7 Ridiculous iPad AccessoriesBy Diana Cook
The recent MyType study reveals iPad owners are six times more likely to be “wealthy, well-educated, power-hungry, over-achieving, sophisticated, unkind and non-altruistic 30-50 year olds,” according to MyType’s Tim Koelkebeck [via Wired].
In another (even less scientific) study conducted here at uCrave, we discovered these same iPad owners are six times more likely to be drawn to tacky, useless iPad accessories that appeal to their over-inflated sense of self. When I showed the iCade (Think Geek’s April Fool’s Joke), to iPad owning friends – every one of them expressed interest in acquiring the iPad Arcade Cabinet. Judging from some actual iPad accessories, the fictional iCade wasn’t such a far-fetched concept.
“With its durable vinyl outer layer and plush, quilted-cotton sleeve, the iMaxi helps keep your iPad clean and dry. Plus, the iMaxi’s Velcro-latched, advanced wing design wraps snugly around your device, so your iPad always stays where it should.”
The iMaxi was born out of some sort of Hippie Mom Crafters Club, the Hip Handmaids. While I’m not entirely sure this product wasn’t a hoax as well, what concerns me more is the Roanoke Island feel when digging around for more information. The links on the many websites covering the iMaxi lead to a Product Page that’s a dead end. The official blog for the Handmaidens stops with a February post about the iMaxi. The last tweet, an ominous “Sent out the first shipment of iMaxi’s…sweet!!!” was twitted over 150 days ago. Hmmm.
update: product is available on Amazon
Price: $25 [via nerd approved]
2. Hello Kitty Crystallized Swarovski iPad Case
If you find yourself interested in purchasing the Hello Kitty Core Crystallized Swarovski iPad Case, I have a good news/ bad news scenario for you. The good news – the original retail price of $625.17 has been reduced to $436.90, a savings of $188.27 (or 30%). The bad news – you have no taste.
Price $435 [via Distinct Style]
3. iPad Decals
Whether you’re team Lady Gaga or team Virgin Mary, there is an iPad decal for you – because how amazing does that apple look when surrounded by stickers?
Price: $15.99 [via Etsy]
4. iPad Vest
Touted as the “ultimate iPad accessory” the Scotte Vest promises to conceal the iPad “almost invisibly”, and by “invisible” they mean similar to that of someone shoplifting a cookie sheet.
Price: $100 [via Scottevest]
5. Colored iPad
Brought to you by the same people that pretend tricking out your Segway will make you look cool, Colorware offers iPads in brightly colored hues.
Price: $900 [via Colorware]
6. iPad Clear View Pocket T-Shirt
The clear view pocket -perfect because iPads are unwieldy, and iPad owners are too proud to admit that they just spent $600 on a giant iPhone that is just as cumbersome as a laptop and half as useful.
Price:$50 [via The Cheeky]
7. iCon Bed
The ultimate in elitist luxury, the iCon bed by Hollandia is the world’s first bed designed specifically for the iPad. The description by Hollandia CEO Avi Barssessat pretty much says it all, “Like the iPad, the iCon Bed is more about a lifestyle choice than it is about a product, and caters to consumers who know how to balance work, rest and play.”
Price: $20,000 (queen size) [by Hollandia via furninfo]