My LOVE - My iPad 2 £399

Hello my lovelies,

So a bit of an informative post today because I've been meaning to chat about my obsession for a while!

About 5 months ago I purchased an iPad 2, I luckily paid cash for mine and bought it from my local Apple store.

Warning large content - I have tried to be as informative as possible to help you all!

I deliberated about buying it for a while because I have a Sony Vaio laptop (although old) and my 2 iPhone's and thought that I didn't really need it!  But because of having a bad back and the weight of the laptop when I am trying to write blogs or upload videos hurts my back even more I swayed even closer to purchasing the iPad. 

I thought I would do research before I took the plunge and just popped into the Apple store to ask some questions.  Before I even had time to blink the sales person had already ordered the iPad 2 that I wanted and was asking me to pay!! To be honest I think this is the best thing the sales person could of done because being a woman and indecisive means you waste valuable time LOL!

So after 25 minutes I was walking out of the store with another gadget and a big smile on my face and I have never looked back.  By far buying this with my hard earned cash is the BEST thing I have ever done.  I love the thing so much I am on it everyday.  One of my best friends played with my iPad 2 and then bought himself one!! (Leigh you know I am your guinea pig!)  So as an ode to Apple and because I love the thing so much, why not post about it and tell you my favourite aps and why I love this new friend of mine.

My iPad 2 -

For tech specs on the iPad 2 please click here

 
I decided to buy the white 16 GB iPad 2 because it's much more feminine then black and I have wireless Internet at home and didn't want another o2 contract

My silicone back case came from Targus at Tesco's but it has now been discontinued!
This case is great because it's made of a soft plastic you can remove it very easily for placing on the iPad stand and changing it with other covers you might have.

You can purchase a similar one here

Hard pink case for iPad I purchased mine from here

 This hard zipper case is designed for those who want no compromises when it comes to protecting their Apple iPad!



Despite its tough exterior, your Apple iPad is kept safe from nicks and scratches with the soft fabric lining on the interior of the case.


It also boasts a double zipper design, allowing you to lock your iPad securely into the case.


Features:


• Providing both travel convenience and protection for the iPad

• Protects the iPad from accidental damage during daily use

• Slim-line design with a secure zip closure

• Easily accessible ready for when you need it the most


This is the best £9.75 I have spent on a case, mines very mucky as you can see in the picture but at least it's clean and protected on the inside.


iPad 2 Dock you can buy this here for £25.00

This sleek dock is your personal hub for all things iPad. Specifically designed for iPad 2, it gives you easy access to a port for syncing or charging and an audio line out port for connecting to powered speakers via an optional audio cable. The iPad 2 Dock also supports other iPad accessories, such as the Apple Digital AV Adaptor and the iPad Camera Connection Kit.

I use the dock when I am at work and want to listen to music at my desk, when at home to watch movies or YouTube videos.  I find it very useful, the USB charges my iPad through my desktop computer.

Now on to my favourite part - my most loved apps -


Flipboard

This app gives you a beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Goggle Reader and Flickr. See all your social media in a magazine layout that’s easy to scan and fun to read.  Plus when the app isn't running the landscape images give you a nice array of photos to look at.  For more information on this app click here



TED

On iPad 2:


TED's official app presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. Find more than 900 TEDTalk videos (with more added each week) on the official TED app


The entire library is at your fingertips on the iPad app. Watch TEDTalks in high or low res formats based on your network connectivity. Play it on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay. Curate your own play list. Watch them later, even when you can't be online. Sort views by recency or popularity. Find something by tags, themes, or related talks. Share favourites with your friends. Tell us how much time you have and let us guide you to a delightful play list.  This is by far on of the most interesting apps I own - if you have spare time as the photo illustrates you can watch talks, photos and information on different topics and you
can even watch things according to how much time you have to watch them.  A great app if you commute everyday and have the the time to read some of these great talks and educate yourself a little.  For more information on this app click here



For the foodies out there my favourite cooking apps are - This Morning and Jamie Oliver, I like the way I can create my own folders on the iPad 2 and name them how I want so that everything is organised.
 

My favourite catch up Tv apps - 4OD, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and ITV Player - this is one of the reasons I bought the iPad because I can watch missed programmes in the comfort of my own home and bed for that matter! :-D

Apps for bloggers -

iMovie - this was £2.99 and is a great app for editing YouTube videos for my blog

Blogger - so you can blog on the move!

Instagram - so that I can take photos of my food obsessions and they automatically get posted to my Twitter and Facebook accounts

Fromspring - I must confess I don't use this enough, but its a great app to meet new people and gain more exposure

Bloglovin - my favourite app to catch up with what my fellow bloggers are writing about.  I use this everyday

YouTube - my other obsessions checking up on the video subscriptions I have and new uploaded videos

Useful App's -

Tunein Radio - great to be able to listen to whatever station you want using this app, whenever you want.  I listen to Defjay radio although it's foreign they're music is more like a current American radio station playing songs not out here in the UK yet

METRO Tablet Edition - I like this paper and although I don't commute to pick up the paper copy I still like to read this free app

VEVO HD - A great music app showing you new videos in HD quality

Dropbox - useful as if you are like me you have a finance spreadsheet that you stick to, you can access it anywhere using this app.

Groupon -This is great to check in on new deals they have to offer

Shopping App's -

Etsy - I buy LOADS from different sellers and love this site

H&M - great App

QVC - of course my favourite and I enjoy catching up with whats on offer

River Island

Oasis

Debenhams

CHIC Outlet Shopping

FT Hot to spend it

ebay

That's it for now, and I hope you found this post informative?  Do you have any apps that you think I should have?  Let me know your thoughts and thanks for reading!

Hugs

Claire
xx
(App information taken from www.apple.com/uk)



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