iPad pre-orderers, if you’re like me, you’re in a funny predicament this week. I pre-ordered the 3G iPad a few weeks back, along with the standard black folder/easel case (because while it may be an overpriced piece of plastic, you’d be crazy to go commando with your shiny new toy). The 3G iPad goes on sale Friday, and preorders are shipping now (or shortly). The thing is, Apple shipped the case separately several days ago, and even with slower shipping, it arrived today, at least two days before the iPad will arrive. So, then: what can you do with the case while you wait for the iPad?

  1. Fancy display case for your iPhone 1G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch
  2. Convenient foldable serving tray for Freschetta brick oven pizza
  3. Great way to prop up your old-fashioned paper books while reading
  4. Emergency hair protector for sudden downpours
  5. Impress your friends with “magic disappearing iPad” trick
  6. Tell curious onlookers you left your iPad in your other pants
  7. High-tech cover screen for stylish Dungeon Masters
  8. Print out iPad photo, glue to plywood sheet, insert in case and sell it on eBay
  9. Stand on roof with friends and fling it for distance and accuracy
  10. Leave it in the box and wait for the damn iPad