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iPad Top Gadget of 2010, Army Deploying Smartphones, the Corporate Tablet Explosion, and More

This Week's iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2010.12.20

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News, Reviews, & Opinion

iPad Is Time Magazine's Top Gadget of 2010

Time has posted its Top 10 Gadgets of 2010 picks, with the iPad ranking number one, and three other Apple products - the 11" MacBook Air, iPhone 4, and Apple TV - also named in the top tier of gadgetry for the year.

US Army Sees Smartphones as Important for Soldiers

The Army Times' Joe Gould and Michael Hoffman report that the US Army wants to issue every soldier an iPhone or Android cellphone. Which platform would be each soldier's choice, and the Army will pay the monthly phone bill as part of an effort to integrate smartphones as part of revolutionizing the way the Army trains and fights.

ChangeWave Tracks Explosion in Corporate Tablet Demand

PR: ChangeWave's vice president of research Paul Carton reports that a new survey shows the business market doubling for Apple iPad and other tablet deployment in Q1 2011.

Carton says that back in an August 2010 ChangeWave survey, they found corporate demand for Apple iPads on the rise, and subsequently, additional tablet devices have become available from competitors and others are on their way.

A November ChangeWave survey of 1,641 business IT buyers has taken a close-up look at 1st Quarter corporate tablet demand. In addition, the survey looked at how businesses are currently making use of the industry leader - the Apple iPad.

In terms of current usage, 7% of corporate respondents now say their company provides employees with Tablet devices - up 1-pt since our previous survey in August.

The Apple iPad (82%) remains by far the most popular Tablet for business purposes. H-P (e.g., Slate; 11%) and Dell (e.g., Streak; 7%) are also showing some traction among corporate users - but both remain far behind Apple's overwhelming share of the market.

Customer Satisfaction. Similar to what ChangeWave has seen in other Apple product areas, noting that the iPad's satisfaction ratings are outstanding - with 69% of corporate users saying their company is Very Satisfied and another 28% Somewhat Satisfied with the Apple device.

Tablet Satisfaction in the Corporate MarketHere's how the iPad stacks up against H-P and Dell's corporate tablet ratings:

A 1st Quarter Explosion in Corporate Tablet Demand

While 7% of business respondents say their company currently provide employees with tablet devices, an astonishing 14% of businesses report their company will be buying Tablets in 1st Quarter 2011.

In other words, the total number of companies making use of tablet devices is set to double in just the next three months - an explosive surge in demand going forward.

iPad the Overwhelming Choice

Projected Corporate Tablet DemandDespite the flood of new Tablets hitting the market, the Apple iPad remains the overwhelming choice of business buyers going forward - with nearly four-in-five (78%) corporate respondents saying their company plans to purchase Apple iPads.

Although the release of the RIM Playbook isn't expected until late-1st Quarter 2011, RIM (9%) is now tied with Dell (9%) for second place in terms of future buying - a positive development for the Canadian manufacturer. H-P (8%) ranks in third place, just a point behind.

Corporate Usage of the iPad

To better understand how companies are currently making use of iPads, ChangeWave asked respondents to tell us which business functions they are using their iPads for.

A comparison of November survey results with a previous ChangeWave corporate survey in August reveals significant increases over the past three months for each of the top six corporate usages of the iPad.

Such an across the board increase in usage is a good indicator of the extent to which tablets have proven valuable to current corporate users.

Corporate iPad Usage Comparison

Below are the six most popular business functions for the iPad reported to us back in August, in comparison to the current corporate survey:

Corporate usage has risen for each of these 6 business functions. And while Internet Access (73%; up 18 pts), Checking Email (69%; up 12 pts), and Working Away From the Office (67%; up 15 pts) remain the top three, we're also seeing increased usage of the iPad for Sales Support (46%; up 6 pts) and Customer Presentations (45%; up 6 pts).

That said, the biggest percentage jump of all since August lies in the number of businesses who report they are using the iPad for Laptop Replacement (38%: up 13 pts) - a trend that has huge implications and which will be tracked closely in future ChangeWave surveys.

