IPEVO is One of CIO Review’s “20 Most Promising Education Technology Providers”

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Filed Under (Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, All Products, All Applications) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-12-15

CIO Review, a Fremont-based technology magazine focused on business innovators, has included IPEVO in its list of the 20 most promising ed tech service providers. We are very humbled to be included with so many tech pioneers and innovators.

Check out the full article and see what our CEO and head designer Royce Hong had to say about IPEVO’s affordable tech solutions – including his explanation of IPEVO’s “only what’s necessary” philosophy that helps teachers focus on teaching instead of on complicated devices.

Creating Interactive Classrooms in a Cost Effective Way

Interactive whiteboards, digital document cameras and interactive classroom accessories are drastically changing the ways how students learn in classrooms. Right at the center of this change is IPEVO, a CA based company that provides interactive classroom equipments which are simple, powerful, and affordable.

Royce Hong, CEO and head or design at IFEVO is a man of difference. “We believe how schools and teachers benefit from using our products are much more valuable than the cold hard cash from a single transaction,” he begins. The reflection of this thought is visible from the company’s products that carry extremely disruptive pricing. “The existing interactive teaching tools are very costly and require professional installation and extensive training to properly integrate into the daily curriculum,” says Hong. “This cuts off educational institutions with limited budgets, and more often than not we see teachers struggle to master the complex technology while trying to teach at the same time,” he adds. Here is where the aesthetically designed tools from IPEVO make a difference.

IPEVO’s wide range of products including document cameras, internet conference stations, and interactive whiteboard systems are aimed at equipping all the classrooms—about 3 million in the U.S.—interactive and productive. The highlight of their product line would be the IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System priced at just $149, while a conventional interactive whiteboard costs more than $2000. Adding to it, the Document Cameras Visualizers that starts from just $69 enable teachers to document and project everything, Finally, the company’s interactive classroom accessories aid the use of computers and smart devices in the classroom, “Our affordable tools make sure that no one is left out of the dream because of budget constraints,” says Hong.

For educators with truly limited resources, IPEVO has started the “Wishpool” program, where teachers write in and inform them on how the product can benefit their class. The company will then send the featured EdTech product free and the teachers are encouraged to share their stories and pictures of the product in action. “Wishpool not only supports teachers with the technology needed for their classrooms, it also helps IPEVO to better design products based on the hundreds of direct feedbacks from real classrooms,” says Hong. This “Experience-driven Design Process” ensures that IPEVO products are easy and intuitive to use so teachers can focus on educating and not on explaining how equipments work.

“Not only that, we edit our technology to ‘only what’s necessary’ configurations, using the least amount of technology to enable teachers to maximize their teaching goals,” says Hong. IPEVO also sells directly to schools and school districts, enabling them to price the products highly competitive.

In the short span of time, IPEVO has become a trusted partner to K-12 schools all over the U.S. In an effort to improve the interactive classroom experience, Randall G. Black, Technology Integration Specialist of Huntington Middle School in Huntington, WV, distributed 21 IPEVO P2V USB cameras to the teaching staff in late 2013. After a month, the survey documented that 74 percent of the teachers had installed the P2V, 79 percent had no problem installing the accompanying software, and 58 percent had implemented the P2V in their classroom instructions. This resulted in the school purchasing additional cameras.

With success stories like the above, the future seems bright for IPEVO, as they are developing new products that work seamlessly with iPads and other smart devices, unleashing the potentials of these devices for the classroom learning environment. With over 35 percent of K-12 schools in the U.S.—public and private—currently using I PEVO’s technology, the company is strongly inching towards making every single classroom engaging and productive.

IS-01 Tips and Tricks #3- Drawing a Planet with Annotator

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, All Products, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by joseph on 2013-12-26

 

IPEVO’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System and Annotator are perfect for drawing and annotating over lessons. Here we are going to show you a few easy steps you can take to draw a planet that you can share and use with your students. And if you don’t have Annotator don’t worry, IS-01 is compatible with any drawing program that receives mouse input. Give it a try and let us know what art programs you use with IS-01 down in the comments.

1. Select the Shape Tool:

Double click the shape tool icon to access the options for your tool. Now choose your desired color and size.

2. Draw a Circle:

From the top left/right corner drag the Interactive Pen down to the opposite bottom right/left corner to create a circle.

3. Draw the First Ring:

Starting from the top left corner drag another circle down towards the bottom right corner creating an ellipse.

4. Draw the Second Ring and Erase:

Repeat Step 3, but further out this time. Then select your eraser tool and erase the appropriate areas.

5. Screen Capture:

Select the the tool with a camera icon on it to take a screen capture. Then save, and rename as you wish.

