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Old Jan 27, 2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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iPad mini and trips experience feedback

Hi there!!!

Last summer I made a trip to Europe for more than a month. Long story short my (then) 3GS proved to be the single most important tool in not only that, but in all the trips I've ever done.

Previously I had make trips with BBs, Nokia's smartphones, iPod touch, etc... they were "helpful" at some extent, more as providers of limited fun, than primary factors in my trip.

The 3GS was my GPS, agenda, reminder, gaming, music , communications, translator device. Everything but my camera (3GS is really bad in that department). I had 0 issues or whatsoever.

Fast forward to today. I will make a full semester in Europe on September and I plan to make some serious and heavy traveling. The camera factor is solved with an iPhone 5. I know it is not a "true" camera, but lets be honest, most photos are only used for FB profiles, or to be sitting there in your iPhoto gallery to be shown once or twice. So it works for me.

The only department where I'm struggling now is in the multimedia. You see the iPhone has great battery, but when you are traveling for 8 hours by plane, train, car or whatever, most time you don't have outlets.

Last summer I relayed on "pocket friendly" books for trip distraction. Well, I only read 100 pages and lost all my books in trains. When used the iPhone either for music or games, upon arrival I was without or with little battery and that was problematic.

I need an iPad, know that. Besides for traveling, also seems like a nice couch companion and I'm really fond of sitting watching sports while tweeting. The small size of iPhone 5's screen is problematic for fast changing focus between TV and device and the MBP is too heavy for sitting in your lap all the time. Reading and playing some games at night and while traveling also are major reasons.

Problem is, in my last trip a friend of mine brought an iPad 2, and literally she never turned it on. Well, maybe because she's a girl and most girls only care about clothes and anything that fits in a purse and iPad 2 is in neither category (she left the iPad in our dorms). Also it was almost as troublesome to travel with as my MBP. It was not discrete neither, you can spot someone with an iPad as easily as someone with a laptop.

Bottom line is: Have you ever traveled with an iPad mini, or even an iPad?? Did they manage to provide fun while remaining relatively easy to travel with? Would you travel again with it? Were they an important part in your trip, or you could easily manage without? Also any general experience would be appreciated.
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