April 4th, 2010
My New Toy

Yesterday dh and I waited patiently for the UPS man to arrive. He was delivering our new toys. Yes, we’re early adopters. Like I mentioned in another post, I’ve had the same e-reader for over ten years. It is an RCA REB 1100. We’re talking old school and way ahead of its time. I still love it, even though the battery no longer fully charges. I thought the new iPad was going to be much like my iPhone. And it is…sort of. Contrary to what some reviews have said, the iPad doesn’t ‘feel’ like the iPhone. Maybe it’s the bigger screen or the faster loading time or maybe it’s the futuristic design of the machine. (If you saw this device on Star Trek it wouldn’t look out of place.) Dh said it best when he said, “It’s like holding the future.” I’ve loaded it with the books I had on Kindle and plan to load the books I have on my other e-reader now that there’s a conversion program. I also bought Pages (a word processing program), so I’m set to write. It plays music, movies and games. The games and movies look fabulous. It makes it a pleasure to watch. The sound is actually surprisingly good. And don’t even get me started on how fab the graphic novels look on it. :-O

I was looking for something to take the place of a laptop and I’ve found it. Obviously if you’re a hardcore laptop user, this device is probably not for you. I have a desktop machine. The iPad is my secondary device and my ebook reader and my Plants vs Zombies player. Dh downloaded the Periodic Table. Doesn’t sound very exciting, but the app ROCKS (pardon the pun)! The device is exactly what I expected and somehow more. I’m not an Apple fangirl. (I just bought my first Mac a couple of months ago.) But I am beginning to understand why they have such a loyal following.

4 comments to “My New Toy”

  1. I don’t look at electronics advertisements or go into Best Buy stores for just what you’ve included in your post. I’m an admitted electronics gadget junky and I have only a tenuous hold on my buying impulse. 🙂

  2. Bernard, Rest assured that tenuous hold would snap like a toothpick if you got your hands on this device. 🙂

  3. I’m glad you love your new electronic friend! Cool that you can write on it, too.

  4. Charli, It really is quite cool and way more fun than it should be. 😉