iPad stand is perfect sous chef

The NewerTech Kitchen Kit is the perfect assistant for any kitchen to keep the iPad tablet upright, displaying recipes or whatever you need to perfect your cooking.

It includes the NewerTech NuStand 360-degree rotating iPad holder (12-by-8-by-5.5-inches) for full-sized iPads, which has a kitchen-friendly scratch-resistant rubberized black aluminum finish.

I like it when a product is fully thought out as it is on the kitchen kit’s base, which is weighted to keep it in place and has an anti-skid base with removable silicone blocks.

There’s an opening in the back to keep a charging cable attached and four corner hold blocks for keeping the iPad in place and for protection.

The elevation keeps your tablet away from spills and other flying objects.

And if you don’t need help with your cooking, the stand is great to keep your iPad in place for videos or music, in or out of the kitchen.

To complete the kit, a silver NewerTech NuScribe stylus is included. This gives you a stylus on one end and a twist-barrel ballpoint pen on the other.

Details: www.MacSales.com, $24.99

Backpack has place for everything

OGIO, a leading maker of backpacks, luggage and computer bags adds yet another excellent product to its lineup with the OGIO Commuter Pack.

It’s promoted to hold a 15-inch laptop, tablet and many accessories in lightly padded compartments but I like to say it will hold whatever you can fit in it — which is a lot.

If you are a commuter, you’ll like this backpack since access to everything is quick, easy and organized.

All the hardware and zippers are first class and the exterior is made of durable, weather-resistant fabric and an abrasion-resistant base.

It has individual interior and exterior pockets for all sorts of charging cables, batteries, paperwork, a smartphone and even a candy bar!

The padded straps are adjustable and a chest strap connects them for even weight distribution.

Details: www.OGIO.com, $100 in choices of black/curry or olive/khaki combinations

SoundBender redirects sound to you

Just Solutions has a great solution for redirecting sound from iPads with the SoundBender.

I tried the tablet model and it worked great. I have the iPad 4, and when I lie down, with the screen vertical, the sound is barely audible because it’s pressed against me.

The SoundBender takes care of that by redirecting the sound without forcing you to move the screen to a different viewing angle.

Its wire- and power-free. Just magnetically secure it to the bottom area where the speaker is and it bends the sound at you without losing one bit of clarity.

It works with many thinner cases including the Apple SmartCover.

If you have a few minutes, surf the Just Solutions site. You’ll find a lot of cool innovative products.

Keep in mind that the SoundBender will just change the direction of the sound, it doesn’t amplify it like a portable wireless speaker. But then again it’s only a fraction of what portable speakers cost.

Details: justsolutionsproducts.com, $5.99 for the iPad 2, 3, 4 model; $9.99 for the iPad Air 1, 2 and Mini

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