It's time to look at some of the best cases, screen protectors and accessories for Apple's next-generation tablets. Here are a few options already available for the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4 and larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro. As you probably already know, the iPad mini 4 is available now through apple.com or at Apple retail stores, and the iPad Pro will begin shipping in November.
Accessory maker iHome has unveiled its new lineup of Cinderella audio accessories at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection is inspired by Disney's upcoming live-action retelling of the fairy tale set to hit theaters on March 13, 2015. 9to5Mac got an early look at the impressive Cinderella Golden Carriage Bluetooth Speaker, headphones and noise isolating earbuds.
iHome also plans to launch a few quilted iOS accessories such as "an iPhone flip case with golden accents and a hand strap, a butterfly-laden iPhone 6 hard shell, and a quilted purse-like case for the iPad with a golden strap," according to 9to5Mac. Pricing and availability are unknown at this time, but it safe to assume the products will begin shipping before the movie lands in theaters.
Griffin Technology today announced the Survivor Slim for iPad Air. The new Survivor case is a sleeker updated version that provides the same protection as its predecessor, according to Griffin. The Survivor Air features a shatter-resistant shell with silicone bumper and a "touch-through" screen protector to keep your iPad's display scratch free. It also includes a built-in kickstand and flexible button / port covers to fend against dust and other debris. The Survivor for iPad Air is available now for $79.99. It is available in black only.
iOS accessory maker Case-Mate is offering 40% off all its iPhone and iPad accessories this Memorial Day Weekend. The sale begins today and ends on Monday, May 26, 2014, 11:59 EST. You can take advantage of this deal by visiting Case-Mate.com and using the promo code AFMD40 at checkout.
Case-Mate does not offer a lot of options for the iPad Air, but it does carry several cases and stands for the second-, third- and fourth-generation iPad, both iPad mini models, plus it is home to a plethora of iPhone offerings.
Case-Mate's iPhone cases range from the basic to the over-the-top. For example, the "Brilliance" case features genuine crystal with a premium leather accent and retails for $80.
Accessory maker Belkin has discounted its designer fashion cases for the iPad mini and iPad Air to $10 and $12, respectively. The Orla Kiely displayCase fits both the iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display, and the third and fourth generation iPad. The $10 and $12 price will shown in your cart during checkout.
You can take advantage of the $10 and $12 designer cases at while supplies last at Belkin.com.
Belkin is also offering a "Welcome Promo Code" that nabs new customers 15% off their entire order, and a new exclusive iPhone 5 case line designed by famed fashion designer Tracy Reese.
You can use the promo code WELCOME15 during checkout to save 15% on your entire order. The 15% may not stack with other deals.
Swiss computer and tablet accessory manufacturer, Logitech, today announced that it has updated its popular Ultrathin keyboard cover for the iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina display. The company also added three new cases to its lineup - the Big Bang, the Hinge and the Turnaround.
The Ultrathin is a magnetic clip-on keyboard cover with an aluminum backing that matches the iPad. The keyboard connects via Bluetooth and the case features a battery pack that extends your iPad's life considerably. The new version of the Ultrathin is slightly thinner than its predecessor at just 6.4 mm thick. The main upgrade though is the additional viewing angles that are possible, thanks to a new flexible seat
Griffin Technology is holding another site wide sale. This time the accessory maker is offering 20% off all its products in celebration of Mother's Day. This deal ends on April 27, 2014.
Griffin offers a wide variety of iPad, iPad mini and iPhone accessories. Here's a quick look at some of their noteworthy iPad cases. Most of these cases are available for the second generation iPad and later, including the iPad Air and iPad mini.
Griffin Technology's Airstrap Case for the iPad Air is now 30% off when you use the promo code AIRSTRAP during checkout. The promotion starts today and is only available through Griffintechnology.com. This offer ends on Saturday (04/19/14), so make sure you take advantage of it now.
The Airstrap Case for the iPad Air features a built-in hand strap that allows you to hold your tablet with one hand. This is great for reading or when using your iPad on the go, since it frees up one hand for navigating the display. The case is a thick molded frame that protects your iPad from edge-to-edge, and it also includes contoured edges for an easier grip.
Pad & Quill, a St. Paul, Minnesota based maker of top shelf iPad and iPhone cases, has just released their new "Author Series" of cases specifically for the iPad Air. If you're looking for something other than the typical flimsy, solid color case, one that you can customize to look and feel like quality craftsmanship, you should check these out.
The Author Series iPad Air cases, as the title suggests, resemble hardcover books. The case is made from hand finished wood that is covered with satin cloth. You can choose from nine solid colors and five patterns for the outer fabric. A patterned cover adds ten dollars to the $79.99 base price. You also choose
If you haven't embraced third-party iOS controllers, or they're just too expensive for you to make the plunge, Griffin Technology has released an affordable iPad Air case geared towards gamers. The Survivor Play was designed to protect from accidental drops and gamer rage using guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Defense (in MIL-STD-810G) for impact and vibration control.
The Survivor Play features thick sides for "play-all-day" grip and extra silicone padded corners to defend against accidental bumps. The case also includes a stiff ABS plastic skeleton which Griffin describes as a "bulletproof vest for your iPad". Other features include an adjustable shoulder strap and the standard raised button covers and cutouts for access to all the important ports.