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iPad Summertime Tip: Landscape Viewing Only if You Wear Polarized Sunglasses

Here’s a summer time tip for iPad owners: If you have an iPad and wear sunglasses with polarized lenses, you should only look at your iPad in landscape mode with your sunglasses on. Smartphones like the iPhone and Nexus One have displayes polarized at 45-degrees. However, for some reason the iPad’s screen appears to be polarized vertically (in relation to its portrait orientation). So, if you have polarized sunglasses lenses like mine with horizontal polarization, you won’t be able to see the iPad’s display in portrait mode.

So, if you look at your iPad with polarized sunglasses, be sure to look at it in landscape mode.

Check out my video demo above. This is one of those things that is easier to show than explain.