iPad 2 with Smartcover is now the Fridge's best friend!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gosabres1984, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. PadJunkie macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011

    Hee hee, that's pretty neat. Is this something you'd actually do, or is it just for the gag? Looks a little dicey to me.... :)
  2. ohla313 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    *waits for "iPad fell off fridge, now shattered screen" thread*
  3. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    That is so cool. Actually one of the first things I thought about when I found out it had magnets. Mine hasn't shipped yet though. :(
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Agreed, this is a horrible idea. It's probably already broken.
  5. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
  6. war eagle macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    You guys need to relax. He probably just did it as a joke. I doubt he is just going to leave his friggin iPad attached to the fridge. Loosen up geez.
  7. gosabres1984 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Seriously right? Not to mention it's not even my picture, it's some picture I found on the net.
  8. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
  9. erratikmind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    S.F./Las Vegas
    Regardless of whom's iPad that is, that is not a very prudent idea. Squaretrade, anyone? :p
  10. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    iPad 2 Smart Cover + Car = external tv anyone???
  11. gwen1o macrumors member


    Mar 11, 2011
    Yes, please! I definitely want to see this picture:eek:,

  12. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    You'd have to be a complete dumbass to actually use your iPad like that.
  13. PadJunkie macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011
    This is in fact a really good idea

    I actually think this is pretty close to being practical. You need an extra piece to give the iPad some vertical support, but that piece would be small, and you could leave it stuck to the refrigerator all the time.

    The smart cover should do a pretty good job of keeping the top edge of the iPad snug against the refrigerator. And if the support below has a small lip, the iPad shouldn't slide out there, either. The smart cover is also strong enough to keep the iPad from sliding horizontally.

    Here's an illustration of what I had in mind. The smart cover isn't shown, but it would be there as illustrated in the OP.


    The support bar would have its own magnets (such as these) to make it stick to the fridge. (These magnets are VERY strong - five of them should be more than enough to hold up an iPad.)

    You can see a more detailed plan here. It's really just a stick of wood with one rabbet and some holes drilled in it for the magnets.

    Months from now, when I finally get my hands on an iPad 2, I think I'll build one of these... :)

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