- Jan 17, 2010
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MTVâ€™s Multiplayer technology blog ran a really fun little post today about blog author Russ Frushtickâ€™s in-flight experiences with his iPad. He talks about a couple of ways in which his iPad made a recent flight much more bearable than usual.
For starters, he said that the iPad takes up so little space in comparison to a laptop, that you still have plenty of room for your beverage, food and so on, so you donâ€™t have to stop watching your iPad while you eat your meal. Secondly, he said that the iPadâ€™s battery life was truly impressive, enabling him to watch over seven hours of video on two six-hour flights, with his iPad battery still approximately half-full at the end of it. He also confirmed that you donâ€™t have to take your iPad out of your bag when going through airport security, again in contrast to a laptop.
Frushstickâ€™s sole cause for concern was how easily his iPad toppled over when the person in front of him put their seat back, but thatâ€™s something that could probably be put right with a suitable case. His conclusion is that the iPad is by far the best media device to use when it comes to air travel. â€œItâ€™s like having your own, personalized seat-back TV,â€ he says, â€œbut you donâ€™t have to suffer through bad reception and re-runs of TLC reality shows.â€
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net