Saturday, May 08, 2010

iPad: Stupid

My array of Apple Communication devices.

I've been playing around with my new iPad 64GB for just over a day now and every time someone asks me what I think of it, my only reaction is: "Stupid." I'm just not that enamored by the iPad.

To me, it's really just a very large iPod Touch, or an iPhone without the camera or the phone. It's kind of awkward and clumsy to hold and read. You want to put it down but then it's lying flat and you want to angle it, but to do that you have to prop it up with something (though I'm sure someone is selling an overpriced stand for it) - and Belkin is selling a cover for Fifty Bucks.

It's a relatively fast unit to surf the web, but I think that's more because of our connection at The Spro than anything else. It works pretty well and while I'm still exploring its applicability, I'm not enthralled by the unit nor it's expensive price tag.

Worth it? I doubt it. Unless you're someone who thrives on having the latest techno gadget. Otherwise, it's hardly more exciting than my three year old, first generation iPhone.


chris said...

Here is what sightglass coffee is doing with theirs

Pam Hoke on the Creative Age said...

Thanks for sharing the real scoop on it. It appears to be just one of those "look at me, I'm important" gadgets anyway...mostly for those who need to appeart to be cool: I don't see any practicality in it personally, except that Apple wanted to invent something to make a s----load of money of their customers during a tough economy, rather than providing something USEFUL to help them succeed.