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  1. Best iPod Tunes for Running

    Best iPod Tunes for Running

    by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
    As an outdoor runner most of the time, I generally prefer to go tuneless. Just the wind in the trees and the birds singing is all I want to hear. But when I'm up for a hard workout or running indoors on a treadmill (which, let's admit it, gets pretty boring), the right tunes make me work harder and make the miles go by faster.
    iPod caseAn iPod—whether it's a nano or touch—is the perfect running companion for days when you need a little extra motivation. Just mix a few of your favorite running songs (see suggestions below), pop it out of your Pad & Quill iPod case (with a handy bookmark to make it easy), and lace up your shoes for a runner's high.

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  2. The Littlest Black Book Case for iPod Nano is Shipping!

    The Littlest Black Book Case for iPod Nano is Shipping!


    Unbelievable. This whole project has been such a blast that I thought I would share the history of how we came to make the world’s smallest bookbindery case for the iPod Nano.


    Will B., our operations manager, brought the idea up to me as a joke about six months ago. We make the Little Black Book for the iPhone 4/4S, how about one for the smallest Apple touch device, the iPod Nano? We thought about it, laughed and then put the idea aside as the very busy holiday season of 2011 was upon PQ. In early January the idea came back and we decided, what the heck – let’s buy a Nano and see if Eric, our CNC wood cutting technician, could make a teeny tiny frame for this idea. He did, and within about 3 hours of design, the moment I held it I knew we had to do it.


    I contacted our master bookbinder who made the very first PQ case, The Case, Vol.1 back in 2010. I asked Duncan if this was a project even worth considering and he showed me a book he’d made that was half the size of the Nano case! Two weeks later we had five prototypes. We put the wood in and could not stop laughing. Words like ridiculous, hilarious and completely awesome were abounding out of everyone’s mouths. Mrs. PQ and the little Quills could not stop looking at them. The kids kept telling their friends at school about what Dad had come up with.


    Then it hit us, we love the iCade. The iCade was an April 1st joke that ThinkGeek.com put out when the first iPad was released back in 2010. The iCade looked like a miniature version of the old arcade console including slots for putting in quarters. You just placed your iPad inside and boom! You had an old school arcade game. Well that

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