Tuesday, 19 April 2011
It's all about accessories
Everyone needs to accessorise!! Here at Therapy Box we realise the importance of accessories (and we’re not just talking shoes and handbags here !!). We’ve had a staggering amount of enquiries into the different types of accessories which are available, and what are the most suitable.
Fear not...cast your worries aside and read on...all will become clear readers as I take you on a journey down accessory lane. I'm not going to write about speakers or cases today, I'm going to look at a couple of new items in our range which we have had lots of requests for.
The accessory which causes quite a stir when we use it in our Demos is the e-tip glove. If you thought this was just an ordinary glove think again. The glove features x-static fabric on the tips of the thumbs and index fingers which allows the user to operate the device. The x-static fabric has a natural layer bonded to a circuit pattern on the palm made from slip resistance silicone. So, for example, the person can rest the palm off their hand on the screen without affecting the touch-screen aspect of the iPad . Its also useful for people who may have difficulty with drag, or if you are wanting to work on developing skills in tapping with the index finger, or thumb.
Next up is the iPad Satchel. We have had requests far and wide for an accessory such as the satchel. This is perfect for not only a smart way of carrying your iPad, but also you don’t have to remove the iPad from the satchel to use it –smart eh! This makes the iPad extremely mobile and portable with a lightweight design.
These accessories are mainstream products, developed for the mass market, but can really make the difference for someone wanting/needing an AAC system on an iPad.