10 unusual, silly, and plain crazy uses for the iPad
While most people use their iPads to surf the web, socialize on Facebook, or play a video game every once in a while, others come up with the most unusual uses for the tablet. Today, we bring you 10 such examples: 10 unusual uses for an iPad ranging from the clever and inventive to the plain pointless and crazy.
Have you ever come up with anything as creative as the ideas presented below? If so, do let us know by dropping a line in the comment section below. Of course, if you can think of a cool iPad hack or a modification that we should have included on our list, do not hesitate to let us know.
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Do not try the following stunt at home, unless you want to wave your iPad good bye! Just let the professionals handle that.
Many have used the iPad as a tool for music creation, but this enthusiast takes the idea to the next level. He designed his own guitar frame around an iPad, which when combined with a few other musical gizmo, can synthesize some groovy electronic tunes.
The iPad Sprocket Pocket is a creation that allows cyclists to give turn signals without using their hands. Here is how the magic happens: the iPad resides inside of a transparent protective pocket, which is sewn onto a jacket. With the help of a specially designed app, turn and stop signals are triggered by the cyclist's posture.
Many DIY enthusiasts have done this, but some companies are willing to do it for you. Pictured is an iPad installed in a Toyota Tacoma by the guys at SoundMan Car Audio.
In case you have forgotten how much Windows 95 sucked, here is how to get it on your iPad. Doing so will surely make you appreciate modern software platforms a lot more. The hack requires skills and patience, so don't attempt if you are not familiar with any of the stuff described in the video.
By strapping a pair of iPads with duct tape to his chest, Mark Rober made one of the most expensive last-moment Halloween costumes you can think of. The iPads are connected to Wi-Fi and have a FaceTime chat between them running, which makes it look as if there is a hole in the wearer's chest... kind of.
Attaching an iPad to a motorcycle doesn't sound like a good idea at all, yet apparently, someone has done it anyway. We don't think that the traffic police will be very happy with this modification, however.
We once found an image of a similar contraption only to later find out that it was just an April Fool's joke. This one, however, is real and can be purchased online. The company that offers the iPad typewriters has variants ranging from $75 DIY kits to $800 masterpieces.
The Pinball Magic accessory for the iPad looks pretty cool, but it is now pretty difficult to find. Thankfully, an alternative for the iPhone is available for $9.99. You can check it out at Brookstone.
Thankfully, this is just a ridiculous concept that never materialized. Needless to say, the iPad is a fragile device and would easily crack if a person steps on it. Don't try it for yourselves, just take our word for it.