Category: Gear Reviews
Cruising down the highway in the passenger seat, I was all set to break out my laptop on this very long (very boring) road trip and get to a bit of work. That is, until I opened the box of the Encore stand our friends at Just Mobile sent over for us to try out. First impression: whoa. Flipping back the lid of the sleek black box, the first thing you may notice is how simple and elegant the design of this stand is. It is a round base, and hinged arm- no fuss, no superfluous gadgetry- just elegant, well designed, and beautiful. And it now sits on top of the laptop I was going to use, propping up my iPad as I type away
It’s no secret that we at PadGadget love to keep an eye on the many iPad-related projects that find successful funding on Kickstarter. But sometimes backers fund a project, then wait months for the item to be produced. That’s where BiteMyApple.com and Outgrow.me come in. These sites offer consumers products that are ready to buy and ship. No more waiting!
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Back in October, we told you about a successful Kickstarter Project for the simple, yet useful, triangular iPad stand Facet. The stand has been funded, manufactured and shipped to shelves across the US. We were able to get our hands on one of these magnetic stands and have a hands-on accessory review for you.
If you fancy yourself to be handy with a hammer and some decoupage, you’ll love our new series on DIY projects. Each week, we find clever projects that you can do at home. Some will be simple- like an iPad stand made out of a fast food drink cup holder. Some will be more complex. Last week, we spotlighted a classy iPad case that uses items from around the house. This week, we are getting a little more involved with a movable iPad arm that connects to your wall so you can mount your tablet at the perfect viewing angle for bedtime reading and TV watching.
Accessory maker X-Doria is delving into the world of the mini, the iPad mini that is. The company recently launched a new line of cases designed specifically for the 7.9-inch tablet. These fun and fresh cases will draw plenty of attention to your diminutive device.
Like many, you may be in the market for a case for your iPad – and our friends at Spigen have got a folio case that just might suit what you’re looking for. The most popular of accessories for the iPad, the “folio” case, looks like a folder that you can slide your iPad into, and typically has features which not only protect your tablet, but also allow it to stand in a variety of positions for working or viewing.
We love Do It Yourself (DIY) projects here at PadGadget. The level of creativity and ingenuity of iPad owners can be mind boggling at times. Whether it is crafty cases or homemade shutter triggers for the camera app, we think DIY-ers are great. So great, in fact, that every week, we are going to spotlight a fun DIY project. Hopefully, we’ll always be able to include a link to the how-to instructions so you can also do it yourself.
The 2013 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show is about to begin. The yearly convention brings a lot of new music-related accessories for iOS devices. Thanks to our friends at IK Multimedia, we’ve got a preview of what the iRig maker will be showing off this year.
The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has ended, but the fun is still lingering. Company onanoff made an appearance at the gadget convention and their big news was the unveiling of Sound Cover, an iPad case that features built-in stereo speakers so you can get the maximum volume from your tablet while on the go.
The Sound Cover is a protective case for the iPad that includes NXT stereo speakers capable of boosting the tablet’s volume by as much as 300 percent.