I “inherited” an iPad recently from my 13 year old daughter. Why would she “give” me her iPad especially when she saved her precious babysitting earnings last spring to purchase it? She loved this thing (i’m typing this post on it now). She took it everywhere, playing games on it, reading books on it and googling everything possible. I call her “google” for her nickname.
I watched envious of her, but could not justify a purchase of one. I already had a Macbook Pro, a 27″ desktop iMac and and an iPhone. Then In August I upgraded my iPhone 3 to an iPhone 4 and gave the old one to my daughter. And her affections swayed from the iPad to the iPhone. She has even typed a few papers at school on it at recess to avoid them being late. I didn’t realize how abandoned the iPad was until a few weeks ago when she told me she really doesn’t use it anymore now that she has the iPhone. She even prefers to read her books on the iPhone!
So I asked her if i could use her iPad as it would be sad for it to sit all alone. She “gave” it to me. So here I am trying to figure out what this thing is good for. I like being able to write blog posts in bed without dragging my laptop out. How lazy is that? I don’t like how slow it is when typing on the touchpad. It’s a drag. I’m not big on games. And for work this thing is a little slow. I have pre-ordered the new ClamCase which is coming out this month. It has a keyboard built in. From the rumors online hopes are this will be the solution many iPad fanatics have been waiting for. Will this make the touch more user friendly and a bit more like a net book? I’ll let you know.
So I’m interested to hear from you. Who out there wants an iPad? And for those of you who own one; Is it love or infatuation?