Working with iPad: Getting Media Onto the iPad - Duh!

This coming weekend is a long weekend here in Australia. As a matter of fact, Monday is our last holiday we will have before a loooooong stretch non-stop working days until November.
"What a sad life", I hear you thinking.
As you can guess, I really look forward for this one and started planning for my holiday and, of course, to maintain my nerdy quality, there is no way I am going to leave my new gorgeous babe at home - the iPad.

The iPad seems to be one single device that can serve *me* in many purposes. On the long trip, I could listen to music, watch some movies, read some books. On a not-so-isolate areas, I could surf the net, send some mails, tweet, or update status on Facebook. The iPad's screen size would be perfect for reviewing all the pictures I take during the trip. And if I am in the mood, I may write some journal or blog about it. All on one device! :-)
Hang a sec. There is something not quite right!
Then, it hit me hard! There is no directly route to get my media files onto the iPad. Duh!

My usual gadgets to carry around during my holiday would be:
  • iPhone w/ charger
  • my Panasonic GH1 with lenses and charger
  • Tripod, camera cleaning kits, carry case
  • Some spare memory cards and card reader
  • Lots of spare batteries
The BIG question is how I am going to get my pictures and video files from my camera or iPhone into the iPad?

As you can see from the picture, there is no direct single route to do this. Apple makes sure that if you buy one, you'll have to buy the others suite of their products. So it seems that I will also have to bring my macbook along. And the battery. And the charger. And the bag (for notebook). And the security lock. Can you imagine a guy with two wives, one kid, and one dog. Opps! Sorry, a guy with 1 wife, 2 kids, and a dog going on a trip carrying all of his gadgets along?

Why can't my iPhone transmit files to iPad?
Why can't I just put memory card from my camera to the iPad?
Why can't I connect my gadgets to the iPad via USB?
Why can't the iPad tether to the iPhone and see it as hotspot?
Why can't...

Oh, well...


Let's talk about buying the new iPhone 4. ;-)


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