The Lilypad? – Solar Charging iPad Case, and much much more…
I have certainly been enjoying my iPad, it makes the wait at the doctors office more pleasant, I use it to check movie times or to send a quick e-mail. I guess about the only thing that would make it perfect is if you didn’t have to be a slave to an electrical outlet. (and maybe Flash) I don’t know how many times I’ve been right in the middle of something and get the dreaded “dismiss” low battery message. Rats!
Well, this nifty little outdoor and indoor light powered, self charging, battery backup case provides around 12 to 13 days of iPad use, all without the need for a pesky plug in. The device boasts a laundry list of awesome features including a built in HDMI adaptor allowing you to view iPad content on your TV or, with the use of an HDMI capable projector. The protective case also contains movie and keyboarding stands, both made out of stainless steel and built to last. More impressive features after the jump.
The case integrates a special USB-out, that will allow you to charge another USB powered device, like a camera or a Smartphone and finally, a whistle locator feature that lets you beckon your ipad to reveal itself with, of course, a whistle.
I’d love to tell you the name of this case extraordinaire, but its not going to be the Lilypadfor long, as the folks over at Apple have politely requested a change. The new name should be announced soon, along with the availability of the actual product. The website tells us that we should be hearing some news this month. Visit lilypadcase.com to see video or to sign up for updates. No definite word on price, best guess? at least $165.