Use your iPhone as a Document Camera with the Articulating Video Stand

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT, Staff Picks) by joseph on 2014-02-23

Whether you are teaching a class or presenting at a meeting the Articulating Video Stand when combined with your iPhone can create a stable and high quality document camera.  All you need is the Articulating Video Stand, iPhone device, VGA convertor, and projector.  Connect your iPhone device to any projector with a VGA Convertor and using the Articulating Video Stand easily position your iPhone parallel to your document.  And with IPEVO’s free Presenter App unlock the full capability of your iPhone’s HD camera, making presenting that much easier.

Notes:

  • You can purchase the VGA Converter at the Apple Store.
  • Combining your iPhone and Articulating Video Stand and connecting them to a TV or monitor can create a great display for users with vision impairments.

7 Real Stories: Demo the iPad with USB Document cam

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, iPad in Education, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, APPLICATION, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2013-04-26

Following stories are written by teachers, educators and other professionals. They provided the first hand experience on how the document cam assisted them on education and presentations using the iPad.

1. Kathy’s Story
Kathy Schrock, educational technologist, adjunct professor at Arcadia University. She chooses P2V to project iPad for the following reasons: easy to set up, low cost and compatible with smartphones, iPads, and other electronic devices.

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“Good things come in small (low-cost) packages! With so many of us trying to demo our smartphones, iPads, or other devices to an audience of educators, the IPEVO Point 2 View ($69) is something to consider for your toolbox! It easily connects to a computer to project to a large group using an LCD projector for real-time viewing of the screens of the electronic devices we are trying to show.”

Let Kathy tell you more:http://blog.kathyschrock.net/2010/08/point-2-view-document-camera-review.html

2. Paul’ Story
7stories_02Paul Yip, educational technologist at The Bishop Strachan School. He selects P2V to deliver a quick iPad demo in a conference room for these conveniences: handy, portability, plug-and-play USB, no power cable required, compatible with iPods, iPad and apps

“For those of us doing demos of iPods and iPads, it seems to be one of those “perfect things” as it gives you the ability to show a complete workflow of either device, without relying on one special video cable as well as any apps’ compatibility with video out. Removing it from the stand gets me thinking about poking it into different parts of science experiments, or using it as a “field” camera with a laptop on a stage, in a gym or outdoors. These types of uses are more or less impossible with the larger ones.”

Let Paul tell you more:http://themindofachildblog.blogspot.tw/2011/01/review-ipevos-p2v-80-document-camera.html

3. Steven’s Story
Steven Sande, Mac/iPad/iPhone guru, puts his iPad (or iPhone) on the big screen with P2V. Because P2V is low in cost, easy to set up, and compatible with every app.

“One of the things that was a bit frustrating for me after purchasing the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter was finding out that it doesn’t work with every iPad app… So what if you want to teach an iPad class and show your students everything that’s going on your iPad? ……
There’s a less expensive and pretty cool little camera that seems like it was designed just for doing iPad demos. The IPEVO Point 2 View (P2V) USB camera is inexpensive, has remarkably good resolution, and comes with a stand that is perfect for doing demos.”

Let Steven tell you more:http://www.tuaw.com/2010/05/27/frustrated-by-no-universal-video-out-for-ipad-ipevo-p2v-can-hel/

4. Nathan’s Story
Nathan Curtis, founder/principal of EightShapes, told us how P2V solve many challenging aspects of sharing sketches in real time, and the benefits using P2V to demonstrate a device:

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“I often throw a device (notably, my iPhone or iPad) under the IPEVO camera to demonstrate an experience with actual gestures, responsiveness and more, which feels more real that using an application like iOS Simulator on the Mac.”

Let Nathan tell you more: http://www.eightshapes.com/

5. Deborah’s Story
Deborah Highfill, art teacher at Cannon Elementary, shared how the Ziggi changed the way she teach and the learning atmosphere.

“I’ve used document cameras before but never have I seen a document camera display such clear, crisp, high quality images on the screen like this one. It can even display images from an iPad, which was something the document camera I had before could not do. “

Let Deborah tell you more: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/142

6. Alicia’s Story
Alicia Elrod, teacher at Lakeshore Elementary School, uses P2V to project iPad for its easiness to setup, image quality, and compatibility to all apps.

