Posted on : 27-06-2012 | By : admin | In : keyboard covers
Logitech announced a new thin, or as they like to call it ultrathin – everything needs to be “ultra” these days – keyboard case for the iPad in April. Two months later the keyboard case has now gone on sale in the UK.But is the new Ultrathin Keyboard Cover something that you should be coveting, or one to avoid? At £89.99 you don’t want to make a mistake now, do you?Logitech probably didn’t realise this at the time, but the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover now gives iPad users a very similar setup to what Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet users will get with the keyboard cover.
The idea is that the cover clips to your iPad and allows you to get to work, typing as you would at your computer, and doubling as a stand at the same time. In the flesh, it’s about the same thickness as the iPad 3 and clips on to the iPad in the same was as Apple’s Smart Cover – using magnets. Like the Smart Cover it won’t protect the back of your iPad, but it will keep the glass nice and safe. Clad in a metal finish, Logitech has done a good job in matching the style of the iPad and at a quick glance you wouldn’t know the two were different. Once the cover is fitted, you end up with something that looks like a baby MacBook Pro.In use the cover is quickly detached, thanks to those magnets, and you are then free to set up the keyboard dock by placing your iPad in the grove that spilts the iPad-sized device in two.
Connected by Bluetooth rather than the dock connector, the groove that the iPad sits in has been designed to hold your iPad vertically or horizontally. That’s really handy if you’re tight for space, or want to be less obvious when typing from your lap. The groove is deep enough for you not to worry about the iPad being unstable and tipping over. It works really well. The keyboard cover suppliers itself is black and glossy and the keys well spaced-out, making it very suitable for typing. One strange aside is that the keyboard letters aren’t printed on to the keys, rather they are stuck on, meaning we were able to feel the transfers as we used the keyboard. We know that’s taking things to the extreme a little bit, but for £90 we wouldn’t have expected Logitech to scrimp. The firm is clearly doing this so it can build one keyboard for all markets and switch around the letters later. Understandable, but still a minor strike for quality. The rest of the build quality is good though.
Posted on : 25-06-2012 | By : admin | In : accessories
The Padcaster iPad case aims to transform your iPad into a mobile film studio by allowing you to easily mount your device to a tripod. Geared towards video journalists, videographers and DSLR users, the case features a variety of ways to attach external microphones, lights and other camera Tablet accessories. The tripod mount offers a handsfree experience while shooting video, storyboarding and editing.
The aluminum frame is lined with threaded holes for attaching accessories, and it features a urethane insert that snugly secures the iPad in the case. When paired with the Lenscaster accessory, videographers can attach additional lenses to give them more control over the focus, or help create a wider field of view for a more film-like shooting experience. The Tablet accessories manufacturers can also be used as a standalone DSLR cage.Josh Apter, founder of the Padcaster says he has plans to offer urethane inserts for other IOS and Android devices in the future.
Posted on : 20-06-2012 | By : admin | In : keyboard covers
Microsoft seems to have gotten the design and form factor right with its new Surface tablet computer. But the user interface, not so much. That’s an odd conclusion to make about a device from a software company that usually lets others do the manufacturing.Still, that’s how I felt after feeling the heft of the device, examining it from all sides and making a few swipes at the screen. The Surface has a touch keyboard cover that feels great and, to me, is a big step forward for tablets. The tablet’s software interface, however, seems non-intuitive and sluggish.Microsoft is clearly straddling the uncomfortable divide between the old world of mice and keyboards, where it dominates, and a future ruled by touch screens, where Apple and Android devices prevail.
Although the Surface won’t go on sale until this fall, I had the chance to spend a few minutes with some devices in a group demonstration after Microsoft unveiled them in Los Angeles on Monday.The removable cover comes across as a takeoff of Apple Inc.’s Smart Cover. Both snap into place perfectly with magnets. But instead of sporting foldable sections, Microsoft’s cover is rigidly flat and has a full keyboard imprinted on it. Microsoft’s cover seems central to the Surface experience, although it’s not clear if it’ll be sold separately. Apple keyboard cover suppliers sells Smart Cover separately starting at $39.The cover is thin — about a tenth of an inch, or 3 millimeters. When covering the screen, its spine covers one edge and its outer fabric makes the whole package feel like a soft book. Where it attaches to the tablet, it’s completely floppy, so it can be whipped around to close over the screen or folded back like a magazine.
The keyboard is imprinted on the inside of the cover, facing the screen. So when you open it, you can lay the cover on a table and use it to type. The letters are separated by little ridges, allowing you to feel around somewhat as you type. I have found that typing doesn’t feel right on the iPad’s glass.The keyboard is covered with synthetic material that feels like a tennis racket handle or a high school running track, but not as grippy.The keys themselves don’t depress as you type. Rather, there are seven layers of metal and other material inside that sense pressure and speed. When the cover is folded open entirely, covering the back, the keys stop being sensitive to touch.
