Posts Tagged ‘ Ipad ’

JamStik | A Guitar Designed For Your iPad


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This 15” long MIDI instrument features real guitar strings and works wirelessly over Wi-Fi. The company behind the JamStik, Zivix, says there’s no tuning required, and the low latency means instant responsiveness with the strings—very important. There’s a rechargeable battery so you can whip out your Stik for those campfire sing-a-longs, and it has full MIDI support for those home studio sessions. Plus, the bundled JamTutor system promises to teach you things Activision never could.

Apple iPad Pocket Projector


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The pocket sized projector is easy to bring along seeing that it’s smaller than your current smartphone, and weighs just 5 ounces. The 35-lumen LED is rated for 20,000 hours of use, and lets users project at 640×480 pixels, creating a diagonal image that spans up to 60 inches. In addition to being a plug and play device for the iPad, this projector will also work on older versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch, and can even function as a backup battery for your iPhone in those emergency situations.

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Apple’s new iOS7 gives iPhones, iPads a facelift


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Apple unveiled a dramatic re-design to its iOS software, which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, at a developer’s conference in San Francisco. The software, which is expected to be available to consumers in the fall, is slicker and more showy.

PIAB | Bluetooth Speaker And FM Radio


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PIAB by SoulElectronics is an all-in-one multimedia speaker. It has all that you’d expect from a good wireless speaker, that why it’s titled as “Party in a box”. It is loaded with 8 speakers – Side firing dual 6.5” subwoofers, 3” midrange speakers and 1” tweeters Front firing dual 1.5” midrange drivers. Apart from Bluetooth connectivity users can place their iPhones/iPod or iPad at the dock to play sound directly. Other options include FM Radio, analog VU meter , karaoke & PA capability, Equalizer, headphone port, USB, HDMO and a mic for recording.

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Duo Gamer – Wireless Game Controller for iDevices


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The Duo Gamer app connects the controller via bluetooth and is fully compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Turn your iPad into a gaming machine with this wireless game controller.

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Touchscreen Friendly Gloves.


True, the downside to touchscreen phones are inclement weather patterns causing havoc on your hands but at least your mitts can stay stylishly warm thanks to Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves. No, they’re not the only smartphone friendly gloves on the market but they come by way of the Dutchies and those people live in pretty cold conditions, not to mention being neighbors to the coldest of the cold – Scandinavians, so I believe them when they say they’ve perfected it.

“We’ve tested miles of yarn to come up with improved anti-pilling properties and literally spent hour’s texting in an icebox. The result is an optimized balance of insulation, conductivity and elasticity. After numerous requests for different colors, the gloves are now available in natural gray, sandstone, lavender and coral pink.”

Holiday gift anyone? Holiday gift for moi? Thanks, appreciate it. Cheers.

BeoPlay A9 Speaker By Bang And Olufsen


Danish firm Bang & Olufsen has unveiled the BeoPlay A9 as part of their new B&O PLAY lineup of products. The BeoPlay A9 is a single active speaker system designed for seamless integration into home environments. The A9 streams music wirelessly from the customers iPhone, iPad or Android device using AirPlay or your DLNA network. The speaker features two 3/4” tweeters, two 3” mid-range units, two 80-watt Class D amps, and an 8” woofer that’s powered by its own 160 watt amp. Look for the A9 Speaker in B&O stores, select Apple retailers, and select design stores in Late November.

Vestax Spin2 USB MIDI & iOS DJ Controller


Spin2 is the world’s first 2-channel DJ controller to directly connect and natively control algoriddim djay for Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch with integrated connections. Spin2 comes with all essential tools to DJ in a simplified layout, and with djay’s seamless integration with iTunes you can easily trigger loops, jump to cue points, add effects, play samples, scratch, beat sync and mix your favorite songs in your music library. Plug in your Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, launch djay and you’re ready to rock the party.

The Leap.


Remember how cool Tom Cruise was in “Minority Report” when he was manipulating computer data on a life-sized clear screen with his bare hands? Well, we may be approaching a similar plane of awesomeness once we adopt The Leap, which is itching to replace and outshine the good ol’ reliable but tired computer mouse.

