The Joy Factory (http://www.thejoyfactory.com) has unveiled a suite of digital companion products to complement the iPad 2. The accessories range from 360-degree rotating stands and portfolios to new Smart Cover-compatible cases.
Sampson Yang, president of The Joy Factory, says the company’s US$59.95 Folio360 (pictured) has been designed to fit second generation iPad models. The adjustable case and stand rotates 360 degrees for versatility and comfort in either portrait or landscape mode, allowing users to maximize use of iPad 2’s new rear-facing camera, he adds.
The Folio360’s magnetic closure snaps shut to offer a layer of protection. The magnetic cover wakes up and automatically puts the tablet to sleep. You can position the iPad 2 in viewing angles from 90 to 165 degrees –more than any other case on the market. The Folio360 features the Joy Factory’s patented Snap-n-Roll design that snaps into the company’s complementary range of auto, wall or desk mounting systems for hands-free viewing.
For iPad users that prefer to type their notes on-the-go with the comfort of a keyboard, the Arpeggio offers a wireless Bluetooth class 2 keyboard with a rechargeable lithium battery and features an automatic sleep function to preserve the tablet’s power. The wireless Bluetooth keyboard can be used from up to 33 feet away. The keyboard (10.2 ounces, measuring 10.25x5x0.25 inches) also boasts special multimedia keys to optimize iPad 2’s video and camera recording applications.
The Arpeggio includes a padded dual-pocket bag that accommodates the keyboard, with room to spare for an iPad and the Joy Factory’s popular Arc or Palette cases/stands. The Arpeggio is offered at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $99.95.
The $59.95 SmartBlazer2 fulfills many functions. The magnetic cover converts into a non-slip stand to allow users to leverage iPad 2’s FaceTime video chatting and other multimedia applications hands-free and boasts the automatic wake up and sleep cover functionality.
The Joy Factory’s $29.95 SmartFit 2 complements Apple’s built-in Smart Cover for the iPad 2. Users wanting to take advantage of the iPad 2’s sleeker profile can add on a 0.9 mm thin polycarbonate case to protect the back of the tablet without adding unnecessary bulk and weight. The case also has been engineered to fit the tablet’s new multimedia openings for camera, speakerphone and microphone access.
The Joy Factory’s Prism2 is designed to protect the iPad 2’s screen from scratches and smudges. Prism2 anti-glare screen protectors, available in a glossy or matte finish, provide transparency, without affecting the responsiveness of the touchpad. The kit includes two Prism2 protectors and a large reusable washable cleaning cloth and is offered at $24.95.