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WaterField announces the Outback Sleeve (and seven others) for the iPad mini and the iPad 4

on Monday, October 29th, 2012

WaterField Designs has announced the Outback Sleeve for the iPad mini or the iPad (generations 2-4).  The Outback is made of waxed canvas with your choice of Chocolate or Grizzly leather trim.  It’s available in either a horizontal or vertical orientation.  You can keep it simple as a sleeve, or you can add D-rings forRead More…


Treegloo Nexus 7 Case – Woodn’t you like one?

on Friday, October 5th, 2012

Want a case for your Nexus 7, iPad 2/3 or Kindle Keyboard that’s just that little bit different?  Treegloo might be for you.  Custom-made and handcrafted using environmentally friendly and sustainable materials, Treegloo offers 10+ cover colors, 27 interior designs, 6 frame finishes and 4 closure options. Creating a unique case that fits your personality shouldn’t be tooRead More…


CruxSKUNK – Unfortunate Name, Great Keyboard Design

on Sunday, August 19th, 2012

The folks at Crux have been busy working on the ultimate iPad keyboard case and are looking for backing from Kickstarter fans for their new CruxSKUNK. Yeah, that name is ummm… strange. But forget the name and check out the keyboard. First of all, it’s Bluetooth, it has full size keys and a standard layout withRead More…


Smarter Stand iPad Stand Kit for the Apple Smart Cover and Smart Case Review

on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

With less than 2 weeks to go on his Kickstarter project, entrepreneur Dotan Saguy, the man behind the Smarter Stand iPad Stand Kit for the Smart Cover and Smart Case, has no worries that he will reach his funding goal of $10,000. That’s because at the time of this writing, the earnings are already beyond thatRead More…


Touchfire Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad Review

on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Over the years I have reviewed quite a few keyboards for mobile devices. My all time favorite is still ThinkOutside’s Stowaway keyboard which I reviewed over 12 years ago. I would pay good money for an iPad compatible Bluetooth version of their original model right now. But since I don’t have that luxury, I keep lookingRead More…


Turn Your iPad into an Air Hockey Table

on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Well, it won’t have the air jets, of course.  The iPieces iPad Air Hockey game from ThinkGeek supplies you with two custom capacitive strikers.  You download the instruction sheet and the free iPiece Air Hockey app from the iTunes App Store.  All that’s left to turn your iPad into a travel-sized air hockey game is toRead More…


Motive Stylus – Unique for the Sake of Uniqueness?

on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Gadgeteer reader Tony N sent me an email asking me to take a look at a Kickstarter project that he thought I’d find interesting. It’s for a very unique stylus that actually rolls up when you want to use it and then unrolls into a flat sheet that sticks to the outside of the iPad’sRead More…


Gear4 AirZone Series 1 AirPlay Speaker / Dock Review

on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Of all the speakers I have heard based on Apple’s Airplay technology, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air sounds the best. It has a presence and detail unmatched in other speakers. That said, it costs a whopping $600, making it unrealistic for the vast majority of people who want to experience the convenience of usingRead More…


tablift is an iPad Stand for Table, Couch and Bed

on Sunday, June 24th, 2012

The problem with most iPad stands is that they are designed to work on a flat surface like a desk and don’t work well on your lap. tablift is an iPad stand for any location including your office, your living room, your kitchen and your bedroom. Featuring bendable legs and a holder with 3 differentRead More…


Smarter Stand increases the IQ of your Apple Smart Cover

on Sunday, June 17th, 2012

The Smarter Stand is a great little add-on for your existing Apple Smart Cover or Smart Case. The Smarter Stand consists of two specially molded clips that slide on the sides of the Smart Cover to immobilize the folds, creating a stand. As an example, you can slide one clip over the first fold andRead More…


Second Look: Apple Smart Case for iPad 2 and the New iPad Review

on Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Today, we’re doing Point-Counterpoint with Apple Smart Case reviews.  Douglas Forrester liked his case, and I didn’t like mine.  Julie thought people might be interested in a different take on the Smart Case. I love Apple’s Smart Cover, and I’ve used them on both my iPad 2 and my new iPad.  I love the protectionRead More…


iPads are Taking Over the World and Cash Registers

on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The Cashbox from Happy Owl Studio turns an iPad into a cash register/point-of-sale system. You supply the iPad and Happy Owl Studio supplies the Square credit card reader, industry standard Vasario 1416 APG Cash Drawer, Star TSP 650 receipt printer and your choice of 3 snazzy looking bamboo housing styles. Being techy and snazzy comesRead More…


Will the Roam MobileOS Game Controller Change Tablet Gaming?

on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

There’s no doubt that gaming on the iPad and Android tablets is extremely popular. But if you’re like me, you really miss the feel and control that an analog joystick provides. I’ve tried a couple stick-on joysticks like the Fling and Joystick-it (see links below), but they always leave me wanting more. The Roam MobileOS GameRead More…

doodly-sketchbookink and SketchBook Ink – Two iOS Apps That Will Give Your Stylus a Workout

on Friday, June 1st, 2012

I’ve been trying two new art apps on my iPad this week. One is and the other is SketchBook Ink. One is like Twitter for doodlers and the other is a spinoff app from Autodesk’s popular SketchBook Pro app. This isn’t really a review, but more of a quick look at both apps.


