Who needs a portable DVD player when you have an iPad?

Summary:The iPad is a great productivity tool, and also the ultimate pacifier.

I am writing this post on my iPhone while on vacation. After not being able to find anything on television for the kids to watch, I remembered that I had ripped a copy of Ice Age 3 on my iPad for testing a while back. Thanks to the wonders of Apple's iPad case, the iPad is now serving as the ultimate portable DVD player, and I am able to write this while sitting on the couch.

The only drawback is that the audio is a bit low. I am not sure if it's the iPad's fault or if I ripped the movie with a low audio level. Regardless, the kids haven't complained so life is good.

A friend had suggested that I bring the iPad instead of a laptop so that I wouldn't be tempted to go into full work mode while away. I am glad I followed his advice since it's already proving more useful than I had anticipated.

Topics: iPad, Hardware, Mobility


With more than fifteen years of mobile, Internet and wireless experience, Joel specializes in taking existing brands, technologies and services into the mobile and wireless space. Joel is currently the Vice President of Strategy Integration for Mobiquity, an enterprise-class mobile solutions provider. Prior to Mobiquity, Evans was Managin... Full Bio

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