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iPad Review – Makin’ Life So Easy

Recently i finished a short term blog writing gig where I acquired to analyze topics and provide personal reviews of the iPhone and iPad. I really like my job!

Upon winning the bid for that job, I made a decision it was time for a new business investment — I recently purchased an iPad. I had been wanting one for awhile anyway (much because of the Modern Family episode where Phil so desperately wants one for his birthday), so having found myself with an assignment to review them was like a cosmic sign the time was ripe that i can get to be the proud new who owns my own, personal Apple iPad.

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My husband and I took the kids to Best Buy rather spontaneously one Saturday afternoon (Him: “Hey, you need to go take a look at iPads at Best to buy?” Me: “Sure.”). Obviously, during the Half hour drive there, we went from discussing merely exploring the iPads to trying to figure out if I should get the 3G or even the Wifi. This is no slight debate since the difference in price is about $150. However, when we got to Best Buy and located out that the store had in stock was the 16GB Wifi iPads, that virtually ended the argument.

One of the major discussions concerning the iPad is where it really fits into the field of computing. It’s almost like an old fashioned joke: “What’s bigger than an iPhone, smaller than an iMac, but still has great apps?” I have to state that the iPad is becoming almost a late developed appendage. I’ve it beside me almost constantly — even (much to my husband’s alternating amusement and, I think, jealousy) to the point where I frequently go to sleep during sex cuddling by using it at night.

Why am I so weirdly obsessed with my new toy? Because every single day I’ve found yet another way the iPad makes my life far more easy of computer was once. On this one perfectly sized handheld computing device, I am able to read a book (iBooks, Kindle), listen to music (iTunes, Pandora), play a game (check out Angry Birds or Plants vs. Zombies), write an article for work (iWorks Pages, Google documents), surf the Internet, read email messages, watch a movie (Netflix, iTunes store), and even help my preschoolers start learning to read (check out the Preschool app).

Now, if you don’t have an iPad, you may be thinking, “So what? I can do the majority of that on my small PC or iPhone.” To some extent, yes, you can. However, you can’t do it nearly as easily, flawlessly, and simply as possible with my one little iPad.

The screen is plenty big enough to be able to make excellent use of the touchscreen capabilities from the Apple handheld devices. The onscreen keyboard is particularly impressive — I can make use of two hands to complete my very own “iPad pecking” version of typing on a full-sized keyboard. I will add, though, which i did make the $70 investment towards the keyboard docking station when I bought the iPad, a good investment that I absolutely recommend to anyone thinking about purchasing their very own iPad.

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The real value and use of the iPad revolves around its convenient size, shape and weight. It isn’t too large or small, the perfect shape for holding or propping on your knees, and certainly not too heavy to move. iPhones are wonderful, but the smaller screen causes a lot of “fat finger”mistakes. Laptops tend to be more convenient than the usual desktop to take with you, however they are still too cumbersome to simply travel with, or to snuggle in bed to watch a film on. No, only the iPad provides the absolute perfect size machine for multi-tasking use.

I’ve been deeply in love with my iPad because the day I brought it home. However, as we prepare to ready to take vacation, my love has suddenly both deepened and strengthened. As the mom of three kids, imaginable just how much extra stuff is required to help to keep children entertained on a trip. Today after i was packing our carry-on bag I suddenly remarked that since I’ve the iPad, I won’t have to lug an entire backpack full of extraneous items.

Gone are the books, puzzles, games, art supplies, etc. that normally weigh me down just like a bipedal pachyderm. My iPad will be able to provide all the normal airplane ride entertainment by itself. There are kids books on my small iBooks shelf, the Doodle Buddy app for my budding artists, iTunes movies loaded and able to go, and a large number of games to experience. It is a whole traveling entertainment system in a single sleek 7.5 x 9.5 handheld screen. Fantastic!

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