Over my now several decades long tech career, I have come to know Belkin as a brand I can trust. Having turned to them on many occasions for accessories and networking products, it doesn’t surprise me to see they have announced their release of a line of kitchen accessories designed to work with your iPad. With tablets becoming ‘go anywhere, do anything’ devices, I think this attention to detail sets Belkin apart.
Sure I may be able to prop my iPad up on the kitchen counter with something else… but I don’t want to. I want my device to be protected and I want it to be stylish and attractive so it doesn’t feel cobbled together and awkward. Let’s face it, as time goes on I’m only going to use my iPad more (if that is possible) and not less.
Whether you are an experimental kitchen novice or a professional chef, you will likely find interest in these new accessories.Chef Stand + Stylus (F5L099tt)
At first glance, this looks like a simple (though beautiful) stand for your iPad. But the true beauty is in the details. While your iPad is held at one of two convenient angles for viewing, the supplied stylus lets you interact with your device even when your hands may be greasy or dirty. The stylus also has a magnet in the tip that will actually wake-up your iPad 2 if it has gone to sleep! A rubberized base will keep the stand from sliding around and the entire stand is safe to be washed in warm, soapy water.You may consider using this in any area of your home, not just the kitchen. I actually think it would be a great addition to my work desk.This accessory works with most tablets and is compatible with your Smart Cover and many other cases. Kitchen Cabinet Mount (F5L100tt)
I have seen a number of mounts for various things in your kitchen and almost every single one involves significant potential for damage to your cabinets. Even to hang a simple paper towel holder can often mean having little screws going up through the bottoms of your cabinets that often results in other problems. Belkin finally came up with a solution that makes sense to me. Using an adjustable and removable clamp, this mount attaches to the front of your cabinet on the bottom shelf behind the door. Even if it means your door doesn’t close quite flush while you are using your iPad in the kitchen, I don’t see that as a real problem. Putting your iPad at eye level also means less strain to read recipes and not losing valuable counter-top space when you need it most.This accessory works with all 7-10″ tablets and is compatible with your Smart Cover and many other cases. Fridge Mount (F5L098tt)
Those of us geeks who have been around for a while have drooled at the idea of the fridges with the built in displays. Well now you no longer need one. Using this handy Fridge Mount, you can adhere your iPad to your fridge at any time using the supplied Maximum-strength 3M™ Command™ Strips. This means you are not permanently altering your fridge in any way, while getting all the benefits of having your iPad there. My first thought was that this would be a neat way to display all of those photographs of your family, friends and their children that normally you have cluttered around and stuck with magnets you scavenged from this place or that.This accessory works with all 7-10″ tablets and is compatible with your Smart Cover and many other cases.
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