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Tag Archives: iPad

OhGizmo! Revew – LUXA2 H4

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By Chris Scott Barr

You’ll likely recall that last year I reviewed the LUXA2 H1-Touch stand for the iPhone. It was an interesting stand, but honestly didn’t do much for me. It seemed to be made to assist you with watching videos. I’ve still never cared to watch anything of great length on my iPhone, as the screen is just too small. Well with the introduction of the iPad, ThermalTake is back at it again. This time the LUXA2 H4 might be a bit more useful.

It’s hard to be too wordy with this review, as the H4 is identical to the H1, only larger. The only small difference I can spot is that the two crystals seen on the smaller one are absent. The other is that the arms feature a slightly different shape.

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Sprint Wants To Give Your iPad 4G Speeds

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By Chris Scott Barr

If you read my review of the iPad earlier today, you probably noticed my little rant about the internet connectivity. While I have no issue with paying a little extra for the hardware, I’m pretty frustrated that I would have to pay even more money every month to keep this device connected to the internet. In that spirit, I purchased the non-3G model and am determined to use one of my two other mobile connections to provide simple access to the web on my iPad. I may need to look no further than Sprint for this.

Sprint has announced a new case for the iPad, which has a rather unique front pocket. Okay, so the pocket isn’t that unique, but rather it’s what lies inside that pocket that matters. In that pocket you can place one of their Overdrive 3G routers, which will provide an internet connection to your iPad (or any other devices) via WiFi. You’ll be able to connect up to 5 devices at once (you’ll have to authorize them so that no one leeches off of your internets) to Sprint’s 3G or 4G network, depending on your area.

The case is actually a freebie from Sprint, if you buy one of their Overdrive routers. The router will set you back around $100 after a rebate and a new 2-year contract. You’ll also have to pay $60 a month for the service, which will get you 5GB of data. Yes, it’s more expensive than purchasing service on the iPad each month through AT&T, but some of us are already paying Sprint $60 just to connect our laptops. Kudos to them for seeing this opportunity and seizing it.

[ Sprint ] VIA [ CrunchGear ]

OhGizmo! Review – Apple iPad

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By Chris Scott Barr

Since it was officially announced, I have openly ridiculed the iPad for its shortcomings. I’ve mocked the name (who hasn’t?), the fact that it’s just a big iPod Touch, and numerous other things. Most of all I stood resolved that I would not waste my money on one. So naturally I’m doing a review on the iPad, which I purchased for myself a little over a week ago.

How did I find myself in this situation? It started when I was reading a book a couple of weeks back. The particular one was part of a trilogy, the entirety of which was compiled into one giant 1,191 page tome. It’s not the first time I’ve read the books, and once again I despised its great size. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy an epic tale, it’s the physical book I could do without. It’s tiring to hold for any real length of time (I’ll read for hours on end some days) and terrible to lug around. Thus, for perhaps the hundredth time I pondered purchasing an eReader.

I looked around the web at my options, though I kept ending up at the same conclusion. Having read over the specs dozens of times, and actually held most of the prominent ones on the market, I settled on the Nook. Of course as quickly as I convinced myself that this was the one I wanted, I began to once again doubt such a purchase. Do I really want to spend $260 on a device that does little more than allow me to read books? Sure, I love to read, but that’s a lot of money for one task.

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iCade Turns Your iPad Into A Mini Arcade Machine

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By Chris Scott Barr

I’ve not really been too excited about the iPad, for reasons that I’m not even going to bother listing here. I figure it’s easier to list reasons why I would want to get one of those for myself. So easy in fact, that I only have to name one thing. The iCade.

The iCade is an arcade cabinet accessory for your iPad. Just slide it in, fire up the iCade app and start playing one of the included classic games. There are hundreds to choose from like Dig Dug, Donkey Kong and QBERT. The accessory uses your iPad as the screen, while giving you a joystick and a pair of buttons. You even have the option of selecting one or two players. $150 is a bit salty for an accessory, but would be well worth it.

VIA [ ThinkGeek ]

Notepod+

Notepod+ (Image courtesy Jacky Winter Group)
By Andrew Liszewski

Remember the Notepod? They were essentially just notepads designed to look like the iPhone, and I guess it was inevitable that the company behind them would also create a new version that looks suspiciously like the Apple iPad. So say hello to the magical & revolutionary Notepod+, available for just $19.95 including shipping.

[ Notepod+ ] VIA [ TUAW ]

The Onion – Apple Finally Unveils iPad

By Andrew Liszewski

The feedback regarding Apple’s recently unveiled iPad has been mixed at best, falling anywhere between cautiously positive to vehemently negative, so it’s no surprise that The Onion felt obliged to weigh in with their own thoughts, outlining some of the iPad’s lesser known features.

Apple Finally Unveils iPad (Image courtesy The Onion)

[ The Onion – Apple Finally Unveils iPad ]