10 unusual, silly, and plain crazy uses for the iPad

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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1. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I use mine for browsing the web, now that's special.

11. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

It's useful as a cutting board...

2. HiTz_RoCkZ

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Finally....iPad is USEFULL.....i was giving up hopes on it.....:P Just kidding.......i like their products but not more than my $2........;)

3. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

i use mine to line up my coke. i really wish they would have put gorilla glass in it so i could use a razor and not a credit card. my next tablet will have gorilla glass.

4. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I use my iPad to take pictures. Yeah just think about that image in your head. Let it sulk in and pretend it should be normal. Welcome to 2012.

7. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

The camera on my iPad might just be better than the camera on my phone. But I still feel really weird taking pictures with it.

5. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011


6. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

iPad is the mode of existence.

8. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

im going to buy an ipad, then im going to get the scale app, then im going to stand on it, and when it calls me fat and over weight im going to sue for emotional damages. yay for usefulness!!

9. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

My opinions on each "use" for an iPad: 1) Just ridiculous. 2) There's an app for that. 3) Very practical 4) Most practical 5) Amazing that they were able to do that. I've seen pics of Win 95 on a Samsung Moment before as well. 6) Ingenious. I bet that the iPad batteries lasted longer than the battery in the mobile hotspot. 7) Built-in GPS/entertainment system on a motorcycle, something that most motorcycles lack. 8) More like the typewriter is a keyboard for the iPad. 9) More like a special dock for an app. 10) I wouldn't be too surprised if they actually came out with something like this sometime in the near future.

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You forgot to mentioned Using your iPad to fry an egg

12. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

After reading yesterday's news abt. ipad being used by monkeys, I'm thinking how many of those monkeys are surfing the net and posting the articles on tech blog

13. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Windows 95 is still epic today. Windows 8 will be king.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

All useless accessories are stupid for the ipad not to mention the 200$ price camera lense.

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