My iPad feels better in my left hand than it does in my right

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Original poster
Feb 19, 2005
35,741
146
I was holding my iPad today and I noticed it feels better in my left hand than it does in my right. If you don't already hold your iPad in your left hand I think you should try it.

Take note of other conditions: that the sun was not quite out but it was mid-afternoon. I have a ceiling fan on for airflow throughout the living room and I was sitting on a leather couch (allegedly leather) with brown shorts and a black t-shirt on. I didn't have shoes on and maybe that helped the extra level of comfort. I had Alkaline Trio playing in the background.
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Original poster
Feb 19, 2005
35,741
146
Yeah I think it sucks that Apple doesn't have better documentation on this.
 

sdsvtdriver

macrumors 65816
Jul 31, 2008
1,062
36
Southern California
Thats interesting since a study back in the 90s showed that women preferred holding their Newtons in the left hand. Apple proclaimed this was due to the appeal of the ergonomics of the device and UI design, however the rest of us figured it was simply due to more women being right handed.

Nonetheless; everyone agreed that no one really understood why women do what they do. :)
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
27,397
12,511
Would you still advise that to left handed people? There just aren't enough of us around. They say lefties have shorter life spans than righties. Well, of course, since everything is made for right handed people. Righties never know the pain of trying to use scissors, write in a spiral notebook or use a can opener. Don't even get me started how all toilet paper rolls are mounted on the right. Like I can wipe my ass with my right hand.

Even my iPad is biased. Swipe to unlock is made for righties. WHy can't I set preferences. Should I send Steve Jobs an email?
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Original poster
Feb 19, 2005
35,741
146
I favor my left for all things but writing. Oddly enough. That is an interesting study.

Would you still advise that to left handed people? There just aren't enough of us around. They say lefties have shorter life spans than righties. Well, of course, since everything is made for right handed people. Righties never know the pain of trying to use scissors, write in a spiral notebook or use a can opener. Don't even get me started how all toilet paper rolls are mounted on the right. Like I can wipe my ass with my right hand.

Even my iPad is biased. Swipe to unlock is made for righties. WHy can't I set preferences. Should I send Steve Jobs an email?
Oh I would and my TP is mounted on the left in the guest bathroom. Just sayin'.

But you knew that already didn't you cowboy?
 

spiralynth

macrumors regular
Jul 23, 2008
151
4
And what were you doing with your right hand ... uh, I mean what were you watching on the iPad ...
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Original poster
Feb 19, 2005
35,741
146
Hmm, would you mind if I came over to take a dump?
I have Lysol.




Leave off the last s for sexy. :D
hahaha damnit my typos!
You can come over and take a dump, bring your iPad and I have fabreeze. ;)
 

malnar

macrumors 6502a
Aug 20, 2008
626
37
I was holding my iPad today and I noticed it feels better in my left hand than it does in my right. If you don't already hold your iPad in your left hand I think you should try it.
So it's kind of like "the stranger" then . . . ? :D
 

PCClone

macrumors 6502a
Feb 26, 2010
718
0
I was holding my iPad today and I noticed it feels better in my left hand than it does in my right. If you don't already hold your iPad in your left hand I think you should try it.

Take note of other conditions: that the sun was not quite out but it was mid-afternoon. I have a ceiling fan on for airflow throughout the living room and I was sitting on a leather couch (allegedly leather) with brown shorts and a black t-shirt on. I didn't have shoes on and maybe that helped the extra level of comfort. I had Alkaline Trio playing in the background.
Was your skin glistening and was your hair blowing in the breeze?
 

nasa25

macrumors 65816
Apr 11, 2010
1,201
257
canada
I was holding my iPad today and I noticed it feels better in my left hand than it does in my right. If you don't already hold your iPad in your left hand I think you should try it.

Take note of other conditions: that the sun was not quite out but it was mid-afternoon. I have a ceiling fan on for airflow throughout the living room and I was sitting on a leather couch (allegedly leather) with brown shorts and a black t-shirt on. I didn't have shoes on and maybe that helped the extra level of comfort. I had Alkaline Trio playing in the background.
Perfect. So iPad in left hand and gettin down to business in the right (either skiing or ticklin the old man in the canoe)
 

MiguelS

macrumors regular
Mar 15, 2010
133
0
San Jose
I was telling my wife, that I thought all womens restrooms were on the left...and on the right was the men's...but I was proven wrong when I ended up oin the womens restroom....nice couches in there.

not off topic, discussed left, bathroom and right.
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Original poster
Feb 19, 2005
35,741
146
So it's kind of like "the stranger" then . . . ? :D
Very much so.
I don't need any hands to hold up my iPad.
Let's talk.
Was your skin glistening and was your hair blowing in the breeze?
Totally, and awesome music was playing in the background.
Perfect. So iPad in left hand and gettin down to business in the right (either skiing or ticklin the old man in the canoe)
hahah the old man is very happy.
You need to get out more often.
You need to detect mockery when you see it. ;)
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.