iPad iPad Air - Able to hold 1-handed between thumb and middle/index fingers?

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  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    I can't wait to get to a store to check these out, but I was just curious if any iPad Air owners (likely with large hands too) can hold it with one hand and with the iPad between your thumb and index/middle fingers. The reduced width of the iPad Air makes this rev much more attractive.

    I currently have an iPad Mini which is very easy for me to hold in this manner. If I went with the iPad Air, I'd prefer not to have to only grip it on one edge when holding 1-handed. Thanks!
     
  2. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Funny you ask this - I watched a video review last night on the Air and the guy was holding it like that with one hand. Seeing as I am 6'1" with fairly large hands I was wondering the same thing myself.
     
  3. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I have somewhat small hands for my height, and I can easily hold it with 1 hand.
     
  4. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    You can still hold it one hand if you have small hands look :p

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  5. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    thats the air?
     
  6. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats what the OP was asking lol. Funny I can hold my iPad 2 with one hand too :p
     
  7. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, yeah, I know it can easily be held in that orientation (small or large hands). :)

    What about in "portrait" orientation? Come up a little short when trying to span across the back?
     
  8. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    I was being sarcastic :p

    Here you go, I am 6 foot 5 so my hands are large :)

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  9. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    it just looked overly small in that picture/angle for some reason.
     
  10. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know ;)

    Cool! I'm 6'2" with somewhat long fingers. Hopefully can hold the same! May be the deal-maker of the Air over the Mini 2.
     
  11. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    You'll be fine, to be honest I never use my ipad in portrait, ALWAYS landscape. Seems odd if I use it the other way.
     
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    Hmmm. I have had my Air since 09:30 this morning and not convinced about the shape. It's actually harder to hold for me than the old full size one - at least in portrait mode. The fact that it's narrower seems to make it heaver somehow.

    I have Mini too and I think I'm preferring that. So bit convinced this is a keeper.
     
  14. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    So sorry, random and totally unrelated but I noticed your tattoo... did it hurt? I wan't a tattoo in that exact location of a yin yang sign but I am super scared.
     
  15. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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    I find it funny that people want to hold a 9.7” iPad with 2 fingers yet many complain that lighter 5” plus Android phones are getting too large to old with one hand.
     
  16. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    lol no, I have a full sleeve on my other arm and several all over the place. Addicted once you start :)
     
  17. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    Hard to hold this way but just played with one and lighter and narrower than I imagined. Better to hold than iPad 3/4. But very long so limits some portability.
     
  18. nemesis4670 macrumors member

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    Well just for reference... I am 5'9" with normal to somewhat smaller hands. I can grip my fingers around the entire device in portrait. Not comfortably of course...but if you wanted to know for size reasons here you go. You can see in the reflection I am holding the iPhone 5 if you need some size reference.


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    Anyone with slightly bigger hands will easily be able to hold it that way. Seriously this thing almost looks like the iPad Mini. Maybe it's just an illusion because they are the same design now. :eek: I freaking LOVE this thing though... so much better than my iPad 4.

    Can't wait to load all my comics on it and finally read without holding a bulky brick.
     
  19. robertpetry macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I think the complaint is that the 5" Android phones are hard to USE with one hand. Not hold with one hand.

    No one expects to USE a tablet with just one hand unless it is sitting on something.

    EDIT: Uh, you changed your post. I haven't heard anyone complain about holding a 5"inch phone. It is one handed use (and big pocket bulges) that are the issue. Plus, speaking for myself, I use a phone quite a bit differently than a tablet. I bet I'm not the only one.
     
  20. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    5"+ phones are too large to use and hold with the same hand. Whereas with a tablet the expectation is to hold with one and use with the other, never use and hold with the same hand.
     
  21. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and I'm a little dude.
     

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