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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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Is it stupid to take my iPad 3 AND Mini with me on a work trip?

I'm travelling to Melbourne for three days for a work conference and I've decided to take my iPad 3 and Mini with me.

I use my iPad 3 for movies and heavy web browsing and my mini for reading and gaming due to the form factor.

What I am also going to do is leave the 3 in the hotel room and just take the mini with me to the conference itself to see if the smaller form factor will lend itself well to work use.

If it does I think I'll just go mini when the retina display version comes out as I find it a bit weird taking both devices with me, however I can't go past the retina display for movies and such.

Anyone else take both with them when they travel?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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just take the mini, surely movies arent that much better on the 3 that you cant deal without it for 3 days?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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Hope that iP3 doesn't disappear. Can you leave it in the hotel safe for...well, safekeeping/
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:24 AM   #4
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Hope that iP3 doesn't disappear. Can you leave it in the hotel safe for...well, safekeeping/
Never had an issue before. Left my iPad, Alienware and PSVita in my hotel room last work trip.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:25 AM   #5
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Only reason i'd do that is if i was expecting to be more than 10 hours between power points.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:28 AM   #6
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Only reason i'd do that is if i was expecting to be more than 10 hours between power points.
I definitely will be. The conference itself is 10 hours a day.

My iPhone 5 won't last half the day.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:44 AM   #7
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Personally I think it is an unnecessary risk.

Do what I do and put valuables under my dirty clothes in a dedicated drawer in the dresser. Make sure to have some nasty underwear on top.

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Personally I think it is an unnecessary risk.

Do what I do and put valuables under my dirty clothes in a dedicated drawer in the dresser. Make sure to have some nasty underwear on top.

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May also help to keep the wife and kids from hogging your iPad when you get home....
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:15 AM   #9
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Don't think its stupid; just not sure its necessary to take two iPads. When I used to travel, my was philosophy "less is best". I would just take the Mini.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:22 AM   #10
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No its not stupid, take both.

The mini only weighs 300g's so its no bother and then you have a device to help suit all occassions.

You have spent on them, why would you leave one at home?

Make sure you have adequate travel insurance to cover loss damage theft etc.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:41 AM   #11
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No its not stupid, take both.

The mini only weighs 300g's so its no bother and then you have a device to help suit all occassions.

You have spent on them, why would you leave one at home?

Make sure you have adequate travel insurance to cover loss damage theft etc.
This.

Also, it sounds like you'll be needing some extra battery life, so you can use one while charging the other. It's a pain to use an iPad while it is charging.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:44 AM   #12
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I take both my 3 and mini when I travel. I use my 3 mostly for work-stuff and Internet, and I have my 64GB mini loaded with numerous movies for viewing on the airplane.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:03 PM   #13
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It isnt "stupid" because the weight of both devices together is still half what my laptop weighed. But it is redundant and puts you in a situation where you are intentionally giving yourself more to worry about than necessary.

Personally, I dont travel often so when I do I like to limit myself in order to give real "road tests" to my product choices. Carrying everything just isnt practical.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:50 PM   #14
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It all boils down to whatever works for you -- not "stupid" vs "smart".

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Anyone else take both with them when they travel?
Popular != smart or right for you

Again, do what works for you. No need for reassurance from others.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 03:58 PM   #15
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:19 PM   #16
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Is it stupid to take my iPad 3 AND Mini with me on a work trip?
yes. yes it is. very stupid.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:50 PM   #17
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Yeah i feel thats redundant. Sell both and get a higher capacity Mini
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:10 PM   #18
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It sounds like both tablets are rather bad at doing something so that you have to carry both of them. BTW, what about your iPhone? Are you taking it with you too?
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Eh, thats too dangerous to take both. I would dislike to be the person that loses TWO iPads.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:53 PM   #20
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It all boils down to whatever works for you -- not "stupid" vs "smart".


Popular != smart or right for you

Again, do what works for you. No need for reassurance from others.
amen...some stupid answers here - everyone has diff needs so you can't "decree" what is right...I take both - my Ipad4 for Keynote presentations and the mini for airplane movies and sitting at the gate....works fine
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:25 PM   #21
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are you really travel for work conference or sightseeing?

Ipad 3 for movies/ web browing and mini for gaming. You seem to have a lot of free time. Just curious. I would just bring my phone and an ipod. Dinner and drinks with friends at the convention would be more fun, don't you think?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:43 PM   #22
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It sounds like both tablets are rather bad at doing something so that you have to carry both of them.
Yes, this is only a problem because the 1st gen mini had no retina display. The OP's question was not stupid. Many people are going through the "Man, weight and size is amazing but why so fuzzy?" dilemma.
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