Many owners take iPads to bedroom, survey says
A recent survey found that iPad owners use their tablets in the bedroom more than anywhere else. If the folks who fit that pattern are any indication, it's not remotely about any risque business.
"It's just a lot easier to get cozy in bed with the iPad," said Joe Alvarado of Minneapolis. Do tell. "It's really convenient for searching the Web, reading newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, all that stuff."
Mari Beth Ross of Hugo, Minn., said she "will do some shopping, catch up with people through social media and catch up on the news. I find myself winding down using it."
Alvarado and Ross fit in with the 68 percent of respondents who told pollsters from the interactive marketing agency Rosetta that the bedroom got more regular tablet usage than any other space, indoors or out. The living room was second at 63 percent, with "on the go" at 45 percent.
The Rosetta respondents strongly preferred reading publications on a tablet rather than a computer screen or smartphone. So do Alvarado and Ross, who agreed that lugging a laptop into bed was entirely too unwieldy.
Convenience is a factor, as well. "It's sitting in the charger right on my nightstand," Alvarado said, "so it's easy to flip open that cover and go at it."
Ross' iPad "sits on my bed stand. It doesn't really move around the house."