The classic children’s book Alice in Wonderland is completely transformed into a fully interactive, animated and immersive reading experience in its first ever iBook rendition.
Every page on this iBook comes to life with interactive elements and real physics. Tilt the iPad and Alice will grow big as a house, or shrink to just six inches tall. Play with the White Rabbit’s pocket watch and it realistically swings and bounces. Hand out sweets that bounce and collide with the magical talking Dodo.
Try doing that with your Kindle.
If you already have an iPad, the lite version is, of course, free and the full version will set you back US$9 or about RM30. Considering a trad children’s pop-up costs about the same price or possibly more, we reckon books like this on iPad is really bang for the buck.
Check out the video after jump. Apparently the demo shown is the lite edition.
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He said “No. It’ll still be near the end of April, like we said“. We reitarate, he said that.
Today Apple issues a media advisory saying that the international shipments of iPads will be delayed by a month.
“Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks“, the advisory read.
Apparently the call to delay the global release of the iPad was a “difficult decision” for Apple to make.
So for all you iPad hopefuls out there, we’ll all have to hold out unitl the end of May.
Apple will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10. So be sure to mark your calendars.
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Maybe you’re more the eco-warrior kind of techie, the one who believes that technology and nature can indeed become one. Well, there’s a case that advertises your nature loving ways loud and clear.
We give you the Vers cases for the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Each case is hand-crafted in either your choice of bamboo or solid hardwood and covers the entire rear, sides, and bezel of you Apple device complete with all the necessary openings for the dock connector, volume controls and speakers. It also features a soft inner lining along with various styles and shades to choose from.
We simply can’t ask for anything more. Or maybe we can.
How about matching a wooden or bamboo docking sound system your iPhone and iPod? Well, Vers make those too.
The problem with the iPad is…you can have it in any colour you like so long as it’s brushed aluminium. Soon, everyone is going to have one and you’d want to be able to stand out from the pad crowd.
The people at ColorWare have just the thing for you. Starting from US$410 you can pimp up your iPad to virtually any colour and finish you like. You can customise the aluminium backplate, the Apple logo colour and event the colour of the home button of your iPad to your fancy. There are even two types of finish to choose from – soft touch or gloss.
Considering a 16GB iPad cost US$499, paying close to its retail price just to have it painted is a tad bit
extravagant if you ask us.
Anyways…how do you like our Lotus Racing F1 inspired iPad? We think, Tony Fernandes would be so proud holding one at his team’s paddock.
Don’t have an iPad but still have the urge to pimp? From gaming consoles to mobile phones, ColorWare can custom colour loads of other gadgets too.
Check out the short promo video after the jump.
Over the weekend, while taking a stroll at Low Yat, we spotted an iPad on display amongst the many small kiosks there.
Our excitement got the better of us and we enquired as to how much would it cost for us to be able to take one home with us.
“RM2800” blurted the uninterested sales guy. The version in question is a baseline 16GB WiFi that retails for US$499.
You don’t have to be a math genuis to know that RM2800 does not equate to US$499. In fact, at the current exchange rate, US$499 is about RM1600. That’s a hefty RM1200 margin, the rude dude at Low Yat is getting for his iPad. You could almost get two iPads for the price the fella is asking.
RM2800 for the privilege of owning an iPad before everyone else is not worth it if you ask us. Might as well save your cash and wait for end April for the official global launch of the iPad.
FYi, we also saw a couple of Nexus Ones on display at the same shop. Didn’t ask how much it cost though.
You’d better save your money…the iPad is going global.
During the iPhone 4.0 unveiling, Jobs was queried by one of the attendees on whether the international debut of the iPad will be affected given that there is a strong demand for the device in the US.
Jobs’ asnwer was simple, straight forward and crsytal clear:
“No. It’ll still be near the end of April, like we said“.
Very reassuring indeed. That’s just a couple of weeks from now and we can’t wait.
In the meantime, if you can’t wait that long, you might want to consider making your very own iPad. Or if you really want, there are services available that can arrange for you to purchase an iPad direct from the US.
Everybody wants an iPad, what else it new?
Malaysians can now get in on the iPAd action with a website called vshub.com.
The Virtual Shopping Hub is offering a concierge service that allows Malaysians to order an iPad from the US through them. They will act as proxy and sort out all the nitty gritty like shipping and customs for a 5% service charge. A US$5 shipping and handling charge also applies.
Now what’s left for us to do is find the cash to get one.