ChangeWave's latest Corporate Spending Survey - completed November 22, 2010 - also focuses on business smart phone demand, PC buying plans, and the overall IT spending outlook for 1st Quarter 2011, including:

  • A Look at Future PC Demand: Dell vs. Hewlett-Packard vs. Apple
  • Winning and Losing Smart Phone Manufacturers - including HTC, Motorola, Apple, Research In Motion, Palm, and Samsung, among others
  • An early look at corporate interest in Windows Phone 7, as well as demand for the Google Android OS, Apple iOS, and BlackBerry OS
  • Preferred wireless service providers for Tablets - Verizon vs. AT&T
  • Projected IT Spending Trends for Next Quarter and Current Quarter

The complete ChangeWave report is available for $1,500.

Tablet PCs May Replace 30% to 40% of Netbook Demand

DigiTimes' Chloe Yu and Adam Hwang report that Taiwan Mobile has received many inquires about launches of tablet PCs, which may take over an estimated 30% to 40% of demand for netbooks in the Taiwan market, according to the company's Consumer Business Group COO Cliff Lai, and that retail prices will be key to whether tablet PCs will be selling, and NT$10,000 (US$326) is expected to be low enough to stimulate purchases, Lai indicated, noting that retail prices for tablet PCs may drop to this level as early as the second half of 2011.

Galaxy Tab vs. iPad: The Bottom Line

Tech n' Marketing's Hillel Fuld reports that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is an all around fantastic tablet that would serve you loyally as a Web surfing, music listening, video watching, and app exploring device, but he would not replace his iPad 3G with a Samsung Galaxy Tab - at least not for the reasons you are thinking.

To understand what he's getting at, you'll have to read his column.

Galaxy Tab Makes a Strong Case for Buying an iPad

Computerworld's Galen Gruman says there's a huge difference in quality between apps available for the iPad and those available for Samsung's Galaxy Tab, noting that he installed a bunch of apps available for both devices, and in every case he found the Android version inferior.

Gruman does like several aspects of the Galaxy Tab, and agrees that it's the best Android tablet available today, which is why, if you buy a tablet now, it should unquestioningly be an iPad.

HTML5 Support on Galaxy Tab Disappoints

AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger reports:

"Web app developer Sencha has profiled Samsung's Android-based Galaxy Tab in comparison to Apple's iPad, concluding that while it is billed as the first mass-market Android tablet; unfortunately, it's a little bit of a disappointment."

Canadian Government Approves iBookstore Canada

PR: The Honourable James Moore, Canada's federal Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, has announced results of an Investment Canada Act* review of Apple's iBookstore Canada, noting that Apple Canada has been granted approval under the Investment Canada Act to establish iBookstore Canada.

"Our Government is committed to strengthening Canada's economy through all its sectors, especially arts and culture," commented Minister Moore. "Apple has demonstrated how iBookstore Canada represents new opportunities for Canadian authors and publishers, and I have determined that this investment will be of net benefit to Canada."

This decision is based on commitments made by Apple Canada, which include:

  • Promotion of Canadian-authored books - both French- and English-language titles - in iBookstore in Canada and other iBookstores internationally
  • Increased opportunities for Canadian publishers and authors, including new and independent writers;
  • Increased access to titles from Aboriginal authors and publishers;
  • Assistance to Canadian publishers in streamlining processes of ebook creation and enhancement
  • Jobs for Canadians and improved services for Canadian consumers, including an iBookstore tailored to Canadian readers.

The Government of Canada ordered a review to determine if the investment by Apple Canada would be of net benefit to Canada. Under the Investment Canada Act, all reviews and approvals of investments in the cultural sector are the responsibility of the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

* Publisher's note: Under the Investment Canada Act, "Non-Canadians who acquire control of an existing Canadian business or who wish to establish a new unrelated Canadian business" are required to apply for review and receive government permission to operate in Canada. dk

EhMac notes that Apple has already had the iBookstore available in Canada, although only in a very limited version with just a sparse sampling of US titles and public domain pieces. With this announcement, we should be seeing many more titles coming.

