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.

New Google Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad Mini

Google unveiled the next generation of Nexus 7 tablet today and I have to say the tablet has some amazing new features.

Of course the biggest competitor of the Nexus 7 is of course the iPad Mini. So let us compare both devices.

1.OS

The Nexus tablet runs android 4.3 while the iPad Mini runs iOS 6(iOS 7 coming in fall)

2.Processor

Apple iPad Mini – 1 GHz dual-core A5

Nexus 7 – 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro

3.Display

Apple iPad Mini – IPS display at 1,024-by-768 pixel resolution. 163 pixels per inch.

Nexus 7 – 1,920-by-1,200-pixel resolution. 323 pixels per inch.

4.RAM

Apple iPad Mini – 512 MB

Nexus 7 – 2 GB

5.Price (U.S.)

Apple iPad Mini – Starts at $329 (16 GB)

Nexus 7 – Starts at $229(16 GB)

 

Google unveils the NEW Nexus Tablet starting at $229

The tablet fight is getting hotter. Google has unveiled its next version of the Nexus 7 Tablet and I have to say this new tablet is amazing for its price. It will give the iPad Mini a serious competition.

The new Nexus Tablet is made by ASUS and has 2GB of Ram and Snapdragon S4 pro processor.

This new Nexus 7 Tablet weighs just 290 grams and possesses a 1080p HD IPS display.

The Nexus 7 Tablet starts at just $229 for the 16GB model while the 32GB model cost $269.99.

The Nexus 7 tablet also runs the latest android version i.e. android 4.3

The Nexus 7 will be available in the US from July 30,2013. Other countries will follow soon.

Interesting : Latest information about the next generation iPad Mini

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HP re-enters tablet market with HP Slate 7 running Android 4.1 with Beats Audio for $169

HP has come out and announced that they will be launching HP Slate 7, which will be running Android 4.1 (JellyBean) and will sport a 7 inch 1024 x 600 display that HP promises will boast wide viewing angles thanks to its High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) tech. Slate 7 is a 1.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that powers the whole device, and the new slate also has 8GB of built-in storage, 1GB RAM, Beats Audio and wireless printing support. Coming out in April for $169.

HP has stayed quiet by not launching anything significant in the mobile market since 2011. Since it “discontinued operations” on webOS products in 2011. Would you shell out money for an HP tablet running Android? Keeping in mind its an entry-level offering, do the specs and the tablet itself justify the $169 price tag?

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Via HP, PhoneDog

Google IO: Nexus 7 gets official, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (video)

Google finally obliged the thousands of expecting enthusiasts by finally unveiling its maiden branded tablet, as expected, called the Nexus 7. Built in collaboration with ASUS, and presumably based on Nvidia’s Kai platform, the Nexus 7 measures 7-inches diagonally and is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It sports an IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, 1GB of RAM, 8GB / 16GB of internal storage, and a front facing 1.2MP camera. The OS is expected to be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The Nexus 7 tablet will cost $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB version. It will be initially available from the Play Store in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. Here’s a presentation video from Google showcasing its new venture:

Micromax Funbook – A brand new tablet by Micromax

Its raining tablets everywhere. The Aakash Tab created a sensation in the whole world because of its low price but unfortunately the government of India could not make enough of units to satisfy the demand.

After that a lot of private players have tried to come up with low cost tablets in India, mainly focusing on the education sector.

Mircomax has also come out with its own tablet called Funbook.

The specs for the Micromax Funbook are

Network & Connectivity:

Yes (Supported by an external USB Dongle)YesYesYesYes

Display:

Capacitive Touch Screen17.8cmMulti-Touch Screen, Pinch Zoom

Storage:

4GB NANDUp to 32 GBMicroSD512 MB

Camera:

0.3 Mega Pixels (VGA camera)Yes

Battery:

Li-Ion battery – 2800 mAhUp to 5 hrs

Other:

Yes

Yes

Yes

Midnight Black & Slate Grey

Cost:  Rs. 6,499

 

Micromax Funbook is powered by a 1.2ghz processor and runs on the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Education is the main focus of this new tablet and to perform this effectively Micromax has tied up with many education material providers who will provide interactive study material for the Micromax Funbook.

You can order your Mircomax Funbook here

 

T-Pad IS701R is the cheapest tablet you can get, now retailing in India for Rs.3250

Following the disappointment after the much hyped launch of Aakash, the world’s cheapest tablet, budget-class Indians all over were left with a sour taste until the timely arrival of the Penta T-Pad IS701R — the tablet for the common man. Retailing for a mere Rs.3250 (approx $60), the Google Android OS 2.3 running tablet bargains a lot of features in return for the paltry price, powered by a powerful 1GHz processor and inbuilt DDR II 256M RAM, built in 2GB memory (expandable up to 32GB), high resolution 7″ resistive touch screen (TFT Display), and WiFi 802.11 b/g for standard internet connectivity.

Specs

CPU 1GHz
O/S Android 2.3
RAM DDR2 256MB
FLASH 2GB
TF card TF card support to 32G
Wifi 802.11b/g/n
LCD resolution 7” TFT, 16:9, 800*600
Touch screen resistive touch screen
G-Sensor Rotator screen, 3D games
Camera 0.3MP
USB USB x 1
Battery Li-ion 3000mah 5V2A
Video Max.1280*720 MKV(H.264 HP) AVI RM/RMVB FLV WMV9 MP4
Flash Support Adode Flash 10.3
Email Send/receive email online
Audio MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG/AC3/WAV

Features

  • Browse the web, watch Youtube® videos, check e-mail, and much more with Android™ 2.3.
  • High-speed 1 GHz processor and DDRII 256MB RAM.
  • Plays popular video, music, and photo formats.
  • Download and Install Google Andriod apps.
  • Connect to the Internet wirelessly with high-speed networking support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g) .
  • Easy Access to Email, Office and Games.
  • Experience Facebook and social networking at your fingertips.
  • Seamless Digital Media Experience.
  • E-Book Reader .
  • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

The Penta T-Pad IS701R comes with a limited warranty of 12 months from the date of purchase and has a few decent discounts and offers running right now which you can avail of here.

Motorola Xoom gets 44% discount, some much needed attention

Following in the footsteps of RIM”s BlackBerry Playbook tablet, which reached 12,000 new hands in just 4 days approaching 2012, Motorola”s Xoom tab too intends to join the party with a hefty price cut of their own.

RIM officially announced on December 28 that they are offering the Playbook at a 50% discount, with the offer valid only for a limited period. Today, they revealed some staggering sales figures have spurred them to increase the “offer” by another week. Serves right for a tablet who garnered criticism from all ends after it was initially regarded an iPad-competitor but failed miserably, mainly on the software front. Now, after making quite a few bucks and almost selling out its entire stock, RIM”s hungry for more and knows a price-cut is the only way to sell some BB tabs. And in light of this successful strategy, Motorola”s Xoom is now being retailed at a 44% discount, albeit only by a single online retailer and not officially by Motorola itself.

The 32GB Wi-Fi only model is now available for as low as Rs. 21,500 (44% discount) and the 32GB Wi-Fi 3G model is selling for Rs. 25,000 (29% discount).

There”s no official word yet from Motorola and we don”t really know when the new price will be standardized by the retailers across the country. But what we do know is that the strategy is working. At least on a short-term basis.

