I want an iPad.  It’s that simple.  I have an iTouch, which I absolutely love, so why wouldn’t I want the newer, bigger, cooler version of it??  There is the slight problem of it costing $500.  I’m a poor college student, so that’s probably not going to happen any time soon, but hey, a girl can dream.

Some of you may be thinking “I’ve read about this, but what makes it so cool?” To answer that, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 coolest features of the iPad

  1. HD– the thing can play HD videos like it’s no one’s business.  Imagine having the 9.7 inch screen lit up with your favorite movie on a long flight.  Purely gorgeous.
  2. Long Lasting– the battery lasts 10 hours on one charge, while surfing the Web, listening to music or watching videos.  My iTouch has a long life, but once I start playing videos, it dies fairly quickly.
  3. Wireless– It automatically connects to available networks. ‘Nuf said.  Also, the iPad has Bluetooth technology to connect wireless headphones or a keyboard to.
  4. 3G– Sick of those wireless dead zones? Though it hasn’t been released yet, there will be a 3G model of the iPad released in late April, providing coverage where Wi-Fi fails.
  5. Audio Capabilities– built-in speakers, headphone jack and built-in mic.  Anyway you want your audio, you can have it.
  6. QWERTY– the virtual keyboard on the iPad is much larger and easier to use than the iTouch or cellphones.  It’s almost like a real keyboard in size.
  7. YouTube– YouTube and Apple collaborated to create an app specifically for the iPad, making finding videos even easier.  Speaking of apps…
  8. iBooks– the free book app created by Apple allows for full books to be downloaded.  While the books cost money, the full screen should make it feel like you’re reading a real book.
  9. iWork– this is the app every businessperson needs, especially if they have an iPad.  You can use this app to make professional power points on the go, and then can simply email them to yourself when you’re done!
  10. Apple– it’s all in the brand name.  Everyone knows Apple is legit.  Even my mom, a hardcore PC, admitted that Macs were really good.  With the iPad, you’ll be investing in a product that is guaranteed to be good (guaranteed to the point that Apple has warranties included, with options to upgrade).

And there you have it, 10 reasons why I think the iPad is fantastic.  Sure, it’s bound to get some bad reviews.  Or a few naysayers will say “what’s the point of it?” But it’s cool and I like technology, so I think we’d be a perfect match.

If you’d like to donate to the “Buy Caitlin an iPad” fund, please email me for details….