Who Needs a Real Ukulele When you Have an iPad?

on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

I’ve tried all kinds of iPad apps that can turn the tablet into a musical instrument. There are piano apps, drum apps, guitar apps, etc. They are all fun to play with, but this is the first time I’ve actually been thoroughly impressed with one. Ian told us about the Futulele app a few months ago, butRead More…


Carbon 49 – A Fullsized Piano Keyboard Designed With the iPad in Mind

on Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Samson’s new Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller is piano style keyboard with 49 velocity-sensitive keys, dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, as well as Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels. Designed with the iPad in mind, the Carbon 49 features an integrated iPad slot and can be used with your favorite MIDI apps via Apple’s iPad CameraRead More…


Touchtype Case for iPad and the Apple Wireless Keyboard

on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

There’s been some discussion recently on The Gadgeteer about alternative keyboard cases for the iPad – something to accommodate the full-sized Apple wireless keyboard and that can be used on your lap as well as a tabletop.  There’s a Kickstarter project that addresses part of this wishlist; unfortunately, it’s not going to work on yourRead More…


Beoplay A3 iPad Adaptive Stereo Dock for iPad

on Friday, May 4th, 2012

If you’re looking for a speaker dock that’s sure to cost more than your iPad, look no further than the Beoplay A3 from Bang & Olufsen.  The Beoplay A3 is made of ABS plastic and aluminum; it comes with rubber collars to work with any iPad.  It’s a 2.1 stereo system with three 0.5″ tweetersRead More…

Logitech Solar

Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio – Harness the Sun

on Friday, May 4th, 2012

The Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio not only protects both the front and back of your new iPad or iPad 2 but also gives you a solar-powered Bluetooth keyboard. It’s powered by light, even low-light and lamp light.  Based on an average usage of 2 hours a day, when fully charged the keyboard is reported to lastRead More…


Cooler Master’s ARC Stand for Your Macbook Pro or iPad

on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Cooler Master ARC stand helps you tidy your desktop by placing your Macbook Pro in a space-saving vertical orientation when you’re using an external display, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. When you’re not using the ARC with your MBP, you can use it with your iPad. A smaller slot will hold the tablet inRead More…

Is The Brydge Finally the Perfect iPad Keyboard Case?

on Friday, April 27th, 2012

The Brydge iPad keyboard case, a Kickstarter project, looks very promising.  It features a full-sized keyboard in an aerospace-grade aluminum body, and it has a patent-pending hinge system that uses friction and magnets to securely hold your iPad – even when you try to shake it apart.  The hinge rotates through almost 180-degrees, so you’llRead More…


iHome Releases iDM5 Executive Work Station

on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The iHome iDM5 is a Bluetooth keyboard speaker system for smartphones and tablets. It features a full sized keyboard along with speakers and a microphone that offer speakerphone and streaming audio capability. The speakers have SoundClear® Voice echo cancellation and Music 3D technology along with SRS TruBass sound enhancement. If all that doesn’t get you interested, the iDM5Read More…


oStylus DOT Capacitive Stylus Review

on Friday, April 20th, 2012

A couple of years ago I reviewed a very unique Canadian made stylus called the oStylus. It had a very unique design with a bullseye style swivel tip. At the time I really liked the stylus because it made it much easier to draw due to the fact that I was able to see theRead More…


ZAGG invisibleSHIELD HD for the New iPad Review

on Thursday, April 5th, 2012

My original invisibleSHIELD for the (first) iPad review has been my most grrr’d/scorned review by far. Folks disliked ZAGG‘s protective film for a multitude of reasons. But I liked the protection and additional grip the original invisibleSHIELD gave my iPad. Even though I have passed that iPad onto a friend, the film continues to protectRead More…


Avid Studio for iPad App Review

on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Avid Studio for iPad Version: 1.0.1 Size: 30.5 MB I enjoy using iMovie on my iMac and Macbook Air to make short video clips for my reviews or just for the heck of it. I’ve tried the mobile version of iMovie on my iPad and iPhone but didn’t find it to be anywhere close toRead More…