Alphyn Jacket Lets You Use Your iPad on the Go

Need to use your iPad while on the go but don’t want to look awkward whipping out a near-10-inch slate? In moments where a 3- or 4-inch smartphone touchscreen won’t suffice and you really need the display real estate of an iPad, Alphyn Industries hope to have you covered with its PADX-1 LEDGE Wearcom iPad Jacket, allowing you to safely transport and use your slate.

The wearable geek accessory is a jacket that you can wear with a big front flap that turns you into a kangaroo with an iPad-housing pocket. Unzip the pocket and the flap securing your iPad drops down to provide you with a ‘surface’ to get your quick computing done.

Xavier and I were at MacWorld 2011 and Xavier took some video of the wearable tech in action. You can see the video below:

The jacket’s an interesting concept and doesn’t add too much bulk to our outfit. However, in use, I think I’d caution against using the iPad in this manner outside as a precaution against theft. You can read more about the concept over at sister site Notebooks.com.

Comments

  1. Josh Einstein says

    Good God! Anyone that would wear something like that should turn in their man badge.

  2. Anonymous says

    It’s actually made for outside wear, and the fact that it’s on your chest protects your device against theft.

    FYI: Burglary is the act of breaking and entering a home, and has nothing to do with this jacket.

  3. Cjannace says

    I love my iPad but that’s the stupidest thing I’ve seen in a long, long time. One nice thing about the iPad is that it causes less of a distraction in public settings than a laptop. This jacket makes the iPad a distraction and perhaps, a nuisance, especially in the summer.

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