Tubular Scores with Top Ten Reviews!

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, IPEVO, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2011-05-18

Top Ten Reviews

Here at IPEVO, we’ve always loved toptenreviews.com. You can find an objective and thorough “top ten” of just about anything, from kids chemistry sets to payroll software. We’ve relied on this site to provide sound advice for some of the choices we’ve made as a business, as a matter of fact. And that’s why we’re particularly excited to see that Tubular Wireless Speakers have made the Top Ten list for wireless computer speakers!

Read the review for yourself, but here are some highlights:

IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers

“The IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers, another great two-way speaker system found in our wireless computer speakers review, will become the next gadget you can’t live without.”

“The clever interlock design of the IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers is one of their best features. They will work connected or separately, and since they interlock, they’re a breeze to tote in your backpack, purse and even a standard-sized car cup holder.”

“The IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers compact size can’t be beat. They’re 2.9 inches tall, 5.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. At only 9.5 ounces, these wireless speakers are the lightest in our review.”

“The IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers deliver portable stereo sound that may surprise you. And they’re a breeze to use.”

“From their memorable design that enables an unlimited array of uses to their surprisingly good sound, the IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers are a wise choice for audiophiles with Bluetooth devices who are on the hunt for the best wireless speakers to meet their needs.”

Wow, I really don’t think we could have said it better ourselves. And it’s interesting to see Tubular is the lightest set of speakers in the top ten, which is appropriate, because Tubular was designed to give you music that goes where you do. Anyway, visit toptenreviews.com for great reviews, and visit IPEVO.com for great products. Tubular Wireless Speakers are on sale at 25% off for only $59.13. That’s not a lot of coin for a lot of sound… in a little package.

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Point 2 View Super Tips: How Do I Shoot a Standard Sheet of Paper?

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, All Products, APPLICATION, All Applications, P2V, P2V Tips) by ipevoblog on 2011-01-05

We’re sometimes asked about the best way to configure the Point 2 View USB Document Camera for one of the most common objects you might wish to capture: a standard sheet of paper. This is the A4, 8.5 x 11” (or 216 x 279 mm), “letter”-sized piece of paper. We’ll give you a couple of handy tips to make sure this task is a breeze for you.

First of all, while the Point 2 View has a remarkable amount of versatility with its multi-jointed stand, it’s not quite high enough to completely capture an entire sheet of paper, if that’s what you’re after. The Point 2 View mounted on the stand needs about a 6-inch boost to maintain the proper distance from the paper.

As it happens, our Tubular Wireless Speakers, when locked together in a tube, are the perfect height and circumference to provide a steady base for the Point 2 View to capture a sheet of paper. No, you don’t need to buy Tubular just to act as a stand! But if you happen to own Tubular—which is a terrific way to enhance audio for Bluetooth devices like the iPad, by the way—you’ve already got a compact accessory to give you the necessary boost.

Of course, there are many, many other objects around the office, classroom, or home that can give you an extra 6 inches: be creative! One of the handiest might be textbooks: four or so usually works great. Others options we’ve heard about are one of those 100-count containers of blank DVDs, and a drawer pulled from a desk.

Tubular/Textbooks bases

Actually, though, the Point 2 View basically comes with its own boost: the box itself! Set the Point 2 View package on its side, and you’ll have the 5 or 6 inches you need. That’s pretty easy, right?

P2V box

Once you have the height, you need to tackle orientation. The temptation is to put the camera body on the “default” center attachment and position the camera such that the base of the stand is sitting at the bottom of the piece of paper. Resist temptation! The Point 2 View was designed with not one, but three attachments on the tip of the stand for just this reason. Position the Point 2 View on a side attachment, not the center. This gives you the ability to place the stand at the side rather than the bottom of the piece of paper. This position will be much easier to capture the sheet from.

One last tip. Say you need to capture a detail from the paper, such as a particular passage, chart, or picture. Remember that you have two ways to get a closer look. You can physically reposition the Point 2 View—which is easy, given the stand’s several joints—or, you can use the zoom option, which is located in the upper left-hand corner of the camera interface on your computer screen. Anywhere from 1x to 3x zoom is possible.

P2V zoom option

* Prices are subject to change, please visit www.ipevo.com for the latest price infomation.
* Find more tips and stories about P2V at www.ipevo.com/p2v.

iPad and Tubular Wireless Speakers – A Match Made in Heaven #5

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, IPEVO, P2V, Tubular) by ipevoblog on 2010-05-21

Here’s the fifth and final installment in our blog series about how Tubular Wireless Speakers and iPad make beautiful music together. Literally.

This entry takes some inspiration from the TechEd convention. Remember TechEd? IPEVO recently had the chance to show educators the Point 2 View USB Camera, and its ability to project documents, math equations, and demonstrations for lessons.

