Great iPad Accessories: CNET, the knowledgeable and popular tech review site, has a great article and slideshow showcasing some accessories you can buy that make your iPad an even greater device that it is to begin with – and that is saying something!

These accessories include the Apple TV ($99) (not really a TV instead it is a hockey puck sized media streaming player), a Bluetooth (wireless) keyboard case, a Camera Connection Kit ($29)so you can plug your digital camera directly into your iPad, an HDIM Connector ($39.99), a  Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover ($99) which connects to your iPad and allows you to use it like a lap top — by typing on an attached keyboard and more!

The article is titled Must Have iPad Accessories and here’s the link:

http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-31747_7-10011949-1.html

Did You Know You Can Buy Bluetooth Headphones That Allow You To Make & Receive Phone Calls? I didn’t! I have a Wireless pair of headphones that I’ve used for years that allow me to listen to wireless listen to music while walking around the house or taking the trash out to the curb. However, I didn’t realize that headphone technology has advanced to the point where you can actually buy a pair of wireless (Bluetooth) headphones that have the built-in capability to allow you to make and receive phone calls and wirelessly stream music! And you can stream music to these headphones not just from your home theater system but also from your smart phone or tablet! Cool stuff! And it is certainly time for me to upgrade my headphones! I found a link to the article which is actually titled Best Headphones Under $100 within the CNET article on great iPad accessories. And notably, not all of the headphones featured in the article are the wireless kind – but two of them are the Creative WP-350 Bluetooth and the MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32. And in relation, Amazon sells both those wireless headphones for less than $70.

And here’s the link to that article:

http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6468_7-10011889.html?tag=mncol

The Library Now Has Circulating E-Readers: And here’s some big news from the local library front! As of today, our library offers patrons the option to check out circulating Nooks that are pre-loaded with books. We will initially have 10 circulating Nooks that patrons may check out and take home or on vacation! The

Nooks are pre-loaded with three e-books each in specific categories as follows:

 

Nook 1: Popular Fiction:

E-Book 1: Betrayal by Danielle Steel

E-Book 2: Private Games by James Patterson

E-Book 3: The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark

 

Nook 2: Popular Non-Fiction:

E-Book 1: Steve Jobs by Water Issacson

E-Book 2: Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

E-Book 3: The Power of habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

 

Nook 3: Popular Young Adult E-Books:

E-Book 1: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

E-Book 2: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

E-Book 3: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

 

Nook 4: Critically Acclaimed Titles:

E-Book 1: Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea To Freedom In The West by Blaine Harden

E-Book 2: Immobility by Brian Evenson

E-Book 3: A Day In The Life Of A Smiling Woman by Margaret Drabble

 

Nook 5: Science Fiction & Fantasy:

E-Book 1: Joe Golem And The Drowning City by Mike Mignola

E-Book 2: Unholy Night by Seth Graham-Green

E-Book 3: Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King

 

Nook 6: Popular Fiction 2:

E-Book 1: Fifty Shades Of Gray by E. L. James

E-Book 2: Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

E-Book 3: Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James

 

Nook 7: Mysteries:

E-Book 1: Elegy For Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

E-Book 2: Beastly Things by Donna Leon

E-Book 3: One Red Bastard by Ed Lin

 

Nook 8: Non-Fiction 2:

E-Book 1: Krupp: A History Of The Legendary German Firm by Harold James

E-Book 2: The President’s Club: Inside The World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs

E-Book 3: Why Nations Fail: The Origins Of Power, Prosperity, And Poverty by Daron Acemoglu

 

Nook 9: Romance:

E-Book 1: The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

E-Book 2: A Turn In The Road by Debbie Macomber

E-Book 3: Redwood by Robin Carr

 

Nook 10: Action, Adventure & Thriller:

E-Book 1: Ashes To Dust: Thriller by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

E-Book 2: Scarecrow Returns by Matthew Riley

E-Book 3: The inquisitor by Mark Allen Smith

 

You can check out available e-readers at the Circulation Desk and can request one of our circulating e-readers (Nooks) through StarCat.

And here are a few of the general rules regarding patron usage of the circulating e-readers which are taken from the Library’s official circulating e-reader policy:

Circulating E-Reader Basics:

  • Circulating e-readers may be checked out by patrons of the Southeast Steuben County Library.
  • E-Readers circulate for two weeks and may be renewed for an additional two weeks if there isn’t a hold (request) for the e-reader
  • E-Readers must be returned to a library staff member at the Circulation Desk during the library’s business hours. They cannot be returned in the book drop or to another library in the system.
  • Patrons must fill out an E-Reader Policy Agreement form, at the Circulation Desk, before checking out an e-reader.

The entire circulating e-reader policy may be viewed at the Circulation Desk – ask the staff for details or feel free to call the library if you have any questions about our circulating e-readers! Our telephone number is: 607-936-3713.

You can also email me with questions! My e-mail address is REIMERL@STLS.ORG

Linda R.

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