Our sister site LoveCases has recently launched a range of iPod Touch 5G and Nano 7G cases designed to please every customer. The cases which are available all serve different purposes, some to add extra style, some to add extra protection and even some armband cases which help you to use your iPods whilst you’re out and about.
With ranges from different, leading manufacturers (such as Case-Mate and Cygnett) you’re sure to find something to suit your wants and needs. The line-up includes a range of ultra-thin cases which are designed to protect the back and sides from scratches and impact damage. Each ultra-thin case is made with tough materials which not only protect your iPods but it also adds a touch of style whilst keeping the original look and shape of your iDevice.
The iPod Touch 5G cases available come in a variety of different colours and styles so if you’re looking for something to add loads of protection or if you’re just looking for something to add a thin layer of protection LoveCases have got it covered.
They even feature a line of cases which feature built in kick stands, so not only are they adding protection but they’re also helping you to use your device whilst at a desk so you don’t need to keep removing the Touch 5G from your pocket In order to access the apps or just navigate through your music collection.
For iPod Nano 7G cases the range is just as impressive boasting a variety of different styles and different layers of protection, the cases available will enable you to keep listening your music without fear of your iPod getting damaged.
With Apple boasting that their new iPods are designed for ‘maximum funness’ LoveCases range of iPod Touch cases will help you keep the fun going on and on.
The MacBook Pro 15 with Retina was a massive success from Apple, doing far better for Apple than a typical MacBook refresh. Thousands upon thousands of people purchased the 15″ Retina display MacBook Pro, and now a 13 inch version is set to be announced. It’s interesting to note that the 13″ size for original MacBook Pros is actually the most popular model.
Set to be debuted with 2 Thunderbolt ports – the first Apple product to do so – the 13″ Retina is expected to be extremely popular.
As with the 15″ model, we will have a great MacBook Pro Retina 13 case range available, with our most popular product for the Retina – the ToughGuard hard case – expected to show its face in the coming days. Be sure to check back on GearZap regularly for more great products being added. Also, be sure not to miss our rapidly expanding iPad Mini case range as of 6pm tonight!
With Apple looking more and more likely to release an iPad Mini in the coming weeks, we went on the hunt for iPad Mini accessories to ensure that we would be the first company online to have the very best range of products.
Before we go into the range of accessories that we’ll have to offer, we’re first going to take a look at what the iPad Mini may (or is likely) to offer:
- 7.85″ screen: The device, should there be one, is almost certain to be around this screen size. This would allow for a 4.5:3 resolution, lying somewhere between the 4:3 ratio used on older Apple products and the new 16:9 seen on the iPhone 5. This allows Apple to have a slightly larger device than most other 7″ tablets, but still be comfortably smaller than the iPad, and significantly larger than the iPhone.
- Lightning connector: After debuting on the iPhone 5, Apple will surely look to eradicate the older 30-pin connection as quickly as possible, so expect to see all new releases with the much smaller lightning connection.
- WiFi only: It is unlikely that the iPad Mini will offer any 3G/4G LTE connectivity, as it will need to keep costs down in order to compete most effectively with the likes of Amazon and Google with the Kindle Fire & Nexus 7 respecitvely.
- No Retina display: Again, in order to keep costs down and to get it to market in a fast enough time, it is highly unlikely that Apple will include a Retina display with the iPad Mini.
- iPad Mini name: Is it even going to be called the iPad Mini? Is there even going to be a smaller iPad? The rumour is that we’ll find out later on today, with invitations meant to be going out on the 10th October.
Now, the iPad Mini – should it be released – should be the most popular product this Christmas time. It is crucial to keep expensive devices like this kept in an iPad Mini case in order to ensure that it remains looking as good as it did the moment it was taken out of the box, avoiding any possibility of scratches or damage. If you want to fully protect the device, an iPad Mini screen protector would do the trick.
The clock is ticking and the hype is building on whether the device will be released.
Apple are readily preparing what everyone anticipates to be the iPhone 5 announcement which is set to go ahead tomorrow, the 12th September 2012. Rumours have been circulating for months about the iPhone 5 (or will it be named just new iPhone?) and tomorrow is going to be the day that Apple unveil all. Lots of supposed leaked images have surfaced over the past weeks about what the new iPhone will look like, with a widely tipped larger 4″ screen which is the same width as the old iPhone but is almost an inch taller, which does look incredibly elegant and Apple should be proud to release it if it does infact look like that. We’re hoping that Apple throw a real surprise out there – what if all the leaked images were false and were all secretly released by them? Unlikely we know, but that would really show that they’ve still got what it takes to keep even the best products a secret. Regardless of the shape or size of the device, you know that we will have the biggest and best iPhone 5 case range in stock before anyone else.