Big strides have been taken to make virtual reality more of a reality. Today we’re enjoying gadgets that have us believing that we’ve crossed over to the flipside. Video game consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 + Kinect, and touchscreen tablets, smartphones, 3D televisions and movies have been eagerly embraced not only by geeks but by the general public. But they have us wanting more. Now Leap Motion is taking huge “leaps” towards virtual reality by offering an entirely new and more intuitive way to interact with our computers.

Imagine what sort of Pandora’s box The Leap is opening up for those who work with and rely on 3D imaging; i.e. graphic artists, game developers, architects, scientists, doctors, engineers. The Leap could be one of the shiniest tools we have in our toolbox thus far.

And if you think The Leap costs a fortune, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The Leap device that simply hooks up to your USB port is only $69.99 plus shipping, but you have to pre-order and expect yours to arrive between December 2012 through January 2013. Supplies are limited. Go to LeapMotion.com to learn more about this groundbreaking technology and be one of the firsts to own a Leap.

VJAY – The iPad Music Video Mixing App.


 

Here’s a new app for all of you iPad VJ’s out there. Introducing Vjay made available at a special introductory price of ten bucks. Mix and scratch your favorite music videos from iTunes or combine songs from your music library with personal video footage into an interactive audio visual experience. Or use your iPad’s built-in camera to create your very own music video live. Vjay lets you get creative with your content, display directly to a TV, stream wirelessly via Apple TV, or record your performances live to share on your favorite social channels.

iPhone’s 3D Photo Application.


Created by app designer Maybe It’s The Lighting, Stilla is a new iPhone photography app that allows users to transform photographs into striking multi-dimensional images.  By simply taking two, three or more shots, the application remembers the orientation of the camera and overlays the images at angles to fill in the space between, creating a clever, interactive, three dimensional effect. Stills and grabs don’t really do the effect justice, but the following video gives more of a feel for the effect.

Like other photo apps on the market, Stilla images can be shared on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook, or via email. Web viewing works best with the latest versions of Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Because the app relies on the gyroscope of later Apple devices to measure the orientation of the camera as photos were taken, the app is only compatible with iPhone 4, 4S, 4th generation iPod touch and iPad 2 or later.

Mix Vibes – Cross DJ Softwear.


“MixVibes is proud to present the most exciting DJing application they have ever made: CrossDJ for iPad. MixVibes brings you a comprehensive iPad DJing experience with a user friendly yet professional and feature rich layout. This application allows all DJs to enjoy performing quality sounding mixes on an iPad.”  You can check a full report out here.

The Superyacht You Can Control With An iPad?


The iPad can control all kinds of devices, from your Apple TV or remote desktop or AR.Drone, to slightly more bizarre things like a robotic prison guard. Given that, it was only a matter of time before someone used it as part of an overall badass project, like the Adastra Superyacht.

The $15 million Adastra Superyacht is a 139-foot-long yacht built by Hong Kong billionaire Anto Marden and yacht designer John Shuttleworth. The boat itself looks futuristic, but the coolest part is that you (or somebody) can control it using an iPad. With the iPad control system, someone can guide the yacht from up to 164 feet away.

I imagine it’s a bit like controlling a toy boat, only it’s friggin’ huge. The chassis of the 47-ton superyacht is made out of carbon fiber, with a glass and Kevlar foam sandwich hull. Adastra can travel at its optimum speed of 17 knots–which is around 20mph–for up to 4,000 miles.

While I don’t know much about what’s onboard yet, it would be interesting to see what other tech the boat uses. A fully automated wet bar, perhaps?

The Multitouch Laser Keyboard & Mouse.


Here’s a cool project from kickstarter.com by Jason Giddings, a multi-touch glass keyboard and mouse.  No this keyboard is not made by Apple but it does use the same less is more mentality.

The multi-touch glass keyboard and mouse are currently in the concept phase and pledges are being taken to make them a reality.  The mouse and keyboard looks very elegant and modern and are sure to be a conversation piece at the office.  They have been designed to make use of existing proven technology and don’t contain any moving parts.  The devices are wireless and will come with rechargeable Lithium Polymer batteries, Bluetooth support, and sound and light which can be disabled.

