Deals: PowerCube Outlet Expander at 10% Off

PowerCube Outlet Expander

4 Outlets + Dual-USB Port For All Charging & Power Needs + Free Shipping

The PowerCube Outlet Expander is one heck of a handy looking little device for those of us who seem to have an ever-growing collection of mobile devices that need to be kept charged up and ready to go. It’s offers 4 outlets and a dual-USB port in an attractive package and a compact footprint.

It’s our featured deal today – available for $17.95, 10% off its normal price.

Here’s the list of the top features of the PowerCube Outlet Expander:

    • Designed so that plugs never block each other, for max usage
    • Dual USB port for charging cell phones, cameras, tablets, MP3-players, GPS, etc…
    • Use as a standalone tool or pair with the PowerCube Extended or Extended USB for even more outlets
    • ETL and cETL certified
    • Resettable fuse feature that ignites if you exceed 15amps, protecting your electronics

You can see all the details for this offer and place your order at this iPad Insight Deals page.

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iPad App of the Week: 120 Sports

120 Sports iPad app

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is 120 Sports, another very good iPad app for US sports fans that offers up over 10 hours of live programming every day.

One of the nicest things about this app right out of the box is that it doesn’t require any cable subscription or authentication – and it’s a free app too, with no In-App purchases needed or offered.

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Jimmy Fallon Gives Everyone an iPad Air 2 on The Tonight Show

Tonight Show Stocking Stuffers

Everyone in The Tonight Show audience this past Wednesday night went home with a new iPad Air 2, as part of the  ‘Tonight Show Stocking Stuffers’ giveaways running throughout the week.

Fallon left it to The Audience Giveaway Carolers to unveil the iPads, and they did a nice job showing them off.

Tonight Show iPad Giveaway

The lucky audience members looked pretty impressed too.

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Recommended: Jim Dalrymple’s Thoughts on iPad Sales

225 Million iPads Sold

iPad sales have been on a downward trend this year, with quarterly sales figures not matching the previous year and market share decreasing also (though much of that is due to the rise of cheap, white-label tablets).

Some view this as a sign that the iPad has seen its heyday and is now on the decline. Others feel it’s a natural place for the iPad to be in after its first few years on the market.

Jim Dalrymple, who runs The Loop and is famous for his ‘Yep’ pronouncements that are taken as confirmation of any and all Apple rumors, shared some of his thoughts on this subject this week. Here’s a key slice of those:

The great thing for consumers is that the iPad is built so well, people don’t feel the need to upgrade them as often. Apple also ensures the new iOS is compatible with a couple of generations of iPads and developers often do the same with their apps.

When you consider the iPad is either a first device for one segment of the market that isn’t doing high-end computing, or a complement to other devices for another segment, the need to upgrade quickly is low.

People treat their iPad purchases like they treat their computer purchases. …

Simply put, the buying cycle for an iPad is a lot longer than it is for an iPhone.

I think he’s spot-on, and that’s the biggest reason for slowing iPad sales, along with better competition from some Android tablets (I love the Nexus 7) as the years have gone by since the original iPad launch.

Another thing worth noting is that even iPad’s declining sales are still way, way ahead of any single rival device, and they still outsell any single PC model and often sales numbers for entire PC making companies. iPad is still king of the hill by just about any standard in the tablet arena, and any of its rivals (or even most PC vendors) would be more than happy to have its numbers.

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Fleksy 5.0 for iPad: Now With Extensions!

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You know the drill: a new update for Fleksy is released and I inevitably give it a shot, despite the unbelievable instability of all third-party keyboards on iOS 8 thus far. I tried it out because the feature list here really is quite amazing:

  • new themes (OK)
  • new keyboard extension for GIFs (cool)
  • new extension for a numerical pad (great!)
  • new extension to help with cursor movement (cool!!)
  • an even faster way to add punctuations (at last!)

The newly-added extensions are modular, and you can have three of them active at any one time. There are a few more of them, but I only tried the ones I was actually interested in today.

I actively tested Fleksy 5.0 at work and experienced at least 10 crashes across my iPhone and iPad, which is too bad, because this keyboard really is awesome. I really, really want to use it, but the stability in iOS 8 just isn’t there yet, and there are too many times where I’m left with a simply blank keyboard. It’s astounding that Apple hasn’t fixed this yet.

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Using iCloud Photo Library for Storing Videos

I’ve now got all of my home videos across all of my devices, accessible via iCloud Photo Library. I’ve done a little bit of testing over the last few weeks and can now report on how iCloud Photo Library performs for on-demand video viewing. First off, videos don’t ever appear to download as optimized versions. […]

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Sponsor Thanks: Mobile Cloth

My thanks to Mobile Cloth for being a site sponsor again this week. I’ve been using them for years now and they’re still the best, fastest cleaning cloths for my iPad and all my other touch-screen devices. I always have at least one with me at work, and usually both sizes. These really do make […]

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iPad Art: The Majestic Forgiver

Lions are certainly among the more powerful animals on earth, and I have to say this iPad painting is almost powerful and striking enough to stand comparison with a lion. It’s titled ‘The majestic forgiver’ and is the work of Woon Tien David Chong. Here are the artist’s own words on this iPad painting: “The […]

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Apple’s Email Promo of iPad as Holiday Gift

Apple is promoting the iPad as a holiday gift with the slogan “From one gift come many”.  It’s an excellent strapline to highlight how versatile the iPad is, and the accompanying text expands on the idea: Let them prepare a feast. Choreograph a recital. Organize a toy drive. And take their entire songbook caroling. Give […]

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