What accessories do you have ready for your April 30th iPad 3G delivery?
I'm just curious what accessories everyone will be using with their shiny new iPads? I already have the wireless BT keyboard, the Apple case, and a Pogo stylus on order that should arrive just before my iPad 3G. What about you?
- 04-20-2010, 01:28 PM #2
I have a lap desk.
I will have an Apple BT Keyboard by the w/e.
- 04-20-2010, 06:40 PM #3
So far I have the Apple bluetooth keyboard, the Incase travel case, the Apple Case (I may return this, it sucks), and a dock. I have the power cord on order and it is being prepared for shipmet. I do plan to get the Incase leather case that is simular to the Apple case, but made way better. I may aso get the Pogo stylus, Leo LaPorte has one and says it works well.
- 04-20-2010, 06:53 PM #4
- 04-20-2010, 09:16 PM #5
- 04-21-2010, 03:32 PM #7
Antiglare Screen protector - NuShield
2 Soft cases, White and Purple
1 Saddleback leather case
1 custom Skinit front and full back skin with photo of the wife and dogs (purple)
Ipad keyboard w/Stand (also have a Apple BT keyboard)
Camera Kit (due this friday)
Extra power supply (on order)
Ipad Dock (on order with the power supply)
Shopping for a Wifi printer
24 Ipad apps in my itunes account to be uploaded first day along with a number of Iphone apps
Avatar pre purchased for upload (due tomorrow)
Taking the day off (april 30) to sit on the porch for FedEx and then play all day with my new toy -
Last edited by MaZon; 04-21-2010 at 03:43 PM.
- 04-21-2010, 04:18 PM #9
Some of these are new to me, some I already use
Ebay for Ipad
Word book XL
The Weather Chanel
Today in History
Tap Tap radiation
10 Pin Shuffle
Print and Share
Where to eat
As well as any Iphone/Touch apps that will work well or get upgraded
Printing is yet to happen, I don't have a Wifi printer yet to do testing.
I am hoping one of the companies with existing apps (Epson or Canon) will step up and produce an app that will print directly to their printer wirelessly
without the use of WePrint and a computer (which does work well)
And I am talking about Emails and documents, not just photos
I also hope a company will produce a Camera that attaches to the 30 pin port and allow full rotation of the camera front to back for photos, conferencing and real time face to face communications, come on Logitec or others, lets get going.
Thanks for sharing, MaZon. I'll check out some of those apps I'm unfamiliar with. I'm also hoping to print wirelessly at some point. I have a WiFi-connected Brother all-in-one at home, but I don't think there is any communication protocol yet from iPad to printer that will allow that capability yet.
- 04-21-2010, 04:34 PM #11
- 04-21-2010, 05:04 PM #13
- 04-21-2010, 05:04 PM #14
Well, some have that now for specific printers
And just photos
They need to upgrade the apps they have to do docs and emails
Invisable Shield is good, you can get full coverge from them
But its no replacement for a Good Case
Both work well together
If you think you will never drop it, you are not planing far enough ahead.
Spend it now so you woun't cry later
Last edited by MaZon; 04-21-2010 at 05:11 PM.
Ok, back to actual accessories -- I agree that Invisible Shield is a great product. As for me, though, I'm waiting for Power Support to hurry up and sell an anti-glare screen protector for the iPad. Their site indicates that it's coming soon. I've been very pleased with their anti-glare screen protector on my iPhone. I never have to worry about fingerprints and smudges.
- 04-21-2010, 05:26 PM #16
I have used NuShield on several netbooks, notebooks ane Iphones/touches
They also have a antiglare, I like it
I think the printing issue will be addressed in the 4.0 upgrade coming soon.
