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Briefly: New Griffin iPad Air case, new apps for FiftyThree's Pencil

updated 06:23 pm EDT, Wed July 23, 2014

Griffin Technology's Survivor Slim rugged iPad Air case now available

Griffin Technology has announced the release of a new rugged case for use with iPad Air. The Survivor Slim aims to deliver protection for all conditions, featuring a shatter-resistant shell and silicone bumper for absorbing the shock of a drop. Its accompanying screen shield prevents scratches and smudges, and the flexible button covers deflect dust, dirt, and rain from entering vulnerable places on the tablet.

The Survivor Slim offers a built-in kickstand that flips open and locks into place, suitable for viewing video content or typing. Priced at $80, the case is available for purchase through Griffin.

FiftyThree's Pencil stylus' SDK offers new app possibilities

FiftyThree, the creator of the advanced stylus for iOS devices, has introduced an SDK, allowing any app access to Pencil integration. Originally only able to work with FiftyThree's Paper app, the Pencil features a pressure-sensitive rubber tip, an eraser, a USB charging port and a direct Bluetooth connection. Paper is a drawing app; with the SDK now available Pencil can be utilized for other purposes, such as note-taking, or creating music. Developers interested in incorporating Pencil's SDK into their app can request access through FiftyThree.

by MacNN Staff



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