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“I started using my document camera as soon as it arrived! It was very easy to set up and the quality is excellent! So far, I have used it to model graphing, share photos related to our science topic, and to show science videos from an app on my iPad. “

Let Alicia tell you more: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/97

7. Phil’s Story
Phil Goodman, Apple Certified Trainer, told us why he used IPEVO’s Point 2 View USB Document Camera to conduct iPad training for members of LAPUG: low cost, portability, and image quality.

“After using many different products to view the iPad, I settled on the Point 2 View, because it appeared to be an inexpensive yet flexible method to demonstrate the products we’re discussing…The P2V has much higher resolution and is much lighter and more flexible to set up and carry around.”

Let Phil tell you more: https://blog.ipevo.com/?p=2322

A World of Difference for Students – The Point 2 View in Art Class

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, IPEVO, Staff Picks) by ipevoblog on 2012-03-19

Recently we had the pleasure of checking in with Tricia Fuglestad, a K-5 Visual Art Teacher in Arlington Heights, IL. She’s the current recipient of the NAEA 2012 Illinois Art Teacher of the Year. And she had plenty to teach us about using IPEVO’s Point 2 View USB Document Camera in her art class.

Tricia originally became interested in the Point 2 View after attending an education tech conference in her area. Many educators were praising the Point 2 View for its high quality and low price, and she decided to try it out.

Thus far, Tricia has developed 6 ways to use the Point 2 View in art class. We’ll let Tricia tell you more in her own words:

  1. Animation: “The Point 2 View was a perfect tool for explaining and demonstrating the stop motion animation process to my students. Just move an object, click the snapshot button to take a still image, and move the object again.”
  2. Augmented Reality: “We printed out an Augmented Reality marker in order to view a 3-D model of the Parthenon on the projection screen during our study of Greek art. Students could hold the marker at a comfortable level to view the model from all angles.”Augmented Reality
  3. iPads and iPods: “I connect the Point 2 View to the computer and project these devices for demos. This use is perfect for the Point 2 View.”
  4. Photo Booth: “Apple’s Photo Booth allows the Point 2 View to record video. I can aim the Point 2 View at my students who are too small to reach the desktop camera or who can’t position themselves because of a disability. We recorded students’ lips for artwork we created.” (At the top of the page is their amazing video presentation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax using this method!)
  5. Sharing sketches: “The Point 2 View gives my students a way to share their sketches or writings with the class quickly. It’s perfect for playing guessing games or sharing with the class to see if artwork has communicated ideas clearly.”
  6. Fine Art Techniques: “The Point 2 View is great for demonstrating small detailed techniques. Instead of calling all the students out of their seats to stand over me as I demonstrate, I use the camera to make art along with them.” (See picture below for the setup Tricia used to demonstrate in real time how to create the illusion of a curved 3D apple.)P2V Apple Setup

Tricia sums up the Point 2 View this way: “The Point 2 View has amazing clarity and great weight balance, and I like that it uses USB as opposed to other document cameras that use VGA, which requires more fiddling with the projector. $69 is a very affordable price for a teaching tool that can make a world of difference for students.”

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and your images, Tricia, we really appreciate it. Please check out Tricia’s school website for even more great artwork. And for any readers interested in learning more, head on over to our Point 2 View page for more info and ideas.

Tubi or Not Tubi? Definitely Tubi

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2012-03-04

IPEVO Tubi

iPhone owners take note: you’re going to love this. IPEVO‘s newest product is Tubi, and it’s about as impressive a companion piece to your phone that you’ll ever come across. Just look at the pictures!

Tubi is a natural sound amplifier for iPhone 3G/3GS and 4/4S (adapters for both models are included). Tubi’s shape and dimensions acoustically amplify sound from the phone’s built-in speakers, making the volume significantly louder. And here’s the coolest part: it does this without electricity! It’s all about natural acoustics.

And not only does Tubi amplify sound — it spreads sound waves in all directions to create a fuller sonic experience. It’s the kind of thing where you have to hear it to believe it, but basically instruments will sound closer and more intimate, almost like the musicians are working their magic right next to you. For this reason, Tubi is great for old-school music like jazz, big band, and classical.

