I’m totally an electronics person, so it’s kind of nice that buying cameras and computers can be part of my job…or at least it gives me an excuse sometimes. Anyway, people have been pretty split over this Apple iPad thing, and my take is it could be a really great tool for us photographers. I don’t have a Blackberry or iPhone, so staying connected when I’m out and about on road trips is a bit of a problem. Especially when going out into the middle of nowhere. Most of the time I have a cell phone signal, so being able to have a pretty large screen that I can whip out and write back to clients could be really nice [especially when I don’t have to squint really tight]. I’ve been thinking about picking up the 3G 16gb version and the $30 a month for wireless internet isn’t the worst thing ever. Maybe I can justify to Tanya that if I’m ever out in the desert and break down it could save my life, so that alone would pay for itself.
What are your thoughts?
PS: So far the only place I’ve seen you can preorder an iPad is at J&R in New York [which I order from all the time anyway]. Grab one while you can!
UPDATE: Not so fast! Joe at J&R told us it’s not quite ready for a pre-order…as soon as it gets the FCC approval, we’ll be good to go.