This is a discussion on Who Here That Owns An iPad Will Buy The iPad Mini? within the iPad Mini Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Gabriel1 I can't comment on Android v iOS as I've never had an Android device however, I fully agree with the comments ...
Last edited by ipadder474; 10-20-2012 at 01:20 PM.
Airstash and CloudFTP, etc. are small devices which can fit in your pocket but still connect to your iOS devices (and other OS's at the same time) wirelessly. They have no effect on data usage. I have complete control over my files with my CloudFTP, I am not limited to a small capacity flash drive, any USB Mass Storage Device should be usable.Originally Posted by ipadder474
NAS drives do affect your data usage so best if you have a good or unlimited data plan.
The solutions are out there, you just need to do a bit of investigation to see what works best for you. Check out the iPad Connect section of the forum for lots of good advice.
I don't use M2Ts but those solutions discussed are two of many if you look around, hence why I suggested that you need to investigate what's out there if you want to find what works best for you however, if you know of a website which has a (legal) M2Ts file which I can download then PM me the link and ill happily test it on my CloudFTP for you tomorrow.Originally Posted by ipadder474
BTW, any video player app that has FTP functionality should work fine with the CloudFTP. Remember that these storage devices are not playing the file, they are just providing the storage media functionality. It's the Apps that connect that read from these devices which do the donkey work.
If the price comes in at $249 I will be supplementing my iPad 1 with the mini. It will fit in my purse where the big sister doesn't. If it goes at $299 I don't know how I can truly justify that to the hubster given all the other "i" toys I have. Just got a new 27" iMac a month ago so I've already given Apple plenty of money since the hubster got a 27" iMac of his own at the same time. Really want one but like I said, depends on price.
My Samsung Galaxy Note has a plastic back, which I love. It's held up fine, and I can easily remove it to replace my battery or SD card. If I don't like the color or scratched it, it would cost me about 10 bucks to replace it. I'd just pop it on. I've no need to do that, but I like the option.Originally Posted by ipadder474
All my devices -- iPads, Note, etc., are in cheap TPU back-only cases anyway. I dropped my Note a few times, including from standing height onto a wooden bench, from which it bounced onto the ground, but you couldn't tell at all.
The only device I own that goes naked is my Kindle Fire, which has (non-removable) rubberized back. I love that, because it gives me the grip I want and can take regular wear without any kind of case.
I think iDevices have great designs, but are scratch prone without at least a back-only case, in which case they might as well have rubber or plastic backs.
I have an iPad 3 but will probably buy the new Mini to replace my wife's kindle.