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Targus welcomes the next-generation iPad with seven new cases

Accessory manufacturer Targus wasted no time in announcing a line of seven new cases specifically for the new iPad. The cases appear in two separate lines -- the "Slim and Elegant Cases" and the "Higher Utility Cases."

Slim and Elegant Cases

Three of the new Targus cases fall under the Slim and Elegant line. The Simply Basic Cover (US$29.99, at right) encases the iPad in a very slim design, features a magnetic on/off feature and a soft cover lining to protect the screen. The Simply Basic Cover is available in graphite black, charcoal gray, orange peel, and indigo blue.

If you plan on using an Apple Smart Cover with your new iPad, the Vucomplete ($39.99, below) might be the perfect way to protect the back of your device. It snaps on the back of your iPad, and comes in basic graphite black.

The last case in this line is the Slim Case ($49.99, below), which works as a stand and case. Equipped with the magnetic on/off feature, the Slim Case is available in calypso pink, indigo blue, bittersweet red, bone white, charcoal gray and graphite black.

Higher Utility Cases

While the Slim and Elegant Cases are designed to provide the maximum amount of protection with a minimum of bulk and weight, the Higher Utility Cases are perfect for iPad owners who want more than just protection.

The Vuscape ($44.99, below) case provides a number of different viewing conditions, magnetic on/off, a water-resistant outside cover and soft lining, and storage for a stylus. It's available in graphite black, bone white, charcoal gray, and calypso pink.

Perhaps one of the classiest of the designs introduced today is the Business Folio and Stand ($49.99). Available in black and charcoal gray, this folio-style case provides storage for a stylus or pen, business cards, and ID as well as the iPad. There's also space for a notepad if you decide writing on your iPad isn't fun enough, and Targus throws in a CleanVu cleaning pad to get those finger smears off of your screen.

The Versavu Case ($59.99) has been around for a while, but has been updated for the newest member of the iPad line. The Versavu comes with a 360-degree rotating mechanism for viewing the iPad in four different viewing angles. There's storage for a stylus, and it comes in graphite black and charcoal gray. If those two colors don't rock your boat, Targus also makes the case in two color combos: bone white and charcoal gray, and calypso pink and charcoal gray.

This case also comes in a Bluetooth keyboard version, unsurprisingly called the Versavu Keyboard Case ($99.99).

All of these Targus cases are available immediately at Targus.com and a number of online and traditional retailers.

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