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Jtwo
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(04-20-2012, 05:51 PM)
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Yeah I'm very happy I decided to just go with 16gigs. It's not close to full and I have so many apps on it one of my chores for this weekend is to reorganize and delete them.
butter_stick
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(04-20-2012, 06:02 PM)
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I guess if you play games you may need more space, maybe? I dunno. I play the occasional Angry Birds or Temple Run but I'll be surprised if my games go over 100-200mb
henhowc
(04-20-2012, 06:19 PM)
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This sort of puts things in perspective in terms of how app sizes will get affected by retina updates. In a nutshell, app sizes will obviously go up but in some cases its pretty negligible and in others its actually a pretty sizeable difference.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-57...t-necessarily/

In the end it just depends on your usage.
CrankyJay
(04-20-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Still torn on 16 vs 32. Don't really plan on putting too many games on it other than Words With Friends, and putting a few moves (HD and SD) and television shows while on travel. No plans for too much music since I have an iphone4.

So what's your advice?
kruskev
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(04-20-2012, 06:46 PM)

Originally Posted by CrankyJay

Still torn on 16 vs 32. Don't really plan on putting too many games on it other than Words With Friends, and putting a few moves (HD and SD) and television shows while on travel. No plans for too much music since I have an iphone4.

So what's your advice?

16
brotkasten
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(04-20-2012, 06:48 PM)
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God, I hope Apple will fix the font in the battery percentage indicator. I can't believe that a company that is so focused on design, is letting something ugly like that happen. In their own OS!
sfedai0
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(04-20-2012, 06:49 PM)
Whats wrong with the font? Im looking at it and it seems fine?
Tunesmith
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(04-20-2012, 06:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

God, I hope Apple will fix the font in the battery percentage indicator. I can't believe that a company that is so focused on design, is letting something ugly like that happen. In their own OS!

Originally Posted by sfedai0

Whats wrong with the font? Im looking at it and it seems fine?

I'm curious as well.
opticalmace
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(04-20-2012, 06:53 PM)
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Does anyone use their ipad to read and highlight/annotate PDFs?

How would you rate it for that purpose?
DarkChronic
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(04-20-2012, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bowser

The iPad is a completely different "sync profile" (for lack of a better term) from the iPhone - you could choose not to sync any music to your iPad if you wanted and it won't affect your iPhone syncing.

Okay, awesome. Thank you!

One last question, this one regarding Hulu: I know that Netflix does not stream in HD (yet) - does Hulu Plus?
GJS
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(04-20-2012, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by opticalmace

Does anyone use their ipad to read and highlight/annotate PDFs?

How would you rate it for that purpose?

I can't stand reading PDF articles on the PC but I've been breezing through them on the iPad. I haven't had a chance to test annotation/highlighting in some of the program's like goodreader or papers though, as I have just been researching directly in the ipad and using iBooks atm.

What I've seen of those third party reference managers and PDF program's looks great though.
LyleLanley
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(04-20-2012, 08:19 PM)
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Is it just me or is the Slingplayer app a piece of shit? Damn thing constantly crashes.
JAGII
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(04-20-2012, 08:56 PM)

Originally Posted by opticalmace

Does anyone use their ipad to read and highlight/annotate PDFs?

How would you rate it for that purpose?

I've been using Goodreader, and its worked great. I'm an English grad student, so between writing my diss and teaching, I'm constantly reading/referring to articles. Having on them on the iPad is a heck of a lot better than keeping stack of file boxes and pulling various articles to bring to class. I've had to alter my annotation process, but I'm surprised at how quickly I've picked up on a new style.

That said, I've only had my iPad for a few weeks, and Goodreader is the only app I've used. There may be others that work better, but I'm very pleased with this one so far.
Skel1ingt0n
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(04-20-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Just got a new job where I'll be traveling about once a week - I think it's finally time I take the plunge and get an iPad. I've wanted one for a while, but now I can actually justify it.

Yeah, I'd love a top-of-the-line 64GB model; but I just can't justify splurging that much. From what I've read, I shouldn't have any trouble fitting two or three movies on a 16GB model, which is plenty, as I can just sync different movies from my computer before each trip. For games I have an iPhone 4S and a 3DS; I just don't see myself putting more than a couple games on this thing. So, yeah, I think I'm gonna try to save some money and go with a 16-er.

But, my question is; thoughts on the AT&T versus Verizon iPad? I have an AT&T iPhone, so I'm thinking it would be smartest to get a Verizon (different) iPad, that way if one doesn't get service somewhere, hopefully the other will. Furthermore, I think $20 for 1GB with Verizon is a great "deal" compared to other options - $15 for 250MB on AT&T seems like a ripoff and not enough data, and I don't want to spend more than ~$20 when I need wireless. Am I correct in assuming 1GB should be more than enough for about 10 days of casual webrowsing sites like NeoGaf?
Husker86
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(04-20-2012, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skel1ingt0n

Just got a new job where I'll be traveling about once a week - I think it's finally time I take the plunge and get an iPad. I've wanted one for a while, but now I can actually justify it.

