We got my sister-in-law an iPad for mother’s day. She needed something that would be able to access all her computer needs, but small enough to be able to pack into a diaper bag and talk to the cell network when she’s at the karate class with her daughter.

But I had a deeper ploy in there as well: Facetime.

Facetime is Apple’s video conferencing system that works on the iOS devices. The beauty isn’t that it’s Apple or that it’s video conferencing. The beauty is how simple it is to use.

Chatting with her and the kids made it worth while. Alaina was a bit spooked at first, but quickly got the jist of how things were working.

Then, an hour later, my mom Facetimes with her new iPod touch.

Win.

Epic win.

Simple to use and tends to work. That’s what I like.