updated 10:55 pm EST, Mon February 1, 2010
CF Formula iPhone case, iPad sleeve
InnoPocket, Booq, and Cocoon Innovations have all announced new accessories for the iPhone and iPad. InnoPocket's CF Formula series is an iPhone case featuring carbon-fiber construction. It features a clip-on design and fully guards the back and sides of the handset from scrapes or scratches. The case measures just 0.9mm thick and weighs roughly 8 grams, while providing full access to all ports and controls.
Booq's latest additions are the Taipan Shadow XS carrying case and Taipan Sneak XS sleeve for the iPad. The Taipan Shadow XS offers a protective compartment featuring a soft scratch-resistant interior and padded lid to help protect against abrasion. It offers a hidden pocket for an iPhone and comes in black/orange or violet/white color combinations. The accessories also feature a Terralinq ID number which is linked to the owner if the cases are lost or stolen.
The Taipan Sneak XS is a 3mm neoprene sleeve that covers and guards the entire iPad while enclosed in a larger bag or backpack. It offers a soft interior lining and a cushioned jersey trim that protects from possible zipper scratches.
Cocoon Innovations has also introduced a new iPad bag, the Gramercy-CGB150 Messenger Sling. The new bag is made from ballistic nylon and offers an integrated pocket for an iPhone. The bag is made to be water resistant and includes an adjustable shoulder strap. The GRID-IT! feature provides users with an integrated woven-elastic panel that can be used to store a variety of accessories, ranging from pens to sunglasses and even MP3 players.
The new CF Formula case and Booq bags are currently available from their respective websites. Prices have been set at $60 for the iPhone case or $70 for the Taipan Shadow XS, while the Taipan Sneak XS will sell for $25. The Gramercy Messenger Sling is planned for release in April of this year and will be priced at $30.