Ever since I had my aluminum Mac (let’s call her Stella), I’ve begun subscribing to the dictum “once you go Mac, you never go back.” Stella has been my most trusted blogging companion, a repository of my most precious files and photos. It doesn’t ever go into hanging episodes or virus attacks. She’s proven to be as reliable as a loyal dog waiting for her master.
Thank God for Christmases, looks like Stella now has a worthy sibling in the iPad 64gb with wifi +3G – a much-liked gift from the techie hubby. I love this new gadget not just because it is the hottest item of the season, but simply because it dazzles with its brilliant display and seamless interface – as one would expect from an Apple product.
Lately, I’ve paired this iPad with the Apple wireless keyboard for uninterrupted blogging (as I realized I can’t write just by touching the screen.) If only because of the iPad’s portability and exciting new apps, looks like I’ll be using more of this now and give Stella much-needed rest.
To protect the iPad from scratches and bumps, hubby finds that the Defender series iPad case from Otterbox worthy of its raves. It’s made my toy look thicker but serves its purpose well, and has a stand besides (good for when you’re watching slideshows). As with all of our Apple computers, we’ve also installed this with the Undercover software from Orbicule so we’ll be able to track and identify the culprit on cam when it gets stolen. Paranoid I know, but it’s a necessary fact of life when you’re living in the big, bad city.
If there’s anybody who liked the iPad at first glance, it’s our baby Lucy. No matter what the arguments are against starting kids so early with technology, some of the apps stimulate the sense of sight and touch (like the Koi Pond we have installed..it actually moves when you touch the water, or the fishes).
With its ample screen and educational apps, the iPad can actually be a wonderful learning tool for the kids, aside from being mom’s portable working buddy.
Will let you know more about how this gadget works as I get to use it.