Using iPad an an external monitor

While I don't have an iPad, I know some of you fine folks on here must. Just wanted to share this little article from Daniel Spreadbury at Sibelius.

http://www.sibeliusblog.com/tips/use-your-ipad-as-an-external-display-for-sibelius/
Yeah, the iPad is probably my favorite purchase I've made in years.  It's a different thing altogether- more for ";consumption"; than ";production"; but you can be creative with it in other ways.  I've learned how to use it as a wireless MIDI controller (definitely NOT easy to set up yet) and there are some good music apps.

The Air Display is worth the $10.  There's a tiny little lag with the mouse, but you can also still use your finger.  Here's the coolest part- you can carry the iPad off and still use whatever desktop/laptop program you've dragged to it.

My youngest could navigate the UI, fingerpaint, play games, etc. before he was 2 years old- it's that easy.  The battery life is awesome too- typically 12-14 hours for me.  I connect it via bluetooth to our home stereo and jam on the drum apps.  Holding the 10"; looks ";bigger"; than a large LCD TV across the room, and streams netflix... I could go on and on.  
On a slightly related note, I grabbed the Air Display one day last week and started thinking about iPad stands.  The cheapest ones I've seen run about $30.  Then I thought about a plate stand (link below)which you can get at Wal-Mart for 3.50.  Does the job well.  Holds in both landscape and portrait, even in the case I have mine in.


[img]http://198.173.226.62/plate_stand.jpg[/img]
...AND it'll match your Victorian and Rococo Era decor in your home :)

The ingenuity of the people on this forum never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps it's all because we're penny-pinching DIY'ers!
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...AND it'll match your Victorian and Rococo Era decor in your home :)

The ingenuity of the people on this forum never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps it's all because we're penny-pinching DIY'ers!
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For 3.50 I'll suffer the clashing decor.  :)

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