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What to Do with an Old iPad

With the release of the iPad 2, many people will be upgrading for the faster speed, dual cameras, and reduced size and weight. But original iPads are still entirely viable beasts, leading to the question of what to do with one if you’re upgrading. A number of us here at TidBITS ran into this exact question, since we all have original iPads thanks to the generosity of TidBITS reader Eolake Stobblehouse, who sponsored iPads for the entire TidBITS staff, and yet we need the iPad 2 for various writing projects. So here are our plans for finding new homes for our much-loved original iPads.

If you have other solutions to the “problem” of having too many iPads, let us know in the comments!

Adam & Tonya — We ended up buying a 3G iPad to supplement the original Wi-Fi iPad, since we discovered that it wasn’t really possible to share a single iPad when we both needed to be able to write about them. We haven’t ended up using the 3G connectivity at all, but it’s nice to have it as an option, so we’ll be finding a new home for the Wi-Fi iPad shortly after we replace it with a Wi-Fi iPad 2.

Note that I really don’t know what we’re going to do yet. 🙂 The NextWorth pepole have been sending mail about their service, so it looks like we could get $165 for it from them.

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