The Kindle Paperwhite is a great ereader as you can use outside in the bright sun without losing anything from the display. So that makes it great for holidays, but there is a risk here as taking it holiday means relaxing on the beach, by the pool and in the bar, all these places have liquids that can play havoc with electrical devices.
However, there could an answer from Waterfi and its the standard second generation Kindle Paperwhite device that has been fully waterproofed, so this means that water or any other liquid is not going to touch this Kindle Paperwhite at all. This means that this device can be taken just about anywhere without the fear of it being damaged by liquids.
So, now this Kindle can be taken where no other Kindle Paperwhite has gone before, the pool, the bath and on the beach, should the worse happen and for some reason it is covered in water, it does not matter. In fact, this waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite is good down to a depth of 210 feet, so a little spill is not going to make any difference.
The great thing is that if you leave the beach and your new Kindle is covered in wet sand, all you have to do is rinse off under a tap of running water and then let it dry out in the sun. You friends, family and anyone else will be standing there in total amazement at what you are doing. So when the device switches on with no problems, they will all be impressed.
The cost of this Kindle is around £150 or $240, which is about 50% more expensive than a regular Kindle Paperwhite device, so the initial outlay could be worth it in the long run, if you are planning on taking the device where there is water or other liquids freely flowing.
Around seventy million people around the world use sign language to communicate, this is fine if the person that they are trying to communicate with can understand what they are saying, otherwise it is just another language and the message is not getting through.
There is hope in the pipeline, from a start up called MotionSavvy they have the idea of using the technology available in tablet devices together with their clever software to make communicating through sign language easy for all. It works because the tablet is able translates the sign language into either text or voice.
However, it will also work the other way around, using the tablets built in microphone MotionSavvy is able to translate the voice into text. It might be slower than having a face to face conversation, but it is much better than struggling to get people to understand each.
MotionSavvy provides some common ground allowing those who use sign language as their primary method of communicating to speak to anyone and visa versa, this one idea that really could change the lives of millions of people forever and that is something that does not come along every day.
It is early days for MotionSavvy at the moment, so it is not available just yet. However, they have secured some investment and therefore it should be well on the way very soon and we cannot wait to see how this device progresses over the next few months.
One of the real pains about buying accessories for a tablet or Smartphone is if you change the device you have to change the accessories too. This is no laughing matter and one reason why some people stick to the same device or brand, which limits the choices available to the consumer. However, that is not the case when it comes to the handcrafted Cydeburns stands, as they are fully adjustable to fit most tablets and smartphones. Not only that, this stand looks stunning as each one is made from solid handcrafted wood and finished with brass features.
The Cydeburns are available in either American Black Walnut, which is a darker colour or for a lighter look, there is the American Cherry to pick. If you are worrying about a storage and transportation there is no need as each set of Cydeburns come with a smart Horween leather pouch. You can get your hands on set of these handcrafted Cydeburns by pre ordering them from just £20, with delivery expected to be by the end of the summer.
For almost twenty years we have been hearing about paperless offices and yet if you go in many offices they are tripping over paper. But finally Sony think that they have the solution with Digital Paper. It is more than just an e-ink display, it has proper resolution, its light and has enough on board storing to get anyone through the day. The Digital Paper device comes with a high contrast reflective display offering a 1200 x 1600 of pixel resolutions which is clear enough for the text to be read clearly, even in daylight. The Internal storage is 4 GB which should be enough for around 2,800 PDF files of around 1 MB each, but this can be expanded with the slot for a micro SD card.
It comes with a handy built-in Wi-Fi functionality for file sharing over a wireless connection. It is thin and light measuring around .26 inches, which is about the thickness of thirty sheets of paper and it weighs in at 12.6 oz. Finally it comes with the Sony rechargeable lithium-ion battery, that according to Sony will provide the user with up to three weeks use on a single charge. Digital Paper from Sony is going on sale in May, which is great if this is the sort of thing that you need for your business, the downside is the $1,100 price, obviously as with all new products the price is high, but wow that is high.
Tablet wars are certainly taking off with the UK’s top supermarkets coming out with their own branded seven inch Android powered tablets. Adli have teamed up with German based consumer electronics giant Medion for their tablet. It only comes in black, but it runs apps from Google Play and so it is fully compatible with Android powered smartphones allowing the user to switch devices but stay with the same apps.
