I am Bringing My iPad Mini to the Books in Browsers Conference Later This Week

I’m in San Francisco this week for a little light touristing before I attend the Books in Browsers conference. In anticipation of Apple announcing the new iPad Mini, I brought my dummy unit with me.

Some weeks back I ordered a dummy iPad Mini from China. It apparently has almost the exact dimensions of the real thing, and it has been a lot of fun pranking people with it. If you see me at the conference, ask about my tablet.

Between a ridiculous price and ridiculous screen resolution I don’t ever plan to get a real iPad Mini, but the $30 was a different proposition. It’s been a lot of fun.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. fjtorres23 October, 2012

    The dummy has better screen resolution, no?

    1. Nate Hoffelder23 October, 2012

      It was printed at 300DPI, so yes.

  2. cookie23 October, 2012

    That is okay because only a dummy would want to own the real thing!

  3. Mike Lee24 October, 2012

    Hi Nate. I’m here in SF touring in advance if BIB as well. See you at the conference!

  4. Mike Cane25 October, 2012

    Did you measure the dummy against the official Apple dimensions yet? I wonder if it actually matches them. My paper iPad Mini was spot-on (the second one, not the first one I plastered all over posts at my blog… yeesh).

    1. Nate Hoffelder25 October, 2012

      My fake is fractionally narrower than the real thing. The height is almost exactly correct.

      7.87″ x 5.3″

      7.8″ x 5″


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