[NTLK] Opinions sought regarding MP2x00s/first-gen iPads and clumsy people
bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 19 14:15:24 EDT 2012
> We use our ipad at racing events to record information. I used to use he MP2K, but figured I could more-easily move data off the pad to other devices, as well as it having a few more usable apps. The _one_ app I miss is newt's battery, which lets me quickly get ambient temp. There's no such app for the pad.
One of the pre-requisites for us using the ipad at the racing events, which are held on either asphalt or concrete surfaces, was finding a way to protect it. My wife is pretty tough on her cell phone, so we got an Otterbox for it. It's helped the original iphone survive all these years, it was a no-brainer to get one for the ipad. It does add a fair amount of heft to the ipad, and I haven't had the pleasure of dropping it to see how well it survives, but I feel much better for having it in an Otterbox. I'd recommend one to others.
BTW, it's a tossup between the ipad and MP2100 for what we use it for. They both have their pros and cons.
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> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:03:14 +0000
> From: "Joel M. Sciamma" <joel at inventors-emporium.co.uk>
> Subject: [NTLK] Re. Opinions sought regarding MP2x00s/first-gen iPads
> and clumsy people
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> James wrote:
>> I would be interested in hearing from people who own (or have owned) both a
>> first-generation iPad and an MP2x00. Without going too far into the sordid
>> details, I have been tasked (read: directed at gunpoint) to try and select a
>> suitable PDA* for someone.
> I currently have both but I'm not sure that making a comparison between them as devices is really the point. If your friend needs connectivity of any kind, then it has to be the iPad.
> I would say that both devices need some familiarisation and either you get sucked in by that exploration or you don't. Perhaps the Newt has a slightly higher initial ramp but if the magic gets you, then you're off.
> A Newt is going to have to be tended rather more and a clumsy owner may not be the person to provide it.
> Both also have their problems but it's going to come down to the purpose to which they will be put. I would say the iPad has to be the better bet. Support is available, the App Store can immediately provide what is needed, it has the connectivity, the accessories and can live in the modern world as a full participant.
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> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:19:20 +0300
> From: Clu <drclu at swbell.net>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Re. Opinions sought regarding MP2x00s/first-gen
> iPads and clumsy people
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> I am REALLY tempted when I go on R&R to bring my Newton 2000 back with me.
> There are so many people here with iPads here in Kuwait in the
> military. Would just floor some people to see a Newton. :P
> I showed them my Atari Jaguar on 80's and 90's night and that got a lot
> of good reactions over here. So never know.
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