Almost Genius: What the iPad Really Needs? Velcro

A new video shows how the iPad could well replace every device in your home.

iPad on wall

For anyone still thinking that the iPad is basically a glorified Kindle, think again: In this quicky video, Northern California filmmaker Jesse Rosten shows the wildly transformative effect of mounting two strips of Velcro on the back of an iPad.

Pop it on the dashboard, and it becomes an easily navigable GPS or a movie player for bored kids; throw it up on the wall, and it’s suddenly a chic digital photo frame, spewing out images of your and your sweetie. Attach it to the kitchen wall, and follow along as Jamie Oliver sears a pan full of fish steaks.

iPad in kitchen

When the iPad’s no longer beholden to the lap, it becomes clear that the device’s rich interaction design means it could well replace most any device -- digital or analog -- in your home. Who knows: an Apple-designed mounting plate could be the runaway hit of the summer -- Steve and Jonny, are you listening?

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