You can buy the WiFi only 32GB Xoom for nearly Rs. 10,000 less than the usual price from 

BlackBerry Playbook prices slashed 50% [LIMITED PERIOD OFFER]

BlackBerry Playbook-maker Research in Motion today announced that it has slashed prices of its want-away tablet by as much as 50%, bringing down the prices of the tablet to as low as:

  • 16GB – Rs 13,490 (previously Rs 27,990)
  • 32GB – Rs 15,990 (previously Rs 30,490)
  • 64GB – Rs 24,490 (previously Rs 38,990)

Blame it on the iPad or other ‘better and cheaper’ Android tablets, but RIM obviously isn’t satisfied with the sales figures and hence has halved the rates of the Playbook. But hey, before you think they have taken this move to remain competitive in the market, a spokesperson of the company confirmed that this price-cut is just an “offer” considering it’s the holiday season, and that the offer is valid only till the last day of this year.

“We have announced a limited period offer for BlackBerry Playbook. This offer is valid till December 31st 2011.”

The company also claims a software upgrade for the beleaguered tablet is on the cards sometime next year. But is it enough?

Prowling Over Pixels: Kindle Fire vs Nook Tab vs iPad 2… fight!

When it comes to tablets, Apple is the undisputed winner with its magical and revolutionary device, iPad. But off late, there have been many user-specific tablets that have arrived in the market that offer not everything what the iPad offers but only what the user needs essentially. And obviously, the less the features the lesser the price. This competitive price of rival tablets have slowly but surely caught Apple”s eye and they now regard even such “minimal” and “modest” tablets as the main-stream iPad competitors. Two such tablets that are threatening the iPad”s stake in the competitive market are Amazon”s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble”s Nook.

In light of this intense competition, Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation of Amherst, N.H., has pitted the three devices against each other to find out which device packed the best IPS display in his . Incidentally, LG Displays, the world’s leading manufacturer of IPS LCDs – is the lone supplier of IPS panels for all the three devices used in the shoot-out.

Here are the results of the match-up:

The shoot-out praises the iPad”s 132-ppi displays as being “virtually identical in performance to the impressive iPhone 4 Retina Display.”

We all know which is the tablet to beat, don”t we?

Video: Apple airs new iPad 2 commercial – “Love”

Apple has released a new iPad 2 commercial titled Love which has now gone on air. In the ad, Apple demonstrates how the device is used by people in their day-to-day activities, such as editing videos through iMovie, mixing and editing music, designing, etc. In short, the holidays are coming and Apple wants to prove to you why buying the iPad 2 will be a wise call, fending off competition from cheaper alternatives like Amazon’s Nook and Fire, and the various Android tablets out there. Love.

Interesting facts about the Indian Tablet-Aakash

As you might already be aware, India launched the world’s cheapest tablet earlier this month called ‘Aakash‘. The tablet actually costs a little over the rumored $35 price tag, $49.98 to be precise, but nonetheless is still the cheapest tablet the world has seen till date. But apart from the ‘cheapest tablet’ tag it has, what else do you know about Aakash? Did you know it was previously named ‘Sakshat‘ while it was still in production? No? Fear not, you’re at the right place as we’ll educate you on the not-so-widely-known facts of Aakash.

What is the difference between the student version and Commercial version of Aakash?

The commercial version of the tablet lets you make call and use GPRS connectivity whereas the student version of the tablet does not have both of those features. Rest all features are the same in both versions.

Where has the Aakash been manufactured?

A lot of people have been speculating that the device is been manufactured in China but this is not true. The device has been manufactured in India (Hyderabad).

Who is the manufacturer of Aakash?

M/s Datawind is the manufacturer of Aakash Tablet.

Upgrade?

The Aakash can be upgraded to the Android OS 2.3

No Android Market

The Aakash does not have an android market as yet. Android market requires the device to be registered with Google. Talks with Google are going on for the same. In the meanwhile only educational apps will be available for the device. These apps will be free and will be available on Sakshat Website.

Tech Specs

Operating system : Android v2.2 OS
Processor : 366MHz processor
Display : 7-inch resistive display
Memory :
256MB RAM
Internal storage up to 2GB
External storage up to 32GB via microSD card

Connectivity :
Two USB V2.0 ports Wi-Fi
GPRS( commercial version)
SIM card slot ( commercial version)

We hope to give you a review very soon!