LinkedIn Pulse responds to feedback, enhances 4.0 update
LinkedIn Pulse, formerly Pulse, was released last week on iTunes and Google Play as LinkedIn's "main vehicle for [its] social news experience". Version 4.0 was met with criticism, leading the company to hurriedly issue version 4.0.1 to respond to complaints. The update includes full screen reading on iPad, increased density on the home screen, the ability to swipe to go back after reading a story, and several smaller fixes and performance improvements.
SwitchEasy CANVAS case can prop tablet at any angle
SwitchEasy has announced the immediate availability of its updated iPad case, Canvas for iPad Air. Encasing the Air's front and back, its outer layer is soft to hold while its inner shell is composed of a protective polycarbonate. The patterned, microfiber inner lining of the case does not damage the screen and also provides a slide-proof canvas for propping the tablet at any angle. Strong magnets lock the screen cover in place, engaging the iPad Air's sleep function. The Canvas unit is accompanied with a screen guard, microfiber cloth, screen squeegee, two headphone jack protectors, and to lightning connector protectors. Available in four colors, the SwitchEasy Canvas for iPad Air is available for $50.
New line-up features cases for iPhone 5, 5S and 5C
SwitchEasy Limited, an electronics accessories company, has announced its release of Play for iPhone 5C, and Shades for iPhone 5 and 5S. Consisting of a form-fitting rubber construction and reversible wrist strap, Play is available in yellow, black, blue and pink for $18. The semi-translucent polymer case, Shades, is available for $30 in black, lime green and purple, and provides fully enclosed protection (with the inclusion of two protective films and two connector protectors) and metallic button covers. Both case products include a microfiber wipe and a squeegee for film application. SwitchEasy's products are available for purchase online.
cocoon now sold for 13-inch rMBP
SwitchEasy is now offering a a version of its cocoon laptop case designed for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. Built form a polycarbonate material, the cocoon is offered in four different colors, black, white, grey and yellow, and features a textured finish for improved grip. The case provides protection to the entire exterior of the laptop and comes with four rubber feet to keep the laptop from sliding around on a desk. The cocoon can be purchased through SwitchEasy's online store for $50.
Canvas case offers multiple viewing angles
SwitchEasy has announced the availability of its Canvas folio casing solution for owners of Apple's iPad mini. The new folio provides a number of different viewing angles for iPad mini owners, and it is designed from durable material that protects the miniature tablet from shocks and scratches. It's also designed to allow for easy access to the mini's ports and controls.
Colors, Nude cases cover iPod touch, nano
SwitchEasy Limited announced today the availability of a range of case options for the new iPod touch and iPod nano. SwitchEasy's new offerings include Colors cases for both the touch and Nano, as well as a Nude case offering for the iPod touch. The cases protect the new iPods with a material that is easily gripped but still allows access to the devices' controls and ports.
OtterBox Armor should protect against water, hard impacts
Accessory maker OtterBox has announced a new case for the iPhone 4 and 4S, the Armor. Unlike most iPhone cases, the Armor is claimed to be not only drop-proof but dust-, water-, and crush-proof. Few other details are being made public, but the case is set to go on sale June 24th.
SwitchEasy updates folio case for third-gen iPad
A common trick for iPad case makers wanting some attention is to use crazy patterns or textures; anything, essentially, to make a product resemble more than a generic model you could buy off of Monoprice. SwitchEasy's CARA folio -- newly tailored to the third-generation iPad -- initially seems to follow the same approach, using a lid with a raised honeycomb design that's obviously more about looks than practicality. That hardly makes the CARA impractical, though, as we'll explore in our review.
High-gloss polycarbonate case offers UV coating
SwitchEasy has launched a lightweight hardcase for the iPad 2, the SwitchEasy Nude for iPad 2. The ultra-thin polycarbonate snap-on case features a UV-resistant glossy coating, easy access to buttons and comes in multiple colors. The unit ships with a pair of fold-out stands -- one white, one black -- jack and dock protectors and other accessories.
Pure line of screen protectors also launched
SwitchEasy has launched a new case and three screen protectors for the iPod touch 4G. The case is the SwitchEasy Nude, an ultra-thin polycarbonate design that is only 1mm thick. It has a UV- and scratch-resistant gloss coating and offers easy access to buttons, with cutaways for the power and volume switches. It comes with a pair of data port and audio jack protectors and antistatic screen guards. The new case is available in semi-transparent black or clear and is shipping now for $20.
USBfever case includes rechargable battery
Three new cases, one a power pack, have launched for the iPhone 4, two from SitchEasy, the Vulcan for iPhone 4 and the Glitz for iPhone 4 and one from USBfever, the Power Pack with Click Stand for iPhone 4. SwitchEasy's Vulcan is a hydro polymer semi-soft case that is both resistant to scratches and tears. It is a thin, semi-transparent case with coverings for all buttons and jack and dock add-on seals. It ships with two anti-static screen guards and arrives in either ultra black or ultra clear. The Vulcan for iPhone is shipping now for $20.
