Great uses for older iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jent, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. jent macrumors 6502a

    jent

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    I have the original iPad and I really enjoy it. I suspect that when the fourth-generation iPad comes out next year I'll replace my first-gen one with it. Does anyone have any cool ideas for how to repurpose an old iPad for specific functions?
     
  2. Hello... macrumors 6502a

    Hello...

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    Bathroom IPad!
     
  3. TebWeb macrumors newbie

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    How about the Kitchen? Recipes, shopping list, to-do lists, streaming media while cooking. Get a wall mount for it? If you have IP cameras, you can keep them viewable on it too.
     
  4. yezza macrumors regular

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  5. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    It makes a good midnight snack when covered in cheese :D
     
  6. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Crunchy too!
     
  7. mcdj macrumors 604

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    1. Sell it while it's still relatively relevant
    2. Donate it to an inner city school
    3. Photo frame
    4. Virtual aquarium
    5. Virtual fireplace
    6. Load it up with a looping copy of Scarface and make it the ultimate coke mirror
    7. Webcam outside the door, iPad mounted inside the house; instant modern peephole
    8. Videotape a ferocious dog growling at the camera. Permanently mount iPad to your front door. Loop video. No more burglars.
    9. Small soft light surce for macro photography.
    10. Build a big plexiglass dance floor. Mount iPad underneath facing upwards. Play slideshow of pretty colors. Add another old ipad every few years. Eventually open your own disco.
     
  8. Benson11 macrumors regular

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    you can donate it for school boys.It would be a great idea.
     
  9. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just me, or is it a little early to be using a device that was $500+ just two years ago as a virtual aquarium?
     
  10. -TYLER macrumors regular

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    I completely agree, apple fanboys find no value in a item that is old, need to have the newest to be the ultimate hipster.
     
  11. BluePhoenixRa macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure he was joking about it. You see how his points got even more weirder (and awesome-er) as the numbers got up.

    And some people don't like selling their old products, so I guess if someone out there really uses an iPad as a permanent virtual aquarium, then,
    1: They have this problem, where they can't throw things out, and will often find mindless reasons to keep it. I forgot what it's called.
    2: They need help.
    3: They have too much money.
    4: They simply like to collect stuff.

    Although putting it on virtual aquarium or fireplace..is just stupid..

    Photo frame I understand..but Virtual Aquarium..? What?
     
  12. -TYLER macrumors regular

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    Hoarder.
     
  13. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    Donate it to a family, college student or child that doesn't have one. To them its still new technology, relevant and valuable. It'll make their day and as a bonus it'll make you feel good inside. :)
     
  14. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Sell it.

    Somebody who wants to provide it a good home will buy it and you will have money for your next toy.

    Or if you can afford to, give it away. Make someones day.
     
  15. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Give it to your kids/spouse/parents/grandparents :)
     
  16. ixodes macrumors 601

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  17. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I recently wiped my iPad 1 and donated it to the local children's hospital. I also gave them a $50 iTunes gift card to put some kids apps on it. Kids in the hospital need all the distractions they can get. And many of the parents can't afford to provide much.
     
  18. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    That's nobel, and a very good cause. All my old Mac stuff gets donated...Things we take for granted are gold dust to folks who can't afford them.
     
  19. AntnyMikal macrumors regular

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    I'll be using mine as a second monitor mostly. And probably for my kids around the house.
    It worked great using it with SBP as a second monitor to keep all my brushes on the iPad screen and canvas on main screen, or doing music etc.
     
  20. Roy G Biv macrumors 6502

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    Use it as a secret journal with an unbreakable passcode. Use it for affairs, planning major crimes, and school crushes. Your data will be safe!
     

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