Saturday, April 10, 2010

iLove the iPad

A week ago I wrote about a belated birthday gift that I was anxiously awaiting.  Well, on the morning of April 3rd, it arrived.  My husband had ordered an iPad for me! 

This thing is SO cool!  I’ve had it for a week now and have yet to figure out all it can do.  Since my husband has been out of town, my time on it has been very limited.  I mean, how can I argue with my 3 year old daughter when she says, “Mommy, put the iPad down”?!

My first impressions are:

*The battery life is freaking amazing.

*This little tablet will seriously do just about everything a laptop will do.

*It was a much cheaper purchase for us than laying down at least a grand for an additional Apple laptop.

*The iPad is exactly what I need to perform my responsibilities for our business.

*As far as fun stuff goes, I am having a blast with the applications.  I know I will find many more that I enjoy, but right now the Netflix app is my favorite.  If you are a Netflix subscriber, you can watch movies and tv shows instantly on your iPad.  Most of the newly designed iPad apps are in HD, which make them visually top-notch.

My only complaints are:

*It doesn't support Adobe Flash.  This is a big downer at this point for us, mainly because our company's website was built via Flash.  But we knew this fact before we made the purchase, so we will manage without it.

*There's a bug on the Blogger website that's not allowing me to type my posts directly into Blogger.  Up to this point, I've been typing them in a separate application then copying and pasting into Blogger. SURELY they will fix this soon!!! (HINT HINT)

A few reviews worth glancing over if you're in the market for an Apple iPad:

Laptop Killer? Pretty Close!

Verdict is in on Apple iPad: It's a Winner

The iPad Launch: Can Steve Jobs Do It Again?

My husband gets two thumbs up plus a big hug and kiss when he gets home for a great birthday gift!  ; )

I did not receive any compensation for this post.


Shannon said...

This sounds like a great device to have around...wonder if I could afford for sharing! Hope the kinks get worked out soon!

Tori Cooper said...

Ooh... you got an I-Pad! Wow... that is one cool birthday present! Happy Belated Birthday... didn't know it was your birthday recently! :-) Enjoy!


You are so lucky to have an ipad. must give some hints to my
Enjoy the week-end;

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, it's damned cool!
The Flash issue may never go away since they are at war with Adobe.
It won't replace a laptop, but it's a far smarter purchase than a Kindle.
Netflix and Pandora are great. And so is Plants vs. Zombies!
Nice of your husband to order one for you and not keep it for himself.

Juan Velez said...

I already posses the Itouch and I can only imagine how great the Ipad must be... Wonderful post... By the way, you might want to try words with friend. It is a free app and it is basically playing scrabble with friends. I personally enjoy it.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Thanks for the information on the ipad. I actually talked my kid out of one based on the no flash you think it'll be available in subsequent versions?

CK said...

I seriously don't think Flash will ever be a part of any Apple product. But we'll wait and see...

Juan, I do love the Words with Friends HD for iPad. Except, it has already has major bugs and keeps crashing on me. Hoping they'll have an update to fix it soon.

Thanks a ton for the comments!

Jen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate new love!! The iPad sounds amazing!!! Don't get me wanting one now!

Grammy said...

Hi, WE don't have the money for an I-pad, but I am sure it is a wonderful gadget to have. Congratulations on your birthday!