New Yorkers may be able to surf and ride at the same time if a plan to put iPads, or a similar device, in the back of taxis takes off.
A San Francisco company, Square, is proposing a pilot program to install tablet computers in the back of 50 taxis, replacing the little-loved miniature television screens used in all cabs since 2007.
Riders would be able to make Internet searches, play games or shop on the tablets. Square is due to present its plan to city authorities next month.
Burberry-Prorsum has released a beautiful braided leather iPad-case. It is made in Italy and comes it two colorways.
Made in Italy, the 100% naturally tanned calf leather case features a simple Artisan finish braided detail on the top fold with hand-punched threaded edge details.
The interior is lightly padded with a secure snap-button closure and Burberry-Prorsum logo embossed on the front.
Treat your iPad to a sleek new season coat like Alexander Wang‘s Prisma case.
Crafted from grained leather with rose gold corner plaques, it has the same chic and effortless appeal as the label’s mainline collection.
With plenty of card slots and slit pockets, this sleek black accessory is a one-stop solution for your everyday essentials.
Transporting your technology is chicer than ever with Yves Saint Laurent’s red leather iPad sleeve. With a stitched designer motif and handy pull tab, this sleek style is a sophisticated take on bold color.
Tod’s has teamed up with Italian automaker Ferrari to create the Tod’s for Ferrari lineup which includes this red iPad 2 case.
The Ferrari iPad case is embellished with a discreet and iconic Prancing Horse stamped on the front cover.
RIMOWA takes their signature grooved design and applies it to a new iPad case, available for $280 at RIMOWA boutiques.
The newest addition to OMEGA‘s Fine Leather Collection is a hand-made iPad 2 sleeve created from fine Italian calf leather.
The sleeve folds back allowing iPad 2 users to stand their device in the classic “view” position or angled 45° for a perfect ergonomic work surface.
A perfectly-placed hole makes it possible to use the iPad 2’s popular camera feature without removing the device from the sleeve.
Royal Caribbean‘s Splendour of the Seas is to become the first ship at sea to offer an iPad in every stateroom as part of a wider roll-out plan from the cruise line.
The ship, which will emerge from dry dock November 25, is set to offer passengers use of Apple’s hot-selling device in order to replace some of the services traditionally provided by phone, such as ordering room service and enquiring about menus.
Passengers will also be given the opportunity to browse events and activities aboard the ship, view shore excursions, check their onboard account and watch movies.
Passengers on Qantas will be the first in the world to have in-flight entertainment streamed wirelessly to tablet devices in a trial announced by the airline Thursday.
To be rolled out from the end of next month on one Boeing 767-300 flying domestic routes, the six-week test will see Qantas’s current entertainment programme broadcast to a tablet supplied by the airline.
The brand of tablet is yet to be confirmed, but Qantas said Apple’s popular iPad was among the models being considered.
Fans of luxury brands will be pleased to know that the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house has recently released an iPad case.
The Luxury case is made in Italy out of black leather and shimmery sequins, with gold hardware, a chain shoulder strap with star charms.
The D&G iPad case will set you back a pretty hefty sum of $1,175, which should be able to buy you at least two copies of the WiFi only version of the iPad 2.
Camael Diamonds has just released a special edition iPad ornamented with 1kg of 18 carat gold and 300 carat flawless diamonds.
Priced at $1.2 million, it is the world’s most expensive iPad. It is also adorned with black diamonds on the home button and the Apple logo on its rear.
The new Cartier collection of iPad covers, deemed Cartier Les Must, comes in three sophisticated colors (fuchsia, black and camel) in a sheer goatskin finish.
They feature an embossed Cartier signature in the front and have a microfiber lining in the interiors.
The official name of the cases are Digital Device Holder Compatible With The iPad The case is priced at $420.
Bang & Olufsen has introduced EarSet 3i stereo headset designed for use with iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Bang & Olufsen says EarSet 3i is developed specifically with the newest generation of Apple devices in mind.
Its functionality is based solely on Apple products and if compared to EarSet 3, it offers additional functionality.
A new tablet is threatening to make waiters obsolete with its ability to showcase menu items, take orders, and settle the bill.
Though it’s not official yet, speculation is rife that in addition to rolling out in 20 restaurants in the San Francisco area and Boston, major restaurant chain Applebee’s will also be putting the E la Carte tablets on their tabletops.
In addition to browsing through color photos of the menu items, guests can use the tablet to play games during the ‘dead time’ between ordering and waiting for meals.
French luxury brand Hermes is cashing in on the popularity of the iPad 2 with cases that cost more than the tablet itself.
The Hermes Swift (left) is a slipcase made from calfskin leather that costs a whopping $820. It comes in 10 different colors.
The Hermes Station (right) is a book-style cover, made from fine calf-skin leather , that doubles as a stand. Available in four colors, the Station will cost about $1,400.
InterContinental has become the latest hotel chain to connect its customers to its staff via videoconferencing.
They have introduced a new chat feature which allows guests and future guests to connect with its concierges via Apple’s FaceTime videoconferencing service.
Nine InterContinental hotels around the world have equipped their staff with the new video-capable iPad 2 tablet, allowing them to answer questions and give advice to travelers via video calls before the guests arrive.
Apple‘s ailing chief executive Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance at a company event here on Wednesday to unveil a new version of the iPad that is thinner, lighter and features video cameras.
“We’ve been working on this product quite awhile and I just didn’t want to miss a great day,” said Jobs, who appeared gaunt but energetic.
The new iPad 2 features front- and rear-facing video cameras to enable video chat and is thinner than the previous version.
Apple has started production of a thinner, more powerful version of its popular iPad tablet computers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The second-generation iPad will have more memory and a front-facing camera for capabilities such as a Face Time video-conferencing feature on Apple iPhone 4.
Cupertino, California-based Apple said that it sold nearly 15 million iPads in the eight months after the tablet computers were introduced in April of last year.
Caveman Case Co, Arizona-based makers of handmade leather-bound iPad cases, announces its first cover for the iPad with Caveman.
The case itself delivers in its promise as an elegant, sharp and sophisticated light weight case for your device – it weighs under a pound!
Along with a luxurious, screen friendly, velvet interior, Caveman has a durable moleskine straps which firmly hooks the iPad in place on the inside.
Luxury manufacturer Gresso is producing an iPad made from African Blackwood and 18k gold.
It has been encased in a 200 year old African Blackwood sheath that is said to have become Gresso’s hallmark.
Boasted of being the ‘most valuable tree in the world’, the wood is prized due to the elegant rich ebony look that it renders.