The multi-touch keyboard contains all the keys you’d find in a traditional keyboard but they’re drawn on the back side of the glass, so they won’t rub off over time.  The glass is placed on a metal base and contains an infrared LED light at the base and a camera is placed below the glass to make the keyboard work, using FTIR technology (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection).  When keys on the keyboard are touched, it “frustrates” the light and bounces it down towards the camera, which determines the location and sends the information to your computer and you get letters and numbers on your monitor.  Pretty simple, right?

The multi-touch glass keyboard is not only cool looking but it also has a few advantages over a conventional keyboard.  There should be none of the annoying noise when keys are hit, since the surface is flat, you don’t have to worry about food crumbs getting stuck between the keys, and if you spill a bit of coffee, it should be easily wiped off.

The pledge goal for this project was set at $50,000 which has already been surpassed, so we know this keyboard and mouse will be going into production.

Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011.


As I’m sure most readers already know.  Apple’s head honcho Steve Jobs has passed away.  Twitter was INSTANTLY a-twit with the news, and people all over the world are beginning to realize that the man responsible for a majority of the modernized technology they use, has passed.  Jobs has consistently managed to capture the world’s attention with his stage events. On Wednesday evening, the world took to the Web to express their condolences about the news of his death.  Facebook news feeds filled with links and anecdotes about the impact that technology — and more specifically, Apple’s technology — had on their lives. Messages on Twitter and the site’s list of trending topics quickly became dominated by phrases such as “RIP Steve Jobs,” “#ThankYouSteve” and “iHeaven.”  The flood of messages slowed Twitter to a crawl at times or produced error messages saying the site was over capacity.  On those sites, many people posted and quoted from Jobs’ heartfelt commencement address to Stanford University in 2005, in which he first provided details about his health problems. Many pointed out how promotions for Apple’s products on the company’s website were replaced with a black-and-white photo of Jobs.

Alvaro Tapia Hildago’s Society 6 Illustrations.


Illustration is one of my hidden passions.  I love seeing the works and creations from people all around the world, and what they can come up with conceptually.  Alvaro Hildago’s illustrations are no exception.  His pieces are eerie, yet mesmerizing, and all have a unique stylized look that I just can’t ignore. And if any of his super sick illustrations strike you as intriguing, you can order them here.

The iPad 2?


Apple has started production of a thinner, more powerful version of its popular iPad tablet computers, according to the Wall Street Journal.  The second-generation iPad will have more memory and a front-facing camera for capabilities such as a Face Time video-conferencing feature on Apple iPhone 4.  Cupertino, California-based Apple said that it sold nearly 15 million iPads in the eight months after the tablet computers were introduced in April of last year.  I’m sure my father will be ALL over it.

Gresso X iPad.


When I saw that the luxury manufacturer Gresso is producing an iPad made from African Blackwood and 18k gold, and I instantly thought of Reginald Sylvester and Carlo P.  It’s your standard iPad encased in a 200 year old African Blackwood sheath that is said to have become Gresso’s hallmark.  Boasted of being the ‘most valuable tree in the world’, the wood is prized due to the elegant rich ebony look that it renders.  African Blackwood is tough owing to some of its natural features and the unique processing technology that has been patented by its designer.  The company claims that no two iPads manufactured by them will be alike, each shows off its own uniqueness.  The iPod Gresso dropped New Year’s Eve, but there’s not official word on how much it costs.

Whats In BlackBerry’s Playbook?


BlackBerry maker Research In Motion just announced its iPad rival at its developers conference in San Francisco.  The PlayBook is aimed at business customers, co-chief executive Michael Lazaridis said during a speech at the conference.  The device is 9.7 millimetres thick and features a seven-inch touch screen. That’s smaller than the iPad’s 9.7-inch display.  It can run both HTML 5 and Flash 10.1 and has a one gigahertz dual-core processor with one gigabyte of RAM (so I can actually see my own website on it).  BlackBerry smartphone users can pair their handset with the PlayBook using a Bluetooth connection to view their email, calendar, documents or other content.

The PlayBook also features front- and rear-facing cameras to support video conferencing and allows multi-tasking between programs.  The fact PlayBook users can route data through BlackBerry smartphones instead of paying for separate telecom service should prove a selling point in the business and personal markets.  RIM said that in the coming weeks it would release a software kit so third-party developers can begin tailoring applications, or “apps,” for PlayBook.  The tablet will be available in the U.S. in early 2011 and in other countries in the second quarter, RIM said. The company didn’t give a price for the device.