6. Re-load Image:

You can now re-load the image whenever you need it.

For more Tips and Tricks check out these!

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IS-01 Tips and Tricks #2- 6 Ways to Improve Your Lesson with IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System and Annotator

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, Software and App, All Products, APPLICATION, IS-01, PRODUCT) by joseph on 2013-12-18

IPEVO’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System and Annotator Software can be a great addition to any classroom.  It is a tool that can help to improve any lesson or activity.  Here are just 6 ways IS-01 can help improve your lesson.  Have a suggestion on how you would use IS-01?  Let us know down in the comments.
1. Powerpoint and Presentation Software:
IPEVO’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System is compatible with any power point presentation software.  You can even write and highlight sections for emphasis when using IPEVO’s Annotator Software.

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Isabel Yrene presentation for her student's parents.

Isabel Yrene presentation for her student’s parents.

2. Interactive Games and Apps:
Create fun educational games with IPEVO’s Annotator and IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System. Any interactive application or website that your mouse can operate will be compatible with IS-01 and it’s interactive pen.

Stephanie Peters students annotate on top of a concrete wall.

Stephanie Peters students annotate on top of a concrete wall.

Students at Crosby Middle School working with their "Magic Wand."

Students at Crosby Middle School working with their “Magic Wand.”

3. Checking Work and Teaching Lessons:
Load files and combine IS-01 with Annotator to write/draw and create an immersive lesson.  Or use any of IPEVO’s document cameras to project the image and annotate over it.

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Beckie Nieman has her student practice their writing with IPEVO’s IS-01 and P2V.

4. Interact with Videos
Annotate and interact with live videos to help enhance your lesson. IPEVO’s IS-01 is compatible with YouTube and any media player.

5. Drawing:
Create drawings and notes using IS-01 and Annotator or other drawing applications like MS Paint to help in your lessons.

Sandra Steinfadt using IS-01 to explain one point perspective.

Sandra Steinfadt using IS-01 to explain one point perspective.

Amy Augle students IS-01 during their math class.

Amy Augle students IS-01 during their math class.

6. Write and Draw over Posters and Props:
Use any poster or prop and write/draw over it.  Be careful of any posters with a glossy surface as it can interfere with the Sensor Cam.

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For more Tips and Tricks check out these links!

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IS-01 Tips and Tricks #1- Calibrating with Ceiling Mount

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, IS-01) by joseph on 2013-12-10

IPEVO’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System can be positioned on most any flat surface or tripod.  Included with IS-01 is a ceiling mount, which allows you to mount your Sensor Cam onto a ceiling or ceiling-mounted projector.  Here are a few tips and tricks on how to mount your ceiling mount and calibrate your IS-01.

1. Check the Distance and Alignment:

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Have someone tap the four white squares as you adjust the Sensor Cam to align with your target surface.

2. Attach the Mount:

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Twist the Sensor Cam base onto the screw on the ceiling mount until tight. Turn the star-shaped knob near the base for additional angle adjustment.

3. Remove the Sticker:

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The sticker of the ceiling mount is extremely adhesive and should only be applied once. This is why we recommend you check your alignment before mounting.

4. Mount the Ceiling Mount:

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Ensure the intended mounting target is clean then affix the ceiling mount onto the the intended mounting surface.

For more Tips and Tricks check out these links!

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Ultimate 2013 iPad Lovers’ Gift Guide

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, PadPillow Pillow Stand for All Generations of iPad, All Products, APPLICATION, 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.

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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.

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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, All Products, 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, All Products, APPLICATION, 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

11 Ways to Light Your Doc Cam Subject

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, All Products, APPLICATION, Staff Picks) by ipevoblog on 2013-09-18

Document cameras are great for inclusive, interactive learning in the classroom and for large-screen projection at the office. But in low-light situations — particularly when you’ve turned the light off to provide a better view of the projection screen — lighting your subject can be a problem. Here are 11 solutions to that problem. After all, capturing text, objects or devices is only effective when you have the proper exposure. Otherwise, you and your audience are in the dark.

1. Desktop Lamps
Let’s start with the most obvious. An ordinary lamp can provide plenty of good light in a pinch. You’ll have to experiment with the position and angle that gives you medium-level exposure without too much glare, which is a particular problem with shiny electronic screens like tablets and smartphones.

2. USB LED Lights
Directed, even LED light, can help light the way when you have a computer and USB port handy. As a bonus, most of these are poseable for even more customization.

3. LED Bike Lights
Hey, if it can light the road ahead for your bike, it’s up to the task when it comes to your doc cam. These are usually also small enough to give you some versatility for setup. And afterward, you can clamp it to your bike for the ride home. Now that’s multitasking!

