Tag Archives: iPad

Jazzy World Tour Shows Kids Music and Culture From Around the World

The cute cartoon cats who learned about jazz instruments by visiting a big band in New York City are back and taking a Jazzy World Tour. Read More

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OGIO Manhattan Bag Review

OGIO Manhattan Bag Review

Bags are one of my geeky pleasures. Lately, I’ve been checking out the Ogio: Brooklyn. It’s a simple messenger bag and thanks to my geeky button collection, I was able to give a little bit of a face lift. Underneath the Superman, Flash and Batman buttons is actually three regular buttons that once you undo, lets you access a hidden pocket under the flap. Read More

AppCrayon: Fine Motor Skills Technology

The AppCrayon by DanoToys is the first stylus I’ve ever seen with a triangular shaft designed by teachers and therapists for use by kindergarteners still working on their tripod writing grips. The stylus is plastic, slightly over sized and has a bit larger tip then most styluses making it perfect for kids. This stylus feels very much like a triangular crayon, but looks different enough that a child should confuse a real crayon for the stylus on the screen. Its designed with a small loop on the back to attach to a lanyard or hook if there are worries about misplacing it. The stylus is completely universal so even though it was designed in conjunction with an Apple app, the stylus can be used with over 300,000 apps and is compatible with nearly every touchscreen device.

I’d highly recommend the AppCrayon for any child with a touchscreen device, especially for young ones still practicing a proper pencil grip. Read More

Play iPad Games in Actual 3D With Mattel’s Apptivity Toys

If you’ve been playing apps on your iPad for a while and want a more tactile experience, Mattel’s Apptivity toys might be just what you’re looking for. Each Apptivity toy is a character from a game or franchise you already know, from Angry Birds and Cut the Rope to Monster High and Hot Wheels. You then download the Apptivity app for new game functionality. Read More

Out of Print’s iPad Case – Manufactured by a Real Bookbinder! A Product Review

Right on the heels of GeekMom Kris’s review of indie company Out of Print’s products, we had an invitation to be among the first to check out a sample of their eReader/tablet case! This made the rounds this past summer as an immensely popular Kickstarter campaign and the necessary funds (and then some!) were raised in just over a week. Read More

Powerbag Backpack by Fūl: Carry Your Stuff, Charge Your Gadgets

It can be a pain when you’re on the move and don’t want to stuff a charger and a bunch of cables and connectors into your bag. That’s where the Powerbag Backpack 3000 comes into play. It provides not only a sturdy backpack with plenty of pockets for all your stuff, but a built in charger and connectors so you can charge no matter where you go. Read More

Welcome Back Reading Rainbow, We Missed You!

When I was in school, Reading Rainbow was one of my favorite TV shows. The signature theme song would get stuck in my head for most of the day after watching whichever episode my teacher put on for us. Levar Burton felt like a friend I had met in the library and I looked forward to the books he would use in each episode. The thing I really liked about Levar was how excited and eager he was to read each book. I feel like his enthusiasm to read rubbed of on me a little bit. Read More