MTV’s Multiplayer technology blog ran a really fun little post today about blog author Russ Frushtick’s in-flight experiences with his iPad. He talks about a couple of ways in which his iPad made a recent flight much more bearable than usual.
For starters, he said that the iPad takes up so little space in comparison to a laptop, that you still have plenty of room for your beverage, food and so on, so you don’t have to stop watching your iPad while you eat your meal. Secondly, he said that the iPad’s battery life was truly impressive, enabling him to watch over seven hours of video on two six-hour flights, with his iPad battery still approximately half-full at the end of it. He also confirmed that you don’t have to take your iPad out of your bag when going through airport security, again in contrast to a laptop.
Frushstick’s sole cause for concern was how easily his iPad toppled over when the person in front of him put their seat back, but that’s something that could probably be put right with a suitable case. His conclusion is that the iPad is by far the best media device to use when it comes to air travel. “It’s like having your own, personalized seat-back TV,” he says, “but you don’t have to suffer through bad reception and re-runs of TLC reality shows.”
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net