Posted on : 18-06-2012 | By : admin | In : screen protector
I am not a fan of screen protectors. In my experience, they provide no noticeable value. They scratch far easier than the iPad’s Gorilla Glass screen, smudge easier (thanks to Apple’s hydrophobic coating) and significantly interfere with my touchscreen experience both tactually and visually. The Fortress by Padacs is significantly different, however. According to Padacs, the Fortress is comprised of 4 different layers that work together to absorb and disperse impact force. Although I wasn’t brave enough to verify this claim with my own iPad, the videos on their site are extremely impressive. Further, the Fortress, unlike the clear acetate screen protectors that flood the market, feels thick, substantial, and almost rubbery. After installing (more on this later) and using it, I am convinced that their claims are valid.
Another reason that I don’t like screen protectors is that I find their installation stressful. Lining them up correctly on an iPhone was difficult enough, but on a 10″ screen, the task becomes frustrating and difficult. Again, the Fortress is different. First and foremost, follow their printed instructions. If you dive in uninformed, you are likely to completely pull off the protective sheet, which you will seriously regret. This regret will be exponentially amplified because messing up this installation will cost you $60 rather than $10. First, clean your screen completely. Every tiny little speck of dust or hair will result in an air bubble that will not disperse. If this happens, you will need to pull the Fortress back and use the included adhesive strip to remove the debris. Second, peel back one edge of the protective sheet and fold it back while you line everything up. This will hold the Fortress off your iPad and keep it from picking up lint/dust/etc.
Once everything is aligned, slowly pull back the sheet and use the included squeegee to gently press it onto your iPad. There is no need to do this too aggressively because no matter what screen protector suppliers do, air bubbles will form. Your goal is not perfection, but only to prevent overly large bubbles from forming and this can easily be accomplished with a gentle touch. Once installed, some of the bubbles can be pushed to the edges by rolling the tip of your finger behind the bubble, pushing them forward. Scraping the screen protector with the squeegee will achieve nothing. The key is a rolling motion. My recommendation, however, is to hold off on this for at least 24 hours as many of the bubbles will somehow manage to disperse on their own. I don’t know how it works, but I can assure you that it does. You may see some oily looking patches during this timeframe that don’t seem to be air bubbles. Fear not; these will also disappear as the Fortress settles in. By the way, there is no actual adhesive used, so the screen protector uninstalls in seconds with no residue.
Posted on : 13-06-2012 | By : admin | In : accessories
For gadget nerds like myself, accessorizing that new iPad purchase is more exciting than deciding between the white or black model.I was immediately drawn to Apple’s smart cover with the iPad 2 — the sleekness and auto-wake feature stood out. But for the new iPad accessories, the smart cover is yesterday’s accessory. Apple didn’t release an updated case or cover, so the best bet for the third-generation iPad is to go with a third-party product.I’ve been testing the Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for a couple of weeks, and I like it, but don’t love it.
As the name suggests, the keyboard is solar-powered and the solar cells on the front cover exude coolness, or at the very least, geekiness. The feature eliminates the need for another power cord and replacement batteries for two years, which is the estimated life-span of the included rechargeable batteries.The solar element aside, which I’ll admit attracted me to the case, the three most important features of a keyboard folio are the protection it offers, the bulk it does or doesn’t add to the tablet and, of course, the keyboard cover suppliers.The folio does a fine job of covering the front and back of the iPad while allowing access to all the ports, so no problems on the first point.
Despite the full protection and physical keyboard, the case doesn’t add too much bulk or weight. It weighs roughly a pound.The folio’s faux leather is attractive, but durability may be an issue. I’ve already seen some exterior marks caused by the knobs that help stand up the iPad when the folio is open.Installing and removing the iPad is a cinch and initial Bluetooth pairing with the keyboard didn’t require a password.The keyboard is roughly 90 percent the size of a standard keyboard. Losing that 10 percent makes a big difference.
When I tested Logitech’s fold-up keyboard for the iPad 2 last year, which features a full-size keyboard, I wrote the review with it. I didn’t even consider doing that with the solar keyboard folio.The smaller keyboard does the job for Web surfing and typing emails, but if you’re looking to use it to write long papers,accessories for iPad suppliers would look elsewhere.Some other noteworthy features: The folio has the auto-wake feature found on Apple’s smart cover; the iPad can stand up in two landscape angles, one designed for writing and the other for viewing videos; when the iPad is in landscape viewing mode, you can bring up the virtual keyboard by tapping the alt-option button on the folio’s keyboard; the physical keyboard doesn’t connect to the iPad when the folio is held open like a book, which enables the use of the on-screen keyboard.
