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Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by MrDoug, Nov 13, 2012.

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    I just sold my iPad 1 and bought the Mini.. I am very temped to go buy the iPad 4 as well and keep both.. the iPad 4 for at home and in bed and the Mini for out and about.. what's your take?.. I like both very well.. but I do miss the big screen on the iPad when at home on the couch and in bed.. the Mini is so awesome I hate to ditch it.. has anyone had this problem or decision to make?
    Doug
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    If you can afford both, why not. I find watching video on a larger screen is certainly better.
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    I find it invaluable to be able to refer to one device while using the other. In my case the second device is an iPhone, but I wouldn't say no to a mini.

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    I have the 3 and the mini. My intent was the same as yours, using the mini on the go and the 3 for home. Turns out I spend all my time on the mini anyway, home or away, and because of that, whenever I use the iPad 3 it feels heavy and way too big to me. I'm planning on getting a wall mount for my iPad 3, and using it as a picture frame or something of the sort.

    For me, two iPads just doesn't work out, I have a lot of data that isn't easily synced across the two and it bothers me. Personally I love the mini, and awaiting a future version with a retina display. But if you want something from iPad 4 that isn't satisfying on the mini, and if you have the money, it may benefit you to get a a full sized iPad also.
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    I know this is a strange question, but how does one use an iPad in bed? I have zero concept of that. Certainly. One doesn't hold it, right?
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    Hi. Good ? But in bed. You get comfy with pillows to prop your head up to a 45 degree or so angle and rest the iPad on top of the covers between your belly bottom and your lower rib cage. LOL Works great and that way you are not holding up any weight.
    Doug. :). Try it and let me know if you like
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    I will try it! BTW, I have an iPad 3 and a mini. Keeping both.
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    Yes the weight of the Mini makes it hard to use anything else. I love the Mini more each day. Never thought I would.
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    Yes. I need to go pick up iPad 4 or I will never be satisfied. I have a big addiction problem. :). I need to have both as well.
    Doug ... You just convinced me.
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    I'll hold it if not using it long. Otherwise, I use stands. This is my favorite:

    Amazon.com: MTM INC Levo Deluxe eBook and iPad Holder Floor Stand: Kindle Store

    Wish it were more attractive, but it works well, which is the most important thing to me.
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    Agreed. I knew my beer gut had a greater purpose. Cool, no more sit-ups or ab workouts, I need my gut! :)

    It actually does work well while in bed. I use mine all the time before bed. Watching twilight zone episodes through Netflix is my favorite before bed activity. Half hour, I get sleepy, I wake up refreshed the next day.
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    Yeah, Yeah! It's OK for you you blokes, you can still see your belly buttons and have obvious rib cages


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    I hated using my iPad in bed... got tired of holding it... it would fall from my propped pillows... then the cat....


    iPad mini has been a life saver in that regard...
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    I have a gut myself what I do is prop up a pillow and rest the iPad on my chest.
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    Nice. A great reason to stop any delusions of an ab workout program. Hehehehehe
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    Yes, If you are skinny you need to gain some weight to use the iPad properly in Bed.. :)
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    Lol, mini iPad slogan: Good in bed.
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    LOL



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    I bought the iPad mini on lauch day and i use it the same amount or maybe more then i use my 9'7 iPad i use my iPad mini just to quickly look at stuff in the house but i haven't taken it out and about yet because i'am waiting for the Otterbox defender series case for the iPad mini should be here in the UK on the 30th november fingers crossed of coarse.I like to the 9'7 iPad in bed to watch films & Tv Series or Live TV depending what on.I think the mini was worth the investment.Since using the mini for search and reading and things like that i find the 9'7inch iPad a bit heavy to be holding so i will just use the 9'7 inch iPad for purely just for watching media on and that it.

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