If you’ve ever wondered why Apple Inc. was named “Apple”, you’re not alone. Co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were asked this question quite a bit, especially during the early years of the company. In Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography about Steve Jobs, Jobs told Isaacson that he was “on one of my fruitarian diets” and had just […]
This July marks the 36th anniversary of the Sony Walkman’s debut. Here at Innovative Care Products, we have a fascination with vintage portable consumer electronics and we greatly appreciate the early Walkman cassette players. These devices were revolutionary examples of innovative design, engineering and miniaturization. In July of 1979, Sony introduced the TPS-L2 Soundabout (later named the Walkman TPS-L2) but encountered […]
Good design can be a great competitive advantage. The magic is in the tiny details that often go overlooked or under appreciated. But it’s during these small moments that customers often get frustrated (rightfully so), because something doesn’t work properly. While “design” can be subjective, function isn’t. Following this example, we’ve created iPad and Tablet […]
From 1993, the Apple Newton MessagePad was a precursor to the iPad. Check out the pics below of this super-cool retro gadget!
Few people realize that the concept of an iPad/tablet computer goes way back to the 1960’s, and maybe before then. The image* below is from the soundtrack album cover for Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey”. -Pretty cool because the iPad and other tablet computers look a lot like it. (Maybe that astronaut could […]