As if using FLOTE to support your iPad® hands-free for hours of enjoyment wasn’t fun enough, below is a list of useful apps and accessories that can make your FLOTE experience even better.
If you come across great stuff that you think would work well and play nice with FLOTE, please let us know.
(While we are happy to recommend them, we make no warranty, explicit or implied, regarding their functionality or your satisfaction. However, if you do discover problems please let us know so we can evaluate them for possible removal.)
NIGHTLIGHT by Elegant Technologies. This free and cool app turns your iPad into nightlight with a sleep timer.
FREE LIGHT by Javoid. This free app turns your iPAD/FLOTE combo into a fun floor lamp or reading light. The “white” color is pretty bright. By facing your iPad’s screen up, and using FLOTE to raise it up high, you can have a pretty nifty torchiere that can light up a room nicely. Bring it down to your bed, and you’ve got a great reading light to read books (whatever they are). Or, go funky, choose from a variety of colors and turn on the strobe.
PROGRESSIVE ALARM CLOCK by Spotlight Six Software. There’s a slew of alarm clock apps out there. What makes this one unique is that it progressive, in that the alarm (a gentle and realistic “gong-sounding” bell recorded from a “Tibetian singing bowl” according to its maker) gets louder over time, gently waking you up from your late night of using FLOTE to watch the latest episode of Walking Dead.
OPTIMUM FOR iPAD by CSC Holdings, LLC. Depending on where you live you may have seen the commercials for this free app. It is amazing. It enables you to not only use your iPad (or iPhone) as a remote control for your cable box (even when away from home) and a channel guide, it also turns your iPad into a TV to watch live programming anywhere in your home. Even better, you can now watch your iPad TV for hours hands-free with FLOTE. It’s enough to switch over the cable!
SOUNDJAW. This clever device which got its start on Kickstarter too. It clips onto your iPad and amplifies the sound without any batteries. It should be great for watching movies and TV when using your FLOTE and you need a bit more volume.
HARMON KARDON SOUNDSTICKS 3. These were referred by ereaderjoy blogger, Eolake Stobblehouse who states that these can really enhance the iPad as a video and music player. While they need power, they work wirelessly with the iPad. These means you can use FLOTE to watch movies and TV and have a full and rich surround-sound audio experience… hands-free of course. (Airport Express/ wireless network required for wireless features.)
10- FOOT GRIFFEN USB TO DOCK CABLE CHARGING/DATA CABLE extension cable (there are several other brands to choose from at varying price points) gives you more freedom to charge your iPAD while using your FLOTE where you want without the worry of being close to an available outlet.
AIRTURNER HANDS FREE PAGE TURNER by Air Turn Inc. This innovative product seems ideal for musicians or those who are unable or prefer not to use their hands to turn pages on their tablet (or computer). Instead, simply step down on silent foot pedal, and a wireless Bluetooth signal turns the pages for you. According to the manufacturer, AirTurn “works with most document and presentation programs for Mac and PC, as well as a growing number of apps for the iPad™and Android™ tablets.”