Review: Griffin Flex Grip for iPad

You have an iPad and you love it. You want to get full utility out of it. If you are like me, then you are surprised by how much you use it and how little you use your desktop or even your laptop anymore. You also want to protect the minimum $500.00 you've spent on it. Cases of some sort have become an absolute must. Naked iPad use just doesn't cut it for some users. The iPad has a wonderful form factor, but it needs some help. Holding it in its naked form just isn't good enough.

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Silicone and rubber have been used to protect things for a long while now. It makes sense. It is soft yet strong. This isn't new or innovative. Remember that Seinfeld episode where Kramer, through his corporation "Kramerica", wanted to use silicone or rubber to protect the environment? He came up with an idea where all oil tankers would be lined with a layer of silicone or rubber. That way if the tanker crashed the oil would still be secured. It was a joke on the show, but I bet those responsible for recent events that have taken place wish they had taken it more seriously and made an effort at implementing it.

Review: Griffin Elan Passport Folio Case For iPad

By now you've probably had your iPad for a few weeks and are settling into using it and integrating it into your lifestyle. Well... that is, of course, only if you live in these great United States.  Those of you outside of the U.S. still drooling and waiting for your iPad will have to read this review with an eye to the future.   Anyway, you have probably come to realize that "naked" use of the iPad isn't the greatest experience.  I, of course, mean that the iPad is naked not the user.  I can't speak to that other type of experience.  The iPad looks great, but holding it naked isn't comfortable.  If you take your iPad out of the house a lot then carrying it naked can be scary from a protection standpoint.  The good news is that many manufacturers are now coming out with a wide array of cases.

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The Passport is a leather folio case.  I was waiting for one of these.  I have felt that this would be an important item and was what I envisioned carrying my iPad around in.  I like the leather folio image.  Think about it.  Even if you are wearing shorts and a t-shirt, if you are walking around with a leather folio, you get some instant credibility.  "Wow that guy must be some sort of important executive.  I mean he's gotta be, he's carrying around a leather thing.  Maybe he is one of those eccentric millionaire types who doesn't go for the buttoned down suit and tie look the 'man' expects." Certain items have this effect.  For example, one of those aluminium-looking briefcases.  Wow, if you see a guy with one of those, you've got to be instantly interested.  Is he a drug dealer, a spy, or some guy paying off a ransom?  These are the sorts of comments from strangers that I strive for and my fragile ego needs.

Daily iPad Accessory Giveaways are Back in May

As many of you know, last month we featured our April Accessory-A-Day Giveaway, during which a wide variety of iPad accessories were awarded to contestants from all over the country. With prizes including iPad screen protectors, iPad cases, iPad warranty and insurance policies, iPad skins and more, there was something for everyone. Well, rather than rest on our laurels, we've decided to do it again. Only this time, we've gone bigger.

iPad BOOK up for grabs

Practically all of April's participating accessory manufacturers and service providers are back for May's contest, and we've added a few newcomers as well. We'll be featuring great iPad accessories from

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