App Developers – Develop with iZiggi-HD and Earn a Chance to Get Yours FREE!

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, Document Cameras in Education, Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, iPad in Education, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-06-24

iZiggi-HD – the affordable, wireless document camera for PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets – has revolutionized the way educators and businesspeople share their material. But we think iZiggi-HD’s versatility can be taken one step further. That’s why we’ve developed the iZiggi API and iZiggi SDK especially for app developers.

Read on for how you can win a free document camera just for developing your app with iZiggi-HD.

Are you an app developer who makes use of a device’s built-in camera? You or your users may have already experienced the frustrations and limitations of this camera. Fixed angle, fixed height, and restricted functionality can all negatively impact what your app can do, and what users can do with your app.

That’s why we developed iZiggi API as well as iZiggi SDK. Whether you’re developing for PC, Mac, iOS, or Android tablets, you can use our straightforward kit to seamlessly integrate iZiggi-HD into your app in no time. Give your users all the benefits of choosing a second camera source, and your app is sure to enjoy a whole new level of utility. Users can take advantage of iZiggi-HD’s full-featured camera, multi-jointed swing-arm, and wireless freedom to do even more with your app. Here are just a few examples we came up with, but creative devs like yourself are sure to come up with more.

 

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Interested in learning more? Head over to our iZiggi API Developer page for more of the nuts and bolts. And if your gears are already turning with ideas for how to use iZiggi-HD in your app, tell us about it and earn a chance to win your very own iZiggi-HD Doc Cam!

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Staying Connected to the Internet with iZiggi-HD – a Video Tutorial

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, Document Cameras in Education, iPad in Education, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-06-17

Are you familiar with the IPEVO iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera? It uses your existing WiFi connection to wirelessly stream real-time video of documents, 3D objects and more right to your computer or tablet.

That’s all great, but here’s a big question many people have had – Can my computer or tablet still connect to the Internet while connected to iZiggi-HD? YES! But it does take a couple of steps.

To make it simple for you to connect to the Internet while using iZiggi-HD, we’ve created two brief videos, one for computers (PC & Mac) and one for tablets (both iPad and Android). If you own an iZiggi-HD and have been wondering about connecting to the Internet, these are the videos for you.

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What is IPEVO Whiteboard? Here’s the Place to Start

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, Document Cameras in Education, Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, iPad in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-04-22

Are you using iPad or Android tablets in the classroom? IPEVO has a way to significantly increase learning opportunities with tablets. It’s called IPEVO Whiteboard, and it’s a free app that will transform the way your students interact with teaching material.

IPEVO Whiteboard allows you to share and annotate a wide range of pictures, objects, screens and text. But let’s add some visual material to this discussion, shall we? Here’s a brief introductory video with a nice overview of what Whiteboard is all about.

And for a more in-depth look at some of Whiteboard’s features and functions, here’s a 3-part tutorial series:

Whiteboard App Part 1: Board Functions

Whiteboard App Part 2: Tool Options

Whiteboard App Part 3: Modes

Ready to give your curriculum a fresh new boost? IPEVO Whiteboard can help. Try it out for free!

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How to Whiteboard – Our 3-Part IPEVO Whiteboard Video Series

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, iPad in Education, Software and App, APPLICATION, All Products, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-01-19

The free IPEVO Whiteboard app (available for iPad and now for Android) gives you the ability to annotate and emphasize your material, taking lessons and presentations to the next level. And to make sure you can take full advantage of Whiteboard’s features and tools, we’ve put together a 3-part video tutorial series. Check ’em out, and in a few minutes you’ll be able to master everything Whiteboard has to offer.

Part 1: Board Functions

This first video introduces and explains boards. Just like traditional chalkboards/whiteboards, boards are used to draw on. But you can also use them to import static images and real-time video. Cool, huh?

Part 2: Tool Options

Whiteboard’s drawing and text tools for annotation are designed to be intuitive and easy to use. This second video provides a nice and concise summary for all these tools, along with a couple handy tricks.

Part 3: Modes

Real-time video annotation, screenshot capture, and even video recording are all possible when you switch modes within Whiteboard. Our third video gives you all the info you need.

If you haven’t given IPEVO Whiteboard a try yet, or you need a little refresher, there’s never been a better time. Find out what Whiteboard can do for educators and businesspeople.

Get the Whiteboard App now!

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Smile! How iZiggi-HD is Helping Patients in the Dentist’s Office

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-01-08

Dr. Hatti is a dentist from Japan who needed a better way to share teeth X-rays with his patients. He found a clever solution to his clinic’s problem courtesy of the IPEVO iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera.