The Medion Lifetab tablet comes with a neat seven inch (17.8 cm) multi touch HD display with a 1024 x 600 of pixel resolution. It is powered by the ARM Cortex A9 Quad core processor with 1.6 GHz and will be running on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. There are two camera with this device, the first is the 0.3 mega pixel front web camera with an integrated microphone and the other is a 2.0 mega pixel camera on the rear. There is an Integrated speaker system and there is a handy built in orientation sensor.
The Medion seven inch tablet will be available to buy from Aldi stores with the attractive price tag of £80!
Here comes another tablet in the Xperia range from Sony, we remember this range simply because these devices are waterproof. Anyone who has ever been at the receiving end of a soaked smartphone or tablet, will understand the value of a waterproof device. However, there is much more to the Xperia than just waterproofing, it is slim and light too! So what else can we expect to be seeing with the Xperia Z2 tablet, well it comes with a 10.1 capacitive touch screen with on screen QWERTY keyboard, as well offering the user a TFT display with a 1920 x 1200 of pixel resolutions. It will be running on the Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat) operating system, powered by the 2.3 GHz Qualcomm APQ8074+MSM8974AB quad core processor and the Adreno 330 controlling the graphics.
As mentioned earlier, the Xperia Z2 tablet is fully waterproof to IP55 and IP58 standards and it is dust resistant to the IP55 standard. There is a powerful 8.1 mega pixel camera with 16 x digital zoom and a front facing camera offering 2.2 mega pixels at 1080p. As for the size, it measures up at 172 mm (L) x 266 mm (W) x 6.4 mm (L) (6.8 x 10.47 x 0.25 inches) and weighs in at just 439 grams (15.49 oz). Although new and not even on the market yet, expect to pay around £500 for this waterproof tablet device.
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There is nothing worse than seeing a very cool looking dock for a smartphone or tablet device, only to find out that it is only compatible with the devices that you do not own! It happens a lot and it also means that when you change your smartphone or tablet to another make, the dock has to be replaced too! This is something that goes on all the time, but with the Infinity Dock that is no longer going to be a problem. It has been designed and built to very high standards using high quality materials. However, the most important factor is that it will work with all of your devices.
Therefore, with this dock, it makes no difference if you use an Android or iOS powered smartphone or tablet, it is going to be compatible with the Infinity Dock. There is even a choice of colour from; matte black, champagne, frosted silver and matte blue, so this a dock that can offer the user universal usage and a choice of colours too.
If you like the look of the Infinity Dock then it is available for pre order starting from around $80 or £49 with an expected delivery time in the Summer.
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If there is one thing that is annoying when a new device is launched, it’s when it’s only usable by one manufactures devices, which is not an issue with the Paradock because it can take all smartphone and tablets with ease, making it the only dock you are ever going to need. The reason why this dock is good for this job is that it weighs in at three and half pounds, which gives it stability no matter what its holding, tablet, smartphone or both! Yes, you can dock two devices at once in the Paradock, without the fear of it tipping over and leaving your precious gear on the floor, which is never a good experience as it normally happens when the office is full.
The Paradock is going to be launching this summer, but they are already taking pre orders starting from $70 or £43, keeping your tablets and smartphones on your desk will never be the same again.
We have all been there before, you need a pen and just have a stylus, or you could really use a touch screen stylus but you only have a pen available. Well thanks to that well known disposal pen maker Bic they have come with a solution, the Bic Cristal 2-in-1 Stylus Pen (Pack of 3). The pen is a standard Bic Cristal with a 1.0 mm ball point pen with built in ink cartridge, while the stylus feature is on the other end with a soft pad that is suitable for most capacitive touch screen displays. It is the ideal two in one pen for tablet owners. The cost of these excellent Bic pens with Stylus feature will cost around £9 or $15 for a pack of three pens.
Tablet devices are great for mobile working, but when it comes to doing actual work on a laptop is better and easier! However, that does not mean that tablets are going out of fashion quite the opposite in fact, it just means that the tablet owner needs a bit of help. In this case, we are looking at the new Logitech Pro Keyboard it has been designed specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 or the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet devices. The device has a couple functions, the first being a handy case for protecting the device, using the Essential Protection System (E.P.S.) that protects the back and the front of the device. While the other is that of a keyboard and suddenly the tablet becomes a useful tool for mobile working. The keyboard is a full size version with all of the standard keys and it even comes with its own built in battery pack so it is not going use the tablets battery supply. The user is able to use the keyboard either flat on a table or in an upright position similar to the angle of a netbook.
The Logitech Pro Keyboard is going to cost you around £110 or $184 when it launches soon.
Source: Gear Zap