It’s that time of year again – time to get back to class and back to business. London Drugs is hosting another great online event to showcase some cool tools for back to school.
Join our tech team for a Twitter party on Tuesday, August 27 to learn more about the evolution of touch screen technology, why it’s so prominent in today’s devices, and some of the latest and greatest products in touch screen technology available at London Drugs. You’ll also have a chance of winning one of several $50 London Drugs gift cards.
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
Location: Online – Twitter
Why Join the Party?
It looks like a rubber covered pretzel. Its name sounds like something you would hear on a summer trek through the back country. BUT it works like a charm for anyone who has a Tablet.
It’s the Kribbitt.
Invented by Paul Carmichael who lives in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island, it is fun, funky and functional. Paul engineered the Kribbitt to be simple, useful, and immensely practical. All assembly is done right here in Canada, in beautiful British Columbia.
Unwrap the package and think “easel”, because that’s basically what it is. Put your iPad, Full size or Mini, Surface or whatever tablet on the bottom bracket, loop the top bracket to the top of the device and there it is: your very own slip-proof tablet stand or easel. It will work with almost any tablet larger than 5 ½ inches. If you don’t like the angle of the easel, it is adjustable. If you are afraid that someone using it may push too far, it comes with a suction cup to anchor the Kribbitt to a flat surface.
Jeremy and I chat about the differences between the Microsoft Surface Pro and the iPad.
- It is a Tablet +. It looks and feels like a tablet, but works like a computer.
- It is a Tablet ++. It is as light or lighter than most tablets, but packs the power of a turbo charged computer.
- It is Tablet +++. It slimmer than that antiquated writing device known as a notebook and that computing device also known as a notebook.
- It is Tablet ++++. The Pro version will run EVERY Windows 8 and 7 application written. That’s a LOT of Apps.
- It is a Tablet +++++. The Surface Pro has all the security features built into the Windows operating system to satisfy the most paranoid corporate user.
- It is a Tablet ++++++. The RT version is a tablet aimed at the consumer, but it still comes with encryption and Defender capabilities to protect the innocent.
- It is Tablet +7. The RT version comes with Office for Home and Student. Yes, OFFICE.
- It is a Tablet +8 that is only 1.5 pounds for the RT and 2 lbs for the Pro.
- It is a Tablet +9. The RT version is a 16:9 screen with 1366×768 resolution. No more black bands when you watch a wide screen video.
- It is a Tablet +10 because the Pro version has a 16:9, 1920×1080 screen. Now, that’s a clear advantage.
- It is Tablet+11. Both devices come with USB ports. USB 2.0 for the RT and 3.0 for the Pro. That means all your pen drives, external harddrives, mouse, graphics tablets and so on and so forth all work with the Surface without added gear or expense.
- It is a Tablet +12. The Pro edition comes with a digitizer pen that works like my Wacom graphics tablet. For a photographer or artist, this is a seriously serious tool.
- It is a Tablet +n+1. Because it took my breath away when I first saw them and I want one to replace my tablets (big and Mini) and my notebooks. One device that rules them all……………………….my precioussssssssssssssss.
Cedric Tetzel @cedrictetzel