I think it falls under the catagory of Multitasking as far as Apple is concerned
and would cause another surge in iPad sales (for business) once available
- 04-26-2010, 12:04 PM #17
I have an iLuv anti-glare screen, a Belkin Grip Vue, my old favorite Altec Lansing headphones+mic from my iPhone, and the Incase 2.1A Combo Charger (AC/DC), all thrown into an old Denali 10" DVD carrying case I bought from Target. The carrying case is a little thick IMO, so I'm hoping to transfer to a thinner carrying solution.
Even though I have a new Apple BT keyboard sitting at home, ready for my new iPad, I'm going to dig out my Stowaway BT keyboard and check compatibility when my iPad arrives. The Stowaway is portability perfection when it comes to keyboards.
- 04-28-2010, 09:29 PM #19
- 04-28-2010, 10:13 PM #20
The iPad does not have (dumb) printer capability. Microsoft tests its operating systems with hundreds of dumb printers using the drivers supplied by the printer vendors. Most people only install two or three of these drivers. To be said to print, the iPad might have to have dozens. It simply is not going to happen on the iPad. It would border on magic. Magic is in short supply, even at Apple.
It is not that Apple does not understand that many people share the print requirement. They offer the Macbook for them. It will print at the expense of the portability, stability, and ease of use of the iPad.
To 'print' from an iPad, one will have to get a printer smart enough to interpret pdf. There are lots of these; most mid to large enterprises have them. Understand that these cost hundreds to thousands of dollars, not the low hundreds of dollars that most of us are accustomed to spending for SOHO dumb printers.
Kinko has smart printers; they will gladly accept office objects and print all one wants at arbitrary quality. For a price. They will even bind them for you.
I do not have much of a requirement for printing. When I need to print an object, for example, a receipt or a boarding pass, I will send it as an e-mail attachment to a fax service. The server will convert the object to a bit map and send it to the dumbest, but most flexible, printer of all, a fax machine. Most hotels and offices have one of these.
I understand that this hardly qualifies as "printing" and costs $0.50 per page but it works for the volume of paper documents I need to create.
Last edited by whmurray; 04-28-2010 at 10:20 PM.
- 04-29-2010, 08:41 AM #21
The problem is not as severe as it seems. The answer is called "e-mail." We will simply e-mail the page or pages to an intelligent process, usually referred to as a "server," to do the necessary translations. For most of us, most of the time, we will simply e-mail the object to our personal computers, that we have already taught (i.e., installed the appropriate drivers) about the proprietary printer interface. On the road, we will use a server "in the cloud." For me, that service will be the fax service that I have been using for a decade or one operated by Kinko.
Even smart (network) printers leave open the problem of addressability, i.e., how the iPad discovers the (often proprietary, hidden behind a NAT router) IP address of the printer.) E-mail is an easy way to solve this problem.
Note that the standard transfer mechanism to Kinko is e-mail. For the kind of large print job that one is likely to send to Kinko, the overhead of e-mail disappears in the device transparency that it offers.
- 04-29-2010, 10:25 AM #22
Went and bought an Apple Wireless keyboard today to go with my dock. I also picked up a couple of business card holders to use as makeshift stands when I'm at the office or somewhere else. Now I just need the iPad itself. One more day!
- 04-29-2010, 11:42 AM #24
It's certainly better than paying $130 for a piece of metal that essentially does the same thing. They're actually pretty snazzy looking, with a brushed metal finish. Two for five bucks.
Not sure how well they'll work yet (I'm a little worried the center of gravity on the iPad may be too high for them to support it), but we'll see. If nothing else, I'm only out a few dollars, and if it works then I saved myself a ton of cash.
- 04-29-2010, 11:51 AM #25
7" Clear Acrylic Plate Stand, Folds Completely Flat For Storage, Opens
7" Clear Acrylic Plate Stand, Folds Completely Flat For Storage, Opens To 90 Degree Angle, Holds All Plates, Plaques & Pictures Between 6" To 10".
This item normally ships in 5-8 days
I got mine in a (Tru-Value) hardware store. Went back and got two of the little ones for my iPhone.