Twelve South’s new StayGo mini USB-C Hub is a tiny accessory for your iPad and Mac that delivers four extra ports for your device.
Twelve South’s New ‘Plugbug Slim’ is Ultra-Thin USB-C Charger
On Tuesday, accessory maker Twelve South announced its newest product. Called PlugBug Slim, it’s a thin USB-C wall charger.
Review: Logitech Combo Touch is a Capable iPad Keyboard
Released in June 2021, Logitech’s Combo Touch an attractive, capable keyboard that includes a trackpad for iPads running iPadOS 13.4 or later.
Review: Satechi’s iPad Pro Hub + Stand is an Oddball
Satechi’s latest product is a folding stand with ports for the iPad Pro. You can buy it for US$99.99 and Andrew received one to review.
But do You Really Want a 16-inch iPad?
We’ve had lots of talk recently about the blurring of the lines between tablet and laptop by Apple, and rumors of a 16-inch Pad Pro Max. Over at Wired, Craig Grannell argues that this would confuse the product line and provide little value for users. I’m inclined to agree.
The 16in crowd nonetheless bangs on that bigger is always better and appears to divide into two distinct camps. The first includes designers and artists who – perfectly reasonably – love bigger canvases they can directly interact with. But on talking to such people, you quickly realise their dream isn’t a mere 16in, but something closer to an A3 iPad Pro (as in, a 20in model) – or bigger. They’re driven by the idea of a Wacom Cintiq that would have the elegance and simplicity of, well, an iPad. But expand the iPad’s dimensions by too much and it ceases to be portable, meaning you cannot use it to be creative anywhere you please. It stops being a consumption device, thereby eroding its versatility. And it becomes colossally expensive, making the device far less viable. In short, it would no longer be an iPad in any meaningful sense, being too niche to be broadly useful – to the point hardly anyone would buy one.
iPad Pro and Mini Set For Major Updates
Apple is working on a new iPad Pro with wireless charging and a redesigned Pad mini to be released in 2022 and later in 2021 respectively.
Satechi Launches iPad Pro Stand With Built-In Hub
On Thursday Satechi revealed a new aluminum stand for iPad Pro, and it has built-in ports for accessories like SD cards and others.
Merino Wool Felt and Leather iPad Pro and iPad Air Sleeve: $79.99
We have a deal on the Hampshire iPad Pro (11″) and iPad Air (10.9″) sleeve. This sleeve is made from Merino Wool felt and leather, and it features a pocket and a loop for your Apple Pencil, too. It’s also designed to hold the Magic Keyboard with your iPad, and the front flap closes with a magnetic clasp. It’s $79.99 through our deal.
iPad Through The Ages – TMO Daily Observations 2021-05-25
Bryan Chaffin joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the history of the iPad, from the early rumors to the newly available M1 version.
New M1 iPad Pro Available to Buy
The new M1 iPad Pro is available to buy in-store and online – the 11-inch model starts at US$799, the 12.9-inch model starts at US$1,099.