Monthly Archives: November 2012

  1. iPhone 5 Case Types

    iPhone 5 Case Types

    According to Google's 2012 mobile research report, 80% of smartphone owners don't leave home without their phone.
    That means that in the course of a day, your iPhone 5 could go from the nightstand to your pants pocket (along with your keys and spare change) to the cup holder in your car (next to a hot mocha that you better hope doesn't spill) to the office (next to a second cup of joe) to the lunch table at Chipotle, and so on. No matter how careful you think you are, you're bound to get a scratch or two on your iPhone if you take it everywhere with you unprotected.
    That's where an iPhone 5 case comes in. Non-slip grip, impact resistance, and damage protection all in one. Not sure which iPhone case is best for you? Here's a quick rundown on a few of the different iPhone 5 case types available on the market.

    Bumper Case

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  2. Traditions


    Watch for our Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials!  Best values of the year are coming.


    You can count on traditions at the PQ household around this time.  Several of these time honored  ones include a 5k turkey trot, ZERO Christmas music prior to midnight of Thanksgiving day, the annual 1.5 hour trip to cut a fresh tree and lots of good food with family and friends.  The richness of each year seems to magnify as each of our four Quills grow.  For example this is the first year we have one coming home from college for the holiday's. I'm still finding that one really strange.



    I think that tradtions that we enjoy around this time of year are why we love being in this unique business.  We are passionate about the rich tradition of hand crafted products.  Our hand finished wood is simply that.  Cut on a big router but then hand sanded and coated with Varnishes to brighten and magnify the Glory

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  3. How to Apply a Screen Protector for iPhone and iPad Devices

    How to Apply a Screen Protector for iPhone and iPad Devices

    Amazing how one tiny scratch on your smartphone or tablet can drive you crazy, isn't it? All it takes is carrying your iPhone in your pocket with your keys or reaching into your purse and scratching the screen with a diamond ring. The scratch doesn't even have to be very deep to mess with the visual quality of the screen. That's why we recommend using a screen protector for your iPhone or iPad, as well as checking out our entire range of protective leather iPhone Cases for every phone from the 5 to the 6S Plus.

    Applying a screen protector without bubbles or dust particles can be a bit tricky, but here are a few tips to help you out.


    Before you apply the screen protector, clean dirt, dust, oil, and fingerprints from the screen using a lint-free cloth (Zagg protectors come with a cloth for you to use). Any dust or dirt that gets trapped between the protector and the screen will create a bubble,

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  4. Keeping Promises

    Keeping Promises

    Keeping a promise.  Another way to say it would be Let your Yes be Yes and your No be No.  This is something that Mrs. PQ and I work dilligently to instruct with our four mini quills.  Promises mean you will be a person of your word.  Do we perfectly do this?  Of course not, but we do strive to have integrity in all of our dealings and make sure all is made right. That includes family relationships, our workplace and working with our valued customers at Pad and Quill.


    This is one of the main reasons behind our 30 Day money back promise.  We work very hard to craft very unique handmade iPad , iPhone and Kindle cases. We want to back that up the hardwork with a promise.  Try out a case for 30 days, for any reason your not satisfied

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  5. Kindle Cover Protection: What Are Your Best Options?

    Kindle Cover Protection: What Are Your Best Options?

    How many times have you dropped a book? Spilled water on it? Bent back the cover by accident? Now think about your Kindle. What happens if you drop it? Spill water on it? Scratch the screen? You might proudly display a well-loved book with tattered edges and a worn spine, but your Kindle deserves a little more protection.
    Kindles are a lot more expensive to replace than books, and if damaged, your Kindle might not be usable anymore. That's why it's a good idea to protect your device with a cover, especially if you read outside or carry the device in your bag with other stuff that could scratch it (like car keys).
    Here are some of your cover options for the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Paperwhite, and other models.

    1. Book Style Kindle Covers

    Love the Kindle but miss holding a book? You can have the best of both worlds with a book style Kindle cover

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  6. Art and the mini

    Art and the mini

    We are VERY excited to announce our newest handmade cases for the iPad mini



    The Graduate Artist Series #1
    We are very excited to announce the first series of our handmade, locally designed and screen printed cases for the iPad Mini. 'The Road Home' and 'The Apple Tree'.


    The Octavo 


    Our classic Spanish bonded leather journal case for the iPad mini.  5 gorgeous interior colors to choose from and on sale during pre-order!



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  7. Is the iPhone 5 Worth the Upgrade?

    Is the iPhone 5 Worth the Upgrade?

    There's a lot of hype around the iPhone 5, but is it worth trading in your old iPhone? Take a look at some of the differences between the iPhone 5 and the 4S.

    Bigger screen

    One of the most obvious differences is the 4" screen, up from 3.5" in the 4S. A longer screen means less scrolling and more space to work with for apps, gaming, and video. Don't make the mistake of thinking that the iPhone 5 is heavier though. It's actually 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S and 18% thinner.

    Faster processor

    You can cut your download time in half with the new processor in the iPhone 5. Reviewers point out that the iPhone 5 processor is even faster than the new iPad. Smoother graphics and faster photo capture are two more benefits of a faster processor.

    Longer battery life

    The iPhone 5 battery life is longer than the 4S model, which allows for longer browsing and standby time before

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  8. Apple EarPod Review

    Apple EarPod Review

    I was very curious what the new Apple EarPod's would be like.  Considering the fact they spent years and many millions developing this new design.  The last update was about 6 years ago and that was just an internal speaker change.  These headphones are totally different.


    The first thing I noticed was the strange shape and multiple speaker/sound outlet's.  The shape is said to fit the vast majority of ears.  The speaker positions and sound outlet's are designed to reproduce quality high and low sounds similar to more expensive headphones.


    Well along with my new iPhone 5 I received these headphones and was eager to try them out.  The first thing I noticed was the they do NOT fit like a typical round earbud.  Those are designed to 'stick' in your ear socket, EarPod's do not do this.  Instead they hang at the bottom of your lower ear canal.  The feeling is strange and your sure they are going to pop right

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