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  • Introducing The FridgePad: A Refrigerator Mount for Your iPad



    Talk about a "cool" place to use the iPad.

    Lots of things have been tacked onto (or built into) refrigerators - from calendars and photos to report cards and even televisions. But Woodford Design will soon launch (through Amazon) something called the "FridgePad." You guessed it. The iPad may very well be the next commonplace household item to get pinned to the fridge.

    Profiled this week by Wired, the UK design company behind the iPad fridge-mount called their brainchild "an accessory to make the iPad work better for you. This really is one of those products that once you have tried it you'll love it." While it may be somewhat unorthodox relative to other refrigerator magnets you've used in the past, the FridgePad helps people enjoy their iPad in the kitchen - which, apparently, is quiet a popular place to use the device.

    Essentially, the magnetic frame (derived from good old fashioned aluminum ) secures the iPad with four plastic corner clips. Once pinned to the refrigerator, you can use the iPad to watch a movie, play music, or do just about anything that doesn't require you to routinely touch the screen. After all, it's kind of hard to eat breakfast or clean the kitchen when you have to constantly be at arms length from the fridge.

    Unfortunately, there isn't an exact launch date scheduled for the FridgePad's release, but Wired says it will run you about $78 and most likely ship this fall from Amazon. Of course, if you're so excited about the launch of this iPad fridge magnet that you won't sleep until Amazon ships your order, you can sign up for email alerts from Woodford Design to "get the latest news and keep up to date on availability."

    Woodford Design
    Wired
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Introducing The FridgePad: A Refrigerator Mount for Your iPad started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. Vandale's Avatar
      Vandale -
      What else will they come up with wow..
    1. volcomc's Avatar
      volcomc -
      Messany, you suck.
    1. thekid05's Avatar
      thekid05 -
      It's kinda like one of these things u get for Christmas...that you didn't ask for but it's another present so...what the hell. Lol
    1. rampagebegins's Avatar
      rampagebegins -
      Messany. Just stop.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      I wonder if any of the magnets would tamper with anything on the Ipad?
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      useless!
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      $78. I can see a lot of better things to spend $78 on.

      Quote Originally Posted by macsoldier View Post
      I wonder if any of the magnets would tamper with anything on the Ipad?
      There's no moving parts, so no. Unless they introduce a compass which would "change everything, again" on the next iPad.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I almost thought that you put the iPad in the refrigerator.

      Well, this item isn't for me.
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      iPad $599, Fridge Crap $79 or Digital Picture Frame $50 .... Whats next magnetic fridge mount for the iPhone?

      Maybe just tape an old lap top to your fridge !!!
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Omg! I been waiting for something like this because I am fat so I spend alot of time at the fridge looking for beer and food this makes life so much easier!!!!!!

      Wow really maybe they will come out with a ceiling mount that way I can watch my iPad screen 7 feet above my head like a 40 inch tv
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      useless garbage!
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      So, useless.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      useless like an ip4 on tmobile
    1. idigipunk's Avatar
      idigipunk -
      $78 for some aluminum and magnets! No thanks!!
    1. disenchanted's Avatar
      disenchanted -
      About as useful as a chocolate teapot...
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      make freezer now, so u can have complete garbage
    1. Bassface's Avatar
      Bassface -
      I have a new invention! It's called the MagnaMount, and it lets you mount your iPad on the back of your car!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Ummm ok this is just stupid! If it read the content of what was in the fridge and made a shopping list (app of course) then I can see having an iPad on the fridge. Other than that pretty dumb IMO.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bassface View Post
      I have a new invention! It's called the MagnaMount, and it lets you mount your iPad on the back of your car!
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      The only practical use would be for looking @ recipes online whilst you are preparing a meal...other than that, nothing!