And on the topic of old school, it doesn’t get more classic than the phonograph. And as you probably guessed, the phonograph was the original design inspiration for Tubi. Our designers took the iconic horn and updated it with a larger-than-life modern aesthetic. And by the way, we definitely didn’t skimp on materials: the horn is made from real hand-crafted brass, and the base is made from solid aluminum.

All of this adds up to a one-of-a-kind showpiece that will wow most anybody. Can you imagine entertaining guests at your dinner party, cranking up some Benny Goodman or John Coltrane, and saying, “By the way, check this out?” That’s the kind of pure style and impressive cool we think Tubi captures. And we hope you feel the same way.

Check out Tubi’s product page, and let us know what you think about IPEVO’s new member of the family.

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:

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“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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Listen up! OPEN is Here!

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, IPEVO, Open) by ipevoblog on 2010-10-21

Just got word that the newest IPEVO product is now ready for its introduction to the world: Open Stereo Earphones with in-line Mic. There are several reasons why you just might want your own pair of these. They’re designed for all the “i”siPhone, iPad, and iPod – and they’re made with something called Open Guided Sound (OGS) technology. They fit over your ears, not in your ears like ear buds, and they guide sound into your ears from the outside.

Basically, that means you can hear what’s going on around you. This is key for us multitaskers. With these earphones, now you can REALLY do several things at once! Watch a video on your iPad at Starbucks while chatting with your friend and listening for your name to be called for your caramel frappuccino. Or take a walk with the baby stroller, and jam to your 80s cardio mix as you remain aware of traffic, your exercise buddy and, of course, the baby. With smartphones and new gadgets like the iPad, it’s no longer just about burying your ears in music at the expense of everything else, and Open Stereo Earphones reflect that.

You can check out more info, specs, and listening ideas on the IPEVO Store page. The rest of this entry is more about some stuff you might not find on the features list. This is real insider information here, so listen carefully. First of all, the package itself is kind of a work of art, and personally I think it’d be a “wow” gift idea, given the presentation. It has a cool triangle vibe, and it’s so thin, it’s unbelievable. Remember those days when you’d have to tear apart some huge plastic monstrosity to get to a little device? Well, IPEVO has never done that, and the Open package really reaffirms the company’s commitment to less waste.

On that topic, there’s no Quick Start booklet inside; to save even more paper, the quick start information is printed on the cardboard that holds the unit in place. And the holder as well as the box are made with recycled paper. That all adds up to earth-friendliness, and you shouldn’t expect less from IPEVO!

Open Stereo Earphones are available now at the IPEVO Online Store!

Teaching the iPad, With a Little Help from the Point 2 View

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, iPad in Education, All Products, APPLICATION, IPEVO, P2V) by ipevoblog on 2010-07-27

In this entry, we check in with Phil Goodman, who owns Goodman Consulting. Phil is an Apple Certified Trainer, and in addition to corporate consulting, he enjoys teaching various topics focused on Apple products and portable tech. Based in Los Angeles, he has taught at several Apple Stores and the annual Macworld Expo, among other venues. Phil also runs the Los Angeles Portable User Group (LAPUG), a group of about 300 members dedicated to portable technologies.

As you can imagine, the latest hot topic for LAPUG has been Apple’s iPad. We were happy to learn that Phil has exclusively used IPEVO’s Point 2 View USB Document Camera to conduct iPad training for members of LAPUG and others in the Los Angeles community.

Phil was good(man) enough to share why he decided to use the Point 2 View:

“After using many different products to view the iPad, I settled on the Point 2 View, because it appeared to be an inexpensive yet flexible method to demonstrate the products we’re discussing. In the past, I’ve used camcorders on tripods as well as overhead camera/document readers. Those products were bulky, and were always limited to television resolution. Although they did provide 30 frames per second quality, the resolution left much to be desired. The P2V has much higher resolution [up to 1600 x 1200, if you’re curious!], and is much lighter and more flexible to set up and carry around.”

To expand a little on what Phil expressed so eloquently, the Point 2 View is a nice choice for showing iPhone, iPad, and similar electronics because of its macro mode and excellent rendering of details up close (as close as 2 inches). Autofocus means your focus will stay nice and sharp, and the Point 2 View’s jointed stand lets you position the camera exactly where you need it to be. Cool? Cool.