Yeah, I'd love a top-of-the-line 64GB model; but I just can't justify splurging that much. From what I've read, I shouldn't have any trouble fitting two or three movies on a 16GB model, which is plenty, as I can just sync different movies from my computer before each trip. For games I have an iPhone 4S and a 3DS; I just don't see myself putting more than a couple games on this thing. So, yeah, I think I'm gonna try to save some money and go with a 16-er.

But, my question is; thoughts on the AT&T versus Verizon iPad? I have an AT&T iPhone, so I'm;thinking it would be smartest to get a Verizon (different) iPad, that way if one doesn't get service somewhere, hopefully the other will. Furthermore, I think $20 for 1GB with Verizon is a great "deal" compared to other options - $15 for 250MB on AT&T seems like a ripoff and not enough data, and I don't want to spend more than ~$20 when I need wireless. Am I correct in assuming 1GB should be more than enough for about 10 days of casual webrowsing sites like NeoGaf?

Yeah it will be enough. Though I'd save the money and pay for phone tethering and get the Wi-Fi unless you really think you'll be out of AT&T service. But I'm also a tight-ass.
kr2t0s
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(04-20-2012, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

God, I hope Apple will fix the font in the battery percentage indicator. I can't believe that a company that is so focused on design, is letting something ugly like that happen. In their own OS!

I agree completely! The kerning on certain numbers is downright embarrassing. Especially the teens - 13, 18% etc.

It's so bad I turned it off
Gamecocks625
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(04-20-2012, 09:52 PM)
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Got that $2.99 Verizon pouch today. Pretty good! I'll definitely use it for travel. Good compliment to the smart cover.
Enco
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(04-20-2012, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by opticalmace

Does anyone use their ipad to read and highlight/annotate PDFs?

How would you rate it for that purpose?

Yes, with PDF Expert.

It's amazing. Makes things infinitely easier. PDF Expert is by far the best option there is. Brilliant Dropbox integration and a really sexy retina design. Well worth the price.
opticalmace
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(04-20-2012, 10:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by GJS

I can't stand reading PDF articles on the PC but I've been breezing through them on the iPad. I haven't had a chance to test annotation/highlighting in some of the program's like goodreader or papers though, as I have just been researching directly in the ipad and using iBooks atm.

What I've seen of those third party reference managers and PDF program's looks great though.

Originally Posted by JAGII

I've been using Goodreader, and its worked great. I'm an English grad student, so between writing my diss and teaching, I'm constantly reading/referring to articles. Having on them on the iPad is a heck of a lot better than keeping stack of file boxes and pulling various articles to bring to class. I've had to alter my annotation process, but I'm surprised at how quickly I've picked up on a new style.

That said, I've only had my iPad for a few weeks, and Goodreader is the only app I've used. There may be others that work better, but I'm very pleased with this one so far.

Originally Posted by Enco

Yes, with PDF Expert.

It's amazing. Makes things infinitely easier. PDF Expert is by far the best option there is. Brilliant Dropbox integration and a really sexy retina design. Well worth the price.

Thanks for the input guys. I wonder if I could mention it to my advisor and hope good things happen :lol.

I think I'm going to go check one out in a store. My primary reason for wanting a tablet would be for reading papers and marking them up. The cost is a little hard to swallow though.
henhowc
(04-20-2012, 10:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gamecocks625

Got that $2.99 Verizon pouch today. Pretty good! I'll definitely use it for travel. Good compliment to the smart cover.

Is this thing worth it for $5 shipped? Can't find anything cheaper than that.
Gamecocks625
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(04-21-2012, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by henhowc

Is this thing worth it for $5 shipped? Can't find anything cheaper than that.

If all you need is a good pouch to travel with, it's definitely worth $5.
DarkChronic
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(04-21-2012, 01:37 AM)
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Just bought it! 16 gig, black, Wifi.

Finishing dinner and then powering this bad boy up. Very excited. First iPad.
Yaboosh
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(04-21-2012, 01:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gamecocks625

Got that $2.99 Verizon pouch today. Pretty good! I'll definitely use it for travel. Good compliment to the smart cover.

Yeah, got mine yesterday, seems fine.
DarkChronic
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(04-21-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Well, damn. Two fairly noticeable vertical scratches right on the screen, from about the middle all the way down. Didn't even power it on. Was the first thing that caught my eye when I took off the plastic.

