iPad

CruxSKUNK – Unfortunate Name, Great Keyboard Design

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 with …

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

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 that …

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Touchfire Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad Review

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 looking …

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Turn Your iPad into an Air Hockey Table

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 to …

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Motive Stylus – Unique for the Sake of Uniqueness?

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’s …

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Gear4 AirZone Series 1 AirPlay Speaker / Dock Review

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 using …

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tablift is an iPad Stand for Table, Couch and Bed

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 different …

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Smarter Stand increases the IQ of your Apple Smart Cover

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 and …

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

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 protection …

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iPads are Taking Over the World and Cash Registers

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 comes …

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Will the Roam MobileOS Game Controller Change Tablet Gaming?

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 Game …

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Who Needs a Real Ukulele When you Have an iPad?

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, but …

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

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 Camera …

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Touchtype Case for iPad and the Apple Wireless Keyboard

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 your …

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