FridgePad looks cool

The FridgePad iPad Fridge Magnet Mount is an interesting concept.  [UPDATE: At first, I was skeptical of the magnet, but the manufacturers assure us that the device has a magnet capable of holding ten times the weight of both the iPad and mount and they have a video to prove it!  We'll have to try it in person and give it our own test!]

I have some initial concerns.  I have kids and guests running around the house opening and closing doors, including the refrigerator doors. How strong are the magnets?  Second, I like to keep my iPad in a protective case and this seems to only fit a 'naked' iPad.  Third, while there is access to the charging port, I would have to sneak it around the back of the fridge somehow without ruining the aesthetics.

Woodford Design offers a number of potential uses for the mount on their web site.  A new app, called Foodmatic would be an ideal fit as it recommends recipes based on the ingredients you have on hand.  Also, the popular Epicurious app would benefit from a kitchen-based iPad.

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But I applaud Woodford Design's efforts to bring the iPad into the kitchen.  I'm sure there are a number of high-tech kitchens that this would be a natural fit for.  Let me know if you take the plunge!


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