– Accessories manufacturers continued their iPad-bandwagon hopping with a steady
rollout of cases for the latest Apple darling.
began shipping its ScreenGuardz Total
Protection Pack for the tablet computer. The company bundled its ScreenGuardz
HD Anti-Glare polymer material with the BodyGuardz scratch-proof, transparent
urethane film for the body of the device. Suggested retail for the set is
$34.95. A cleaning cloth is included.
NLU is also offering a screen-only ScreenGuardz HD Anti-Glare for
the iPad ($19.95), as well as BodyGuardz full-body ($29.95), screen-only
($19.95) and back-only ($24.95) films.
recently took the wraps off its line of
four cases and screen accessories, including NuGuard silicone case ($17.99),
offered in six colors; NuGuard hard-shell polycarbonate case ($24.99), in clear
or black leather; and NuVue screen protector and privacy screen ($39.99). It
also introduced a $9.99 NuVue screen protector.
All of NewerTech’s iPad accessories are available for pre-order
from Other World Computing, the company’s distributor. Products will begin
shipping April 9, according to NewerTech.
NewerTech also recently announced the iFolio, billed as a custom
handcrafted iPad carrying/protection case. It’s constructed of Brazilian
leather and comes in red or black. Price will be listed at $129, with an
introductory price of $99.99 from OWC. All pre-orders and regular orders will
begin shipping April 5, NewerTech said.
began shipping its InvisibleShield design for the
iPad, which is a “military-grade” film that protects again scratches and has
fingerprint resistance. The full-body InvisibleShield has a $39.99 suggested
retail; the front- or back-only versions are $29.99.
Hard Candy Cases
began shipping its line of zippered
EVA-foam protective sleeves, known as Bubble sleeves.
“We wanted to create a case that had more style and protection
than the typical neoprene sleeve,” said Tim Hickman, Hard Candy Cases CEO, in a
statement. “We took it a step further by
custom molding rubber feet inside the case that add two to three times the drop
protection, and which allowed us to start manufacturing the casing earlier.
shock-absorbing fitted rubber bumpers and a padded interior lining. Suggested
retail is $49.95. The sleeves come in three colors: black, green and pink.