Off to exchange tomorrow!
Vyer
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(04-21-2012, 04:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by CrankyJay

Still torn on 16 vs 32. Don't really plan on putting too many games on it other than Words With Friends, and putting a few moves (HD and SD) and television shows while on travel. No plans for too much music since I have an iphone4.

So what's your advice?

It sounds like you could get by with a 16. But it comes down to what you are ok with spending. Much better later on to have more space than you needed than to wish you had gotten more.
Acid House
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(04-21-2012, 04:53 AM)
Those of you still after a case should check out the Khomo Dual Case, basically a smart cover + separate back piece.

http://www.amazon.com/KHOMO-DUAL-CAS.../dp/B007PJ1IBE


I have it in this black color and it's awesome. Managed to get it for $10 but still worth it at regular price.
SuicideUZI
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(04-21-2012, 07:16 AM)
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Does anyone know what would cause my iPad to not be able to connect to iTunes to update apps? its been going on a week or so and I still cant update apps directly on my iPad, but I can update from iTunes on my PC fine.

I've tried closing everything from the task switcher and turning off/on the iPad but it still will not connect to the iTunes store.

I can browse the app store but when I go to get something new or try to get updates the progress bar does not move until eventually it says cannot connect to iTunes store
scorcho
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(04-21-2012, 02:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skel1ingt0n

But, my question is; thoughts on the AT&T versus Verizon iPad? I have an AT&T iPhone, so I'm thinking it would be smartest to get a Verizon (different) iPad, that way if one doesn't get service somewhere, hopefully the other will. Furthermore, I think $20 for 1GB with Verizon is a great "deal" compared to other options - $15 for 250MB on AT&T seems like a ripoff and not enough data, and I don't want to spend more than ~$20 when I need wireless. Am I correct in assuming 1GB should be more than enough for about 10 days of casual webrowsing sites like NeoGaf?

i commute in to work 3 days a week, about 6 hours in total transit. that's basically the only time the LTE connection on my iPad gets used. in a month i totaled a hair under the 2GB plan i signed up for doing little more than browsing websites, launching rss/news apps and very occasionally streaming SportsNation on the WatchESPN app (<3 Beadle). i could probably cut this down by syncing certain apps before the commute, but for my usage 1GB would be rather tight.

the odd thing is that i've rarely gone 1GB/month in the 3+ years i've had a smartphone. the sheer speed/bandwidth of the LTE connection really does compel you to use the device more while out.
giga
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(04-21-2012, 02:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by SuicideUZI

Does anyone know what would cause my iPad to not be able to connect to iTunes to update apps? its been going on a week or so and I still cant update apps directly on my iPad, but I can update from iTunes on my PC fine.

I've tried closing everything from the task switcher and turning off/on the iPad but it still will not connect to the iTunes store.

I can browse the app store but when I go to get something new or try to get updates the progress bar does not move until eventually it says cannot connect to iTunes store

Sounds like some authentication issue. Try logging out and logging back in from the app store in settings.
CrankyJay
(04-21-2012, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Acid House

Those of you still after a case should check out the Khomo Dual Case, basically a smart cover + separate back piece.

http://www.amazon.com/KHOMO-DUAL-CAS.../dp/B007PJ1IBE


I have it in this black color and it's awesome. Managed to get it for $10 but still worth it at regular price.

One of the reviews claims the magnetic cover doesn't work as well as the Apple smart covers. What is your opinion?

Looks cool though, I may look into this.

edit: Interesting, they have a hard rubberized version of this as well: http://www.amazon.com/KHOMO-DUAL-CAS...ref=pd_cp_pc_0
bob page
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(04-21-2012, 05:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Acid House

Those of you still after a case should check out the Khomo Dual Case, basically a smart cover + separate back piece.

http://www.amazon.com/KHOMO-DUAL-CAS.../dp/B007PJ1IBE


I have it in this black color and it's awesome. Managed to get it for $10 but still worth it at regular price.

I have a Khomo back plate with my Apple smart cover and it's an awesome combo. I'd imagine their dual case is equally good.
SuicideUZI
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(04-21-2012, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by giga

Sounds like some authentication issue. Try logging out and logging back in from the app store in settings.

thanks that got it working, apparently it needed me to setup some security questions
Rocket786
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(04-21-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by KennyLinder

Definitely going to get one of these:

http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/18/29...ad-impressions

Been trying to work on the train this week whilst commuting, this is much easier to carry about instead of my 15" Macbook Pro. Looks well made and has a much, much better battery life than my Apple wireless KB.

I just pre-ordered this keyboard. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a sleeve that would fit the iPad plus the keyboard?

I'm looking at this one, but I'm not sure if it would fit the iPad plus the keyboard.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/97760086...m-napa-leather

Perhaps one for a Macbook Air would better fit this set up?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92794073...or-13-gorgeous
Dreams-Visions
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(04-21-2012, 06:20 PM)
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haha. All my Hardgraft and Waterfield bags and shit arrived...



