Apple doesn't ship their iPad
with a case of any kind. In fact, the
Apple-branded iPad case is a stiff $40, so there's a good chance that
iPad owners are looking for cheaper alternatives. Sprint, of all
companies, hopes that you'll give their accessory shop a look before
making a final decision. It's definitely not like Sprint to market
cases, but we have to admit, this one is pretty funny.
It's called the 4G Case, and while it's obviously designed to hold your
iPad, there' a front pocket there for something else. Something else
being an Overdrive. The Overdrive is a portable 3G/4G (WiMAX
modem, which can connect to Sprint's 3G or 4G network (if you're in
range), and then allow up to five devices to tap into that network over
Wi-Fi. Apple's iPad has Wi-Fi, so you can make the connection: Sprint
wants to offer you a 4G iPad (of sorts), and it's even making a case
for you to carry around both devices with ease (and style).
To get the case, just stop by your local Best Buy. There's no price
posted, but it'll probably be between $19.99 and $29.99. Of course,
getting an Overdrive will cost you around $59.99 per month, so that 4G
iPad won't come cheap.