How to make the iPad2 even better

ipad caseI’ve had my iPad2 now for a couple of months and I love it. It has completely replaced my aging laptop and I use it for everything but writing blogs and articles. (I still like my full keyboard and big screen for that task.) iPad and iPhone users love to talk about all the great apps there are and it’s true, there any many marvelous apps.

But the two things that have transformed by iPad into a tool I can’t live without are the Logitech keyboard case by Zagg and the BoxWave Capacitive iPad Stylus. The keyboard turns the iPad tablet into a laptop. I couldn’t imagine doing email and writing–when I’m not at home–on the iPad using the touch screen. The iPad connects with the keyboard through Bluetooth and uses very little power. I’ve only had to charge it once since I got it. The stylus makes using the iPad’s touch screen vastly easier… and it doesn’t smudge up the screen. Styluses are very inexpensive and I have three so that I don’t have to worry where I put the last one down. Styluses also function as a more specific pointer than my finger can so I always open just want I wanted to rather then something nearby.

There’s a lot to love about the iPad2: the battery life is amazing, the graphics crisp and clear, the apps plentiful and useful. But without the two tools I use with the iPad—the keyboard and the stylus—I don’t think I would enjoy my iPad as much as I do.

Do you have an iPad? Do you have an app or a tool you can’t live without?

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11 Responses to “How to make the iPad2 even better”

  1. LinnieGayl says:

    Interesting. I’ll admit to being intrigued by iPads, but don’t own one. I still use my laptop for everything but reading ebooks, and for that use my kindle. The iPad won’t work for me for a lot of the work-related stuff I do (statistical analyses, heavy writing/editing/etc.), so can’t give up my laptop. But for leisure-time activities, the iPad definitely sounds interesting, particularly with a keypad.

  2. LinnieGayl says:

    Or key board :)

  3. Herta says:

    I didn’t like the fact that it had no USB ports and that I couldn’t transfer data without emailing it to myself. I ended up with a MacAir, which has all the features of a normal laptop, just a lot smaller, lighter and generally more portable. No more schlepping heavy laptops like some officer Sherpa.

    The 11″ MacAir fits into most of my purses – yahoo!

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