Accessories


Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Case for iPad Pro

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Urban Armor Gear (UAG) launches Metropolis Series Cases designed for the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, complete with an impact-resistant soft core and a tactile non-slip exterior grip.

UAG CasesThe cases meet MIL-STD 810 US military specification standards for 360-degree protection from drops and shocks. A smart cover protects the display and acts as a multi-position stand, while corner bumpers provide extra drop protection. Also included is onboard storage for an Apple Pencil.

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Survivor Cases for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

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Accessory maker Griffin announces a range of Survivor cases for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro-- the Survivor Rugged Folio, Survivor Journey Folio and Survivor Journey.

Griffin Survivor casesThe Survivor Rugged Folio promises to be the toughest case in the lineup, with a polycarbonate exterior and a flexible TPU shell complete with stain-resistant Tactical Grip cover. It includes the Griffin impact dispersion system for drop protection (for up to 1.2m), while built-in magnets allow users to mount the iPad on most magnetic surfaces.

The Survivor Journey Folio is a folio-style case with front and back protection. Made from durable polycarbonate, it has a magetic cover customers can fold into a stand with multiple viewing and typing angles. It also protects the iPad Pro from drops up to 1.2m, and is mountable on magnetic cases.

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Snapchat Spectacles Reach Europe

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Snap-- aka the rebranded Snapchat-- announces the Spectacles, its video-recording sunglasses, are now available in Europe, 7 months after an initial US launch.

SpectaclesFor the unfamiliar, the Spectacles are a pair of colourful round sunglasses with a built-in videocamera. They pair with smartphones and the Snapchat app via Bluetooth or wifi, and shoot what the company calls "Snaps," snippets of video up to 10 seconds in length.

The Specs store up to three 10-second long Snaps, and video recording starts and stops by pressing a button on the left arm of the sunglasses. An outwards-facing light lets people know the Specs are recording, and once transferred to smartphone Snaps appear in the Memories section of the Snapchat app for sharing with the rest of the world.

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Wacom Intros Windows 10, iOS Styluses

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Wacom announces a pair of styluses-- the Bamboo Ink, a Windows Ink stylus designed for writing, and the Bamboo Sketch, a stylus with a swappable fine tip for drawing on an iPhone or iPad.

Wacom BambooThe Bamboo Ink is optimised for Windows 10 devices, and comes with 3 different nibs (soft, medium, firm) for different feels. It is compatible with many Windows devices, and as previously detailed at the Microsoft Build conference it allows users to fully interact with the Edge browser, strike through words on Word and even annotate a PDF file.

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The First Call Recorder For iDevices

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At Computex 2017, PhotoFast unveiled the first call recorder for iDevices.

PhotofastApple may have removed the 3.5mm headphone jack for iPhone7, but the PhotoFast digital recording technology (via Lightning connector) solves the recording problem without unnecessary DAC/ADC that may affect audio output.

The Call Recorder supports 48 kHz lossless PCM format, keeping the original highest audio quality.

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