Observations after two days w/ 3G

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  1. lowlife

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    1. Now that I have had my iPad for two days I realize that I really want multitasking of third party apps. Thank goodness apple came to their senses and have enabled this feature in os4.

    2. I find that I do not care that it does not have a camera. Of course I would love the ability to use one of those barcode scanners to comparison shop.

    3. It takes a bit of getting used to regarding positioning the Ipad for use.

    4. The Apple case has eliminated my need for all other extras (dock, etc).

    5. The included cable sure is short.

    6. A big part of this journey was the wait. Kind of miss the support group and constant ordering page refresh.

    7. I am really concerned about the or damage from a small fall.

    8. My kids need a job so they can get their own Ipad.

    9. I am a lifelong weightlifter but I will be damned if this is not one of the heaviest 1.5 lbs I ever felt. Reading requires some type of prop.

    10. This thing has increased my monthly out put by $30.

    11. I love it.

    What have you guys noticed?
     
  2. figmo10

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    I noticed that 250mb of data isn't very much. Glad I bought the unlimited plan.
     
  3. 0002S

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    I've noticed:

    That holding it requires some getting use to, but not bad once you get it.

    Going to Starbucks with it becomes a question and answer session rather than a cup of coffee and a good read.

    Using the iPhone as a hotspot has doubled the usefulness at half the price.

    I don't need a net book anymore (sold two of them)

    Who new I loved comics so much

    I really find myself using this for my business (a lot more than I imagined)

    iWorks really is a good office suit (although it does have its limitations)

    AirVideo, Good Reader, Connect, Early Edition, MLB, iWorks are must have apps.

    There are WAY too many case choices.

    BT keyboard is a must for any prolonged typing.

    Portrait keyboard is fast once you get use to it.

    I should have bought Apple stock in the 80's.
     
  4. iceman

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    1) I don't really miss the multitasking, but I wish the safari browser had tabs. Going back to that other screen is a pain.

    2) I don't mind not having the camera, although I think I should have bought the camera kit.

    3) I don't have a problem positioning it. This morning while eat breakfast, I rolled up a hand towel and propped it up on that.

    4) I bought a cheap neoprene case from Amazon. It's ok, but I am looking for something better.

    5) The included cable is extremely short. Monoprice.com has 6 foot cords for $1.58. I will probably buy one of those.

    6) Were going to look back to the wait with fond memories I'm sure.

    7) Any kind of fall scares me! I want to get one of those cases that fit's snuggly around the iPad. I like the otterbox cases they have for iPhones, but they won't be out for iPad until the summer :(

    8) Sharing with the kids is a hassle. I should never installed games :(

    I am really happy with the iPad so far.
     
  5. cgamatco

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    No issue with positioning, got the Apple case, like that it makes a triangle, almost the perfect position on my lap. Or, with my legs crossed the cover is heavy enough when folded over my knee it stays in position. Typing is difficult, but I'm still getting used to it. Definitely geared to short messages rather than long replies. The cover is good, but still scared of scratching the surface, so i've ordered a Zagg screen protector.
     
  6. Superbike81

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    I have to respectfully disagree with you guys on the typing, I take all my school notes on it, which equates to about 4-5 pages double spaced per 3 hour class. I do it all using the Apple case, and I have no problems. I understand you guys got the 3G and have only had it a couple days, but give the keyboard time, you'll get used to it. I now type at about 80% of the speed that I do on a regular keyboard, fine by me.
     
  7. figmo10

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    Ditto. It took some practice, but I'm almost as fast as a physical keyboard. Still output the same old drivel, though.
     
  8. lowlife

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    Thanks for the tip. Just bought the 6ft cable from mono price total cost was under $4.00
     
  9. DavidNM

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    My turn:

    - Feels heavier that I thought it would - but not an issue
    - Bought the Square Trade warranty - on sales for $96. It covers drops, cracks and spill damage for 2 years!!!
    - Really like the Apple case - if I go with another I may just go with a similar case - like how it stands up.
    - Someone let me know when you've worked with ZAG - I'm curious how it fits and feels.
    - Typing isn't an issue - no real problem with it.
    - I am far more impressed with this than I thought I would be.
     
  10. JeffMorse

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    David,

    Re: ZAG - before you take that leap do some research online. Most folks find that the Zag products are too tacky feeling to slide your finger across the screen easily.

    I highly suggest PhantomSkinz products. I've had one on my Pre for months and it's fantastic. I had the PS installed at BestBuy, where they sell ZAG products and the installer commented that the PS was a much nicer product. Cheaper too.
     

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