An Ipad Mini has joined the overland journey at Laptop Junction. Have a look for a first impression of this nifty device.
Ipad Mini Travel Gear - The Smart Cover
Connected through the charger cable to the USB port of the DELL D610 Latitide laptop. First disappointment, the Ipad Mini doesn't charge on with standard USB port - which is a total shame.
Nonetheless, the first impression of the Ipad Mini is pretty good. Here's its seated in the original box with a smart cover. From start this is the favorite working position - much more stable than without the box.
This is how it looks on the table using the smart cover as a stand. It attaches to the Ipad Mini through a magnetic strip.
In a dusty / sandy environment using the Ipad a protective cover is highly recommend. The back side scratches easily, same as for sand particles on the screen. The smart cover pictured above is better for cleaner office / home environments.
Upcoming tests will be with the 3G nano simcard and a better protective cover in aggressive travel conditions.
Here's the same Ipad Mini in a Travel Case Book.