Accessories


Heat wave ? How to refrigerate your iPad

My friends Christiane and Jochen Lührs are the proud owners of a superb classic ketch German building, Socorro, with which they regularly cross the west European coasts. Entirely made of solid wood 1951, they maintain her with meticulous care, after Read more …

Navigate with mobile Hi-Fi music

If you navigate with an iPad and enjoy mobile navigation, and if you like listening to music for dancing on the waves, you may be interested in Mobile Hi-Fi. The well-known manufacturer Bose Read more …

Christmas shopping at the Nautic Paris

For the first time since 5 years I'm not moving to the Paris Nautic boat show. And for the first time I do so not "stuck" ten hours per day on a stand of 9 m². And Read more …

Garmin and gadgets for geeks

In 2013 the world leader in recreational GPS has designed the Quatix ®, a GPS watch waterproof allowing boaters to display on their wrist all data of their navigation devices, Garmin of course, equipped with Wi-Fi access point / Bluetooth Read more …

Recharge mobile phones on board

This summer, It's decided, We rent a large catamaran in family ! At last, would be better to say "in extended family. : four adults, two older teens + their respective boyfriend-girlfriend + a child of 11 years. We thought Read more …

iTabNav.fr

The 14 March 2011 I had announce the opening of an e-commerce website focused in accessories, mounts and connexion devices dedicated to iPhone and iPad for marine navigation : iPadNav.fr. Since then, its founder and I have maintained close Read more …

Protections for iPad (4)

I've already written the greatest good that I think sealed boxes Andres Industries iPad Case (¹). It remains for me the top of the protection in all weather conditions, at sea and ashore. Bulky and fairly Read more …

The aiShell waterproof case for iPad Mini

This time, it came up ! The new waterproof case for iPad Mini by Andres Industries, to whom we owe the famous iPad Case, is finally available. Smaller, lighter, more discreet, but equally robust, in the evening Read more …

Mirror iPad screen… in the cabin. [Update]

Hey yes, this is the world upside down ! At the beginning of iPad use in a boat, the tablet was used to capture the screen of a PC fixed to a chart table for display applications such as MaxSea in the cockpit. Read more …

Protections for iPad (3)

In a note from 19 March 2011 I mentioned the announcement of an iPad waterproof case by the young company LifeProof. It took a year and a half to see the outcome of this case. Understand that the rapid succession of models Read more …

Redpark GPS Cable

Redpark company, Emeryville, California, and former founder of Keyspan, designed the C2-GPS GPS Cable for Dock Connector for Apple Devices. This cable is intended for connecting external GPS devices which use the Read more …

Simple and original mount for iPad

Serge Rousseau, a Canadian sailor, sent me some pictures of the installation of its iPad on his yacht. He wrote me : « Je vous envoie quelques photos du support. I have attached an industrial velcro to the stainless steel tube and I am securing the case Read more …

Protections for iPad (2)

I presented in the first article on the coverage tailored to the boat waterproof housing Andres Industries (*). This manufacturer has responded quickly to comments and criticisms of its product. He was kind enough to send me to Read more …

Protections for iPad on boat

IPad is not watertight, we know. Apple has not designed for that purpose, one suspects. The creative genius of Steve Jobs certainly not to imagine that the sailors would use its tablet as positioner / drive Read more …

iTabNav.fr

This is an excellent initiative that we owe to Dominique Gauthier : iTabNav.fr is a brand new French e-commerce site mainly dedicated to iPad accessories (and iPhone) useful for maritime use of these devices. Rather than looking on the Read more …

iPad, cases and mounts for yachting[Update]

In my first article on the iPad used as player-plotter, I mentioned two or three essential accessories to handle on board. The mounting remained unresolved, few products was then available. On board a Read more …

iPad, a Chartplotter Killer ?

With iPad 3G finally in hands, iNavX equipped and (beta) XL version AyeTides during beta testing, I'm going to give you my first impression, previously to perform an extended test at sea. Read more …

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