Okay, I'll be honest: I always thought that I was a PC. I use a Windows laptop, I have an (old, dying, in definite need of being put kindly to rest) android phone. The only piece of Apple technology I've been faithful to so far in my life is my iPod. But, now the tides have turned.
You see, now I have an iPad mini. And I love it. I feel like everything has fallen into place. Tweeting and instagramming is no longer an awkward, desperate keysmash on my old phone or the big, ol' laptop. Instead, it's sheer joy!
I'm not going to lie - sometimes I cradle my iPad mini like a baby. Yup. My love runs deep.
I have the 16GB, white version, from Argos (which, has a wide range of iPads available on-line & in-store). It's the perfect size and weight for popping inside your handbag, or getting out in a coffee shop and not feeling like it's taking up half of your table. I sat comfortably on the train with it this weekend and whiled away a tedious journey with a few obsessive games of Beehive Bedlam (I'm totally stuck on level 19, ack). But, the main thing about being an iPad mini owner that has surprised me, is how many awesome fashion apps there are out there, and free ones at that.
Here are the three that I'm becoming inseparable from:
The ASOS app makes shopping (and pre-payday browsing & adding to your saved items) super easy. Plus, all of the ASOS trend guides and editorials are there too, for some quick inspiration before dressing in the morning.
The polyvore app has been one that has totally sucked me in. It's so much nicer to be able to use touch-screen to create collages, rather than using the web version on my PC; and browsing other people's collages on the full screen is such a visual feast.
Instagram may seem pretty obvious, but, honestly, it's probably my favourite fashion focused app. I think this may have something to do with the screen size on the iPad mini being such a perfect size for viewing insta-pics. It just feels like I'm viewing everything at its optimum level on the iPad, and means I get stuck in the #ootd and #fbloggers hash-tags for waaaay longer than I usually do!
All in all, fashion has never felt so forward!
(Written in collaboration with Argos.)