FrankenPad is ugly, fears fire, and awesome!
MacRumors member eTip has come up with a pretty interesting mod for his Jesus tablet that appears to have solved his iPad typing problems, albeit perhaps at the expense of the iPad’s portability and cool factor…
“So, I was sitting on the couch last night, trying to find a comfortable way to balance my iPad and BT keyboard while typing….. It’s possible, but not easy and not comfortable. Now, I COULD have a) walked into the other room to use my desktop, b) used my MacMini connected to my TV, c) pick up my hackintosh laptop sitting right next to me…..
….Nah – the iPad is my new toy so there must be a way…..
So, today (while the rest of you were Jailbreaking or working or both), I gutted an OLD, OLD, OLD laptop to make room for the iPad and BT keyboard and gave life to….FrankenPad. I primarily did this to amuse myself (I should really find a job soon), but I must admit it’s pretty usable. With a few more tweaks, I could see myself using it regularly….”
Forum reaction seems somewhat mixed, and I wouldn’t get it too close to fire, lest it go on a beserker rampage. However one unforeseen benefit to this mod is that sticking an iPad inside a 18 year old Windows laptop will likely stop anyone from stealing it. On the downside, eTip will now burn in hell for all eternity.