Dot Com Pho – Apple iPad 2 Edition

While the Vancouver crew went to some Turkish restaurant, the Seattle crew stuck with the tried and trued Pho Thanh Vi for the iPad 2 edition of Dot Com Pho. We wanted to film, edit and upload the pho video using the iPad 2 but the tablet’s video quality is pretty sucky. As a result, only part of the episode has iPad 2 footage. You should be able to instantly tell which parts were iPad and which parts were Canon HFS 100.

For the iPad 2 edition of Dot Com Pho, we have reading between the lines, the new Pho Thanh Vi menu, the gadget of the week (guess what that is?) and giving the five fingers gesture. Anyone is welcome to join us for Dot Com Pho. Follow me on Twitter to find the time and location of the next one.

Dot Com Pho Vancouver: Big Turk Edition

Normally, the crew head out for Vietnamese noodles. This week, on the recommendation of Stephen Fung, they try some halal cuisine at a Turkish restaurant in Burnaby. Stephen also discovers a new musical instrument in this week’s video.


80 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Apple iPad 2 Edition”

  1. Free Serial says:

    ipad2… this is my dream!

    1. John Chow says:

      I do wish you will dream bigger in the future.

      1. Design Flyer says:

        yeah… surely
        dreams should be much bigger..

        1. dream big as much as you can … And start working on that.

          If you will be able to achieve 10% of it than you wont regret.

      2. Free Serial says:

        iam poor blogger

        1. Abhik says:

          Then try to be a rich one..!!

          1. the good answer!! To the point!!

        2. Not about that… you just should have a great source of motivation, not just an ipad lol

          1. quite agree with you.

            Right motivation will help you to reach your goal easily.

          2. Abhik says:

            Motivation works halfway.. You’ll also need some dedication and hardwork.

      3. Allen Walker says:

        Ha ha. 😀

        Dream of the iPad 3. 😉

        1. you got great sense of humour my friend.

        2. Abhik says:

          Yeah!!
          Certainly this dream is bigger than dreaming of iPad 2.LOL!!

          On a second thought, iPad 1 is bigger than iPad 2, if that tradition continues, iPad 2 will be bigger than iPad 3. So, he will need a smaller dream to fit iPad 3.

      4. d3so says:

        I assume that you’ll be having a giveaway soon?

    2. I hope your dream is bigger than and iPad 2. Mine is an iPad 3…and a million bucks.

      1. Just think about million or billion dollars and ipad 2 or 3 or 4 will come automatically.

        1. A billion… why not right? lol

  2. Design Flyer says:

    Turkish food is good I can bet it.

    1. Turkish food is very good and everybody really enjoyed the lavash bread.

      1. To have a closer look at Turkish food and the restaurant the Vancouver Dot Com Pho took place in you can watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kaebj4B-lY

        Some of us tried the yogurt salty drink. It’s interesting to see the reaction to it.

        1. Design Flyer says:

          Thanks for sharing the video.. its good

        2. that yogurt salty drink is quite good for your health. One glass of such drink can keep you fit.

          Try this …. Believe me.

      2. d3so says:

        I don’t think I’ve ever had turkish food before.

        1. but food is looking really delicious …

          Would love to try it.

  3. Ipad2 looks really cool, wish they could make it smalla’.

    1. Abhik says:

      Not sure about the height and width, but this one is definitely thinner.

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      there are a good number of iPad alternatives in the seven inch range like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Viewsonic Viewpad7.

      1. John Chow says:

        Yes, a good number of alternatives but none of them are good. 🙂

        1. Design Flyer says:

          Yeah.. not even closer to iPad

        2. They may not be good but they are being promoted quite heavily, especially in Europe. Aside from imitations of iPad I also read an article about a Samsung product trying to outdo Mcbook Air just two days ago on an European website and they were saying it’s even thinner and of course cheaper.

          Every other company seems to want to beat Apple but since they are measuring themselves against Apple instead of blazing the new trail they obviously aren’t in the same league

        3. Stephen says:

          Lot of people BELIEVE joining a cult is good too. But no one believes a cult is a good thing.

          1. John Chow says:

            And some people believe that Blackberry will make a comeback but we all know better. 🙂

        4. Lakhyajyoti says:

          What about Motorola Xoom, John?

