It was only a matter of time....iHome for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by prot0type, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    What's kind of cool about it is that it kind of makes the statement that the iPad seems to really have unique functions due to its size. It just doesn't seem like one of those devices you'd put in something like this. I guess it'll work for some people, but it just seems something of iPhone/iPod size just works better in those things.

    You look at that huge iPad thing sitting there, you're instinct is to take it off there and carry it.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    Couldn't have made it uglier if they tied...

    Still, good to see the long awaited iPad docks.
  6. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    For me, I have a dock like this (iLuv) -- an old one -- for an old clickwheel iPod. I still use it, because in that room, it gives me access to my whole iTunes library on speakers. In fact, I didn't buy the iLuv for my iPod, but I actually bought the iLuv and a used iPod big enough for my iTunes library for it. I guess if it were compatible with my iPhone I might just put my iPhone in it to charge, but it's also nice to have it able to play music without my phone.

    Here, it seems to me like there's not much need for it, especially since the iPad doesn't have to do tons of charging thanks to its battery and usage profile. It might be cool if it did something more interesting on the iPad screen, though, like the docks for the Droid do. Perhaps some kind of interactive / live display or command center that showed a mix of pictures, current news headlines, previews of e-mails, a stock ticker, etc, or something like that....

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