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Choose your favourite iPad position with the BookArc

BookArc for iPad

Twelve South, the designers that brought you the BookArc MacBook stand (as posted by Andy Jacobs back in 2009) now introduce the BookArc for iPad. It’s designed exclusively for the iPad and allows hands-free use, with four different viewing positions.  The BookArc is a beautiful slice of heavy gauge steel that provides a perfect perch for your

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Fatman iTube ValveDock Carbon Edition II for iPod

fatman itube ipod dock

A true audiophile probably shudders at the thought of mp3 files, but the Fatman iTube ValveDock Carbon Edition II with iPod dock might add some warmth and richness back to digital music.  The ValveDock Carbon Edition II is a one-piece hybrid vacuum tube amp with an iPod dock that works with all iPods except the Shuffle.  It also works

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Can Microsoft’s “Kin” Win?

Kin

Microsoft recently announced the launch of two devices from their new “Kin” line (aptly titled Kin One and Kin Two) with a hearty emphasis on social networking/sharing. Both phones are touch-screen/slider models and contain cameras (Kin One – 5 megapixel / Kin Two – 8 megapixel).  Microsoft also touts the Kin as the first in-phone

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Couch potato computing at its finest

lapdawg pug

The LapDawg Pug is a convertible laptop desk that has some features that are designed to make couch computing as comfortable as possible. There’s an integrated silent USB fan under the laptop holder, left and right mouse friendly surfaces and the most important feature of all – a cup holder! The Pug can also be

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Lego Architecture Series

lego fallingwater

The Lego Architecture Series models caught my eye when I was in a bookstore yesterday.  These Lego models use what appears to be standard Lego blocks (for the most part) in non-standard colors.  For example, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater uses 811 clear, green, and tan blocks to create a 10″ wide replica of the historic home.  There are

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Miccus ChargeBlock for iPhone and iPod

miccus chargeblock

Newegg has a small rechargeable power supply that works with all versions of iPhone and all iPods with the 30-pin dock connectors.  The Miccus ChargeBlock CBFI-01 has an 800 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery that lasts 500+ charges.  It charges with the included mini-USB cord, and outputs 5V/+/-0.25V.   It has automatic on/off charging that prevents overcharging your device battery.  The Miccus ChargeBlock has

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Handcrafted splendour for your iPad

iPad Woodencase1

The masters at Versaudio have created a wonderful wooden case, if you ever fancy using your beloved iPad as a part-time picture frame. It’s a stunning masterpiece, hand-crafted from solid woods and bamboo, reinforced with steel in order to provide extra strength.   There are also openings for the connections and it’s top loading slip-case design is

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Asian Flower Computer Case for Women

lucky brand asian flower computer case

Lucky Brand has a beautiful laptop case for women.  The Asian Flower computer case appears to be made of canvas.  The computer case is  12 X 15 inches and can hold a notebook with a screen up to 15 inches.  The case is also available in a blue bandana pattern and a butterfly pattern.  The Asian Flower computer case is $49.00 from

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Apple: Multi-tasking and more for this summer’s iPhone OS 4

apple iphoneOS4

In case you missed it, yesterday Apple announced this summer’s release of iPhone OS 4.  With this update, Apple is touting 1500 new developer APIs and 100+ user new features including the long-awaited multi-tasking of 3rd-party applications.   Other new features include folder organization of up to 2160 apps, a 5x digital camera zoom, an improved

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