The designer, Dominic Wilcox, said that his idea was to transform the “whizzbang iPad” into a “simple practical object that may be useful around the home, in this case a bookend.” So after you’ve splashed the cash on the big rectangular hype machine and had a go at trying eBooks or iBooks or whichever vowel goes before “book” these days, you can prop it neatly on a shelf to keep your real, archaic dusty paperbacks in order. Or maybe even keep your oblong Apple products in order.
“Hopefully the people who make the software apps will come up with something that turns the iPad from a delightful luxury item into an essential piece of equipment,” continues Wilcox. “Maybe one day we will look back and think ‘what exactly did we do before the iPad?’ or maybe we’ll think ‘Well, it made a stylish bookend.'”
Other uses we can think of for the iPad are a really crap frisbee or boomerang, shin guards for a giant, a handy ultra portable pillow, a surf board for a tiny man or a shiny shield for battle reenactment roleplay. Here are some other uses for an iPad courtesy of Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe: