What Men Want For Christmas 2011, Day 1

ipad2Of course we’re going to start with the geeky side of all men. We want information and we want it fast. At the top of coolness gadgetry is of course, the Apple iPad 2. Yes, there are numerous other tablets out there and yes, some of them are pretty cool, but lets face it, none can compare with the iPad 2. Now, without sounding like an “Apple Fanboy” which I’m not, if you want to stick with a strictly Windows environment, you may want to check out the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC. However, if you stick with a Windows tablet that is comparable to an iPad, it’s going to cost you about $1,100.00. Yeah…. I had given HP a try late last year with the HP Slate 500 Windows 7 machine and it failed miserably. I only had it a couple of months before selling it and buying an iPad 2. Now, I’m stuck on the iPad, I absolutely love it and it’s apps galore! Approximate cost: $199.00 to $1,200.00.

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Pre-Holiday Seasons Ipad/Iphone Wallpaper

wallpaperTime to change the wallpaper on my iPhone and iPad. And yes, I’m one of those people that has to have matching wallpapers on my iPhone and iPad. I thought this would be a very nice pre-holiday season wallpaper for both. Sort of sets the mood. Just right click to save the photo for your own iPhone or iPad.

Orb Live iPhone/iPad App

With Orb Live you’re never more than a tap away from all your favorite content. Watch TV shows from Hulu and Netflix, listen to music from Pandora and Sirius, or browse photos from Facebook and Flickr. You can also access all the music, photos and videos stored on your PC. No need to sync — just stream directly from your computer to iPhone.

Videos. If you like TV shows, you’ll love Orb Live. All the shows from sites like Hulu, Comedy Central, Netflix and more are all available on your iPhone — in a single, integrated and easy-to-use app. Search for your favorite show, tap the season and episode you want to watch, and you’re streaming! If you have a TV tuner or webcam on your PC, you can even stream that directly to your iPhone. That’s right — live TV on your iPhone!

Photos. Never worry about what files you’ve synced — or forgotten to sync. With Orb Live, all your great pics are always accessible on your iPhone — even if they’re on your laptop at work, your PC at home or posted on Facebook or Flickr.

Music. On the road and want to listen to your iTunes library that’s stuck at home? Maybe you’re in the mood to listen to your favorite Internet radio stations or a Pandora compilation? Get it all from one place — with Orb Live! [Read more…]

iPad 2 As Good As Expected

ipad2So I’ve had my iPad 2 for a week now and even though I was skeptical about getting rid of my HP Slate 500 because it was truly the best Windows 7 tablet on the market, the iPad 2 has taken over every thing that I had my Slate doing and then some. Being an avid iPhone user for the past 3 years, I somewhat knew what to expect from the iPad, but having it in hand and putting it to use is truly remarkable. Within minutes, I had it sync’d with iTunes, dumped all of my apps, music and photos that I had on my iPhone and then, I was in business. I like the leather smart cover that I ordered with the iPad, it’s a great design and very functional, however, I need more protect than just a fancy screen protector. But I didn’t want something as bulky as an Otterbox, so I opted for the Targus Versavu Cover and Stand. It’s very functional, only adds a little bulk to the already slim iPad and keeps it very protected. I’ll keep my leather smart cover for use around the house and at work, other than that, it’ll be protected by the Targus. If you really want to experience the iPad in it’s true glory, then get the HDMI adapter, connect it to your flat screen tv and you’ll be amazed. So after a weeks of getting to know the iPad, so far, I’m very impressed! I’ll be adding some of my favorite apps in the upcoming weeks!

Ordered An iPad 2

ipadSo I’ve had my Windows 7 based HP Slate since March and even though I really enjoyed it, it would appear that HP is quickly dropping support for it and moving on to the HP Touchpad running WebOS. After waiting 75 days for my Slate after it was ordered in November of 2010, I’ve chosen to never order anything HP again. They have the worst customer service, the worst updates and the worst communication with their customers. And though a tablet still fits into my lifestyle, I’ve decided to go with the iPad 2. I’ve been an iPhone user for 4 years now and have been very happy with it. Not that I prefer Apple products over any others, but that fact of the matter is, the iPhone and iPad speak for themselves. Of course, you’ll probably never see an Apple OS running on my desktop….Windows 7 still rocks! Look forward to getting my iPad very soon and putting it to work!

HP Slate 500 Tablet PC w/Extras For Sale

Like new HP Slate 500 tablet pc! Used just a few times. Comes with many extras, so please be sure to read carefully. Not only do you get this Slate in it’s original packaging (all documentation and disks), but it comes pre-instaled with lot’s of extra software (disks not included) such as, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional, SketchBook Pro 2011, Camstasia Studio 7 and LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling. I’ll also include a 16gb SD Card. Also included is a Rii Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse/Laser combo. I’ve also used the Rii keyboard/mouse with my iPhone, iPad and Xbox. Works wonderfully. Not only that, but you’ll also get a brand new HP usb DVD writer (model HPDVD565S) with all documentation, disks etc. This whole package, minus the extra software, retails for $1,200.00. This is the best deal you’ll find on Ebay if you’re looking for the best tablet pc on the market. All updates (from HP) have been applied as well. It’s ready to use right out of the box. [Read more…]