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    I'm waiting on the iPad. There are strong rumours of a 7" version around Christmas. That one I'd buy. The existing one is too big.

    For apps, one iPhone app I like is "Campwhere" and it includes state, federal, and provincial parks.
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    Gas Cubby works well. We used it on our western road trip to the rally, and Dave is still using it for his car. It tracks not only gas mileage, but maintenance/service intervals etc., and can track multiple vehicles. Here's a link showing what it's all about.

    http://www.chromeheads.org/discus/me...tml?1277812471

    The link shows it as a $7 purchase, but it is also available free in sponsored mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BACKROAD.ADV View Post
    {snip}...Apple did mention the USB capability through the Camera Connection KIt but Apple also said it would NOT accommodate external drives...{snip}
    I just tried a variety of USB devices with the iPad this morning. It seems that it WILL recognize USB and Card-based storage ONLY IF the storage device was formatted by a camera! My camera-formatted SD cards worked (with the iPad SD-card connector) and my my camera formatted Compact Flash worked in a CF>USB adapter plugged into the iPad USB connecter.

    I have also seen reports of USB keyboards being recognized by the iPad through the iPad USB connector.

    However, what DID NOT work were:
    - Passport USB disk drive
    - non-camera formatted USB Flash Drive
    - USB-based external SuperDrive

    Sorry for the correction!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    {snip}...The existing one is too big...{snip}
    Agreed, and, therefore, it's too heavy as well. The current size is great for the home/office/messenger bag but for taking on moto-trips, I'd much prefer a 3/4 version. I'd like it to be small and light enough to slip into a tank bag/map case without displacing too much.

    I'll phone Steve this afternoon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by THEO View Post
    Agreed, and, therefore, it's too heavy as well. The current size is great for the home/office/messenger bag but for taking on moto-trips, I'd much prefer a 3/4 version. I'd like it to be small and light enough to slip into a tank bag/map case without displacing too much.

    I'll phone Steve this afternoon!

    My iPad is the perfect size! It fits in tank bag and is wonderful to have on any trip long or short.

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    I'd add one app, that is great for finding new places to ride. It uses your present location, or a place you want to find out about, to obtain information on rides submitted by other riders. You can look at the trip on google maps once you select something you might be interested in taking. I travel a lot, and have found many, many trips I want to take that I would have most likely never found if not for this app.

    It's called "Greatest Road". If it's not free, it's very cheap in price, rich in substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadmanor View Post
    My iPad is the perfect size! It fits in tank bag and is wonderful to have on any trip long or short.
    Yeah. Mine will fit in my BMW tank bag ok. But I'd really like to lock it in the glove box...
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    i am waiting for more ubiquitous 4G and the incorporation of telephony features into the iPad.

    that, and some form of connection that will let me plot a route on the iPad and transfer it to the GPS.

    nice form factor, really slick UI, just seems like a pretty frivolous device at this point in its dev.

    a netbook is more appropriate and cheaper. i wish the Mac Air didn't cost so freakin' much.

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    Some of my favorite Apps for Moto travel...
    Nearest
    Weather Bug
    Killboy
    Urbanspoon
    Searchit
    3D Bookshelf
    Best Western
    Hampton Inn
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    Quote Originally Posted by perryl99 View Post
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    It's called "Greatest Road"...
    1+ Good app !
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    any recent updates?

    i was searching the forum for "apps" and came upon this thread, but it's four years old almost. iphone ubiquity has increased since then, and i'm guessing there's some good new apps as will.

    i just got an iphone (my first smartphone) and wanted to find useful apps for travelling by motorcycle. anything airhead-specific too would be cool.

    thanks in advance,

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    I find Radar Now (Weather radar) very useful
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    On my iPod Touch Gen 4, I use.....
    Mapquest
    H-D Maps
    Greatest Road
    Michigan Roadtrips
    Mad Maps
    Herma USA Atlas ($10)
    Various music and radio app....

    Always looking for more.
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    Pirelli Diablo Super Biker for Android is a fun app that records your speed, lean angle and location as you ride. It can then chart the data along with Google satellite views of your route. Offers a road mode and a track mode. I'm not sure if there is a comparable Apple version.
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    I have been travelling with only an iPad for three years now but got a Christmas present of an iPad Mini and it really is the perfect size for any tank bag. I have now synched all of my Apps to it. I do have a Canadian SIM for Mobility along with WiFi and would consider buying an American SIM if I really needed a lot of data in a remote location but will monitor data usage while away from WiFi before doing so. The iPad Mini for me is the absolute perfect size for size versus readability.
    Ken
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