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Gear makers debut new iPhone, iPad cases

updated 05:45 pm EDT, Mon April 25, 2011

Battery pack charges iPhone 4 to 80 percent

Scosche has launched a new iPhone 4 case with a built-in backup battery, the switchBACK surge g4. The case -- which also features a kickstand for video -- incorporates a 1800mAh lithium-ion supply. It can charge a depleted iPhone up to 80 percent power, and provide an additional 275 hours of standby, 12 hours of talk time, 36 hours of audio, 9 hours of Wi-Fi or 9 hours of video. The company has also launched a free companion iPhone app, which gives users a detailed gauge of usage times remaining. Four blue LED lights on the case indicate battery life; charging is done via a micro USB cable, which can also be used to sync.

The Scosche case is shipping with a pair of backplates in gloss black and silver. It works with AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4 models, and costs $80.

On the iPad side, NewerTech has released the NuGuard GripStand Multi-Purpose Protective Case and Desktop Stand for the iPad 1. It has a hard plastic shell with a shock-absorbing inner liner made of rubber. A rear-mounted hand grip, meanwhile, doubles as a 360-degree swiveling kickstand; the case can also be hung on a wall for display. An optional desktop base attaches to the case to make it a weighted, skid-resistant stand, offering portrait and landscape views much like a standard LCD monitor. When transporting an iPad, people can flip the tablet to protect the screen.

The GripStand is $30 on Other World Computing's retail site, while the combo GripStand and GripBase is $40.

Scosche switchBACK surge g4

NewerTech NuGuard GripStand Multi-Purpose Protective Case And Desktop Stand

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