1st Impressions.......

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    Smaller and thinner and less dense than I was expecting.

    Screen is glossy and shiny

    and this sync is taking way to long
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    Sounds pretty disappointed.
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    no all good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    It's even better than I imagined...... :D
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    It is the best birthday present I ever got, I think!! It is a lot of fun to play with - absolutely love Magic Piano!! Can't wait to have more time to play with it uninterrupted by husband and dogs!!!

    Only played with it outside so far and it's not the easiest thing to see with all the glare and reflection. So now I'm going to play with it inside while I watch NASCAR on tv.
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    Am I the only one who can't charge via USB, or is this intentional? Otherwise I have no complaints. The device has surpassed my expectations.
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    Mine is at 96% on usb while I am doing a long sync lots of photos, seems to be working just fine.
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    Much the same as a lot of hard drives older computers won't be able to charge thru one usb port. New Macs and new PCs should be fine. If you can't charge and sync you need to get a 2 usb split cable so it gets more juice. Then it should work fine.
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    All I have to say is that it is absolutely amazing...still trying to organize the apps that are native to the iPad and those that are for the iPhone...
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    How "smudge proof" is it? I tend to have greasy skin, sucks to say it, but it's true... my cell phone screens always get a bit greasy and smudy. Does the iPad do that for you?
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    I think if the iPad is turned off and you only see the black screen you might notice fingerprints, but with it on I can't see any and I've been playing with it a lot. Typing this on the iPad!
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    You can see fingerprints on it when you are looking for them but if you are looking at content you don't notice them.

    The orientation lock is a good idea, the accelerometer flips the screen very quickly.
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    Mine charged fine from USB. Might be the older machines that have a problem.

    BTW, I am trying to find the animated Periodic Table that I keep seeing on demos --
    tried to search for it on itunes but no luck. Anyone have the exact name?
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    It's called the elements... It is pricey at $15 :eek:
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    Waited in line for less than 2 hours. Got it home and it is almost done syncing. Can't wait to play with it.
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    Oh my GOD is this an insanely fantastic piece of hardware! Just tinkering around with the various apps, my jaw was dropping with every finger swipe. The screen is so amazing, it makes all hand held and portable devices look dated. Most of my older apps looked actually fantastic in 2X mode, while some of the text on certain apps were not as crisp; still though, I was impressed. Now, when you fire up an app made for ipad ...just WOW the resolution looks damn amazing. I'm also glad the speaker sounds pretty good!

    This is so impressive that you can't help thinking how this absolutely can't fail - it's just too appealing and a joy to work with. The virtual keyboard is a breeze to use after the iphone..no comparison. Oh, and two player air hockey is a blast! lol
    I tell ya', this opens up a world of possibilities ..
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    Can you still take screen shots by using the same sequence you do on the iPhone? If so would someone post some pictures of how old iPhone apps look on the iPad in normal mode verses 2X mode. How do you switch modes for old apps?

    Or email them to me a vic.nospam@gmail.com to get them off your iPad and I will post them for all to see.

    Thanks

    Vic
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2010
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    yes, home plus power snaps a screen shot!

    Man this thing is just gorgeous!! Better than I anticipated it being!
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    First impressions...

    The screen is amazing.
    It's crazy fast when zooming in, changing Apps and other system stuff.
    Easier to type on then I thought it would be...getting about 35 WPM through a typing test.
    A little heavier then I expected.
    A but more awkward to hold with with one hand than I thought it would be, my thumb kind of slides slowly and I have to readjust it ever so often
    While laying down in bed, you have to bend your legs to prop the iPad on your thighs or use a pillow to lean against it.

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