I was so excited when MacMall announced their Facebook Fan winners, as I was the lucky recipient of a brand-new Apple iPad! I am living proof that real people do win contests when you enter online sweepstakes!
Many of my friends think I’m anti-Mac, as I admit I’m strictly a PC girl. It’s not that I don’t like or have anything against Macs, it’s just that I don’t like to take the time to learn something new when I already have so much on my plate. I honestly did not even open the iPad package when it first came thinking I would get frustrated with it. Imagine my thoughts when I did open it, and there was no instruction manual!
Well, I have to admit that I don’t know why I was so scared of it because it is super easy to navigate and fun, yes I said FUN to use. My daughter showed me a few tricks as she said it’s just like her iPod Touch “only bigger”.
I started downloading some free apps like Virtuoso HD (piano), Minesweeper, Sudoku, Blocks (mastered it) and even Draw it!. I’m thinking I want to invest in a Pogo Stylus to create some drawings to save. I downloaded the Free Kindle App to read some free Kindle book downloads while traveling with my daughter’s soccer team this summer.
I would now like to get a carrying case/stand (so I don’t have to haul it around in the box) and possibly even a wireless keyboard like Lynn Terry has. I only wish the iPad had (1) a USB port and (2) a built-in camera. My guess is that maybe the next release will have these options?
When iPad was first released, many made fun of the name since it reminded them of a feminine sanitary napkin. Well have you seen the Apple iPad commercial that I believe parodies a tampon commercial? Funny if you think about it.
So I like the Apple iPad. There I said it.
If AT&T offered mobile coverage here in hickville, I would definitely invest in an iPhone. But since they don’t, I did just upgrade my Alltel-turned-Verizon phone to a Motorola Droid that I love. Maybe that will be my new review…