Written on: 11/04/2014 by reviewkitten (295 reviews written)
I have stayed clear of Apple products as I'm not keen on being tied to iTunes but when I was given an iPad Mini as a gift I was sceptical.
Owning one is totally different to having a go on someone else's iPad Mini. You can add all your own apps and set it up how you want so I've added things like Sky Go, BBC iPlayer, Facebook and Twitter and I have to say I can see the benefit of owning one now.
This model isn't the retina display one but it still looks very nice when using it. It's fairly simple to use although iTunes is still pretty annoying and I'm not able to add music that I store on an external hard drive (as it's not there when I link up to my laptop. I'm not adding all my music to my laptop just for iTunes).
In the mornings is where I use it the most as I like to be able to stick the news on whilst getting ready for work and it was perfect when I went travelling. Stuck in an airport waiting for a transfer for seven hours I watched several films I'd downloaded on Sky Go.
The size of the Mini is perfect. Not too small and also not massive like the standard iPad which I find is too heavy to hold for long periods.