iPad accessory

olloclip-for-ipad

Someone once said that your best camera is the one you happen to have with you.  Sometimes your iPad is the camera you happen to have, and for some people, the iPad is the only camera they have.  The iPad's back camera is pretty good, but it could be improved, and that's the purpose of [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
five-gift-ideas-ipad-iphone-a

Julie asked me to suggest some gift ideas for the iPhone and iPad users in your life.  I thought about how I have used my original iPad mini, the new iPad Air I owned for a short while, and the iPad mini with Retina display I replaced the Air with, and I came up with [...]

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Posted in: Articles, iPhone, iPad, iPod
bookbook-travel-journal

Twelve South's BookBook Travel Journal case may be the only thing you need to travel with your iPad and its accessories.  The leather-bound, hardcover "book" conceals a lot of electronics inside a case that looks like a travel journal - not like a gear bag that's filled with expensive gadgets.  There's room for your iPad, [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
SmartCargo1

I have completely replaced a laptop in my life with my iPad. I discovered this about a year into having my first iPad, when I realized the only time I had moved my MacBook Pro from the desk was when I presented, using both it and my iPad at a few meetings. But, when I'm [...]

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ideal-notepads-for-ipad-iphone

No matter how many electronic gadgets you carry with you, sometimes you just need to write something down on paper.  With the Ideal Notepads, you can attach a notebook to your iPhone or iPad so one is always with you if you need it.  They have elastic bands that slide over your device and leave [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
kensington-keycover-1

As someone who takes frequent trips, I have found that the lighter your carry-on is, the better. One problem I had with leaving my laptop at home was losing the ability to use a keyboard. I have tried a keyboard case for my iPad before and didn’t like it, but I was given the opportunity [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
SoundBender1

I love watching video and listening to podcasts and books on my iPad. It's so much more portable and useful than my MacBooks have been over the years (which is to say it doesn't have a hinge and require me to figure out what to do with that keyboard while watching!) The constant drawback to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
duo-pinball-1

Pinball may be a game that is known to kids young and old, but it is a game that doesn't port over to a touch screen very easily. Duo Games now has a controller that can be used with Gameprom's free Pinball HD Collection app to bring life-like pinball to the iPad. Connecting via Bluetooth, [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
archos-ultra-thin-bluetooth-keyboard-ipad

Normally when I find a new product from Archos, it's an Android tablet.  This time, they have a Bluetooth keyboard for us.  The Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad works with the iPad 2 and the 3rd- and 4th-gen iPads.  At 9.48" x 7.32" x 0.2", it's not much thicker than a Smart Cover; it weighs [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
kolos-gaming-wheel-ipad

I keep reading articles about how the iPad is becoming more and more important as a gaming system, and then I think of how sore my hands and wrists can get after hours of just holding my iPad still while I read.  This Indiegogo crowd-funding project for a gaming accessory for the iPad could address [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
artsi-ipad-holder

This is another Kickstarter project.  Because it can be hard to hold your iPad one-handed while you sketch, Dan Almazan has developed a holder that he calls ARTSi.  The device looks like a traditional artist's palette, but it holds an iPad instead of paints.  The ARTSi will be injection-molded, and it will work with the [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
The Comfe Hands grips will work with the original iPad, just not neatly. Note the gap.

The Comfe Hands tablet grips are a pair of semi-soft plastic, modeled to fit around the corner of an iPad. The back is expanded and has ridges for your fingers, allowing them to flex, rather than try to hold the slab with just pressure on your fingertips

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
ikeyboard-1

I've started a quest to find a way to touch-type on an iPad without having to use a heavy case with a non-standard keyboard in it.  I already wrote about my attempt to hack my own case/lapdesk for the iPad and Apple Bluetooth keyboard.  Today, I'll be looking at something completely different.  The iKeyboard started [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
touchfire-ipad-keyboard

I don't like using the on-screen keyboard on my iPad.  There's no tactile feedback, so I can't tell if my hands are in the correct position nor if I actually struck a key.  The TouchFire Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad looks like a very promising way to add a tactile keyboard to your iPad without having [...]

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Sakar Disney iPad Camera

disney-ipad-camera

Sakar and Disney have introduced the Sakar Disney iPad Camera.  This 7MP camera is designed with children in mind, but adults might like it, too.  This simple camera takes still photos only; it has a 1.5" preview screen and a 4X digital zoom.  There's no internal memory, but it comes with a 32GB microSD card.  [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News
Logitech headset straight

Logitech is one of the premier manufacturers of technology peripheral devices. They make some of the bestkeyboards, mice and their Harmony line of remote controls is fantastic. One of their newest products is the Logitech Wireless Headset. I’ve spent the last few days using the headset with a variety of devices and it has performed [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Wireless
pad-strap-for-ipad

If you prefer to use your iPad without a cover, but you wish you could have a more secure grip when riding on the subway or giving a presentation, take a look at the Pad Strap for iPad and iPad 2.  The Pad Strap consists of two deep leather pockets that fit on opposite corners [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
alphyn-ind-padx-1-pullover

Here's something unusual for the iPad owner.  This pullover jacket from Alphyn Industries is made of "advanced waterproof, thermal softshell, with the perfect balance of strength, stretch and softness."  Materials used are Polartec softshell, polyester Dri-Lex mesh, and 3M Thinsulate fill.  There's a kangaroo pocket on the front with a small zippered pocket in the [...]

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Posted in: Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
stm-ipadorgboard

OK, I don't actually have an iPad.  Yet.  (Come on, iPad 2!)  But if I did, I might take a serious look at the iPad org board from STM Bags.  Made of form-fitting neoprene outer with a soft lining, it keeps your iPad snug with a little flap closure.  On the back is an organizer [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
groovy-stand-for-ipad-1

There are a lot of stands for iPads.  Some are metal, some plastic, some cheaper, some more expensive – some are even made by Apple.  A lot of them are bulky, which makes it hard to take them along in your gear bag.  While digging around looking for interesting news items, I stumbled upon the [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews