First time iPad owner: neck strain

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hyloba, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Recently got the iPad Pro 10.5", truly wonderful device, can't say anything bad about it. Except for my neck, which really hurts after using the iPad for half an hour. I don't have any keyboard for it and I don't intend to buy one because I wouldn't use it that often and I have the new Macbook Pro for writing heavy stuff.

    But still, I find the best way to use the iPad is in the vertical position, but that defeats the purpose of the device to me, it also hinders using it normally. Anyway, what can I do about this? Anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Relax, lay back, use it in a recliner, hammock, on bed, on grass in the parc, feet in the sand on the beach (beware of sand scratching the screen!) in the bus/train/plane. Anywhere but not for hours on that desk!
    And if you do want to use it on a desk/table, think about a stand like the Yohann, compass or one of the many others.
    My 10.5 is always with me, my 12.9 is almost glued to the Yohann stand at my desk.

    (I always wonder when people complain about neck strain/ gorilla arms how people did that in the previous centuries, with tose heavy paper books :eek:)
     
  3. Hyloba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Guess I might want to do too much with the iPad at the moment :D. I'll try more relaxing positions in the next couple of days, thanks for the advice!
     
  4. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Find a holder or stand that puts the iPad at eye level so you don't have to bend your neck.
     
  5. alecgold macrumors 65816

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  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Do you use it on a desk, or simply holding it in your hands?
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Don't crane your neck in such a way that your looking down. I use mine in a variety of situations, and I've not had any neck fatigue.
     

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