Introduction

Beginning the next set of reviews of CES 2013-feature products

Beginning the next set of reviews of CES 2013-feature products

Tim Barnett-Queen has confirmed that he will reviewing the LaunchPort for the iPad (in the case of his review, the third generation iPad) from Dana Innovations.

The LaunchPort system is a revolutionary way to mount and charge your iPad anywhere. The system consists of a Station and a Sleeve. Any Sleeve work with any Station. LaunchPort uses the magic of magnets and induction charging (charging through the air), it’s like magic.

Alice Swift is beginning her review of various cases and shells by covering the SuperShell from M-Edge. Sarah Windham at the M-Edge pavilion let us literally drop an iPad, encased in a SuperShell, to the exhibit hall fall to test it out. Scary but awesome!

I am continue trying out options with the Fuse Mural cases for the iPhone and will finalize my thoughts by the end of the Martin Luther King weekend. In the meantime, my iPad 3 currently living in a purple Skech Flipper for iPad. At work, a couple of colleagues have handled the combination and like the feel of the make as well as the slender lines of the case-with-tablet. That’s a good sign.

Skech Flipper for iPad: Port openings (camera, power button, rotation/mute switch, volume control)
Skech Flipper for iPad: Port openings (camera, power button, rotation/mute switch, volume control)
Skech Flipper for iPad: Speaker grill with logo
Skech Flipper for iPad: Speaker grill with logo

Steve has Skech’s Blueboard for iPad 2/3, which is a folio case with a wireless keyboard.

Skech Blueboard for iPad 2 & the new Ipad: lower right hand portion of the BT keyboard
Skech Blueboard for iPad 2 & the new Ipad: lower right hand portion of the BT keyboard
Skech Blueboard for iPad 2 & the new Ipad: Micro USB charge port, switch and BT sync button
Skech Blueboard for iPad 2 & the new Ipad: Micro USB charge port, switch and BT sync button

The form factor is eerily similar to the QMadix folio setup I had been using with my “original” iPad and mentioned on our sister blog, rexonline.us. We will see if this similarity is more than skin deep.