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Tech Review – Pogo on the Go

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Tech Review – Pogo on the Go

With the sudden flux of the artistic stylus hitting the market for tablets. It’s been interesting to see how they all compare. Wacom has the most recent addition with its Intous Creative Stylus.

Now it seems like a good time to visit the stylus that in my opinion started it all: Ten 1 Design’s Pogo Connect. While I’ve had experience with previous models Ten 1 shipped me the latest model with exchange tips, promising not only a unique way to do your artwork but a more realistic feel.

So how does the latest Pogo Connect hold up? Are the nibs the ultimate answer for the mobile artist?

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Tech Review – Intous Creative Stylus

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Tech Review – Intous Creative Stylus

One of the toughest parts of being an artist is staying up to date on all the latest tech. This couldn’t be illustrated better then the 90s, where every artist I knew was making the migration to digital. This was far from the easiest transition, but there was a company helped take the sting out of it. They developed what was known as a graphic tablet, better known as Wacom. Measuring in at a mere 4 x 4 inches square, it came with the promise of being able to draw in a program called Photoshop 4.0.

Fast forward to today and a lot has changed, Wacom is still at the forefront of the Digital Art medium. The tablet market is certainly taking off, and the word itself makes people think of a device like an iPad. I’ve been waiting for Wacom to make a leap into this new medium. And leap they have, developing the Intous Creative Stylus.

How does this stylus compare to others that already exist on the market? Is this the ultimate in tech for the mobile digital artist?

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[CES 2012] iLuv Showcases New Array of WorkStation Products

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[CES 2012] iLuv Showcases New Array of WorkStation Products

Award-winning peripheral manufacturer iLuv displayed a wide selection of tablet and smartphone accessories at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

Newest on iLuv’s list is its WorkStation Series, a lineup of combined docking stations seeking to fill the niche normally occupied by stationary desktop or netbook PCs. The iMM517 WorkStation Pro includes speakers and a mounting stand and is compatible with a Bluetooth keyboard, while the WorkStation iMM737 incorporates a built-in laptop-style keyboard. The Professional WorkStation Portfolio iCK826 combines a tablet case for the iPad and iPad 2 with an incorporated kickstand and a detachable Bluetooth keyboard. These models are compatible with a range of Apple products (including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Nano), while the similar iSK912 and iSK914 are equivalents of the iCK826 for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 respectively. The iSM527 WorkStation Pro is compatible with both Samsung products as a parallel for the iMM517.

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iPad Survives 100,000+ Foot Fall From Space

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iPad Survives 100,000+ Foot Fall From Space

All-around invincible padding manufacturer G-Form has one-upped a previous iPad stress test by a hundred thousand feet or so.

Not many companies would decide to test the brute strength of their cases by sending them to the edge of our atmosphere. Then again, not many companies are as serious about game-changing innovation.

There’s some bickering over the test parameters but, discounting the assumed terminal velocity the rig reaches, it’s an impressive view. Watch for yourself:

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Tablet Attraction: Our Burning Desire for the Kindle Fire

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Tablet Attraction: Our Burning Desire for the Kindle Fire

In April 2010 Apple released the iPad to the public, launching the subsequent race to capture this audience with faster, more functional, and shinier tablets.   All have failed, with the iPad representing 75% of tablet sales in 2010, with an expected increase to 83% by the end of 2011.  On November 15th this year, a challenger will arise, aiming to topple Apple’s reign on the tablet market.

It is the Kindle Fire—the feisty contender coming out on November 15th from Amazon we’re dying to tell you about.  But first, some exposition:

We have been drooling over this kind of technology ever since the members of Starfleet started strutting around with their fancy PADDs (Personal Access Display Device, for the Trekkie-challenged).  We feebly attempted to reproduce the PADDs with PDAs, beginning with the notable Apple Newton. But, encountering failure, we could only settle with fantasies of glossy handheld screens in the decades to come.

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The Extreme Portfolio Can Survive A Sixty Foot Drop (Bet You Can’t Do That)

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The Extreme Portfolio Can Survive A Sixty Foot Drop (Bet You Can’t Do That)

Ever wanted to drop your iPad from sixty feet up?  Me neither.  But just in case you are doing some cherry picking with your iPad, G-Form has you covered.  The makers of the Extreme Sleeve have now debuted their Extreme Portfolio case, the first portfolio case to use RPT (Reactive Protection Technology).  The Extreme Portfolio is selectively reinforced with polycarbonate and RPT and features: an adjustable easel stand, a sleeve for documents, and a reversible zipper.  The Extreme Portfolio also contours to multiple tablets, including the iPad, the iPad 2, the Xoom, and others.   The Extreme Portfolio is available for pre-order now, and pre-orders will begin shipping on August 11.  Check the video for proof of the Extreme Portfolio’s durability.

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Pixelated Geek has finally mobilzed

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Pixelated Geek has finally mobilzed

Thanks to the coding genius of our Web Dev, James M, and the art of our Creative Director, Andrew P., we now have a fully functional mobile website.  Just in time for all the E3 news too. All you have to do is head on over to PixelatedGeek.com on your mobile device or iPad, and BAM! You’ll be redirected to a whole new world, specially designed for your finger tips. If you’re already on your mobile device or iPad, then this isn’t news to you.

[E3 2011] Thanks to Swagbag Prize Sponsor: Ten One Design

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[E3 2011] Thanks to Swagbag Prize Sponsor: Ten One Design

Another item in our huge E3 swagbag that we are giving away, is an iPad accessory by Ten One Design.  If you need that analog stick feel for your iPad gaming needs, this is what you need.  Great for games like Sonic the Hedgehog.

Ten One Design: Fling

Tactile game controller for iPad offers ultimate control over any game with virtual joystick

  • Unique spiral design creates physical resistance to give gamers greater directional control
  • Works with any iPad game with a directional pad, or virtual joystick
  • Transparent and flexible design provides an unrestricted view of all on-screen action
  • Suction cups allow simple on-screen attachment and detachment for spontaneous gaming sessions
  • Included microfiber bag is ideal for on-the-go storage and doubles as a screen cleaning cloth
  • Available with Ice, Ninja or Ultraviolet accents

Available at: TenOneDesign.com
Price: $19.95 (1-pack) or $29.95 (2-pack)
Website: www.TenOneDesign.com

 

iPad 2: Now With More Indestructibility!

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iPad 2: Now With More Indestructibility!

When something as shiny and precious as the iPad 2 is released, many will go to great lengths to keep it in pristine condition.  Leave it to the folks at G-Form to create an iPad 2 case keeps the device within completely unharmed, even when run over by a car.

So now when our computer overlords finally take over, they’ll be completely indestructible.

Check out the video below.

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Review: Poker with Bob [iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad]

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Review: Poker with Bob [iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad]

Poker with Bob is an app that is available on iTunes for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for $.99.

Story

Poker with Bob is the riveting tale of Bob, a man with no legs and a chin too big for his face. Resigned to a life of solitude, his only solace comes from the endless games of poker to which he challenges you.

Really, though, what do you want from me? It’s a poker game. Any scrap of story would only weigh down the game with unnecessary deails.

Gameplay

Well, that sure is poker. Albeit a more convenient, handheld version of poker that doesn’t require face-to-face contact like the real version does. But still, if you don’t like poker, there’s little the game could do to convince you to like it.

The mechanics, however, pleasantly surprised me. Poker actually transferred very well to a touch screen environment – there are no complicated finger swipes or patterns to attempt, only buttons to tap.

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