Sneak Peak at SleekGear's iPad Dock

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    Sleekgear has announced a new iPad Dock, that just might be the most wanted accessory for the iPad. The docking station will offer a front Audio port, SD Card Reader and USB connector for a digital camera. This dock will use the standard cable provided by apple to sync or charge. One of the coolest aspects of this design is it allows you to place the iPad Vertical or Horizontal. We expect this item to be available late April, but a price has not been announced. For more information visit SLEEK, your essential accessories for IPAD and Apple mobile devices.
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    Very interesting. I really like the fact that it can hold the iPad in landscape mode. Click through to their website and you will also see quite a few bags and even a nice folio for the iPad.
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    Missing one key piece for me

    I am a professional photographer and all of my cameras use Compact Flash Cards. So far everything I have seen uses SD cards. Can't someone make a piece that accepts CF cards?

    Tom Q:confused:
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    I feel for you Tom because I had the same problem until I changed cameras. The CF card is, I'm sorry to say, the "disquette" of the flash world.
    There are adapters and card readers you could use if need be.
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    I asked the same question and the answer is yes they will have a model with compact flash instead of SD.
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    Compact Flash user here as well (not sure why Canon hasn't switched over their SLRs). I guess you could always just hook your camera up via USB. That brings up a question I've had though... if the iPad can read directly off of your camera through USB... wouldn't it essentially be able to read directly off of a USB hard drive or flash drive?
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    That would be really useful!
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    I really like the looks of that.
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    Couple of points / questions / clarifications.

    So you use the first slot for portrait and the second (with some kind of adaptor on the miniport) for landscape? If you're in landscape with the adaptor can you still use all of the functions including the SD slot and charging?

    What's the LED piece on the right front? What doe that show you?

    Is it SD in front and CF in the back?

    Looks like video out in the back - what's the plug in the front? Audio out or in?
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    Sleek stand

    ivan & Sam don't be worry we have under the hood an other one with more option for the photograph (like the CF card) ... be patient ;-)

    the one say we are like Apple don't disclose enough information i will throw him a sheep :D :D :D :D
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    ipad Sleekgear stand

    David , in front you have audio, USB, SD card and in rear Video, and Apple plug

    The usb and the Sd card will communicate with both (iPad, and computer)
    and you can charge and synchronize your iPad in the 2 sense Horizontal and Vertical .... have one more important and useful details i can't disclose yet but i let all of you guess it (donot ask for tip's :D :D :D)
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    Interesting product.

    Cya
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    I like the idea but I don't like the ergonomics of it...too bulky. Hopefully other manufacturers will come out with similar products.
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    Will i be able to dock my ipod classic on this dock and load my digital photograph onto my ipod for storage.
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    iPad dock

    the USB port act also like every USB hub ...
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    So what happens if I plug a flash drive into the USB port?
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    iPad Stand SleekGear

    Mickael Jackson will come out from the stand and dance Billy Jean for you ....

    Like every USB hub i guess even my poor english is clear ...
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    If only i can plug a webcam in that USB port.. :(
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    In the interim Tom Q...just run the fire wire-to-usb link from your camera to the USB port. Same thing. I shoot a 22megapixel camera & CF is necessary for high end camera's so it will be our plight to wait for the accessory industry to realize our pain! :D

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