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StashPad Holds Your Booze and Cigars Discretely

iPad Flask

If you’ve been caught sneaking drinks in one too many times, then you should do away with your old methods and try using the StashPad for a change. It looks like an iPad (okay, maybe a knockoff iPad seeing as it’s way thicker than Apple’s tablets), but it’s actually a flask and cigar case in disguise. It’s thick for a good reason too– all 12 ounces of it, because that’s the volume of drinks it can effectively stash for you.

Just make sure you don’t attempt to actually use the StashPad, whether as a tablet (in case you forget) or as a flask, in front of your boss or you’ll risk giving yourself away. The StashPad is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $15 will get you one of your very own.

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Deal Of The Day: iPad Air 2 Giveaway

iPad Air 2

Extremely thin and light as a feather, the iPad Air 2 is the tablet of choice for many– but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. It boasts of a one-layer retina display and up to ten hours of usage for every charge. The iPad Air 2 also has a 64-bit desktop class architecture, which makes it as powerful as some computers. That means you can work, play, socialize, and interact without worrying about clunky performance or blurry graphics and images

The best part? You can win it in our awesome giveaway. All you have to do is key in your email address and you’re good to go. If you want extra entries, just share the competition on Twitter for more chances to win.

Join the giveaway here!

Tactus Phorm Brings Magically Rising Buttons To The iPad Mini’s Keyboard


Hearing people cry about the lack of physical feedback when typing on a touchscreen used to be a familiar thing five years ago. Now it’s not as common, since most people have adjusted, but there apparently still are enough out there to warrant creating products like the Tactus Phorm. It’s a special case that wraps around your iPad Mini and that normally looks like any other old case… but toggle a switch on the back and, just like that, you’ll see physical buttons magically morph on the screen! The transparent shield on the product is filled with a special liquid that semi-solidifies on demand, creating an optional physical keyboard when you feel you need it, and disappearing when you don’t. Users have reported a moderate increase in typing speed, but a definite improvement in typing satisfaction. The better part of this story is that despite the use of pretty innovative technology, the Tactus Phorm isn’t phenomenally expensive: $99 as a pre-order right now, or $150 when it hits retail this summer.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Hanx Writer is a Typewriter Simulator App by Tom Hanks

Hanx Writer

Tom Hanks is awesome, no doubt about that. He’s a great actor, a master of his craft, and it’s no secret that he loves them typewriters. So much so that he has spearheaded the development of the Hanx Writer. It’s a typewriter simulation app for your iPad so you can type on your tablet and feel as if you were typing on an actual typewriter.

The app features not one but several models of typewriters so you can switch between one or the other if you feel like a change of pace. Documents created using the app can shared, email, or printed, so it’s not a very huge departure from your typical Notes app.

You can download Hanx Writer here.

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CES 2014: The iSense is a 3D Scanner for the iPad



Now you can do more with your iPad with the iSense. It’s a 3D scanner for the iPad by 3D Systems which will be launching later this year. It was designed with convenience in mind, as users simply have to snap the device onto their iPads and it’ll be good to go. The iSense will be compatible with apps that are made for Occipital’s Structure Sensor and is ideal for applications in physical photography.

Rajeev Kulkarni of Consumer Products explains: “iSense has the most diversity in its class for scan size and can capture everything from a delicious cupcake to a full body selfie, processing in seconds to a 3D printable, and comes with powerful, intuitive software that lets the user crop and enhance with easy and automated tools.”

On usage, he adds: “Users simply attach the iSense to an iPad, and they can literally walk around and scan entire objects or environments obtaining a photorealistic copy of the real thing. iSense is powered by the same software as 3DS’ popular Sense scanner.”

The 3D Systems iSense will be priced at $500.

VIA [ Engadget ]

The iPad Charging Floor Stand Will Help You Use Your Tablet Without Holding It In Your Hands


This creative iPad Charging Floor Stand will make sure you don’t have to hold your tablet, and still get it in a position where you can comfortably use the tablet, especially when you are in bed reading, following recipes in the kitchen, or for any other reason. Interestingly, it’s not just the iPad, the charging stand supports any tablet between 7-10 inches. All you need to do is place the tablet in the tension brackets holder, adjust the mounting arm to a comfortable position and you’re good to go. The stand does not only hold your iPad, it keeps it charged as well. There’s a USB port at the base of the stand, which can charge your tablet with the device’s power cable. Do note that you have to use your owner charging cable as it doesn’t come with the stand. If this is something you want, you have to shell out $99.95 for this iPad Charging Floor Stand.

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Baby Seat With iPad Stand: Genius Idea Or Worst Baby Brainwashing Garbage Evar?


This is a baby seat by Fisher-Price called iPad Apptivity Seat. It features an articulated arm with a 7 inch mirror at the end, which can be removed and replaced with an iPad. Genius, right? The iPad will then hover right in front of your baby’s face, which apparently is enough of a bad idea to have some people’s heads explode. At least the people in the review section on Amazon. See, even though it states in the product description that the associated application (which you download off the App store and run on the iPad) limits the viewing time to 12-15 minutes, angry parents are screaming bloody murder anyway because it’s apparently super bad to have your baby stare at a screen for extended periods of time. But… it says right there on the description that the application was developed with child development experts, and it times out after a short while, so we’re not sure what the hubbub is about.

Once your toddler gets older, you can then introduce other age appropriate applications, with letters and numbers and sing-alongs and stuff that kids that age enjoy. So we’re thinking the iPad Apptivity Seat is just fine as long as you use it in the way it was designed. Should it be banned (as some reviewers suggest!) because it might encourage some parents to be irresponsible and just play Spongebob on repeat all day? We’re not sure, but if you’re mature enough to handle it, the seat is $75.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

iSketchnote: From Your Pen and Paper to Your iPad


Stylus pens make it easier for you to scribble notes or doodle on your iPad, but what if you wanted a physical copy of it, too? The last time I did this, I had to take screenshots of my work, transfer the files to my laptop, and arrange everything on a Word processor before I could print it. It took up a lot of time and I didn’t really end up with the kind of printed notes that I wanted.

If you do this a lot, then you might want to check out the iSketchnote. It’s smarter than your average smart iPad cover as it integrates a new digitizing technology called ISKN technology.

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The Future Will Be 3D Printed


I’m getting tired of everything 3D, but mostly because I’m an old curmudgeon, aggravated by the sudden wave of 3D related tech. Most of it is actually quite good; it’s really only 3D movies and TV I don’t like. So I’m kind of intrigued by the Structure Sensor, a stereoscopic sensor that attaches to mobile devices and captures structures in 3D. It has two lenses (hence the ‘stereoscopic’) and allows you to model anything from objects to rooms, and import them into a CAD program for manipulation. In other words, a scenario where you scan your coffee table vase by walking around it with your iPad, then make a copy of it in your 3D printer is now possible. If you want your own, it’s going to cost you a $379 pledge on the fully funded Kickstarter campaign.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]