“A few key features of iZiggi-HD interested me with respect to sharing X-rays,” Dr. Hatti told us. “iZiggi can be connected wirelessly via WiFi, so I don’t have to shuffle it between computers. That’s a real advantage for me because I see different patients in a single large room throughout the day. I can walk between patients freely without having to deal with wires. iZiggi-HD is also compatible with iPad, which is a big plus because I’ve found that the iPad Mini 2 is an appropriate size to show patients visual material.”

Once Hatti captures a patient’s teeth on X-ray film, he lays it on a flat light box (for proper illumination) and then positions the iZiggi-HD camera in order to capture the X-ray. Via the IPEVO Whiteboard app and iZiggi-HD’s WiFi capability, the live image feed is displayed on iPad for the patient to view. Dr. Hatti experimented with a few different camera setups in order to find the best way to capture the film, as he explains.

“Because iZiggi-HD has a Macro mode, I’ve found that the best distance between the camera and the X-ray film is about 5 to 6 centimeters,” Dr. Hatti said. “At this distance, a large and detailed image is possible, which of course is crucial to show patients a detailed X-ray of their teeth. I can then use the iPad to zoom the captured image to the desired size without affecting resolution. iZiggi-HD’s 2.0 Megapixel camera produces clear, sharp images even for X-ray film, which frankly surprised me.”

Here’s a screenshot that Dr. Hatti took of an X-ray presented on the iPad Mini. Looking good!

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Another advantage of this setup had to do with saving space. “iZiggi-HD doesn’t take up a lot of space – its base is smaller than an iPhone 6,” Dr. Hatti said. “This is ideal because space is already at such a premium in the room where I treat patients. The whole setup with iZiggi-HD and the light box only takes up a 30x20cm space on my table.”

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Dr. Hatti also finds it useful to draw on the X-ray image in order to point out areas of interest. Here, the IPEVO Whiteboard app comes in very handy.

“With Whiteboard, I can draw and annotate right on top of the film image with simple tools,” said Dr. Hatti. “I can also save a screenshot of the annotated image for reference as part of the patient’s record.”

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Dr. Hatti summed up his experience with the iZiggi-HD in this way: “The best thing about iZiggi-HD is that it allows my patients to view their X-rays instantaneously. iZiggi-HD’s WiFi wireless capability and the portable nature of iPad all combine to let me quickly and easily share these images without any hassle or wired connection. Given how it performs for me in the office day in and day out, iZiggi-HD is an unbelievable deal!”

The IPEVO iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera is now available from the IPEVO Online Store.

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How To Set Up Your iZiggi-HD Wireless Doc Cam

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, Document Cameras in Education, iPad in Education, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-06-29

The iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera gives you the freedom to capture documents and other material anywhere in the classroom. You can then stream images right to iPad, wirelessly, to open up even more teaching possibilities.

Here’s a quick step-by-step video for setting up your iZiggi-HD camera for the first time.

Ultimate 2013 iPad Lovers’ Gift Guide

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, PadPillow Pillow Stand for All Generations of iPad, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT, PadPillow) by ipevoblog on 2013-11-28

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We’ve all got technophiles on our holiday shopping list. And nothing quite gets people excited like tricking out their iPad. With that in mind, what kind of gift do you feed an iPad junkie? It can’t be run-of-the-mill, but most importantly it should be something functional and useful — something they won’t just leave on the shelf. And hey, let’s be honest, it can’t cost you a fortune! With all those in mind, let’s dive right into 6 affordable iPad accessories from IPEVO that could meet and exceed their holiday expectations. These are all available straight from the IPEVO Store at Amazon.

1. Perch M Side/Sofa Stand: 

Perfect for the “techy musician”

perchPerch M is perfect for musicians who use the iPad for sheet music or other music apps. People who multi-task in the living room by flipping through iPad while they’re watching TV. Perch M also makes a great second screen setup for people at their computer desk.

Pros: Perch M is versatile and the ideal height for seated users. Forged aluminum construction is lightweight and ultramodern. And you can change the viewing angle and orientation by hand thanks to a dual-axis hinge.

Cons: It might be too big for certain applications, and you certainly can’t put it on a table or counter. But you’re still in luck: IPEVO also sells the Perch S, a smaller version for tabletops.

Perch Sofa/Side Stand for iPadstars-4-0._V192240867_($79.95 & FREE Shipping) Buy now at Amazon.com >

 

2. USB SuperCharger: 

Perfect for the “dedicated teacher”

perchUSB Supercharger could be a big hit for teachers who use iPads in the classroom, as with 1-to-1 iPad programs. It would also make business power users and mobile entrepreneurs pretty happy. The entire small group — meeting at the bistro or in the conference room — could charge up as they present material or collaborate.

