April 4th, 2010

iPad day 1

Stuff I didn't like initially:

  • It's heavier than I expected
  • Hard to find a comfortable position for watching/reading when lying down
  • Thumb typing sucks and also touch typing sucks
  • Super Monkey Ball 2 is choppy
  • Netflix app is half-baked and sometimes crashes
  • No Facebook app

Stuff I liked right away:

  • Physically very pretty, display is bright and crisp and makes my pictures look better
  • Maps look great
  • Book app looks gorgeous (I'm coming from the Kindle iPhone reader, which is functional but small and ugly in comparison)
  • Book app has my current Kindle public domain book free (The Worst Journey in the World)
  • Netflix app works enough to watch stuff
  • Plays my local HTTP-served MP4 files easily

Erik & I read Winnie-the-Pooh on it before bed. Even though I told him it's an iPad, he calls it "the computer-thing."