New Paperlike 2 Screen Protector is Great for Artists

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Paperlike is a screen protector for iPads with a rough surface. Like the name suggests, its purpose is to mimic the feel of paper so drawing on the iPad feels more natural. Now, the Paperlike 2 is out, improving on the first version. This time, it has a new Nanodots surface that lets more of the screen’s light shine through.

The key ingredient for the new Paperlike is the new Surface Technology “Nanodots®”. We called it that for a very simple reason: because we’ve basically sprinkled tiny dots across the screen protector’s foil. These dots don’t disturb the light as much, thus you get a rougher screen with less refraction.

Paperlike 2 is available on Kickstarter. The project is already funded, but you can pledge €29 (US$32) for a screen protector. The estimated delivery is October 2019.

Apple Sells Exclusive Satechi USB-C Adapter

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Apple is selling a Satechi USB-C adapter exclusively in its store. It has a USB-C power port, USB-A, SD, and microSD readers, and an HDMI port.

The Multiport Pro Adapter comes in space gray and is priced at $70, the same as what Apple’s first-party USB-C adapter normally sells for (but doesn’t have SD readers like Satechi’s new adapter). Notably, Satechi’s Multiport Pro Adapter is the only third-party USB-C hub that Apple is selling.

HyperCube is a Data Backup iPhone Charger on Kickstarter

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Sanho Corporation, creator of the USB-C Hyper Drive for iPad Pro, is coming out with a new product. Called HyperCube, it’s a data backup iPhone charger. When you plug your iPhone into it, then plug the HyperCube into a power outlet, all of your photos, videos, and contacts will automatically back up to a micro SD card or USB drive (sold separately). Then, once the back up is finished, you can remove the micro SD card or USB drive to view your content on another device. Copy/cut/paste/move/delete/rename files on microSD and USB drive, supports audio/video streaming playbacK, supports photo slideshow/thumbnail view, measures 47.3 x 35.5 x 24mm / 1.86” x 1.4” x 0.94”, weighs 20g / 0.71oz /0.04 lb. Early bird backers can get HyperCube for US$29. Expected to ship August 2019.

HyperCube is a Data Backup iPhone Charger on Kickstarter

UAG Scout Series Case for iPad Pro Works With Smart Keyboard

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Soon after launching bands for the Apple Watch, UAG is also coming out with iPad Pro cases called UAG Scout Series. Most importantly, it works with Apple’s Smart Keyboard. The Scout series case secures both the device and accessory without interfering with the folio’s multiple viewing/typing positions to seamlessly move with the device. When not in use, the case securely holds the folio closed to maintain 360-degree protection, so you’re prepared for any adventure. Designed for dependability, Scout’s rugged clip provides added security to hold the Apple Pencil in place when charging/pairing with the device. In addition, UAG’s Scout series features feather-light construction, impact resistant core and easy access to all buttons and ports providing a smooth experience for all users. Price: US$49.95US$59.95

UAG Scout Series Case for iPad Pro Works With Smart Keyboard