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Pleather Alligator Skin iPad 2 Case For Those With Alternative Tastes

By David Ponce

So you like yourself a little gator, huh? That Smart Cover nonsense for the iPad 2 was just too corporate chic for you, so you need something that speaks to the Crocodile Dundee in ya. Yeah, we got you covered, hermano. This here fake alligator skin cover fastens with an elastic band. Doesn’t sound too fancy until you realize that it wakes the iPad 2 from sleep when opened and does the opposite when closed. There doesn’t seem to be no magnet magic like a Smart Cover, but there ain’t no need for that as you’ll be slipping the tablet inside of this thing, friend. There’s even a peephole for that Apple to shine through.

$27.

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WANT: Megaman II iPhone Cases

By David Ponce

You’re my age and somewhat normal: you played Megaman and loved it. Now go get yourself some cases! Yes, there’s Proto Man, Robot Master, Bass…

$35.

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Monolith iPhone Case Packs A Projector

By David Ponce

The situations in which we’d find ourselves needing to project images from our iPhones onto some surface are few and far between. Still, we’re not all created equal and we can imagine there are those who would indeed enjoy the ability to do just that. For those people, the Monolith case by Century gives you the ability to project images in 640×360 resolution, with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 12 lumens of brightness. The largest projection size recommended is 60 inches (not 60cm as others have stated, unless the info in the promotional video is incorrect), although at 12 lumens, you better be in a dark environment. The Monolith also does double duty as an external battery pack, raising your phone’s life by an estimated 50%. It will require 4 hours to fully charge although it shouldn’t impact your phone’s charge time.

Sadly again, it’s Japan only at the moment and costs around $260.

Hit the jump for a couple more pictures and a video with totally not annoying music. At all.

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Your iPod Touch Could Get A New Face Every Day

By David Ponce

Griffin’s Faces Cases are made from silicon and let you customize the look of your iPod touch on a daily basis. They come with three sets of mouths and six different eyes so you can easily swap them out for a total of… well let’s see now. How many configurations does that make? 6 choices for the left eye, say, multiplied by 5 remaining choices for the right. That’s 30. Multiply that by 2, since there are two eyes, so we’re at 60. Finally multiply that by the 3 mouths and you’ve got a total of 180 different configurations.

Of course this whole calculation was unnecessary, but there really isn’t a whole lot to say on this product. It’s quirky and it’s $25.

[ Faces Case ] VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

iPhone 4 iTattoo Snap Case Plays It Up With The Apple Logo

iTattoo Snap Case for iPhone 4 (Images courtesy Charles&Marie)
By Andrew Liszewski

Etsy is a gold mine of MacBook decals that play around with the glowing Apple logo on the back of the display. But for some reason the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone doesn’t get nearly as much love. iTattoo’s snap case for the iPhone 4 starts to fill this vast void with 6 designs that, quite frankly, aren’t that clever. I realize they can’t use copyrighted characters like Iron Man or Snow White, but a single hummingbird? Really? That’s one of the top 6 designs you put into production? Each case is made from clear polycarbonate so it at least won’t take too much away from the iPhone’s design aesthetics, but at $48 (€35) a pop they should have brought more to the table than a knife, fork and plate.

[ iTattoo Snap Case for iPhone 4 ] VIA [ Fancy ]

Minimal iPhone 4 i-Handbag Case

iPhone 4 Handbag Case (Images courtesy designboom)
By Andrew Liszewski

I understand Summer’s appeal, what with its long days, warm temperatures and endless reason to get out and enjoy the sun. But at the same time, every year when the temperature rises and I have to hang my coat up, I feel like I’m being robbed of valuable pocket real estate. And I imagine if I were the type to wear particularly short shorts in the Summer, instead of jeans, I’d feel like I had no where to put anything. So maybe that’s what Jin-Woog Koo of the Korean-based Nothing Design Group set out to solve when he created this minimal iPhone-friendly i-Handbag.

It sits somewhere between a purse and a case, probably closer to the latter, and in addition to holding an iPhone it also provides full access to the device’s touchscreen, headphone port and hardware buttons. It’s also got enough room to store other necessities like a photo ID and credit or debit cards. And probably a bit of cash if you’re still into that sort of thing. No word on when it will be available or where you can buy it though.

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3-Ring BinderPad iPad Case Makes Me Wish I Was Going Back To School In September

BinderPad iPad Case (Images courtesy ZooGue)
By Andrew Liszewski

I used to think my Trapper Keeper binder was the epitome of high-tech learning. Heck, I’m pretty sure I even had a calculator that attached to the 3-ring bindings inside. But I might as well have been carrying around a chalkboard compared to what today’s kids get to tote around at school. ZooGue’s BinderPad case is really just another iPad-friendly polyester sleeve, with cutouts providing access to the display and hardware buttons. But it sets itself apart with an extra flap punched with 3 holes allowing it to clip-in to a 3-ring binder, not unlike my old calculator used to. Except that the iPad can be used for way more than just spelling out you-know-what. $29.99, available now in black or grey finishes.

[ iPad 2 BinderPad Pouch ] VIA [ Cool Hunting ]

Core Yoga Mat Organizer

Core Yoga Mat Organizer (Images courtesy Quirky)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’m fairly certain that half the people I see walking around carrying rolled-up yoga mats, and dressed head-to-toe in lululemon garb, are just doing it to be stylish. I have my doubts they’re actually headed to, or from, a yoga session. So whether you’re a yoga poser trying to keep up with the joneses, or actually enjoy a regular workout, this clever Quirky concept will make it easier to carry your mat and other paraphernalia.

The Core is a combination water bottle, carrying container and strap that you wrap your yoga mat around, making it easier to keep everything you have to carry together. The Core even has a rounded, yet slightly triangular, design so that it doesn’t get away from you while you’re wrapping or unwrapping your mat. At the moment it’s unfortunately still a Quirky concept though, waiting for enough support to make it a reality. But for just $20.99 you can make a pre-sale commitment so the project can reach its goal of 800 and go into production.

[ Quirky - Core Yoga Mat Organizer ] VIA [ 7Gadgets ]

Pose Camera Case

Pose Camera Case (Images courtesy Quirky)
By Andrew Liszewski

The obvious advantage to carrying a P&S digital camera is that they’re small and compact. But in order to keep it safe, you probably want a case for it. And if you happen to use it for a lot of group shots including yourself, a tripod or mount becomes a handy thing to bring along. And then suddenly your compact digital camera isn’t quite so compact with a bag full of accessories tagging along. So the Pose from Quirky manages to merge a few of those items together, helping to keep your P&S camera easy to carry.

First and foremost it’s a zip-up case that’s easy on the eyes with its rubber web-like design on the outside, which also happens to make it weather resistant. But when fully unzipped the Pose serves as a pretty functional and flexible tripod/camera mount. Literally. From the looks of it, hidden away inside the case is a series of bendable metal wires that allow it to be shaped into a stand, or wrapped around a pole. Allowing for hands-free and stable photography. That fancy rubber outer finish also provides an extra bit of grip when the case is used as a stand, and on the inside you’ll find a quick-release tripod mount making it easy to attach or remove your camera.

It’s $23.99 when purchased from Quirky as a presale item. But if and when they sell the 1,000 needed for it to go into production, the price goes up to $29.99.

[ Quirky - Pose ] VIA [ 7Gadgets ]