iPad Rental Blog

July 8, 2013

A Day Out with the iPads: @ Yum's iMovie Event

By J.Han

A simple idea can go a long way in building camaraderie.

That’s what the SGPad team learnt at Yum!’s offsite event held at the posh Movenpick Heritage Hotel in June. To make the event as fun and engaging as possible for its attendees, the organizers proposed to turn the audience into movie directors for a day by getting them to create their own video productions! Accordingly, (and a little like mad scientists,)  the SGPad team gleefully assembled together iMovie-enabled iPads, each with a package of images and themed music, for the budding cinematographers.

At the event, the SGPad team (who was helping out with editing) was absolutely impressed and amazed by the way the attendees completely threw themselves into the activity! Using SGPad’s iPads, they filmed scenes, angles and artistic panoramic shots. Being fantastic sports, they donned costumes and props, acting out their roles with …well, if not much grace, then certainly aplomb!

Finally, it was time to review everyone’s masterpieces. Uproarious laughter was heard throughout the screening of the videos and the behind-the-scenes footage shot by Intern Liwen.  Everyone had a fantastic time, as evinced by the cries of mirth and loud applause which accompanied each video.

The fun and laughter of our clients infecting our interns as well :)

The fun and laughter of our clients infecting our interns as well 

 Rather than doing the typical team building activities, Yum! leveraged on the capabilities of the iPad and iMovie application as a tool of creation, engagement and fun  to create maximum enjoyment for their audience. Who said iPads are only tools of efficiency?  With a little innovation and know-how, they can be excellent tools of entertainment too!

How would you leverage on tablet technology during your event?

 

“SGPad’s partnership was instrumental to the success of this event.  We received several compliments on how enjoyable this event was.  I would like to thank the fantastic team of SGPad for their wonderful efforts!”   - Edwin (Member of Organizing Committee)

 

May 29, 2013

iPads in Conference

By J.Han

Last March, SGPad provided iPad Rental Service to Standard Chartered Bank for an event which over 200 high-ranking staff attended. We said ok, erased the last user’s information from each iPad, uploaded the Micepad app as per our clients’ request, delivered it and BOOM! We watched as magic happened…

During this event, SCB used Micepad’s Quiz and Live Poll features to ensure knowledge retention, as well as its Canvas feature to design and share group sketches. Drawn by the uniqueness and interactivity of the iPad, the staff soon began to open up to each other, and to reveal their… creative sides.

Check out one of the staff’s masterpieces!iPad in Conference

Staff we spoke to enjoyed their unique iPad-based discussions, as well as the excitement and spice it added to the event. A particular staff member enjoyed being able to “find the information (she) needed quickly” on the 3G-enabled iPads we provided.

Benefits of renting iPads for Conference

The reduced hassle it brings post-events! No stacks of surveys to compile and tally, no thick information sheets to shred! Simply send yourself the data, and return us the iPads.

Another successful event that has benefited from harnessing the abilities of the iPad, another satisfied client… and just another day’s work at the SGPad lab.

We hope that after sharing this success story, you will be thinking of other ways you can harness iPads to up the engagement factor at your own events! Our friendly specialists are always ready to listen to your requests, or to customize any event apps you need. Visit us at www.sgpad.com for a quotation on iPad rental for harnessing the potential of iPad for conference now!

PS: Each iPad comes with a sleek black casing, and we also rent iPad security casings and stands (approx 1.2m in height). There’s something to suit every need!

April 12, 2013

Innovative Use of the iPad – Part 1

We have been talking about iPad being a useful communication tool at company events. And, you have also been thinking about how to effectively put it to use.

To give you ideas, we will continually bring you examples from the industry on innovative uses of iPad.

1. Burberry, London Fashion Week – Burberry used iPad for an Enhanced In-Store Experience, converting viewing into purchasing Burberry, the high-end fashion wear brand conducted a private viewing of the Burberry collection at the London Fashion Week. They handed over an iPad to the in-store customers to buy the collection immediately through a custom-built Burberry application. Burberry stated that the app “creates luxury customer purchasing experience,” and allows the customers to view relevant video look-books and films. They now have included iPad for customers in 25 Burberry stores in 16 countries.

2. iPad to enhance guests’ experience at hotels - People are surrounded by technology in today’s times. When customers are travelling and staying in a hotel, they suddenly go back in time to 1965, because of not being connected. In order to make their stay better connected, Hotel Indigo in San Diego offered guests with iPad carrying an app to that connects to room service, concierge, housekeeping, and bellman services. Some hotels have also stated to keep iPads at the front desk and allow the guests to use for a short while, making their stay more complete.

3. For the ease of Wine Lovers - South Gate, a restaurant adjacent to New York City’s Central Park, introduced a simpler product search using an iPad. It was the first restaurant in the city to digitize its wine list, in which customers could instantly sort wines by price and type, and gain information about each wine. They had an inventory of over 650 wine labels that usually consumes 30 sheets of paper. The iPad provided a relief for both the management and the diners of South Gate.