At the convention, there was a ton of buzz about the iPad as well. Because iPad is very portable, and an excellent digital book reader, educators were excited about the notion of leaving their satchel full of heavy textbooks at home, in favor of the very slim iPad loaded with digital books.

The iPad also promises interactivity and media-rich learning, including presentations through the Keynote application. And with a VGA adapter, you can hook the iPad up to a projector and play presentations, videos, photos, and more for a classroom or meeting.

Well, that got our gears turning: you have a lightweight, multimedia device for presenting to a classroom or business meeting. But what about the sound embedded in presentations, or the soundtrack for videos, or the music intended for a photo slideshow? Tubular Wireless Speakers to the rescue!

Fill a (small) bag with iPad, Tubular, and the Point 2 View camera, and you have a full mobile teaching system. We added it up, and all three devices in total weigh less than four pounds! Now that’s portable.

With this teaching trio, you can enter any classroom with a projector and do just about anything. And because Tubular is wireless, you can separate them from iPad to best position the speakers for your students, so they can enjoy stereo sound that’s loud enough for everyone to hear. The tech geek in me is just salivating at all the possibilities.

Our little series has come to an end, but we definitely have not exhausted all the things you can do with Tubular Wireless Speakers and iPad. If we sparked any ideas for your own use of Tubular, or you have any ideas to share, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks, and remember: live out loud!

For more information about Tubular Wireless Speakers, please visit: http://www.ipevo.com/Tubular-Wireless-Speakers_p_75.html.

For more information about Point 2 View USB Camera, please visit: http://www.ipevo.com/Point-2-View-USB-Camera_p_70.html.

iPad and Tubular Wireless Speakers – A Match Made in Heaven #3

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, IPEVO, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2010-04-29

This is the third installment of our blog series about all the possibilities of pairing Apple’s iPad with IPEVO’s Tubular Wireless Speakers.

Spring is in the air, and summer is nearly upon us. It’s time to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature, even for us bookworms. Because if you like to spend your free time with your nose buried in a book, you might as well do it in a hammock sipping a lemonade, or on the porch soaking up the sun, right?

Well, a lot of people are excited about iPad and its potential to be a great digital book reader. Carry a small library in a half-inch thick, pound-and-a-half little miracle, which can display all your books for easy reading. It’s the kind of portability that’s perfect for a trip to the beach or the park.

So, you’re outdoors, enjoying a quick summer read on your iPad. There’s a gentle breeze, the sun is shining, and it’s just the right temperature. And perhaps, on a very special long weekend, you have taken a trip up the coast, or visited wine country, or driven to a national park for a camping trip, or any of the wonderful activities possible this time of year. What’s the one thing missing from your perfect day? A little musical accompaniment, of course. Whether it’s light classical music, a little smooth jazz, or the latest pop tunes, it’s sometimes fun to give your outdoor excursion a soundtrack.

And that’s where Tubular Wireless Speakers come in. These ultra-compact speakers are the perfect portable companion for your iPad. You’ll be traveling extremely light, but you’ll still be able to enjoy great stereo sound to bring another kind of library—your iTunes library—to life. Tubular will communicate wirelessly with your iPad via Bluetooth, and before you know it, you’re enjoying songs from a favorite playlist right along with your e-book. Plus, because they’re wireless, you can set the speakers up well away from your iPad, to avoid distraction and provide just that right amount of ambient music.

So get out there and enjoy the Great Outdoors, book lovers. And don’t forget the music, with the ipad and tubular!

To visit the Tubular Wireless Speakers’ Product Page: http://www.ipevo.com/Tubular-Wireless-Speakers_p_75.html

iPad and Tubular Wireless Speakers – A Match Made in Heaven #2

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2010-04-19

Welcome to the second installment of our blog series on the beautiful possibilities of pairing Apple’s iPad with IPEVO’s Tubular Wireless Speakers.

This entry focuses on a subject that will definitely interest you: food! Cooks come in two types: naturals, who create great dishes with a little instruction and a lot of instinct; and the rest of us, who need plenty of guidance and hand-holding. But no matter which culinary category you’re in, it’s always fun to try new recipes and learn a few techniques from professionals and amateurs alike. And sometimes pulling it all off is a little tough.

The iPad, along with Tubular Wireless Speakers, would be a great addition to the kitchen. Think about it: load up a cooking show from iTunes, or explore YouTube to find a cooking tutorial for a dish you’d like to try. Set up the iPad on the counter, then use Tubular to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth with the iPad. Now you’ve got a complete video as well as audio solution for discovering that amazing new recipe. iPad will give you a compact view screen—ideal for counters often cramped with appliances or cooking items—and equally compact Tubular will provide stereo sound for all the steps and ingredients. Tubular is loud and clear enough to be heard from across the kitchen, a feature that iPad’s built-in speakers just won’t be able to match.

