The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Woodford Design FridgePad Universal iPad Magnetic Mount in Black
Woodford Design has created some interesting food for thought - The FridgePad. This mount is designed to work with any iPad, and securely attaches onto the refrigerator surface for the tablet user to do many things like: use a recipe app, run FaceTime to chat with grandma and acquire one of her delicious recipes, play iTunes while cooking, and watch a video while eating. And combining with other Woodford Design solutions, the FridgePad can have many uses beyond the kitchen as well…
- Access to most-important iPad controls/features
- Landscape and portrait displays
- Smart cover compatible
- Includes micro-fiber cleaning cloth
- No display angle adjustment
- Limited usability without other Woodford Design accessories
The FridgePad is a simple recipe consisting of a rubberized plastic frame with a large magnet on the back. For the iPad 2 and New iPad 3 owner, this mount is ready for immediate consumption straight from the box, and to fit the original iPad 1, the package includes an extra set of corner clip-on tabs and screws for user assembly. Once the tablet is snapped into the frame, the user has clear access to all iPad controls and features, except the rear-facing camera, which really doesn‘t seem necessary here anyway.
- iPad 1, iPad 2 & iPad 3 compatible
- The only tool free iPad mounting system
- Apple Smart Cover compatible
- Fast and easy iPad clip in and removal
- Full access to all ports and buttons
- Ultra strong magnet to eliminate movement
- Works in both portrait and landscape mode
- Can be easily removed and repositioned
- Does not mark or damage your fridge or iPad
For complimenting a variety of refrigerator colors and kitchen interiors, the FridgePad is available in white, silver, black, cream and red.
The FridgePad can be mounted in either landscape and portrait format, but no adjustment for screen display angle is a bit of a drawback. Open access to the USB port or dock-connector does allow for charging during use, and on/off switch, home button, audio-jack, front camera and volume rocker remain fully accessible as well.
Not designed for protection, so this category is neither evaluated nor factored into the final scoring.
Unlike the items in the refrigerator, the FridgePad has no expiration date. The design is made simple with all components solidly formed and pieced together for long-lasting use.
On its own, the FridgePad isn’t the greatest value at $55, but I do think this is an attractive buy when looking at the big picture of combining it with the other Woodford Design mounts, which all-together is about the same amount one person spends for a week’s worth of groceries, maybe even less.
The average person spends 1-3 years of their life in the kitchen, so surely this accessory should be considered quite useful. But the FridgePad is more than just a cool way to blend any iPad into the warmest room of the house, it’s a quality ingredient for allowing the tablet to give other environments some added flavor - check out the MotoMount and WallMount.