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Archive for May, 2010

iPad and Coolusbtoys

author Posted by: George on date May 31st, 2010 | filed Filed under: apple, iPad

Here is a real quick picture of our iPad.

As you may have read it took some effort to get this but we made it.

We got the 3G + 64 GB version of the iPad and I have to say after playing with it this weekend that it is just awesome.
It is so nice to sit on a comfy chair and read your RSS feeds or email some friends. It is way more usefull then I though.

But I know you don’t want to hear this you want to see cool things. So we are not gone just review this iPad because everybody did this already.

We will how ever show you cool things like an iPad build in to a car in a way that is secure and safe and can be done by any one within minutes without breaking you car. Of course as you can imagine we need to write about what else you can do with it in your car.

Then there will be more much much more so stay tuned and while we get our first posts ready……

Canadian iPad Preorders delayed!

author Posted by: George on date May 28th, 2010 | filed Filed under: apple, iPad

As today should have bin the day that we would get the iPad.

But for me and dozen others this is not gone happen. Even though I preorderd on May 10 at 4.30am this didn’t mean anything.
The iPad 3G 64GB that I should have got today is still in a container in Toronto.

Apple used FedEx to ship this shipment and although they have an electroinc tracking system this does not show any actual information. So we preorders where all tracking our packages as it went over the globe and now my ipad in the system states still that it will be deliverd today and it say it is in Memphis. But it it’s both not true it is in Toronto and probably gone be Monday before it makes it way to Calgary.

And that while Apple says that FedEx is gone try to deliver it on the 29 the people at FedEx don’t seem to know about that.

So Apple what does it mean if you preorder? I guess it just tells you how many extra iPad you had to make and the you can just not send it in time.

As you get from this post you know that I am pretty mad about this…..

Lets see what Apple is gone say.

UPDATE: When I called Apple on the phone nr in the email they send me they did not know anything and definitly nothing about the email.
So I decided to try my luck at the Apple store and was lucky and got my iPad 3G 64 GB 🙂

Later that evening FedEx delivered my iPad that was preorderd around 7PM and that while nothing in there system told me that it was even on the way to Calgary yet. So now I have an extra iPad that maybe I sell or I may return it to the Apple store because I don’t need two.

USB HUB With Network

author Posted by: George on date May 20th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Hub, Networking

OK this is a little device for special users and there are not to many out there that will need this but I am sure there are some.

This is a 3 port USB HUB nothing special there the USB ports swivel so that it will be easier to plug your USB devices in. But it is more then just a HUB.

Next to the USB ports it also offers an RJ45 network port. If you computer is missing an physical network port then this could be the solution. For instance if you have a Macbook Air with only 1 USB port then this is great it gives you a real network port and 3 USB ports instead of one.

Have a closer look at this USB 2.0 3-PORT Hub with Ethernet

Solitary Bird Mousepad

author Posted by: George on date May 12th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Mouse Pad

It’s a bird on a branch a great mousepad for people who like birds or like tweeting and think of birds that way.

Check out this months mousepad the Solitary Bird Mousepad

Iron Man USB Flash Drive

author Posted by: George on date May 8th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Memory Sticks

With Iron Man 2 in the news you of course are looking in to getting some cool Iron Man stuff and we found this Flash Drive that can show off how cool Iron Man is. OK it is only 4GB but still it is Iron Man.

Check out this Iron Man 4 GB USB Flash Drive

Scosche iKit puts your iPad in the car

author Posted by: George on date May 3rd, 2010 | filed Filed under: iPad

OK so now you have your iPad and you love it I hope and you love it so much that you take it everywhere.

I can see myself enjoying it on the road with maps on it and my music.

But a loose iPad in a car is not that safe is it.

Scosche is working on a kit that mounts your iPad to your dash. Go check out the video below and see how it works.

The idea is great and it looks pretty nice to. What I don’t like is that the radio is gone 🙁 this way you can only listen to music from the iPad no more local stations that tell you about traffic or weather. Maybe it would work better if they make this holder on a arm you can move.

What do you think?