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4 alternative uses for your old iPad 1

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Now that the iPad 2 is officially for sale, a lot of iPad 1 owners are thinking of getting rid of their old iPad and buy the new one. But the iPad 1 can still be put to good use. And with Apple dropping the price of their first iPad and the online marketplaces overflowing with people trying to get rid of their iPad 1, you might not always get the price you had in mind. So before you sell your old iPad online; consider this list of alternative ways to use your old iPad.
1. Kitchen iPad 
One of the many places where you’ll find an iPad is in the kitchen of people. It might be because it’s one of those places where a television might be out of reach and a laptop could just get in the way of things. But we all like to listen to music, watch the news or following recipes while we’re in the kitchen. An embedded, dedicated iPad somewhere in the kitchen could be a great solution for that. One Alan Daly mounted his iPad in a kitchen cabinet as shown in the video and picture below. If cutting up the of your kitchen cabinet is a step too far for you there is always the option of using cookbook stands to hold your iPad in the kitchen.
Uses for iPad
2. Car iPad
Another great way to give your old iPad 1 a new life is by mounting it in your car. We covered car gadgets before but with an iPad embedded in your car you can have all your satnav and media needs in one device. And with Apple’s new HDMI accessory (that also works on the iPad 1) you could even switch the view to screens in the headrests. The video below shows the complete mounting of an iPad in the dashboard.
uses for old iPad
Just like with the kitchen cabinet, if you’d rather stay away from saws and glue there are many iPad car docks available for very reasonable prices.
iPad alternative uses
3. Home automation remote 
Even though this application requires a bit more investment, the iPad can be a great starting point for some automation around your home. As you can see in the video below there are apps available to control your media, heating and lights. All from your iPad. And with dozens of (affordable) iPad frames, mounting the control on your wall gives you a very luxurious touchscreen to turn your living room in ‘relax mode’ with the appropriate lighting, heating and music with just one tap.
Alternative ways to use iPad
4. Cutting board 
If all else fails, and you find yourself in need of the most extravagant and ridiculous alternative use for your old iPad 1, this cutting board solution will surely catch some attention when you’re cooking for friends.

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