We will keep sharing case studies with you and help you think of newer ways to implement it in your events.

April 8, 2013

Why an iPad?

There are LEDs, laptops, Macbooks, then why an iPad?

Whether you are on business event or personal leisure, iPad is the perfect thing for you to have. It’s a product that combines technologically advanced features, ease of use and handling. And everyone eyes it!

What more would you ask for?

iPad is your perfect choice for any event where you are looking to get more eyeballs. We know you are not planning to buy one. That’s where we are there to help you. SGPad has a fleet of iPads for you to rent. Renting will allow you to have the freedom to use the iPad for a specific time span depending on your requirement.

- You can rent it for as many days as you wish.

- You may use it as you like, watch movies after the event

- You get free delivery and pick-up

- You also get apps you require

- You get technical support round the clock.

SGPad offers you easy rental plans starting from a single day to a whole month. We rent iPads to businesses, events, conferences, seminars, tourist groups. Our gadgets are top-notch, in perfect condition, offering our clients the ultimate iPad experience. Our efficient team ensures that you are always taken care of, at every single step, right from order placement till the iPad pick up.

Your iPad is just one step away from you!

Go ahead, contact us at www.SGPad.com today or email us at Rental@SGPad.com now!

It’s our promise, you will never be disappointed!

April 5, 2013

'Shouldn't we buy our own iPads?' We know that's on your mind.

Let’s show you how you benefit by renting an iPad vs. buying your own.

Just when you hear or learn about an iPad rental, the first question that comes to your mind is ‘Why rent, I might as well buy my own?’

Of course, you surely can. There are a lot of factors to consider when you make this decision. We list down a few for you:

  1. Advancement of Technology: Today, the world is evolving at a much faster pace than we can imagine. Along goes technology. By the time we decide to buy a gadget, a newer version is already there or almost being launched. Your investment in gadgets is not worth when you have a newer version following you just after sometime.

  2. Maintenance: Every gadget requires maintenance and updates, so, the expenditure doesn’t end at buying it. You will require newer accessories, technological upgrades, application developments and repair cost allocations, in case of a situation.

  3. Safe Storage: All gadgets call for a specific storage space, which might need you to create the space or allocate the space from something else.

  4. Quantities: If you are a big company, you are definitely planning to have lots of iPads, which requires manpower, buying and maintenance costs, storage spaces, etc. If you are a start-up or a small business, you would not want to invest in a gadget right now, but still want to leverage their capability to attract people.

  5. Customized App Development: You would also need customized presentations, apps, or programs that are helpful in promoting your company. Again, all of this calls for extra costs and manpower allocation.

Not sure, if you still want to buy iPads for your business. Don’t worry, we are here to solve your problem.

We, at SGPad rent iPad for a daily rental, with no extra costs, free maintenance during your rental term.

That’s not all; the best part is that we also provide you with customized App to effectively market your product / services. These are developed by our iPad Engagement Specialists who have worked with the leading banks, consulting companies and government agencies. They have relevant exposure and intellect to come up with an engaging App suiting your needs.

What are thinking about, contact us on …… or write to……

We’ll get back to you in no time.

April 1, 2013

SGPad Success Story with Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered’s Country Managers’ Meeting

Our journey has been a really interesting one so far and today we would like to tell you a story of some of our most  happy and satisfied customers. One of them is Standard Chartered Bank.

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Earlier this year, on the 17 – 18th of January, they held their Annual Country Managers meeting and brought together 55 of the bank’s country managers from all over the world. They met and discussed key points of action for the upcoming year as well as spend some time hearing from thought leaders from around the world.

Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Head of Delivery Standards

Fiona O’Shaughnessy, the person-in-charge at the bank got in touch with us. She is the Head of Delivery Standards, Leadership Development and she was exploring ways to make the session lot more interactive, engaging and productive.

Technology was a core driver of the bank and they were willing to work with us to transform how their events were conducted. Based on their requirements, our team developed a version of Micepad that had a never been implemented before. We introduced a Live Polling feature that allowed the speaker to selectively pull out poll questions to the CEOs about different strategic options in real time and instantly get feedback on their preferred choice.

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The team also value added to the event by suggesting the use of the Micepad Discussion Board to post summaries of teams’ findings during breakout activities.

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During the event, one of the speakers wanted to use Micepad Discussion Board summary in his presentation but with a customised view of the comments being projected on the screen. Our Micepad Technical Support team immediately sized up his request and implemented a completely new customised web view within 15 minutes.

“The Micepad app creates a more refined used experience for our senior leader events. They appreciate the ability to find the information they need like delegating biodata or breakout groups immediately. It has also helped us deliver one of the key parts of the events such as capturing brainstorming sessions and outcomes – all without paper or tedious note taking.” says Fiona.

