updated 10:15 pm EST, Mon March 8, 2010
New protective iPad sleeve and cases
Long Live Books and Philips have already expanded their range of accessories for the iPad. Philips has introduced several new products, ranging from protective cases to audio devices. A soft reversible sleeve protects the device from bumps and scratches, offering either a red or black exterior depending on which side the user chooses. The second iPad guard is a soft neoprene and leatherette case utilizing a fold-over flap to help keep the iPad in place. The leatherette material also provides extra protection for the glass screen.
Philips has also announced two new audio devices, a small portable speaker and a pair of earphones featuring bass enhancement. The company has also developed a screen protector that protects the glass surface without interfering with multi-touch functionality.
Long Live Books' newest item is a protective case, the BOOK. The handmade case features a hardcover jacket design on the outside, paired with a soft wool-felt sleeve that holds the iPad in place. Also included is an integrated Velcro edge that helps ensure that the case stays closed.
Philips has yet to announce a price or availability date for the new set of iPad accessories, while the BOOK case can be found from Longlivebooks.com for $90 and is said to take 4 to 8 weeks for delivery.