MacWorld 2012 was quite exciting this year and the show floor was jam packed full of up and coming companies looking to make their mark on the Apple world. Amongst the booths were more than a few new companies showing off their iPad accessories. Quite a few got their start on the popular Kickstarter crowd funding platform. We were able to make our way around and chat with many of these new companies, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest new iPad accessories we were able to find at MacWorld 2012, check em out!
Just when we thought we’ve seen every possible evolution of an iPad 2 case, eSTYL comes out with something new and fresh with their new Stealth Grip Case for iPad 2. Part lightweight slim polycarbonate hard shell, part stand, and part storage compartment, this little case has all the earmarks of a very cool accessory! It has a slight bulge on the back that makes it perfect for holding in your hand. There is a secret compartment in it that lets you store your cables, stylus, and earphones. Also there are two brushed aluminum kickstands that pop out to give you a nice view stand as well. Though it’s not featured on their website yet, eSTYL also has a pretty cool looking iPad messenger bag in the works that will store your iPad and your iPhone in a very trendy looking way. We can’t wait to get our hands on these to give a full review! In the meantime, check them out at eSTYLE.com!
Plastic iPad screen protectors are so 2011. Liquid Armor seeks to reinvent the wheel with their awesome new spray on product that features nano-coating technology. Simply spray this stuff onto your iPhone or iPad screen and leave it overnight, and the spray bonds to the glass and forms an impenetrable armor that is as strong or stronger than any of the current plastic screen protectors on the market. This stuff looks awesome, and they showed us a demonstration at their booth. We can’t wait to test it out for ourselves and put it through the ringer! Look for a full review on iPadAccessories.com soon! In the meantime, check them out at DynaFloUSA.com.
Adonit already had our attention with their exciting Writer iPad case/keyboard combo and their Kickstarted Jot Pro Stylus which they call the “most precise stylus on the market.” We’ve been asking them for ages for a couple review units to do a full write up, but so far we haven’t heard back… (I’m taking to you David) HOWEVER, even though they keep ignoring us, we still love them anyway. Especially now that they have announced their new Jot Touch pressure sensitive iPad stylus! This little baby is the next generation in iPad styluses and features multiple levels of pressure sensitivity transmitted via bluetooth directly to your iPad (no additional widgets required). It also has 2 shortcut buttons, and an adorable charging station that docks in any USB port! This is the next generation in stylus technology folks! We are drooling over their accessories, and maybe one day we’ll actually get to review them in person! For now, you’ll have to check them out over at Adonit.net.
This is another Kickstarted project that is just awesome. The OlloClip is a clip-on camera lens that is portable and fits in your pocket. Just clip it onto your iPhone and witness the difference. On one side you’ve got a fish eye camera lens, flip it around and you’ve got a wide angle camera lens. Screw that off and you’ve got your very own 10x macro lens for up close beautiful shots! With how beautiful the iPhone’s camera is (and how reportedly awesome the iPad 3’s new camera will be) this is a must have accessory for anybody thinking of using their iDevice as their primary camera. They were selling like hotcakes at MacWorld! Check out the OlloClip here!
Last, but certainly not least is Nomad Brush, one of our favorite iPad styluses of all time. They had a hopping booth at MacWorld, and it was all we could do to fight the crowds just to get to chat with Don (the creator and CEO) for five minutes. This stylus combines the beauty and flow of a brush with capacitive bristles that work on the iPad. Between their traditional Nomad Brush to their exciting Nomad Compose dual tipped stylus to their newest addition: the Nomad Play iPad stylus for kids, there’s just no end to their innovations! We are looking forwards to what they are able to come up with next! We’ve heard rumors of a Nomad Brush carrying case in the works… whatever it is, you can bet that we’ll be all over it once it is released!
In addition to these cases, we also got a sneak peak at Pad and Quill’s new iPad and iPhone cases… it’s not quite time to show them to the world, but when we do they’re going to knock your socks off! There was a lot more at MacWorld but these were a few of the highlights on the iPad Accessory front. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!