I’ve had my ipad for a couple months now and I love it! This is the first long thing i’ve typed on it so it’s taking me a while and I’m having to fix a lot of typos. But other than that, it’s great!
Most of the obvious things have been said already, so here are some things I’ve noticed but haven’t heard:
1) I bought a DODOcase and it is a wonderful iPad case!It looks great, feels much more comfortable in my hand than the iPad by itself, and it had kept my iPad looking brand new. My only complaint is that the corner foam pads don’t hold the ipad in very well when you’re laying down and the case is vertical or facing downwards.
UPDATE 8/12/2010: DODOcase mailed out a new set of corner pads. I haven’t put them on yet but apparently they are listening
2) there’s not a great pdf reading solution that i’ve found. Any pdf that’s formatted with wide margins is a problem. iBooks doesn’t preserve zoom across pages so you have to rezoom every page. Goodreader preserves zoom but doesn’t turn the page the same way when the pdf is zoomed. Converting PDFs to epub with calibre can mess up page formatting and stick page headers and footers in the middle of pages (this is probably because the ebb and PDF pages wre different sizes.)
3) My kids love it. Of course they love the Dr Suess books and games, but their absolute favorite? The Elements, especially the song at the beginning. No more “Twinkle twinkle”, their lullaby starts out with “there’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium…”
There’s lots more to say but it has already been said. If you use a computer to entertain yourself, then an ipad will entertain you even better and I would recommend without hesitation that you buy one.