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Pixel Pad: An “Energy-Efficient” iPad Alternative

Posted By Jamie Hall On April 23, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Green Appliances,green gadgets,Green Products,Recycled Materials | 5 Comments

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Enamored by Apple’s iPad [2] but not ready to drop $500 on another piece of tech? Check out the Pixel Pad [3]! Made with environmentally friendly paper [4] and vegetable-based inks, this clever notepad mirrors the physical attributes of the iPad, providing a humorously low-tech solution for high-tech gadget lovers.

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Referencing the new iPad’s dimensions, the Pixel Pad’s 10-inch pixel grid offers a “sketch detailed pixel-perfect interface” at regulation iPad [6] size. True to form, the design also includes a four-screen storyboard format on the backside, and numerous 72×72-pixel iPad sized thumbnails to let you start tinkering with the icons that are soon to signify your amazing new app.

Described as a “revolutionary, magical and unbelievable design,” and priced at just $99, each Pixel Pad purchase includes 4 pads with 64 sheets of iPad interfaced “paper [7] memory”, 8 bonus refill pads, 12 Crayola Markers, 4 Sharpies, 4 Pilot V-balls, 4 Bic-omatic Pencils… and best of all? Unlike its energy-powered kin, you don’t need any batteries or plugs to run it – it’s all fueled by your imagination!

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/04/pixel-pad1.jpg

[2] iPad: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/27/how-green-is-apples-ipad/

[3] Pixel Pad: http://www.pixelpads.com/PixelPads_I_Features.html

[4] environmentally friendly paper: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/28/new-leaf-paper-farm-fiber-collection/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/23/pixel-pad-an-energy-efficient-ipad-alternative/pixel-pad-2/

[6] iPad: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/27/how-green-is-apples-ipad/?loc=interstitialskip

[7] paper: http://www.ecouterre.com/15329/linda-filleys-upcycled-paper-dresses-are-a-delight-to-behold/

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