by Shane O'Neill

7 Ways to Use HP Touchpads After They Stop Working

Aug 25, 20111 min
Consumer ElectronicsMobileSmall and Medium Business

Hewlett-Packard's announcement that it is discontinuing its Touchpad set off a $99 fire sale. But without HP's full attention and support from developers, these devices won't live long. However, they can still be useful even after they're useless as a tech device. Here are some ideas.

As a Frisbee

Grab the dog and some friends and bring your new Touchpad frisbee to the beach!

As a Ping Pong Paddle


Work up some killer topspin using your Touchpad ping pong paddle.

As a Champagne and Hors D’oeuvres Serving Tray


It may not be able to serve up cool applications anymore, but there’s no reason it can’t serve up cool appetizers and sparkling bubbly.

As a Fake iPad


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As a Cutting Board


Slice up some chicken skewers or tuna tartare on the new HP Cutpad.

As a Skipping Stone


Take it to the lake and try to break your personal record. 20 skips!

As a Giant Coaster


A nice resting place for your pint glass as you cry in your beer over the death of WebOS.

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