After one month of iPad usage, this is what I know...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by NebulaClash, May 4, 2010.

  1. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    ... I love it. It is now my primary web surfing device, book reader, game player, video watcher. I check my RSS feeds on it instead of my Mac Book Pro.

    When I want multiple windows open and visible at once, then I use my 17" Mac Book Pro. When I want to type for an extended period of time, then I still lean on my physical keyboard.

    But after a month of using my iPad I have come to understand why Steve Jobs called it a magical device. That is the best word. I never want to give this device up. I cannot imagine going back to a pre-iPad world. I love it.

    What do you know about your iPad in the time you've owned one?

    (Written on my iPad by touch typing on the horizontal keyboard)
     
  2. JPizzzle macrumors 6502

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    Great to hear that your still happy! I just got my ipad 3g 64 on Friday, and was beginning to have some second thoughts due to having to sometimes shift positions to get comfortable with the thing. Sitting upright on the couch is fine, other than that it takes some pillow adjustments. Other than that it's awesome, hopefully with time i'll get used to the weight and size, and will be able to write a similar thread.
     
  3. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I can type way faster on it than I expected!
    It has become my "everything" device. (other than work related graphic design and photo editing)

    Hopefully I wont be dropping it on my face like I've done with my iPhone a bunch of times while laying in bed. ;)
     
  4. aluren macrumors 65816

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    I love it as well. I carry my iPad everywhere in the house - living room, kitchen, bedroom, etc... There's so much to do on it, even just looking at a website on it is far more enjoyable than on my desktop. My gf says its a useless device when I first got it, but now she's always hogging it every night.

    BTW, nice macbook pro you got. Must've been over $4k!
     
  5. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

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    I decided to return mine today. It is a great device that runs incredibly well.

    But I just don't think I need or want a $830 websurfing device. When I plan on doing heavy surfing I still reach for my MBP. The first few days I had it I had to remind myself to surf the web on my iPad. And I don't travel much anymore so I don't think I'll get much benefit out of that.

    I will say, however, for browsing or reading in bed the iPad is flawless. It is absolutely great for doing this sort of thing to the point where I was losing sleep because I was staying up later. But again, I just decided this is a luxury that I can do without.

    So anyways, don't flame me for trashing the device, because I am not. It is a wonderful piece of hardware and software. The iPad, I've decided, is just simply not for me.
     
  6. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    I have totally done this before too, glad I'm not the only one. It hurts! :D
     
  7. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    I can pretty much vouch for less sleep due to the iPad. I am constantly checking email, facebook, twitter, macforums, rss feeds, checking for new cool apps (have spent about 100 on apps alone gah!) and reading books. It's nuts. I'm addicted and I don't think it's a good thing.

    Hoping to cut down... soon.

    Written from my mac pro at work, but the iPad is sitting pretty next to me.
     
  8. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see why anyone would :). A great piece of constructive criticism/user experience. I only wish everyone who didn't like the product was able to word it as such.
     
  9. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    HAHA! I've done it quite a few times ;)
    I thought I was the only one too!
     
  10. NebulaClash thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, one of the light bulb moments for me came as I was watching video on the ABC app, then I needed to go into the kitchen for something. Instead of pausing the video, I just brought the iPad into the kitchen and kept watching. It wasn't a conscious decision, so it startled me when I realized I had just done someting I had never tried with any other computer before. It was just natural with this device.
     
  11. Yzord macrumors member

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    The ONLY problem i have with it, are the dirty fingers on it everytime :( it really pisses me off some times :)
     
  12. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    That's gonna leave a mark! :p
     
  13. supercaliber macrumors regular

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    What i know after a month of use:

    1. My kids use it more than I do
    2. I still read with my Kindle when i want to read a book, but my kids read using the iPad
    3. It is a pleasant way to casually browse the web
    4. Battery life is awesome
    5. It doesn't sync with old Apple wireless keyboards, only the new one
    6. I never use my new bluetooth keyboard with it, why .... see #7
    7. Not having any mouse or cursor support makes real word processing useless.
    8. Typing sucks no matter what anyone says. I type 70 words a minute with a keyboard and probably around 20 words a minute with the iPad.

