Survey finds that most iPad Owners Like to Keep it Safely Tucked Away at Home

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    Copywriters Cooper Murphy Webb have just published a survey on the iPad’s consumer usage, in which they polled 1034 UK iPad owners to find out how they like to use the device. Among other things, the poll revealed that consumers most often use their device in the home, with 27% of respondents saying that they never take their iPad with them when they leave the house, 35% saying they rarely take it with them, 22% saying they sometimes take it, and only 11% saying they mostly take it. I think a lot of us would probably relate to that, it’s such an expensive piece of kit that you do feel a little nervous taking it out of the house.

    Interestingly, the survey also found that 24% of those polled used their iPad as their primary entertainment device, with only 19% saying that the TV was their primary entertainment device. Laptop/computer came out top on that one with 33%. Check it out below, it’s an interesting and nicely presented survey.

    Source: Cooper Murphy Webb
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    Why have a portable device hat never leaves the house. Mine is with me every time I go anywhere.
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    Us too

    My wife never leaves home without hers! Mine, sometimes.
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    I take mine everywhere....why havecan extremely portable computer and leave it at home....silly to me.
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    It greatly depends on where I am going
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    I often go to places where the iPad would be at risk such as stealing or denting. I don't want to leave it in the truck so it stays home.
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    I'm still trying to use it at the office as much as possible, although I can't connect to our secured network without jumping through some local IT hoops.
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    Strange, who'd they survey?
    I got mine specifically for traveling. Its often outta the house.

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    I take mine to work at least 3 days a week We should do a poll in the forum to see if it is different.
    I will set up a poll tonight Australian time

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    mine is always with me :) that survery sounds great!
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    mine stays with me all the time when i am away from the house..for my whole thing was to have the something that keep with me for diff items that i might need to look up or have the list i might need for shopping
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    mine is out with me sometimes, u know it's a little heavy to keep all the times. :p
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    That survey sample is TINY (even for the UK!).

    My iPad goes pretty much everywhere with me.
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    Surveys only have to have 1000 respondents for them to 'statistically relevant' - and as always, so much depends on how they ask the questions. For example, I always have my iPad with me, but it gets used mostly at home, as I'm often just quickly checking emails or making notes during the working day.

    Pete
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    There also is the question, 3G or not? A wifi only may not be usable some times.
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    Strange, mine is always with me too.
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    There is no way to use the iPad in a factory environment such as the one where I'll be soon. I won't bring it. Mealtime is 30 mins in a crowded space where you are expected to fraternize. Were also forbidden to use an iPod. Kindergarden for adults...
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    The only time mine isnt with me is when I am out riding my bike. If only I could find a bike mount...

    That's just me though. I now know of 5 others at work who have them. Two use them around the office and at home a lot, but dont take them out much, and 3 have said they hardly ever use theirs at all anymore - just occasional web surfing on the couch.
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    A carmount with minimal tweaking could do the job...:)

    Daylight would render the iPad unreadable though...
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    I think most of these people were thinking ''it is more safe and secure to leave it at home for a later time''.

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