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Apple Gadget Overload

Author: Tafari, Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 3:54 PM Mindspill

So I got ahold of a 2nd generation iPad last week after waiting nearly a month for it to be delivered. Not sure if I mentioned it here, but I was not feeling the idea of buying an iPad since it was 1st introduced in  spring of 2010 because it seemed like a big ass iPhone without the capability of making voice calls. Some of my iPad evangelist friends have beat me up saying that the iPad is all that and a bag of chips, but I was not hearing it. Well, with my official hands on experience, I can confidently say that the iPad is just a big ass PRETTY iPhone without the capability of making voice calls. Everything that ‘I’ need to do can be accomplished on my super portable iPhone. Honestly! I found holding iPad awkward at times, especially when lying down. Also, if your in the sun or a bright location, the glare can be an issues. Who wants to read an ebook or blog while being blinded? I do like the layout and usability of some of the native apps like mail & iCal.  I also like how the official Twitter & Netflix apps function! I won't talk about Angry Birds on the iPad because I'm still in addiction recovery. On another note; I let Amelia (5 year old) check out the iPad & she thinks that it's the best thing since non-singing Justin Bieber. So yeah, I would not invest the base 500 bucks for an iPad although it’s a pretty little thing. For my 9-5 purposes, it will be good for on the go communication (email, Skype, Facetime), note taking and for presentations. For my everyday life, the iPhone & my trusty Macbook Pro when I need a serious computer power will serve my purposes. I'm just saying. Freebie: Like the wallpaer? You can download the iPhone version here.

6 Responses to “Apple Gadget Overload”

  1. Rich Williams Says:

    You just summed up exactly why I won’t be getting an iPad. I already have an iMac, an iPhone and a MacBook Pro, which would make the iPad an absolutely unnecessary purchase for me.

    It sure looks pretty, though.

  2. JasonR Says:

    The camera connection Kit and or the Eye-fi SD card (or CF w/ adapter) will let you use it as a larger preview screen when shooting digital. Yea, not usable in all situations, but can be handy in some.

    Best note taking software: Evernote. Works across all platforms, base, useable version is free. For handwritten note taking I use Penultimate, but on the iPad 1 it is not fast enough to be useful.


  3. JVLIVS Says:

    I actually like the iPad (tho I have yet to check out the new one), it’s basically a gian iPod touch. Like everything else that [rapidly] comes out, I’d just wait until the price goes down.

    I’d still invest in one. Right now I’m looking at an iMac for editing my pics. My Dell Inspiron can only hold so much…

  4. Lenoxave Says:

    My suspicions have been confirmed! I called it a big ass iPhone and now I see I’m not alone. I have my iPhone & Mac Book Air for when I am on the go. I want an iMac for the home & that’s about it.

  5. Eve Says:

    I too think the iPad is pretty and shiny…lol, but I feel the same way. I just don’t see the point of carrying around a big version of my iPod touch/iPhone. Just like everything else, I take the “To each his/her own” approach. It’s not for me though.

  6. Fave Says:

    I’ve read your thoughts and taken all points (especially Eve’s) into consideration.

    I still want one.

    *in my Martin Lawrence voice* ‘CAUSE!

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