If you’re actually trying to get some work done on your tablet or phone, instead of just consuming media, then you most likely need a keyboard. It’s either that, or switch out your tablet for a MacBook Air or netbook.
This story certainly proves that you can polish a turd, but that doesn’t mean you can sell it. The Blackberry Playbook has been a big bag of fail in the tablet world only bested by the quick failure of the HP TouchPad.
Tablets are fantastic little devices, and you can certainly replace your notebook with one if you want to for light word processing and general computer work. The fact is that for most of us, the on-screen keyboard really sucks.
Oh those silly knock-off kings, otherwise known as Shanzai. They have a long and proud history of ticking copyright-holders off and flipping them the bird. In this case, they are flipping Rovio the bird, with this Angry Birds tablet.
A couple of years ago the Indian government announced that they were working on a $10 (USD) laptop to help make technology and education accessible to their poor citizens. I didn’t take their plan seriously, but they sure did.
HP failed miserably with its TouchPad tablet making zero splash on the tablet market. The TouchPad quickly failed and the only thing that was good about the entire thing was that the fire sale that sold off the remaining TouchPad inventory saw people getting the tablets for under $100 – and those tablets are now being hacked to run Android.
When you think of a tablet, images of an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab or a Kindle Fire probably pop into your head right away. Regardless of what brand of tablet you’re thinking, the picture in your head is probably a rectangular, touchscreen tablet ranging from a 7-inch to a 10-inch screen.
Sure, you can get a tablet stand for less than a dollar, but if you want something more versatile you’re gonna have to shell out a little more. No, I’m not talking about this contraption. I’m talking about the PivotPad by Rocketfish.
I get that you might need a keyboard to get things done with your tablet. It’s even better when that same Bluetooth keyboard doubles as a case and a stand, but iLuv’s new WorkStation series is a bit much for my taste.
Design company Artefact felt like the printer needed to evolve, which is why they came up with their SWYP concept. The See What You Print machine will feature a paper-sized touchscreen on its top surface, allowing the user to interact with it instead of doing so on the computer.
Technabob reader Carter Grey was reading about those fancy Hard Graft iPad cases I mentioned a few days ago and pointed out some more reasonably priced and stylish fabric cases (which she happens to make herself).
Archos has been making media players for years and years. The company has recently been dabbling in the Android tablet market too, and has a couple cool looking devices that are coming soon. The tablets are the Archos G9 80 and G9 101.
I never really thought there was a huge demand for specialized docks for chefs and other folks that like to cook. My grandmother loved to cook and she didn’t need a recipe at all, she just knew what to do.
Touchscreen devices eschew the mouse in favor of our fingers, and no mouse means no cursor. Or does it? Mike Mak designed a pair of styli for devices with capacitive touchscreens. By “designed” I mean he took the mouse cursor and mouse pointer and enlarged them.
TechCrunch’s MG Siegler claims he got his hands on a pre-production version of the much anticipated Amazon Kindle tablet. Will it be on your holiday wishlist? The 7-inch tablet is clearly set to compete with Barnes & Noble’s Nook, but will it compete with the iPad 2?