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Why Your Grandparents Need an iPad Over a Personal Computer

27th Nov 2018

Why Your Grandparents Need an iPad Over a Personal Computer

At some point, we’ve all had a love/hate relationship with technology. When it works, it’s amazing, and we can’t imagine ever having gone without a cell phone, Internet, or GPS. However, when the Internet goes down in a storm, your cell phone is out of range of a cell tower, or your GPS takes you the route with toll roads instead of the free route, frustration sets in, and a baseball bat to your electronic device becomes a good idea.

This is the experience of the average American who grew up with technology. Imagine, however, an older adult who remembers JFK’s assassination, Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon, and that Watergate scandal that resulted in President Nixon’s resignation as President of the United States. To these seniors, technology and electronic devices might as well be aliens. They speak a different language; they act strangely; sometimes you need a code to communicate with them; and the idea that a little object holds more information that the world put together is unfathomable. Hence, trying to learn and operate a personal computer is a steep learning curve, one many seniors either forgo entirely, or learn just enough to do the most basic of commands, such as take a photo or type an email.

Zugu Case understands the leaps and bounds in technology. Currently, we are working feverishly to get the new Muse Case for the iPad Pro 11 in and the iPad pro 12.9 in on the market in time for Christmas. This is due to the innovative pencil Apple has incorporated into its new iPad models.

Zugu Case recommends seniors and those who struggle with technology should purchase an iPad instead of a personal computer. Simpler to work and with fewer functions, the iPad Pro is the better choice. Below are reasons why an iPad is the superior choice over a personal computer for your grandparents.


  • Easier to learn. With fewer features and less buttons, the iPad Pro is inherently easier to learn. Most seniors get confused by all the functions they don’t need and would never use. With a touch screen, seniors who are visual learners can navigate most functions with just a touch.
  • Easier to use. If your grandparents own an iPhone, then an iPad will be second nature to them. Set up similarly, the iPad interface is intuitive, and most people can leap right into it with ease. Apple doesn't clutter the main screen with complicated widgets and other features. Moving between screens is just a swipe from right-to-left or left-to-right, and with only one physical button on the front of the iPad — the Home button — your grandparents can’t possibly mess anything up — a big concern of those who don’t know how to use things.
  • Portability. Most people love iPads because they are so portable, and the new 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 weighs in at a measly 1.39 pounds (compared to the average laptop that weighs 5 pounds and the average desktop that weighs 30 pounds on average) and the 11 in iPad Pro weighs 1.03 pounds. This is easy to slip in your grandmother’s purse. It’s also easy to hold in your hand, and you don’t get tired. And if the phone rings, you can take your iPad with you to answer it.
  • Readability. The 2018 iPad Pro models contain top-of-the line screen technology with liquid retina displays, LED backlighting, 264 pixels per inch (ppi), wide color and true tone display, and ProMotion technology. This makes the screen easy to read and watch. If your grandparents are big readers, the iPad Pro iBooks app is one of the best e-readers on the market with an amazing interface that flips pages like a real book. Also compatible with Amazon Kindle and books set up for Barnes and Noble Nook books. Laptops, in comparison, are awkward since the keyboard juts out, making reading for over 20 minutes uncomfortable, especially if you’re reading in bed with a cat on your lap who constantly tries to push the laptop off.
  • GPS capabilities. If you’ve ever tried to navigate with your phone, you know it can be annoying. The screen is small and you constantly have to check it. With an iPad and cellular data support, your iPad can become your GPS unit. This is an important feature for seniors who may have trouble seeing smaller letters and numbers on a phone. Plus, the iPad GPS can provide hands-free, turn-by-turn navigation. Getting lost is something some seniors fear. With the iPad, your grandparents will stay on course.

Zugu Case, the maker of the new Muse Cases for the 2018 iPad Pro models, believes the iPad Pros are perfect for your grandparents. They are small, light-weight, and have all the functions your grandparents are likely to use without being overwhelmed by the functions of a personal computer or laptop. Being smaller, your grandparents are likely to be less intimidated by an iPad and be more likely to use it. They can take it to their favorite coffee shop, pull up the book they are reading, and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing afternoon. An iPad is perfect for your grandparents. Consider buying them one for Christmas today.

And, of course, your grandparents are going to need the best protective iPad covers for their brand-new iPad to withstand falls, spills, bumps, bangs, and bouncing around in carry bags. Our new Muse Case for the 2018 iPad Pro 11 in and 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 will be available to ship before December 18th and can be pre-ordered now from Amazon. We’ve incorporated the new wireless Apple Pencil to charge wirelessly on the top side of the case, while being stored in the back protective elastic pocket.

Zugu Case prides itself on our innovative products and offers free US shipping, 30-day risk free trial period, and a one-year warranty on all of our products. Zugu Case iPad Pro covers will make a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season. Order yours today!