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Auction Ends: Jun 2, 2010 11:59 PM CDT

Electronics

MacIntosh 16 GB WiFi iPad

Item Number
133
Estimated Value
$499 USD
Sold
$470 USD to judyroyal
Number of Bids
19  -  Bid History

Item Description

 

Get the latest cool gadget from Apple...  The iPad!

Special Instructions

 

Click here and check out all the things it can do! 

The Apple iPad is basically a gigantic iPod Touch.

The simple act of making the multitouch screen bigger changes the whole experience. Maps become real maps, like the paper ones. Scrabble shows the whole board, without your having to zoom in and out. You see your e-mail inbox and the open message simultaneously. Driving simulators fill more of your field of view, closer to a windshield than a keyhole.

The new iBooks e-reader app is filled with endearing grace notes. For example, when you turn a page, the animated page edge actually follows your finger’s position and speed as it curls, just like a paper page. Font, size and brightness controls appear when you tap. Tap a word to get a dictionary definition, bookmark your spot or look it up on Google orWikipedia. There’s even a rotation-lock switch on the edge of the iPad so you can read in bed on your side without fear that the image will rotate.