1. BriDroid's Avatar
    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 01:39 PM
  2. whmurray's Avatar
    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?
    I have two cases, the standard Apple one and a leather case, exactly the right size, that I got several years ago at a conference. It is very high quality. In addition to the pocket that the iPad will go in, there is another one for business cards, travel credentials, coins, cables and other accessories.

    I have a lap desk.

    I will have an Apple BT Keyboard by the w/e.
    04-20-2010 02:28 PM
  3. MNofsinger's Avatar
    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 07:40 PM
  4. jamesus's Avatar
    So far just the Apple case...but I'm sure there will be more...
    04-20-2010 07:53 PM
  5. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    sweet. viagra with the new 3G iPad!!! i own the WiFi iPad and I just purchased an anti-glare screen protector because I absolutely CANT stand the finger prints. it cheapens the look and having to wipe it down all the time is a PITA.
    04-20-2010 10:16 PM
  6. BriDroid's Avatar
    sweet. viagra with the new 3G iPad!!! i own the WiFi iPad and I just purchased an anti-glare screen protector because I absolutely CANT stand the finger prints. it cheapens the look and having to wipe it down all the time is a PITA.
    Hey Brian! Which anti-glare screen protector are you going with?
    04-21-2010 01:34 AM
  7. Mazon's Avatar
    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 -
    PRICELESS
    Last edited by MaZon; 04-21-2010 at 04:43 PM.
    04-21-2010 04:32 PM
  8. BriDroid's Avatar
    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 -
    PRICELESS
    You have got it figured out! I'm impressed. Maybe you could private msg the list of your 24 iPad apps -- I'm curious to know what you consider iPad-worthy. Also, do you have a way to print from you iPad using the yet-to-be-acquired WiFi printer?
    04-21-2010 04:55 PM
  9. Mazon's Avatar
    Some of these are new to me, some I already use

    App Deals
    Art Studio
    Desktop communication
    Doodle Buddy
    Ebay for Ipad
    Good Reader
    iBooks
    Magic Piano
    Netflix
    Word book XL
    The Weather Chanel
    Trapster
    Today in History
    Tap Tap radiation
    Stick It
    Sketchbook pro
    Penuitimate
    Pages
    World Book
    10 Pin Shuffle
    Air Hockey
    Dragon Diction
    E Wallet
    Google Mobile
    IMDB
    Now Playing
    Print and Share
    Print Central
    Where to eat
    Yellow Pages
    1Password
    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.
    04-21-2010 05:18 PM
  10. BriDroid's Avatar
    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 05:28 PM
  11. Mazon's Avatar
    Yes, the 2 things I am looking for, wireless printing to printer direct and a rotatable camera attachment

    Both very do-able
    Last edited by MaZon; 04-21-2010 at 05:43 PM.
    04-21-2010 05:34 PM
  12. BriDroid's Avatar
    Yes, the 2 things I am looking for, wireless printing to printer direct and a rotatable camera attachment

    Both very do-able
    It's my understanding that the printer issue has more to do with printer drivers than anything. Hopefully some of the printer manufacturers will do something radical like... make an iPhone app that makes printing on their printers possible!
    04-21-2010 05:55 PM
  13. Big Dookie's Avatar
    I got a dock, and am trying to find a good case that will work with it but not having much luck. I'm thinking about picking up an Invisible Shield instead.
    04-21-2010 06:04 PM
  14. Mazon's Avatar
    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 06:11 PM.
    04-21-2010 06:04 PM
  15. BriDroid's Avatar
    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
    I would think that printing from the iPad should be academic, particularly because of Pages. At some point this needs to be addressed.

    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 06:11 PM
  16. Mazon's Avatar
    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
    04-21-2010 06:26 PM
  17. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    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.
    04-26-2010 01:04 PM
  18. BriDroid's Avatar
    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.
    04-26-2010 01:44 PM
  19. richardp's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I'm on the line of getting one for the business. It will have to have printing capabilities even though the main reason is for portability.
    04-28-2010 10:29 PM
  20. whmurray's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I'm on the line of getting one for the business. It will have to have printing capabilities even though the main reason is for portability.
    I have to assume that if one is still projecting this requirement onto the iPad, one has not read this thread. If one really needs to print, the iPad is not the machine for one. There are lots of cheaper devices that will print.

    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 11:20 PM.
    04-28-2010 11:13 PM
  21. whmurray's Avatar
    It's my understanding that the printer issue has more to do with printer drivers than anything. Hopefully some of the printer manufacturers will do something radical like... make an iPhone app that makes printing on their printers possible!
    It is even more fundamental than "drivers." Most of the printers that are of interest to us rely upon some other intelligent process to do the work, to encode to a proprietary interface. The iPad cannot do this because it does not know about the interface. Drivers are simply the way that we tell computers about the proprietary interface.

    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 09:41 AM
  22. Big Dookie's Avatar
    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 11:25 AM
  23. BriDroid's Avatar
    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!
    Nice idea, using business card holders as stands. Inexpensive and effective.
    04-29-2010 11:30 AM
  24. Big Dookie's Avatar
    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 12:42 PM
  25. whmurray's Avatar
    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.
    Try this:

    7" Clear Acrylic Plate Stand, Folds Completely Flat For Storage, Opens
    SKU: 666503
    Model 32-1202
    UPC 25403212027
    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.
    04-29-2010 12:51 PM
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