The new mini Ipad

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    Hi guys i am new to this site and will also be new to using a tablet. I am only used to using my trusty (old) desktop at home here in the south of the UK. I am considering buying a small tablet to travel with as i spend a lot of time on trains where their is a wifi connection so i can use Skype and stay in touch with my elderly mother at all times.

    I hope i have put this in the correct forum, if not i apologise.

    Hi, i am new to tablets and want to buy my first one, (7''ish). I'm considering the new Ipad mini coming out because it's one of the few that have back facing cameras for stills and video. But the difference between the 16Gb and 32 Gb for storage is quite high. I like to back up all of my music, videos and photo's ect on to pen drives rather than a exterior hard drive. My question is; by using the lightning to USB connector would it be possible to connect the Ipad mini to a pen drive on the move and read & write to it for extra storage and even stream video to and from it?
    Hope this doesn't come across as a stupid question as i'm a bit of a novice with hand held devices. :eek:

    Many thank's in advance.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Not sure exactly what you want to do but this seems unlikely with a pen drive.
    I've moved your thread to our Help Section where you will receive a better response.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

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    It is very unlikely that using a flash device will work as you require. Apple cut down the power supplied to such devices several iterations of iOS ago, and with the new port, I'd guess that it's even less likely.

    The convention wisdom is to buy the biggest storage you can afford.

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