The iPad + Velcro = The Ultimate Electronic? (Video)


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What do you get when you combine the iPad with two strips of Velcro? Apparently, the ultimate device-killer. Northern California filmmaker Jesse Rosten put together a video showing how mounting an iPad on two strips of Velcro could mean the ability to ditch the majority of electronics in your home. Well...within reason. Check out some funny and creative uses for the iPad, made all the easier with the addition of Velcro

Fast Company writes, "Pop it on the dashboard, and it becomes an easily navigable GPS or a movie player for bored kids; throw it up on the wall, and it's suddenly a chic digital photo frame, spewing out images of your and your sweetie. Attach it to the kitchen wall, and follow along as Jamie Oliver sears a pan full of fish steaks."

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

The ability to mount it on a wall means a mobile TV, home energy management system, wall-mounted cook book instruction player, a laptop for web surfing...the possibilities really do seem limitless.

Ah... but can it blend? Well, it can be blended, but it can't be the blender. It's not the replace-all device for every electronic do-dad, but the Velcro certainly makes it handier as it does what it was built to do. If you sit down and think about it, how many of your electronics, books and other things could you ditch with the iPad? Unfortunately, probably not much at this point. The device is an addition-to gadget, rather than an instead-of gadget for the majority of users. But hopefully we can one day use it to replace a pile of other devices from laptops and remote controls, to books and alarm clocks.

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