Protection and power for portable computersPosted: July 12, 2011
If there was one category more popular than tablet and portable computers at the electronics fair in Miami, it was accessories for them. Take a peek at some of the hottest products:
LilyPad: Solar-powered cover for iPad 2
BCA Cellular has long been in the business of mobile accessories production but its LilyPad tablet cover is the cream of the crop. A custom-fitted hardcase, the solar-powered accessory provides up to 12.5 days of life for an iPad 2, depending on use. It also has integrated HDMI, USB, and other connections, making iPads far more versatile and convenient.
According to BCA, the product is in the final stages of approval from Apple, but the activity at the exhibitor’s booth indicates that the the LilyPad has approval from buyers already. The design also received citation from CTIA, taking second place in the Emerging Technology Awards earlier this year.
Booth # 3C46
A powered sleeve for your iPad 2
Even with a long battery life, the iPad will drain its battery more quickly than you think. That is why Tecyea developed a stylish sleeve for the iPad that will also double its battery life.
Booth # 3P04
Style and substance
Shenzhen Quanli’s leather tablet cases are not only gorgeous but also highly functional. This case converts quickly and easily to a stand for the iPad 2, while holding the tablet secure in a fitted frame.
Booth # 3A36
Longer life for many gadgets
Shenzhen Shi Shi Bi You had one of the most expansive battery selections at the show. Of interest to mobile technology buyers were the GoPower portable external batteries. Capable of powering virtually any kind of mobile device, these also come in attractive designs. The batteries were so popular at the show that the kind booth staff explained that they had no pristine packages left for a picture – too many buyers had handled them.
Booth # 3A24
Looking for discreet Bluetooth headsets for mobile devices? Shenzhen Cellularlink has something for you. Its hundreds of customizable headsets run the gamut from professional and subdued to flashy fashion accessories.
Booth # 3B23
China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components
October 12 -15, 2011
AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong