Friday, July 27, 2012

Because I Am Spoilt Again...

The other day I opened up the front door to Liam arriving home late from work with a big grin on his face, and a little box in his hands.  Without saying a word, he hands over the box and walks past me into the house.  I turn the box over, and see this scrawled on the side...


I had been wanting an iPad for a while, and decided that before we moved into the new house I wanted to get one.  My old laptop is a little heavy, and I rarely use it these days, so I thought an iPad would be a good alternative for easy internet browsing. 

I've been a grumpy bum since my phone recently took a trip to iPhone Heaven from severe water damage,(note to self, do not leave iPhone anywhere in the bathroom!), so Liam decided some drastic action was needed to cheer me up!


So I have now joined the ranks as a proud iPad user!  I am absolutely loving it, it is so convenient when I want to check Facebook or look something up online, and there are plenty of new apps and games for me to play with!

I need some recommendations with cases though! I am looking at this cute book-style polka dotted cover to go with it, or perhaps one of the smart magnetic covers which just sticks to the front.  Does anyone have any good suggestions?!

Also, since it is going to mostly replace my laptop, does anyone have any suggestions for apps to use for blogging?! I have gone to the normal Blogger site in Safari to write a post, but it appears that I can only write blog posts in HTML format.  I am an extremely lazy blogger, and can't be bothered having to use HTML every time I write a post!

HELP!

15 comments:

  1. Aren't they awesome? I neglect my laptop a lot because the iPad is a lot handier.

    There are a tonne of cases on eBay for cheap, book style are prob. the best as the screen won't get damaged if you take it somewhere with you or accidentally drop something on it.

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    1. Love it! I think I am going to purchase a red polka dot book style case from eBay. It's not that expensive, so even if I don't love it, doesn't really matter too much! :)

      I've ordered a hard crystal case for the back and will probably get one of those magnetic flippy front covers for at home, but the book case will be for taking it places as you say!

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  2. We got my Mum this cute gizmo that is a keyboard that the iPad plugs into and stands up so it is like a screen with a keyboard. Much easier if you are writing something at length. Other than that Mum and my sister (who have the iPad's in the family) are obsessed with Draw Something and moving boxes (?).

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    1. Ooh yeah, I have been looking at iPad keyboards for when I need to do a bit more typing! I loveee Draw Something, and will definitely have to check out moving boxes? Never heard of it!

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  3. You'll love it Cat! I love mine, and so does Hubby! I have tried a few blog apps but haven't had any success with any of them, so don't have any suggestions sorry! Let me know if you find a good one.
    I have the magnetic cover and love it, it's also lighter than the other covers I looked at, if you're planning on carting it around.
    ENJOY!

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    1. It is great! I had been stealing my mum's and brother's to play with, but am so glad I have one of my own! I'll be on the lookout for a good blog app, so will be sure to let you know if I have any success!

      My family all use the magnetic covers, and they seem pretty good. My brother gave me his spare one, but it's faulty and the magnetics are not working properly so I think I'll get one of my own!

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  5. You are very spoilt indeed! =] Im still one of the few that dont have one....yet.... =P

    I have no suggestions for you re blogger apps sorry =[ I have Blogger, but it is soo crap I dont even use it. I should just delete it!

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  6. yay awesome you lucky girl! I dont have an ipad myself but i do have an android tab, they are tones of fun!!

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  7. Awww cute!! I don't have an ipad myself, but my sisters and friends do and it's just so cool, right? I don't have any recs in regards to apps/cases sorry... but I'm keen to see what sort of case you pick out x

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  8. Lucky girl, I have been wanting an iPad for aaaaages, my bf is not as tuned in as yours!!

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  9. Very spoilt!

    I so badly want an ipad..!

    I have no suggstions as I don't have one lol

    x

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  10. What a cutie! That's so sweet that he just got it for you without a word! I have a samsung galaxy tab (the first one that was out) and I lovedddd it. (It's broken atm and still waiting on telstra to fix it grrrr) so I'm sure you'll love yours too!

    I find blogging on anything other than a laptop IMPOSSIBLE but that might be blogger's fault. their app is pathetic.

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  11. Awwww that is sooo sweet and cute - what a sweetheart xx

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