Apple just announced the iPad 2, which is another insanely great device. Powerful, sexy, and affordable. (Just like me.)
One of the best features has to be the Video Mirroring capability. In my line of work, we use iPads for demonstration purposes. That’s all well and good for intimate conversations, but only so many people can huddle around an iPad. Not anymore.
This Video Mirroring allows you to plug your iPad directly into the television and display the entire iPad on screen. And some initial reports suggest that this will be backwards compatible to original iPads and then others contradict that. We’ll know in the next few days. I’m sure.
Imagine how powerful Video Mirroring on iPads will be in the hands of a trained speaker in a business presentation. This is the kind of flexibility we dream about in client pitches and presentations. You want hardware that has a wow factor.
I want to present from an iPad running Keynote, rather than a Windows PC running PowerPoint. It has nothing to do with quality of presentation and everything to do with the coolness factor. iPads are cool.
On the consumer side, I sure would like to use the iPad to show photos on my television. Or better yet, stream my NetFlix movies through the iPad onto the TV. The Roku still rules the television, but the iPad has portability….and YouTube.
Even though my iPad is less than a year old, I’m already considering an iPad 2. Now that is great marketing.