I Love My iPad Very Much, But I Can’t Just Be So Close To It Even Though I Really Want To! Kinky?

Left: iPhone 4. Right: iPad 2. Placed together...

Left: iPhone 4. Right: iPad 2. Placed together for size comparison. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is my honest assessment of my iPad usage since the day I bought it.  I have an iPad 2 from very early on, but I rarely use it!  How come?  Before I start to rant on, let me get something straight first!  I don’t plan to buy iPad 3 or however Apple calls it (the new iPad, I believe), because I rarely use iPad 2.  So, how come, right?  Well, iPad is a very good device and I’m loving it, but it’s just so limited for me.  Check out the points below that shine some light on why iPad 2 is so limited for me.

  • Watching Netflix on iPad 2 isn’t so satisfying, because I have my big screen TV (hooking up with PS3 and Xbox 360 for Netflix) or a 27″ computer monitor (hooking up with computer to watch Netflix)!
  • I find myself prefer watching Netflix on iPhone 4 since it’s lighter and smaller for on the go purpose (i.e., traveling).
  • Reading on iPad 2 is so so, because I prefer to read it with dedicated E-ink device such as Amazon’s Kindle.
  • Playing video games on iPad 2 isn’t fun, because I prefer better game experiences on my dedicated gaming PC/Desktop, Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.
  • I find myself playing video games on iPhone 4 more than iPad 2 since iPhone 4 can be carried around at all times — how iPhone 4 follows me through thick and thin and I don’t imagine myself carrying iPad 2 around all day.
  • Working with files on iPad 2 just plain suck!  I rather do this on my MacBook Pro and Windows 7 PC and Ubuntu laptop.
  • Creating contents (e.g., making short films for YouTube, writing articles) with iPad 2 is a no no for me, because iPad 2 doesn’t have the power and the tools for me to work with my creative contents.  Plus, I cannot save my creative contents to local storage bank easily.  I care about the cloud, but I do care about local storage bank even more for obvious reasons (e.g., on-site access to save bandwidth, the whole nine yards).
  • I’ve always feel odd for holding iPad 2 in Starbucks, and yet I don’t feel odd for holding iPhone in Starbucks.  Don’t ask me why, because I don’t even know why!
  • Camera on iPhone 4 just works better than iPad 2 — probably the holding of iPhone 4 feels much more comfortable for camera usage purpose.
  • iPad 2 is great for browsing the web, but since I like to do many things at once (e.g., playing games, email, web browsing, creating contents, playing more games) and so I prefer to work with more powerful devices such as MacBook Pro and Windows 7 Desktop.
  • Listening to music cannot be done on iPad 2 in my case, because native Spotify app has not yet come out for iPad.  Plus, the sound on iPad 2 is a no no for listening to music.  I rather listen to music through iPhone 4 that hooks to my car’s auxiliary port (i.e., better sound from car’s array of speakers) or the awesome speakers from my PC.
  • I love blogging as you can see what I’m doing right now on this blog, but I’ve found out that blogging on iPad 2 is a real pain in the you know what.  End of story for this particular point, because iPad 2 cancels its true purpose if I have to carry an extra keyboard or bulky keyboard case around with it.

In the end, I think my iPad 2 is only a good backup for my iPhone 4.  That’s, when iPhone 4 runs out of battery and needs to be recharged.  That’s, when iPhone 4 needs to be replaced by another smartphone or iPhone newer generation model/device.  That’s, when iPhone 4 has issued with a particular on the go app (but this is most unlikely for me).  So, my honest opinion on iPad 2 or any iPad in general is that I don’t really care to have iPad, because it seems to me the device is just another netbook but with just some more advantages (i.e., not a whole lot more advantages I mean) in fashion, trend, and portability.  I’m not even close to 40s, and yet I feel I’m too old for the people who think iPad is the only thing they ever need!  I do feel smartphone has become evermore useful in terms of portability and usability, but I can’t say so for iPad!  Let me end this blog post with this, “I love my iPad very much, but I can’t just be so close to it even though I really want to!”  Kinky?

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