The MicePad execution at the event resulted in Fiona meeting her objectives in organising a more engaging and productive meeting. Everyone could record all discussions and get on-the-spot poll results. Micepad also helped the bank to reduce printing of paper, resulting in reducing their carbon footprint.

Fiona happily mentioned, “We have both reduced our carbon footprint by eliminating our printing requirements as well as created a more engaging employee experience for delegates who attend our events.”

Fiona recommending SGPad, also put a kind word in for us and said, “They are passionate about what they create, are a joy to work with, are creative and will build on your ideas to improve them. Work with them – you won’t regret it!”

March 26, 2013

Why rent iPads from SGPad?

Shouldn’t we buy our own iPads? We know that’s on your mind.

Let’s show you how you benefit by renting an iPad vs. buying your own.

Just when you hear or learn about an iPad rental, the first question that comes to your mind is ‘Why rent, I might as well buy my own?’

Pearson 2

Of course, you surely can. There are a lot of factors to consider when you make this decision. After servicing hundreds of clients, allow us to list down some of them for you:

  1. Advancement of Technology: Today, the world is evolving at a much faster pace than we can imagine. Along goes technology. By the time we decide to buy a gadget, a newer version is already there or almost being launched. Your investment in gadgets is not worth when you have a newer version following you just after sometime.
  2. Maintenance: Every gadget requires maintenance and updates, so, the expenditure doesn’t end at buying it. You will require newer accessories, technological upgrades, application developments and repair cost allocations, in case of a situation.
  3. Safe Storage: All gadgets call for a specific storage space, which might need you to create the space or allocate the space from something else.
  4. Quantities: If you are a big company, you are definitely planning to have lots of iPads, which requires manpower, buying and maintenance costs, storage spaces, etc. If you are a start-up or a small business, you would not want to invest in a gadget right now, but still want to leverage their capability to attract people.
  5. Customised App Development: You would also need customised presentations, apps, or programs that are helpful in promoting your company. Again, all of this calls for extra costs and manpower allocation.

Not sure, if you still want to buy iPads for your business. Don’t worry, we are here to solve your problem.

We, at SGPad rent iPads for a daily rental, with no extra costs, free maintenance during your rental term.

Pearson 3

That’s not all; the best part is that we also provide you with customized App to effectively market your product / services. These are developed by our iPad Engagement Specialists who have worked with the leading banks, consulting companies and government agencies. They have relevant exposure and intellect to come up with an engaging App suiting your needs.

Need iPads for your events – but minus the hassle? Contact us at www.SGPad.com today or email us at Rental@SGPad.com now!

We’ll get back to you in no time!

March 11, 2013

Micepad: Professionally Customised Conference Apps!

Hey all! I know we’ve been really silent on the blog and on Facebook lately but the team has been working real hard on deploying, improving and marketing our latest product Micepad!

All you need for a conference of the future

All you need for a conference of the future

What is Micepad?
Micepad helps event organizers implement paperless conferences via mobile applications. Neatly display thousands of pages worth of content on the iPad while engaging your audience via our exciting enagagement tools.
Organizing a conference of the future has never been easier especially with the complete support of our Micepad Engagement Specialists.
Micepad's Core Features

Micepad’s Core Features

We’ve managed to deploy Micepad with established banks like Standard Chartered as well as international forums like the Global Social Innovators Forum 2012 and would love to meet up with any of you who is interested in organising awesome paperless conferences!

November 24, 2012

iPad 4 LTE Rental in Singapore

SGPad is the only iPad rental company in Singapore to offer LTE iPad Rental. Get up to speed with the fastest mobile broadband speed in Singapore and twice the processor performance of the earlier generation iPads. Our latest iPads also comes with HD Retina front-facing Camera and dual-band wifi offering data transfers of up to 150mbps.  For more information on renting the iPad 4, please contact rental@sgpad.com or call 6677 1533.

 

August 12, 2012

Zuji Singapore's Top Secret Hotel Event

SGPad proudly deployed iPads last week for Zuji Singapore‘s launch event of their new product launch – Top Secret Hotel.

During the opening of the event, VIPs and guests were given new identities of secret agents and were all tasked to complete a Top Secret hotel mission. Unlike the traditional way of booking hotels, Secret agents simply choose a date and destination using iPads on the spot and Zuji Singapore will give them the hotel’s location, star rating and description.

So whats the secret? Well, Secret agents don’t know about the hotel that they have booked until their have completed their booking. When the secret is revealed, all the Secret agents were pleasantly satisfied with their bookings knowing that Zuji only work with top hotels of 4 to 5 star ratings with a lowest price guarantee.

Do check out this innovative product from Zuji that promises a brand new experience of hotel booking! Below are more photos taken from the event held at Ann Siang Hill.