          1. John Chow says:

            Good potential but not ready for prime time.

        5. If you have used ipad than believe me you wont like anything.

          Though I am waiting for blackberry playbook.

          1. same like me, I’m waiting for the playbook.

        6. A friend of mine bought one of those alternatives and I managed to try it and I was like… man… why did you buy this… I’d rather wait one more month and save the money to get myself an iPad, really..

      2. Abhik says:

        My bet is Samsung Galaxy Tab. It’s way cheaper and full of features.

        1. Cheaper ? Do not think so Abhikk.

          Check the price once again.

          1. Apart from that, cheap can also mean expensive sometimes… I bet you get me..

          2. Abhik says:

            ouch!!!
            That hurts.. I got confused with the price of one of those Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phones.

    3. inspirator says:

      Yes, it would be cool if it was the same size as the ipod touch and if you could use it as a phone 🙂

    4. If they made it smaller the screen wouldn’t be as big, why would you want that?

  4. Pho is my favorite Vietnamese food. It looks delicious with iPad. 🙂

    1. Are you going to have a bite of iPad with the Pho or just have an extra portion of noodles as you admire the product?

      1. PPC Ian says:

        Haha! Good one! 🙂 That iPad 2 sure does look delicious! I guess I’m going to stick with my iPad 1 for a while since I only got it about 6 months ago and there’s a backlog/wait right now, but I’m definitely tempted!

  5. Tilen says:

    looks nice 🙂

  6. God… should I say the menu looks TOO MUCH fancy? (talking about its cover) lol

    Really enjoyed the video.. Thanks John!

  7. fas says:

    Cant wait to see the 5 finger gesture trick.

  8. PPC Ian says:

    Awesome stuff! It’s cool how you filmed the entire episode with the iPad 2. 🙂

    1. John Chow says:

      Only part of it was filmed using the iPad. The rest was from the Canon HFS 100.

  9. WTF says:

    I haven’t even got an iPad yet and iPad 2 is already here.. jeez! Food looks great btw 😉

  10. Video looks really good on ipad 2, wish i have one 🙂

  11. I hear people are pretty pissed that the price isn’t any lower. That is kind of interesting since most upgrades, such as the new iPhone, are usually cheaper and have better features.

    1. John Chow says:

      If they are pissed, the lineups and soon to be released sale figure won’t reflect it!

  12. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Ipad 2 will not launch in india very soon and I can’t wait.Planning to buy it from grey market.

    1. Do you really think that you will be able to use ipad at full in India.

      I have doubt for that.

  13. sneha says:

    iIpad is the best one i can suggest because it can be used at anywhere and easy to operate

    1. you will get many less applications and magazines which is related to India.

      ipad 1 is still new for India and you are talking about ipad 2.

  14. Christina says:

    I am looking to buy the ipad 2 its look cool on net hope to see it live on my hand

    1. design flyer says:

      Hope you get it soon in your hands.

    2. jayrweblog says:

      hey.. were quite both the same.

  15. I love that 5 finger gesture.

  16. Can’t wait to get my Ipad!

  17. I still find it really hard to get my head around the fact that people want this new machine soooo badly that the company sells out in one day – sure it seems like it has a lot of features, but will your life be any better or worse if you waited for say another month for your order?

    hehe, I guess some people have to be number one – the first at something, lol.

    Peter

  18. Well, the apple iPad 2 edition is widely expected to be released in April, is this true.

  19. Greg says:

    Hi John,

    Nice phone but not my favourite
    That was won my the Nokia N8.Far more applications and cheaper to run

    Greg

    1. design flyer says:

      Its about iPad 2, Nokia N8 comes in different class

      1. Fazal Mayar says:

        nokia phones are very good and as well as sony ericssons ones but nothing obviously beats the iphones, screw the blackberry!

  20. christina says:

    may collection of colours are available in this ipad would like buy them and keep on changing my ipad

    1. Fazal Mayar says:

      haha dude… i hope you get a reply. Anyways, kabob is awesome. If you guys have the opporutunity to eat kebab you should do it. But ground beef for kebab is way better then just steak.

  21. anitha says:

    different color variation will looks nice to use

  22. jasmine says:

    wow, i just stunned because of that ipad.

  23. different colors of using will attract a lot to others

  24. future and dream of mine , ipad 2.

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