We’re actually surprised this hadn’t happened sooner, but here she is: the Louis Vuitton iPad case, available in the iconic LV logo leather or a smoky graphic print. Predictably, the price tag hovers around some 350 dollars. Another surprise—these models aren’t out yet, and apparently won’t hit stores until 2011. Either people are running to get the Chinatown knockoff already, or Louis Vuitton is a marketing genius who knows that brand fans get way too worked up over anticipation. [GQ-magazine-co.uk] Keep reading »
Post-iPhone fashion app boom, retailers are now focusing on iPad-specific applications for the new Apple product. And some believe that the device is about to revolutionize the way we think about fashion and shopping. For starters, the idea of mobile shopping may become more palatable. Are you really going to buy a $500 Marchesa gown from Net-A-Porter off your phone? Doubtful. However, if you’re dealing with larger visuals and special features that you might not even find on a website, purchasing with your iPad might not feel too different from doing it at home online. Also consider this: In the past few years, mail-order catalogs have been dying off. iPad catalogs, suggests Ad Age, might bring about its renaissance.
Don’t have an iPad and don’t plan on getting one anytime soon? You may still see a difference as retailers start incorporating them into the physical shopping experience, placing them in stores to provide customers with product info. Are you into the idea of experiencing shopping and fashion through this new medium? [PSFK] Keep reading »
We’re the first to admit that Diesel‘s Be Stupid ad campaign annoys the hell out of us. For lack of a better word, it’s just, well, stupid. So when we heard that the denim brand was rolling out a contest to go along with the campaign, we weren’t exactly thrilled. As is turns out, though, the Be Stupid contest is by far the smartest part of the whole campaign. If you’ve made enough questionable decisions in your life, you can win everything from an iPad to a motorcycle trip across Europe just for being your dumb-dumb self. Here’s how it works … Keep reading »
Cats and iPads come together once again! We know that kitties can be driven crazy by Apple’s new invention, but can they work in harmony? Some iPad owners have found the answer is yes. It seems that if you’re sick of the pesky task of holding your iPad, a cat is happy to take it off your hands. You get to read at an angle; the cat gets a warm butt. Everyone’s happy! [Mac Life] Keep reading »
Yes, this is what some people spent $500 for last weekend: a very expensive kitty toy. The look he gives his owner while he’s “playing” the “piano” is priceless, though. [Urlesque]
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Should have seen this one coming. Seriously, what is it about the image of bacon that makes people put it everywhere—bras, iPod cases, masking tape, wallets. Is it because it’s retro? Or just oh-so delicious? Bacon is funny … but why? Truth be told, we’re rather into it, and could definitely jump into the frying pan with this bacon iPad sleeve. [Unplggd] Keep reading »
Not to sound like a whiny brat, but the Gilt app for the iPhone kind of disappoints. They meant well, but the small screen means it’s hard to pass judgment on tiny frocks under all that limited time offer pressure. Blessedly, a handful of iPad apps have swooped in to solve challenging First World issues like these with their awesomeness in the arena of style. (Of course, you need an iPad to start with, but I digress … ) Check out our favorites, after the jump. Keep reading »
Almost as prevalent as links to iPad
reviews are links to this “But Will It Blend?” video in which the geeky host takes a glorious iPad, cracks it in half and reduces the poor thing to dust in a blender. It’s the latest in Blendtec
‘s series of “Will It Blend?” videos, all of which involve some sort of item that typically goes unblended coming into contact with a Blendtec blender and, well, existing no more. Since it was posted a day ago, this particular desecration of all that is holy in geek-land has been viewed nearly 1.6 million times. Apparently, people like to watch beautiful things die. So, in the comments, suggest a beautiful accessory to be put to Blendtec’s blending test and we’ll take the most popular suggestion, submit it for consideration and keep our fingers crossed that, some day soon, we’ll be able to watch a Marc Jacobs handbag reduced to dust. And hell, even if our deepest blending desires don’t come to fruition, it’ll be interesting to see which accessory inspires the most enmity! Keep reading »
In an apparent bid to win over the droves of geeks and sleek tech lovers salivating over the iPad, magazine publisher Condé Nast plans to tailor the content of a few of its mags to work with Apple’s soon-to-be-released digi-tablet. Glamour, The New Yorker, GQ and Wired are the test magazines for the project, with April’s issue of GQ as the first to be fully digitized. Don’t know about you, but we’re pretty thrilled to hear this. Because the iPhone screens were far too small to compete with the look and feel of a real magazine and the Amazon Kindle and its peers aren’t even colored, this is the first time we’ll be able to see a really viable digital alternative to a traditional, bulky magazine. Now we can only hope that Vogue will make an iPad appearance before too long!
Are you as excited about this news as we are, or not so much interested in reading magazines on an iPad? [GeekSugar] Keep reading »
Oh, shut up, Apple. You asked for it by giving the iPad a stupid name: Fab crafters HipHandmaids on Etsy have stitched up a $30 maxi pad-shaped “iMaxi” carrying case. The iMaxi, with a vinyl exterior and cotton interior, comes in white, red or white/red if you’re going for that “thank God I’m not pregnant” look. The HipHandmaids promise its the only iMaxi case you’ll find with wings. “It’s the perfect one-of-a-kind embarrassing gift for the Apple geek in your life,” they say. “Don’t be caught letting your iPad show.” Yes, we’ll just walk around in public with a two-foot-long sanitary napkin instead. [Etsy] Keep reading »