Tapping on a screen for an e-mail is just fine and dandy for a quick e-mail but what about when you need to compose a lengthy reply or, god forbid, write a review? As much as I love my iPad, I sometimes miss the basic keyboard. That's why Kensington developed the KeyFolio which serves as your case and stand, and adds a wireless keyboard.
The rubberized keys not only cushion your iPad screen from bumps and scratches when the folio is closed, but if you spill a cup of coffee on it (oh, like that has never happened to you!) it just wipes off.
And since the case is "magnet-free" it doesn't interfere with the iPad's digital compass. In just the few days that I've had it, it's become my favorite case.
$99.99 from Kensington.
iPad keyboard - pros and cons
Lugging around a heavy keyboard to go with a lightweight mobile device may be too much of a contradiction for some people, but how about this laser keyboard? All you have to carry around is this little cube. You can preorder from Celluon for May delivery, for about two hundred bucks. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, tablet PC, and most other devices.
The Singularity is Near. Humans may soon be able to control robots with our minds. Scientists at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the University of Pittsburgh have already shown that monkeys can control a robotic arm with their minds. And if a monkey can do it, . . .
Funding has been granted to start human clinical trials.
Via CNET News.
The best part of the KISS-FM Grammy suite, besides all the free gear of course, it the scruffy musicians wandering around, totally unfamiliar with the award show gifting concept. Hoobastank picked up some scented gold and silver nail polish by Tuff Scent, while Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) admired the Haute House PR line of Code -SC suncare products with names like "I Always Wear Protection." We can't wait to try their men's moisturizer, "Distinguished, My Ass."
Techies (like us) marveled at the "Make My Case" line at the Distinctive Assests lounge, which allows users to create their own original composition by re-mixing the designs of graphic artists, including Joshua Davis, Deanne Cheuk, Thomas Hooper and more, while beauty junkies (still us), loaded up on shampoo and conditioner with "diamond dust" (by Alfaparf Milano.)
Our favorite awards show jewelry line was there, Fierce http://dressfierce.com/482/, which designs sparklies perfect for catching the camera. Privacy showcased their new t-shirt line, which benefits go breast cancer charities.
Red Light PR demonstrated the EQ Love band which uses in-built eight encoded frequencies to help find better harmony and balance in the world around us. Athletes already use them so we'll give it a try.
Taylor Momsen , without her band Pretty Reckless, (also known as "Jenny" on Gossip Girl) performed a few acoustic numbers but didn't stick around long enough to get "gifted." Poor girl, but we suppose she has enough free stuff.