8X Optical Zoom Telescope with case for iPad

8X-Optical-Zoom-Lens-Camera-Telescope-with-case-for-iPadThis compact telescope is specially designed for iPad. With this telescope, you can zoom to focus on distant objects clearly.  This can be used with a stand to work as a distance video magnifier allowing students to see what is on the board.  These scopes are very reasonably priced and really make a difference in getting a clear picture with enlargement.   Learn more about this product.

USee Tablet Magnifier

USee Tablet MagnifierThis document viewer 2.0 uses your tablet or smartphone as a smart reading aid! This stand allows a user to position the tablet or smartphone over printed material at a suitable height and angle and keep their hands free while reading magnified print. The tablet’s rear-facing camera is used as the magnifier and a linear slide is used for smooth positioning of the tablet.

The product is offered as a full set, including a reading plate and magnetic LED-light. Suitably positioned in local libraries, schools or in the home. This can be utilised by anyone with a visual impairment to help gain access to printed materials independently.

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iUSBPort2 by HyperDrive

iUSBportHD PhotoiUSBport2 features a microSDXC slot and two 5W powered USB ports that connect to any 2 USB drives (including 2 hard drives) and wirelessly makes the contents available to your iOS, Android or WiFi-enabled device. Instantly stream 5 different HD movies to 5 different devices or perform 2-way file transfer with up to 12 different users at the same time. No Internet, computer, router or external power required. iUSBport2 is the most advanced, versatile and compatible device you ever need to expand your mobile device storage. Free iOS/Android/Web app and also works with hundreds of HTTP/FTP/WebDAV/DLNA client apps.

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HookUpz iPhone

The HookUpz adapter easily connects your iPhone 4/4S/5 to the included CloseUp Monocular. Now you can take pictures or video directly through the Monocular and easily text or e-mail friends. The adapter includes a rubber ring that conforms to the CloseUp Monocular. “Hook up” to your Monocular to view wildlife, your children’s sporting events and more. Be sure to capture everything life has to offer with the Carson HookUpz.

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Print from all your iOS devices to virtually any printer!

xPrintServer is an easy-to-use, affordable ‘plug-and-print’ solution for Apple iOS devices, enabling wireless printing from the native print menu to networked printers. There’s no need to install any printer drivers or download any applications.

iOS Print Server xPrintServer

xPrintServer also eliminates the need to sync documents back to a Mac or PC. Now, you can print documents, photos, e-mail, web pages and more in minutes. Open the box. Plug the xPrintServer into the network. Print. It’s that easy. With xPrintServer, schools no longer have to invest in brand new printers to enable iOS device printing.

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StandScan – Portable document and image scanning stand

StandScan will give you the perfect scan every time!

It is perfect for both home and office use. You will find thousands of uses for StandScan, including scanning and storing important business receipts and documents while traveling, sharing photographs with family members and even photographing items to sell on the Internet. With StandScan, the options are endless. StandScan is convenient, easy to use and can save you time.

There is no software to download, no drivers to install and no cables to connect. You can begin using StandScan within seconds of opening the box. Simply snap the frame into place, position your smartphone with the camera facing down and begin photographing and scanning your documents. It really is that easy! StandScan holds your camera steady to provide you with a crystal-clear photograph. The bright white background offers perfect contrast for important documents, items and pictures. If you need additional lighting, simply open the back panel and more natural light will flood your photo.  The Pro series features built-in LED lights on the inside of the device to provide brighter pictures and enhanced image quality.

The LED lighting helps to eliminate distracting shadows and provide you with high quality pictures and clearer scans. StandScan Pro can be used in any setting, at any time of day or night. There is no need for external light when you use StandScan Pro. StandScan Pro comes standard with a 9V battery holder. The battery holder has a built-in power switch for enhanced portability. StandScan Pro folds flat for easy storage and simple mobility.

When you are finished, fold StandScan’s frame flat and slide it into your briefcase, purse or laptop bag for easy portability.

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The Transporter Is A Private, Internet Connected File Storage System

There are plenty of cloud storage solutions out there these days, including services such as Dropbox. Having your files stored on the cloud comes with some downfalls, though, such as monthly payments as well as decreased security. The Transporter, a new device created by the people behind the Drobo tries to give you the best of both worlds.

Photo of the Transporter Sync.

With the Transporter, you have access to all of your files stored on the device as long as you have an internet connection, but the files themselves aren’t stored in the cloud. By using this approach, you can avoid the hassles of cloud storage while still having the ease of access that services like Dropbox provide.

One of the Transporter’s headline features is the ability to share files with others. By inviting others to have access to your files, you can share

files with anyone across the globe, right from your desk. Since the Transporter uses standard 2.5-inch hard drives, it’s capacity is only limited by the drive that you put in.

You can purchase several different models of the Transporter at various price points. The least expensive model includes no storage, allowing you to add your own, and costs $199. The 1TB edition comes in at $299, and the 2TB will set you back $399. You can purchase the device filetransporterstore.com.


