updated 02:20 pm EST, Wed January 4, 2012
Cord-On-Board tucks USB cable alongside iPhone
Accessory makers Cirago and CaseInity have separately unveiled several new accessories for iOS devices. Cirago has produced three, chief among these being the Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad 2. Brushed aluminum is combined with padding at the corners to cushion an iPad; to use the keyboard, a person must pull the tablet from the case and sit it in a built-in stand either vertically or horizontally. The case costs $90.
Another iPad accessory is the NuView Dock Charger. The device uses a built-in connector to charge a vertically-oriented iPad, or can simply serve as a stand for a tablet tilted horizontally. The NuView costs $28.
Last in Cirago's collection is the USB Sync/Charge Cable Kit. The six-foot cable works with both iOS and micro USB devices, since an included dongle slips on to mate with Apple's 30-pin connectors. Cirago is selling the kit for $20.
CaseInity, finally, has introduced the Cord-On-Board, a case for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The product's main feature is a bundled 9.5-inch sync/charge cable, which tucks inside so that it's constantly available. The case is also made of shock-resistant plastic however, and can stand either vertically or horizontally. It should soon go on sale at a regular price of $30, although it can be preordered on Kickstarter for $25.