Also consider that Tubular can be easily moved around (remember, no wires) for your convenience, while keeping the iPad in place. Move Tubular from the sink, where you’ve been chopping vegetables, to the countertop across the room to mix ingredients. You’ll never miss a moment of the soundtrack. And if you’re a restaurant chef operating in a larger kitchen, Tubular’s portability makes even more sense.

We hope we’ve provided a little “food for thought.” Be sure to check back soon for more ideas for using Tubular and iPad.

To visit the Tubular Wireless Speakers’ Product Page: http://www.ipevo.com/Tubular-Wireless-Speakers_p_75.html

iPad and Tubular Wireless Speakers – A Match Made in Heaven #1

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2010-04-14

Unless you’ve been living in a cave (and honestly, we have nothing against cave dwellers), you’ve probably heard about Apple‘s unveiling of their newest product, the iPad. It promises to bring the tablet computer from oddity to must-have equipment. It has an impressive 9.7 inch HD screen, and it’s slim enough to bring along without being a burden. The design, along with Apple’s huge app support, look to be a winning combination.

We’re as excited about the iPad as everybody else. And someone here had the thought: Aren’t Tubular Wireless Speakers a perfect accessory for this cool new tablet? And the more we think about it, the more Tubular and iPad seem like an ideal marriage. So, in our never-ending quest to augment your tech intelligence, we’re going to hit you with a few blog entries about Tubular and iPad working together in perfect harmony.

This blog focuses on a very appealing possibility for the iPad and Tubular: video watching. Given a good-sized, beautiful screen, as well as rich iTunes support for buying video content, the iPad is basically a portable mini-TV. So, the iPad has video covered, but what about audio? It has a built-in speaker. That makes for “okay” mono audio, but hey, built-in speakers have a reputation for mediocrity for a reason. The other option is the earphone jack. However, if you want to share your movie with a friend—and that’s sometimes the best part, isn’t it?—or you don’t otherwise want to be “leashed” to the iPad, earphones don’t make sense. Plus, the iPad’s earphone jack is on the top, meaning that ugly cord might create some visual mischief by hanging down over the screen.

Enter Tubular Wireless Speakers. No wires, no headache. Tubular will effortlessly communicate with the iPad via Bluetooth for great sound. Enjoy your movie with a friend or two at a pleasant viewing distance, sitting on your comfy couch, bean bag chair, grassy knoll—I don’t know, get creative. You’ll enjoy stereo sound out loud, instead of less-than-excellent mono audio. And doesn’t your favorite TV show or the latest and greatest blockbuster (Avatar, anyone?) simply beg for a first-class audio experience?

Check back, dear reader, the iPad-Tubular party is just getting started.

To visit the Tubular Wireless Speakers’ Product Page: http://www.ipevo.com/Tubular-Wireless-Speakers_p_75.html

Tubular Wireless Speakers in a Car?

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, IPEVO, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2010-02-07

It’s been a couple of weeks since our Tubular Wireless Speakers launch. One question in particular has come up from people we’ve introduced our speakers to, a question which left us initially scratching our heads: can Tubular be used in the car?

A car? Sounds like a good idea, except for the fact that cars sorta have speakers of their own. But, as we discovered, there are in fact a few reasons this makes sense.

Then it dawned on us… just consider. You’ve got your smartphone—maybe your trusty iPhone—and you’ve got all your music stored on it. You want to jam to your own songs on the road. One, your stereo might not be outfitted with an auxiliary iPod connector. That’s one reason for taking Tubular along.

Two, it’s kind of a hassle to plug in an iPhone even if you do have that connector. Plus, I don’t know about you, but usually I forget to take the darn iPhone with me once I leave the car when it’s plugged in like that. If you’ve got Tubular Wireless Speakers—with all the wonders of Bluetooth—you can leave your iPhone in your pocket and still jam to your music library by playing through Tubular.

Three, say you’re a classic car enthusiast, and you don’t want to mess with the original period radio. In that case, listening to tunes on Tubular is also the way to go. Keep your four-wheeled beauty in the past, but enjoy your favorite tunes in the present.

There’s one more reason why Tubular Wireless Speakers make sense in the car. Frequent business travelers who go from rental car to rental car don’t have to search for channels or figure out an unfamiliar (and usually minimal) car radio. Just carry our favorite musical tube around, and you’ve got an easy way to transport and enjoy your music out loud.

Meanwhile, the speaker can sit in the most perfect of places: the cup holder. This was clearly meant to be. It’s fate. It’s destiny.

On the topic of cup holders, one smart person even came up with yet another fun place for Tubular Wireless Speakers: the cup holder of a stroller when you’re on your daily walk or running errands with Baby. How genius is that? Very.

Where will you use Tubular Wireless Speakers? We don’t know, but it’ll be fun to find out.

