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This week in accessories: Touchfire Keyboard Case for the iPad Air and more

This week in accessories: Touchfire Keyboard Case for the iPad Air and more

August 8, 2014
Welcome back to our weekly look at some of the newest iOS device accessories to hit the market. In this week’s edition, we’re highlighting two iPad Air cases, a beautiful smart watch, and more.

AL13 v2 Case for the iPhone 5s/5 from designed by m

v2 Originally launched as a Kickstarter project earlier this year, the AL13 v2 Case for the iPhone 5s/5 is now available to the general public. Made with aerospace aluminum, the bumper is durable but weighs only 13 grams. Designed to not interfere with an iPhone’s signal, it simply snaps on for a quick installation. Available in seven different colors – black, sliver, gunmetal, space gray, red, blue, and champagne – the AL13 v2 case can be purchased now for $79.99 at designed by m’s site.

Touchfire Keyboard Case for the iPad Air

touchfire Made for the iPad Air, Touchfire’s keyboard and case combo is definitely unique. Instead of a standalone keyboard, the company’s solution sits directly on the iPad's screen to provide resistance for fast and comfortable touch typing. It snaps into place using the iPad’s integrated magnets. The case itself provides a number of typing and media viewing angles. The keyboard is stored in the cover, safely behind the iPad, when not in use. Buyers can select from a black, blue, gray, or red version of the case for the iPad Air. It costs $69.99 through the company’s site. But until Wednesday, August 13, enter the promo code “Summer2014” to receive 20 percent off of your order. There are also versions of the case combo for the iPad mini and iPad 2-4.

The New Cookoo Smart Watch from Connectedevice

cookoo Connectedevice is back with the next-generation Cookoo smart watch. Along with an analog watch, the new device adds a full digital display for a number of different notifications. Users see who is calling. and decide whether to answer the call or mute it. Icons also notify users when they receive a message or email from Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp Messenger, and more. Unlike other smart watches, the New Cookoo is powered by a button-cell battery than can last for a few months and be easily replaced by the user. It is also water resistant up to 100 meters. Buyers can select from a watch with a soft-touch silicone band or a form-fitting nylon strap. Colors range from black to a powerful purple. The watch is available for $149.99 now.

SnapView 2.0 Case for the iPad Air from Case Logic

caselogic From Case Logic, the SnapView 2.0 case is an inexpensive folio that completely protects an iPad Air. A snap button lock provides a stable base for both media viewing and typing. Along with activating the automatic on-and-off function of the iPad, the case also provides complete access to all ports and controls. The case retails for $39.99 and can be purchased now from Case Logic. There are six different colors available to select from.

Outback Solo for the 15-inch MacBook Pro from WaterField Designs

waterfield Just in time for the recent MacBook Pro refresh, WaterField Designs has introduced an Outback Solo bag designed for the larger laptop. The minimal bag can hold a MacBook Pro or an iPad Air with a few other items like an iPhone, charger, or wallet. Made with waxed canvas, a premium leather flap, and a neoprene interior, a magnetic closure keeps your things inside the bag. The bag retails for $119 and can be purchased from the company’s site now. An optional shoulder strap is $19 extra. It will ship later this month.

What you might have missed . . .

Pebble unveils limited-edition colors for its smart watch The green, pink, and blue versions of the device are available to purchase now. With Tablift you can use an iPad hands-free anywhere in your home Tablift is a flexible stand for your iPad. The Navdy head-up display is 'Google Glass for your car' Keep your eyes on the road with Navdy, a head-up display for your car and smartphone.

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