Friday, January 21st 2011

Scythe Announces eBook/Tablet Holder

Japanese cooling specialist Scythe EU GmbH hereby announces a brand-new product the constantly growing tablet and e-book market. By introducing this accessory, Scythe expands its product portfolio and enters this new market. High quality steel combined with an aluminum-look finishing is used to give the Scythe e-Book Holder a stylish modern design as well as sufficient weight which allow comfortable use of the mounted device. To further stabilize the e-Book Holder for even slippery grounds, rubber feet are implemented on the bottom side. Hence makes the Scythe e-Book Holder a flexible, comfortable as well as reliable solution for nowadays e-Books and Tablets.

Thanks to the patent pending mounting mechanism users are able to rotate their e-Book or Tablet-PC by up to 360°. In order to adjust the view angle to every user’s convenience it is possible to move the e-Book Holder for- and backwards by up to 330. It is furthermore equipped with mounting grips which can be adjusted stepless and allow mounting of various on-market e-Books and Tablet-PCs such as the Apple iPad. Attached mounting grips can be moved horizontal as well as vertical from 7.28 to 9.84 inch respective 185 to 250 mm.

If required, it is possible to detach the mounting fixture from the e-Book Holder and attach it to common 3.94 inch (100 mm) VESA mounting systems. Overall design is optimized to user friendly (e.g. USB or charging) cable connections of the mounted devices.

Product Details:
  • Model Name: Scythe e-Book Holder
  • Model No.: GRP01
  • Material: High quality rigid steel
  • Tablet-PC Compatibility: Verticale or herozontal length of 7.28 inch (185 mm) to 9.84 inch (250 mm)
  • Weight:
  • o 35.45 oz / 1.005 g (mounting frame)
    o 42.50 oz / 1.205 g (incl. mounting plate)
  • Dimensions:
  • o 10.23 x 7.87 x 8.86 inch (W x H x D)
    o 260 x 200 x 225 mm (W x H x D)
  • MSRP: 29,50 EUR (inkl. 19% MwSt.)
For more information, visit the product page.
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6 Comments on Scythe Announces eBook/Tablet Holder

#1
ToTTenTranz
First we buy a tablet that's more expensive, less useful and less performant than a notebook.

Then, we buy lots of peripherals for that same tablet, so that it looks and works more like a notebook.


Makes perfect sense.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: ToTTenTranz
First we buy a tablet that's more expensive, less useful and less performant than a notebook.
Less useful than a notebook? Lets say you're a real estete agent. Or anything where you work "in the field". Now lets say a customer wants you to look something up that requiers an internet connection. With this, you just press a few buttons and you're there. You can do it with a smartphone, but try to look at large excel documents or PDF's on a smartphone. Or websites where you have to fill out forms. Or any website for that matter.

Now imagine doing the same thing with a notebook. Tablets are way more convinent in their right environment.

Also, there are cheap tablets. You can get them here (if you don't count the €80 ones you can get on Ebay) for about €200.

I've dreamt of these things since the 90's. Bring them on! :D

EDIT: And just see what'll happen when AMD brings out CPU+GPU's for these things.
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#3
ToTTenTranz
by: Frick
Less useful than a notebook? Lets say you're a real estate agent. Or anything where you work "in the field". Now lets say a customer wants you to look something up that requiers an internet connection. With this, you just press a few buttons and you're there. You can do it with a smartphone, but try to look at large excel documents or PDF's on a smartphone. Or websites where you have to fill out forms. Or any website for that matter.
There are netbooks, notebooks and subnotebooks with 3G modules. There are tiny USB 3G modules. There are 3G smartphones with wifi tethering.


by: Frick
Now imagine doing the same thing with a notebook. Tablets are way more convinent in their right environment.
Not in my opinion. Convertible laptops maybe, but overpriced tables make no sense to me at all.



by: Frick
Also, there are cheap tablets. You can get them here (if you don't count the €80 ones you can get on Ebay) for about €200.
€200, now we're talking. Lower price in exchange for lower functionality, I like that.
Unfortunately, the only tablets you get for €200 in Europe are chinese tables with overclocked ARM11 chinese SoCs with horrible performance, resistive touchscreens and lowest-possible build quality.
There are now some i.MX515 (Cortex A8) equipped tablets for a little over 200€, but they still sport the same resistive touchscreens and whacky display ratios (800*600, which Android deals with pain and horror)...


North-americans now have that nook color for ~200€, and that sounds awesome, but we don't..



by: Frick
EDIT: And just see what'll happen when AMD brings out CPU+GPU's for these things.
I'll still take my netbook/sub-notebook.
I can't wait to get my hands in a handheld with a Fusion APU, though.
But we'll have to wait until ~2013 for that, at least.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Yeah well it's not like I would actually by something like the iPad or that .. Samsung one. I agree that it's too much money, but I can understand why there's a market for them.

And I too would rather take a smaller notebook, but as I said, I think there are people that actually benefit from them.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Frick
And just see what'll happen when AMD brings out CPU+GPU's for these things.
And burst into flames and FAIL ?

You missed the point, his point was why pay all this money for less overall functionality, and a higher cost, an atom powered netbook, will wipe the floor with an iPad. Now just because it may do 1 or 2 things better doesn't make it better, nor does it make it better because Steve Jobs said so.
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pr0n Inspector
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
And burst into flames and FAIL ?

You missed the point, his point was why pay all this money for less overall functionality, and a higher cost, an atom powered netbook, will wipe the floor with an iPad. Now just because it may do 1 or 2 things better doesn't make it better, nor does it make it better because Steve Jobs said so.
herp derp. Why pay for a puny portable computer when you can get a much better desktop + UPS for the same money? Why is a smartphone more expensive than a full-blown computer? Why do people buy weak routers when they can use an old second hand PC and install the vastly more powerful pfSense on it? You know the answer, you just don't want to admit it.
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