Pad Racer Lets You Drive Across an Entire Landscape of iPads

Heard of Pad Racer? If you’re busy sensually yet inadvertently rubbing your iPad against your shirtless self, you probably have. Once or twice.

For the rest of you, Pad Racer is essentially slot car racing for Apple hardware. Using your iPhone/iPod Touch, you control a tiny stain of pixels – er, ‘car’ around a track displayed on your iPad. The play control looks pretty good, and I can imagine multiplayer matches are totally fun fun super lucky best time.

But why am I writing about a single iPad app? Well, the latest version of Pad Racer lets you set two iPads next to each other, allowing for double the track surface. Check the video to see what I mean. Pretty cool feature, right? For five bucks (the iPhone controller app is free), sounds like a steal, doesn’t it? Oh, totally. Once you factor in the cost of an iPhone and not one, but two iPads (therefore necessitating a second copy of the software anyway), I can imagine five bucks starts to sound like a steal, indeed.

Seriously: Who the hell owns two iPads?!

Yes, I’m choosing to ignore the fact that it’s probably assumed your multiplayer buddy will own the second iPad. Either way, it’s not a very good business decision to require so many pieces of expensive tech to play slot cars (I’m also ignoring the fact that two iPads are not necessary, merely recommended). Just settle down and watch the video.

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[Via 9to5 Mac]

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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