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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



  1. Josh Einstein

    01/29/2011 at 3:38 am

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

  2. Best Mobile Contracts

    01/29/2011 at 9:07 pm

    I must be dreaming….

    Josh, I completley agree!

  3. Anonymous

    01/30/2011 at 9:49 pm

    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.

  4. Anonymous

    01/31/2011 at 9:17 am

    There is a flapp for that…. (sorry I couldn’t help myself)

  5. Cjannace

    01/31/2011 at 12:48 pm

    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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