updated 12:10 pm EDT, Tue September 27, 2011
Includes docks, cases
iLuv has announced a new WorkStation line of products for iPads, Galaxy Tabs and other devices. The focus of the collection is the iMM737, a dock supporting iPads, iPhones and iPods. A wired keyboard in the dock includes iOS-specific functions, and can be stored in the base to save room. Devices are attached to a bracket, which can be tilted and rotated for different viewing angles.
Another planned iOS dock is the iMM517 WorkStation Pro, which will make the switch to a Bluetooth keyboard, and boost audio output using jAura technology. People only needing a Bluetooth keyboard will be able to pick up the iBTKB20, which is designed for portability.
Yet another approach is being taken with the iCK826/iSK912 Professional WorkStation Portfolio. The case is available for either the iPad or the Galaxy Tab, and includes a detachable Bluetooth keyboard. Choosing the right version of the case is essential, as some keys trigger device-specific commands.
Most WorkStation gear should ship to stores by the end of the month. The iMM737, however, is not set to arrive until November. iLuv will only list prices as ranging between $50 and $180.