Saturday, February 12, 2011

M.C. Hammer Presents The ZAGGmate iPad Case

Years ago I met M.C. Hammer at MTV, where I worked at the time. Hammer is the nicest man -- polite, friendly and outgoing. After he finished his “Behind The Music” interview, we rode the elevator down 23 floors to the lobby, and M.C. was charming.

On that day I was dressed in black cotton velveteen trousers, with white accents.
Hammer said: “I really like your white socks, dear.”
I replied: “Thank you, M.C.  I've always loved the look of spats.”
Smiling, M.C. Hammer said: “Me too!”
Sweet memory. He is such a people-person!

M.C. Hammer & Stephanie
As the public knows, M.C. Hammer made a lot of money with his music and lost it all. He spent his fortune on family, friends and people-in-need, as well as, lived a lavish lifestyle. What is less known is, M.C. survived bankruptcy to release more albums and become a music manager of other recording artists. Today he's a rapper, entertainer, preacher, long-time family man [married to Stephanie for 25 years] and a successful entrepreneur. As it turns out, M.C. Hammer was an early technogeek and is now an internet mogul.

One of the gadgets he promotes, the ZAGGmate Case, is a (genius!) ipad accessory. It's a strong, thin aluminum case that converts into a bluetooth, wireless keyboard. Used as a protective case, you can drop your ipad without damaging it. Remove your ipad, and the case becomes a stand with an innovative hinge. Prop the ipad up to type on a real keyboard. Now you can send emails, write blog posts, take notes, or use text editing applications with ease, like you do on a laptop.

Place the ipad on the keyboard in portrait and landscape modes. The ZAGGmate runs on a rechargeable battery that lasts for months. It weighs 12.8 ounces. How cool is this case!  Costs: $100 (new).

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9 comments:

  1. Necessity is the mother of invention! I don't have an iPad either, but if I had one, I would definitely want this case.

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  2. I'm thinking when my laptop dies, I might be able to replace it with just an iPad since this case is also a keyboard. Time will tell. I want the camera too that you get on a laptop, and think the next generation of ipads will have them.

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  3. This is a great article. I do a lot of writing, and I have a small HP laptop that I use on trains and planes. The full-size (or nearly) keyboard is one of the reasons I chose to get the laptop computer. But if a keyboard solution can be married to an I-PAD, one of my major objections goes away.

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  4. Hammer I think your product and Techie ideas or the Boom. Holla @ Ya boy Steven Anderson from 1MOBO.com

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