Monthly Archives: March 2013

  1. Kindle Fire vs iPad Mini for Reading

    Kindle Fire vs iPad Mini for Reading

    It used to be that you only had a few choices when it came to choosing an e-reader. With media technology crossing platforms, however, more consumers are using their e-readers for browsing the Internet and using their tablets for reading digital books.
     
    If you're trying to choose between the Kindle Fire HD and the iPad Mini for reading, here are some of the pros and cons of each tablet.
     

    Screen Size

     
    Let's take a look at screen size first. The Kindle Fire HD is available in two screen sizes: 7 inch and 8.9 inch, which gives you a choice depending on how compact you want the device to be or how large you want the reading area to be.
     
    The iPad Mini is available with a 7.9 inch screen size—a happy medium between the two Kindle Fire models.
     
    The choice here depends mostly on your preferences. Would you rather have a smaller device with less room on the screen or a larger device with more screen

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  2. Gift Ideas for iPhone 5

    Gift Ideas for iPhone 5

    Buying a gift for someone—even someone you know really well—can be tough. Fortunately, if they're an iPhone 5 owner, you've got plenty of options for buying a gift that's both practical and personal. There's an iPhone 5 accessory for everyone—even your aunt with the crazy cats.
     

    1. iPhone 5 Case

     
    The most basic iPhone 5 accessory is a protective case. Once you scratch or drop your iPhone, there's no going back. Make sure that doesn't happen by protecting your phone with a case, such as the Little Black Book iPhone 5 case from PQ.
     
    Besides shielding your phone from drops, nicks, and scratches, a iPhone 5 book case also offers theft protection, since it looks just like a moleskine notebook rather than an expensive iPhone. Throw in a Zagg screen protector

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  3. Best iPod Accessories

    Best iPod Accessories

    Got an iPod? Once you've filled it with your favorite music and podcasts, it's time to think about making it more user-friendly with a few well-chosen iPod accessories. The best iPod accessories are ones that focus on powerful acoustics and making your iPod as portable and protected as possible.
     

    Headphones

     
    The first iPod accessory on our list is all about the sound. The better the acoustics, the more you'll enjoy jamming to the playlists on your iPod.
     
    Two of our favorite headphones are the Thinksound In-Ear Monitor MS01 and the Earjax Moxy Earbuds. The Thinksound earbuds are made with real wood in order to create a natural resonance that you just can't get from cheap plastic earbuds. The acoustics on these earbuds are so good that the New York Post claimed, "There is no distortion on the Ms01s. None."
     
    The

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  4. 19th Century Romantic

    19th Century Romantic

    As a small business owner I am constantly adapting to market shifts and technology advancements.  For a nineteenth century romantic, this can be daunting.  But, I do peruse the tech blogs and fight the zombie stare when Mr. PQ is explaining things to me, just managing to cling to the tail of a rapidly advancing society.  I love  iPad mini, and my iPhone 5, even more as it’s encased in a PQ Little Pocket Book.  That being said, I use a sand timer for my tea, hike with a compass and generally run gadget free.  There is value in remembering life before technology, in most cases.

     

     

    Earlier this week a parcel arrived from our new merchant service provider.  As I extracted the contents I showcased each new item for Will and Karl (Operations and Customer Service)  A new iOS credit card scanner, (“sweet”, Will and

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  5. Accessories for the iPad Mini

    Accessories for the iPad Mini

    When the iPhone is too small and the iPad is too big, reach for the iPad Mini. It's just the right size for browsing the web, responding to emails, and stashing in your purse or backpack for a lightweight mobile device.
     
    The first order of business when you get your new iPad Mini is to configure the settings and install your favorite apps. After that, it's time to accessorize. Here are some of our favorite accessories to get you started.
     

    Zagg InvisibleSHIELD

     
    Your iPad Mini is in pristine shape when you unbox it. How do you keep it that way? By adding the protection of a screen protector and a case for the iPad Mini. The Zagg InvisibleSHIELD screen protector keeps your device clean and new. It's made from the same material used by the military to protect high-speed helicopter blades from dust, dirt, and debris.
     
    Need to remove it? Not a problem. The Zagg screen protector peels off without leaving any sticky

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