Turn your iPad into a foosball table with this interesting gadget

Yes, you read it right, now you can turn your iPad into a real foosball table! It is pretty cool to play foosball on your smartphone, but to play it on the iPad with a little foosball table, now that is a unique experience. People in New Potato Technologies are the one behind this interesting gadget which combines virtual applications and the real foosball table.

So, how does it work?

First things first, you have to meet some requirements before you can purchase this amazing foosball table, but don’t worry it is not complicated. The application which works on this stand is called the Classic Match Foosball, which is the name of the foosball table as well. You have to download the application to play on the table because this app is 100% compatible with the stand. Any other application might work, but not likely because the stand is made especially for this application. The application itself is FREE so I don’t see a problem with the download.

Now, let’s talk about the stand. There are two dimensions you can purchase because the first dimension is compatible with the iPad 1,2 and 3. The second stand, a newer model, is compatible with the iPad 3, 4 and iPad Air and Air 2.

Two sizes of foosball tables for iPad

Both of the tables look pretty much the same, except some minor design changes which don’t affect the game. With this foosball table, you will get 4 legs, 1 stand for the iPad, 8 rods and 2 scoring systems (one in red and one in blue). The table assembly is extremely simple; all you need to do is to attach the legs on the stand and insert the rods into 8 holes, just below the place where you put the iPad and you are done. On the bottom part of the table is 1 USB port, which means that you can plug the table and charge your iPad while you play the match. Forget about the empty battery notification during the most interesting part of the game.

When you assemble the stand for the iPads and place them on the stand, your iPad will look like the mini foosball table. On both longer sides of the iPad are 4 rods used to control the players in the game. On both shorter sides of the iPads are scoring systems so you will have to move the bean when you score – just like on the real foosball table.

The Classic Match Foosball application

The foosball application is really good. I like the fact that the rods and the players in the app move the same second so you really have a feeling like you are on the real table. Rods are extra sensitive so they register every move you make, no matter how small it is. Unfortunately, the rods in the reality and the rods in the game aren’t in line, they are moved a little bit, but that is something you can get used to after 3-4 matches.

This gadget is one excellent product which will keep you entertained for hours and I think it can be the perfect gift for every fooser on the planet.

iPad Air 2 price in India

Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 at its event which was held on October 16,2014.

Price of the iPad Air in India:

WIFI

16 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 35,900

64 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 42,900

128 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 49,900

WIFI + CELLULAR

16 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 45,900

64 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 52,900

128 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 59,900

The iPad Air 2 will be available in India in a few days from today. The exact release date is not yet out.

Apple iPad Air price in India!

The Apple iPad Air prices in India are as follows –

iPad Air (Wi-Fi)
16 GB – Rs 35,900
32 GB – Rs 42,900
64 GB – Rs 49,900
128 GB – Rs 56,900

iPad Air (Wi-Fi + Cellular – 4G)
16 GB – Rs 44,900
32 GB – Rs 51,900
64 GB – Rs 58,900
128 GB – Rs 65,900

The price of the iPad is relatively higher when compared to android tablets. Do you think the iPad Air is good enough for this high price?

A Sneak Peak into iPad 5..

iPad 4 hit the market much sooner than people expected. This has led many experts to believe that iPad 5 will also hit the market in the near future this year. According to leak information, Apple has made decision to launch iPad soon due to information that Microsoft’s new Surface Tablet is going to grab a large market share if it released before iPad this year. It is expected that iPad 5 will be available in the market sometime by the end of September or start of October. However, you never know when all of a sudden, Apple announces the final date and all rumors vanish away.

Here are some of the specifications and other news that might give you an idea about this new iPad.

Dimensions

There is always some level of truth in the rumours. The dimensions of the iPad 5 came into light when one of the leading blog TATCUS posted a leaked image of the iPad 5 body. The screen size of this new iPad is expected to remain the same as previous model. However, iPad 5 will be thinner than the previous model. The blog claimed that iPad 5 will be 7.2mm, as compared to the iPad 4 that has thickness of 9.4mm.

Body

The body of the iPad 5 is expected to be the same as before. Many people were expecting that Apple might introduce some light body that would be less delicate and more protective. Bringing less delicate body also brings decrease in price. However, it is least expected that this is going to happen (check insurance cover from £4.79 per month). Such steps are expected for the next iPhone that is expected to hit the market soon. However, this new iPad will have the same body material as the previous iPads.

