Category: iPads + Tablets

Cords and cables just got cooler

We’ve featured all sorts of fun iPhone cables on Cool Mom Tech, even pretty cords for Android. And the DIY wrapped cords are a little bit of genius. But these woven cables might just be the coolest cords I’ve ever seen. {Don’t miss the limited time discount} These awesome cables from Eastern Collective are made from woven textiles and are available for every type of gadget you might own. Whether you need new micro USB cables or want to be sure no one steals your Lightning charger, they’ve got you covered. Though considering how fabulous these are, I might...

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Turning your iPad into a workstation

These days, our phones are our computers, our iPads are our laptops, and the world as we know it has generally gone crazy. So it’s no surprise that now there are more and more cool ways to allow you to get more functionality out of that portable iPad and dock it like a desktop.   I love this gorgeous iPad writing center made out of a rich black walnut, hand-smoothed and oiled. Wouldn’t it looks amazing on pretty much any desk at all? It’s got slots to hold an iPad and the Bluetooth keyboard, plus channels in the back...

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The search for the best kids’ tablet is over (parents can use it, too!)

So many of you have been asking us which of the many tablets on the market right now is the best tablet for kids. I get it. With two young kids who get more tech-savvy by the day, I’m always on the lookout for really high-quality devices that will educate them and entertain them–not to mention, help me reclaim my iPad. There are lots of great kids’ tablets out there for varying age groups, but I’m thrilled to have found an option that can really evolve with my kids’ ever-changing tech needs, and give me comfort in handing it...

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Is the iPad Mini good for kids?

With the launch of Apple’s new iPad Mini, we’re hearing buzz that it’s the perfect tablet for kids. And yes, while the 7.9 inch screen makes it easier for children to manage and hold, which was a rationale lots of parents were using for the Kindle Fire last year, we’re not sure it’s really the best gadget investment for children. Here’s why we think you might want to skip the iPad Mini for your kids and instead, consider our suggestions for cool kid-friendly gadgets. As much as we love the drop in size and portability of the iPad Mini,...

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The NOOK Tablet goes HD!

With all the new Android tablets hitting the market over the new few weeks, I can’t say I was surprised to see that Barnes and Noble released two new HD versions of their popular NOOK Tablet. If you’re wondering how these stack up against the new Kindle Fire HD, we’ve got the scoop.  The new NOOK HD tablet is a crisper, brighter, and sleeker version of their original tablet, available in both “snow” or “smoke” (aka white or black). But if you’re looking for something bigger, you’ll want the NOOK HD+ and its 9-inch screen.  Both tablets are super light and give you all...

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4 Android tablets the whole family can get excited about

There have been a lot of exciting news and updates for Apple loyalists out there recently–namely the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. But we also know about the growing legions of Android users, and we’re excited to see that Android has really upped the ante in the tablet wars. Here are four 7″ Android tablets that we have our eye on, as great family-friendly tech picks. Two are made just for kids, while two are really made for you–knowing that the kids will get their hands on them in about 4.3 seconds. Parents’ tablets that kids can use If...

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Who’s ready for the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD?

When Barnes and Noble launched their NOOK GlowLight e-reader, I was anxious to see what Amazon would launch in return.  Well, wouldn’t you know that just yesterday they launched a brand new Kindle, as well as a new Kindle Fire, that we think are worth getting very excited about.  Aside from a few tweaks to the original Kindle and Kindle Fire, the big news is the Kindle Paperwhite, that features an 8-week battery life and built-in front light allowing you to read your favorite books comfortably wherever you are — whether you’re sitting in the carpool lane in your car waiting...

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Free desktop wallpapers for fans of modern design

Since I work off a five-year-old laptop that looks like a Commodore 64 next to some of the newer laptops on the market, I’m always looking for ways to spruce it up. I frequently update my desktop wallpaper with kids’ photos and change the design of my Google homepage on occasion, but I recently discovered another colorful way to add more beauty to my screen. And it’s free. These free wallpaper downloads from the iconic Herman Miller not only brighten desktops, but iPhones and iPads as well. What makes them even more lovely is that each wallpaper image represents...

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Microsoft’s new Surface tablet – is it a game changer for iPad?

Last week’s big  Apple WWDC announcement about major updates to iOS and MacBooks, along with yesterday’s Microsoft tablet announcement…well, you can imagine I’m pretty much in tech heaven right now. Even though I’m a loyal iPad user, I have always paid attention to other tablet launches. And now with yesterday’s launch of the new Microsoft Surface tablet I’m thinking Apple has a real competitor here. Microsoft is coming to the tablet game quite late, but the Surface is a very sleek device that is going to appeal to a wide audience. Why? First, it’s just a beautiful piece of...

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4 Things you can do with your old iPad (no, this is not a crazy crafting post)

Apple’s had a record week this week with the launch of their new iPad, which is not an iPad 3, but everyone is still calling an iPad 3. If you’re one of the lucky ones who have upgraded to the new iPad (not an iPad 3), you might be deciding what to do with your original iPad, iPad 2 or both. Sell it? Donate it? Something else? Here, I’ve got a whole slew of suggestions for you. 1. Resell it There are plenty of places that will give you cash for your used technology. You can use a comparison...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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