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Video Review: A Look at Incipio's Folio Cases for iPad Air 2

Our newest video review takes a look at a selection of iPad Air 2 cases from popular accessory maker Incipio. The Tuxen, the Octane, and the Clarion are all multi-purpose folio-style cases that offer varying degrees of protection without adding a lot of bulk to Apple's ultra slim iPad Air 2. The Tuxen is the most expensive at $50, and it's also the case that looks the nicest. It offers full protection with a vegan leather front cover that has a microsuede lining and a polycarbonate hard shell to protect the back of the iPad. The Octane is designed to offer more protection, so it's thicker. It has the same vegan leather cover and polycarbonate back shell, but it also comes with a textured bumper for better protection against drops and its backing is clear so you can see the iPad. Like the Octane, the Clarion, the most inexpensive case we looked at, offers a clear back shell so you can see the rear of the iPad. It has a vegan leather front cover and its backing is actually flexible. We liked all three folio cases, but there was a problem that afflicted all of them -- the stand feature built into the cover. All three have covers that fold back to be used as a stand, but the tab on the back that holds the cover in place means the iPad doesn't lie flat when it's placed on a surface like a desk. For the Clarion specifically, the latch was weak and wouldn't reliably keep the iPad in place. All three cases come in a wide variety of colors and can be purchased from the Incipio website. The Tuxen is priced at $50, the Octane is priced at $40, and the Clarion is priced

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Incipio Debuts 'CommandKit' HomeKit-Enabled Smart Outlet and Light Bulb Adapter

Incipio today announced the debut of its first HomeKit-enabled products, the CommandKit Wireless Smart Outlet and the Wireless Smart Light Bulb Adapter, both of which connect to other HomeKit-enabled products over Wi-Fi and work with Siri through the accompanying CommandKit app. The CommandKit Wireless Smart Outlet, like other similar smart outlets on the market, turns any electronic device into a smart device, allowing it to be turned on or off with voice commands or through the app. The Smart Outlet also includes energy monitoring capabilities, so it can let you know how much energy a device is using. Similarly, the CommandKit Light Bulb Adapter turns any light bulb it's used with into a smart light bulb that can be turned on and off. If used with a bulb that can be dimmed, the dimming feature can be used with Siri and in the iOS app. Both products can be incorporated into HomeKit scenes, rooms, and more through the app, which is also compatible with other HomeKit products."The smart home promises to be the new standard for living and Apple HomeKit is leading the way with guiding principles such as simple set up and configuration, a secure foundation, and the convenience of voice control with Siri," said Andy Fathollahi, Chief Executive. "Today, Incipio is proud to offer two user-friendly, cost effective home automation products that give customers the ability to control devices in their home simply and securely using their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch and Siri."Both the CommandKit Wireless Light Bulb Adapter and the Wireless Smart Outlet are available

CES 2016: Incipio Announces New ClamCase Keyboard Cases for iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 4

Incipio today announced several new ClamCase keyboard cases designed for the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4. All of the cases use ClamCase's signature clamshell design paired with a 360-degree hinge, turning an iPad into a MacBook-style device. First up is the ClamCase+, the first ClamCase keyboard available for the iPad Pro. The ClamCase+, which is also available for the iPad Air 2, features a full-sized QWERTY keyboard, backlit keys, and auto sleep/wake functionality. On the iPad Pro version, there's a built-in slot that holds the Apple Pencil when it isn't in use. The ClamCase+ will be available in Gray, Gold, and Silver to match each of Apple's iPads. The iPad Air 2 version will retail for $149.99, while the iPad Pro version will sell for $169.99. Exclusive to the iPad Air 2 is a new ClamCase+ Power case, which is a standard ClamCase keyboard case that also includes a built-in 6,000 mAh battery and a 2.1A USB port that can be used for charging an iPhone or other iOS device. The ClamCase+ Power, which only comes in black, will be available in the second quarter of 2016 and will retail for $199.99. The ClamCase Prompt, Incipio's most interesting offering, is also exclusively for the iPad Air 2. The ClamCase Prompt has a small built-in OLED screen on the lid that's able to provide visual alerts for non-disruptive smartphone notifications during class sessions or meetings. The ClamCase Prompt pairs to a smartphone via Bluetooth and is able to deliver alerts to the keyboard case. The ClamCase Prompt, available in Silver/White, will begin shipping