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07-30-2010, 09:34 AM #1
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 $78 and most likely ship this fall from Amazon. Of course, if you're so excited about the launch of this iPad fridge magnet that you won't sleep until Amazon ships your order, you can sign up for email alerts from Woodford Design to "get the latest news and keep up to date on availability."
07-30-2010, 09:37 AM #2
What else will they come up with wow..
07-30-2010, 09:38 AM #3
07-30-2010, 09:44 AM #4
It's kinda like one of these things u get for Christmas...that you didn't ask for but it's another present so...what the hell. Lol
07-30-2010, 09:45 AM #5
07-30-2010, 09:48 AM #6
I wonder if any of the magnets would tamper with anything on the Ipad?
07-30-2010, 09:55 AM #7
useless!I am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
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07-30-2010, 10:07 AM #8
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07-31-2010, 09:10 AM #9Originally Posted by adp;
I've a Marware Eco-Vue and cut the magnets out of it. Sure, I've got a floppy flip stand, but at least I can use my compass.
07-31-2010, 11:35 AM #10
07-31-2010, 12:11 PM #11
True magnetic shielding can only be created by completely enclosing an object in multiple layers of thick, magnetically permeable material. This would, of course, completely nullify the usability of the iPad, as you wouldn't be able to access it. And it would probably then weigh more than the refrigerator that you're trying to mount it on, and wouldn't fit in the mounting clips of the FridgePad...
Nope, iPads and magnets shouldn't mix. Putting magnets into products with compasses is a Dumb Idea (tm).
(FWIW, although there was an immediate improvement, it took my iPad several hours to restore the compass to normal working order after I cut the magnets out of my Eco-Vue.)
07-31-2010, 09:33 PM #12
07-30-2010, 10:15 AM #13
I almost thought that you put the iPad in the refrigerator.
Well, this item isn't for me.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
07-30-2010, 10:17 AM #14
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 !!!
07-30-2010, 10:19 AM #15
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
07-30-2010, 10:26 AM #16
07-30-2010, 10:27 AM #17
So, useless."The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear"
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07-30-2010, 10:28 AM #18
07-30-2010, 10:29 AM #19
$78 for some aluminum and magnets! No thanks!!
07-30-2010, 10:35 AM #20
About as useful as a chocolate teapot...