Happy Gadget Year

iPad miniHello and welcome to the last day of 2012. Have you taken our last ZimmPoll of the year yet? How would you rate 2012? 1 = Poor, 5 = Excellent Let us know what you think?

We’ll have some end of the year stats and thoughts for you as soon as we get final numbers, etc. It’s always interesting to see where we’ve been, what we’ve done, how we’ve done it.

So, you’re wondering why there’s a picture of an iPad mini on here right? That’s because I think it represents the continuing change we’re seeing in how people consume media, get news and information and stay connected socially. Mobile communications just continues to develop and evolve and that’s just as evident in the agricultural industry as anywhere else. Look at a lot of the stories we’ve done this year over on Precision Pays and you’ll find more and more companies turning to tablets and mobile apps to provide their customers with more efficient ways to do business.

I’m an Apple iOS fan even though I also own and use an Android device as well. I think the iOS platform is more stable and has more options and when it comes to tablets the iPad rules. I’ve been counseling a number of friends and family on what type of cover they should get for their new iPad or iPhone and what apps they should get. If you’ve got questions about these please post them in comments and I’ll do my best to get you an answer. BTW. I love my iPad mini. For anyone who travels a lot it has my highest recommendation. Feel free to ask me why.

So, happy gadget year and may you always have good service and wifi!

2 thoughts on “Happy Gadget Year

  1. Hi John:

    For a keyboard I use an extra Apple wireless keyboard – http://www.apple.com/keyboard/. When I want to type on my iPad at the coffee shop I just keep it in a small shoulder bag, stick my iPad in and go.

    If you want something that will travel in the same case as your iPad you might want to check out these – http://www.gadgetreview.com/2012/11/11-of-the-best-ipad-mini-keyboards-list.html. I would probably try the Belkin or Zagg.

    I am only using the Apple Smart Cover for my iPad mini – http://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/features/#video-ipad-mini-smartcover. I want as small as possible for traveling and this does it for me. I also travel with an 11″ Macbook Pro so I don’t do that much typing on my iPad. Here’s a link to another batch of covers – http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-31747_7-10014416.html.