Thoughts on the iPad

Apple released the iPad last week as many of you well know.  I had little interest in the device, but still see some great potential in the world of tablet computing.  After all I’ve seen and read, I feel the device, where it stands, is a great tool for someone like my parents but nothing more.  As it stands, it will be a great tool for the basics (email, calendars, and simple web-browsing).  I don’t think this hardware will be a great e-book reader.  The Kindle is good for a reason… it’s not a back-light LED display.

Either way, these are where I feel the iPad has fallen short:

  • No Multitasking
  • No Camera
  • No Flash
  • Over all UI Design of the OS (identical to the iPhone)
  • Closed Platform (Apple controls which applications developers can deploy)

With that said, I still have hope for the iPad.  I also think it’s exciting that all my iPhone developer friends are now developers for the iPad as well.

There are 3 short articles that I found good reads on this same subject at Gizmodoidsgn, and Mike Chambers.

PlayStation 3 Now Supports Flash Player 9 Within it’s Web Browser.

I just discovered today that PlayStation 3 is now supporting Flash Player 9.  It’d be awesome to see other systems adopt this standard like the Wii.  It also be awesome if the XBOX had a web browser.  Who knows what will happen.  Either way, I’m finding to be content in the realm of video games, I need all of the systems.  I’m still working on getting a PS3.  I know I should be learning more or maybe writing blog entries, but as of late, I’ve been enthralled in the fantasy worlds the different games bring me.  The iPhone has been rumored for quite some time to be adopting flash player.  It has yet to happen.  I think a big issue on all these devices may be processing power??  Any thoughts?

RadTech ProCable iPhone Headset Review

After seeing the ProCable headphones for the iPhone on TUAW.com, I decided to buy a pair for the low price of $24.95.  I wasn’t expecting much, but I was hoping for the best.  I also used the promo code to purchase them, which brought them down in price even more (RTPROMO1).

I received the headphone today.  The sound quality is what I expected, it sucks.  It’s worse than the headphones that come with the iPhone.  I don’t have a lot of experience with other headsets, but I was hoping to get a pair for less than $100 bucks that has the sound control and mic features of the apple headset.  The headphones do look amazing and the sound control and mic features work great, but the sound quality definitely reflects the price.  I guess they’ll be an ok backup to carry around in the car.

RadTech ProCable iPhone Headset