Pros: A single wall socket charges up to 4 iPads simultaneously. No hunting for wall sockets or extra power strips. This is a full charge at 2.1A, meaning you’ll get the same charge speed as with the OEM adapter; other chargers compromise on the amps for a slower overall charge.

Cons: While it can charge a single iPad just fine, you’ll need a scenario involving multiple iPads to get the most use out of this device.

USB SuperChargerstars-4-5._V192240867_($59.00 & FREE Shipping) Buy now at Amazon.com >

 

3. PadPillow: 

Perfect for the “avid iPad user”

perchPadPillow is perfect for people who web surf in bed or while laid out on the sofa. A top choice for avid ebook readers. PadPillow is also a smart idea for older folks with arthritis, as it can cut down on the wrist pain and sore arms that come from extended iPad use. Finally, because it’s soft and cuddly, it’s a safe choice for children using iPad for gaming or learning.

Pros: Comfort computing. A soft body pillow doubles as a support for iPad, other tablets, and ebook readers. It can be used in many more places than a steel or plastic stand: on the couch arm, in bed, on the carpet, or directly on the stomach. The pillow folds apart to make room for a keyboard, too.

Cons: While good for the car, it’s a little large to be taken in the carry-on bag for airplane trips. Train commuters and coffee shop addicts might also think it’s just a wee too big compared to folding folio-type stands.

PadPillow Pillow Stand for iPadstars-4-5._V192240867_($24.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35) Buy now at Amazon.com >

 

4. PadPillow Lite:

Perfect for the “frequent traveler”

perchPadPillow Lite does fit in the carry-on luggage, so frequent air travelers in need of a comfy place to put their iPad on long flights would consider this a lifesaver. It’s also great on the train or subway, or to help keep the kids occupied in the back seat of a long car trip.

Pros: It’s in the name: Lite. This is a lighter and smaller version of the original PadPillow. Its size fits devices like the iPad Mini and Kindle readers. Available in Pink for the ladies, Dark Grey for the guys. At $12.99, you can’t really lose with this one.

Cons: The size makes the pillow stand more travel-ready for commuters, but some users may prefer the taller, plumper original PadPillow for larger tablets, particularly at home when size is not an issue.

Pad Pillow Lite Pillow Stand for iPad mini and 7-Inch Tabletsstars-4-0._V192240867_($15.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35) Buy now at Amazon.com >

 

5. 360° Rotating Folio Case:

Perfect for the “cool dad”

perch360° Rotating Folio Case is great for artists (professionals and hobbyists) who need to often switch between portrait and orientation. Same goes for salesmen and other businesspeople who rely on multimedia content and apps like Keynote to share, collaborate and present.

Pros: 360 degrees of viewing freedom thanks to a central pivot, making switching between portrait and orientation a breeze. A microfiber cover and genuine leather holder look clean and professional. And for a sleeker, on-the-go profile, you can pull out the holder from the rest of the case and re-insert it just as easily.

Cons: It doesn’t have the bells and whistles of more expensive cases — such as a built-in keyboard or all-leather construction. But at the price ($12.99 at the time of this writing), you won’t find a better case.

360° Rotating Folio Casestars-4-0._V192240867_($12.99 Buy now at Amazon.com >

 

6. Tubular Wireless Speakers:

Perfect for the “outdoorsy friend”

perchTubular Wireless Speakers is perfect for teenagers and college students who enjoy streaming Pandora or listening to their iTunes library during study sessions. Also a good choice for outdoorsy people — hikers, swimmers, campers, road trippers — who would appreciate a compact set of stereo speakers to share the tunes instead of keeping the earphones on.

Pros: This compact pair of Bluetooth speakers comes in an interlocking tube design for storage or travel. It’s small enough to fit in a car’s cup holder. 6 to 8 hours of audio on a full charge, recharges via standard USB. With its stereo configuration, Tubular is a clear upgrade over iPad’s built-in mono speaker.

Cons: It won’t deliver the output or fidelity of a premium Bluetooth speaker like Jambox, but it’s a solid choice at less than one-third the price ($44.00) of Jambox or similar speakers.

Tubular Wireless Speakersstars-4-0._V192240867_($44.00Buy now at Amazon.com >

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Intrigued? Don’t delay — the holidays have a tendency to sneak up on you. Head over to the IPEVO Store at Amazon and check out more info, pictures, videos and more. Good luck and good shopping.