Manhattan Declaration Controversy

We began coverage of this issue two weeks ago, and things haven't settled down yet.

The greatest danger of Apple controlling apps for its iOS devices is the potential for arbitrary decisions, such as the February 2010 ban on "sexy apps" and the November 2010 decision to pull The Manhattan Declaration app from the App Store. After Apple embraced freedom of expression with its famous 1984 Big Brother ad, we never would have expected the company to turn into the thought police.

Video Mocks Steve Jobs for Christian App Censorship

The Christian Post's Katherine T. Phan| reports that a traditional marriage group released a video mocking Apple founder Steve Jobs for the company's decision to remove an app linked to a Christian document supporting traditional marriage and sanctity of life.

Big Brother in Apple's 1984 adThe video by National Organization for Marriage compares Jobs to "Big Brother", featured in Apple's "1984" ad. The 95-second clip describes Jobs as an iconic figure and legendary marketer who made his reputation in the breakthrough commercial for the Macintosh computer in which Apple promises to take on "Big Brother."

However in censoring the Manhattan Declaration app, Jobs has become the "Big Brother" he mocked a quarter-Century ago, according to the video's message.

"What's happened over the years is the iconic Steve Jobs has become the ironic Steve Jobs," says the video's narrator.

Apple's Removal of Christian App Draws Ire

Baptist Press' Michael Foust says Christian conservatives are expressing shock and frustration after Apple pulled an iPhone/iPad app from its online store that advocates basic traditional Christian beliefs on homosexuality and abortion.

Foust says that although Apple's move impacts only owners of iOS devices like iPhones and iPads, conservatives fear it's another indicator of where society is headed when it comes to critiquing core Christian values.

The pulled app includes the complete text of the Manhattan Declaration, a 4,700-word statement on the culture that about 150 evangelical, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox leaders signed last year and that more than 475,000 others have since signed.

Conservative critics also note that there are dozens - if not hundreds - of apps containing the word "gay" in the iPhone/iPad app store, covering everything from same-sex dating to "gay travel" and "gay news".

Those who claim to be offended by the Manhattan Declaration can are offended by positions based on traditional moral principles of Christianity that have been explicitly affirmed by nearly half a million Christians representing dozens of denominations.

Apps & Services

Create and Send Christmas & Holiday Cards from Your iPhone and iPad with iPicEd Xmas App

Xmas FramesPR: In time for the holiday season, Moobila, a mobile cloud computing company, has launched iPicEd Xmas App for the iPad and iPhone, which can be purchased at the App Store.

iPicEd Xmas provides users with multiple Christmas card templates, photo frames, and themed overlays that users can customize, with options to add text to your image. Also, iPicEd Xmas offers multiple undo and redo options, and even has the popular color splash option, which is featured in previous iPicEd versions. All iPicEd Xmas creations can be uploaded to Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and or can be emailed to your friends or family.

According to Jauher Zaidi, President of Moobila, " The Xmas App is the perfect way to capture your holiday memories. You can even create your custom Christmas and Holiday greeting cards to send to your friends and family right from your iPhone or iPad.

Free Car Factor 4.3 Brings One-stop Car Shopping to iPhone and iPad

Car Factor 4PR: Designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad, the popular mobile application Car Factor 4, latest installment of the mobile application designed for the iPhone and the iPad, brings one-stop shopping to the car buyers just in time for the holiday season. Car Factor taps industry databases to make pricing, technical specifications, and automotive news available to the buyers on the go.

"Car shoppers spend less and less time interacting with the dealers face-to-face", says Chad Collier, Car Factor cofounder and President. "Our platform gives buyers all the information they need, helps them make the right choice, and gives them an easy way to interact with the dealer before, during and after the purchase".

Car Factor improves car shopping in three major ways. First, it allows shoppers to interact with the dealers without disclosing the full contact information. Second, Car Factor partners with the local group buying programs to make the best possible deals available to the shoppers. Third, Car Factor works offline and so shoppers can use it anytime anywhere, even real-time in their final negotiations with the dealer.

