Vaja's Smart Grip Plays Nice With Your iPad 2's Smart Cover

Vaja is at it once again, with a new release of the Smart Grip. A Smart Cover compatible hard back case for the iPad 2 made from luxurious, grainy cowhide leather you can smell from a mile away. The Smart Grip is Vaja's slimmest case yet at just 2.6mm in thickness. Vaja's Smart Grip offers full protection and can be customizable in more than 500 color combinations. Now that's an impressive array of color options if it hadn't included your Smart Cover. Vaja seems to cut down the hand-crafting process from 30 days down to just 20 days so you can have a bit less to worry about when you hand over that chunk of change of yours. The Vaja Smart Grip for the iPad 2 is available now for the surprisingly affordable price of $60.

Nir Schneider


MiPow Juice Cover Battery Case Juices Up Your iPad 2

There are very few battery cases made for the iPad 2. That's no surprise since the iPad has a massive internal battery under its aluminum hood that lasts forever. Sometimes that isn't enough to keep your Multi-Touch fingers from draining all that juice. Thankfully, MiPow has got your back with its Juice Cover for the iPad 2. Despite the name, the Juice Cover isn't a cover, but more of a super slim case that is also designed to work with Apple's Smart Cover, and it's got a built-in battery that supposedly will provide you with an additional 70% of extra power thanks to its massive 6000mAh battery capacity. Cutouts insure you've got full access to the volume and sleep/wake buttons and ports. MiPow's Juice Cover battery case for the iPad 2 will be available in Smart Cover colors so that you'll be able to perfectly match both together. Availability date and pricing are yet to be announced.

First Look At iSkin's Upcoming Vu & Solo Smart Cases for iPad 2

iSkin loves to leak a little of their hot new products just before they get released on their website. This time we've found out about iSkin's latest upcoming cases for the iPad 2 including the Vu case we've reviewed for the first gen iPad. The Vu for the iPad 2 now boasts a built-in kickstand for vertical and horizontal viewing. The iPad 2 version of the Vu case hasn't changed much in its construction and still features a semi-clear two-tone color scheme with soft, flexible TPU materials combines with hard polycarbonate. 

For those of you with an Apple Smart Cover, iSkin will release a Smart Cover compatible case called the Solo Smart. The Solo Smart case is designed with similar materials as the Vu case for the iPad and iPad 2, but takes on a different shape and design combining soft, flexible TPU with hard polycrbonate for extra back protection. The Solo Smart case for the iPad 2 will be available for $50 while the Vu case for the iPad 2 will be available for $60. It's safe to assume that iSkin will make both cases available very soon in various colors.

Update: iSkin has announced that the Vu and Solo Smart cases will be available later this month.

Nir Schneider


ModulR Announces Sleeker Modular iPad 2 Case

ModulR has announced a new version of their very interesting and functional modular hardshell case for the iPad 2 which will be available early this summer. I loved the first generation ModulR case for the first gen iPad, although it did need some tweaking and hopefully the iPad 2 version will be outstanding. The new ModulR case for the iPad 2 looks much sleeker and is fully compatible with the Smart Cover. Last year the ModulR case debuted its case with a front hard screen cover protector, this time the new iPad 2 ModulR case will include an adjustable Hand Strap for a better grip of your slender iPad 2.

The ModulR hardshell case for the iPad 2 will be compatible with various ModulR accessories such as the $29.99 iPad 2 Cover Stand - ModulR's take on Apple's Smart Cover, Shoulder Strap ProCar Headrest StrapSlim Wall Mount, Fridge Mount - All priced at $19.99, respectively. The ModulR iPad 2 Case + Hand Strap will be available in white, black and clear $$39.99.