Anyone got wheels on their iPad yet?

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  1. skippymac macrumors 6502a

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    Haha that is one of the most ridiculous things I've seen in a while!

    Still want one though! :p
     
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    Question: If you could have one of these free of charge, where in the world would you want it to be?
     
  4. griz macrumors 6502a

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    This idea makes no sense. If you buy one of these, how do you get it from place to place? Do you buy one for every location you plan to "visit"? This guy goes from work to a gallery by picking it from a list on his iPad. How is looking at a gallery image on a screen through this contraption any different than looking at images on a web page. No, $2000 device required.
    This has to be a joke. If not, someone is seriously confused about the needs that people have. Either that or they have been watching too many episodes of Big Bang Theory.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K1uj9VmCzo

    Either way, this is the last thing people need. Another excuse to sit on their backsides and wonder why they get fat and lazy.
     
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    The makers obviously are not fans of 'Doctor Who'. If it won't go up stairs, or even small curbs, it has limited use. Just ask a Dalek.
     
  6. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this! :D
     
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    This would be a great device to put into an elderly person's home if you don't live close by.
     
  8. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    An elderly person will sooner or later forget to charge it, or the iPad mounted on it.

    For $2,000 you could outfit their house with a camera security system with 2-way audio. Much better monitoring.
     
  9. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    "All senior citizens should have Life Alert."
     
  10. TedM macrumors 6502

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    omg that's so bad ass. Can you imagine how well this product will do in the telecommunications market. I mean technically people could go see museums super far away and view it from their ipad. Amazing.
     
  11. Matt8045 macrumors regular

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    Good look getting to the right museum with the new maps lol
     
  12. SandboxGeneral, Sep 28, 2012
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    Looks like a more refined version of the contraption ("virtual presence device") on The Big Bang Theory.

     
  13. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Yea like a museum could have like 10 of these and people could pay through their iPad to unlock access to it. They they could have like 2 hours with it to rome around the museum from their iPad in their own house. That would be cool.
     
  14. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    You're about 8 posts late with that joke. :D
     
  15. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

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    I need shiney ass rims for my iPad, seen any about?
     
  16. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Why is an $$$ iPad need as the head of that thing instead of a simple camera?
     
  17. Benbikeman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad isn't just acting as a camera, it's also processing the instructions from the remote end, controlling the wheels and elevating stand, etc. So you need a CPU, wifi card, etc.
     
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  19. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Daleks fly. This was implied in "The Chase" (1965), show explicitly in Revelation of the Daleks (1985) and in every subsequent appearance of the Daleks.
     

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