I really wanted to like the Rē. I am the gadget guy, who always has the latest of everything. I have owned numerous high-end universal remote controls, from Philips, Sony, Logitech (Harmony) and Monster Cable. I am not opposed to spending $100 or more for a device that can connect all of my audio and video equipment and displace multiple remotes.
I figured that maybe with a little help from BlogPress ($2.99) I might have some luck being able to upload images to my iPL blog since I was having difficulty uploading images from my iPad via my regular Safari log in. Still getting used to BlogPress, oops how to I change the image orientation?
If you're wondering if an iPad will be a useful substitute for a laptop when traveling, you should check out this article from Macworld. Two editors recently spent a week traveling (one on vacation, the other on business), and they both took their iPad to see if it would suffice. Bottom line: excellent for entertainment, web/e-mail, and light business, but probably not a laptop replacement if you need to do serious work.
TidBITS has a great article titled "22 Useful iPad Tips." It points out, for example, that although the iPad ships with four app icons in the dock, there's actually space there for two more. And it notes that while you might have a tendency to make large swipes, such as when scrolling through photos, you can actually just make a small swipe of half an inch.
I saw a video of this game being played on the iPad the other day and I wanted to try it out. For $1.99, I bought it for my iPad. I have only played it a few times but I did want to share this information with you.
My iPad survived it’s three day journey from China and arrived safety last week. I have had it for about five days now. My wife has actually logged more time on it than I have. But from my use so far, I can honestly say I love this device for the purposes I bought it for. As I said before, I have a clunky old desktop that I use for data backup/syncing purposes only. My employer provided me a laptop for work, but that is exactly what that is for, work. But I can check my work email from the iPad, which will come in handy when I am on vacation. I love the screen and the responsiveness of this device. I also like the portability. And It’s plain fun to use. It does my eyes justice! I know it’s not a full laptop but I very am satisfied on what I will be using this for.