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Improve photo and video quality with the Olloclip iPad 4-in-1 Photo Lens

on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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 ofRead More…

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Gift ideas – Five accessories for the iPad and iPhone user

on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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 withRead More…

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This book is all you’ll need to travel with your iPad

on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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,Read More…

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Smart Cargo for iPad review

on Monday, July 29th, 2013

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’mRead More…

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Ideal Notepads are a “backpack” notebook for your iPhone or iPad

on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

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 leaveRead More…

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Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Keyboard for iPad review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, May 24th, 2013

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 opportunityRead More…

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SoundBender iPad Sound Amplifier review

on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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 toRead More…

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Play pinball at home with the Duo Pinball controller

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, March 10th, 2013

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,Read More…

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Archos Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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 weighsRead More…

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KOLOS Gaming Wheel for iPad

on Saturday, November 24th, 2012

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 addressRead More…

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Complete Your iPad Painting Experience with ARTSi

on Friday, July 13th, 2012

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 theRead More…

The Comfe Hands grips will work with the original iPad, just not neatly. Note the gap.

Comfe Hands for iPad Review

on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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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iKeyboard for iPad, iPad 2, and New iPad Review

on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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 startedRead More…

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Add a Keyboard to Your iPad or iPad 2 – Directly on the Screen

on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

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 havingRead More…

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Sakar Disney iPad Camera

on Monday, December 19th, 2011

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. Read More…

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Logitech Wireless Headset for iPad Review

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Friday, November 4th, 2011

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 performedRead More…

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The Pad Strap for iPad/iPad 2

on Friday, March 11th, 2011

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 cornersRead More…

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PADX-1 LEDGE Wearcom Pullover for iPad

on Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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 theRead More…

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Org Board Keeps Your iPad and Stuff Organized

on Thursday, January 27th, 2011

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 organizerRead More…

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GroovyStand Dual for iPad Review

on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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 theRead More…

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Give Your iPad a Retro Look with a CoolDecal Sticker

on Thursday, July 8th, 2010

You can cover up the black Apple logo on the back of your iPad with a rainbow Apple sticker from CoolDecal for a cool, retro look.  The sticker is opaque, so the colors should be true and bright.  The sticker is only $3.50, so I don’t think it’s going to cover the entire back ofRead More…

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ProClip Mounting Systems for iPad

on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

ProClip is known for making mounting brackets and device holders that allow you to install holders for cell phones, GPS units, etc. in your car without damaging your dashboard and without using suction cups.  ProClip has announced a line of holders for the Apple iPad.  You can mount the iPad on your dash – where hopefullyRead More…

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Old school iPad gaming with the iCade

on Monday, April 5th, 2010

Ever have a yearning for those 80′s-style arcade games, but still want to stay on the cutting edge?  Enter the iCade iPad Arcade Game Cabinet.  Invented by those clever gadgetophiles at ThinkGeek, the iCade is a handcrafted, wooden, desktop-sized gaming console that allows you to slide in your iPad, launch the free iCade app (availableRead More…