April 3 (a.k.a. National iPad Day) is creeping up on us, and the anticipation is building. Take advantage of the anticipation and play some iPad pranks on April Fools' Day. All you need is a built-to-scale fake iPad. Trick all your friends and co-workers into thinking you got your iPad early.

In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to make a fake iPad. It’s easy and takes just a few minutes.

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At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Solid and speedy hardware
    • Big, bright touchscreen
    • Large collection of apps


    • Music and video apps could be better
    • Heavier and harder to hold than a dedicated e-book reader
    • External keyboard needed for long-form typing chores
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