The title of this entry is a bold one. I love my ipad. I do. I know there are many options to the ipad like The Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Barnes & Noble Nook, ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700….and they seem pretty nifty also. I can’t wait to try a few of them. Ethan, my 10-year-old son, is beyond capable of mastering these devices in a few days. It’s worth having a few variations in the house with smart kids who truly will teach me how to use the electronic tools.
But this story is about my current ipad and the outside holder. The other day, I presented a pretty fabulous (if I do say so myself) presentation to the CEO of a large supermarket chain. I had to use both my laptop and ipad as part of the demonstration.
One of my partners who couldn’t make the meeting in person was SKYPE on my laptop. I placed the laptop on the chair next to me as if he was there. Very 2013.
I used my ipad for the presentation part. The all business type (translation: no small talk, no smile and get to the point ASAP) CEO took a look at my ipad holder, which I bought at Brookstone two years ago, and noticed the small shred in the fold of the holder. The conversation went like this:
CEO: Is that an Ipad 1 or 2?
Me: The ipad 2. I love it.
CEO: Did you see the holder has a shred? I like the color tho. It matches your phone case and your computer sleeve. (He looks up from his reading glasses here)
Me: Thank you for noticing that I tend to ensure my world is connected in all ways.
Meanwhile, you can imagine that I am dying because I knew my ipad holder was starting to shred and I hadn’t taken care of replacing it. A CEO who I am hoping will do a big deal with me noticed my error. I wasn’t flawless (and btw, never will be) but my accessories should be.
So.. I went to Brookstone.com and found this bag. I picked orange as I combine it with grey for all my work accessories. Paid for it, hit send and I have an affordable presentation case moving forward.
It’s important that you have a stand for your ipad if you use it for presentation purposes versus just a holder. The holder may look fabulous but if your actually holding the ipad then you can’t write anything down or use your hands. I often think I’m from Italian decent because I use my hands so much—but I’m not. I just wish I was.
And for today…That’s the bottom line.