It looks lime your local Best Buy store is not going to be the best place to grab an iPad on Launch Day, April 3rd. TUAW has the scoop on the very limited supply of iPads each Best Buy outlet will have:
Planning to skip the Apple Store crowds and sneak over to one of the 670+ Best Buy stores that will be selling the iPad on launch day? Better get there early, as each store will be limited to 15 iPads in stock, and those WiFi-only iPads will be evenly distributed among the three price points.
So they’ll have only 5 of each iPad model. Yikes. I’ve always felt better about going to an Apple store than anywhere else on a big launch day – they always seem to have more stock and to be a lot better organized.
Mike Cane is a real books guy. Books are his thing, as he says. He’s got two very good posts up at his iPad Test site offering his thoughts on the iPad’s iBookstore, after getting a recent sneak peek at it, and highlighting some unexpected free titles in the fledgling store.
He’s got lots of good insights and screenshots, covering everything from pricing levels (which he points out may well not reflect what we’ll see when the store opens) to the rather clunky sorting options offered in the Free Books section.
Hurrrah – there’s a Dashboard widget to show you a precise countdown of how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds are left until the iPad launches.
This is great for me because it means I can not only count on my fingers ‘Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday …’ – I can also bang the F12 key and see that there are precisely 4 days, 11 hours, 3 minutes, and 28 seconds left while I’m writing this. Now I just need one for the iPhone and possibly my car dashboard as well. :)
If you’re in this same sort of sad condition as I am, or even close, here’s where you can grab a free download for the widget:
Sleeker than a common e-reader.
More colorful than the gloomy Sony.
Able to speed through content with a single swipe.
Look! Up in the sky!
It’s a Nook. It’s a Kindle. It’s Super-reader!
Yes, it’s Super-reader – strange visitor from Infinite Loop who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal devices. Super-reader – exceeding your ability to understand how it works, sort of magical, and who, disguised as iPad, so simple… so thin… so light… yet so capable… is changing the way we do things everyday, without so much as a pointing device. Continue reading →
I really like this ‘parody’ song about the iPad. I’m finding it very catchy and easy to hit replay on. My daughter’s parakeet also likes it, and she has displayed nothing but impeccable music tastes in the few weeks we’ve had her.
The idea and lyrics for the song are from technology blogger and YouTuber @pashyn. The singing is by her best friend @uitahiti.
This one will get a lot of plays this week in my house. One more thing it makes me think – given the emphasis on the line in the song, these girls are going to be big users of iPad accessoreeeeeeeez. :)
one early adopter is steve wozniak, who cofounded apple with jobs. woz has already ordered three ipads and plans to camp out in front of an apple store the night before the ipad’s debut, just for kicks. "we all say we want things to be simpler, and now here is this simple thing. i think it will be a huge success," wozniak says."
If you’re after a slick, carbon fiber iPad case, you’ll want to give this new case from DRO Concepts a look.
We are very excited to release our new carbon fiber iPad Case. The only real carbon fiber case available for the Apple iPad. Utilizing a proprietary lay-up of real carbon fiber that is not only incredibly strong but also ultra light (weighs 0.4 lbs). Like all of our carbon fiber products this case is crafted entirely by hand and provides a beautiful high gloss finish. Exotic yet sophisticated styling is topped off with an intelligent design that allows for easy access to the iPad while providing maximum protection. Each of our carbon fiber iPad cases is lined with supple neoprene for additional impact and scratch protection. Just slide the iPad in, close the secure strap, and you are on your way with one amazingly protective and sharp looking case. The iPad case will fit both the Wifi and 3G versions of the Apple iPad.
Man, BGR always seems to have some amazing insider sources. They’ve got a huge gallery of screenshots of upcoming iPad apps and the iPad App Store itself. The BGR guys say the shots look ‘absolutely delicious‘ and I wouldn’t argue with that.
One of the most clever interactive technologies I have encountered can be seen at mypoingo.com. A year of so ago I had the opportunity to provide my youngest 2 glorious OOH-n-AAH! filled days. We immediately fell for the quirky Poingo charm. So much so that we set out to buy her some of her own books. That’s when the magic started to fade. I soon discovered this singular experience to be truly rare indeed, as only a couple of titles were available. Continue reading →