Making Your PadPillow Holiday Gift Even More Special

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, iPad in Education, PadPillow Pillow Stand for All Generations of iPad, APPLICATION, PRODUCT, PadPillow) by ipevoblog on 2013-11-25

Christmas is getting close and if you’re like me, you usually get your gifts as late as possible. Nothing gets the blood going like last-minute panic, right? But wait! You still have plenty of time to buy a thoughtful gift AND add a homemade touch. It starts with the IPEVO PadPillow.

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So why do we think the PadPillow makes such a good gift? Think of the versatility! Who wouldn’t find a use for it? And it’s great for alleviating pain and soreness that comes from holding a tablet for a long period or craning your neck because of an awkward viewing angle. So, it’s basically a must-have gift for all the iPad users on your list, including kids (educational apps! long car rides!), commuters (planes! trains!), power users (space for a keyboard!), and bibliophiles — you know, the people who read in bed until they can’t keep their eyes open. It’s also a great gift for the elderly and anyone else with arthritis or special needs.

But don’t just listen to us — check out all the 5-star reviews on Amazon we’ve been lucky enough to receive from satisfied customers.

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Plus — here’s the grand finale — however unique the PadPillow is as a holiday gift, there’s a way to take your gift to the next level: a homemade cover to go with the PadPillow. Add extra personality and meaning to your gift with a custom cover using a fabric of your choosing. Here’s a couple homemade covers from Etsy. Cool, huh?

But making a homemade cover will take a ton of time, right? Yes, it’ll take some time, but it’s easier than you think, and you’ll score MAJOR points as a gift giver of great taste and thoughtfulness. And we’re here to help. Download this PDF and print it out, and you’ll have a full-scale template for cutting your own fabric to fit the PadPillow. From there, you need a little sewing skill and before you know it, you’ll have a truly one-of-a-kind gift they will love. Check out “how to make your own cover”.

Remember: get them something they’ll actually use day in and day out. And make it memorable. Give the gift of the IPEVO PadPillow, and consider adding a homemade cover for that extra-special touch.

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5 Reasons Why a Pillow Stand Makes a Great Holiday Gift

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, PadPillow Pillow Stand for All Generations of iPad, APPLICATION, All Products, PadPillow) by ipevoblog on 2013-11-10

The holidays are coming up again — so quick? — and that means figuring out what to get everybody on your list. We thought we’d take a little guesswork out of your gift-giving by sharing 5 reasons why a Pillow Stand can make a unique, functional, and fun holiday gift.

Take the IPEVO PadPillow Stand. It’s designed for iPad, tablets and ebook readers, and it gives the user a comfortable yet sturdy place to set their device while they’re reading in bed, surfing the web on the couch, or any number of everyday tasks. At only $24.95, it won’t cost a fortune, and it’ll be something they’ll actually use. But don’t take it from us. Here are 5 reasons backed by comments from actual users who purchased their own stands on Amazon. 1. Easing pain and soreness The iPad may not be “heavy” in the usual sense of the word, but just try holding it in the air or awkwardly cradling it in your lap for any extended period of time. PadPillow helps with these issues, and it’s also a great fit for the handicapped and others with special needs.

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“Genius! This product is pure genius! My wrist was killing me from balancing my iPad while reclining, plus I couldn’t use both hands. I had no idea anything like this existed and I am so glad I found it.” —Victoriastars-5-0._V192240867_

“I have Rheumatoid arthritis and have a difficult time holding things for long periods of time. I just put this on my lap with my Kindle Fire on it and my hands are free and it is so comfortable. I highly recommend this for everyone.”—L. Constantinostars-5-0._V192240867_

“Perfect iPad stand for a handicapped person. No hard edges or corners allows easier use of the iPad for those with limited physical ability.”—frytzystars-5-0._V192240867_

2. Compatible with a ton of devices With IPEVO PadPillow, it doesn’t really matter which specific device they have. From iPad Mini to Microsoft Surface, the pillow stand supports it all.

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“Wife loves this. It works very well for the Kindle Fire and for our laptop, which is a larger one (17” screen). Appears to be built to last as well. Great purchase.—GEA”stars-5-0._V192240867_

“We use this at home and in the car when traveling. It makes using a 10″ tablet (Android in this case) much more comfortable and easier. It does not slide off your lap and seems to hold the tablet really well. Works for any tablet, not just iPads.”—S.A. Robbinsstars-5-0._V192240867_

“Love this product. I sit in bed at night with my Kindle and love how this holds my Kindle. It’s much better than the “bead bag” ones I’ve seen and that my husband owns. He’s always fighting with the bag to get his Kindle in the right position. My IPEVO PadPillow holds my Kindle at a perfect angle and it doesn’t slide around.”—C. Carpenterstars-5-0._V192240867_

3. Great on-the-go or for any room in the house

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Naturally, iPad and similar devices are designed for portable, on-the-go use. And IPEVO PadPillow is just as lightweight and travel-friendly.

