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How Do You Like Your iPad: Chocolate-Covered, or in Typewriter Disguise?

DiscoblogBy Joseph CalamiaJun 14, 2010 8:40 PM

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What pairs well with chocolate? A pricey tablet computer, of course. Stefan Magdalinski debated what to get for his sweetheart for her June birthday. Eventually, he decided on a candy Apple: He ordered his wife a chocolate-covered iPad. As told on Magdalinski's blog and reported by Mashable, what makes this feat more impressive is that he orchestrated the gift's shipment from the U.K. to South Africa, calling two friends at a British chocolatier with an unusual question:

“Could you freeze an iPad in chocolate carbonite, and have it survive?”

The proof is in the chocolate. A gift that involved both an interesting customs discussion and a very confused wife ended in sweet success. Magdalinski: "no iPads were harmed in this production."

Counting your calories? Other iPad combinations might better fit your tastes. As described on the blog CrunchGear, nostalgic Apple-users have gutted older computers to give them a new, touchable face. And for those that want to hearken back a bit further, the blog Gizmodo recently described another iPad vision almost as romantic as chocolates, an iPad typewriter. Luckily, none of these combinations required blending. Related content: Discoblog: Will The iPad Blend? Watch and Find Out. Discoblog:  iPad Arrives—Some Worship It, Some Critique It, HP Tries to Kill It Discoblog: Hey Baby, Wanna Come Over and Try My New iPad?

Images: Ahead Robot / Stefan Magdalinski

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