updated 03:05 pm EDT, Mon May 19, 2014
SmartShell, FlexFit, and SlimShell cases now available for iPad Air, mini and iPhone 5
Patriot has announced the launch of three new cases for iPad Air, iPad mini and iPhone 5 family, featuring various polycarbonate designs. The SmartShell has an integrated polycarbonate casing with a microfiber material screen cover, providing 360-degree coverage with elevated bezels for screen protection. The FlexFit is thinner, and offers more basic scratch protection. Featuring a "Smart Sleep" function, the iPad enters sleep mode when the cover is closed over, and reactivates upon opening. Both iPad cases' covers fold into a multi-position stands for various viewing and typing angles.
The SlimShell iPhone 5/5s case is one piece, and includes textured inlays for improved grip. Designed to be light and thin, the phone case, like the SmartShell, has an elevated beveled edge for protecting the screen from scratches if face down. All of the new cases are available in a variety of color options, and will ship at the end of May. The SmartShell is priced at $40, FlexFit at $35, and the SlimShell for $30.
HighPoint launches RocketStor 5411A USB 3.0 1-Bay storage dock
HighPoint Technologies has announced the release of its latest USB 3.0 storage dock, the RocketStor 5411A. Supporting any industry-standard SATA SSD or hard drive, the RocketStor 5411A is fully compatible with any performance level among 3.5- and 2.5-inch form factors. Disks of any capacity, including the latest 6TB models, can be accommodated. The storage dock features 5GB per second transfer bandwidth, and can automatically spin down a drive where there is no activity occurring. Available now, the RocketStor 5411A is priced at $65.