Question about iPad "heaviness"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macintologist, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. macintologist macrumors 6502

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    I got my iPad yesterday. Loving it, but it does get a bit tiring to hold it for more than 20 minutes. For those of you who have been using it for several weeks, have you built up muscles in your wrist or something that have made holding the iPad for prolonged periods easier? I'm just wondering if it will get easier to hold it for longer periods the longer I use it.
     
  2. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    If 1.5lbs in 20 minutes is heavy... you need to work out, or find something to rest your elbows on.
     
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  5. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    It is definitely something you notice less over time. 3+ weeks and I'm used to it now.
     
  6. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    It has nothing to do with it only being 1.5 lbs. Any weight that you must suspend in the air is going to feel heavy after an amount of time.

    I generally just change how I hold the iPad every so often, or prop it up against anything I can.
     
  7. JReynolds macrumors 6502

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    I damn near never hold mine. Drop the $40 for the official apple case and just sit it on your leg, knee, or the desk. It props up in multiple ways.

    Right now I'm sitting back on the couch and it's on my thigh...it's like the effin commercial! Wow :D
     
  8. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  9. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    or die
     
  10. JReynolds macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Surfing safari with my iPhone while in bed used to make my arms hurt after awhile. It's a blood flow issue not muscle stamina.
     
  11. tacoshell macrumors regular

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    Found it a lot easier to hold and grip with the official apple case. Part of the ~heaviness~ was the slipperiness and awkward holding of the naked iPad.
     
  12. renewed macrumors 68040

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    I highly recommend the Apple iPad case.
     
  13. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    I highly recommend the Belkin Grip Vue. As the name implies, it helps you get a better grip.
     
  14. gtsipad macrumors member

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    I'm so glad I've been working out with those liquid based, glass bottle 16oz weights every night for the last few weeks. *hick-up* :)
     
  15. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    This about sums it up...
     
  16. tacoshell macrumors regular

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    I would like to get to that point in my work out, but for now my trainer has me doing 12 ounce curls. It must be really working my muscles because after doing a ton of reps, I can barely hold up the iPad any more, and feel like I am gonna constantly drop it.
     

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