How to Put a Charge Into Your Classroom with the USB SuperCharger

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Filed Under (iPad in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT, Web Conferencing) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-06-12

More and more teachers are using iPads in the classroom, whether it’s for special projects or for everyday lessons. And when you get that many tablets together — and that many young students who may or may not have perfect charging habits — keeping all the iPads charged throughout the day becomes a huge challenge.

That’s why IPEVO introduced the USB SuperCharger. The USB SuperCharger is a convenient 4-slot charging station that will keep those iPads juiced. Using just a single wall socket, teachers can keep up to 4 iPads charging.

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The thing that makes the USB SuperCharger special is that each of its 4 charging slots features a full 2.1 amps. That means the iPads are charging at full speed. You might be familiar with chargers which deliver a weak, slow charge because 2.1 amps is being spread to 2 or more iPads. That’s not the case with the USB SuperCharger. Speed is never compromised.

Given its 4 slots and full charge speeds, the USB SuperCharger is all about smart battery management. You can keep the USB SuperCharger out on a desk or tabletop as a dedicated charging station. Neither the teacher nor the students have to fish around for an extra adapter or hunt for a spare wall socket.

When’s the best time and what’s the best schedule for charging? You’ll quickly discover what works best in your classroom. Keep the iPads plugged in while students are using them, and you’ll never have to worry about dead batteries stopping a lesson. Or, plug the iPads in between activities (or at night) so they never get low. You can even keep a few extra iPads charging on reserve so you can swap out any iPads on low batteries. That way, the lesson is never interrupted.

Through the IPEVO Wishpool program, we learned how teacher Dee Hamlet from St. Joseph Catholic School in Marion, Iowa uses the USB SuperCharger in her classroom:

“Now we are able to use multiple iPads in our classroom throughout the day without worrying about the batteries dying. Charging 4 of my 7 iPads at one time each night is helping free up more iPads for center, group, and individual work. My students are able to create movies, use the web, and interact with one another more on their blog now that they have more iPads available to use each day.”

And here’s how teacher Nancy Hoatson from Sutherland Public School in Nebraska characterized her use of the USB SuperCharger:

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“I am astounded by the speed and versatility of the IPEVO USB SuperCharger. I am able to charge four of my iPads at the same time in a fraction of the time it takes to charge one device. I can charge any device that has a USB charger. I have 5 iPads and 25 students and this charger has changed my classroom, making all my resources accessible all day long.”

How will you use your USB SuperCharger? Check it out and discover how it could change your classroom.

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6 Reasons Why PadPillow Makes a Great Mother’s Day Gift

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Filed Under (iPad in Education, All Products, APPLICATION, All Applications, PadPillow) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-05-04

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Did you remember that Mother’s Day is almost here? Sure, we believe you — you didn’t forget! And even though it’s the thought that counts, Mom is going to take it personally if you don’t deliver on the big day. So why not skip the usual chocolates, flowers, or unwanted cookware? Here’s 6 reasons to surprise Mom with a PadPillow on Mother’s Day.

1. Health matters

Without adequate support, posture problems while using iPad are common in older and younger folks alike. With PadPillow, you can help Mom get comfortably and correctly situated while typing, surfing the web, or watching videos. And there’s another important reason to use a PadPillow: it provides just the right angle to support the hands and wrists for those with arthritis. In fact, many reviewers report just that on PadPillow’s Amazon webpage if you want to take a peek.

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2. Comfort matters

Lightweight, soft materials make the PadPillow cushy and yet firm enough to do its thing. Plus, PadPillow’s soft foam will keep iPad’s heat away when she’s binge-watching her favorite show, reading a book she can’t put down, or enjoying a long video call.

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3. Versatility matters

PadPillow was created for all generations of iPad. However, hundreds of users have come up with a long list of items you can also use it with, including Kindle, smart phones, some small laptops, other tablets and e-readers, and many more. So, if your mom has one of these products, chances are the PadPillow will be a great complement for her preferred device.

4. Design matters

Just take a look at the pictures — this could be love at first sight. The PadPillow is pretty! You just have to pick your mom’s favorite color (or the color that’ll match the living room curtains), and you’ll be all set.

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5. Convenience matters

Made with easy-to-wash materials, PadPillow won’t cause any trouble if it gets dirty or needs to go into storage for a while. Plus, it’s small enough for Mom to take along whenever she travels, even on the bus or plane. PadPillow is just the right size. And remember, it’s not heavy at all.

6. Surprise matters

Mom won’t expect anything out of the ordinary for Mother’s Day, and that’s exactly what you can deliver with PadPillow. Besides, maybe she doesn’t even know that her perfect gift is just sitting out there and waiting for her? And moms, if you’re reading this and you get a PadPillow, I know what you’re thinking: that means an iPad is on its way too, right? Let’s hope so!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Top 11 Style Tips for Your Summer Reading

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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 2013-07-30

Would you believe a pillow stand will make you look (and feel) like the coolest, most put-together summer reader ever? It will. Trust us.

