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iPad Accessories Already Being Made

It seems that a few companies have wasted no time to release their brand new iPad accessories. With 57 days left until the iPad is available for purchase, these few companies are already ahead of the game. Wrappers, Scosche, Griffen Technology, and iLuv are some companies that already have products lined up for the iPad.

Wrappers has announced no logo protective sleeves for Apple’s tablet including five new textiles for the iPad:

  • canvas backed corduroy that feels like faux suede in Midnight, Biscuit and Shrimp Pink £22.00/$36.00
  • durable black and white rafia tested to 33,000 rubs £28.00/$45.00
  • aqua colourway from LVMH Kenzo £25.00/$40.00
  • wool & black velvet mix from Calvin Klein £40.00/£$65.00
  • smart checked textile from Ralph Lauren £38.00/$61.00

Wrappers’ exclusive Alcantara (£31.00/$50.00), ballistic black nylon Cordura (£16.00/$26.00) and metallic finish polyurethane (£31.00/$50.00) sleeves will also be available for the iPad.


“We pride ourselves at consistently being one of the first accessories manufacturers to market with leading edge products following an iPhone, iPod, or now iPad announcement,” said Kas Alves, executive vice president of Scosche Industries. “It’s that ability to react quickly without sacrificing quality that has helped us develop necessary accessories like the new kickBACK.”

Griffen Technology has released four new cases for the iPad along with a full-sized screen protector.

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Lastly, iLuv has ten brand new accessories for Apple’s iPad.

Xtand by Just Mobile

The Xtand by Just Mobile is a fantastic iPhone/iPod Touch stand. The Xtand has the look and feel of the iMac’s stand and so it compliments all aluminum-bodied Macs terrifically. The one stand-alone factor that makes the Xtand so great, is the fact that it’s constructed for actual aluminum. It is capable of holding the iPhone 3G/3GS as well as the iPod Touch 1G/2G, provides cable management, and allows you to swivel the device a full 360 degrees.

A great design aspect that went into the stand, is that the device will never touch the aluminum part of the stand, only the four rubber grips that hold on to it. Also, there are two rubber feet on the bottom so that it doesn’t move with a gentle nudge. Here are the five main features of the Xtand:

  • All solid aluminium construction
  • 360 degrees rotation
  • Adjustable viewing angle
  • Cable management
  • Non-slip feet

What I like most about the Xtand is the fact that it goes so well with my MacBook Pro and so it provides for a very elegant setup. The cable management comes into play when you choose to charge or sync your device. You simple fish your charging cable through the hole on the back of the stand and move the extra cable out of sight. I use the Xtand on a daily basis now and it really does not bother me to have to remove my iPod Touch from it’s case so that I can go ahead and place it in the Xtand.

The Xtand retails for a fairly steep price of $39.90 USD, however, as of the date this article was written (December 23, 2009), Amazon is having a 27% off sale on the Xtand. To find out where else you can purchase this and other Just Mobile products, please click HERE.

Giveaway: In order to be entered in the giveaway for the Xtand for the iPod Touch 1G/2G, you must be following us on Twitter, click HERE to go to our Twitter Page. Once that’s done, simply tweet this message: @iPT2gGeec Xtand Giveaway. Once you do that you’re automatically entered! The giveaway will end on December 30, 2009.

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iZel: Fold It. Place It. View It.

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I am sure that many of you have thought about purchasing a stand for a number of your devices but you just weren’t sure which one was right for you. Let me tell you that the iZel is the best multimedia device stand on the market today. It’s safe, sturdy, and relatively inexpensive. For a price of $24.95 you pick one up over at MyiZel.com.

One of the greatest features of the iZel is that it is portable. It is capable of unfolding into a flat 0.3 inch piece of plastic and rubber which can easily fit inside many pockets, purses, bags, or pouches. Another great feature is that the iZel can hold it’s shape due to two small plastic pegs which fit into two small holes. If you wish to have the iZel‘s “legs” closer together (preferably for a portrait view) insert the pegs into the inner-most holes. For the “legs” wider (for a landscape view) simply insert the pegs into the outer-most holes. The stand can also support a variety of devices such as the iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, Zune, BlackBerry, Amazon Kindle, Nintendo DS, PSP, and many other devices.

The iZel can be used for a variety of occasions. Some examples may be on an airplane (watching videos on your multimedia device), at a table while eating (watching videos while eating), on a small table/desk to display a slide show of pictures. Personally, I mostly use it to display my iPod Touch 2G and my LG Voyager on my desk while charging them.

You can guarantee that your device will be safe while using the stand, too. Although it is made out of plastic, all of it’s edges are coated with a flexible elastomer so that it will not scratch your device while also provide a stable, slip resistant support. The iZel also features a ratcheted adjustable support that can be easily extended or retracted to modify the viewing angle of the device’s screen by a range of up to 30°.

If you travel a lot, readily have people visiting, or enjoy watching videos on your multimedia device, it is highly recommended to check out the iZel over at MyiZel.com for a price of $24.95.