There are more and more iPads are popping up at the office. Three of us have kids who are addicted to Godfinger. Me? I love surfing on the couch and playing games like Rush Hour and TanZen. Despite the popularity of the iPad at work, I’ve been reading a lot of critical articles and blog posts about the iPad, esp. as a reading device.
So I decided it was time for a face-off between the iPad and the Kindle. I invited my friend Eileen to come over to the house with her Kindle. Eileen would represent the Kindle while my 5 year-old would represent the iPad. Here’s the face-off video where I play host and ask the co-stars to compare the iPad vs. the Kindle in terms of: e-bookstore experience, screen size and display, resolution, page turning and search. See for yourself and be the judge. Who do you think won this face-off?
This homemade video brings home the point that with the Web and social sharing sites, everyone’s a critic, a moviemaker, or a citizen journalist. Despite a legion of tech writers reviewing the iPad, I felt compelled to create my own iPad review. And now I’ll reach out to my network of friends, clients, colleagues and followers on Facebook, Twitter, blog and e-mail to share my video, get their feedback and try to influence their thinking about these devices.
How about you? Are you publishing your own content to social networking and sharing sites? What’s your take on the iPad and have you decided to get one?