Tablet accessory


When you don't always need to carry a laptop and don't even always need to take a tablet, it can be hard to find a single gear bag that works for you every day.  I almost never need a laptop with me, but I often want to take along my iPad Air 2, so I'm [...]

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If you like your accessories to be unusual and not something everyone you'll meet will be carrying, too, then you need to check out Tovi Sorga's beautiful, colorful leather goods.  Tovi's biography says he is an "independent artist, designer and craftsman of bespoke, printed leather fashion accessories. He is one of the only leather-craft artisans [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cases and Covers, News

I work from home, so I don't use a laptop bag or large gear bag every day.  However, I do like to take my iPad with me when I go to an appointment, and sometimes I may even want to take my 11" MacBook Air.  I don't want to have to change bags every time [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

If you're tired of dealing with a stack of remotes to control your home theater system, and you don't want to break the bank buying a universal remote, turn your smart phone or tablet into your one-remote-to-rule-them-all device.  The @7PM Intelligent Universal Remote plugs into the audio jack on your mobile device.  The app has an [...]

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Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, News

Actually, the Smart 16-LED Warm White Light 3-Mode Fill Light for Mobile Phone works with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch, Android phones and tablets, and with Windows 8 devices.  You'll need a headphone jack to plug the unit in, and you'll need the iBlazr software to automatically fire the flash.  Apparently, you can also just turn the [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, News, Windows Phone

With the Neutron S, you can hang your phone or tablet (under 1 pound) in your car, on your computer, on the wall, or even on the fridge.  The Neutron S is a small square of machined aerospace aluminum with a shielded permanent neodymium magnet which will never lose its hold.  You attach the Neutron S to [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News

The photo of the cased iPhone 6 in space isn't an artist's rendering; it was taken by the camera sent up on the weather balloon with this phone.  Urban Armor Gear tested their iPhone 6 case by sending it up to the stratosphere and dropping it from 101,000+ feet.  During the trip up and down, [...]

Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Actually, it's not just a laptop bag, because the VertiGo 2.0 is available in three sizes: small holds an iPad Air and similar tablets; medium holds a 13" Mac laptop; and large holds a 15" Mac laptop.  The VertiGo 2.0 is the "ideal business and traveling companion that can hold a surprising amount of gear [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

Levenger is having a sale this week on their Carezza Day-to-Night Clutch.  Like the other bags that Levenger sells, these bags look like regular handbags, but they function like gear bags.  You can use this bag as a strapless clutch bag, or you can add the strap (25.5" drop) and carry it as a cross-body [...]

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The EneBRICK from Cerevo packs a lot of function into a 4.9" X 2.5" X 0.9" package.  It has a 6000mAh internal battery, and it has two USB ports for charging your mobile devices.  It also pulls open to expose a stand for your smart phone or tablet; it comes with adjusters that allow it [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

It's nice that phones and tablets usually have built-in external speakers so you can hear audio without needing earphones, but my experience has shown that those speakers are wimpy and don't produce great sound or even decent volume.  I doubt you'll get audiophile-pleasing sound, but you'll probably get more volume if you use the Mini Snail-shaped [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News
AllPuter-1 is offering the Tablet / iPad Holder / Mount w/ Adapter Ready for Camera Tripod that transforms your tablet into a tripod-mounted camera with an extra-large viewing screen.  Taking photos of family and friends from a tripod inevitably leads to a small crowd of eyeballs glaring down on the tiny camera LCD screen to review the pictures; everyone wants to check [...]

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Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

I've seen a lot of waterproof pouches for smartphones and tablets, and they all seem to be a variation of a Ziploc baggie on steroids.  They will protect your electronics against water damage, but that's it.  The new Waterproof Portfolio for Tablets from Travelon adds a stand function to the waterproof case, making it easier [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, News

Ostfold is selling some elegant premium Italian vegetable tanned leather and Merino wool felt tablet cases on Etsy in the US.  They have sizes to fit the iPad (2nd-gen through current) or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.  Both cases feature a perforated leather pocket on the front that holds an included 16-page kraft paper notebook and [...]

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There are various attachments for the back of tablets designed to give you a better grip on those slippery little suckers.  They may work fine in most situations, but they aren't always easily cleaned.  When you're a doctor using a tablet for data records, viewing X-rays, and sharing information with patients, you need to have [...]

Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

    Over the past couple of years, Vera Bradley has been expanding their Tech line of bags and accessories for gadgets.  They've just introduced the Tablet Hipster, a variation of their popular Hipster bag.  The Tablet Hipster has a dedicated pocket in front to hold a tablet, and a center zipper compartment to hold [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

The STM Cache for iPad bag is a perfect fit for a full-sized iPad or other 10" tablet.  It has organizer pockets under the flap for cables or other small gear, and there's a hidden zipper pocket on the front flap for your cell phone.  The Cache has a grab handle and a shoulder strap. [...]

Posted in: Bags, iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

If you're looking for an external battery to keep your smartphone or your tablet charged while you're away from an outlet, take a look at the new line of ZAGGsparq chargers from ZAGG.  All three new models contain Lithium-ion batteries that can keep your smartphones charged, and a couple of them can even power up [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

I recently reviewed the Wrapsol Ultra Screen Protector on my new iPad.  Wrapsol also sent along their Non-Slip Grip Pad for Large Tablets for our review.  It is "engineered to optimize usability and to help prevent slip-and-fall damage to your tablet."  Those slippery, expensive tablets we all love could certainly benefit from being less slippery, [...]

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