CARA case uses unique cover design
SwitchEasy has launched a new iPad case, the CARA. The new case brings 360-degree protection in a folio design, encasing the iPad in an elastomer material with a polycarbonate screen shield. The front face, covering the iPad screen, has a unique, hexagonal ribbed pattern with a high-gloss finish. The case comes with a number of accessories, including two portable fold-out stands, one in black and one in white, along with an antistatic screen guard and a squeegee screen-guard applicator. It also ships with a microfiber wipe and a pair of headphone jack protectors and two dock protectors. The CARA is available in black, red and white for $50.
Case mixes Polycarbonate back with polymer siding
SwitchEasy has launched the TRIM, a new hybrid-designed case for the iPhone 4. The TRIM fuses a softer polymer material, for better grip around the sides, with a polycarbonate back plate for strength. Grooves around the sides offer improved shock absorption and better grip. The case is a one-piece design that is said to be easy to remove and install. The TRIM offers 360-degree protection, with an included screen protector and removable port guards for the headphone and 30-pin dock ports. It offers access to all the iPhone's ports and buttons, while a cutaway provides an opening for the camera and LED flash.
USBfever ships battery pack for iPhone 4, more
SwitchEasy has launched a new Pastels series of Colors for iPhone 4. The Colors case uses a silicone shockproof material with a smooth coating finish. It provides access points for the buttons and ports and includes SwitchEasy's 'jellybean' home button, a glossy cover in a contrasting color over the iPhone 4 home button. The volume and power buttons are an extra-thick design for better tactile response.
Pure line protects front, Pure + front and back
SwitchEasy has launched two lines of iPhone 4 screen protectors, the Pure and the Pure +. The PureProtect, one of four products in the Pure series, is a scratch-resistant glossy membrane, arriving with three guards, while the PureAntiReflect is a matte finish guard that ships in a pair. The PureReflect is a mirrored, gloss design, while the PurePrivacy limits the viewing angle to help reduce readability from the sides. The PurePrivacy and PureReflect each arrive with a single guard.
Quirky uses built-in kickstand for video display
Two new iPhone 4 cases have launched on Friday from SwitchEasy and Quirky. SwitchEasy's Colors case uses a shock-resistant silicone material with a smooth finish. It provides access points for the iPhone buttons and protects the headphone jack and data port. The design also includes SwitchEasy's 'jellybean' home button, a glossy cover in a contrasting color over the iPhone's home button. The volume and power buttons are an extra-thick design claimed to improve tactile response.
Inclued two portable fold-out stands
SwitchEasy has added to its line of iPad accessories with the release of Reptile, a new iPad protective case. Previously released for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, the new case guard is made from a GE Lexan polycarbonate exterior and soft polymer interior. Its design offers a crocodile-skin texture for both the back and sides of the iPad, while protecting the device from scrapes and scratches. Currently, the Reptile is available in five different colors, including Black, White, Viola, Emerald, and Tan.
PureReflect, PureAnti-Reflect screen guards
SwitchEasy and IvySkin have both announced new protective screen guards and cases for the iPad. SwitchEasy’s new line of PURE screen guards consists of the PureProtect, PureReflect, and PureAnti-Reflect. As their respective names imply, each guard has a specific purpose. The PureProtect is designed to guard the iPad screen with a high-gloss coating, while PureReflect offers a mirror-style surface and PureAnti-Reflect works as a smudge-resistant and anti-glare layer. The screen guards also come with a microfiber screen wipe and a squeegee to help with installation.
Screen guards for Touch
SwitchEasy has introduced several new protective screen membranes for the iPod touch 2G, including the PureProtect, PureReflect, and PureAntiReflect. The PureProtect screen guard is designed to offer the highest level of clarity, while protecting the screen with a scratch-resistant layer. The PureReflect features the same protection but with a reflective surface that resembles a mirror. The PureAntiReflect provides a smudge-proof matte finish that is intended to reduce glare from background light sources.
SwitchEasy iPod cases
SwitchEasy has introduced a bevy of cases for Apple's various devices during the holiday season, while USBfever unveiled a few different accessories geared towards iPod and iPhone users. The Capsule case for the iPhone heads off SwitchEasy's offerings, featuring a hard, duo-tone polycarbonate plastic frame with a built-in lock, with a hard coated protective membrane for the screen. The separately-available VisionClip for the case allows users to holster the iPhone, face-in, while still providing a small cutout allowing users to see who is calling them. The Capsule for iPhone and VisionClip sell for $30 and $15, respectively.