I got this email on Friday from the Boy:
I have done bad. I am admitting it now. I will apologise later.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m a bit of a mental if someone says this sort of thing. I bugged him via email and text, and I think there may have been a phone call in there.
So I got home, and begged him to tell me what he had done wrong. He held out this tiny little Bluetooth headset and said that he had bought that. Unimpressed, I went back downstairs. He followed me, holding out an iPad and said “well, I may have bought this as well”
OMG. I squealed a little bit and made attempts to grab it. He claims that he’s bought it for the household, but its also going to help with his work. He only decided at lunch time on Friday that he wanted one, and by the time he sent the email to me at 3pm, he had one in his hands.
I know I’ve said previously that I wasn’t that bothered by the iPad, but that was before I got to play with one. It’s a beautiful item, with all the features of the iPhone that I love, but on a much bigger screen. Apart from the pictures (which I’m taking on the iPhone then popping them into the entry) I’m writing this entry on the iPad. It’s so easy to type on – I’ve got the screen on a horizontal position, and the keyboard is big enough for me to type on with both hands.
The graphics are amazing as well. We’ve been playing games from Angry Birds to N.O.V.A. (have a guess who plays which game) and it’s awesome. We’ve been able to play Flight Control together (me on my iPhone, him on the iPad. I won. Glad to see I’m still the champion of Flight Control) and have found applications like BigOven so much more useful on a bigger screen (and with the official iPad case, it stands up on its own nicely)
I love the iPad. More than my OS X’d netbook? I’m not sure yet. Whilst it’s been nice to type this on the iPad, I still prefer a proper keyboard – but that argument can be solved by attaching my Bluetooth keyboard. The screen of the iPad is actually bigger than my Dell Mini 10V, but then half of it is taken up with the keyboard. I’m not sure yet. It’s lovely to use whilst sitting infront of the tv, and can be connected to my Mac as a second screen.
I told Tim about it, to which he replied “Pics or it didn’t happen.” Of course I had to send this one: