updated 11:20 am EDT, Fri September 24, 2010
PropUp releases its new iPad stand
ZVRS has added iPod touch support to its mobile app for connecting hearing-impared users with others, while PropUp has announced the launch of a new iPad stand
A new mobile application, which allows those who are hard of hearing to make video calls through the iPod Touch has been released. ZVRS uses the video camera found in the latest iPod Touch models to establish a video link between deaf and hearing callers. The feed is sent through a video relay service (VRS), which places an interpreter in the middle of the call who translates back and forth between the two participants. ZVRS has been built around Apple's FaceTime software and was designed to extend FaceTimes capabilities beyond enabling communication between two people using sign language. The service carries no additional fees, and allows calls to be placed whenever a Wi-Fi network is present.
PropUp releases new iPad stand at special introductory price
PropUp has announced the launch of its new PropUp stand for the iPad. The device is constructed from an open cell foam and features a curved back that can be used to angle the device at a comfortable viewing angle. It also features flexible corners that allow an iPad to be placed in the device naked, or contained within an additional case. To celebrate the launch of the new product PropUp is offering a special introductory price of $25, including free shipping to any address in the United States. Following the introductory period, the price will rise to $29 plus $6 for shipping. International orders will also be accepted with a shipping rate of $27.