Don't-Miss Tablet accessory Stories
The ZiiSound D5 isn’t inexpensive, but it delivers great physical design, outstanding audio quality, and exceptional versatility. It's as well-implemented a Bluetooth audio system as we’ve seen.
This sturdy and well-built bag is a traditional sling-style camera case with an iPad holding twist.
If its seven ounces of weight are an acceptable addition to your travel bag, the Compass is an outstanding stand. It can hold your iPad in landscape, portrait, or typing orientation; it's rock-solid; it folds up small enough to fit in the pen organizer of many bags; and it looks great.
The Jawbone Jambox's look, features, portability, and sound are each top-notch, and the company's MyTALK downloadable software offers a nice bit of extra functionality.
Shells and skins cover the back and sides of your iPad, but not the screen, offering moderate protection while letting you use the iPad in its case. This week's iPad-case reviews cover three silicone skins: Hard Candy's Squish Skin, iSkin's Duo, and Speck's PixelSkin.
Hard Candy Case's Squish Skin provides extra protection, but it's also awfully bulky.
Can an iPad shell be cool? This one can.
The PixelSkin for iPad is a rubbery skin with good fit and finish, but it's a bit slippery in the hand.
Folio-style cases offer all-over protection for your iPad, but flip open for easy access. We've got reviews of nine new iPad folios this week: Acme Made's Slick Case, Case-Mate's Venture, Cyber Acoustics' IC-1000BK, Dexim's Elegant Collection for iPad, MacAlly's BookStand, Marware's Eco-Vue, Quirky's Cloak, Sena's ZipBook, and Twelve South's BookBook.