UK iPad 2 Orders Arriving Early

We ordered our iPad 2 on launch day here in the UK, which was March the 25th , we were told at the time of ordering that it would take around three weeks for it to be delivered, so it should have arrived around the 15th of April, our just arrived a couple of days earlier than expected.

It looks like other countries have also started receiving the iPad 2 orders earlier than expected as well,  with reports coming in from Germany , France and Italy.

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Eye-Fi Mobile X2, New 8GB Wireless Memory Card With Direct Mode

Eye-Fi have today announced a new addition to their range of memory cards in the form of the Eye-Fi Mobile X2, 8GB Wireless Memory Card which can be used with Eye-Fi’s new Direct Mode iOS and Android applications for immediate uploading to devices.

The new Eye-Fi Mobile X2 card can now establish a direct connection to a mobile device by creating its own Wi-Fi network anywhere users capture images, even miles from a Wi-Fi hotspot. Allowing users to now send photos and videos directly from their digital camera to their Eye-Fi app in an instant. Watch a quick demo video of the new Eye-Fi Mobile X2 card after the jump.

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iPad 2 3D Interfaces Without The Need For 3D Glasses (video)

Using the iPad 2’s front facing camera the team over at Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group have been able to create a facial tracking application that provides a 3D interface for Apple’s new device.

The application uses a feed from the front-facing camera, together with software called Head-Coupled Perspective, to track the position of a person’s head in 3D in real-time. This is then used to create the amazing 3D effects without the need for the users to wear any kind of 3D glasses. Watch a video of the new applications in action after the jump.

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Moshi Unveils iVisor AG for iPad 2

Moshi has unveiled a new accessory for the iPad 2 tablet. The accessory is the iVisor AG for iPad 2 and is a screen protector that comes in black or white colors. The protector covers the entire screen and leaves the buttons and camera uncovered.

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Dream:scape iOS Game Uses Unreal Engine (Video)

The first game on the iPhone and the iPad to use the unreal engine, was the awesome Infinity Blade, and now it looks like there is a new game in the works which also uses Unreal Engine, called Dream:scape, and it will be released for the iPhone and iPad.

There really aren’t very many details about the game, it is described as ‘more than a game’, ‘it’s an interactive storytelling experience, comprising over 30 acres of open-world, explorable landscape and fully realized interior settings.’, have a look at the video trailer below.

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Apple Confirms Problems With Verizon iPad 2

A number of Verizon iPad 2 owners have reported a problem with their iPad 2 over the past couple of weeks, the problem seems to arise when a user turns of 3G on their Verizon iPad 2.

When they turn 3G back on they were unable to connect to the Verizon network, and the only way they could get their iPad 2 to connect was to reboot the device.

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JBL AirPlay-Enabled On Air Wireless Speaker System Starts Shipping

JBL have just announced that they have now started shipping their new On Air Wireless Speaker System designed for iOS devices, and is one of the first AirPlay-enabled speakers that streams iTunes 10 music or Internet radio directly from your computer.

The new speaker system can use either your existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet network to connect to your PC or Mac iTunes library and uses Apple’s AirPlay technology to make the link.  The On Air Wireless Speaker System is also equipped with a small LCD screen which allows you to view album artwork and song information when an iOS device is not docked and has menu navigation and music control button son either side of the iOS device dock.

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G-Form iPad Extreme Sleeve (Video)

We have featured quite a few different cases and sleeves for the iPad here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one might be a good idea for people who are prone to dropping things as it is designed to give your iPad lots of protection, the G-Form iPad Extreme Sleeve.

The G-Form iPad Extreme Sleeve is made from a soft, flexible, water resistant material and it is designed to protect you iPad from just about anything, have a look at the video below of a bowling ball being dropped on the iPad.

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Adobe Announces 3 Photoshop Apps For iPad

Adobe has announced three new applications for the iPad, that are designed to be used with Photoshop CS5, Adobe Nav for Photoshop, Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop and Adobe Eazel for Photoshop.

The three new Photoshop applications can be used on your iPad and each of these new applications use Adobe’s Touch SDK, which is also available to developers.

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Apple’s Smart Cover Gets Ripped Off, Breaks In Minutes (Video)

As soon as Apple releases a new product, a number of copies or fakes appear, usually from some dodgy Chinese manufacturer, and the latest Apple product to get cloned is the new Smart Cover for the iPad 2.

The guys over at MIC Gadget managed to get their hands on one of these knock off iPad 2 Smart Covers, and decided to compare it to the official Apple version, you can see how it compared in the video below.

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Time Warner Is Taking Viacom To Court Over iPad Streaming

Recently we heard that Time Warner was forced to remove a number of TV channels from its TV streaming iPad app, as some of the networks were less than happy about their content being streamed to the iPad.

Now Time Warner is taking Viacom to court, in an attempt to make Viacom’s programming available to users of its iPad, and they have filed a request with the court for a Declaratory Judgment.

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Oscium iMSO-104 Transforms Your iPad Into A Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Oscium’s New iMSO-104 Oscilloscope Powered By Cypress’s PSoC 3 device transforms Apple’s iOS devices either, iPod touch, iPhone or iPad into an easy to use mixed signal Oscilloscope.

Using the PSoC 3 device in the iMSO-104 allows it to seamlessly manages the two-way communication between the oscilloscope and any iOS device via Apple’s proprietary dock connector. Allowing it to process both the incoming analog and digital signals and is the first to use Apple’s iOS devices.

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