Pissed that their uber-expensive tech toys shut down in intense heat and sun, three iPad users are suing Apple for everything from false advertising to breaching consumer protection laws. The three plaintiffs — Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning — have filed their complaint in Oakland, CA, and their lawyer hopes to turn it into a class action suit on behalf of all affected iPad users. With mounting reports of iPads shutting themselves down in high temperatures, we wonder if anything will come of this. Surely that’s an obnoxious defect, but the device’s instruction manual does warn that it won’t function properly above 95 degrees, so maybe Apple has managed to adequately cover its ass on this one. iPad users, have you been having any heat-related issues? [The Telegraph] Keep reading »
Hubby Stefan Magdalinski knew that his wife, Kay, wanted an iPad for her birthday. But like a wily scamp, Stefan did not want to make it easy on her. Instead of using the obvious Apple box, he wrapped her iPad in plastic and had his friends who run a London chocolate shop dip it in frozen chocolate carbonite! The result? A gift that for Kay looks like a giant chocolate bar, but is actually a dream toy for an “Apple nut.” Dude totally should have gotten a blowie after that one. See one more photo, after the jump … [Unplggd] Keep reading »
Meet Peter Bregman, a New York-based management consultant and my hero of the day. Like many other technophiles, Peter waited in line for hours to get his new iPad. He took it home, he emailed, browsed and Netflixed to his heart’s desire. It did pretty much everything he could ever hope for in a gadget. So why did he return it a week later? Keep reading »
Most people who own Moleskine notebooks are converts for life. I’m one of those people. Only problem is, after becoming an iPhone user, I use my beloved notebook less frequently. For some reason, this still doesn’t stop me from carrying around a Moleskine in my purse at all times, although now come to think of it, it seems like a bit of wasted space.
Joyous news for tech addicts who find their Moleskine relationship lacking: the company has just released an official Kindle case. Resembling a classic black notebook on the outside, the cover secures your reader inside, also offering reporter notepads for doodling (remember that?). It’s unclear whether the design can fit an iPad, but a comparison of the dimensions suggests that it might be possible, but a tight fit. Want to find out more ways to make your iPad or iPhone Moleskine-pretty? Check them out after the jump! [$39.99, Amazon via Unplggd] Keep reading »
This is the $190,000 Platinum iPad Supreme Edition designed by a British jeweler. It’s both platinum and supreme, you guys.
This bling-ed out iPad case is made of solid 22 carat gold and encrusted with 85.5 carats of diamonds. And if you’re at this level of conspicuous consumption, you are probably an a**hole. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »
Yesterday, we discovered the fairly cute iPad dress. Unfortunately, we’re now back onto the track of horrible iPad fashions. Or at least, that’s what the jokesters behind these fake iGotaBigAssPocket jeans mean to imply. Sadly, we wouldn’t be surprised if these jeans actually did exist somewhere out there. Functional, perhaps. But an incredibly flawed design—try walking around NYC with an iPad poking out of your butt, and before long you’ll find yourself back amongst the iPad-less people of the world. [Unplggd] Keep reading »
Cool technology doesn’t always breed stylish fashions to go with it. Some prime examples would be the man’s cell phone holster as belt accessory, or the bedazzled Razr phone craze of 2005 (which, admittedly, we were kind of into for a hot second). So far, the fashion forecast has been none too favorable for the iPad, following a heinous utility vest and cargo pants with pockets the size of Canada to contain the device.
So we’re actually quite surprised by this cute iPad dress brought to you by iClothing. It’s just your basic LBD, outfitted with a large front zip pocket for the Apple accessory. (Keeping things simple is so key.) Only thing is, we can’t imagine that walking around with an iPad-shaped torso does much for your figure. [Mashable] Keep reading »
For an electronic device named after feminine hygiene products, the iPad isn’t loving the lady parts. Because of Steve Jobs’ desire for “moral responsibility,” pornographic content is blocked from the iPad. The device has a stringent anti-nipple policy and this extends to art photography. In order to publish on the iPad, magazines like Dazed & Confused and Vice, which often include nudity, will now have to censor their work. An insider at Dazed & Confused said that they nicknamed the iPad version the “Iran edition” of the magazine and a spokeswoman for Germany’s news and gossip newspaper Bild quipped, “Today they censor nipples, tomorrow editorial content.” We need to be nice to magazines—they’re an endangered species and the iPad was supposed to save them from their spiraling death pool! And no one’s going to read magazines without nipples! Just kidding about that last part. But maybe if nipples weren’t considered “pornographic,” people wouldn’t make such a big fuss about women breast-feeding in public? [Newser] Keep reading »
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 »