....and I'm out of town. :( :( :(


probably won't get to them for another 2 weeks. SIGH.
brotkasten
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(04-21-2012, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by kr2t0s

I agree completely! The kerning on certain numbers is downright embarrassing. Especially the teens - 13, 18% etc.

It's so bad I turned it off

Thank you! I thought it was just me seeing things, but god, yes! It's so embarrassing.
the_painted_bird
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(04-21-2012, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

haha. All my Hardgraft and Waterfield bags and shit arrived...



....and I'm out of town. :( :( :(


probably won't get to them for another 2 weeks. SIGH.

I love my Waterfield slip case for the Kindle and am definitely picking one up for my iPad 3. What did you pick up?
CrankyJay
(04-21-2012, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by bob page

I have a Khomo back plate with my Apple smart cover and it's an awesome combo. I'd imagine their dual case is equally good.

Pricey, but sounds like the way to go for some.
Neo Child
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(04-21-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crazymoogle

Is it the 10W adapter, or an iPhone one?

iPhone one, is that why? I lost the original iPad charger... ):
Husker86
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(04-21-2012, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neo Child

iPhone one, is that why? I lost the original iPad charger... ):

Yes, the iPhone charger is much less powerful than the iPad one.
LCfiner
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(04-21-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neo Child

iPhone one, is that why? I lost the original iPad charger... ):

thatís why. the ipad battery (especially the ipad 3 battery) is big and needs the 10W charger to get a reasonable charging time.
Dreams-Visions
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(04-21-2012, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by the_painted_bird

I love my Waterfield slip case for the Kindle and am definitely picking one up for my iPad 3. What did you pick up?

I picked up:





from Waterfield, and

http://www.hardgraft.com/products/flatpack-driftwood

and

http://www.hardgraft.com/products/2pointturn-ipadcase


from Hardgraft.

i like options. I have a time and place for each in mind.
henhowc
(04-21-2012, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by LCfiner

thatís why. the ipad battery (especially the ipad 3 battery) is big and needs the 10W charger to get a reasonable charging time.

They should have included a larger charger. :P
LCfiner
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(04-21-2012, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by henhowc

They should have included a larger charger. :P

I agree. it takes longer to charge ipad 3 than the older ones.
Paradoxal_Utopia
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(04-21-2012, 09:42 PM)
Damn, Procreate is just fucking unbelievable. Gorgeous interface, incredible responsiveness, amazingly realistic brushes, ultra-fast tracking (fastest I've ever seen). Just an incredible app. I'm blown away the team is comprised of 4 people. Every pixel just drips with obsessive perfection.
Neo Child
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(04-21-2012, 11:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by henhowc

They should have included a larger charger. :P

they did, i lost it though. whats the cheapest place to get one (im gunna look up dealxtreme).
brotkasten
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(04-21-2012, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neo Child

they did, i lost it though. whats the cheapest place to get one (im gunna look up dealxtreme).

A charger is definitely not one of the things I'd buy there.
Neo Child
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(04-21-2012, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

A charger is definitely not one of the things I'd buy there.

yeah ive been through like 3 DSlite chargers... they kinda break after one use but the one i last bought has been lasting ages.

um so i dunno been looking up some amazon ones (im in the UK), i can find a mains plug for £4.49 that charges ipad1+2 but if 3 eats up more battery while charging then i dont know what my best option is? dont want to spend ~£30 on an official one... thats too expensive!
Acid House
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(04-21-2012, 11:15 PM)
I had the one piece hat rubberized for my iPad 2 and it was awesome.

I haven't noticed any issues with the sleep/wake function on my New iPad, althought the magnets that hold the "smart cover" on aren't the strongest.


Originally Posted by CrankyJay

One of the reviews claims the magnetic cover doesn't work as well as the Apple smart covers. What is your opinion?

Looks cool though, I may look into this.

edit: Interesting, they have a hard rubberized version of this as well: http://www.amazon.com/KHOMO-DUAL-CAS...ref=pd_cp_pc_0

brotkasten
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(04-21-2012, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neo Child

yeah ive been through like 3 DSlite chargers... they kinda break after one use but the one i last bought has been lasting ages.

um so i dunno been looking up some amazon ones (im in the UK), i can find a mains plug for £4.49 that charges ipad1+2 but if 3 eats up more battery while charging then i dont know what my best option is? dont want to spend ~£30 on an official one... thats too expensive!

I'd be rather concerned with safety than them breaking down so quickly. I wouldn't want my apartment to burn down.
henhowc
(04-22-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Neo Child

they did, i lost it though. whats the cheapest place to get one (im gunna look up dealxtreme).

I meant a charger larger than the 10W one. It takes twice as long to charge the dang thing now. :\

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