Other things that are expected with the iPhone 5 is a smaller 9 or 19-pin dock connector, replacing the old 30-pin version. This means that all previously purchased Apple accessories will no longer be compatible, unless you have an adapter. This might seem annoying and even a little bit selfish of Apple, but they have a reputation of acting like this in the past. After all, it will generate a hell of a lot more accessory sales for Apple in the short term.
There are hundreds of rumours flying around on the Internet, many of which are simply made up for publicity, but a few interesting ones could suggest both the larger screen – which would need an iPhone 5 screen protector – and the new dock connector, a better camera (both rear and front facing), a new ‘true’ A6 processor, 4G LTE connectivity and surely the device will be quad-core. There are many more rumours out there, but we believe that these could be the most likely to be included.
The Kindle Fire is finally making its long awaited debut in the UK and European markets, and will arrive in the brand new HD form. Whilst we still aren’t receiving as much love from Amazon as the US market is – who will be recieving an 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD also, along with 3G and 4G versions, on top of the original Kindle Fire – at least we’re starting to see small signs of affection.
Whilst this will be big news for many, with a high quality tablet coming in at a very affordable price of just £160, many will be thinking that it seems a little familiar. Still, it is a good device and the news of its arrival will no doubt be the music to many peoples ears.
The major advantage of the Kindle Fire HD over the Nexus 7 is for the same price you are getting 16GB, compared to the 8GB storage that the Nexus 7 has to offer. You’re also likely to get an increased battery life on the Kindle Fire HD – as Amazon are boasting 11 hours in their specs.
But enough of the specs – this is GearZap.com! And I’m pretty sure you’ll want to hear all about the Kindle Fire HD accessories that we’ll have to offer. Well, here goes…
First of all is our Kindle Fire HD case range, what most of you will be looking for! And it’s understandable; after all, who doesn’t want to keep their shiny new devices protected? Expect cases from all of the big name manufacturers – SD, Noreve, Tuff-Luv, Marware, Belkin and more. Not only will manufacturers be competing to get the best products to market, but they’ll also be racing to get them onto our shelves in the fastest time – after all, it’s often the first products that arrive with us at GearZap that are the most popular.
Next up on the protection priority list is our Kindle Fire HD screen protector range – helping you to achieve 100% full body coverage for your Kindle Fire HD. Our screen protector range is full of products that vary in style – such as anti-glare, anti-fingerprint, ultra-clear and more. The top of the range products even have all of those features rolled into one super-thin product!
We’re all big fans of the Sony Tablet S here at GearZap, and why wouldn’t we be? It was a fantastic tablet which proved good value for its high end price point. However, the newer more improved version – going by the name of the Sony Xperia Tablet S – looks even more impressive.
Following the same unique ‘folded’ look as its predecessor, the Sony Xperia Tablet S should set to be a hit with all Sony fans and also those looking for a high quality tablet. PlayStation Certified gaming is also thrown in for an added bonus.
We’ve received information from our suppliers of a great range of Sony Xperia Tablet S accessories, and we will be stocking a range of familiar brands with some unique products specifically made for the Xperia Tablet S. Amongst these accessories is our first Sony Xperia Tablet S case from SophistiCase, as seen below:
This case from SophistiCase comes in a leather style material that looks sleek and stylish, complementing your Sony Xperia Tablet S in the very best way. The subtle and elegant look and feel to the case means it looks professional and looks great in any environment. As well as giving the perfect fit to the Sony Xperia Tablet S, it has cut-outs for all of the ports and buttons on your tablet – meaning you never need to remove it.
We have had seen unbelievable demand for our ToughGuard range, but unfortunately the offer has now ended. See our full range of retina MacBook Pro cases by following that cleverly inserted link.
We have a fantastic offer for everyone with a MacBook Pro 15 with Retina this weekend – we have a whole range of new cases from ToughGuard coming in soon, and anyone that pre-orders a ToughCover this weekend will receive a 10% discount!
There will be a small number of black cases arriving early next week, with the rest of the colours in the range due in the next couple of weeks. They are bound to be a massive success, so snap yours up as early as possible!
Simply use the code TOUGHGUARD after adding the item to your basket.
