Gadgets for the Guru Holiday Gift Guide – Tablet Accessories
Justin Power Case
The Justin Power Case by Innovative Technology is a good option for students who rely heavily on their iPad for schoolwork. The case features a portable 11,600mAh rechargeable battery that can charge your iPad up to two times and your iPhone up to seven times. The Justin Power Case comes equipped with a universal USB port to allow users to also charge BlackBerrys, Samsung phones and more. The AZTB team reviewed this gadget and does charge the mobile device with ease. We liked how we could work on the iPad and charge our phone if need be. The case itself wasn’t attractive at all and the material was flimsy, we suggest a full makeover.
This sleek, lightweight speaker connects wirelessly to mobile devices, tablets, laptops and notebooks via Bluetooth with a 30-foot range. Zooka allows users to play games, listen to music and watch movies five times louder than their device allows. It comes in a variety of colors, including red, green, orange, navy, teal, pink and purple.
The iOstand™ is a universal magnetic stand for tablets, iPads, e-readers, iPhones and other devices.The stand allows for rotation in any direction and easy attachment and detachment to the magnetic adapter that does not harm your devices.
$90 – 120 iomounts.com
The Nomad PLAY is a paintbrush stylus designed for drawing and painting on tablets, iPhones, Kindles, etc. Handcrafted from maple and soft rubber, the Nomad is easy to grip and will not scratch the screen of your device. The paintbrush comes in blue, yellow, red and green. $18.00 nomadbrush.com
The LaunchPort system includes a magnetic Sleeve and a WallStation or BaseStation that allows the user to charge their iPad without a cord adaptor around their house with ease. It is compatible with the iPad 2 and the new iPad.
$149 Sleeve $199 Station launchport.com
The iSpoon by Umbra is the perfect cooking tool for those who store their recipe books on their tablets and smart phones. The iSpoon features a beechwood spoon on one side and a silicon stylus on the other, allowing chefs, both amateur and professional, to maintain a clean device and ability to mix ingredients with ease. This utensil and stylus is food-safe and is hand-washable.
Seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, the SoundBender magnetically connects to the iPad’s speaker area and bends the sound towards the user, amplifying the sound. This accessory is designed to fit the iPad 2,3 and 4. The SoundBender comes in six colors: black, white, red, pale blue, hot pink and gray.
The Brydge is a full-sized Bluetooth, aerospace-grade aluminum keyboard that connects to the iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generations with a click-in hinge that allows for almost 180 degrees of movement. The keyboard matches the look and feel of the iPad, and some models have an optional integrated speaker system. It also comes in black polycarbonate.
The freeKEY, by Scosche, is a water-resistant, Bluetooth, flexible, roll up, keyboard that is compatible with iPads, iPhones, Androids and many more. With the freeKEY, users have the ability to complete emails, surf the web and more when away from their desktop computers, and it lasts up to 60 hours on a full charge. The keyboard rolls up for easy storage, has a wireless range of up to 30 feet and features a retractable cable for charging.
This dishwasher safe cutting board comes equipped with a built-in iPad Stand. Users can prop their iPads up horizontally or vertically and use it to watch cooking videos, read recipes and more. The cutting board is NSF-certified and meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. It is made with a durable wood-fiber composite, heat-resistant up to 350 degrees and features a juice groove to keep liquid away from your iPad and counter. It also features four non-slip pegs to keep the board in place during use. IPad protective covers are sold separately.
The Klick Stylus Pen is a tool for the tablet guru that needs a stylus and a pen on the go! The pen features a smooth ballpoint pen tip for taking notes, and with one click, users can retract the pen to use the stylus tip on their touchscreen devices. The Klick Stylus Pen allows for many retractable style of ink refills and comes in three colors: black, red and blue. The AZTB review team tested this one and gave it a thumbs up for convenience and ease of use.
The Touchfire keyboard fits right over the on-screen keyboard on your iPad, eliminating the difficulty of typing on a glass screen. This keyboard provides the feel and touch of a regular keyboard while maintaining your ability to use your touchscreen below it.
The FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is a folio-style iPad case meant to protect both the touch screen and the back panel. The case features a keyboard for those who are looking for an easier typing experience. Magnets hold the iPad in two positions: upright with the included keyboard exposed or laying flat with the keyboard hidden. Additionally, the magnets interact with your iPad to wake it when the case is opened up and put it to sleep when it is closed to preserve battery life. The keyboard features a battery life of up to three months on a full charge and the case comes in orange, black, blue and yellow.
The Crossover by Quirky is a two-piece iPad mini case made up of silicone straps. When placed onto the iPad, the straps intersect in the middle, creating a storage space for notes, ID cards, pens and more. Additionally, the case protects the back and all four corners by reinforcing the key areas of impact. Also available for the iPhone 5/5s.
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