For more information about Tubular Wireless Speakers, please visit: http://www.ipevo.com/Tubular-Wireless-Speakers_p_75.html.

Share the Music (In More Ways Than One) with Tubular

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT, Web Conferencing) by ipevoblog on 2010-01-20

We’ve told you about IPEVO‘s newest product, Tubular Wireless Speakers, and today a friend on the tech team just told me about another cool feature, so I just had to pass it along.

It involves Tubular’s surprisingly good “memory.” Tubular can in fact remember multiple music players it has been paired with, meaning that you can share Tubular with your friends (or among several of your own Bluetooth devices) and you don’t have to always enter pairing mode. To share Tubular among multiple devices after an initial pairing, just turn on Tubular and then choose “Pair” on your Bluetooth music player of choice.

Once you think about it, this is a really nice touch. There are some super-smart people working on the design team, for sure! Naturally, everybody has different playlists and songs on their players, and Tubular makes it easy to switch between players so you can rock out to everybody’s tunes.

So don’t hog the speakers, dude! That’s why we say you can share the music in more ways than one. Play your music out loud, and then share Tubular with a friend, so that everyone’s tunes can be enjoyed. That’s a lot of music goodness packed into a little tube.

For more information about Tubular Wireless Speakers, please visit: www.ipevo.com/Tubular-Wireless-Speakers.

Tubular Wireless Speakers are Now Available!

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2010-01-04

In our last entry, we gave you a sneak peek of our newest product, Tubular Wireless Speakers. Well, Tubular has launched, and has just been made available through the IPEVO Store! So, now is a good time to give you the rest of the picture about these very cool speakers.

We told you Tubular is, well, tube-shaped. Left and right circular speakers come locked together in a single cylinder. This makes it hard to lose one or the other—hey, I’ve been there—and it also makes it very portable. Take it on the road: it’s a little more sophisticated (and a lot better audio-wise) than sharing a single set of earphones between two people—I’ve been there too.

Going “under the hood” a little bit, I think you’ll be pleased to know that Tubular is Bluetooth capable. That means you can control your speakers wirelessly using your very own music player as the remote control. Yes! No more docking stations hogging your player.

Bluetooth convenience also means that Tubular is compatible with any Bluetooth device—that includes the latest generation of iPod Touch and your smartphone, for two examples. That’s also where docking station speakers fall short of Tubular—some are designed for one model of iPod, and that’s it. Tubular gives you flexibility and freedom, dude. Pick your favorite device and go.

There are two cords—a little one connecting the speakers for two-way stereo sound, and the USB recharging cord—and they aren’t a bummer. Each is smartly designed to coil around a rubber spool on the bottom of each speaker so it’s all one compact, cylindrical piece of affordable audio excellence.

And yes, I did mention recharging. No battery headaches. Plug in the speakers to any USB port for just a couple of hours and they’re ready to musically move you for 6 to 8 hours.

Volume buttons and easy one-touch Bluetooth pairing are just the icing on the cake. But check Tubular out for yourself. Learn more by visiting our product page. We promise you’ll like these little beauties, at home or wherever you want a little music to share out loud.

And there is one more reason to consider these speakers: right now the IPEVO Store is offering a Buy One, Get One 50% Off deal for Tubular! It’s only for a limited time, so visit right away!

For more information about IPEVO products, please visit: http://www.ipevo.com.

Tubular—IPEVO Adds a Rock Star to Its Lineup

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT, Tubular) by ipevoblog on 2009-12-30

First and foremost: everybody at IPEVO hopes you had a fantastic holiday, and we wish you the best of success in 2010!

IPEVO has a great new product to set the New Year off right. Tubular Wireless Speakers are coming, and it’s going to be big! I managed to get a sneak peak of Tubular from our development team, and I’m super-excited that IPEVO is starting the New Year off with a bang.

Tubular solves a couple problems a lot of us have with music player speakers. Most of these speakers are just plain too big. These “docking stations” usually just end up as permanent decorations, taking up a lot of space on your dresser or nightstand. We wanted you to be able to easily take our speakers on the go.

The other problem with docking stations is that they take the music player out of your hands! This is especially uncool if your player is a smartphone or another device you could be multitasking with.

Well, good design identifies existing problems and then offers solutions, and that’s what we think we’ve achieved with Tubular. What is Tubular? And why the funny name? Well, “tubular” is surf lingo, dude. It refers to riding in the “barrel” of the wave. And like a “tasty wave,” IPEVO’s Tubular features a cylinder design. But Tubular is not just about shape: any surfer will tell you “tubular” also means “cool” or “awesome.” And the most tubular part about Tubular is…!

Sorry, but I can’t reveal all the details yet! That wouldn’t be very fun. I know the suspense is unbearable, but you’ll have to wait until the next preview for more about Tubular.

For now, have a safe and happy New Year, and thanks for reading!