New version of Car Factor builds on the existing success of the application. "Car Factor gives me all the info I need without having to talk to a salesperson. I was in the market for a new car and Car Factor has really helped me find what's best for my money and my needs - my new Ford Fiesta", said Car Factor user.

In addition to the one-stop shopping, Car Factor has a lot to offer to any car enthusiast:

  • Browse through the high-resolution photos of cars - interior and exterior
  • See what others say about cars and how much have they paid
  • Read the latest industry news
  • Use the built-in calculator with daily pricing updates

Every day thousands of shoppers across the US and hundreds globally are using the Car Factor app to gain buying power. Car Factor is quickly becoming the trusted source for on the go automobile content.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
  • Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • 6.0 MB

Car Factor 4.3 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.

Children's Bible 3.0 for iPhone and iPad: Now with Movies

PR: Just in time for Christmas, BCNmultimedia announced the release of Children's Bible 3.0, a good tool to start reading the Bible with children. This version of the app adds movies to the bestseller kid's Bible comic books for iPhone and iPad. Each week, the app provides you free access to a different movie based on the most famous Bible stories, making it easy to talk about Jesus and God with kids.

Children's BiblePublished in seven languages, Children's Bible has always been on the top 100 of iPhone and iPad USA rankings in books category. Premium content is also available as an in-app purchase.

"As a child grows up, there are no stories more important or more powerful than the timeless lessons of the Bible," says Publishing Manager Toni Matas. "Our writers and artists are overjoyed with our success, particularly in the ever-growing field of electronic media.

Children's Bible contains movies and comic books on the Bible for children between ages 3 and 13. The content of Children's Bible covers the most important passages of Sacred History and the Gospels. The app offers a free movie and a free comic book changing every Monday, so that teachers in Sunday Schools and catechists can plan their lessons around them. Each free movie presents a complete episode, and each free comic book presents 30 full color pages, taken from the paid comic books collection: The Genesis, The Exodus, Kings and Prophets, Birth of Jesus, Parables and Miracles, Passion of Jesus Christ, Old Testament (compilation), and New Testament (compilation).

The app, colorful and easy to navigate, has garnered over 250,000 downloads in the past ten months. The comic books are available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan and the movies are available in English, Spanish and Catalan. French version will be available on first quarter 2011. The movies, drawn by the same illustrator as the comic books, have received widespread acclaim for their clear writing, their wonderful coloring job, as well as their splendid music soundtrack. The voices, clear and deeply felt, accompany suitably the realism and drama of the images.

Accessories

11 Year Old Invents Revolutionary iPad Stand

Dino ZaharakisPR: The inability of many iPad docks and iPhone docks to accommodate the devices with a case led an 11-year-old Dino Zaharakis to invent an iPad stand. Zaharakis also noticed that although many devices were designed in the USA, few were made in the USA.

Consequently, his goal was to develop a stand that could:

  • Place/remove a device without disconnecting its cable hold a device with/without a skin in both portrait and landscape modes
  • Have viewing angles that were optimized for video conferencing
  • Have it made in the USA
  • Accommodate iPad, Kindle, nook, tablets, iPhone and other smartphones

dzdock One in 8 different colorsThe inventing bug hit Zaharakis while playing lacrosse in Saucon Valley. He painted some stripes on his helmet so he would stand out among his teammates and his mom could find him. A month later, he wanted his lacrosse stick to be unique too. He dyed the head of his stick, a concept his friends loved. To capitalize on that idea, Dino came up with a business plan, which included order forms, a website, and a $5-per color price.

Born in New York City and growing up in the rust-belt city of Bethlehem, PA, Dino knows the importance of hard work, locally made products, and American pride. Bethlehem Steel was once a gem of American industry, having been so powerful that its laborers are claimed to have churned out a Navy warship in a single day during World War II. But the plant has been long-shuttered, and a casino now stands where its mighty blast furnaces once roared.

dzdock OneDino's entrepreneurial spirit blossomed again when his parents reviewed summer camps on the family's iPad. His father had rigged an impromptu iPad stand, but Dino found several design flaws and suggested he could do better. His dad challenged him: If he could design an iPad dock and website, Dino could get a phone.

