What are using your iPad for that you didn't expect?

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What are you using your iPad for that you DID NOT expect to use it for?

Poll closed Nov 25, 2010.
  1. Streaming/Watching Video

    21 vote(s)
    35.6%
  2. Listening to Music

    9 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. Reading eBooks

    21 vote(s)
    35.6%
  4. Browsing the Web

    10 vote(s)
    16.9%
  5. Social Networking (Twitter/Facebook/etc.)

    12 vote(s)
    20.3%
  6. Something completely different (Post below)

    13 vote(s)
    22.0%
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  1. wrecklass

    wrecklass iPad Enthusiast

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    Yes, these are all things you can do with your iPad. However, instead of what you expected to be using it for, what do you find yourself doing that you didn't consider a buying point when you bought it.

    I imagined I'd do a lot of web browsing and reading books, but I find I am using it for Netflix streaming far more than I would have imagined.
     
  2. King Hal

    King Hal iPad Enthusiast

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    As a babe magnet!
     
  3. iPadCharlie

    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    Crap! I hope my wife doesn't see this post! But there is a picture of the two of us on my lock screen, so I can always hold that up as a "babe repellant"... 'cuz I already got me one!
     
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    wrecklass iPad Enthusiast

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    Nah, got the perfect thing for that. Bought a box of Cinnabuns at the mall, and I was asked by half dozen women where I was taking them as I walked through the mall. I broke their hearts when I said they were for my wife.

    Still, it is out there if you need an option. ;)
     
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    I expected all of those. Reading magazines (like Wired and Popular Mechanics) was a surprise. Also remote control of my PC (iTeleport or LogMeIn) was also unexpected. I also use it a lot more for showing technical info. to customers for work (brochures) than I imagined.
     
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    I got mine for school [mainly] so I could leave my rather heavy 15'' MBP at home for my one hour commute.

    iAnnotate and various dropbox apps have been great for school, but seeing as how I have a WiFi only version I usually load my MiTube app with a bunch of Youtube videos before my commute so I have something to watch during the ride. I didn't think I'd use it for videos that much, but... I do now haha.
     
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    I have never been too much into reading books but the ipad has changed all that. I loaded some books on it just to check out ibooks and now I read on it every day. It is nice having a small library with me wherever I without having to carry around multiple books. Definitely never saw this one coming.
     
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    I didn't know that there was an iPad version of Civilization Revolution. Add that to Angry Birds HD and Plants .vs. Zombies HD, and well, I never imagined I'd be hooked on playing games on it!

    Tom
     
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    Reading Comics

    I'm reading a lot of comics with the iPad.

    Using the Marvel app and an app specially for Transformers - my favorite comic books.
     
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    What are using your iPad for that you didn't expect?


    I didn't expect spending so much time here!:p
     
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    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    OMG!!! If that isn't the truth! This is all Marie's fault!!! :D
     
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    wrecklass iPad Enthusiast

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    That is very cool to hear. I'm an avid reader and have a Kindle and Kindle DX, which I like a lot. However the iPad has replaced the DX when I have space for the larger device. I love that Amazon has Apps on nearly every platform. It makes reading so much better today.
    Ya, that is me as well, although in truth I tend to spend a lot of time in forums when I get new technology. I enjoy finding new things to do, like Angry Birds, which is infuriatingly addicting.
     
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    What has been surprising is just how much use it gets. Twice the usage of my desktop.
    It won't run Lightroom or Photoshop but I'm genuinely impressed by the quality of some of the Photo apps such as Filterstorm, Photogene and Retouch. Can only get better as the platform matures.
    Yeah and that forum addiction........
     
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    The Alternative iPad Junkie

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    Quality time playing search games with my 8 year old! Never saw that coming...
     
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    I didn't expect it to replace my laptop, but I think it will except for my bills paid with Quicken...I LOVE IT!
     

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