As some of you following me on Twitter and/or on FourSquare, you already know that I got an iPad for LovelyWife last Friday.
How sweet is this?
I originally didn’t plan on getting LovelyWife (or myself) an iPad, but as I walked past the overflowing Rideau Centre Apple Store, I casually asked one of the Apple Dudes** if all of these people were in line to buy an iPad. I mean it was ridiculous, I couldn’t even see the back of the store.
He said no, that all these people were just “browsing”. He then asked me which model I was thinking of getting, handed me a card that had a picture of an iPad and waved over an Apple Dudette*** that looks just like OhSarahJoy used to look. CloneFromPastSarah took me to the back of the store, parting the sea of “browsers” before me, handed me a box, swiped my credit card and wished me a great week-end. I was in and out in less than five minutes**** with a brand spanking new 32G Wi-Fi iPad.
I’ve already said that I’m not part of the target clientèle for the iPad – I got a laptop that I carry around all the time and an iPhone – but I gotta admit that’s a pretty cool toy to have.
The screen is brilliant, the weight and feel is awesome. The apps are pretty cool, but I already knew that from the iPhone. I think it makes a lot of sense for an in-house use and replaced the older laptop LovelyWife was using to browse the web, read the news, watch some tv on the computer or get recipes.
Let’s not forget Sudoku.
So I’d say this is an all-around great buy. I’m guessing it’ll get even better as we discover new ways of using the device.
Now if there was only a user-facing camera integrated. That will be the second generation iPad. That one will be mine.
*I figured that I’d get the “pad” joke out of the way as quickly as possible.
** I know they’re called Apple Geniuses, but really the Dude was just handing out business card sized pieces of paper identifying the model of iPad you were buying. I’m sure he’s not really a Genius.
*** Dudette did a little more than the Dude, and did it efficiently. Closer to a Genius. Almost.
**** This setup is for BluePaintRed. I owed you at least one, Blue. How’s that chin of yours, BTW?