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Need an iPad 2 Dock Just Like the One in the Apple Store? Here’s One

iPad2DisplayDock

If you want to make your iPad 2 feel just like its relatives on display in Apple stores, here’s the dock you need – the iPad 2 Display Dock from newPCgadgets. 

This is the ultimate charging base designed to give you the same professional look that Apple uses for their displays.

The dock is made of clear acrylic, has a recessed base that holds the iPad 2 in landscape mode, and makes for a nice charging / display stand for your iPad 2 and an iPhone or iPod Touch.

The iPad 2 Display Dock goes for $74.95 and you can see more detail on it or place an order here: http://newpcgadgets.com/products/ipad_pedestal/index.html#

I’m going to try to get a review unit – so I may have more to say on this one soon.

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Featured iPad Accessory: Stabile iPad Stand

 

Stabile iPad Stand

OK, as I’ve admitted here before, I like iPad stands. Like them a lot, possibly a tad more than you should. I have three favorite iPad stands already – and seeing this one reviewed by my friend Larry Greenberg’s RunaroundTech site  makes me feel like I could soon have four.

It’s four pounds of steel. Stable, solid steel too apparently – and that’s my favorite kind when it comes to iPad stands.

Kidding aside, I really like having a good, solid iPad stand on my desk, and I love how this one is generously proportioned enough to allow for using just about any case with it. Here’s the list of key features for it:

    • Solid American steel, nearly 4 lbs.
    • Anti-tip low and user focused center of gravity
    • Artistic shape and design without or with a case or skin
    • Proven 55° viewing angle in portrait or landscape
    • Spilt back™ cable management
    • Finish
      • Silver – Matching Apple keyboard
      • White – Low texture
      • Black – Low texture
    • 4 holding pad locations (Santoprene 3M) available as spare part
    • 4 stabilization non-skid black feet (Polyurethane 3M) available as spare part
    • iPad 2, iPad Original

These are made in the USA, in the state I grew up in (Connecticut) by a company called Thoughtout. I’ve requested a review unit. If you want to see more details or place an order (they go for $49.99) see the Thoughtout page for them here: http://www.thoughtout.biz/products/Stabile.html

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MC Nano – New, Smaller MicroFiber Cloth with Big iPad Screen Cleaning Powers

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So … until late last year I was blissfully unaware of how exciting a microfiber cleaning cloth can be. I thought they were all much of a muchness – as in, not a whole bunch of difference between one and another. Then I got a chance to try out Mobile Cloth, and I discovered that it’s far easier to use and far more effective than any others, and I was excited about a screen cleaning cloth.

Ever since then, Mobile Cloth has been one of my least glamorous but most favorite iPad accessories. Now I’ve got a new favorite – Mobile Cloth’s cool new little brother, the MC Nano, which I’ve been trying out this week leading up to its public release. It’s right around 1/4 the size of the original Mobile Cloth, but is still just as effective.

It still gets the iPad screen clean with just a few quick wipes and with minimal effort – and the Nano is small enough to be a much more portable solution. This is one you can easily tuck into an iPad case pocket or your own pocket to have it around for on-the-go screen touchups.

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