CTIA Wireless 2010: Case-mate Adds iPad Designs

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Las Vegas - Case-mate announced at International CTIA Wireless 2010 today seven new iPad accessories, including the extension of its I Make My Case online customization tool to the new Apple device.

Users on the I Make My Case Web site can create their own original composition by remixing the designs of internationally renowned graphic artists, including Joshua Davis, Deanne Cheuk, Thomas Hooper, Matt Moore, Hannah Stouffer, Ray Frenden, Anthony Yankovic, Nigel Dennis, Shadow Chen and Chuck Anderson, among others and more. Pre-designed cases are available as well.

The cases, which originally debuted for the iPhone at International CES, are created using a state-of-the-art 3D sublimation printing process that, the company said, embeds ink directly into the case so the image will not scratch or abrade with daily use.

Case-mate also extended the line to

BlackBerry 9700 and 8520 models

The new models became available to order today. Predesigned cases are $34.99 and customized made-to-order cases will be $39.99 per case. Finished cases will begin shipping in mid-April.

Other new case styles include:

·         Tough, a hybrid case with the dual-layer protection of a form-fitting silicone skin surrounded by an ABS plastic shell;

·         Gelli, a lightweight colorful flexible thermoplastic shell;

·         Felt Folio, which sports a side opening, leather accents, additional accessories pockets and a magnetic strap that holds the iPad in place;

·         Leather Commuter, made of premium tan leather with magnetic locks embedded into the case for a sleek protective fit;

·         Nylon Folio, with black ballistic nylon folio that is splash-resistant; and

·         Stand, a collapsible, snap-together stand that offers landscape and portrait modes for viewing.

The portfolio of iPad accessories will be available in the second quarter and will range in price from $20 to $80.


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