I know the iPad has been out for awhile and I haven’t actually done any sort of review on it. Thought it was well over due!
I really can’t say enough awesome things about this little device. It’s so perfect for traveling.. watching shows on the plane, reading books and gaming. The battery life is good enough for an entire trip across the US and back.
As for the big issue of not supporting Flash.. I know.. it does suck but I honestly think it’s for the better. Granted there are many times I get a little frustrated that I can’t view something on some websites, most of the time it’s not an issue.
One point I meant to bring up in this video is when Steve Jobs first announced that they would no longer be shipping the G4 towers with Floppy Drives. I was initially upset because I really thought that was a terrible idea. I went out and bought the external drive and ended up NEVER USING IT.
Now, this is a little bit different of a case but it’s not too far off. Steve is usually a bit early at adopting things he’s usually right.
Most of the content that I do watch is on youtube, ABC and Netflix application. I’m looking forward to other TV networks and/or hulu launching an app to allow us to watch all of our favorite shows.
I’ll be posting a few reviews on some of my favorite apps soon, but in the mean time here’s a list of everything that I currently have on my iPad! Share your lists/screenshots with me
Here’s the list of apps I currently have installed. Most are iPad only:
ABC Player, Accordeon, AIM, Air Mouse,Air Sharing HD, Air Video, Analytics, Ancient Frog HD, Twitterrifc, ArtStudio, Brushes, Bump, Bump Four, Camera- A, Creeps HD, Flight Control HD, Dark Nebula, Diner Dash, Doodle Bowling HD, Facebook, Foursquare, iBanner HD, iBooks, IMDB,Jumpline Lite (my sister download this one lol), Kidar, Labyrinth 2 HD, iFish Pond, I Am T -Pain, Game of Life, Glee, DoodleJump, Magic Piano, Minigore HD, Hotshot HD, Netflix, Oddblob, PAC-MAN, Pages, Parapanic HD, Panultimate, Plants VSZombies HD, Pocket Ants, Real Racing HD, The Penal zone, The Sims 3, Shazam, Remote, Godfinger, Sketchbook, Sneezies HD, Southwest, Star Walk, Stick it, System, TabToolKit, Taxi Magic, TV Guide, Tweetdeck, Tweetie, iJustine Unofficial, WakeLight HD, WSJ, We Rule, Weather HD, Yelp, Zombies attack 2nd wave, Pinball HD, Words with Friends HD, Square,stachetastic HD, gowalla HD, Virtuoso, C Aquarium, PianoMan, Smiles HD, Siri, Touch Pets, Peggle, Gobble Gator HD, Sheep Dog, (this game sucks.. don’t get it) Photogene
I’ve also had a few questions about cases and what I recommend. Since I got my iPad, I’ve been using the standard Apple case. It works great for protecting the iPad, it’s light weight and can also double as a stand!
I also saw this awesome looking case called the dodo case. It’s a little expensive but looks just like a Moleskine notebook. I haven’t tried it out yet, but would love to see what they look like in real life! If you’ve seen one, let me know what you think of it.
Also if you have any cases you recommend, let me know!
If you were thinking about getting the dock or the keyboard accessory for your iPad, I’d say save your money. I bought the dock thinking it’d be great to set my iPad up on my desk but it’s extremely annoying taking the iPad out of it’s case and only being able to stand it up vertical in the dock. You might notice my dock usually just sits right next to my iPad unused.
It does look a lot nicer standing up on my desk on the dock.. but it’s not really worth ripping my iPad out of it’s case every time.
As for the keyboard, I tested out the keyboard/dock combo in the store and it just felt a little awkward. Unless you’re going to be using it sitting at a desk where there isn’t any movement, it could be useful. Let me know if you have tried it out and what your thoughts are! I can’t really say I’ve used it more than the few minutes in the store, but didn’t seem like something I’d really use that often.
..and if you were wondering, that is the bit.ly puffer fish making a little cameo in my photos
Leave me some comments about what you think of the iPad, case/app recommendations, iPad screen shots, and if you’ve tried out the keyboard accessory!