Osmo Will Bring Your Kids Back to the Real World

Posted in Games,Kids by Tam Yue on May 23rd, 2014

Osmo for iPadThis is for all you parents out there that need to get your kids from staring at their iPads. The Osmo digital toy for iPad will help do just that, bring them back to the real world.

This new device will come with three games, all of which will make your kids want to play and interact with their friends. The games are Tangram, Words and Newton. In Tangram you match puzzle pieces to complete a shape on the screen. While playing Words you can play against another team to spell out a word that matches the picture on the screen. Newton features a ball that falls down the screen through a maze that you choose to draw on the piece of paper in front of the device, or you can lay anything in front of the iPad and it …

Olloclip iPad 4-in-1 Photo Lens

Posted in iPad,iPad accessories by Tam Yue on May 21st, 2014

Olloclip for iPadOlloclip for iPad and iPad mini is now available for pre-order. This versatile lens is made to slip on and off your mobile device in a just a few seconds.

The lens holder slips over the corner of your iPad and will bring four new lenses to your device. For lenses you will have a fish-eye with a 180-degree field-of-view, a wide-angle that doubles the field of the iPad’s camera, a 10x macro with 18mm focus length and 15X macro with 12mm focus length.

Microsoft launches Office for iPad

Posted in Microsoft by Darrin Olson on March 28th, 2014

Microsoft Office for iPadMicrosoft announced on Thursday the much anticipated release of Office for the iPad. Satya Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO just last month, announced that the app would be available on iPads by 11 AM PST on Thursday the 27th.

Microsoft released Office for the iPhone back in June of last year, but surprisingly had not yet released a version specifically formatted for the iPad until now. Office for the iPad is free to install and view Office documents, but to do anything more than that you will need to buy an Office 365 subscription for $99.99 annually.

The Office app includes Word, Excel and Powerpoint with a familiar ribbon interface, similar to the desktop version of the application. Buttons are slightly larger to support swiping instead of clicking to also try to integrate into the familiar usability of …

Apple Roles out Fifth Generation iPad Air

Posted in Apple by Darrin Olson on October 23rd, 2013

Apple iPad Air MiniOn Tuesday Apple announced the release of its fifth generation iPad mini, named the iPad Air as an offshoot naming of the Macboook line of products, confirming rumors of the anticipated release earlier in the month. The new iPad Air primarily features a new lighter, thinner design weighing in at just one pound and 7.5 mm thick (that’s less than a third of an inch to you metrically challenged folks).

Apple has also added in a faster A7, 64-bit chipset, where Apple states it doubles the processor speed with the same battery drain as its predecessor. They’ve also added dual WiFi antenna’s with MIMO, the high resolution (2048×1536) Retina display on a 9.7-inch screen and kept up to 10 hours of battery life.

Apple is releasing the iPad Air November 1st with prices starting at $499 for a 16GB …

Elecom faucet iPad/iPhone stand

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Reuben Drake on August 4th, 2011

This sexy Elecom stand designed by Nendo is pretty unusual and cool. It’s not very practical, but at least it looks stylish. It’s made from polycarbonate and ABS faucet parts and is designed to look like a faucet with water flowing out of it.

It will be available in clear, black, blue and white, but there is no word price or the availability. It is certainly unique.

Yoomi DUO Turns Your iPad into an Interactive Board Game

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

Despite the fact that touchscreen tablets are supposed to be free of unnecessary accessories and other gadgets, the DUO will gladly turn your iPad into an interactive board game. Just set it on top of the iPad or iPad 2 and it will work with a game called Yoomi.

The DUO comes with tokens, so at the end of the game there is a winner and a loser. It retails for $14.99 on Amazon and is also available at Toys ‘R’ Us, and Walmart. I guess this is where board games are headed, instead of coming in a large box.

Netflix dominates iPad and consoles, Hulu dominates PCs

Posted in Netflix by Reuben Drake on July 27th, 2011

Netflix and Hulu dominate entirely separate sectors of digital streaming, according to a Nielsen study. Both are now available on many platforms, but Netflix is the dominant one on non-PCs, including iPads, game consoles, and media hubs, ranging from a three-to-one ratio on Apple’s tablet to seven or eight times higher.