Processer

A6X processer is already available in the iPad 4. However, Apple is expected to come with improved A6X processer in iPad 5. Many experts are still holding their breath that Apple might introduce A7 processer that will be ready by Samsung in the early months of next year.

New vibrating feature

So here comes Apple with some sizzling vibrating options for the users of iPad 5. It was found out that there have been some recent steps taken by Apple to get patent for vibration feature. Vibration feature will alert users for any new messages or some other feedback that many individuals miss while they are intensely busy in some highly engaging application.

Wireless Charging

An old patent found by Apple Insider gave a guess to many experts that Apple might be introducing wireless charging for its next iPad. It is for sure that the race track of wireless charging is getting more crowded and all of the sudden, companies are trying faster to win this race. Nokia already introduced wireless charging in Lumia 920 Smartphone. iPhone is also expected to come up with this technology, and so is expected for the next iPad.

Weight

So the new iPad will be much lighter in weight and easier to carry. More slim body and light will make it look even more attractive. It will be easily identified by your colleagues that you are holding the new iPad 5. Different experts say that the new iPad will be nearly 25% lighter than iPad 4.

Camera

New model means improved camera, and this time you will be able to get some dazzling shots from iPad 5. The expected jump that you will see in this gadget camera will be from 5MP (in iPad 4) to 8MP in iPad 5. It is also expected that front rear camera will be better in its quality. Apple might bring the front camera of 2 mega pixel. However, you have to wait and see that what package is for you.

More striking games

With a better processer and high expected overall sales, you can surely predict that there will be a lot number of games that you will be able to play on iPad 5. With high graphics quality, you would be able to enjoy some extraneous games that you have never experienced before. Many application developers have already started to produce games for this next amazing gadget.

Price

There is much random leaked news regarding price of the next iPad. Many experts believe that iPad 5 will be introduced in the same price as iPad 4 (£399 for 16GB). However, you can never predict with 100% accuracy the market dynamics and new iPad can hit the market with a little hike in its price.

Better specs and a lighter iPad Mini expected this year

If the latest rumors are to be believed Apple is gearing up for an upgraded iPad mini this year. There would not be much of a change except for improvements in the specs and a little loss of weight.

However, to the sadness of many the next iPad Mini is not expected to have a Retina Display.

The Retina display iPad Mini is expected in 2014. Also the bezel would be reduced making the iPad Mini almost bezel less.

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via- Digitimes

Apple offers cash back on iPad Mini in India

Apple has been promoting its products vigorously in India since the launch of the iPhone 5.

Apple has been providing buy back offers on the iPhone 4 and cash back offers on all iPhone’s in India. Also Apple has been providing interest free emi payment schemes.

It seems that after a tremendous response from the Indian public Apple has extended this offer to the iPad Mini also.

Apple is providing a 10% cash back on purchase of an iPad Mini(Citibank Credit Card) maximum cash back of Rs. 8000.

Also there is no processing fees and no interest on a 12 month emi payment scheme.

So if you go on and buy the iPad Mini Wifi only 16GB model(MRP: Rs.21900) then you get a cash back of Rs. 2190 and all you have to pay is Rs. 1825 per month for 12 months.

This offer is valid until may 25,2013.

To know more about the features of iPad Mini click here

 

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iPad Mini: Features and Functions – A Quick Overlook

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iPad Mini, as its name says, is a miniature form of iPad or more precisely miniature tablet computer that is designed and developed by Apple Inc. The reduced screen and lighter size make it different from its previous version; that is iPad 2; however, it has almost similar internal specifications as its previous release. Mini runs on Apple’s iOS operating system for mobiles, which currently is iOS 6. The dual core A5 processor and 512 MB of RAM make it a fast processing tablet computer. With all these features, it provides access to 700,000+ applications, 275,000 of which are completely compatible with tablet. Some other efficient features of this long waited application of Apple are:

