I got an iPad for my birthday. My birthday isn't until December 1, but the kids gave away the surprise that was *to come from Dad, and I landed a gift early.
My quick non-tech blogger blog review: <shrug>
It's a big giant iPhone, which I used to have, and liked alot. The iPad is quite unneccessary INSIDE a house with a functioning computer, since I prefer a computer with a keyboard to do things on.
I find that the only extra option I have used (so far, unless you recommend things useful?) ON the iPad that I didn't have before is the option to take a movie away from the desk. I can go watch a Very Small Netflix movie in bed if I really want to and totally fall asleep because I can't stay awake for any length of time if I lay down. I suppose it will be super-nice to have to take with me on trips away from home – instead of my teensy half-dead laptop.
The size is still a bit awkward to carry with you — it's not small enough to just throw in your pocketbook — but I know I will anyway. It needs a case aside from this magnetic thing that I've flipped around it and dropped at least ten times.
And, no, I'm not blogging on it. I've become a BIT more adept at typing on it, but the autocorrect is not my friend yet. I remember this, the Gastric Byparse Blog.
Now guess who figured out the Product Features of the iPad first? "Tris, can you show me how to make a video?"