I just bought a refurbished Ipad (original version) on Apple's web site for $349. It looks brand new!Things have changed so rapidly in the last handful of years - I have to concentrate to try to keep up - and then it's only with some things.
Is an iPad worthwhile?
If you have one, how do you use it for your business?
Marketing? E-mails? DJ'ing? Lighting?
Gotta be a west coast thing. I now have bought 3 ipod touch's, ipod nano, macbook pro, macbook, 2 imacs and just recently added the iphone. I have not had any problems with any of these items. I don't know how Apple is evil. The products are innovative and reliable. I have yet to find a need for an ipad but maybe in the future. If Microsoft would get rid of virus, spyware, adware, maleware, blue screens of death, rebooting, trails, tighten up the code, manufactures would get rid of bloatware, trialware..... I may get a PC again.Must be a West Coast thing.
Instead of paying for 3g service on the ipad, I got a 4g wifi card, that way I can get 4g wifi speed on my ipad, PLUS use for 4 other devices at the same time, like a laptop at an event. The "extra" step is touching one button.2. Get the one with 3G and pay for a data plan if you can. I got the wifi only version because my Droid phone is a wifi hotspot. However, I have to turn the hotspot on and off, which is an extra step when I want to use my iPad. Ideally, with 3G, I could answer a phone call anywhere, open my iPad and be in business instantly. I could check Gigbuilder, search email, view my Google task list etc while on the phone without thinking about turning the hotspot on. I'm seriously considering giving this one to my wife and getting a 3G for myself in the fall.
Yeah, but the downside is that you have to carry (and keep charged) an extra piece with you.Instead of paying for 3g service on the ipad, I got a 4g wifi card, that way I can get 4g wifi speed on my ipad, PLUS use for 4 other devices at the same time, like a laptop at an event. The "extra" step is touching one button.
it's a little more price wise, but the faster speed is worth it and I get much more use out of it.
I agreeYeah, but the downside is that you have to carry (and keep charged) an extra piece with you.
I can't wait until the day that carriers offer shared data plans for multiple devices. Pay for the amount of bandwidth that you use, not by the number of devices you own. They kind of have that with the WIFI cards, but why not let each device talk to the tower?