10 iPad Observations

August 24, 2010

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Jamie uses his iPad more than I do!

After a couple of month’s of use, here are, in no particular order, 10 observations about my iPad. Let me just preface this list by saying I am not a Mac user, I use an Android OS phone and I love my iPad.

  1. Getting online anywhere and everywhere is way more important and useful than I thought. Tethered or 3G is the way to go.
  2. I use it far more than I ever thought I would.
  3. It makes a spectacular portfolio if you know you are going to need one. Otherwise, my iPod touch in my pocket is always available.
  4. The battery life feels much longer than it is. With a laptop with 10 hours of battery life, you will often let it sit around on or hang out until it goes into standby because you don’t want to wait for it to come OUT of standby. Ipad? Instant on/off.
  5. Instant on/off is amazing. It is a part of why I use it so often. So much easier and quicker.
  6. No Adobe Flash is still a pain.
  7. I spent a lot of money on applications. They are (mostly) all well worth it!
  8. No camera is annoying. Otherwise, combined with Easy Release, it would be an perfect Model Release platform. It still is pretty amazing.
  9. It fits so perfectly in the Think Tank Retrospective 20.
  10. I read ebooks, browse the web, read message boards, read google reader feeds, play Words with Friends, play Tower Defense, receive model releases, take payments with Square, use as a portfolio, and working on how to sell prints through SmugMug, carry it with me more than my laptop, wish I could use OneNote Mobile, catch up on my news feeds on Google Reader, resubscribed to NetFlix and have even used Skype Out legitimately when I was out and about, had forgotten my cell phone and happened to have Wi-Fi available to call someone.

BONUS! Use it as an LED light when you need just a little bit more light.

Jamie shows off his "Glorious Beard" late one night. We used the iPad to add just a bit more light for this impromptu portrait.


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3 Responses to “10 iPad Observations”

  1. Maxime Gousse Says:

    1: Yes, getting online anytime anywhere is just too awesom
    2: I use it as much as I thought that I would
    3: It does make a spectacular portfolio
    4: Battery life is so key compared to any other netbook
    5: Instant on is what we expect in the 21st century
    6: No flash, yes, somewhat of a pain, but let us give it another 12 months
    7: I actually managed not to spend to much on apps :-)
    8: A camera would have been great for Skype
    9: Think retro? Hum, don,t know what is meant by that :-(
    10: I read books, browse the web, read forums, Google Reader, play some games and changing the ways that I work thanks to Evernote.
    11: And thanks for the bonus Jeremy ;-)


    PS: My other iPad comments can be found here: http://maximegousse.wordpress.com/category/ipad/


  2. Jeremy Pollack Says:

    Woops, I forgot to link #9. It is the Think Tank Retrospective 20 bag.

    Fantastic day bag for a regular or pro size DSLR


  3. Jeremy Pollack Says:

    Also, thanks for the comments. :)


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