iPads with Cold Backs?

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  1. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Cold backs. Add that to your list of things to look for when you're buying a tablet.

    Obviously one of the first things to inspect when you're looking for a tablet are it's specs, but when I go shopping for tablets, I look for the ones with the cold backs.

    Cold backs prevent your hands from slipping. iPads and other tabs tend to get warm.

    warm > perspiration > slippage > broken iPad

    Have we heard any plans on tablets with cold backs? What precautions have they taken to make the iPad some degree cooler?
     
  2. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I've never once felt my iPad become even slightly warmer than room temperature, nor I have ever had any trouble gripping it. I think you are insane.

    Cold > Condensation > Slippery/Fried Electrical Components > Broken iPad
     
  3. Emoo macrumors regular

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    For me, I'm more likely to drop an iThing if it's cold. Too smooth and not enough friction. When I use my mother's iPad, I never notice it being particularly extreme to either side of the thermometer. o_O
     
  4. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It would never get cold enough to produce condensation. The back would theoretically be made out of a material that keeps it about 1 degree cooler- which makes a big difference. If a tablet gets warm, there's no way you could hold it properly with how thin it is.

    I like using the iPhone and iPad while it's cold, sometimes I put them in the freezer.
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    You should seek help as soon as possible!:eek:
     
  6. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I think I have to go along with you on this one.

    In the freezer!!??:eek:
     
  7. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad has never gotten the slightest bit warm.

    Are you sure it's your iPad and not your hands??
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    because that won't cause condensation...
     
  9. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    People do it all the time.

    It comes from the folk tale: that if you put your iPhone in the freezer, the Wi-Fi signal would improve...

    So people started putting their iPhones in he freezer (which was okay because Apple specs say that they can survive that temperature- and they can)

    But then people started started liking the feel of it- and now here we are, talking about Cold Backs.

    In other parts of the world, they sell them out of freezers.
     

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  10. dell who? macrumors member

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    This is obviously a joke. Nice try though. If you would have left out the freezer comment people might have believed you.
     
  11. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The only reason I put it in the freezer is because Apple tablets and phones don't have cold backs- well, not cold enough. The metal band helps, that's cold.

    But some tablet manufacturers have taken this precaution.

    The Acer tablets do.
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    I prefer hot backs because then the metal will melt and conform to the shape of my hands.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no, the metal band is not "cold".
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Oh, well...great idea then.

    Yup...go to it.

    No problem.

    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  15. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you leave your phone sitting out for a while, and later you go to grab it, the metal part will be cooler than the glass part.
     
  16. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Does your iPad or iPhone pick up any fridge odors or do you use baking soda to control this. That would be my worry but i am going to try it tonight!:rolleyes:

    How do you hear your phone ring in the icebox?:confused:
     
  17. iWantThat macrumors member

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    How has the OP not been banned yet? All he does is troll/start useless threads on this board.
     
  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    No, it won't. They will be at the same temp. That "cool" feeling is due to the metal being a better conductor of heat.
     
  19. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    I just picture the OP grocery shopping and hanging out in the frozen foods isle for 15 minutes while his iPhone cools off next to the ice cream cakes.
     
  20. Emoo macrumors regular

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    That's got more to do with conductivity of heat through different materials though.

    http://www.ehow.com/info_8507686_marble-cold.html
     
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    If you feel a member is trolling, please feel free to report those posts.
     
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    Of course he's trolling, but I think it's pretty humorous and benevolent.
     
  24. Emoo macrumors regular

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    Benevolent meaning charitable and kind? Or benign meaning harmless? :p
     
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    There is better. There is a GREAT cat thread in the iPhone Forum!
     

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