• John Buckley

    Thanks for the review, you echoed many of the sentiments I’ve had myself. Apple got something very right with this product. It seems to me that much of the criticism thus far has come from those who don’t own it and haven’t used it.

    It’s an incredibly tactile machine & not just in the obvious sense. I’ve found it’s portability from room to room, chair to floor, sofa to bed etc very liberating. It’s a wonderfully designed device. Honestly, I haven’t had cause to find much lacking in it all. Granted I don’t expect it do everything, but so far it’s served a purpose for anything I wanted to use it for. I’m really looking forward to seeing the form & function evolve.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    Me too. I bought this device in the full knowledge that it’s a first generation product, and that the things that will make it even more exceptional are coming. When I can use Facetime from my iPhone to an iPad it’ll be amazing.

    But for now, it still feels like something of an extravagance. My sister asked me yesterday why I bought it, when I have already have an iPhone, MacBook, G4 iMac and other gadgets. I gave her the “it’s a new type of computing” line, but she wasn’t impressed. Then again, she doesn’t use email…

  • Jason Rodwell

    Bought mine on Friday. Also, went for the 16Gb WiFi only version.

    Would echo your’s & John sentiments: it is liberating & a great reading device.

    I’m actually getting around to reading some of the hundreds of webpages I’ve been bookmarking over the last few months now. I love the way Marvel comics app pans from panel to panel…& they look great too (will have to give comixology’s app a try).

    Yes, it’s an extravagence but it sure is a lovely thing to use.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    Jason, I recommend trying Instapaper. You install a small bookmarklet into your desktop browser’s toolbar, then sync that across to Safari on your iPad. Anytime you come across a web page you want to read later, just tap on the “Read Later” bookmarklet, and it’ll be saved to Instapaper, but stripped of all the ads and other gubbins. It’s a great way to store articles and stuff for later reading.

    Oh, and try Atomic Robo through the Comixology iPad app – great stuff :)

  • Janet blue

    hmm, very nice review, and seems you really have good days with ur iPad.
    well, I also really love my iPad. It has almost completely replaced my personal computer. For the things I do… Is is perfect! Much nicer than any CPU I have ever owned. All my other computers would do a lot of things I would never use it for, and do it painfully in the process (slow, buggy, etc.). When you get down to what you do most on you personal computer… the iPad does almost all of the things an average user needs, and with a much much nicer U/I. Easy of use, fast, and efficient. The other computer manufacturers could learn a thing or two from this, but even if they do… they will probably screw-up the one they come out with by adding all the crap back in again. Ugggggg!!!!

    I am sticking with my iPad. I think other will do the same once they try it and realize it is the perfect personal computer :-)
    And some of my collections
    iFunia iPad column and ipadhelpguide.net
    make the cool device more fun.

  • Jason Rodwell

    just seen your recommendation to try Instapaper having literally only yesterday started using ‘Read It Later’ (which I saw on my RSS reader MobileRSS – I liked it on the iPhone & it’s much, much better on the iPad).


  • javi

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