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Why The Ipad 2 Makes A Great Christmas Gift

Updated on March 16, 2012
iPad 2 Makes a Great Christmas Gift
iPad 2 Makes a Great Christmas Gift

The iPad 2 makes a great Christmas gift that is well suited for almost anyone, especially for yourself, and for the tech head in your life as well.

Ever since the iPad 2 release date earlier this year, the sleek, elegant, and sexy little tablet computer has taken the world by storm, and it is the tablet computer that has set the industry standard.

iPad 2 is one of the hottest Christmas presents on the market, and you cannot go wrong on Christmas day when they open this special gift - even the box is gorgeous, just as with all of Apple's products.

If you have been thinking about buying a tablet computer for yourself for Christmas, there really is nothing else on the market that can truly compare to the iPad 2.

Remember, there is really no one else who deserves your hard earned money moreso than you, so do not feel guilty for buying this luxurious gift for yourself.

On the other hand, if there is someone in your life that you really want to impress with an unforgettable Christmas gift, the iPad 2 is just the ticket.

Hulu on iPad 2
Hulu on iPad 2

Ultra-Portable Entertainment

You can watch streaming movies on your iPad 2 in beautiful vibrant color. With this gorgeous device you can gain access to:

Watch cable on the go from other cable providers such as Cox, Time Warner, and Brighthouse Cable Networks.

You can also watch your favorite TV shows via Netflix, Blockbuster and all of the previously mentioned Cable TV services on the go with your iPad 2 as well.

Also, always remember that Hulu and YouTube are free and they have a never ending library of media from which to choose.

The next time you or your friend is stuck at the airport or riding the subway, you can have access to real entertainment.

The Kindle & Nook Do Not Compare to the iPad 2 iBook Application
The Kindle & Nook Do Not Compare to the iPad 2 iBook Application
Enjoy the Vast Library of the iBookstore
Enjoy the Vast Library of the iBookstore

Bring the Literary World to Your Fingertips in a Flash

The iBooks application on the iPad 2 will allow you to download a wide selection of ebooks, magazines, and newspapers via the iBookstore.

With this beautiful and functional device you can:

  • Change the Font and Text Size
  • Adjust the Brightness of the Screen
  • Search for Specific Words and Phrases
  • Turn Pages with Ease by Tapping or Dragging your Finger Across the Screen

The iPad 2 blows both the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook away with its sleek design features and fabulously user friendly interface.

The iBookstore will also provide you with free access to the more than 30,000 free books from Project Gutenberg.

If you have always fancied yourself as having the perfect unwritten novel locked deep inside your creative mind, you can publish your book on Smashwords and release it on the iPad 2 - all for free. J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer watch out!

Release Your Inner Rock Star

Apple's revolutionary GarageBand software application will allow you to rock out with your iPad 2.

This is the dynamic piece of software that will allow you, among many other activities, to perform the following impressive musical feats, such as:

  • Learn to Play a Multitude of Instruments, including the Guitar and Piano
  • Compose Your Own Songs
  • Create Unique iPhone Ringtones
  • Discover New Musical Artists

If you have ever had dreams of being a musician, seriously or for leisure, the iPad 2 is the perfect tool to fine tune your hidden talent.

Get Inspired with Amazing Food Apps
Get Inspired with Amazing Food Apps

Feed Your Inner Chef

The ipad 2 has hundreds of food apps to satisfy the even the most discerning foodie.

Learn to whip up delicious meals and obtain recipes ranging from quick and easy to multi-course feasts with apps like:

  • Epicurious
  • Gourmet Live
  • Weber's on the Grill
  • Urbanspoon
  • Whole Foods Cooking App
  • Better Homes & Garden App
  • Food Network's In The Kitchen App with Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, and Bobby Flay

If you are serious about wanting to learn how to become a chef, you should check out the Professional Chef App by the Culinary Institutes of America. This amazing app will allow you to:

  • View More than 100 Videos by Professional Chef Instructors
  • Zoom in on More than 700 Stunning Photos of Ingredients Kitchen Tools and Finished Dishes
  • Watch Professional Chefs Provide Restaurant Kitchen Tips

The food apps on iPad 2 will inspire and cultivate your culinary desires and allow you to be the best foodie you can be.

FaceTime Usually Seals the Deal
FaceTime Usually Seals the Deal

Connect with Loved Ones with FaceTime

FaceTime on the iPad 2 is one of the most amazing experiences you can ever have with a piece of technology.

Thanks to the addition of high quality front and rear cameras, you can have brilliantly clear video chats with loved ones who may be thousands of miles away.

The image of the person you are talking with fills up nearly the entire screen so that you can have the most realistic feeling that your loved one is in the same room with you.

With FaceTime, you never have to completely miss a loved one's birthday or special event again, the sophisticated application can give you the closest feeling to actually "being there" as possible.

FaceTime has proven to be the standout deal clincher for the iPad 2, perhaps it tips the scale for you as well. ..

Whatever strikes your fancy about the iPad 2, just remember that this powerful little device is fun, functional, and portable.

It is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving, and it will make a perfect Christmas present for you or a loved one.


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      Victor Mavedzenge 5 years ago from Oakland, California

      Thinking of getting myself one of these.A great product review Rachelle

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      shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

      Great hub! But if I bought one for myself, I'd probably stop talking to humans.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Yeah, all the ads on your hub relate! Good job Rachelle!