I'm going to like my 3G black bar and I'll tell you why... *Picture added*

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HXGuy, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    So I can finally be able to easily tell which side of the iPad is the "top" and won't have to keep searching for the volume controls.

    I know you are thinking that the Home button does that too, but when using my iPad in a dark room, I can't see the home button and I'm always feeling around the edges for the volume control or the on/off button.

    Here is how my iPad looks in the lighting conditions I use:

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  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Is this going to be some kind of revolutionary and magical glow-in-the-dark black bar?
     
  3. tacoshell macrumors regular

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    I would totally have to return my wifi iPad if it was!
     
  4. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, but the contrast between the black bar and the silver rim around the iPad will make it stand out pretty easily I'm thinking.

    See the following picture (front shot, not back of course)

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  5. Gerri Shin macrumors member

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    What ^ said, Plus plastic feels a bit different than the aluminum, so being able to feel the difference in a dark room would make a huge difference in the time it takes to orientate yourself to the position of the device.
     
  6. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    IMO lame...better reasons to have the black bar and3G...but if it works for you...go for it
     
  7. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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  8. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why is it lame? You haven't found yourself searching for the volume control or on/off button? I use my WiFi iPad in the bedroom almost exclusively and while its normally not dark dark, its pretty dimly lit and I am always running my fingers up and down the sides when I need to turn up/down the volume trying to find the rocker switch.
     
  9. tacoshell macrumors regular

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    Get the case, it makes it easier, but I have had this issue.
     
  10. Mr moab macrumors newbie

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    Good plan, until you put it in a case.......doh!
     
  11. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have a case, the MacAlly Bookstand, and it doesn't cover up the sides or front, I love it!

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  12. joefrank64k macrumors 6502

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    Is it easy (or at least easier than the Apple case) to get the iPad in/out?
     
  13. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Its very easy, it just pops out, literally takes like a few seconds. You pop out one corner, then another and lift it out.
     
  14. joefrank64k macrumors 6502

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    Cool...thanks for the info!
     
  15. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    no..I haven't .
     
  16. theone09 macrumors regular

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    wow. nice. i am thinking to exchane mine too.
     
  17. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Nothing wrong with the black bar. Looks fine.
     
  18. jalpert macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to like the black bar because anything that lets either more wifi or cellular signal in is fine by me.
     
  19. danpass macrumors 68020

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    but it'll be less protection against the mind control waves.

    better re-think your stra ........... <transmission ended>
     
  20. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    How is the Black bar any more of a tactile, or visual for that matter, point of reference then the home button at the bottom of the screen?

    I'm confused?
     
  21. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The Home button is hard to see in low light conditions.
     
  22. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    Sounds silly, but along with not needing it that piece of plastic played a role in me just getting the Wifi.

    I wanted that "perfect" aluminum frame without the cutouts. :apple:
     
  23. aluren macrumors 65816

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    And the black bar is easier to see in low light conditions?
     
  24. renewed macrumors 68040

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    And impossible to feel :rolleyes:. Come on dude the home button is indented. Easy to tell where it is. This has got to be the (insert word) thread and reasoning I have heard in quite a while.

    Plus I can't help but wonder why you'd be in a pitch black room using your iPad.

    Anyway I'm done. This makes no sense to me but more power to you or what not.
     
  25. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Against the silver edge, yes.

    Do I need to take pictures to prove my point? You people don't get it. :D
     

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