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We've seen all shapes and sizes of iPad cases, with varying degrees of utility. But, if you have use for a desktop PC-style dock / keyboard combo, you may want to check out some of the new offerings in iLuv's WorkStation Series. First up is the iMM737, featuring a wired keyboard with iOS function keys that can be stowed in the dock's base when you're not typing away, a tilting / rotating bracket for easy customization and built-in speakers. Next, the iMM517 boasts an adjustable slate holder of its own, a Bluetooth keypad and jAura Sound technology. Need something a wee bit more portable? Perhaps the iCK826 or the iSK912 Professional WorkStation Portfolio cases will suit your workflow. Both offer a wireless set of keys that are detachable, should the need arise. Only looking for a keyboard? That's an option too with the iBTKB20. You can grab any one of these you'd like for $180 to $50, from top to bottom. You'll have to wait until November to pick up the iMM737, though - everything else will be hitting stores this month. Check out the gallery below for a look at all the above mentioned add-ons, or peep the full PR after the break.
iLuv Delivers the Best of Both Worlds In Mobile Computing With The WorkStation™ Series
iLuv's New Line of Docks and Cases Effortlessly Combine Work and Play for a Total Computing Experience
Port Washington, NY–September 27, 2011–iLuv Creative Technology, the premier provider of the most comprehensive line of accessories for the mobile lifestyle, introduces the highly-‐unique and innovative WorkStation™ Series of docks and cases for the iPad, Samsung GALAXY Tab and smartphones. The WorkStation™ Series brings together the portability and convenience of mobile computing with the productivity of PC computing, establishing an entirely new category of tablet and smartphone accessories.
"Tablets and smartphones are no longer devices used exclusively for entertainment," said Pia Chon, marketing director at iLuv. "For many, these smart devices have become the primary systems for both work and leisure activities -‐-‐ and that's a trend that will only continue in the future. iLuv recognizes the clear and growing need for solutions designed to unlock the full potential of mobile computing devices, both from a leisure and a productivity standpoint. The WorkStation™ Series is that line of accessories."
Current research indicates that over 75% of today's tablet owners have increased their mobile device usage over the traditional laptop or desktop computer for both work and play. Tablet users are now spending more than 5 hours a day on work-‐related activities such as emailing and web research, for example. In addition, one in three tablet owners spend more time with their tablets than they do watching TV. The WorkStation Series™ is the first range of accessories specifically designed to take user's mobile devices from an entertainment system to true a business and productivity solution.
The WorkStation™ Series is highlighted by the flagship iMM737, The WorkStation™, the ultimate upgrade for the iPad/iPhone/iPod. The iMM737 is a productivity solution for work and a sophisticated audio system for entertainment. The WorkStation™ features a wired keyboard with dedicated keys specifically for Apple functions and which conveniently tucks away into the base of the unit when not in use. Its laptop-‐style keys improve the user's typing experience, making emailing, chatting and web research easier and faster than with the touchscreen keypad. The tilting and rotating bracket provides a range of working options including portrait for reading, landscape for movie/video watching and tilt angles for working. The iMM737 is the mobile computing station for work and play.
The iMM517 WorkStation™ Pro represents the next era in mobile computing. So much more than a docking system, it is a hub for converging and emerging communications technology. The Bluetooth® keyboard easily pairs with an iPad/iPhone/iPod for an improved typing experience and greater flexibility. Additionally, its rotating bracket enables easy viewing in either portrait or landscape mode. Best of all, WorkStation™ Pro boosts the sound potential of Apple devices with patent-‐pending jAura® Sound technology, delivering unmatched audio fidelity, bar none.
The iCK826/iSK912 Professional WorkStation™ Portfolio case is designed with pride in New York, and transforms the iPad and/or Samsung GALAXY Tab into a powerful portable business device. The folio jacket features a detachable Bluetooth® keyboard that seamlessly connects to an iPad or GALAXY Tab for exceptional flexibility. The laptop-‐style keys provide an improved typing experience and also feature dedicated keys specifically for important iPad or GALAXY Tab
functions. The Professional WorkStation™ Portfolio delivers productivity enhancements that improve your mobile computing experience.
The iBTKB20 WorkStation™ Bluetooth Keyboard brings more mobile benefits to your iPad. With a Bluetooth® wireless connection, the iBTKB20 is ideal for anyone who needs real typing capability. Perfect for travel, business or any kind of writing tasks, the iBTKB20 adds flexibility to mobility.
Pricing and Availability
Prices for the iLuv WorkStation™ Series range from $49.99 to $179.99. The iMM737 WorkStation™ Dock will be available at select iLuv retailers in November. Other items in the WorkStation™ Series will be available at select iLuv retailers in September.