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For those of you looking to end your relationship this Valentine’s day…

Even before the iPad was announced this would have been a bad idea. It really makes you appreciate what you are getting for your extra $140.

9 Responses to “For those of you looking to end your relationship this Valentine’s day…”
  1. Christopher says:

    But what happens when you try and use your iPad as an eBook outside. In, you know, natural sunlight?

  2. dave says:

    Christopher… Simple. She beats you on the head with the iPad, and forces you to walk around and interact with her.

  3. ssj2_goha says:

    my guess it would work like my new macbook pro looks, i use it outside all the time, same with my iPhone and iPod touch…

  4. ObamaPacman says:


    People use iPhone and iPod touch outside. You are thinking of OLED screens which don’t work well outdoors.

  5. Christopher says:

    Maybe it’s just me, then. I have a hard time squinting through the glare on my 3GS when I’m at the beach.

  6. ObamaPacman says:

    Perhaps you should try sunglasses? Pretty much everybody at the beach wear them.

  7. Justin says:

    Yea obamapacman’s got a point. Sunglasses are the latest thing. You should get a pair. Don’t you wanna fit in?

  8. Hey I have one of these and love it and i wouldnt give it up for the ipad sorry

  9. Christopher says:

    You guys are just too clever.

    Yes, I use sunglasses at the beach, and while the phone is more or less readable, I definitely wouldn’t be doing extensive reading on it (i.e. an ebook). I have to squint enough as it is through the glare.

    My post was simply to point out that eReaders are designed to be comfortable to read, even in direct sunlight. Now, I haven’t had a chance to take an iPad outside, but I don’t believe it would be nearly as comfortable to read a book on while laying on the beach.

    eReader’s are designed to emulate a book as close as possible, and are very easy to read in the sunlight. The iPad’s book application might be good, but I don’t feel like it’s going to be superior to a stand alone device like the Kindle. The reason those devices aren’t backlit is because it is more strenuous on the eyes.

    Referring to Doc’s OP, I just don’t see why getting an eReader is considered a bad idea when it’s a niche device that does what it’s supposed to do, and pretty darn well at that.

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