4. Keychain Lights
This category covers not just lights on keychains, but any of the portable, one-bulb LED lights that you can find in a variety of contexts. Just make sure you get one that can switch on and off… you don’t want to keep having to press the light in while you’re trying to give your presentation!

5. Clip-on Lights
These are ideal for targeted light when you have a table or similar feature to clamp the light to. If you’re using something like a Scan Kit to mount your documents upright, you have a perfect surface for a clip-on.

6. Book/Reading Lights
These lights, which also clip onto surfaces, provide a low, even light and are nice and small. If you’re finding that other solutions are blasting the subject with too much light, try one of these.

7. Ring Lights
Smaller ring lights might do the job with a little know-how and creative improvisation. And if the light is placed around the document camera lens, you’ll be dealing with little to no glare problems.

Point 2 View was mentioned as a favorite new tool of Dr. Hitoshi Kozu, M.D. who runs a medical clinic bearing his name in Tokyo. Dr. Kozu fitted an LED ring light onto the head of the camera so the throat would be well-illuminated. Source: Point 2 View is Featured in Nikkei Medical

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8. Light Boxes
Most of us are familiar with these in the context of X-rays at the doctor’s office. But light boxes can also be used in conjunction with doc cams. These provide great light for documents, but aren’t very helpful for objects or books.

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9. Phone Lights
The ordinary light coming from your phone could do the job if you’re out of other options, plus there are dedicated “torch” or “flashlight” apps that provide bright, even light. This option is best paired with a phone stand so you won’t need to physically hold the phone in place.
10. iPad
Kind of the same deal as #9, plus there are many more stands available for iPad than for smartphones, plus iPad provides a larger area of light. Again, bright and even light is the key (and one that doesn’t turn off every 30 seconds; tweak your settings). This is probably a no-go for longer sessions, as battery power starts becoming an issue.

11. Helmet or Headband Lights
If you don’t mind looking like a dork, this can be a pretty clever solution for hands-on demonstrations (such as a science experiment or showing off an iPad app). Sorry in advance for the pun, but you’d really be using your head if you tried this out.

We probably haven’t exhausted everything that’s possible, but you get the idea: when it comes to proper exposure, it’s whatever works! And your audience will thank you when they can see what you’re talking about.
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How to Introduce Pets to Your New Pillow Stand

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, All Products, APPLICATION, 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?

PadPillow and Nibbles

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

PadPillow and Nibbles

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.

PadPillow Buy Now

IPEVO’s Back to School Special, Part 2

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Filed Under (iPad in Education, All Products, APPLICATION, All Applications, IPEVO, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2013-08-26

Back to School

We’re back with the second part of our Back to School Special. Here’s more that will interest educators and parents. Got iPad? We’ve Got iPad Accessories iPad continues to make inroads into education, and we have everything you need to make the most of everyone’s favorite tablet. For two examples, check out the Perch Desktop Stand (which is a great stand to hold iPad in place for stop motion video projects) and the Typi Folio Case + Wireless Keyboard. Typing is a great skill for young learners to develop, and many educators have reported success teaching typing with this versatile three-in-one case, stand and keyboard.

Perch and Typi

Back-to-School Sale: the PV-01 Save money with our sale for the PV-01 360 Degree Rotating Folio Case for iPad. With many cases, your only option is landscape orientation. But with PV-01, just give the inside case a twist to enjoy both landscape and portrait modes. Normally $26.00, PV-01 in four classy colors is now available for just $12.99! Don’t leave your valuable iPad unprotected: take a spin with the PV-01.

PV-01 360 Degree Rotating Folio Case for iPad

PV-01 360 Degree Rotating Folio Case for iPad

Exclusive Amazon PadPillow Deal, Plus $3 Coupon Attention deal hunters: we’re pleased to announce a special offer on Amazon for our extremely popular PadPillow Pillow Stand. The stand that conforms to your body (or bed, or chair, or carpet) for comfy iPad sessions is selling for just $24.95. PLUS: Check out this $3 off Amazon coupon through Facebook.

Use both and pay just $21.95. And while you’re on Facebook, Like us, please!

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Knowledge is Power for Back to School
There are several resources available on the web with handy tips and tricks so you can make the most out of IPEVO products in your classroom. Many such tips have been culled straight from educators. Check out some of these links for ideas and inspiration:
WS-01 Wireless Station
Ziggi-HD USB Document Camera
Point 2 View USB Document Camera
IPEVO Typi Folio Case + Wireless Keyboard for iPad 4, 3 and 2 PadPillow Pillow Stand for iPad
Remember: IPEVO is ready to be your back-to-school partner. Best of luck in the coming year, and let’s change education for the better a little bit at a time.