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Old 01-11-2013, 06:19 PM   #21
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I prefer having a keyboard where I can feel the keys. Found myself back to the hunt and peck days when using the on screen keyboard. However if you don't plan on doing a lot of email or other docs you probably wouldn't need it.

My only other accessory is a Directv router that I bought so that I can use the Ipad as a tv around the house and also to control my Directv box (remote, dvr, etc.)
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #22
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How about one of those protective screen films?
Ipad screens are made of glass and incredibly hard to scratch. I wouldn't bother with a protective screen (plus they detract from the experience).
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Ipad screens are made of glass and incredibly hard to scratch. I wouldn't bother with a protective screen (plus they detract from the experience).
I'm not expert on ipads so was just throwing this out in the form of a question. These films however are quite commonly used on iphones and other smart phones and do not detract at all from the experience.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:54 AM   #24
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Sorry I did not mean to sound snarky in my reply above. In my experience, the protective screens are made from plastic and scratch easily and collect dirt which isn't an issue with glass.
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Has anyone bought a stylus? A niece in the UK has one and loves it, but she is the only one I know that uses one.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #26
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Has anyone bought a stylus? A niece in the UK has one and loves it, but she is the only one I know that uses one.
I bought a stylus a year ago when I first bought my iPad. Initially I thought I would need it to tap on small links. With practice, the precision of my finger movements has improved and now I hardly ever use the stylus.
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I bought a stylus a year ago when I first bought my iPad. Initially I thought I would need it to tap on small links. With practice, the precision of my finger movements has improved and now I hardly ever use the stylus.
Thanks. This is how I'm leaning as well. My niece got the stylus at the same time as the iPad but I have now had my iPad several weeks and become much more proficient with my fingers than I expected.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:05 AM   #28
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I’ve had an iPad for around six months and agree with the posters who are suggesting you don’t really need anything to enjoy the device. None the less, you might want to visit Amazon. Put in iPad accessories (make sure you specify in the “search” box "computers." When the items come up click on the upper right hand option to bring up the accessories rated highest by consumers. Lots of interesting stuff out there, already tested by a bazillion people!

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Sorry I did not mean to sound snarky in my reply above. In my experience, the protective screens are made from plastic and scratch easily and collect dirt which isn't an issue with glass.
No worry, you did not come across as snarky at all. I appreciate the input, so if and when I buy an ipad for myself, I'll avoid the protective film, unless Apple moves away from the glass screen.
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A large part of my job is visiting multiple retail locations of a popular technology company, and inspecting the fixtures and displays. On display are many Apple and various brands of android tablets. I have noticed that the iPad screens are by far the most easily scratched. Once you wipe them down with a cleaning cloth to remove all the smudges and fingerprints, the Samsung android tablet screens usually look flawless. The iPad screens always have many small, and sometimes some large scratches.

I would highly recommend the film screen protectors, especially if you plan to resell the iPad in a couple years and upgrade to a newer version. I prefer an android tablet, and use a Samsung without a screen protector, but my wife has had two iPads and has had a screen protector on at all times. It does not affect the experience in any way, once it's on.
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Really? Scratches in glass? Those iPads must be owned by people wearing huge rings or something. My fingertips just can't seem to scratch glass (and the cover is over the screen when I am not using it).

I don't see ANY scratches whatsoever in my iPad, after a year. Maybe that is due to my aging vision. However I do see all the smudges and fingermarks, which require cleaning it off quite a bit.
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Really? Scratches in glass? Those iPads must be owned by people wearing huge rings or something. My fingertips just can't seem to scratch glass (and the cover is over the screen when I am not using it).

I don't see ANY scratches whatsoever in my iPad, after a year. Maybe that is due to my aging vision. However I do see all the smudges and fingermarks, which require cleaning it off quite a bit.
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Really. They often look a lot like the swirl marks left in the paint of vehicles.
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Has anyone bought a stylus? A niece in the UK has one and loves it, but she is the only one I know that uses one.
I use a stylus with my drawing apps because it gives me more control. Otherwise, I just use my fingers.

This is the stylus I use:
http://www.amazon.com/Adonit-Stylus-.../dp/B005GSNLBQ
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I use a stylus with my drawing apps because it gives me more control. Otherwise, I just use my fingers.

This is the stylus I use:
http://www.amazon.com/Adonit-Stylus-.../dp/B005GSNLBQ
I should use a stylus on this non-iPhone as the screen keyboard is so small--I just texted DH that I licked the car. I'm sure I could scratch an iPad screen by tossing it in a tote bag and having keys or a pen work its way under the cover somehow.
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Really? Scratches in glass? Those iPads must be owned by people wearing huge rings or something. My fingertips just can't seem to scratch glass (and the cover is over the screen when I am not using it).

I don't see ANY scratches whatsoever in my iPad, after a year. Maybe that is due to my aging vision. However I do see all the smudges and fingermarks, which require cleaning it off quite a bit.
The iPad screen is not just glass, but Gorilla Glass which is very hard and particularly scratch resistant.
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I should use a stylus on this non-iPhone as the screen keyboard is so small--I just texted DH that I licked the car. I'm sure I could scratch an iPad screen by tossing it in a tote bag and having keys or a pen work its way under the cover somehow.
..and what did your DH think about you licking the car? :smile:
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..and what did your DH think about you licking the car? :smile:
He wanted to know where I put the grocery lust.
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