Problem: Most of the time I'm traveling light with my iPad in places where there is no WIFI. I'm carry a camera, light tripod, and basic essentials. Purpose of buying the iPad was to eliminate the bulk, weight, short battery life of the computer. I use the iPad to write, preview and sort photographs, watch movies, and listen to audio books. But I've come across a severe limitation of the iPad and I can imagine Apples purpose in handicapping the iPad in such a fundamental way. Without a computer or a wifi site the iPad can not move large files e.g. Movies or large numbers of photographs on and off the iPad. The ability to carry a small shirt-pocket size portable HD or better still, a half a dozen mini sandisk (same as I use in my camera) for storage. This should be simple - take the photos on the sandisk from the camera and up load them to the iPad ( which you can now do with Apples camera kit) and then after reviewing, editing, and sorting download them from the iPad to the sandisk ( which I can't do) so that you can clear space on the iPad for the next batch photos - Simple! The same simple procedure should apply to movies swapping back and forth between iPad and sandisks as storage. Apple gave the iPad a great screen, light weight, and long battery life perfect for photography and watching movies but it has only a small amount of memory available what's the point of this great portable device if you have to be tethered to a computer or a WIFI site?
QUESTION ?: Is there a work-around for this problem? Has someone created a device, electronic gadget, or method to allow the iPad to function independently/ untethered? To enable the iPad to download/upload to an external portable storage device without being tethered to a computer or at a WIFI site?
If the iPad is not capable of this - Is it time to move on to another brand of tablet?
- Frustrated- need your help!