King of the Cloud
With 140,000 apps, the iPad has dominated the market since its release in 2010.
Apple’s latest version, iPad 2, is thinner and lighter than ever and features two
cameras for Face Time and HD video recording, 10 hours of battery life, a dual-core A5 chip, and over 200 new features with iOS 5. You’ll also get access to
iCloud, a place to wirelessly store your music, photos, and documents for access
from any of your devices. Starts at $499. www.Apple.com.
Nook Worm Described as a “Terrific Tablet” by MSNBC. com, the NOOK Tablet™
with the world’s
screen. With the NOOK, you’ll have
access to over 2.5 million books, maga-
zines, comics, songs, and thousands of
apps like Angry Birds and Epicurious.
Plus, it has an extra-long battery life
(read for 11. 5 hours or watch 9 hours
of video) so you can surf the Web,
email, and stream video to your heart’s
content. $249. BarnesAndNoble.com.
PUT IT ON MY TAB
Inseparable from Incipio
Whether you’re looking to protect your smart phone or your
iPad2, Incipio has you covered. Incipio strives to provide
accessories that look as good as they function. Shown here:
iPad 2 SILICRYLIC Hard Shell Case with Silicone Core. Comes
in five color combinations and includes cutouts for headphone jack and speakers. $49.99. www.MyIncipio.com.
Hailed as the innovator of protective solutions for leading handheld manu-
facturers, wireless carriers and distributors, Otter Box provides innovative
cases to protect all of your beloved gadgets. Waterproof designs are avail-
able, too! Shown here: NOOK Color Commuter Series Case, designed to
absorb shock and prevent dents. $49.95. www.OtterBox.com.
Built with a tactile, external Bluetooth keyboard and a secured stand that
is adjustable for multiple position viewing, the Kensington Apple
iPad 2 KeyFolio Pro Performance Case bridges the gap between
laptop and tablet when you’re looking to do some serious typing.
Compact and lightweight, it also folds flat for in-case use. Camera
openings allow for front and back camera use and its rein-
forced polyurethane fabric cover offers durable and
reliable protection. $64. www.Amazon.com.
All Fired Up
Movies, music, apps, games, reading
… whatever you want can be done on
the Kindle Fire. Amazon’s revolutionary 7-inch tablet boasts a great Web
browser, a curated Android app store
stocked with must-haves like Netflix
and Hulu, an exceptional screen, and an
impressive lineup of book services all in
one user-friendly packaged. Combine
with a $79 subscription to Amazon
Prime for unlimited access to movies
and TV shows, plus one free e-book
each month. $199. www.Amazon.com.
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A veteran speechwriter and executive communications specialist, Ian Griffin helps CEOs and senior managers develop strategic messaging and content for presentations to audiences worldwide. He is past-president of the Northern California Chapter and an active member of Toastmasters. Griffin has spent more than 20 years working with mainstream Silicon Valley companies such as
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. He blogs at http://www.exec-comms.com/blog.