BookBook Travel Journal Case Covertly Carries Your iPad And Other Accessories

Have you ever wondered what a gear bag would look like if it were a giant ass vintage-looking book? Now you know. Twelve South's new BookBook Travel Journal is a peculiar protective hardback gear case (or briefcase as Twelve South calls it) made out of genuine vintage-looking leather and styled to look like the rest of Twelve South's BookBook case offerings.

Featuring a dual-zippered opening, it can hold any iPad model including the iPad Air or an iPad mini inside a dedicated and padded slip-compartment, along with a few other essential items like your fold-flat headphones (shown here with the BeoPlay H6 by B&O headphones), MacBook or iPad chargers, cables, and other small accessories you'd need to carry with you which can be organized neatly thanks to pockets and adjustable straps across the interior. Twelve South's BookBook Travel Journal is available now for $100.

Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio For iPad

Logitech introduced its second trendy folio-type keyboard for the iPad called the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, which is an extremely slim package featuring a near-flat keyboard that is seamlessly fused into the folio cover a la Microsoft's Touch Cover for the Surface. A magnetic clasp closure keeps the folio cover closed, and various other magnets allow the FabricSkin to form into a stand as well as serving as an auto wake/sleep function for the iPad

The keyboard itself connects to your iPad wirelessly over Bluetooth and features a full-sized key layout for a comfortable typing experience. Not to be confused with the touch-sensitive Touch Cover for the Microsoft Surface, the FabricSkin keyboard is covered with a special fabric that lets you type with tactile feedback which Logitech claims nears a laptop typing experience. Both the interior and exterior of the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is protected using a liquid-repealing coating for extra durability.

-Protects both the touch screen and back panel of you iPad
-Thin, Lightweight and crafted from premium fabrics and materials - weighs only 565 grams
-Two viewing angles with precision-hold magnets for stability
-A magnetic clasp keeps the folio closed when you move around
-Seamlessly integrated Full-size keys - provide a comfortable laptop typing experience
-Liquid repellant coating to interior and exterior Folio materials
-Offers up to 3 months battery life on a full charge – based on 2 hours typing per day
-Compatible with iPad 2, iPad (3rd and 4th Generations)

-Carbon Black : Matt leather
-Mars Red Orange : Strong, durable fabric
-Electric Blue : Fine weave high quality cotton
-Urban Grey :  Two tone woven fabric
-Sunflower Yellow : Fine weave high quality cotton
-Mystic Blue : Matt leather

The skin tight material covering the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio varies with the style and color that it's available in, a mix between matte leather, cotton fabric and durable rubberized materials. Logitech's FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is compatible with the iPad 2, 3 and 4, has a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 3 months of battery life and will be available in the USA and in Europe in May. It'll retail for $150, and you can pre-order yours starting today.

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Guided Cardboard iPad Folio Case, A New Trend Of Low-Cost Recyclable Accessories?

You heard right, these USA-made corrugated cardboard iPad folio cases designed by cardboard aficionado, Guided, can be yours for $20. With a choice between white and original brown cardboard color, you're the artist in charge of designing and customizing your personal cardboard iPad case. But if you mess up, don't worry because $20 gets you a pack of three! Guided says they've drop tested their cardboard iPad case deeming it protective, and who wouldn't believe them. I mean, your online-purchased valuables are practically shipped inside this stuff. Guided's cardboard iPad folio case is compatible with the iPad 2, 3 and 4 and features Velcro tabs to keep the flap secure as well as two different stand orientations just like any good iPad folio case of its kind. 

You'll find all of the expected amenities like a back-facing camera cutout including a dual-opening speaker cutouts. Unfortunately there isn't an iPad mini version of this, but we're sure it'll come soon enough. If you weren't able to flip your left over pizza box into an iPad case, Guided's ready-made cardboard iPad cases are now available exclusively at Apple Pie.

Gripcase Makes It Safer For Kids To Use iPads

We know what you're thinking, what in the world is that?! It's a Gripcase case designed to protect the iPad 2, 3 and 4 with an over-protective case within a case concept that is not only extremely effective in the sense of offering 360 degree drop-protection, but also provides users with additional grip thru a 4-sided handle periphery like no other case we've seen before. Dropping your iPad in this should never sink your heart. And there's even an iPad mini version too.

Yes it isn't pretty or anywhere near being minimalist, but it definitely does look to be effective at what it was meant for which is to provide maximum handling and protection for virtually any application (except for bad weather and something called water) no matter the person's age that is grabbing on. The Gripcase's exterior grip handle, or railing actually extends above the front of the device and acts like an additional raised bezel in order to protect the iPad's most crucial aspect, the touchscreen, in a worst case scenario.

The Gripcase's lightweight, and durable EVA foam body can absorb impacts and shock very well, and its unique bumper design helps in deflecting energy upon impact by bending as a crumple zone. Gripcase is obviously targeting parents with kids and special needs applications with its heavy-duty iPad cases which the company claims are kid-friendly, but I think it's safe to say that they're also kid-proof too. The back of the Gripcase is cut to reveal parts of the iPad's rear aluminum end, which is pretty cool looking yet under the cover of tough protection. A Gripcase for a full sized iPad will run you $40, while an iPad mini version costs a bit less at $35. Both come in multiple colors and are available now.

Boomerang Is The All-In-One iPad Mount

The iPad has proven to be an awesome device that does just about everything we want it to. To match, the people over at Xvida wanted to create a suitable mount that would compliment the iPad's versatility, usability, and simplicity. Cue the Boomerang. This is an exciting product that we don't see everyday and is the Swiss Army Knife of iPad stands. 

By placing your iPad onto the Boomerang, it allows you to prop your device up just like you would with a Smart Cover, and add on one of the many Boomerang accessories, you've got yourself an endless number of possibilities. These accessories include the Multi Mount, the Headrest mount, the Air-Vent mount, the Suction Cup mount, and the Table stand.

The Multi Mount is able to attach itself to glass, magnetic surfaces, or anywhere else if you choose the screw-in-wall method. The Air-Vent mount attaches itself to your car's air vents, acting as a GPS mount. 

Finally, you can bring your iPad wherever you go and whenever you want. The combination of possibilities for the Boomerang is endless and could serve as an exciting new accessory that does it all. Xvida is currently on Kickstarter and already has $12,000 pledged towards their $40,000 goal. Head on over to their page and help them bring this innovative accessory to the market. Catch the Boomerang in action after the jump!

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WaterField Is Ready To Protect Your New Apple Investments

Famous for their excellent quality and attention to detail, San Francisco manufacturer WaterField has just announced a huge selection of elegant sleeve cases and bags that will protect your brand spanking new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, the new fourth generation iPad, as well as the long-awaited iPad mini

There are TWELVE different bags and sleeves designed for the new slim 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro for you to choose from and they all provide a different style and degree of protection. You can now preorder any of them from their website and each will run you anywhere between $29 - $239, depending on your personal taste.  

Now that preorders for the iPad Mini are coming along and in just a couple more days after that, they'll start appearing on your doorstep, it would be a smart investment to get a case or sleeve for them. WaterField has you covered. Ranging from the Outback Sleeve, the Ultimate SleeveCase, the EXo SleeveCase, the Wallet, and many others, you'll have a variety to choose from. Every design will also be available for the fourth-generation iPad. You can preorder them from their website as well and they will range from $15 - $69.