It is pretty lightweight, compared to other aug. comm devices we have tried (about 1 1/2 lbs). The pictures are crystal clear and incredibly fast! Much faster than our laptop, here at home, with DSL.
We played a few animal youTube videos, which were fantastic, fast and crystal clear!
She seemed to do better, holding it in this position, but I think that the horizontal way will be better for her to see and use. I know, for sure, that we will have to have a platform to put it on her wheelchair. I have been investigating several varieties that may work...one of them was the Ram-Mount tough tray tablet holder.
I know there has been mixed reviews about the Ipad but for what we are looking for....it seems like the BEST option. No papers or PECS symbols or bulky recording devices. We are going to meet with our aug. comm therapist tomorrow to discuss putting this thing to work for her. Luckily, I made friends with the college Apple Rep, who was super nice, and he gave me his card to call them today, to be sure it was in. I called and he said they weren't busy and it was a perfect time to come down. It did get busy while we were in there but we got to play with it as long as I wanted (about an hour!). It was so much fun and I felt so guilty when we had to put it back and leave and little Faith started crying. But we can wait a few more weeks.....