Dino's mind went into high gear. He set to work manipulating pieces of aluminum stock from McMaster-Carr, using a Home Depot miter saw and a vise. He made several prototypes. The favorites were dubbed Curly 3 Stooges, Alpha Slick, and Big Z.

dzdock OneFinally, one was created by including the best features and abilities of each prototype.

With the initial design concept set, Dino's dad took him to Northampton Community College's Fab Lab' where they created 3D solid models using Solidworks and later created prototypes using a Dimension 3D printer. A parent on Dinos lacrosse team helped them apply for a patent.

They approached a local company, Hill Metal Co. in Allentown, PA, where their expertise and equipment allowed them to produce real prototypes. Dino's lacrosse coach and owner of Bracalente Manufacturing suggested giving dzdocks an anodized finish.

dzdock OneNext they worked on the website, packaging, bar codes, listing dzdock on Amazon.com, and creating a new corporation named ZLabs, Inc.

In keeping local, they chose Pennsylvania-based companies, including Electro Space Fabricators for production manufacturing and IMP for anodizing dzdock.

Their first order, for 50 dzdock Ones, was given by NCC Cbi to attendees of their annual event in October.

dzdock One fills Dino's dream of a locally manufactured product using locally sourced materials, including boxes made from recycled cardboard.

dzdock One fulfills Dinos vision of a locally manufactured product using locally sourced materials.

Yes, we still can do it.

dzdock One is available for $29.99 in black, white, silver, red, pink, lime, and blue. Use the promotional code of DZPRNEWS at the dzdock Store until Christmas, and you can buy a dzdock for $19.99 plus shipping and handling.

New ThinSkin Case Gives Your iPhone 4 Colorful Personality

ThinSkin CasePR: Show off your individuality by giving your iPhone 4 a shot of bling with ThinSkin by True Power, a high-quality film that adds a splash of color like matte black, white, neon green or raspberry glitter, while it protects your phone from bumps and scratches and boosts antenna performance.

"With this in mind, we've developed precision-cut ThinSkin with the highest quality materials."

ThinSkins are available now and sold in sets of two for $19.95 through TruePower and Amazon, the second largest retailer of iPhone accessories.

The iPhone 4 is a gorgeous device on its own, but creative consumers can now add their own sense of style to make it even better. Precision die-cut colored films are an elegant, fun and affordable way to customize your phone and make it easier to find in your backpack or purse. Application is simple with TruePower's patent-pending technology. So whatever your mood, it's a snap to change the look with a ThinSkin.

ThinSkin Attributes

ThinSkin CasePerformance

  • Thinnest and lightest protection possible for the iPhone 4
  • Precision cut films fit so perfectly, they look painted on
  • Nonconductive properties remedy iPhone 4 antenna issues

Personalize

  • Colors range from black to white, fluorescent, metallic, glossy, or matte
  • New colors and themes are added constantly

Fast, Easy Application

  • Highest performance films feature pressure activated, repositionable adhesives designed to eliminate air bubbles during application
  • Apply in minutes. Leaves no sticky residue when removed.

ThinSkins are brought to you by TruePower, the company that makes the only Apple iPhone approved portable battery pack. With TruePower iV Pro ($99.95) your iPhone 4 and 3GS never need run out of power again. Packed with enough gusto to recharge your iPhone up to three times, the iV Pro battery backpack allows you all the time you need to talk, read, surf, play games or listen to music without missing a beat.

"Consumers look to stand out in a crowd while maintaining the integrity of their device investment," says Troy Rutt, creator of ThinSkin. "With this in mind, we've developed precision-cut ThinSkin with the highest quality materials."

Speck 'DustJacket' Multifunction Folio Cases for iPad and Kindle 3

PR: Speck has delivered a duo of new folio-style cases to two of this holiday's most popular consumer electronics - the iPad and Kindle 3. First made popular on the Kindle 2, Speck's DustJacket design has become the industry standard for folio cases.

"Both iPad and Kindle 3 owners can travel cross town or across the world reading their favorite books and blogs without the worry of dropping and scratching their device."

