Here’s a fun gadget that was announced during CES 2015: a new Modio smartcase for Wi-Fi-only iPads that provides it with a 4G LTE connection. That means you can connect to the Internet wherever you are, even if a Wi-Fi hotspot isn’t available.
AT&T will sell the Modio smartcases directly, and will offer models that support the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and the original iPad mini, though the iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini models will be available before the others. You’ll need to pay for the data connection, of course, by adding it to an existing Mobile Share plan.
AT&T said the smartcase should provide up to 10 hours of usage time, and it even includes its own microSD card slot so you can boost the storage of your iPad. The slot only supports cards up to 32GB in capacity, however.
AT&T did not announce pricing or availability of the Modio smartcases.