Saturday, September 24, 2011
Like the case, hate the name
Bunny and I were at the Apple Store (she was there to pick up her repaired Mac laptop; I was along for the ride) when I saw this:
The Hipstamatic (an unfortunate name in my opinion), which is a tripod mounting case for the iPhone 4 (yes, I have one now—I love it, but both Bunny and I are still pissed off at The Other Monopolistic Phone Company because—well, it's a long story and do we even need an excuse to loathe any Monopolistic Phone Company?). Ever since I got the iPhone, I've been trying to figure out a way to get it mounted to a tripod, and when I saw this, I snapped it up.
The only bit I'm concerned about is a crucial bit—the actual tripod adaptor. It's a small L-shaped piece of metal that screws into the tripod and the case slips over it (it's that vertical bar just below the circle design on the front of the case). This piece is small and I can see it being easily lost.
But it works and it's a simple design, even if it's a bit pricy.
Now THIS is a keyboard!
The USBTypewriter™ is a new and groundbreaking innovation in the field of obsolescence. Lovers of the look, feel, and quality of old fashioned manual typewriters can now use them as keyboards for any USB-capable computer, such as a PC, Mac, or even iPad!
Wow! What a neat idea! As if my IBM Model M keyboards aren't loud enough, imagine the “clackity-clack-clack” I can get from my old typewriter:
Intellectual challenge on the one hand … people within 50′ of me wanting to silence me on the other hand.