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« on: May 28, 2010, 07:00:07 am »

iPad + Velcro = love

Frame captured from "iPad + Velcro" by Jesse Rosten
A filmmaker and storyteller from Northern California has demonstrated how to make the iPad stick to just about any surface.
"Two of mankind's greatest inventions, together at last"  says a note that accompanies Jesse Rosten's video, which depicts the iPad mounted in various situations, thanks to a box of industrial strength Velcro fasteners.
The Velcro strips are a cheaper answer to dedicated stands, and can be used to mount the iPad in more places without having to move a stand or buy multiple ones - if you can stomach the aesthetic costs of having Velcro strips all over your house.
The video opens with a pair of hands placing two Velcro strips on the back of the iPad, above and below the Apple logo.
Next, a long strip is attached to the passenger side of a car dashboard, enabling the iPad to be mounted temporarily. As the car drives, a hand, presumably from a front-side passenger, touches the screen to adjust a map.
The iPad then gets mounted onto a wall, and works as a digital picture frame, with no unsightly power cord.
The video gets silly for a while when it shows an iPad mounted on a window being used to check The Weather Channel. The note that accompanies the video says "this is an exploration of what is possible, not necessarily what is practical."
Getting back into real-world practicality, an iPad mounted on a stove can help cooks look up recipes and learn new ways to make food.
The rest of the video heads back toward the impractical: video playback on a bedroom ceiling, and maps on a motorcycle.
People buy iPads so they don't have to squint at their iPhones anymore; moving the iPad so far away might give the arms a rest, but may also make the image unsuitably small.
Aside from the safety issues that might arise from using an iPad while driving a motorcycle, another consideration is whether you really want to wipe smooshed bugs off of your iPad.
Got any ideas for how you'd mount an iPad? Leave them in the comments below.
Here's the video:

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.
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