Hulu isn’t a lame duck though. They win on computers, often by a wide margin, with 89 percent of its viewers watching on a computer versus just 42 percent of Netflix owners wanting to do the same. Networked media hubs like Roku boxes and smartphones were a close race, though they have a smaller viewing audience as a whole.

JVC’s New Dual-Dock Speaker System for iPad and iPhone

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

JVC is now shipping the UX-VJ3B speaker system. It not only looks awesome, but the UX-VJ3B has dual-dock support for the iPad and iPhone at the same time. It’s also affordable at $199.99 and will mount your iPad and iPhone side by side.

Features include a horizontal iPad dock, a rotatable dock for the iPod and iPhone, detachable speakers, auxiliary audio input, mini-USB input, a subwoofer output, a video output, and AM/FM tuner. There’s also an alarm clock, a sleep timer, and a remote.

Star Trek official PADD app for iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Reuben Drake on July 11th, 2011

It’s a good day for Star Trek fans. CBS has released an official PADD app for the iPad for $5 in the App Store. The app recreates the LCARS interface from TNG-era Trek and is a database for the Trek universe with characters, ships, species, and TV episodes.

It even has sound effects and diagnostic demos from the NCC1701-D Enterprise. In time they should release more content for it.

Element5 Mini L Solarbag for your iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

You can get yourself a plain old bag for your iPad, or you can get one that will help the Earth. If you like the latter choice, Element5′s Mini L Solarbag will fit your iPad nicely and you can have a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you are helping the Earth.

There isn’t any information about charging time, but if you want to take a chance on this one it will cost you 348 Swiss Francs (about $412).

AnaPad Wooden iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

One thing you don’t want id for your children to mess up your shiny iPad. Instead you can give them a wooden anaPad. You can also use this as a magnetic white board with matching application magnets which are made to the exact dimensions of Apple’s iPad.

The anaPad has been created by twigcreative and is available for just $30. It might save your real device from your kids and that is priceless.

World’s most expensive iPad is $1.2 million

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

Are you the type who likes flashy toys like million dollar sports cars? How about the most expensive iPad ever? Camael Diamonds has unveiled a new diamond encrusted iPad. This gadget is valued at £750,000 ($1.2 million) and is world’s most expensive iPad.

It features 1kg 18 carat gold and 300 carat flawless diamonds. The home button and backside features black diamonds. You can also get a customized iPhone, Blackberry, iPod and more. If you have the money anyway.

Crux Loaded Clamshell-keyboard Case For iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2011

The latest iPad keyboard to hit the scene is the Crux Loaded, which is the world’s first clamshell-keyboard case that features both a remote-Bluetooth trackpad and an additional-external battery for your iPad. The remote trackpad allows you to scroll pages, re-size your pictures, play games, and more without having to touch your iPad’s screen.

The Crux Loaded can also be used to access another PC using a remote-desktop program such as LogMeIn Ignition, Jump Desktop, or Splashtop. That extra-external battery will extend your iPad’s battery life for around 7.5 hours between charges. The Crux Loaded is $249.

Alaska Airlines introduces iPad flying manuals for pilots

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on May 29th, 2011

The iPad truly is everywhere now. The iPad will now be replacing the flying manuals at Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines will be the first domestic airline to do this as part of an ongoing effort to use technology to enhance flight safety, improve efficiency and also protect the environment.

They will be issuing the 1 1/2-pound iPad instead of the typical 25 pounds of paper flight manuals to all pilots, and make it mandatory for them to carry it with them. The process should be complete by mid-June. This comes after the airline did about 100 tests last spring and winter.

Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating Docking Station For iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on May 23rd, 2011

If you have an iPad, you need something to dock it in. Acoustic Research has just the thing with the ARS35i iPad docking system, which is also compatible with iPods, iPhones and MP3 players. It has you covered.

This docking station also features a motorized moving arm that holds your iPad and will rotate it into a vertical or a horizontal position. Other features include a video output port and an alarm clock function. It will cost you $129.99.