“Great for on the couch, in the car, in bed, on the back porch. I love it, it is awesome and very versatile.”—Grace2allstars-5-0._V192240867_

“Take these on all our trips, it works terrific for reading or watching a program while sitting in bed. I bought pink (pretty color) for me and denim blue for him. Fantastic quality make and price.”—colleenwlstars-5-0._V192240867_

“After years of trying to find something that truly works for reading or watching on a digital device while in bed, I found this. My wife and I both love it. She binged on “Homeland” using it. I usually listen to Audiobooks with it.”—Tom Diazstars-5-0._V192240867_

4. Space for a keyboard

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It’s pretty rare to find a stand which actually provides space for a separate keyboard. For those times you need a keyboard AND comfort, why compromise?

“We use this for our iPads! Even take it on trips! Reduces hand fatigue and accommodates a keyboard as well.”—Shirenastars-5-0._V192240867_Hardee

“Very helpful and unique due to optional keyboard use. The stand is VERY comfortable, lightweight and seems to be made with very good quality materials.”—Jolly Rogerstars-5-0._V192240867_

“I love it because there are many ways to use it. I can sit on the couch and watch a movie or TV episode without having to hold my tablet up. Also, It makes using the keyboard easier.”—kgirl03stars-5-0._V192240867_

5. People love it! It’s often tough to find that perfect gift. Gift card? Too generic. Wine? Overdone. Toaster cozy? Classic gift recycle material. Give them something they’ll love and actually use.

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“My husband gave me this for Christmas and I love it. Works great with my Kindle and iPad. The stand adjusts and makes it very easy to recline and read.”—Charla Astonstars-5-0._V192240867_

“I bought one as a gift for Mother’s Day and fell in love with it. Now I want one for myself.”—Book Loverstars-5-0._V192240867_

“I bought one for my Mom (she plays “Draw Something,” and does puzzles mostly) and my wife (who also does “Magic Puzzles”). They both love it.”—Chris Duffystars-5-0._V192240867_

“Works great and soft enough to use as a pillow. My grandson can enjoy his Kindle now without having to hold it all the time. Makes his Kindle experience much more relaxing.”—Tracystars-5-0._V192240867_

So go check out the PadPillow, score some big points during the holiday season, and maybe even buy one for yourself. You’ll thank us later! padpillow_blog_buy

How to Introduce Pets to Your New Pillow Stand

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, APPLICATION, All Products, IPEVO, PadPillow) by ipevoblog on 2013-09-09

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Okay, so you’ve purchased a pillow stand for your iPad. Now you can support your tablet at any height and angle and be really, really comfy on the couch or in bed. All good.

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Unfortunately, Max is giving you that “WTF?” face. You realize you have to acclimate your pets to this amazing new accessory which will now steal your time and attention.

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First, show Max how soft and non-threatening the stand is. Adorably sad faces are standard during this process.

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He may resent your new cuddle buddy. A reassuring hug will remind him that he is also still soft and cuddly.

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Anger, revolts, and downright attempts to destroy your pillow stand might follow. Patience is key during this crucial stage.

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Max will come to regard the pillow stand as his enemy, and may bark, yowl, or yap from a distance. Just let this ritual play out. Earphones help.

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Eventually, after a couple of weeks, Max learns that he’s not really competing with the stand. He’s warm fur, and the stand is soft foam with a 100% cotton cover. Different universes.

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Aggression gives way to curiosity. You’re almost to acceptance…

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Getting even closer…

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BOOM! Max is his happy-go-lucky self again.

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And now you can enjoy your pillow stand… as a family.

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But wait! Nibbles the Cat! What’s he doing here? He hates strangers even more than Max!

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This could get ugly. He’s like a… well, he IS a cat ready to pounce.

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But you’re willing to take a claw to the chest to get these two to play nice.

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Is Nibbles actually liking the ease, comfort, and utility of the pillow stand?

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YES! Now you, your pillow stand, and your pets can exist in multimedia bliss.

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What’s that, Nibbles? You want to get one for yourself? The PadPillow is available from IPEVO.com in 6 cool colors. Unfortunately, catnip is not included. Don’t give me that face.

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