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Wear your iPad as a wristwatch? Really?

The iPad isn't dainty, but that doesn't mean you can't strap it to your wrist and call it a watch. The Wallee Hand Strap migrates up the arm for some wristwatch duty.

iPad 2 as a watch
Here's my iPad as a wristwatch. So comfy.
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The weight of passing time is really dragging on me today. It could be the existential angst of Monday, or it could be that I'm wearing my iPad 2 as a wristwatch.

I never considered using a tablet as a wrist-mounted timepiece until the Wallee Hand Strap pitch landed in my inbox with the subject, "Tech designer unveils world's first iPad wristwatch."

Wallee Hand Strap makes iPad wristwatch
Wow, that's so hip. StudioProper

I pinched myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming, and then read on. What Wallee maker StudioProper is actually selling is a $20 hand strap that snaps onto the back of your Apple tablet as part of the Wallee modular accessory system for iPads.

It just so happens that the hand strap can also double as a wrist strap. Presto! You have an iPad wristwatch.

My current iPad case from iPearl has a hand strap built into it, so I thought I'd give the watch idea a whirl with the help of the Clock Pro HD app.

It's definitely an attention-getter, but gravity is a cruel mistress. The iPad 2 weighs 1.33 pounds. That makes for one heck of a hefty watch.

Should I ever get up the nerve to make a public debut, I will have a ready answer to the question, "Do you have the time?"

Why, yes, I do have the time. I also have a chunk of the British Library, Pandora, YouTube, and Dark Meadow. I'd like to see your watch do that.

Walle Hand Strap for iPad
And here's the Hand Strap being used as intended. StudioProper