Thanks to @BarryHayes for sending this in. This is the ultimate iPad accessory! It turns your iPad into a mini arcade. It’s fully functional and even includes speakers, a sub woofer and power adapter. The apps are free in the app store and only work with this accessory. Some of the games listed are Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Qbert, & Super Steve Brothers. The cost is $149.99 and is availabe from thinkgeek.com.
This is awesome! I would so do this if I had money laying around, but I don’t. This video is of a car stereo shop named “Sound Man Car Audio” based out of Santa Clarita, CA. They are documenting the install of an iPad into the dash of a Toyota. This video is only the first day of the install, so more will come. They also have some documentation on how to integrate an iPod touch or iPhone into your car audio system.
On The day of the iPad release, we were able to start our planned iPad project. We chose to use the iPad as the only source for the vehicles entertainment system. The dock connector will plug into a cable that runs to a Onkyo ND-S1 which will send the digital signal from the iPad directly into an Audison Bit One. The Bit One will then act as the D/A converter, and will also process the audio signal. The Bit One also has a great controller for adjusting the volume and audio settings. The amplifier we chose is the McIntosh MCC406M. Stay tuned for the rest of the build. You’ll be able to find all the pictures and videos on this page as they become available.
Oh boy, he is at it again… the Will It Blend guy has tried his hand at blending the iPad. I distinctly remember watching aghast as he blended an iPhone two years ago. For those of you sick of all the iPad talk… you might enjoy watching this video. Personally, it made me cringe a little. Especially at the beginning!
We heard that it probably wouldn’t take long for the iPad to be jailbroken and it’s true. A few devs have been at work since they picked up or received their iPads and it seems they are into the file system. Here are some tweets and a video from the devs on their progress:
Today we decided to visit the Apple store in our area to check out the new iPad. We went in about an hour after they opened and there was still a pretty big line. This is a picture of the line a friend of mine took just a little while before we got there.
Once we got there I asked the staff if I had to stand in line to buy something other than the iPad. She said no and that I could go right in and if I wanted I could look at an iPad. I went in and bought my Airport Extreme and checked out the iPad after I was done. It is very amazing and I can’t wait to get one. I did notice that it was a little heavier than I thought and my arm did get tired after standing and holding it for a while. Still, amazing. Anyway, while I was standing there showing it to my wife I saw the news videographer setting up for a shot inside the store. I told my wife and we tried to act normal. Later, I forgot all about it and someone ended up telling me on Facebook that they saw me on the 6:00 news. I caught a later airing and here’s the video and a screenshot from the few seconds we were famous… [Read more...]
Ok, so I’m jealous, but that’ s ok. Later I will not stand in line for my iPad 3G. We will be going out to our Apple store today to check out the new device. Our mall opened at 7am and the Apple store is opening at 9am. Here are some videos of lines and stores opening across the US.
Short Hills, NJ
I’ve found even more great apps custom designed for the iPad. These are apps I plan on installing or would recommend for your new iPad. This time I’ve added links directly to the App Store so if you’re on your iPad, you can just click to bring you right to the app. unfortunately I haven’t found a nice button for the iPad App Store yet so you’ll have to use the iPhone one for now :(
This is the task management app I use on my iPhone and my Mac. Now, having it for my iPad I will be able to stop carrying around a clipboard. I mostly just use the iPhone app for adding tasks when I’m mobile because there’s just not enough screen size to see the full task name. A recent update to the iPhone app did allow for landscape view which helped.
HTML Edit ($6.99)
I’ve never used this before on my iPhone but it looks pretty useful. It lets you login to your webpages and connect to them via FTP. Then you can download the page’s HTML and edit it. Then upload it back up to your server.
The App Store has officially opened up to iPad apps. I’ve heard there are over 1,000 already! I’ve been browsing through them and found some great ones already. I am blown away by developers creativity and can’t wait to see even more apps that are still in development. Here’s some shots of the ones I’m looking to get once I get my iPad. Btw, I am getting one but I’m waiting for the 3G version. It’s estimated to be released about 30 days after the iPad launch which is April 3rd.
BBC News (Free)
Here are a few previews of apps coming to the iPad. I’ll try to post some more as they are released. If you find any that are worth sharing, please let us know in the comments.
- Price: $0.99
- Detailed, photo-realistic game tables, boards and pieces
- A virtual deck of cards with the ability to deal, flip and shuffle
- Intuitive controls and gesture recognition
- Checkers, Chess, and cards games
- Multuple Checkers, Chess, and cards table graphics
- Simulated physics
- Free updates
I haven’t really been excited about the new iBooks Store coming on the new iPad because I just don’t read a lot of books. I read online all the time, just not books. Anyway, this bit of news got me excited about the iBooks Store. Apparently the entire collection of books in the Gutenberg Project will be in the iBooks Store. This includes over 30,000 books that are out of copyright. Some of those books include: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Through the Looking-Glass.
This is a hilarious comic from FoxTrot about the iPad and the future of comics. If you know of any other comics that include the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, share them in the comments!
I noticed that when Steve Jobs was doing his demo of the new iPad, he quickly skipped over areas of webpages that had flash on them. There was, just like the iPhone, a little blue cube where the flash belongs. This has disappointed everyone that the new device won’t support flash. Most likely, Apple doesn’t allows flash on it’s iPhone, iPod touch and new iPad because it doesn’t want users bypassing the paid for App Store for free flash game sites.
Anyway, Apple was displaying their iPad on their website with the flash working. Not sure how they missed this one but they have now updated the images. This would mean they do not intend to have flash working on the device any time soon.
The new iPad from Apple was released yesterday. It will come is a few different configurations. You can get it with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage. You can also get it with or without the 3G connection for an extra $130. The non 3G version will be available within 60 days and for added 3G it will be 90 days. Below is the pricing structure:
$499 – 16GB wifi
$629 – 16GB wifi + 3G
$599 – 32GB wifi
$729 – 32GB wifi + 3G
$699 – 64GB wifi
$829 – 64GB wifi + 3G
The 3G service will be available in the US through AT&T for $14.99 for 250MB per month or $29.99 for unlimited per month. There is no contract and no cancellation fee. The iPad will be unlocked so you can use it with any carrier that supports micro SIM cards. It’s also a data only connection. There are possibilities of VOIP calls but no phone app comes with it.