Speck DustJacket for iPad"Our new DustJackets for the iPad and Kindle 3 give our customers device protection along with a level of simplicity and functionality that's truly needed from a folio case when paired with these devices," says Irene Baran, CEO of Speck. "Both iPad and Kindle 3 owners can travel cross town or across the world reading their favorite books and blogs without the worry of dropping and scratching their device."

DustJacket for iPad

The DustJacket for iPad both protects and enhances its functionality. The protective cover opens like a book and folds back flat for a comfortable grip. You can also unfold and position the DustJacket to multiple preset angles for viewing or working. The custom cradle holds your iPad securely within the micro-fleece lined interior, and the padded leatherette exterior adds extra comfort and protection from bumps and drops. The DustJacket is available in Red and Black Leatherette for a MSRP of $49.95.

Speck DustJacket for Kindle 3 DustJacket for Kindle 3

With its built-in flip-out reading stand and comfortable padded exterior, the DustJacket is the ideal protective folio case for handsfree Kindle 3 use on the plane, train or countertop. When chapters are completed or your station arrives, the reading stand retracts flush into the front cover, which then closes over the front of the Kindle like a classic book jacket. The Kindle stays securely retained and protected inside the micro-fleece-lined interior via a custom form-fit cradle that features an easy-to-use quick-release locking tab. The DustJacket for Kindle 3 is available in Red and Black Leatherette for a MSRP of $34.95.

LapWorks Announces Crystal iPad Folio Clear Case

Crystal iPad Folio Clear CasePR: LapWorks' new Crystal iPad Folio is literally two transparent hard-shell cases hinged together to open and close like a book. The result is an innovative new type of iPad folio that protects the iPad and allows it to be viewed from every direction, whole other unique new features increase its usefulness and functionality making this product a stand-alone marvel of ingenuity.

Crystal iPad Folio Clear CaseFeature #1 - The joining hinges rotate 360° on a stainless steel hinge pin allowing the top panel to rotate completely around 180° to become the support arm that positions the iPad's screen for handsfree landscape or portrait viewing.

Feature #2 - The top panel can go from support arm mode to folding completely flat against the bottom panel allowing complete access to the touch screen for tabletop or one-handed operation.

Additional features include no-slip silicone bumpers on both crystal clear panels protecting them from scuffs and scratching. Cutouts along the edges of the Crystal iPad Folio allow easy access to all controls and ports.

Crystal iPad Folio Clear CaseThis product is made from shatterproof Polycarbonate (PC) plastic - the material used to make "bulletproof" glass. The hinges that join the two halves are also made from rubber-coated, shatterproof Polycarbonate plastic, and attached to the two transparent panels by sonic weld so they will never separate. The hinge pin that joins the two hinges is made of stainless steel which makes it a super strong component of this super clear folio, tested up to 5,000 open/close operations to ensure that it will provide years of service even if you open and close the Crystal iPad Folio many times per day. This is a top-drawer product manufactured from quality materials that will give you years of service and protection for your iPad. The case carries a 6 month warranty against manufacturing defects, materials and construction.

Soft rubber pads or bumpers are strategically positioned so neither of the two largest surfaces ever touch a hard surface to prevent scratching and maintain the iPad's shiny new appearance.

No longer do iPad owners have to store their shiny new iPads inside dark folios or cases that hide them from view. Many iPad owners bought their iPad in part because of its sleek and streamlined appearance, and with the Crystal iPad Folio you can show off your new device with pride and still protect your investment.

The Crystal iPad Folio formal launch will be January 15, 2011.

Crystal iPad Folio Clear CaseFeatures in summary:

  • The first hard shell crystal clear iPad folio available anywhere
  • Completely transparent front, back and sides
  • Quickly and easily sets up in portrait or landscape
  • Top cover folds completely over back cover exposing screen
  • Made from shatterproof Polycarbonate plastic
  • Complete access to all ports and controls are easily accessible
  • Soft rubber pads or bumpers protect both surfaces from scratching
  • Stainless steel hinge pins guarantee thousands of operations
  • 6 month warranty against mfg defects, materials and construction

The Crystal iPad Folio has a MSRP of $49.95, but is currently offered at the sale price of $39.95.

