A protective case for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 that comes with a pair of thin stereo speakers. It lasts up to 7 hours per charge, and because it pairs via Bluetooth 4.0 it can be used to play audio from other devices as well.
Photoshop Mix is a free iPad app for quick and light photo editing. It lets you apply filters, combine images and even use desktop tools like content-aware fill, straighten image and shake reduction through cloud computing.
Adobe solves the iPad pen dilemma. The Ink is a elegant aluminum stylus with a precise tip and pressure sensitivity, and Slide augments on-screen drawing with a tactile ruler for drawing lines and other shapes. Full review on Technabob.
Microsoft finally released full featured versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint made for the iPad. The free download lets you read Office docs; subscribe to Office365 to get the full apps plus the desktop versions of Office. More here.
A pair of thin grips that stick an iPad to magnetic surfaces. It also has an adhesive-backed mount for non-magnetic surfaces. The Kickstarter is for the iPad Air & iPad Mini variants; you can get MagBaks for older iPads here.
Pacemaker is a DJ app for the iPad designed to be easy to use. It lets you mix your iTunes songs, and it can access tracks in Spotify as well. By our estimate that gives you around 5.3 bajillion song combinations.
Equil JOT is an ink pen that can record what you’re writing or drawing on paper in real time. You can then edit, annotate and share your work from your iOS device. However, your device cannot be in sleep mode while you’re recording.
FiftyThree made a stylus for its iPad sketching app Paper. Pencil has an easy pairing feature and an eraser tip. It also has palm rejection and allows you to use your fingers to smudge and blend the app’s ink and paint.
The Flux+Flap is a case, cover and stand combo for the iPad 2 and later. It has a magnetic track that lets you get the viewing angle you want. It also lets you stick the iPad to magnetic surfaces. The cover can also be easily removed.
An iPad case that also has room for other personal items – headphones, charger, iPad stand etc. Like the otherBookBookcases, the Travel Journal has a durable exterior that looks like a leather bound book cover.
One of the more clever iPad stand designs we’ve seen, The Coburns are made from two precision-cut wood blocks which allow you to set your tablet to numerous angles, then snap together with embedded magnets for easy carrying.
It may look the same as last year’s model, but the new iPad Mini is a beast, because it has the same specs as the new iPad Air. It now has a 2048 x 1536 7.9″ screen, 64-bit A7 CPU, M7 motion processor and MIMO Wi-Fi antennas.
The new iPad Air weighs 28% less and is 20% thinner than the current-gen 9.7-inch tablet. It’s also got the new 64-bit A7 CPU, M7 motion processor, improved cameras, MIMO Wi-Fi antennas, and still offers 10-hour battery life.
The Jot Script’s tip is just 1.9mm in diameter, so using it is more akin to using a pencil than a stylus. It has an aluminum barrel and lasts up to two weeks on an AAA battery. Works with iPad 3+ and iPhone 5+ (requires Bluetooth 4.0).
A case for the iPad that’s only about a third of an inch thick yet has a built-in 13,000 mAh battery, enough to fully charge the iPad’s own battery. It charges in just one hour and has a USB port for charging other devices.
It’s not the first 3D scanner we’ve seen, but this one clips to your iPad and can scan people and rooms. The Structure Sensor has already blown through its crowdfunding goal, so move quick if you still want one of the early units.
An app/subscription service which lets you use your Windows PC or Mac remotely from your iPad, with intuitive touch-based control and a menu that makes them feel like native tablet apps. Even streams desktop video and audio.
Coming this fall, iOS 7 completely overhauls the user interface, opting for a more minimal and layered design. It also – finally! – has a shortcut to oft-toggled settings as well as a better app-switching interface. More at Apple.
Japanese artist Seikou Yamaoka proves that you can create incredible works of art on an iPad Mini – using his fingertips and ArtStudio to create a near-perfect reproduction of Vermeer’s The Girl with the Pearl Earring. More here.
Federico Bianco suggests features for the next Apple iOS. Some are borrowed from jailbreak apps – shortcuts to settings, SMS quick reply, downloading files in Safari – but the half-open mode for apps is a novel idea.
More accurate than its predecessor as well as pressure-sensitive. It’s angle agnostic to adapt to various grips, and has two receiver options: one for iPad and another which lets you draw on your iMac.