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Versatile nimblstand Offers Clever Support for Typing or Drawing on the iPad

23 August 2014

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A short time ago, I received a clever stand for the iPad called the nimblstand. The two-part nimblstand clips to the Apple wireless Bluetooth keyboard, forming a stable stand for typing. You can also reverse the stand for drawing by stowing the stability clip under the keyboard in easel mode. More on this later in […]

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The RECON One iPad Bag – What Makes This iPad Carrying Case Stand Out?

27 July 2013

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There are plenty of iPad bags and carrying cases available. What makes the Recon One from Alpha One Niner different? The answer is inside (and outside) the bag. Helm Ashiblie, creator of the Recon One, recently sent me a sample unit for review. What’s different about this bag? The answer is the Recon One flight […]

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iPad Stylus Review: How a Cleaning Cloth Offer Became a Stylus Story

30 April 2013

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Mandy at LYNKtec contacted me a few weeks back, offering to send samples of the screen cleaning cloths her company sells. Before I reply to any vendor whose product might interest my readers, I spend a little time on the company site and check online reviews of their products. Then I decide if I’ll accept […]

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New iPads Use Apple’s New Lightning Connector

11 November 2012

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First seen on the iPhone 5, Apple’s newest iPad models employ a smaller connector known as Lightning. The 8-pin Lightning connector on the 4th generation iPad and the iPad mini replaces the larger 30-pin dock connector found on previous models. Unlike the old connector, you don’t have to fiddle with finding which side is up. […]

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How to Clean Your iPad Screen: Cloths & Cautions – A One Minute Video Lesson

21 August 2012

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What’s the best way to clean your iPad screen? The video below describes cloths and cautions for keeping your iPad screen smudge free and shiny. Full disclosure: The folks from CTA Products sent me Cloth Addiction, one of the cleaning cloths featured in the video.  

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Connect Your iPad to a Projector – Go Wireless with Apple TV & AirPlay Mirroring

17 June 2012

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Perhaps I should have waited. I’ll explain below… Many classrooms, conference rooms and boardrooms are equipped with computer projection systems. You can easily connect your iPad to a projector with Apple’s VGA Adapter and a common VGA cable. This adapter and cable combination allows you to show content from your iPad on the projection screen. […]

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Choosing a Stylus for Your iPad – Tips & Recommendations

25 May 2012

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I was recently asked to recommend a good stylus for the iPad. Here are a few recommendations based on personal experience and a bit of research. I looked for a popular stylus with a selling price between $10 and $30. You need to spend more than a few dollars to get a decent model. Go […]

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Sound Idea: Portable Speaker System Plus iPad Case – The iMainGo XP

14 March 2012

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  I’ll admit it. I like small, portable speakers. I’ve been through several over the last few years, using them for listening at home or on the road for presentations or demonstrations. Some models I liked so much I purchased more than one, so I could give them away to family members. Other models I […]

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Black Friday iPad Accessory Deals – Sales Circular Quick Hits

24 November 2011

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Like many of you, I spent some time this morning combing through the Black Friday sales circulars from our local stores. As I did, I made a few notes on deals on iPad and iPad 2 accessories including a stylus, cases and stands. As with all these sales, quantities will be limited. Best Buy RocketFish […]

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Inexpensive Cases for iPad 2 – Backing Up A Smart Cover & Finding a Folio Case

22 November 2011

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As part of the work I’m doing for two iPad deployments, I was asked to recommend inexpensive cases to protect the iPads. In both cases (pun intended) I wanted a cover that offered decent protection and good value. I needed backside protection to go with Apple’s Smart Cover for one school and a folio style […]

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