Belkin, one of the world’s top technology company for nearly 30 years, shared the ultimate keyboard case for iPad Mini and iPad Air at CES 2014.
Also known as the QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case, the new Belkin keyboard case is especially designed for iPad Air. It is a fully-protective case that protects your iPad from all angles and sides; it has three magnetically secure viewing angles so that you can tap your iPad all day long and not having to worry about it falling over.
It also allows you to adjust your iPad at a multiple angles, making the viewing angles even more secure and giving you a comfortable typing experience no matter where you’re at.
The battery life on this new keyboard case is 220+ hours of type time but idle, it can last up to six months. Besides the adjustable angle, Belkin’s QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case also has an auto wake magnet, which turns your iPad off or on when you close or opens your iPad. It’s also a Bluetooth keyboard so it automatically syncs when you open it and prop the iPad up. No more On-Off switch button just so you can start typing up! When you’re ready to type, simply open your keyboard case and you’re good to go.
Belkin’s QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case offers the best typing experience. The keys are well-spaced and responsive, giving you a natural typing experience as you would on your laptop or PC. It’s also lightweight; even lighter than the iPad itself. Don’t want to use the keyboard? No need to pull your iPad out. All you have to do is fold it up and use it as you would normally use an iPad and not having to worry about unexpectedly typing anything as you’re playing with your iPad.
Produce your audio podcast from home or remotely from your iPad or computer with StudioConnect HD. Griffin Technology—a leader when in accessories for home, mobile, and technology—recently launched an exciting new product that will bring your podcasting into a new level.
The StudioConnect HD is an all-in-one audio interface with two TRS/XLR combo inputs, where each inputs is its own individual channel, allowing the StudioConnect HD to support multi-track recording. Each inputs also has its own gain knob and phantom power. At the back of the unit are a 5-pin MIDI connection, a USB MIDI connection for USB keyboards, and balanced stereo output for studio monitors. The StudioConnect HD is compatible with iOS (30 pin & Lightning) and OS X (USB), with future support for Windows. Plus, you can use not just your laptop or iPad, you can also use your iPod Touch or iPhone, making it even more convenient when you air your audio podcast.
Using the two stereo inputs, you can record 4-channel audio by selecting which instruments you want to use from the left and right stereo inputs. This also allows you to use multiple instrument or microphones at the same time with this USB 2.0 device. And with only $199.99, you can already own this audio interface starting this Fall. Learn more about StudioConnect HD and see how it can take your podcasting into a new height.
After over 20 years of research and based on the emWave2, HeartMath has created the Inner Balance Digital App. The Inner Balance Digital app can help you reduce stress in your life. The product consist of an iOs app which is available for iPad and iPhone and the HeartMath sensor that clips to your ear. It reads your heart and breathing. It trains you through twice a day daily use to main proper breathing of 5 seconds in and 5 seconds out. You also learn to reach a calm aware Zen state where your heart beats at an even rate and its graph looks like rolling hills instead of jagged mountains when you are under stress. The app shows you both your breathing rate and your heart beat. When you are through your results are shown in easy to read graphs and charts.
The sensor and app together should sell around $99.00. Inner Balance Digital app will be available soon at the Inner Balance website. To receive a pre-release version send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GNC first saw Sphero at CES last year and it’s a really cool toy: a rugged waterproof ball controlled from a smartphone or tablet. So what has Sphero been up to in the past year…Todd and Don find out from Ian Bernstein, CTO Founder.
While the hardware is unchanged from last year, Sphero has grown the number and type of companion apps from around 5 apps to over 20 with several produced by third parties. New on the scene is a mixed reality app which uses the tablet or smartphone’s camera to track Sphero and overlay Sharky the Beaver on the device’s screen. It’s particularly fun as the real-world interaction with Sphero creates a relationship with the cartoon character which makes it that bit more believable.
Sphero works with both iOS and Android devices, and retails for around $130. Lots of fun and there’s an SDK if you feel like rolling your own (sorry!)
Finding device covers that really offer waterproofing (as opposed to water resistance) can be a challenge. Lifeproof has concentrated on making devices into truly water capable – testing to at least six feet submersion. The camera lens covers are glass, intended for rugged adventure in places where a camera is not normally found. In a consumer application, this allows parents to get into the pool with their kids while shooting photos or video, and go underwater, without concern on damage of the smartphone. It is available for the iPhone4/4S and iPhone 5, as well as the iPad 2.
The same technology especially important to the medical environment: the multi-touch capability of the iPad is an essential part of the operation, which has become part of the standard kit for emergency responders. Lifeproof has adapted their technology to insure that this capability is not compromised by the protective case. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Daniel J. Lewis, The Audacity To Podcast.
Moving the Newspaper industry into the digital world is a challenge around the world. The tablet reader is probably the best thing that has happened to newspapers – and this new service called PressReader allows you to aggregate over 2300 newspapers from around the world – replicas of thousands of newspapers for a low fee of $30 per month. The traditional business model is no longer sustainable – but online versions of newspapers in web page form is not kept pace. The form factor of the tablet and availability of WiFi has changed the physical delivery of content as well as the mode of consumption. With a natural-feeling reading process, the tablet makes it much more newspaper-like and opens up a whole new group of consumers.
TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Jaime Davis, .
Sturdy mounting systems for smartphones and tablets are sometimes hard to come by. If you have a Hummer or similar rugged off-road vehicle, this might be the smartphone mount for you. Integrated anti-slip backing keeps it on track when not installed and locked in to it’s mount.
Their original product was a CNC-machined base for iPhone charging. Since their manufacturing background includes high performance muffler and exhaust systems for motorcycle racing, it was a natural extension of the capabilities of their shop. The newer systems build on this same rugged approach to design, with the Roc-Form continuing the tradition, being milled from a single block of metal.
Stopped by the Griffin booth and found out about their newest device – the Mic Connect. This is a box that will take any XLR micorophone and connect it to an iPad. The Mic Connect runs on AA batteries and has a +48 switch. That means it will supply the phantom power to a microphone so you can use whatever you choose.
Griffin Mic Connect (Griffin Mic Connect) also uses the 3.5 mm jack instead of the connector. That way you are assured you can use whatever iOS or Android device to record podcasts, music or other audio.
The Griffin Mic Connect is $39.95 and the mount is also $39.95.
Griffin announced at CES it was the first to get accepted as the first 3rd party device to use the Lightning connection for iPad. The Studio Connect is an iPad adaptor that allows users to connect USB devices, microphones or stereo inputs so they can record and edit on the iPad.
The stand allows the iPad to perch in a angle for easy reading. You can simply connect the iPad and use external speakers to watch a movie or play a game.
Put together a mobile video studio using your iPad with this unique solution from CES 2013. Chris Montera checks out the iPad Studio.
John from Padcaster talks with Chris Montera about this mobile studio rig he brought to CES this year. You pop your iPad into the rig which has a lens adaptor and mounting screws for microphone, lights, and monopod or tripod. It can also be used in a hand held mode.
Because of the versatility of the iPad and installed software, the Padcaster rig becomes a complete studio with recording, production, editing and distribution all in one place. The lens adaptor allows for different lens configurations.