1. Horizontal is In
You may have heard that vertical is in. That’s so 2008. Get horizontal and support your book in any position — to the envy of all your frenemies.

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2. Moisturize
Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to– Oh, wait, I have an extra hand free because of my cool pillow stand.

 

3. Choose the Right Colors
You can’t just tell people how good you are at expressing your individuality. You have to show people.

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4. Find a Form That Suits You
The “sideways sit” should only be attempted with a versatile pillow stand and 1 to 2 years of dedicated study at a European fashion house.

 

5. Mix It Up
Will you choose book, tablet, Kindle or magazine? The answer is: Yes. You simply can’t be caught dead with just one type of reading material.

 

6. Make Your Accessories Work
Before the pillow stand, the world of tablet computing and the world of drinking could never collide. Forget all you know, or think you know.

 

7. Take Full Advantage of Textures
And by “textures,” I mean the amazing feeling of sand between your toes as you laze away the day.

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8. Layers, Layers, Layers
I mean, seriously. A stand that conforms to your lap? The only thing better is pairing that with the classic boyfriend headrest.

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9. Define Your Look, Not the Other Way Around
Because television is such a critical darling nowadays, you’ll always look intelligent and “with it” when you make the switch between your book and catching up on Breaking Bad.

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10. Be Serious About Your Fun
You deserve it all — the great outdoors, comfy lounging, and multimedia entertainment at a proper viewing angle. This much fun requires your serious face.

 

11. Know Where to Shop
You can get the PadPillow Stand in 6 different colors from IPEVO.com. Think of it as foam couture.

 

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Who Loves PadPillow?

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Filed Under (iPad in Education, All Products, APPLICATION, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2013-04-08

We all love our iPad, and our iPad loves sitting on PadPillow, but PadPillow is also appreciated by a lot more! Here are some photos we received from PadPillow lovers.

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IPEVO’s unofficial mascot Roy and PadPillow.

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Shiba dog Sammy and PadPillow.

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PadPillow as chair cushion. Original blog entry in Japanese.

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Having a sweet dream on PadPillow? Original blog entry in Japanese.

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Three New Colors — The PadPillow Family Grows

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, All Products, APPLICATION, IPEVO, PadPillow) by ipevoblog on 2012-05-13

Are you familiar with PadPillow? It’s the soft pillow stand that makes your e-reading and tablet computing much more comfortable. And now PadPillow is available in three new colors — Lemongrass, Honeysuckle, and Tangerine. PadPillow conforms to your body, and now it might just conform to your personal sense of style, too.

If you’re not familiar with PadPillow, this cushy triangular stand is made from a soft foam covered in an equally soft denim cover. PadPillow is for all those times you use your iPad or ebook reader away from the desk, whether it’s lounging on the sofa or reclining in bed. You can place it on the bed, the carpet, the arm of the sofa, or right in your lap. PadPillow can be used with all generations of iPad, including the new iPad 3, and it can also be used with other tablets and ebook readers like the different Kindles and Nooks. It can even be used with traditional magazines.

One more note: PadPillow comes in two sections which can be compactly kept together or folded apart. When folded apart, PadPillow gives you room for a separate keyboard if you’re writing emails or having an IM session, for just two examples.

Lemongrass, Honeysuckle and Tangerine (which are subtle shades of yellow-green, pink and orange) join the existing three PadPillow colors: Steve’s Blue Jeans, Light Khaki, and Charcoal Gray. That’s a total of six PadPillow colors to express your individuality while you’re getting work done or enjoying a nice, long read. Don’t crane and don’t strain: get PadPillow and enjoy a better way to read, surf, watch movies, and much more.

Head on over to the PadPillow product page. See how each color looks and read more about why so many IPEVO customers love their PadPillows.

IPEVO Hits Europe!

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Filed Under (PadPillow Pillow Stand for All Generations of iPad, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2012-04-20

Back in the last part of 2010, we posted an open call to European distributors in an effort to give the Point 2 View USB Document Camera a much-needed visit to Europe. We can now report that the Point 2 View has a brand new launch pad for European customers with our Amazon UK storefront. IPEVO can now ship to all 27 European Union countries.

And it’s not just everyone’s favorite inexpensive and versatile document camera that has made the trip. A total of 15 IPEVO items are available to customers and distributors all across Europe, and we hope to add even more items as time goes on. This includes two Point 2 View accessories — the Height Extension Stand and Carrying Case — along with four iPad accessories: PadPillow Pillow Stand for all generations of iPad (Blue Denim and Charcoal Gray colors); and the Perch family of iPad 2 and iPad 3 stands (black and white colors), including the Desktop Stand for tabletops, the Sofa Stand for seated users, and the Podium Stand for standing users. The final item is the Wireless Presentation System for turning any classroom or conference room projector into a wireless projector to make sharing and presenting easier.

