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    Hello to all. I am a soon to be Ipad noob owner and even though my birthday gift arrived today I have 360 hours before it will be mine. My daughter has it in her closet and she growls at me if I even pass by her door. LOL.

    I would welcome any advice and suggestions and most specifically would love any feedback on what type of learning curve I need to prepare myself for coming from the world of windows.

    I am a web surfer, sometimes online shopper, Netflix lover. I do look at Facebook but am not really into updating every moment of my life on it.

    I believe I am getting the Apple case and camera connector with my Ipad. Are there any other must have items that I should maybe put on my X-mas list.
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    Welcome!! Read around this site. Great learning tool ~ then ask questions. You might want to think about a case for protection.
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    I believe I am getting the stock case with it. Do you have any recommendations on a better case?
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    No...I really am not the best person to ask about anything. Although, in my defense, I did actually help TWO people since joining this site.:D

    I have a pink leather case that is very soft and I can use it as a stand too.
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    Ooohhh tell me where you got that at please. I lubs pink. My laptop is a pink Sony Vaio and I even have a matching pink cooling fan and carry bag too.:eek:
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    I can't recall where I got it, but I think it was Amazon. It came with a very cool sticker set too, which I never used. $26.00.



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    Welcome to the forum priceless29!

    And Marie, we're officially counting this as the THIRD person you have helped!

    Is this the one?

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/CaseCrown-Professional-Leather-Organizer-Apple/dp/B003OFJSNS/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1286345623&sr=8-21[/ame]
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    Two weeks? Long time. So worth it. Don't buy apple case.. Search for a nice case an buy so you'll have it before you unwrap the pad
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    Don't underestimate the Apple case it's actually is very good despite it's drab look.
    That rubberized surface makes it very easy to grip without fear of dropping.
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    It is..but the rubber likes to grab too much. Makes it look dirty. Also a pita to install or remove the pad. At home I like it naked. And for $40 you can spend your money better.. I think 18.99 would be a good price
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    I personally do not own a pink case for my iPad, but Marie (SweetPoison) had suggested one like hers for the OP who "lubs" pink! So either the OP is a woman or a man who is VERY confident in his sexual orientation!!

    Go to the Apple website and download the FREE iPad User Guide --

    http://support.apple.com/manuals/#ipad

    While we all would be very happy to answer all your questions (and even give you some correct answers once in a while!), probably most of what you need to know (to get started anyway) is in there. You can (should!) also save the iPad User Guide to your computer after you download it.
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    :) lol. I am a girl and I do love pink. The Ipad is my birthday gift but my family is making me wait until my birthday to have it. The good news is that is only about 344 hours to go.

    Thanks for the suggestion on the manual. I will do that this evening. I will also check out the links for the cases too.
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    Not sure how close you are to an Apple store (or any electronics store) with demo iPads set up that you can play with - but when I knew I was going to get mine (it was also a gift) I went to the downtown Apple store for a week to "test-drive" a couple of them and talk to people.

    I also began researching various accessories, e.g. cases and jackets, bags, protective screens, etc, and ordered them in advance - so that when I actually received the device I was also ready to accessorize. By the way, have you seen the leather covers from Oberon:

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    Welcome! Otterbox cases are tough, there's some nice leather folio cases, I was disappointed with the apple case though I have to say

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