Apple’s iPad: I love new toys to play knives on

Apple rolled out its newest revolutionary device today. This cutting-edge computer is called the iPad. I promise you will hear more about it- in fact, just watch the national news tonight, it will be on every station.

I watched their media event today announcing this creation via live streaming video since CNJ wasn’t invited.

You might know it already, but I am a huge Mac man and have been waiting on Apple’s iPad, and a few minutes ago a knife friend over at iKnifeCollector sent me one-

Apple's New iPad browsing iKnifeCollector

Published in: on January 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm  Leave a Comment  
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iBlade: A new cutting-edge iPod



You may remember a few months back, I designed the iKnifePhone. It was a refitted iPhone with a toenail/sunfish honker master blade- talk about a killer App- well, evidently that invention is outdated now, as far as hi-tech knives go.

Rumor is Apple is rolling out the new iBlade very soon and will make it available at its Apple stores nationwide.

The iBlade will be the newest generation iPod, and a cutting-edge one at that!



In a related note, there is an unconfirmed report iKnifeCollector, the next generation knife collector community, has a leg-up in vying against Amazon and the iTunes store to be the exclusive online distributor of the iBlade (kind of like the relationship AT&T has with the iPhone). So, to get one you’ll need to sign up at iKC, otherwise, you’ll have wait in record breaking lines. My guess is sales of the iBlade for the first weekend will exceed the million unit sales of the new 3rd Gen 3Gs iPhone in its early days, so why fight the crowds?

Photo credit: iBlade- to whoever made it.

You can tell I’m just having some knife collecting fun today 🙂

Knife Collector Online Video Conferencing

Apple iSight Webcam

Apple iSight Webcam

In our CNJ Knives and Technology Series, we are looking at changes brought to our hobby as a result of technonlogical advances and inventions.

To begin with, let me ask- How would you like to see your knife friends when “talking” to them online? Right now you log into a knife forum and write a post or reply and, you know the routine- you wait for someone to type their reply.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a “live” video discussion instead?

Sounds too futuristic? Don’t be surprised. The technology exists now, but just hasn’t made its way to any knife forum yet ( We do it in business now. It is called Video Conferencing). 

Basically it works like this- at a set time a group of collectors will “dial in” and have a real discussion- real time through streaming video. Live chat right then and there. 

You say, “What in the world would this be good for? Why would I want to be able to actually see the others in the group?”  Want to show your knife friends that knife you just bought? Now you can. Also, we travel hundreds of miles now to “have meetings,” don’t we? Obviously, it could easily be used for groups and association board meetings too. Granted, it would be tough to do with dozens of participates, but for a handful of folks to talk and see each other, it is very doable now. 

CNJ Knife Collector iChat Group

How about an iChat Knife Collector Group?  (more…)

Published in: on October 5, 2008 at 6:29 am  Leave a Comment  
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