Gadget freaks pay attention. The latest in techno cool has arrived and if you’re out of the loop well you better get reconnected. The must have gadget of the season, hands down, is the Apple iPad.
As the leader in revolutionary technology, Apple continues to distance itself from its competitors with this new product. It features a large 9.2-inch viewing screen perfect for clear views from almost every angle. And despite its larger size it is very light and thin. And the long life battery gives you up to ten hours between recharges, letting you play with your new toy uninterrupted for a long time.
Like its cousins the iPod Touch and the iPhone, the iPad is a touch-responsive device. Select the application you want to use on the screen and with re engineered touch technology, you get an immediate response with precision.
The many different functions are what make the device so revolutionary. It can be used as a tablet computer. Easily check your e-mail or surf the internet using a mobile company’s 3G data network, or us the built-in wi-fi for quick access to everything online.
If you’re familiar with Apple products then you know about the app store. This is the online store you visit to download all the hottest games, unique applications, or the new movies you want to see on your machine. You can do all sorts of things, like paint with your fingers or practice your instrument on a virtual piano keyboard. Whatever you can think of there is probably an application that does it.
And if you love to read books, the iBook application will be essential. The text is clear and you can buy new books on the go. Then with just a swipe across your screen, flip pages like you’re holding a paperback.
Accessibility is often an issue that new devices overlook. But the people at Apple have made their device able to accommodate the varying degrees of disability in the population. The universal access feature is built in so whether you are hard of hearing or physically impaired you can use the iPad straight from the box, no additional software needed.
The virtual keyboard is built in to give you laptop like functionality right on the screen, and it disappears when not in use. If you like the feel of a real keyboard, there are a few available as add-on accessories. And with the cool camera kit accessory lets you drop your photos straight from your camera.
Don’t be fooled. The Apple iPad is not all play and no work. Not only can you type up documents, also create full colour presentations, manage and make spreadsheets, and do any number of business oriented things on this great device.