Ahh.. enjoying the iPad outside

Discussion in 'iPad' started by troop231, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    It's 86 degrees with a nice breeze here sittin outside gettin some sun and using my friend's iPad. I think this is what the device is all about.. mobile freedom enjoyable anywhere, thanks Apple!
     
  2. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    So kind of like a smartphone in terms of "mobile freedom enjoyable anywhere"?
     
  3. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Better experience with the 9.7" screen
     
  4. Stoney79 macrumors member

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    How's the glare? Are all the stories of an annoying glare in the sun true?
     
  5. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Not too bad really, its better with the antiglare overlay though
     
  6. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

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    On Sunday I was outside in the sun and found that the combo of sunlight, glossy display and greasy fingerprints make the iPad unusable.

    I love the device and it works fine indoors, under shade or under cloud, but in the sun, even at full brightness it's a disaster.

    Sent from my iPad.
     
  7. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, OP, good luck using your ipad outside in DIRECT sunlight. Not going to happen. Even inside a Starbucks sitting NEAR the window, the INDIRECT sunlight shining through the window was enough to make reading my ipad a chore. I don't even want to think what it would be like using it OUTDOORS. ;)
     
  8. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Had an antiglare overlay on it :cool:
     
  9. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    Sunlight coming from one way, can't you just turn the opposite way?
     
  10. designresults macrumors member

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    I'm in NY, and can't wait til it's 80 degrees, to sit outside and enjoy my iPad. Enjoy!
     
  11. amirite macrumors 6502a

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    God if only I could do the same with, like, a Macbook or something. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    We had 80 degrees in Michigan yesterday and it was blissful. :).

    Edit: Actually on the weekend.
     
  13. GoWSox macrumors newbie

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    lets hope you are wearing clothes from urban outfitters, :) just kidding!
     
  14. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    Most of my use will be outside

    I live on Maui

    Yeah baby
     
  15. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    Where'd you get the Anti-glare screen protector?
     
  16. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, if only. The iPad's a lot easier to bring around than a clunky laptop that you have to open every time. Just hit the on switch on the iPad.

    Like carrying around a magazine.
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its been 80 up there for this last week lol
     
  18. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Made it himself from a sheet of anti glare film, don't know where he bought the sheet though
     
  19. amirite macrumors 6502a

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    Macbooks are clunky laptops now? Haha oh Apple users...
     
  20. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    You don't get it, right? Compared to the iPad and for the intended use case EVERY laptop is clunky, no matter if Apple or any other brand...

    groovebuster
     
  21. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Your wish is my command. :D
     

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  22. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

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    This. I've been hanging out on the porch with the dogs today while working on the iPad, something I never did with my laptops (but usually do with my iPhone). It's just so easy to pick up and take along.
     

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