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    Has anyone ever rented an iPad?

    I was looking into it a few days ago. I want to be able to take just a small device..the iPad is perfect.. to interviews to show my work instead of my actual portfolio, which doesn't even fit in the largest purse I own.

    Just wondering if anyone has found it to be worth renting 1 pad for 1 or 2 days.

  • #2
    Out of curiosity - how much does it cost to rent an ipad?
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    • #3
      I requested a quote from the company advertising on here...can't remember the name. I haven't' heard back. Another site that seemed kind of shady was charging around $80 for the pad plus $130/3G for a 4 day rental. It gets more expensive from there....but if you are going to pay say... $3-400 for a rental why wouldn't you just buy one?

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      • #4
        This is the first site I found after googling "ipad rental". Prices are pretty high if you ask me...

        http://theipadrental.com/how_it_works.html

        Doesn't say which version of iPad it is either. If you are just looking for a device to show portfolios on, I would look into (can't believe I'm actually saying this) some of the Android tablets. They are much cheaper.
        http://brokenspokedesign.com

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        • #5
          That is really steep. You would be better off buying one and selling it on craigslist a week later.

          How were you thinking of displaying your portfolio on the ipad?
          Browser? Photos? Specialized App?
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          http://www.pedrospracticaljokes.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            buy it and enjoy it long-term.
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            • #7
              Buy an e-reader and put android on it for $100.

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              • #8
                Other devices that I've looked at are smaller than the iPad. And I would most likely just connect to the internet and show my work on my website..plus bring hard copies of some of the pieces. If I knew someone with one, I would just borrow theirs.

                Can't buy one right now...i just spent $2000 on a european road trip

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                • #9
                  kindle fire is really nice.

                  I think if you are going to bring an ipad in as your portfolio it needs to be something special ... not just connected to your website.

                  Maybe if you had a cool mobile version built for it ....
                  Some advice is profound, some is clever. The above post is a good example of both.
                  http://www.pedrospracticaljokes.blogspot.com/

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                  • #10
                    Yes. I thought of that as well. I'm not sure if I know how to build some cool mobile presentation. I've never even really used a pad for more than email or google maps.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MD View Post
                      That is really steep. You would be better off buying one and selling it on craigslist a week later.

                      How were you thinking of displaying your portfolio on the ipad?
                      Browser? Photos? Specialized App?
                      I don't think ipad rentals are designed for end users in mind. I used to work for a UK based digital agency and they used to have presentations on ipads for clients they used this rental company http://www.rentaltablets.co.uk to hire anything from 4 to 10 iPads at a time.

                      They're more for the business market who need to rent them for one off events. Given that APple come up with an update every year iPads can get out of date pretty quickly so it's better to rent than own.

                      IMO I wouldn't rent one personally, if I needed one really urgently for short term. I'd buy one used and sell it on, probably for the same price as well. But having said that iPad is a personal device, it's not the device itself by the customisations and apps that make it great for me.

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