Archive for February, 2010

So then, the Apple iPad, the eagerly awaited Apple tablet, has been unveiled.  My first reaction, living as the Apple products fanatic that I am was 'I need one right now!'  as the fog faded and I started weighing the good points and bad points of the machine I believe I will have to give it rather more thought before I purchase one of them.  That's not to suggest that I won't do so, but I would like to be certain. 

There's a number of points both for and in opposition to the Apple ipad device gizmo and here are one or two thoughts to ponder over, in no definite order :

Pro : The Apple iPad tablet is a marvel of creativity, sleek and light and straightforward to carry.  It is great.

Con : It has no way of protecting the screen aside from a pouch/sleeve that is unconnected to the machine itself.

Pro : It has the identical great touch-screen capabilities of the famous iPhone and iPod Touch and seems to be a wonderful item to use.

Con : It runs the phone OS rather than a full OS, which restricts what you can do with it.

Pro : The Apple products ipad device is great for enjoying films, television shows and podcast episodes and playing games along with surfing the web.

Con : it does not run flash, which may reduce the amount of use it is for browsing.

Pro : The Apple iPad tablet is a fantastic way to stay online when on the go, simple to set up and very speedy, plus the diversity of capacities means there is one for everyone.

Con : although it's fast, there are no USB ports and there isn't any means of expanding the capacity.  And, the bigger sized drives are extremely costly.

Pro : The Apple iPad is fantastic for travelling and being online when relaxing thanks to the superb UI and the marvellous display.

Con : it does not seem to be much good for carrying out any work on, which is what a lot of of us would desire out of it if taking it whilst travelling.

Pro : It offers a superb new e-reader experience for books, mags and web sites to be enjoyed on.

Con : True, but you can say the same thing about the iPod Touch, the iPhone, the Kindle along with the Sony e-reader, all of which are less expensive by an exceedingly long way.

Despite its negatives, I desire one as they look fun and very good for normal browsing and amusement.  The absence of capabilities for utilizing it as a work gadget is the point that is turning me off the device at the moment, but like many other people, I'm intrigued by this rather awesome new contraption, and am eager to have a play and establish precisely what the Apple iPad tablet can present me as a user.

3M Filtrete FAP03-RS Ultra Clean Air Purifier

3M Filtrete FAP03-RS Ultra Quiet Air Purifier For 19x18 Rooms
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The Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier is the perfect complement to any home comfort product set. Until now, consumers had to choose between bulky, noisy HEPA purifiers, or quiet, but much less effective, smaller designs. Now 3M has developed an air purifier that delivers maximum efficiency in one quiet, stylish, compact unit. The key to this delivery system is the combination of Filtrete filter technology and cutting edge design. This Filtrete(TM) Air Purifier offers more Air circulation and a higher dust and pollen capture rate than a comparable HEPA Air Purifier. For rooms 350 sq. feet. or less.

iRobot Roomba 4230 Remote Scheduler Robotic Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 4230 Remote Scheduler Robotic Vacuum
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The Roomba 4230 Scheduler Robotic FloorVac will start cleaning whenever you tell it to! Any time of day or night, when you are home or not, once a day, once a week, or three times a day--just tell it what to do. Upon completion of its cleaning mission, it automatically returns to its Home Base to recharge its batteries. The Roomba Scheduler knows what surface it's cleaning and automatically adjusts to whatever floor surface it's on.

Numark TTUSB Turntable with USB

Numark TTUSB | 33 1/3 & 45 RPM Turntable with USB Audio Interface, 1/8
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The TTUSB is a unique, plug and play, USB compatible turntable that makes digitizing your vinyl record collection to your PC or Mac a snap. Packaged with all the necessary cables to connect with a computer or stereo playback system, along with software to remove clicks, pops, and other undesirable characteristics of vinyl, the TTUSB is a comprehensive package that breathes new life into older recordings.