Archive for December, 2010

Amazon Says Many iPad Owners Also Have Kindle Hardware

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2010 by theexecreview

So here’s an interesting fun fact: It appears that many tablet owners also have an Amazon Kindle, which the e-tailer announced was their best-selling product of all time earlier this week.

AppleInsider is reporting that Amazon’s Kindle hardware had a boffo Christmas, with the online retailer claiming the third-generation e-reader is now the best-selling product in the company’s history. The Kindle stole the top spot from the popular book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is a huge feat for a device costing a lot more.

While the company as usual didn’t disclose any actual sales figures, they did note an interesting statistic about their Kindle owners — it appears many of them also have tablet computers such as Apple’s iPad.

“We’re seeing that many of the people who are buying Kindles also own an LCD tablet,” Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said. “Customers report using their LCD tablets for games, movies, and web browsing and their Kindles for reading sessions.

“They report preferring Kindle for reading because it weighs less, eliminates battery anxiety with its month-long battery, and has the advanced paper-like Pearl e-ink display that reduces eye-strain, doesn’t interfere with sleep patterns at bedtime, and works outside in direct sunlight, an important consideration especially for vacation reading.”

It should be noted that Amazon didn’t specifically mention the iPad by name, although it’s widely acknowledged by this point that Apple’s tablet is the current leader in that market. The iPad, as well as any number of smartphones and tablets based on Google’s Android, already have a perfectly good Amazon Kindle app, which is also available on Mac and Windows.

Amazon also revealed that the 8GB iPod touch was among the best-selling electronics this holiday season. Apple’s Mac mini was the last product ordered from Amazon in time for the company’s Local Express Delivery service — after being ordered at 1:41 pm on Christmas Eve, the computer was delivered to a likely happy customer in Woodinville, Washington the same evening at 8:04 pm.

Thanks to for the report.


XGearlive Shadow Carbon Fibre for MacBook Pro

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 by theexecreview

Yet another classic from the range we love at TheExecReview, a carbon fibre case for your precious MacBook Pro.

The case fits snuggly against the bottom and top of your MacBook Pro and holds it extremely tightly so there’s no danger of the case becoming loose. The carbon finish is superb and very different to the myriad of cases currently on the market. Its smooth but the base grips most surfaces to prevent any sort of slippage. There is a removable plastic covering which slots in over your Apple logo on the lid and the case perfectly matches the cases I currently have on my iPad and my iPhone4 which look great when sat together.

Standout Points are:-
* Lightweight Carbon Outer Shell
* Soft Inner Lining To Cradle Your MacBook Pro
* Triple Layer Protection
* Ultra Low Profile Design
* Access to All Your Ports and Power Supply

XGearlive really have cornered the market with some unique and high quality cases for a range of Apple accessories and the Shadow can be found at

LMP Bluetooth Numerical kEYPAD

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 by theexecreview

Just got the standard Apple Keyboard? Do you crave a numerical keypad for data input or just the ease of having the numbers in one easy spot? have provided me with the solution for a review, the LMP Bluetooth Numerical Keypad. And it can be used with Mac and MacBook alike! The keypad is made of a strikingly convincing solid plastic construction and the key responsiveness is fantastic.

With page up and down keys and F14 through F17 this keypad is ideal for any Mac user looking to do some intensive typing or numerical work and I must say nicely fills a gap Apple should have filled themselves.

Priced at £39.99 from this is an ideal product to complement you mac setup and ease your workload. I know there’s quite a few of you out there struggliung to get this item and have a very reasonable £10 international shipping charge.

Pineider iPad Case – Possibly The Most Luxurious iPad Case There Is!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 by theexecreview

I’ve seen quite a few iPad cases in my time, but this Pineider iPad case has to be the most luxurious I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing.

The box is stunning and well presented, and the iPad case comes in an inner sleeve for protection against the box. The leather is gorgeous and of the highest quality that people have come to expect from Pineider.

The case closes with a reassuring tab button and opens to reveal a space for your iPad on the right and several sleeves on the left for your business cards, money and any meetings notes you may have. Your iPad slips easily in and is held very securely with no chance of it slipping out.

Priced at £195 with free delivery at may seem a little steep, but this case ensures you stand out above everyone else and is simply the best you can get.

PADACS Toccata iPad Keyboard Folio Case

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 by theexecreview

Over the past few months I’ve seen quite a few of me2 versions of keyboard folio cases for iPad and I must say I haven’t been impressed with their overall quality or their functionality. Most are of poor construction and their keyboard don’t easily sync up with the iPad and typing can be difficult.

After receiving the PADACS Toccata iPad case for review recently from I was pleasantly suprised. At last, a company has got it right. Slim, good looking and hits all the right spots.

Made of high quality synthetic leather which looks just like the real thing and weighing suprisingly little, I have been taking this case everywhere with me and receiving compliments on it’s quality. The keyboard syncs seamlessly with the iPad and with over 45 hours of battery life from just one charge you needn’t worry about bashing out long emails or even essays and dissertations, it also switches itself off when not in use. The iPad screen can be angled at quite a few angles to adjust to your sitting position.

The case shuts with a magnet and the keyboard itself is rubberized silicone, a big no-no for some, but I found it of high quality and really easy to use and good enough to keep a reasonable typing flow. The keyboard also includes a line of F keys, with volume control, music controls and even a home button.

This case is a great solution for those looking to convert their iPad into a ultra portable laptop and can be bought at the very reasonable price of £64.99 at with free delivery.