Pad & Quill, a fine USA-based maker of handmade cases for the iPad and a number of other devices, is celebrating their two-year anniversary this week. To mark the occasion, they’re doing an anniversary sale – with all domestic shipping free and $10 off international shipping through the weekend.
I’ve got a few of their cases as review units and without giving too much of a spoiler I can say they’re all very impressive and well made. The kind folks at Pad & Quill are also offering a 10% off coupon code for iPad Insight readers for use this weekend.
Just use the code PN2YR at checkout to get 10% off your purchase. P&Q has stylish cases for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Kindle and Nook, and MacBook Air. Check them out during the anniversary sale here: http://www.padandquill.com/
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a photo of my faithful companion and Deputy Editor Dawg. So here he is this morning, a little reluctant to sit still and have his picture taken. I guess he had some serious deputy editing tasks to attend to, most of which are best carried out while snoozing heavily it seems.
This was taken with my iPad 3 with a Cobalt effect applied with just a couple taps in the lovely Photo Toaster app.
Hope the weekend is off to a good start for all of you.
ZAGG have started off their 2 day Memorial Day sale today. The sale is on for today and tomorrow, May 28 and May 29, and includes deals for 20% off keyboards and cases and 50% off almost everything else they sell.
One great bargain that jumps off their pages right away is their ZAGGfolio keyboard case for the new iPad 3. It’s reduced from $99.99 to $79.99. The ZAGGfolio features the best keyboard I’ve seen yet on any iPad keyboard case and is a strong product all the way around.
There’s also great deals to be had on a number of other ZAGG keyboards, ZAGGskins to protect and decorate the back of your iPad, and a lot of their other iPad and iOS related accessories.
Head over to the main ZAGG Memorial Day Sale page to see all they’ve got on offer.
Over the last few years the tradition of holiday weekend sales among iPad app publishers and iPad accessory vendors seems to have continually gained momentum. Holiday weekends are now a great time to find lots of bargains on iPad and iOS apps and accessories.
With Memorial Day weekend nearly here, these sort of sales are already in full swing. Here are some that have caught my eye this morning:
EA iPad (and iOS) Games Memorial Day Sale
Nearly 49 EA games on sale at up to 90% off – a few examples:
- Real Racing 2 HD: $6.99 to $1.99;
- Trenches II for iPad: $2.99 to $0.99
- Risk The Official Game for iPad: $6.99 to $1.99
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 for iPad: $9.99 to $1.99
- Flight Control HD: $4.99 to $0.99
Here’s an App Store link for all EA iPad games – take a look there for lots of these holiday sale deals.
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John C. Welch has written a very good article for arstechnica about the iPad as an additional tool (rather than a straight-up laptop replacement) for sysadmins and IT professionals.
Welch gives a very good rundown of what the iPad is capable of, and what it can’t (yet) be used for – where it can prove useful day to day and where a laptop or desktop PC is really needed. It’s interesting to see that in some cases the limitations are due to lack of appropriate apps for a task, rather than it being impossible to consider the iPad for a particular job.
Here’s just a small excerpt from his piece:
The iPad, on the other hand, is quite enjoyable to use for sysadmin tasks. For one, the size is just about perfect. It’s big enough that even my ape-like paws can type at a reasonable speed, manipulate screen elements, etc. It’s not so big that you can’t easily carry it, but it’s big enough that you can wedge it into a rack or prop it up on a CD tray so the display is easily accessible. … Don’t get me wrong, I love my 17” MacBook Pro and am definitely a fan of that beast. But there are times when it’s just too big for the situation and an iPhone is too small. The iPad’s superior battery life is also of no small comfort when you’re in a situation where you won’t be able to plug the device into AC power for some time.
I worked as a network engineer, network manager, and IT consultant for many years – and I would’ve loved to have had an iPad as an additional tool, for some of the very same use-cases as Welch talks about.
The whole article is a very good read, check it out at arstechnica when you have a chance.