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Snow Lizard SLXtreme 5 for iPhone 5/5S

March 15, 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Waterproof, solar-powered battery case for iPhone 5/5S.

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

December 21, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Bluetooth keyboard that also protects the screen of your iPad Air.

booq Viper courier 15

September 28, 2013 by CI Staff

Slim case/bag for 15” MacBook Pro and iPad.

Digital Treasures PocketPro Padfolio Case

August 24, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Padded folio case for 13-inch Ultrabooks and MacBooks.

iBattz Mojo Refuel Removable Battery Case for iPhone 5

August 10, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

iPhone 5 battery case with removable battery.

TravelPro Crew 9 Business Brief

June 15, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Checkpoint-friendly laptop briefcase.

PowerSkin for iPhone 5

May 25, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

One-piece silicon rubber battery case for iPhone 5

NUU MiniKey for iPhone 5

May 18, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Slide-out Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPhone 5.

mophie juice pack for Samsung Galaxy S III

April 27, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

Keyboard Case Showdown: ClamCase Pro and ZAGGkeys PROfolio+

April 6, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

A head-to-head comparison of two keyboard cases for the iPad 2, 3 and 4.

ZAGGkeys PROplus Keyboard for iPad 2, 3 and 4

March 16, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Detachable, backlit Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad.

STM Axis & Blazer Laptop Sleeves

February 9, 2013 by CI Staff

Stylish yet functional laptop sleeves in a variety of sizes.

iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case for iPhone 5

February 2, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

A snap-on battery case for iPhone 5.

Skooba Laptop Weekender V.3

January 12, 2013 by Joe Lan, CFA

A medium-sized hybrid laptop and carry-on bag.

Golla SLR Camera Bag M Don

November 10, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

A padded shoulder bag for your digital camera, tablet and accessories.

TravelPro Crew 9 20-inch Expandable Business Plus Rollaboard

September 22, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Rolling carry-on with a special laptop compartment.

Crux360 for iPad 2 and iPad 3

September 8, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Hard shell keyboard case for iPad 2 and iPad 3.

PowerSkin for iPhone 4/4s

September 1, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

One-piece silicone rubber case with a built-in battery.

booq Cobra brief L

August 25, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Mid-sized briefcase-style laptop bag.

Otterbox Defender iPhone 4/4S Case

July 28, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

High-impact polycarbonate protection for your smartphone.

mophie juice pack plus—iPhone 4 & 4S Battery Case

May 5, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Ergonomically designed hard-shell case that extends the battery life of your iPhone.

Incase Travel Kit Plus

April 14, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Perfect carrying case for your tablet, power cords and Bluetooth keyboard.

booq Mamba catch S

March 31, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Laptop shoulder bag with oodles of pockets fits 13-inch laptops.

ZAGGfolio for iPad 2 Keyboard Case

December 17, 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

All-in-one multi-function keyboard and case for Apple iPad 2.

Kensington KeyFolio Pro Performance Keyboard Case for iPad 2

October 15, 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Bluetooth keyboard and case for iPad 2.

Otterbox Motorola XOOM Defender Series Case

July 16, 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

A few months ago I purchased a Motorola XOOM tablet to allow me to review Android-based apps. After spending several hundred dollars on such a delicate piece of technology, I started looking for a case to protect my investment. The first one I tried was the Otterbox Defender, which was given to me by the company. This two-piece case has one layer of hi-impact polycarbonate and another of silicone. The case gives you access to the XOOM’s various ports and plugs and still allows you to operate the camera without any obstruction. This protection, however, does come at a price—it ups the total weight of the case and tablet by a third. So it comes down to protection versus weight. For me, protection wins out.

i.Sound Keyboard Portfolio for iPad

June 18, 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

The i.Sound Keyboard Portfolio is the only portfolio on the market specifically designed to carry both the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the iPad. That functionality alone makes this portfolio extremely useful and desirable. That is a good thing, since its stability as a viewing stand leaves a lot to be desired.

Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Messenger Bag

January 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

A roomy, TSA-approved messenger/laptop bag.

Incase Convertible Book Jacket

November 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

One of the first things most new iPad owners should do is find a case for their new investment. Luckily (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at things) you have a number of options from which to choose. I have been using Incase’s Convertible Book Jacket for the last couple of months. Of all the cases I have used thus far for my iPad, this is by far my favorite.

BBP Expand-It Messenger Laptop Bag

September 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Stylish and functional expandable messenger bag with removable laptop sleeve.