By Lisa Johnston On Dec 6 2010 - 5:01am
NEW YORK —
Not to be outdone, iPad
accessory manufacturers came up with
their own creative ideas for protecting
and using the popular tablet.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based CS Ideas
to its line of waterproof cases with its
first waterproof iPad case.
The Drycase reportedly uses a waterproof
closure and vacuum seal system to
lock the iPad safely inside the case. Users
seal the iPad inside and use the included
vacuum pump to remove the excess air,
ensuring that the case is properly sealed,
the company said, making it impervious to
liquids, sand, salt and even submersion.
It’s said to enable full use of the touchscreen
and controls on the iPad. Features
include a built-in waterproof speaker microphone
jack that lets users listen and
speak through the iPad with a microphone headset, as well as make calls, use voice
apps and listen to movies.
“With nearly 10 years experience in the
waterproof market, our customers count
on us to bring them the latest in waterproof
protection for their electronics and
outdoor use. The Drycase waterproof
iPad case helps us continue in this tradition,”
said Toi Chance-Sangthong, president
of CS ideas.
The backside of the iPad case has
dual support loops and neoprene Velcro
bands for holding and mounting the iPad
in industrial or marine applications. The
case is being sold on the company’s website
introduced an iPad
holder and stand that’s meant to provide
a one-handed ergonomic grip. It lets the
iPad operate in portrait or landscape
mode and features raised feet that protect
the device and it’s placed screen-down.
The FreeOneHand reportedly weighs
2.3 ounces and comes in six colors:
white, silver, black, green, blue and pink.
It’s currently available for $39.94.