Taking your iPad out in the wild

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by SallySparrow, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. CaptKirk

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    I've read about some restaurants starting to use iPads for their menus, placing orders and paying your bill, all in one visit. Not bad when you can pre-order your dinner and have everything ready when you arrive... and not wait to pay the tab.... :p
     
  2. Frankfiore

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    I take mine everywhere. That's why I bought it.
     
  3. Balibe

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    Took mine out to dinner the other night as our Bonefish always has a long wait. Kept my 4yr old busy during the wait playing free games like TicTacFree & FourInARow.

    It turned into more of a conversation piece with another couple waiting. I sounded like a salesman explaining all the cool things you can do. They were Kindle users & liked the fact they could also use the iPad for that. Too bad I wont get a commission ;)
     
  4. Pingles

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    Recent 6 hour Car Trip kept my one-and-a-half year old daughter occupied with Elmo videos.

    Took it to the DMV but I felt too nerdy using it in there. It was just too "LOOK WHAT I GOT!" to use in a crowded group of chairs like that.

    But I bring mine with me out a lot. And usually bring it to work with me.
     
  5. iPadCharlie

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    I am with many of the others who say that one of the reasons I bought my iPad is to take it "out in the wild". I take mine to work every day to read books while on break (and sometimes while not on break!) and to listen to music during lunch breaks. I work in a HIPAA controlled environment so there is no WiFi available.

    My wife and I were waiting for our breakfast at Bob Evans this morning surfing the net with their complimentary WiFi service.

    Of course one needs to be aware of their surroundings and judge how safe it is to use yours out in public.
     
  6. MikeM

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    Take mine with me anytime I may have to wait. I take it in the car almost everytime I go out.
     
  7. NumbLock

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    Not only do I take it daily to work, but I take it to town every day on average by public transportation. Funny you mention 'out in the wild' because it's coming camping with me Monday in a week.
     
  8. tpad

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    If I leave the house, it goes along. I use it for email and to look up suppliers etc.
    I have a Clear Spot that I move from one vehicle to the other. That way I have my wifi hotspot where ever I am.
     
  9. sunking

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    Just returned from a trip to Disneyland and took it with me. Used it in the airport and on the plane ride both ways, where I saw many others using them as well. Also used it while sitting by the pool at The Disneyland Hotel. Got several looks and questions there...even a little girl that was with the family sitting next to us noticed it and asked about it. She couldn't have been any more then 10 or 11 years old. I guess Apple is doing a nice job in marketing the iPad to people of all ages.
     
  10. Flinthills

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    I took mine to the coffeeshop and sat on the patio, facing away from people. I enjoyed my iBook.
     

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