I love cycling and I love the iPad, but you’ll never see me using both in unison. Ever. Not so for the cycling enthusiasts at Maya. They’ve created the “Sprocket Pocket” — a industrial nylon patch with integrated zipper and protective screen overlay for the iPad that can be ironed or sewn on to any garment in minutes.
The idea is that you put your $500 to $830 iPad into this patch pocket that you iron onto your clothes, and then ride around with it on your back going at speeds of up to twenty miles… Read more
Targus has been making cases and accessories for Apple products for 25 years, so it’s not surprising that, today, the company has announced a line of iPad cases, all of which look very nice.
The top of the line case is the Hughes Leather Portfolio Slipcase (at right) for iPad, which is made of beautiful oil-tanned leather and has a soft twill inner lining. It uses a magnetic closure, and comes in black and brown. This executive-styled slipcase is going to run US$59.99.
Next, Targus announced the Crave Slipcase for iPad (below). It’s made of a durable and weatherproof material,… Read more
I don’t know how much of a newsflash it really is that Apple is working on brand new versions of the iPhone and iPad, but just in case you thought that the current iterations were the last, let’s set the record straight. Code in the latest iOS release shows that Apple is currently working on “unreleased hardware.” The code, which bypasses the required iTunes activation, assuming that you have the right hardware, tends to show up before an iPhone revision — in other words, while the new hardware is out, about, running the iOS system,… Read more
This fall, the Duke University Global Health Institute in Durham, NC will embark on a pilot project using the iPad as a field research tool. Masters students enrolled in the Research Methods in Global Health Sciences II class will be broken up into groups of three, with each group being given a 3G-enabled iPad.
The course introduces students to a wide range of methodological techniques, including quantitative surveys research, interventions and evaluations along with qualitative techniques of ethnography, survey design and semi-structured interviews. Funding and assistance with the course will come from the Duke… Read more
Just yesterday, we were talking about how groovy it is that Amazon is strongly supporting their iPhone and iPad apps, even while trying to sell competing hardware with the Kindle device. But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a recent interview that it’s not really a choice — “the Kindle is for readers,” and he considers the iPad “a different product category.” That’s interesting. Most people might view the iPad and the Kindle as competing devices, especially since the Kindle has apparently dropped price to try and stay relevant. But Bezos says Amazon’s strategy is “buy once,… Read more