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using an ipad in sunlight

Discussion in 'UK Dedicated iPad Forum' started by mucky1957, May 14, 2012.

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    I was hoping to buy an ipad to use outdoors for watching tv or video's

    Having spent a few days reading lots and lots of articles it appears that none of the ipad's...1 or 2 or 3 are much good outdoors. I know you can get anti glare strips but I get the impression that most people don't rate them either.

    so...the question is...

    if the Kindle has the sort of face/front/backlighting that allows it to be perfect in sunlight/bright light why can't apple produce something similar for the ipad !! This is one question I can't find an answer for.

    any thoughts.
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    I agree! I love my IPad but this is someting apple should have thought of, as you say kindle can do it!
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    yep

    I love sitting outside when the weather allows and I'm quite happy reading the papers and my books but sometimes it would be nice to be able to watch a download..tv or film... and the ipad is absolutely useless. I get a nice mirror image of me,,,and little else.
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    Agreed, had to sit In the shade in Florida to read my mails.
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    Hi all, I'm a newbie here too.

    Also have the same reading problem outside, both with iPad3 & android Galaxy Note phone. I do adjust the screen brightness which sometimes makes all the difference.
    But for just reading, Kindle is a joy in sunlight, isn't it? (though I often try to swipe & prod the screen but nothing happens!!)

    My partner, who is more IT clued up, says the two types of screen are completely different from each other. Remember-- you can't read Kindle in the dark unless it has some sort of lighting, can you?

    Sometime in the future, I'm sure this will be resolved in some clever way but for now, it seems we must accept that we either iPad in the shade or Kindle / snooze / cogitate / watch the daisies in the sun!

    iPad3,16GB; PC/Win7; S.GalaxyNote; Dig.artist, I.wolfhound nut, anything-reader, bridge-widow.
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    There are some Display films that protect from reflections and a friend of friend ( just met him once) had such display film on and it was much easier to read, on old god Laptop times it wasn't easy to se the screen in sunshine either,

    There was som "Sun Caps" you could buy and set on your pc so you didn't get direct sunshine on the screen, When do we se surf pads sun caps?

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