New American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss Easily Take Notes on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®

New York (February 1, 2013)—For the millions of Americans with vision loss looking for a simple, convenient way to take notes at work, at school, or at home, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today launched the AccessNote™, a specialized notetaker for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

“Apple products have earned high points from us for their out-of-the-box accessibility for users who are blind or visually impaired,” said Carl R. Augusto, AFB president and CEO. “We designed this app to complement the iPhone’s other popular features, like web browsing and email, so that users who are blind have all the tools they need in one, handy device.”

A traditional notetaker is a portable electronic device that enables users who are blind or visually impaired to take notes, create documents, and access applications. These devices, extremely valuable for people who are blind or visually impaired, usually provide either speech or braille output (or both). They retail for upwards of $2,000 and much more for those with a built-in braille display; AFB’s AccessNote app is available for $19.99.

In addition to being a low-cost alternative to traditional notetakers, AccessNote allows users to combine efficient notetaking with many other features and functions of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This allows people who are blind or visually impaired to use the same popular devices that their sighted peers are using in classroom or business settings.

This is the first notetaking app developed and designed specifically for users with vision loss. AFB evaluated many of the other available notetaking apps, but found none to be very efficient or user-friendly to people who are blind or visually impaired.

What sets the AccessNote apart includes:

  • Seamless Navigation. Customized keyboard commands make notetaking more intuitive and productive than ever before, including quick access to important features like Search All Notes, Search Within a Note, as well as several navigation options.
  • Automatic Saving. With an automatic save on every few keystrokes, notes will never be lost.
  • Cursor tracking. When navigating among multiple sets of notes, users can always pick up right where they left off.
  • Unparalleled Simplicity. With a clutter-free interface, users can create, read, find, and sync, making it easier to spend more time with actual content and less time with tools.
  • DropBox Integration. All notes, always on hand. DropBox keeps AccessNote in sync with the user’s desktop (and other devices) so their notes are always available and backed up.
  • Compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards. AccessNote is optimized for efficiency with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and for today’s wireless braille displays.AccessNote was developed in conjunction with FloCo Apps and is available on the App Store(sm).

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Apple Increases iPad with Retina Display to 128GB

Offers Twice the Storage Capacity to Create & Enjoy Even More Incredible Content

Apple® announced a 128GB* version of the fourth generation iPad® with Retina® display. The 128GB iPad with Wi-Fi and iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular models provide twice the storage capacity of the 64GB models to hold even more valuable content including photos, documents, projects, presentations, books, movies, TV shows, music and apps.

“With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and every day they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With twice the storage capacity and an unparalleled selection of over 300,000 native iPad apps, enterprises, educators and artists have even more reasons to use iPad for all their business and personal needs.”

iPad continues to have a significant impact on business with virtually all of the Fortune 500 and over 85 percent of the Global 500 currently deploying or testing iPad. Companies regularly utilizing large amounts of data such as 3D CAD files, X-rays, film edits, music tracks, project blueprints, training videos and service manuals all benefit from having a greater choice of storage options for iPad. The over 10 million iWork® users, and customers who rely on other incredible apps like Global Apptitude for analyzing team film and creating digital playbooks, Auria for an incredible 48 track recording system, or AutoCAD for drafting architectural and engineering drawings, also benefit greatly from having the choice of an iPad with more storage capacity.

The fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime® HD camera, iOS 6.1 and ultrafast wireless performance**. iOS 6.1 includes support for additional LTE networks, and iTunes Match℠ subscribers can download individual songs to their iOS devices from iCloud®.

iPad runs over 800,000 apps available on the App Store℠, including more than 300,000 apps designed specifically for iPad, from a wide range of categories including books, games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. iPad also supports the more than 5,000 newspapers and magazines offered in Newsstand, and the more than 1.5 million books available on the iBookstore℠.

Pricing & Availability
The new 128GB versions of the fourth generation iPad will be available starting Tuesday, February 5, in black or white, for a suggested retail price of $799 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi model and $929 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular model. All versions of the 128GB iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Reprinted from Apple’s Press Release http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/01/29Apple-Increases-iPad-with-Retina-Display-to-128GB.html

iOS 6.1 released today

Apple has released iOS 6.1 today. It seems that some issues have been fixed for VoiceOver users.

  • Fixed VO focus issue while navigating the Home screens.
  • Fixed VO will save language setting when changed using the Rotor.
  • Fixed VO will save custom labels.
  • Fixed VO background music in app not choppy.
  • Fixed VO calendar will now display number of events in month view.
  • Fixed VO remembers Screen Curtain state.
  • Fixed VO now more responsive on older devices.

You can update your iOS device by going to the Setting app.

Now go to General and then Software Update.  It will search for the new iOS.

Once it has been found you will see a button that says Download and Install you will want to activate this button and it will install the new iOS.  Please note that the button may just say Install if your device has already downloaded the iOS.  That is fine just activate it and you will be off and running.

Keep watching for more information.