So whether you’re teaching a group of portable tech enthusiasts, like Phil, or just sharing an app with a friend over video chat, the Point 2 View is a smart choice. Consider that your free consultation!

To visit the Point 2 View USB Camera’s product page: http://www.ipevo.com/Point-2-View-USB-Camera_p_70.html

Click here to download the tabloid printable template for Point 2 View USB Document Camera and your smart phone.

* 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 #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

Tubular Wireless Speakers Make All the Right Moves

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, IPEVO, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2010-03-25

I just caught up with our friend Jenni Hong. She’s busy busy busy, but graciously took the time out of her schedule to chat about her use of our favorite wireless speakers, Tubular.

Jenni is the artistic director and choreographer of Jenni Hong Dance, based in New York City. I don’t know much about dance – frankly I’m a hazard out there on the dance floor, and I step on a lot of toes – so it was great to learn about a gifted performer pursuing her craft. In mid-February, Jenni and her dance company enjoyed a week-long residency at historic Kirkland Farm, located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. This place has a rich history as an artist’s haven dating back to the 1930s; definitely check out the link, it’s pretty interesting, and awfully scenic!

Images from Jenni Hong Dance

Images from Jenni Hong Dance

Anywho, the company rehearsed and developed new routines in the various cool places on the farm, getting creative by taking advantage of the “found” spaces.

Like I said, I don’t know much about dance, but I do know it’s best to do it to music. And how are performance artists like Jenni Hong and her company going to blast out the tunes in a convenient and ultra-portable way, so as not to hinder the creative process? Enter Tubular Wireless Speakers.

“The portability of Tubular was fantastic when we were doing site-specific work,” Jenni told us, “whether it was dancing around in a random staircase, a horse barn, a large bath tub, or other places, because we could just carry it wherever we go, indoors or outdoors.”

Jenni continued: “The ability to control songs played on Tubular with my iPhone was also very helpful when we were working in various corners of the big house we were in. We could just leave Tubular in one place and deal with volume and switching tracks from wherever we were.”

Jenni pretty much summed it all up. Tubular is compact and wireless, and that makes it very portable. Plus, it’s Bluetooth-capable, and that means you can use your Bluetooth music player as your remote control. When you want to enjoy music with friends (or in Jenni’s case, enjoy music AND do work), and you don’t want a lot of hassle, Tubular Wireless Speakers are your answer. Thanks a lot, Jenni, and best of luck to Jenni Hong Dance!

To visit Jenni Hong Dance’s website, please visit: http://www.jennihongdance.com

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

IPEVO Info on the Go – the IPEVO Blog Goes Mobile!

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Filed Under (All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2010-03-09

I know, I know, you can’t do without the IPEVO Blog and all of its invaluable information and updates. But what about when you’re away from your computer? You know, texting a friend while lounging on that floating mattress thing in the middle of a swimming pool, for one example. Listening to a groovy playlist on the bus ride home from work, for another. Well, we’re nothing if not solution-oriented.

Introducing the mobile version of IPEVO Blog! (Cue the trumpet fanfare.)

Yes, your favorite source for IPEVO tech news is all grown up. It’s taken wing, flown the coop, left the nest, and all kinds of other bird-related metaphors. You can now access a streamlined and phone-friendly version of the blog from your iPhone, Android, or whatever other smart phone you happen to be winging around (okay, I’ll stop with the bird stuff!).

Added bonus: with the mobile version, our super-smart web wizards have also made it easy to share blog posts via Twitter or email. Now you really have no excuse to spread the word about your IPEVO experience, do you?

As you can see, we’ve captured a few phone images of the new mobile IPEVO Blog in action. Pretty cool, huh? And as the ultimate cherry on top, we used the Point 2 View USB Camera to snap these! I mean, how could we not? This is the perfect task to use the Point 2 View Camera for, considering its great macro mode for all the little details of the screen, and its multi-jointed stand to get just the right angle and frame. No, we can’t forget our favorite web camera, he’s just too adorable. Here’s the Point 2 View product page in case you’d like to visit.

Well, that’s that. Now you can visit one of your favorite blogs when you’re on the move—in style.