We get an overwhelming amount of requests asking us for the perfect way to apply a screen protector to a phone, tablet or laptop screen. We’ve decided to put together this short tutorial to help you all out, with a bit of help from our friends at Mobile Fun:
The first thing that is noted in the video is to ensure that you have a perfectly clean screen before you want to apply it. This goes right down to choosing the perfect room for application – a top tip is to do it in the bathroom, a naturally clean room, and run a hot shower for a few minutes first of all to generate steam with which you will be able to wipe your screen completely clean.
After you have cleaned your screen, you will want to take the screen protector and the (usually) included applicator card – don’t worry if you don’t have an applicator card, a normal credit or debit card will suffice. You will want to slightly peel away the top edge of the screen protector and stick it to the edge of your device’s screen.
Next, you want to slowly peel away the screen protector further, constantly applying pressure to it as you do so, so that it sticks down to your device. Don’t worry if there are small air bubbles at this stage, you will be able to get them out afterwards. Once this is applied, you are able to remove the final layer of the screen protector by simply pulling the tab and gently pulling it away.
Now take your applicator card and carefully try to wipe the air bubbles out from underneath the screen protector. This can take a bit of time, normally a couple of minutes, but the more you do it the more you will benefit from the results.
And that’s it! You should now have a perfectly applied screen protector that took just a couple of minutes of preparation and application.
The Google Nexus 7 is taking the world by storm – and why shouldn’t it be? High quality, portable, and best of all; cheap. And this isn’t just any ordinary cheap device, it’s the first high-end cheap tablet in the worldwide market, and there will never be another product that can take that crown. Amazon have missed their big chance by keeping their Kindle Fire exclusive to the US, and now if they do move it on to other countries (or even release a newer version to these places) you’ll find millions of people saying “but what about my Nexus 7?”
Well, what about your Nexus 7? You should be making the most of it, that’s what! We’re here to help you do just that. Here is a run down of our top 5 must-have accessories for the Nexus 7:
This small and robust stand is perfect for standing and supporting your Google Nexus 7. You can slot in your Nexus 7 in portrait or landscape orientation, and if you stand it vertically you are able to charge your tablet with your standard charger whilst it stands, thanks to a small cut-out in the base of the stand. Alternatively, you could poke a Micro USB to USB cable through the base of the PadStand and dock your Nexus 7 on your desk for both charging and syncing. Why use this nifty little Nexus 7 stand? Well, as well as being compact, sturdy and coated in a rubberised material to prevent scratches to your device, it helps to keep your Nexus 7 safe in a busy room or on your desk, and also gives a great viewing angle whilst watching a video or a movie, or whilst typing on an external keyboard. Better still, it’s affordable to all!
The Pocket Boom is one of our most popular products, and the great news is that it works perfectly with the Google Nexus 7. The ‘magic pad’ of the Pocket Boom attaches to almost any surface – tables, doors, bottles, walls, fridges, shoes…I’m sure you get the point – and uses vibrations to amplify sound to great effect. This allows you to make almost any object your own speaker, and this isn’t just a novelty, the sound quality is great too (although not that great on a fridge unless you love echoey music). This Nexus 7 speaker also makes a great gift and is excellent value for money.
This Nexus 7 car holder from Brodit is a handy addition to have in any car. Perfect for mounting your Nexus 7 whilst you drive and charge it, it also has a unique swivel function that allows you to easy switch it between portrait and landscape orientations, making it great if you use a SatNav or have passengers watching a program on it whilst you’re cruising in the driver’s seat. The Brodit Passive Holder is high quality and attaches directly to your dashboard, or can attach separately via a Brodit ProClip.
Ah, the trusty Stand and Type case from our good friends SD TabletWear. The Stand and Type is ever-reliable, stylish and affordable. Giving your device excellent protection, this Nexus 7 case is available in a variety of different colours including red, purple, white and blue. Not only does this case protect, but it automatically sleeps and wakes your Nexus 7 every time you close and open it. Wait! We’re not done with this one yet, the front cover also folds back and slots perfectly into a small groove on the rear of the case, making a solid and sturdy two-way viewing stand – one more comfortable for watching videos, one more-so for typing.
The DAGi Capacitive Stylus Pen is one of our most popular styluses, featuring a unique tip which makes all on-screen interaction both simple and accurate. The tip is 95% transparent making it extremely easy to see the screen but also helps to significantly improve your accuracy. Admittedly, it takes a few minutes to get used to – but once you are used to it, you won’t want to put it down! This Nexus 7 stylus has a good weight which makes it comfortable and easy to write or draw with, and also hold it for prolonged periods of time.