    If it supported a mouse when I wanted to do serious work then it would be a 10, but since it doesn't i am not going to pretend it isn't an issue, i give the device a 7 because 500+ bucks should get you more in my opinion.

    The only reason Apple doesn't provide for ways to do serious computer work is because they feel they are better served having it be an in-between device, not an iphone, but not a laptop. They want you to buy all three.

    That type of crap pushed on the consumer really pisses me off.
     
  14. RebelRed macrumors member

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    I'm the same. Got it day one and use it every day and love it.

    I bought a cloth to clean it. That's the only downside. Many does it get messy. :)

    Heck, I'm not using it as a remote desktop. Bought an app for a whopping 99 cents to control my main Mac upstairs when I just want to schedule some things or check on something.

    It's also nice not having to constantly watch the battery meter. :apple:

    Glad to hear I'm not the only one walking around doing things in the kitchen while watching videos, reading PDFs, looking at sites, doing Sudoku, etc. :)
     
  15. renewed macrumors 68040

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    I've done it too. No fun.
     
  16. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    I know this after a month........

    1. I never use my Kindle anymore.
    2. I never use my netbook anymore
    3. On the couch, at night, the iPad sits right next to me.
    4. Looking forward to Documents to Go being released
    5. I have barely used my iPhone the last month
    6. My wife and kids want their own.
     
  17. NebulaClash thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just wanted to add that after a day or two of usage, I also had some second thoughts about the device. It takes some getting used to in order to adapt to an all touch OS of this size. There's a learning curve. But after you keep at it, things fall into place.

    There will always be tasks better suited to other devices. But now I see there are tasks that are best suited to an iPad.
     
  18. NebulaClash thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I can't stress enough how much more enjoyable games are on an iPad than on an iPhone. Apps of all kinds just love having this extra space.
     
  19. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, born to troll ehh?

    Kidding!
     
  20. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    l feel the same way! LOVE this big screen for apps and gaming on my iPad!
     
  21. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    May I ask what games?
     
  22. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    What do you use to read your RSS feeds?
     
  23. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Still in love with my iPad after a month.....

    So much so that I bought her a sister (the 3G iPad)! I have seldom used my computers since the day the iPad came into my home, and am only on the computer right now because I needed to update a couple of apps and wanted to look for some more and to see what is new, plus I needed to do some other stuff not related to the iPad.

    This morning just for fun I used both iPads to play Scrabble -- it was a hoot! A friend and I had a great time the other day playing, and I thought, "hey, I could play myself against myself," so tried it out. I use the iPad for a lot more than I had expected, and carry it with me everywhere (the reason for the 3G so that I will always have internet access when out-and-about). I play with the iPad everywhere in the house and out on the deck. Now that I've got the 3G I am thinking that she'll accompany me on walks around the neighborhood, too, although I haven't done that yet.

    I don't get frustrated with what the iPad cannot do (I've got my Macs for "heavy lifting") and I am thoroughly enjoying what it CAN do.

    Magical? Revolutionary? Absolutely!! This first-gen iPad is only the beginning.....
     
  24. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, I love:
    Brothers in Arms 2 HD
    Need For Speed:Shift
    Angry Birds HD
    COD Zombies
    Nova HD
    Inotia 2 (iphone RPG but could pass as an iPad game)
    Cocoto Kart HD
    Brushes For iPad
    Geometry Wars
    Scrabble
    NBA hotshot HD
    Diner Dash for iPad
    Plants vs Zombies for iPad
    Homerun Battle HD
    We Rule for iPad
    Pocket Legends
    Aurora Feint 3
     
  25. NebulaClash thread starter macrumors 68000

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    NewsRack. Recommended.
     

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