Urban Armor Gear has extended its Plasma Series to the iPad, releasing its MIL-SPEC drop-tested cases for the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and 5th and 6th generation iPad. The cases will be sold exclusively through bestbuy.com and Best Buy retail locations.
Joining the Rugged Messenger released last summer, Zagg has launched the Rugged Book for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the iPad Air, and 2017 iPad. The keyboard case is designed for rugged environments with four layers of stainless steel, polycarbonate and rubber. It meets the “military drop test standard" surviving falls from up to 6 feet 6 inches, and it protects your iPad from corner damage.
The creator of the popular invisibleSHIELD, Zagg, has begun accepting orders for its new Slim Book keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The Slim Book is a backlit keyboard case with built-in Apple Pencil holder. The keyboard can be detached from the case so you can keep your iPad Pro safe while reading, watching a video or during transportation. The keyboard can also be flipped around to be used as a stand.
Urban Armor Gear has launched one of the first cases for Apple's newly released 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The Metropolis Series Case is availble for both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch Pro models. It is a hard back feather-light case that meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G-516.6). It also doubles as a stand, is compatible with both Apple's Smart Cover and Keyboard, and it provides easy access to the touchscreen and all ports.
The fun of Kickstarter is funding a new product you think you will enjoy, but just for kicks let's look at a few successful Kickstarter campaigns that brought us three interesting new iPad products.
Transform your iPad Pro into a spiral bound notebook
Sketchbook raised over $6,000 on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo back in March. The iPad Pro case gives your tablet a sketchbook-like look with its wire binding and Leather surface. It also includes a hard plastic middle and microfibre lining to protect your iPad from drops and scratches. The creators of Sketchbook goal was to retain the special bond artists and designers have with a sketchbook without making the iPad look fragile or inexpensive. To do this they used a customized wire spine made from 1.35mm reinforced formed steel. The result is a retro looking iPad case that does not sacrifice protection for fashion. The Sketchbook case for the iPad Pro is available in 3 colors for $25 through indiegogo.com.
If you own an iPad Air and wish it had stereo speakers like the iPad Pro, Ampple has a solution for you. Ampple is a new iPad case currently being funded on Indiegogo. The creators of Ampple claim that their product will not only increase the volume of your iPad, but it will deliver a richer sound with a deep bass. Or as they put it, Ampple will give your iPad "HD sound to match the HD screen," even though there is no such thing as "HD sound."
Amongst a flurry of announcements at CES 2016, Incipio today announced five new iPad keyboards from their ClamCase label. The new lineup of ClamCase keyboards include the ClamCase+ for the iPad Pro and iPad Air 2, ClamCase Prompt for iPad Air 2, ClamCase+ Power for iPad Air 2 and ClamCase Pro for iPad mini 4.
There aren't a lot of iPad Pro accessories available at this time, and the biggest complaint with what is available is the lack of an Apple Pencil option. This means that the current cases do not offer a way to store or carry the $99 stylus alongside your 12.9-inch tablet. Even the announced but unreleased cases from trusted accessory makers such as Zagg and other popular companies lack Apple Pencil support. You can see a list of upcoming and available iPad Pro cases here, and a few carrying cases and sleeve options here. Today we're looking at some iPad Pro case options with Apple Pencil support from crowdfunding websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
The iPad Pro should be right around the corner now that the fourth-generation Apple TV is officially available. Some rumors are pointing to a November 11 launch, but nothing has been officially confirmed. We do know that the iPad Pro is slated for a November release and that it is time to start preparing for its arrival. First you must consider if you're going to ditch your old 9.7-inch iPad for the more powerful 12.9-inch version. If have already made up your mind and plan to pre-order an iPad Pro, then here are some case and keyboard case options for you to consider.