Scosche goBAT II portable charger
You're out and about, and your tablet's battery falls empty. Here's a handy emergency gadget that will sort you out. There are plenty of back-up batteries around, but Scosche's offering stands out by including not just the usual 1A USB port but also a second, 2.1A port specifically for a tablet, be it an iPad, a Galaxy Tab or whatever. Both ports can be used simultaneously. Inside sits a 5000mAh li-ion battery, and there's a handy level indicator to show how much juice is left.
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Vogel's RingO wall-mount kit
Vogel specialises in kit for mounting TVs onto walls, and now it's got gadgetry to help you do the same with tablets. It RingO system incorporates small cylinders that are screwed to the wall wherever you want your tablet to go, and cases for the slates that clip securely to the mounts, ready for reading recipies in the kitchen - stick it onto a cupboard - or controlling your home's Sonos system. The case is easy to unhook too, when you want to take your tablet away with you. Vogel also makes a seat-back mount that the case clips to as well.
Price £110 (all-in-one pack) £80 (iPad holder plus wall mount)
£37 (wall mount) £60 (car mount) £58 (iPad holder)
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Ten... tablet survival accessories
Don't know how old your car is, but most people's cars have alternators not dynamos
Re: £110 for a wall mount?
Not if you use iNails and the accompanying app (sold seperately). Manufactured to DoD specs using aerospace grade Unobtanium, iNails are polymer coated to ensure minimal splintering as they pass through the screen. To apply these correctly you'll need...
Did it really have to be split over 5 separate pages?
Does no-one know how to scroll down a webpage?
How come we manage that OK on the comments pages?
Re: no less functional than a laptop
Sure a tablet is the wrong tool for the job if you are churning out code, but its getting to the point where is not as silly as it sounds.
I work on a large business application, and I can log in via a VPN and view/compare/edit code, look at code package release status and issue tracking systems perfectly well via Safari my (3rd gen iPad). Most tools I use have Web interfaces or SSH access. External keyboards help when editing code, but not a big deal for quick patches.
I can fire up my iPad and be looking at the system status far faster than my HP ProBook (running Win 7) wakes from sleep and logs in.
Only remaining downsides at the moment is no native SQLDeveloper style client (though I haven't looked for one to be honest) and not being able to use external screens effectively. At the end of the day, the only major differences between my laptop and iPad for development are the peripherals (i.e. screens) and OS. Peripherals are getting less important, and I develop across multiple OS"s anyway using VM's so the underlying OS is pretty irreverent
Sometimes the best computer is the one that you have on you.
Okay not everyone is a twat then, fair point. There are some people who would like their iPads on the wall for various reasons, I think cooking and boats come under my small flat point though seeing as both tend to be small in the main.
I am not unimaginative either - I just think having a tablet computer on the wall looks shit. I imagined it and in my mind's eye it looked shit, sorry.