iPad Lawyer News – iPad Air Review | Apps | Apple Seminar Update – 11/3/2013

Good afternoon, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

For those who missed my prior comments on the new iPad Air, here they are in ONE place:

iPad Air First Impressions – This is incredibly lightweight and sleek. It has a smaller footprint than older models. So, in addition to being thinner (you’ve probably seen the “Hide Behind a Pencil” video), it is also about 3/4 inch shorter in width. The length remains the same. What this means for those of you who are upgrading from prior models: you will need a new cover, folio, or keyboard. I got the the space grey/black color scheme and LOVE IT. I have told many of you, in my live events, that I have moved to the iPad Mini for my reading because of weight and size. The iPad Air will likely move me back to using the iPad Air for EVERYTHING! Very impressed so far. Thanks to the Apple Business Team for ALL your hospitality and customer service this morning!
Here is a picture of the width difference between new (top) and old (bottom).

Scott Grossberg's photo.

iPad Air Further Impressions – This is incredibly lightweight and sleek. It has a smaller footprint than older models. So, in addition to being thinner (you’ve probably seen the “Hide Behind a Pencil” video), it is also about 3/4 inch shorter in width. The length remains the same. What this means for those of you who are upgrading from prior models: you will need a new cover, folio, or keyboard. I got the the space grey/black color scheme and LOVE IT. I have told many of you, in my live events, that I have moved to the iPad Mini for my reading because of weight and size. The iPad Air will likely move me back to using the iPad Air for EVERYTHING! Very impressed so far. Thanks to the Apple Business Team for ALL your hospitality and customer service this morning! – For those of you who want an iPad Air cover with keyboard flexibility/option, you might want to consider the ZAGGkeys Folio Case and Bluetooth Keyboard. It is $99.99 at BestBuy. The iPad Air fits snuggly into a snap-on cover and, most importantly for me, permits FAST and EASY removal of the iPad Air, itself. This was a challenge for me in the past with other Zagg folio keyboards and what made me change to the freestanding Zagg keyboard for the last iPad generation. This keyboard also permits you to use a variety of viewing angles.

One word of warning: this keyboard/folio adds substantial weight to the MAGICALLY lightweight iPad Air.

If you want to use the iPad Air in portrait mode (short end at the top/bottom), you can simply lean the iPad Air against the lid.

Best of all, the keyboard is LIGHTED!

My local BestBuy had these in stock TODAY. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/zagg-zaggkeys-folio-case-and-bluetooth-keyboard-for-apple-ipad-air-black/1712904.p?id=1219062285111&skuId=1712904&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=1712904&extensionType=%7Badtype%7D%3A%7Bnetwork%7D&s_kwcid=PTC%21pla%21%7Bkeyword%7D%21%7Bmatchtype%7D%21%7Badwords_producttargetid%7D%21%7Bnetwork%7D%21%7Bifmobile%3AM%7D%21%7Bcreative%7D&kpid=1712904&k_clickid=7c219e13-aa81-6489-3a02-0000506be1e7

Larger Front

iPad Air Follow-Up – The whole new look and weight of this iPad is spectacular! It also seems to respond and run apps quicker. I really like the fact that the overall size is smaller/thinner without sacrificing screen real estate. Many have written me and asked if they had to choose either the iPad Air or the iPad Mini which should it be?

Well, GET BOTH.

They both serve a different purposes for me. However, if I HAD to choose – it would now be the iPad Air to be my all-around mobile device. If all you need is something to read on and play games, then the iPad Mini might be sufficient for you. The same goes for those keynote/presenter friends of mine (as the audience won’t be able to tell the difference from the projection).

When making your decision, I would rather see you spend the money on MORE MEMORY than on the cellular version. There’s plenty of Wi-Fi around and you can always use your phone’s mobile hotspot (if you have one).

I am also really liking this new ZAGG iPad Air keyboard. It’s very responsive, thinner than other keyboards . . . black! The pseudo-leather exterior seems very durable and easy to clean. The keyboard is well lit. For those of you who’ve used ZAGG keyboards before, the upper shortcut keys are slightly in a different order but that’s easy to get used to.

OVERALL RATING: The iPad Air is a WINNER!

Let’s talk about APPS.

For those of you who want an all-around, powerful day planner for your iPad – one that combines contact, reminders, notes, and your calendar in one place AND an app that puts your reminders ON your calendar, look no further. Pocket Informant Pro is the app for you. Normally, $12.99, it is only $8.99 today. That’s a $4.00 savings.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-informant-pro/id380732176?mt=8

Publisher Link: http://webis.net/pocket-informant-pro/

How would you like to control your desktop computer from your iPad? Well, I paid money for this app and now it’s FREE. Actions for iPad is a way for you to interact with your desktop or laptop from your iPad. Normally the app is $3.99.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id564645608

Publisher Link: http://getactionsapp.com/

Finally, I was supposed to be appearing for Apple November 5 in Century City. Because of the new release of the iPad Air, Apple asked that I continue my presentation into December. I will post a new date once we coordinate something. Thanks to all of you who already indicated you would be coming to Century City for this. Don’t worry, the wait will be WORTH IT. I have lots of new stuff to share with you!

Now go out and make it a powerfully productive day! – Scott

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