WaterField Designs unveils Zip Brief for new MacBook
Accessory maker WaterField Designs announces the refined Zip Brief, created to protect and showcase the new 12-inch Apple MacBook. The Zip's internal pockets cradle the MacBook on one side and accessories on the other, and offer an angled front pocket that can hold a smartphone, wallet or commuter pass. The exterior combines leather with waxed canvas or ballistic nylon. TSA-friendly, the Zip can be fully opened for airport security while contents remain safely secured. The Zip Brief can be pre-ordered now for $180, with shipping starting at the end of March.
Griffin Technology WatchStand holds Apple Watch, iPhone in one place
Mobile accessory manufacturer Griffin Technology has announced the Griffin WatchStand, the first accessory in their new line of products for Apple Watch. This simple display dock provides a safe, secure place to charge Apple Watch when it's not being worn. WatchStand displays Apple Watch on a sleek pedestal, and can be placed on any nightstand, tabletop or desktop for convenient nightly charging. WatchStand houses the Apple-provided MagSafe charging cable in an angled cradle that keeps it ready to charge at all times. WatchStand's weighted base has a home for a phone as well. Griffin's WatchStand will be available this summer for $30.
Win a Waterfield Designs Finn wallet
Just in time for Father's Day, WaterField Designs has unveiled their new fine leather Finn wallet. This is the ultimate wallet for securely carrying cash, credit cards and even a cell phone. Electronista has two to give away, read on to learn more about this wallet, and how you can enter to win.
Adblock Plus updated to work without Google Play
A new version of Adblock Plus for Android has become available. The revised app, including changes to configuration options and a visual overhaul, now includes an update system separate from the Google Play marketplace that it previously used before being banned. Users will have to sideload the latest version through the Adblock Plus website.
Three companies presented demonstrate wide range available
Less than 24 hours after the new iPhone has been announced, more cases have been unveiled for the device. The new cases range from the utilitarian Bulldozer from Cygnett, to the luxury offerings from Italian leather company Orbino. Most cases are available for preorder today, and will ship by the beginning of October.
WaterField's luxury bag switches to canvas
For a lot of people an iPad by itself is a luxury, never mind the sheer number of accessories you can buy for one. That makes the products WaterField creates even more extreme -- not only are they handmade in the US, they're often crafted with material like real leather, which is safe to call overkill if all you care about is protection. Recently the company put out the Muzetto Outback, a variant of its existing leather Muzetto bag. Although the Outback comes in several different sizes like its sibling, we tested the 10-inch size, which is aimed at tablets and netbooks.
Win a WaterField iPhone Wallet
MacNN is giving away a WaterField iPhone wallet to one lucky reader. The WaterField iPhone wallet fits the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 as well as the iPhone 3GS. This wallet retails for $39, but read on to find out how you can win one.
ShaggyMac ships Macbook Air keyboard liner
Just a day after Apple launched its new MacBook Air models, three company's have launched protective accessories for the device. TOM BIHN has launched its Cache Sleeve for the 11-inch MacBook Air, offering 360-degree protection for the Air. The sleeve has 6mm thick foam padding and a brushed tricot interior lining to protect the MacBook. The exterior is laminated four-ply Taslan and the case closes using a flap instead of Velcro. The case ships in early November in black or grey for $30.
For those who need to carry their keyboard too
Waterfield Designs has released its iPad Wallet for iPad users who want to carry a Bluetooth keyboard with them on the go. The wallet incorporates two scratch free, lightly padded internal pockets that keep a userís iPad and keyboard separate, but secured. It also includes a stretch back pocket that can store a power supply unit.
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.
Both companies' cases will ship in September
Following Apple's announcement of the fourth-generation iPod touch, Belkin and WaterField have launched cases for the new iOS device. Belkin has announced 14 new cases -- five grip cases, two shield cases, four verve cases and three armbands. The grip cases are textured for easier handholding. The Grip Ergo with Strap features a fitted design and a removable strap, in translucent black or taro, while the Grip Groove Duo has a wavy texture and arrives in either black-and-clear or gray-and-purple color combinations. The Grip Graphix swirls two colors into the wave textures, mixing aqua and white, mauve with pink or black with clear. The Grip Vue eschews textures for a high gloss finish, in nine colors, while the Grip Edge moves to black or brown leather.
Rigid insert protects iPhone 4 screen
WaterField Designs has announced it's new iPhone 4 Smart Case with three functional carrying options. WaterField's case is a slip-in design that features a multi-layered padding system and a high-impact, rigid insert for protecting the iPhone 4 screen. It uses leather flanking for better grip and an Ultrasuede liner that prevents scratching, while its nylon outer surface is water resistant.
New cases available now for pre-order
The iPad, not due to ship for another three weeks, is getting its fair share of accessory launches, with several new cases from WaterField and Quirky. WaterField has announced the iPad Smart Case, a drop-in case which features multi-layered padding with a rigid insert and ultrasuede lining, along with a water-resistant exterior to help protect against damage. The case arrives with a low-profile pocket for a charger cable and comes in black, silver, red, brown green and blue. It is due to ship for $60 within one to three weeks of the iPad's initial availability.
Muzetto bag for men
WaterField Designs has launched the Muzetto bag for men, a light-weight vertical bag complete with distressed, dark brown leather and a choice of six color accents. The bag is available in both a Personal Size for carrying daily essentials or small digital items like cellphones as well as a Laptop Size that fits up-to a 13-inch MacBook, similar notebooks and their accessories. Muzetto offers one main compartment, a back pocket, an under-flap pocket, a zippered interior pocket, and an adjustable strap.