Can’t Wait For The iPad? Make An iPaperPad!


While the Apple iPad has been announced, it won’t be available for sale for at least a couple of months. For those who simply can’t wait and want to practice their Tablet Sutra skills before the iPads ships, the iPaperPad is for you! All you need is some heavy weight paper, a color printer capable of borderless printing, some glue and good folding skills. Print out the front and back of the iPaperPad, cut along the dotted lines, then fold and glue together. Now every Apple fan boy and girl will be pointing and gawking at you with envy (at least from a distance). Even after they see the device is made from paper they’ll want the templates from you so they can make one themselves.

The iPaperPad was created by Jess Silverstone, the lead artist for Revolutionary Concepts. Jess even included a cutout of the A4 processor you can include for “improved performance”. If you have access to a large format A3 color printer, a Taiwanese blogger has put together a PDF that will print an iPad to full size. Here’s what the iPaperPad looks like when it’s put together. Pretty cool, huh?


25 thoughts on “Can’t Wait For The iPad? Make An iPaperPad!”

  1. Ray Ebersole says:

    LOL, that is desparate and for the person with too much free time.

    1. John Chow says:

      I think I will make one and feature it as the Gadget of the Week for next week’s Dot Com Pho! 😀

      1. Ray Ebersole says:

        I will be waiting with bated breath for the video. You should video yourself constructing it too. You could make that another blog post.

      2. Hmm, this might be a good business idea. I bet if you made this commercial, it would actually sell for some coins! :p

  2. chester says:

    Yeah, great idea and I’ll sell it for half the price on eBay.

  3. Diabetis says:

    This would be a great way to practice on using the ipad.

  4. shreedhar says:

    well there is no need to wait, its already available in India. but its a waste of investment

    1. Seriously? The iPad is fair dinkum already available in India? How did that bhappen?

  5. Hahaha… better than nothing!

  6. Haha! That is classic. But I wouldn’t even be seen with a paper one of these.

  7. I think even the paper iPad would malfunction somehow.

  8. fas says:

    What a waste of time for just mere show off.

  9. Not going to lie. At first glance, it does look pretty real in that picture.

  10. S Ahsan says:

    You cant be serious with this although i know several people who would love to take their sweet time creating one… Darn 🙂

  11. Gotta love it when greaphic designers are bored and start playing around! Them creatrures that draw pictures with computers never cease to amaze me! Good one John!

  12. fucc says:

    ahah a very interesting product lol!!! il will print it eheheh! bytheway…if you are searching for a very interesting ereader….take a look at this (italian, but at the end there is a link to the english version)

  13. That will be the best iPad you could have. I hate when a product gets hyped up to this level. Like when you hear so much about a movie, it makes you not want to see it. Thanks for the article.

  14. Now that is too funny…. I can see people getting all excited, then get mad because they thought you had an ipad!

    I might just do this….

    Social Media Guy

  15. chester says:

    I wouldn’t even be seen with a paper one of these.

  16. chester says:

    Yeah, great idea and I’ll sell it for half the price on eBay.

  17. I can see everyone of these things on each desk of every model room in Ikea! Lol

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