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Open Device Lab

We know that developing for an ever-growing range of mobile devices can be a tough job. So, to lend a hand, we've decided to put our own collection to use and create our very own open device lab (ODL), to help the local web developer community.

Who We Are

We (Cover-Up!) are designers and creators of accessories for mobile devices. After finding inspiration from Jeremy Keith (who set up Clearleft ODL in Brighton) and Shaun Dunne (founder of the London Device Lab), we thought it would be a good idea to open our own ODL to help the developer community in and around South Wales.

That's A Lot Of Devices

You may wonder why we've got such a huge collection of devices (and we wouldn't blame you!). Everytime we create a new accessory for a device we have to do our own extensive product testing too! Until recently though, these devices have been stuck in boxes gathering dust. View the device library

Who Can Use The ODL

The lab is open to everyone. If you want to test a new website or app you're developing, just come along and use any device in our library, along with our Wi-Fi. We're around Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. All we ask is that you drop us a line via email or Twitter, so we can get things ready for you. Visit the lab


Device Library

Here's the full list of devices we currently have at Cover-Up HQ. We knew we had a few, but at the latest count we've found out it's getting closer to 100! You'll notice that we're a little light on phones at the moment but this is something that we're hoping to fix as soon as possible.

Manufacturer Model Type OS Screen Size
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Tablet Android 3.2 1024x600
Acer Iconia Tab A110 Tablet Android 4.1.1 600x976
Acer Iconia Tab A200 Tablet Android 3.2.1 1280x800
Acer Iconia Tab A210 Tablet Android 4.0 1280x800
Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet Android 3.0.1 1280x800
Acer Iconia Tab A510 Tablet Android 4.0.3 1280x800
Acer Iconia Tab W500 Tablet Windows 7 v6.1 1280x800
Acer Iconia Tab B1 Tablet Android 4.1.2 600x1024
Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 Tablet    
Advent Vega Tablet Android 2.2 1024x600
Amazon Kindle Keyboard eReader Kindle 3.01 600x706
Amazon Kindle DX eReader Kindle 2.5.8 1200x824
Amazon Kindle Touch eReader Kindle 5.1.2 600x800
Amazon Kindle 5th Generation eReader Kindle 4.1.0 600x706
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader Kindle 5.2.0 758x1024
Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Android 2.3 600x1024
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet Android 4.0 (Kindle 7.2.1) 1280x800
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet Android 4.0 1200x1920
Apple iPad Tablet iOS 3.2 1024x768
Apple iPad 2 Tablet iOS 4.3 1024x768 
Apple iPad 3 Tablet iOS 5.1.1 2048x1536
Apple iPad mini Tablet iOS 6.0 1024x768
Archos 70 C eReader Android 1.0.1 480x800
Archos 97 Carbon Tablet Android 4.0.3 1024x768
Archos 80 Coblat Tablet Android 4.0.4 768x1024
Archos 70 Titanium Tablet Android 4.1.1 600x976
Archos 80 Titanium Tablet Android 4.1.1 1024x768
Archos 97 HD Titanium Tablet Android 4.1 2048x1536
Archos 97b Titanium Tablet Android 4.1.1 152x1464
Archos 101 Titanium Tablet Android 4.1.1 800x1232
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Tablet Android 3.0.1 1280x800
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Tablet Android 4.0.3 1280x800
Asus Transformer Pad TF300T Tablet Android 4.0.3 1280x800
Asus Fonepad Tablet Android 4.1.2 1280x800
Asus MeMO Pad 7" Tablet Android 4.2 1280x800
Asus MeMO Pad HD 7" Tablet    
Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10.1" Tablet Android 4.1.1 1280x800
Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10.1 FHD Tablet    
Asus Eee Pad Slider Tablet Android 3.1 1200x800
Asus VivoTab Smart Tablet Windows 8 1366x768
Barnes & Noble Nook Color Tablet Android 2.2 600x1024
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Tablet Android 2.3 600x944
Barnes & Noble Nook HD 7" Tablet Android 4.0 1440x900
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 9" Tablet Android 4.0 1920x1280
Blackberry Playbook Tablet Blackberry 1.0.7.2670 1024x600
Bookeen Cybook Orizon eReader Linux 2.6 600x750
Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader Linux 2.6.31 600x755
Creative Ziio 7 Tablet Android 2.1 800x480
Google Nexus 4 Phone Android 4.2.2 768x1184
Google Nexus 7 Tablet Android 4.1 1280x736 / 800x1205
Google Nexus 7 2 (2013) Tablet    
Google Nexus 10 Tablet Android 4.2 2560x1600
HP Touchpad Tablet webOS 3.0.5 1024x686 / 768x942
HP Slate Tablet Android 4.1.1 600x976
HTC Flyer Tablet Android 2.3.3 1024x514 / 600x938
Kobo Glo eReader Android 2.0 758x1024
Kobo Touch eReader Android 2.0 600x800
Kobo Mini eReader Android 2.0 600x800
Kobo Arc Tablet Android 4.0.4 1280x800
Kobo Aura eReader    
Kobo Aura HD eReader Kobo 2.5.2 1440x1080
Lenovo Ideapad A1 Tablet Android 2.3.4 800x1205 / 683x231
Lenovo Ideapad K1 Tablet Android 3.1 1280x800
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Android 3.1 1280x800
Lenovo S2109 Tablet Android 4.0.3 1024x768
Lenovo S2110 Tablet Android 4.0.3 1280x800
Lenovo A2107 Tablet Android 4.0.1 600x1024
Lenovo A2109 Tablet Android 4.0 1280x720
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Tablet    
Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 Tablet    
Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 Tablet    
Microsoft Surface Tablet Windows RT v6.2 BUILD 9200 1366x768
Motorola Xoom Tablet Android 3.2 1280x800
Motorola Xoom Family Editon Tablet Android 3.1 1280x800
Motorola Xoom 2 10.1 Tablet Android 3.2 1280x800
Motorola Xoom 2 8.2 Media Edition Tablet Android 3.2 1280x800
Nextbook Next 2 eReader Android 2.1 800x480
Nextbook Next 3 Tablet Android 2.1 800x504 / 600x800
Nextbook Next6 Tablet Android 2.1 800x480
Nextbook Premium7 (Next 7) Tablet Android 2.3.1 800x386 / 480x706
Nextbook Premium7SE Tablet Android 2.3.1 800x386 / 480x706
Nextbook Premium7HD Tablet    
Nextbook Premium8 Tablet Android 2.3.1 800x506 / 600x706
Nextbook Premium8SE Tablet Android 4.0.3 800x600
Nextbook Premium8Hi (NX008HI8G) Tablet Android 4.1.1 1024x768
Nextbook Premium9 Tablet Android 2.3.1 1280x559 / 800x1148
Packard Bell Liberty Tab Tablet Android 3.0.1 1280x800
Pocketbook 611 (Basic) eReader Linux D622.3.2.106 600x757
Pocketbook 612 (Pro) eReader Linux E612.2.1.2 600x800
Pocketbook 622 (Touch) eReader Linux D622.3.2.106 600x757
Pocketbook IQ 701 Tablet Android 2.1.1 800x600
Pocketbook A7 Tablet Android 2.3.7 800x1210 / 1024x484
Pocketbook A10 Tablet Android 2.3.5 1024x652/768x908
Pocketbook Surfpad Tablet Android 4.0.4 800x480
Pocketbook Surfpad 2 Tablet    
Pocketbook Color Lux Tablet    
Pandigital Nova Tablet Android 2.3.4 800x483 / 536x610
Pandigital Planet Tablet Android 2.2.1 833x503 / 536x610
Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet Android 2.2 1183x800 / 683x334
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Tablet Android 3.2 1280x800
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Tablet Android 3.1 1280x800
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Android 3.1 1280x800
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N Tablet Android 4.0.3 1280x800
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Tablet Android 4.0.3 1024x600
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Tablet Android 4.0.3 1280x800
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Tablet    
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Tablet    
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Tablet    
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet Android 4.1.2 800x1280
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet Android 4.0.4 1280x800
Sony PRS T1 eReader v1.0.00.09010 800x904
Sony PRS T2 eReader v1.0.00.07100 800x904
Sony PRS T3 eReader    
Sony Reader PRS-950 Daily Edition eReader Linux  600x994
Sony Tablet S Tablet Android 3.2.1 1280x800
Sony Xperia Tablet S Tablet Android 4.0.3 800x1128
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Tablet Android 4.1.2 1920x1128
Toshiba Thrive 7" Tablet Android 3.2.1 1280x800
Toshiba Thrive AT105 Tablet Android 3.1.01.5.0032 1280x800
Toshiba Thrive AT200 Tablet Android 3.2.1 1280x800
Toshiba Thrive AT300 Tablet Android 4.0.3 1280x800
Toshiba Thrive AT300SE Tablet    
Toshiba Thrive Excite Pro Tablet    
Viewsonic Viewpad 7 Tablet Android 2.2 800x401 / 480x341
Viewsonic Viewpad 7e Tablet Android 2.3.1 800x496/714x443
Viewsonic VB730 Tablet Android 2.2.1 480x721 / 800x401
Vizio   Tablet Android 2.3.2 GRH78C 800x940

To make testing on a large number of devices easier we're also installing Adobe Edge Inspect on each device.

Screen size is measured using document.write(screen.width) and document.write(screen.height) in the devices default browser. If two sizes are listed, then that device reports different sizes between portrait/landscape mode. Tool used: http://bit.ly/mobilereporter as recommended by @viljamis.


Visit The Lab

If you'd like to come and visit, please just drop us a quick email or tweet us @Cover_Up a few days beforehand and we'll make sure everything is set up just as it should be. We'll even throw in some free tea and biscuits. We're located on Bridgend Industrial Estate in Bridgend, South Wales. Parking is available onsite.

 

Our street address is:

Unit 1
George Street, Bridgend Industrial Estate
Bridgend
CF31 3TS

In Need Of A Good Home

We've tried our best to make sure our device lab is well stocked, but we've got so many devices that in some cases we have some spares. We're happy to donate these to other open device labs in need, wherever in the world they may be. At the moment, we've got the following devices are all looking for a new home...

 

1. HTC Flyer
2. Toshiba Thrive
3. Barnes & Noble Nook Color

More devices are on the way and will be available very soon. If you think you might be able to help please drop us a line via email or Twitter.

Help Us To Help You

Alternatively, if you have a device that we don't currently have that you're not using at the moment, please consider lending or donating it to us. Until we can fill some of the gaps, especially with regards to phones, we'd really appreciate it, as we're sure would the local developers!