Posted on : 11-06-2012 | By : admin | In : iPad stands
One of the weirdest ‘Catch 22′s’ of portable electronics is where do you put it when you are not holding it? Whether it is because your hands are full, your desk space is limited, or you have troubles holding things, we often crave some way to hold our devices just right exactly there. The SpiderArm iPad Stand System is an interesting option that offers a lot of flexibility for a good price.I was especially interested in it as it looked like a useful option for clients I work with who have physical challenges, but who would really benefit from having an iPad mounted on their wheelchair or desk.
The tubing and connectors are made from good materials – anodized aluminum and polycarbonate. The system is only available in white but has a nice overall look – smooth curves, nice polish. The idea is that you can mix-and-match the arms and mounts to create a variety of options.The arms come apart so quickly and easily that it is a piece of cake to reconfigure the whole thing for different purposes. You might have a mount in your car, on your desk at work, by your favorite chair at home, and maybe even by your bed. You can move and rearrange the other components in just a minute or two and carry the system from place to place easily.
Articulated arms, whether the SpiderArm or your own arm and shoulder, iPad stands suppliers offer you a lot of freedom of movement. You can position the SpiderArm almost anywhere you want within about 45″ of the mount and position the screen at almost any angle you need for the best visibility. However, no articulated arm is perfect – the joints always impose some limitations. Just as your left hand cannot touch your left elbow, there are times you will find that you cannot quite get it go quite where you want without a big long arm sticking out awkwardly. On my desk, I could not quite get it to park exactly where I wanted it without the arms hitting other things. I could overcome most of this by changing where the mounting plate goes, but then the plate itself would have been in the way.
Posted on : 06-06-2012 | By : admin | In : accessories
Dell today announced its expanded Inspiron laptop accessories just in time for graduation and the upcoming back to school period. Parents today want to give their kids the best advantages, and Dell is offering its tailored line-up of Inspiron laptops for the unique needs of families and students. With three series of Inspiron laptops – the Inspiron z series for thin & powerful style on the go, the Inspiron R series for everyday family computing activities, and the Inspiron R Special Edition series for studio-quality multimedia and audio – parents and students can find the laptop best suited to them on Website.
Equipped with the latest technology, customers will have peace of mind knowing that their Inspiron purchase is a smart investment for the family, whether for school work and learning online, multimedia and entertainment, or for household organization. All Inspiron laptops announced today will offer options with Intel’s new 3rd Generation Core i processors (Ivy Bridge), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, and will be eligible for the Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade program.
The new Inspiron family sports a new distinctive design, featuring curved edges rimmed by a Moon Silver band for a smooth, contemporary look. Additionally, Dell has collaborated with Waves and Skullcandy to bring customers a rich, immersive audio experience. Inspiron laptops feature Waves MaxxAudio technology optimized for Dell laptop accessories manufacturers to deliver studio-quality sound for watching movies and listening to music without the need for external speakers. The Inspiron 13z and 14z and the Inspiron R Special Edition series also feature Skullcandy-branded speakers integrated into the laptops.
“As families prepare to send their kids off to school this fall, they need a laptop with reliability and performance,” said Sam Burd, vice president, Dell Personal Computing Product Group. “The expanded and redesigned Inspiron family helps parents embrace technology and make a smart investment in their childrens’ success.”"The Inspiron laptops are the perfect investment for our tech savvy moms, with 73 percent purchasing computers in the last year and 65 percent planning to buy laptops next year,” said Tina Wells, CEO of youth marketing agency, Buzz Marketing Group. “We surveyed over 600 Millennial Moms with close to half citing functionality as the most significant factor when making technology purchases. With the new Dell Inspiron family, moms – and their families – will get both functionality and style thanks to this series’ versatile capabilities and chic appearance.”
Posted on : 04-06-2012 | By : admin | In : accessories
In life nothing comes free, laptop desk brings us the convenience of portability but its ease of use and convenience gives us the liberty to use the laptop in a posture which can leads to multiple problems like strain on the lower back, strain on neck, pressure on Diaphragm and kidneys, distortion of nasal and Sinus civilities, and many more.Portronics, a leader in portable and digital devices, announces the launch of its new Laptop Cooling Desk – MY-BUDDY, which is a multi utility laptop cooling desk that allows you to use the laptop in the best of the postures depending on the height of the person and also cool the laptop while you using it. You can use any size of the laptop on this table and the same can be folded, and carried anywhere.
The base of the laptop desk is a shiny French wood which is generally used to create very premium furniture’s. Also the adjustable and foldable legs of MY-Buddy are made from high quality light weight Aluminium. The fan attached on the wooden panel comes with 1800 RPM speed with the power of 2W. The power for the fan is extracted through the USB of the laptop so no use of any power plugs. Its built in the USB cable will help you to lose the cable when laptop desk suppliers need it the most.
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