin’s Qode cases sharing a family name, they’re actually rather different from one another. Slim Style is a brand new product, not based on any keyboard cases that’ve come before. As the style almost always necessitates, it’s a folio, with the keyboard fixed inside the front cover, and the iPad Air held on the opposite side. The exterior is a synthetic material that’s on the edge of looking like faux leather,…

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Review: Belkin Qode Slim Style Keyboard Case + Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air


Despite Belkin’s Qode cases sharing a family name, they’re actually rather different from one another. Slim Style is a brand new product, not based on any keyboard cases that’ve come before. As the style almost always necessitates, it’s a folio, with the keyboard fixed inside the front cover, and the iPad Air held on the opposite side. The exterior is a synthetic material that’s on the edge of looking like faux leather,…

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Review: STM Cape for iPad Air


You’re not going to find too many surprises with Cape. The iPad Air snaps into the hard plastic shell, leaving the buttons and ports exposed. They’re all well-sized, and the collection includes an opening for the rear microphone. Button protection would be preferred, but we don’t find it as important a factor with iPad cases as with iPhone cases. Both the back of the shell, and the entire front lid, are covered in the colorful fabric. It extends…

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