Mac Plus / Classic iPad Case

Jun 20, 2010 - 7 Comments

ipad mac classic

Ok this post is really evolving so bare with us here. We originally posted a picture of the iPad in a Mac Plus and that was fun, but then a few readers wrote in with additional pictures and a video of an iPad in a Mac Classic, and finally a full on guide on how to create this great iPad case yourself.

Here’s a screenshot of the guide:

how to make mac ipad classic case

You can also check out a PDF guide so you can see it at a larger size. The PDF is in English but the guide is in Japanese, thanks to plenty of pictures and Google Translate it’s easy to follow though.

How to make a Mac iPad Stand (English Translation)
Preparation guide for the Mac Classic iPad [Google Translate]

A video of the iPad Mac Classic Stand in action:

Here’s the picture a reader sent us of possibly the coolest iPad case ever. Going all out and creating a slot loader for their iPad into the side of a Mac Classic (which has the same enclosure as the Plus) is really geeky but I love it:
ipad in a mac classic

It looks actually not too difficult to make. I wonder if anyone will start selling these? Afterwards you could actually sync and use a bluetooth keyboard with the iPad and it’d make for an awesome retro desktop case/stand for the iPad.

mac plus ipad case

Finally a use for that dead Mac Plus gathering dust in your closet! The above picture is what started this all but it’s not following the Japanese how-to guide which creates a much more flush and professional installation. Combining the old with the new, why not stuff your iPad into the Mac Plus’s screen space? You could probably use a Mac SE, SE/30, Classic, or Plus, since they all share the same type of enclosure.

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  3. Rob in Belfast says:

    Awesome and now there’s a reason for me to own an iPad…

    Love the idea of using a BT keyboard

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  6. Mike says:

    I love it! That’s a wonderful way to incorporate the old and the new. It’s absolutely fun what these Mac owners have done. Good for them! Bravo!

  7. Valashtar says:

    I’ll bare with your typos but you should maybe do a little proofreading. ;)

    Awesome idea, though only for the geeky crowd – “Because I can” just doesn’t resonate with your average Mom & Pop consumer.

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