  • Thin and Light: The pencil thin size and comparatively lighter size make it one of those applications that are kept close to your hands. You can keep it in your bag easily without giving a second thought. You can think it in a way – you can use iPhone and iPod with one hand and a regular iPad with two, but iPad mini need one and a half hands.
  • Relatively Changed Outer Design: The outer design of iPad mini is changed from its previous versions that have the same monotonous design for past two and a half years. Though the front looks almost similar as a regular iPad, but the sides and the back support have ultra modern look just like iPod Touch 5.
  • Easily Understandable User Interface: Just like any other Apple device or other iPad versions, iPad mini too has very intuitive user interface. You can find everything that you require quite easily, so no need to worry, just having basic understanding of computers will make you work easily with your iPad mini.
  • Powerful A5 Chip: iPads are known for their quick and flawless performance and iPad mini follows the family trend. This is possible because of the presence of performance oriented and powerful A5 chip. Everything ranging from switching from one app to another, editing images, playing games, watching videos, etc is natural and fast.
  • In-built WiFi Technology: Though all iPads support WiFi, but it is twice faster in iPad mini. That means the things that took big amount of time before, will work a lot faster.
  • Long Battery Life: With several features in a small bundle, iPad mini has amazing battery life. It can work without interruption for 10 hours after single charge. So play around with your device without thinking much about the batteries as it will last for long hours.
  • Incredible Video Calling: With front facing FaceTime high definition camera, you can give your great view to the one whom you are connected through video call, whereas the iSight camera at the back enables other see what you are seeing. Moreover, the front facing camera gives you chance to take self portrait and record 720p HD video.
  • Amazing Still Image Capturing: The 5-Megapixel iSight camera provides you an amazing experience of clicking photos whether you are in candlelight or in sunlight. Moreover, the in-built face detection feature you can take a great picture by saying ‘Cheese’.
  • Support for Siri: Ask whatever you want to ask to Siri and it will assist you just like a personal assistant. You can ask like ‘Do I need raincoat today?’, ‘What was the result of last night’s cricket match?’, or ‘At what time the so and so restaurant opens?’ – Yes it is like that; Siri not only understands what you are asking, but finds the right applications to resolve your query and provide you whatever you want.

These features make iPad mini a table that everyone wants.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPad Mini

Bio: Amit is a freelance writer, mostly writing on technology related issues and on new emerging trends in technology. Currently he is doing research on how to recover lost photos on Mac.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPad Mini

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 and it seems like Samsung wants to compete directly with the iPad Mini. Let us look how they compare head to head.

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The above comparison is in terms of specs but consumers nowadays buy gadgets for the overall experience and I strongly feel that is where Apple kills everyone.

The iPad Mini is the winner. The simplicity of the iOS and the Ive design just makes iPad mini a gorgeous looking and useful tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 weighs more than the iPad Mini.

For complete details on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 click here .

Kindle Fire HD vs The new iPad (video)

Amazon has released a new TV commercial for its Kindle Fire HD, taking on the mighty retina display iPad from Apple. Here’s a dekko:

Our newest commercial shows iPad with Retina Display and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ side-by-side. Both have large, stunning HD screens. In fact, you may not be able to tell the difference… but your wallet definitely can. Meet the new, larger Kindle Fire.

iPad Mini Officially sold out in India

It has not been long since Apple launched the iPad Mini in India but its already sold out. This is ironical considering the fact the half of Indian people lives below poverty line.

Apple has some magic in their products that lure people. The excellent design by Sir Jonny Ive is one the most important reason.

But why is the iPad mini sold out in India?

The reason is simple, the iPad mini is affordable. The original iPad is too expensive for many people but the 21990 rs iPad creates a whole new market. Apart from the ease of use, thin weight, price there is one more thing that is driving the iPad Mini Sales i.e. All the other good tablets cost the same( Nexus 7- Around 20000, Samsung Tabs- Around 20500). With the prices almost same people would definitely go for the iPad considering the awe-aspiring eco system that Apple has.

According to the reseller the iPad Mini will take minimum 12 days to come. The iPhonev5  was also sold out in India and the iPhone 5 32Gb and 64Gb is yet sold out. Apple is doing serious business in India.

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iPad 2 lighter than iPad 4 retina display

Apple has always been known making its products thinner and lighter with every single update but it seems that this is not the case with the new iPad with retina display.

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The iPad 4 wifi only version weights approx 50 grams more than the iPad 2.
What can be the reason for this ? What do you think ?
Let us know in the comments