Through Amazon UK, we are able to ship to locations in the United Kingdom along with the other 26 member-states of the European Union. Here is the full list:

IPEVO has won over customers in America and Asia with unique, well-designed tech products and accessories for educators, businesspeople, and individuals. And we can’t wait for customers all across Europe to have the very same positive experience. We’ve already received many inquiries from European educators and others eager for our products, so we’re excited to get started!

iPad 3 How-To: PadPillow

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Filed Under (iPad in Business, All Products, APPLICATION, All Applications) by ipevoblog on 2012-03-27

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In the handful of days since the new iPad’s (or iPad 3’s) introduction, we’ve been busy at work exploring this great new tablet computer. And we want to make sure you know exactly how to use your new iPad with all of our existing iPad accessories. We will release several iPad 3 How-To’s, and here is the first, everybody’s favorite go-anywhere pillow stand, PadPillow. PadPillow is a plush, triangular pillow stand designed for all those times you’d rather be lounging on the couch, stretched out on the carpet, or lying in bed with your iPad rather than confined to the chair and desk. PadPillow has two sections, which can either be folded together for a compact lap or couch arm stand, or stretched apart to accommodate a full keyboard. PadPillow is so comfy you could use it as a pillow after you’re done using it as a stand — and believe me, we have!

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PadPillow is not so dependent on exact dimensions as other cases and stands, so iPad 3 works just fine with PadPillow. In the compact position, the leather IPEVO tag helps keep iPad 3 in place for viewing, reading or surfing. In fact, PadPillow works with all three generations of iPad, ebook readers like Kindle and Nook, and even traditional magazines. So for avid readers who enjoy being comfortable for long reading sessions, PadPillow is perfect. And on that topic, one thing to note is the new iPad’s gorgeous screen. It’s the same 9.7 inches as the iPad 2, but it’s able to deliver an incredible 2048 x 1536 HD resolution and 264 pixels per inch. This is great for a lot of things — including gaming and movie-watching — but it’s also ideal for reading. Having checked out ebooks on the new iPad, we can say it’s a really, really nice experience, whether you’re just reading text or enjoying a full-color picture book. So no matter what you plan on doing with your new iPad, we have you covered with PadPillow. That’s all for our iPad 3 How-To series, and we hope you’ve found it helpful. As always, email us at cs@ipevo.com if you have any questions about how to use your iPad 3 with IPEVO’s family of iPad accessories.

The Accessory You Can Hug – Introducing PadPillow Pillow Stand for iPad

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Filed Under (PadPillow Pillow Stand for All Generations of iPad, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2011-05-04

Hey, iPad users. Need a little support for your iPad when you’re hanging out in bed surfing or working, or when you’re sitting on the couch, or even on the floor? We had that problem, too. You shouldn’t have to be chained to a desk to enjoy the kind of hands-free support you’d get from a metal stand or portfolio case stand, both of which need a hard and stable surface to work.

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Enter PadPillow Pillow Stand, IPEVO‘s newest member of the family. PadPillow is designed for your own body as much as it is for the iPad. It’s a super-soft, super-comfy body pillow shaped like a triangle—well, two triangles with a soft hinge, but we’ll get to that in a second. Basically, you can use PadPillow on your lap or belly for extended, comfortable use of the iPad. It’ll feel as cozy and huggable as a bed pillow, with its soft foam and its 100% cotton denim cover. But it’ll be stable enough to keep the iPad at just the right viewing angle for all your multimedia apps—Angry Birds, anyone?—as well as the movie-watching, emailing, and all that other fun and productive stuff you do.

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It’s also pretty darned versatile. Remember I said it has two sections connected with a soft hinge? You can extend these triangular sections out and rest a full Bluetooth keyboard in front of the iPad, and then rest your hands on a comfy foam wrist support. Or, you can fold the sections together to make a compact triangle that’s great for your lap or, say, the arm of a sofa. In this configuration, a raised leather label acts as a stopper to keep the iPad in place. Pretty smart. In either position, you can use PadPillow’s unique shape to change the viewing angle just by changing the position of your body. Now that’s comfort computing!

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A couple other notes: the blue denim cover is removable and machine-washable. We bet you’ll be using PadPillow as a pillow for your head at some point, maybe after a long day of shooting aliens or what not, so we want PadPillow to always be fresh and clean for you. Also, while PadPillow was designed for the iPad, it can accommodate many other types of tablet computers, along with ebook readers like the Nook or Kindle, and even regular books and magazines. So tackle that War and Peace novel you’ve always been meaning to—you now have a fun and functional pillow to help you get through the lengthier passages.

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Try PadPillow out in bed, on the carpet, on the lounger or the deck chair, or on your sectional. We guarantee PadPillow will take you to Cloud Nine in no time.