TuneWear Releases New TuneFolio Urban for iPad Case Series

PR: TuneWear announces the new TuneFolio Urban for iPad series of mobility cases for iPad. TuneFolio Urban can be carried like a notebook, includes a shoulder strap, and can be positioned as a stand. TuneFolio Urban for iPad is available in two styles, Wide and Tall, and four color variations.

TuneFolio Urban for iPad Wide

TuneFolio Urban for iPad is the perfect balance of form and function. It is a durable nylon case which folds closed like a notebook or opens to become a stand positioned at any viewing angle. TuneFolio Urban is slim and solid protection for iPad.

TuneFolio Urban for iPad WideWhen closed, TuneFolio Urban can be carried like a notebook with iPad held securely inside. The iPad screen is fully protected and the durable elastic band keeps the case tightly shut and prevents iPad from slipping out. This is a great feature to have when sliding iPad into your bag or backpack.

The benefit of the Wide style is that it can be folded into a horizontal standing position and is best for watching movies or surfing websites. It has a Velcro adhesive mechanism which allows setting the iPad angle at any position. To adjust the position, simply lift iPad up and then place it back down down to the preferred angle. Adjust it to a steeper angle for watching a movie or adjust it to a lower angle for typing.

A detachable long shoulder strap is included so TuneFolio can be carried across the shoulder when you are on the move. By placing the strap around your neck, iPad can be positioned like a sketch board for drawing and viewing. Quickly attach or detach the strap to suit your needs.

With iPad inside, the Dock connector, buttons and switches are all fully accessible for charging and controlling iPad. TuneFilm protective film is included to cover the iPad LCD. There is also a cleaning cloth to wipe away dirt or dust after use.

What's included:

  • TuneFolio Urban for iPad case Wide
  • TuneFilm protective film
  • Shoulder strap
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Squeegee

Case Specifications:

  • Size: 195(W) x 245(H) x 24(D)mm (excluding hooks)
  • Weight: approximately 320g (excluding shoulder strap)
  • Material: Nylon

Compatibility: iPad

Colors available:

  • Black
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Red

TuneFolio Urban for iPad Wide ($59.95) is now available for purchase at the TuneWear Online Store.

TuneFolio Urban for iPad Tall

TuneFolio Urban for iPad is the perfect balance of form and function. It is a durable nylon case which folds closed like a notebook or opens to become a stand positioned at any viewing angle. TuneFolio Urban is slim and solid protection for iPad.

TuneFolio Urban for iPad TallWhen closed, TuneFolio Urban can be carried like a notebook with iPad held securely inside. The iPad screen is fully protected and the durable elastic band keeps the case tightly shut and prevents iPad from slipping out. This is a great feature to have when sliding iPad into your bag or backpack.

The benefit of the Tall style is that it can be folded into a vertical standing position and is best for reading iBooks and viewing websites since the font size can be made larger. It has a Velcro™ adhesive mechanism which allows setting the iPad angle at any position. To adjust the position, simply lift iPad up and then place it back down down to the preferred angle.

A detachable long shoulder strap is included so TuneFolio can be carried across the shoulder when you are on the move. By placing the strap around your neck, iPad can be positioned like a sketch board for drawing and viewing. Quickly attach or detach the strap to suit your needs.

With iPad inside, the Dock connector, buttons and switches are all fully accessible for charging and controlling iPad. TuneFilm protective film is included to cover the iPad LCD. There is also a cleaning cloth to wipe away dirt or dust after use.

What's included:

  • TuneFolio Urban for iPad case Tall
  • TuneFilm protective film
  • Shoulder strap
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Squeegee

Case Specifications:

  • Size: 195(W) x 245(H) x 24(D)mm (excluding hooks)
  • Weight: approximately 320g (excluding shoulder strap)
  • Material: Nylon

Compatibility: iPad

Colors available:

  • Black
  • Orange

TuneFolio Urban for iPad Tall ($59.95) is now available for purchase at the TuneWear Online Store.

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