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Ipad or Myplate which one should I buy?

Updated on September 16, 2011
The New MyPlate
The New MyPlate

Eat off your Computer Tablet!

It may have been a little bit of a hard choice to choose a tablet computer but not any more with the new Google MyPlate which wins hands down over the Ipad2.

The MyPlate lets you eat not only your breakfast, lunch and dinner off of it but you can also do Google search, Use Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and everything else in between while you dribble all over it ALL AT the SAME TIME!

In the test drive I did, the Ipad just didn't get close to the functionality of the MyPlate.

Read the morning news over breakfast before you go to work!

Because the MyPlate can be used all day - you don't have to stop staring at a computer screen while eating and, moreover, it's dishwasher proof.

Just put the MyPlate in with your other dishes and have all the crud and dribble washed off ready to be used again for dessert and your next course of social media interactions and entertainment.

No matter what you cough or splutter over on the internet, the MyPlate can take it!

The Myplate icons open with (get this - it's cool!)...

the tap of a spoon,

the poke of a fork


the swish of a knife!

You can open your favorite webpage while cutting a fresh cooked sausage or lamb cutlet and it can detect whether your fork is striking on a bake bean or trying to open Google Chrome.

Even though the beta version can only be used with (stainless) steel utensils there is a prototype already for the baby version which will work with plastic eSpoons.

Parents will love this.

Breakfast will no longer seem like an ordeal where you have to create silly games like here comes the train and try to keep your baby sitting still while you feed him or her. YouTube videos like The Ninky Nonk and others will do that for you!

Check out the zoom control too!

If you run food scraps around the edge of the Myplate in a clockwise direction the zoom percentage goes up and, if you go the other way, down - unreal!

I tried it with Corn Flakes the first time, then BreakfastPop's Apple Muffin recipe. I've also tried it with popcorn and the remnants of a BigMac Large meal.

I was able to watch the YouTube cat play the piano and eat my mash potatoes and vegies at the same time - once you learn the skill of moving food around the MyPlate you'll have no problem navigating your favorite webpages.

In fact, I was able to write this hub on the MyPlate using my spoon, a stray Popcorn and of course the Qwerty keyboard!

What else can I say?

If you haven't yet tried the new Google MyPlate - Google it!


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    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      6 years ago

      Hello and cheers TKI ! Glad you enjoyed this - you know I wrote it a long time ago in a crazy moment so I'm not sure if a follow up is coming - always happy to see you drop in!

    • toknowinfo profile image


      6 years ago

      Hi Pdog, you dish out quite a piece about myplate. This was so funny. Thanks for the humorous hub. Voted funny and interesting. I can't wait to read your future hubs about the next versions of myplate and the competition that will follow.

    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      6 years ago

      Hello Nicomp - yes that's a good washing up liquid among others. It is dishwasher proof so you can use crystal balls. I've even heard of people training their dog's to lick the dish clean! Each to their own.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What do you clean it with, Symantec?

    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      6 years ago

      Thanks - will try to get your order delivered before Christmas sister LE!

    • Lady_E profile image


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Lol. I love your sense of humour. I'd like to order a Myplate please.

    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      7 years ago

      @drbj really good to know I'm in good company - MyPlate test drivers should stick together and compare notes like this! Thanks for the rating.

      @Patty English - I honestly didn't know of this - just googled and I agree the White House MyPlate is nowhere near this - but you can look it up on the MyPlate. Thanks heaps for the rating!

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Perhaps healthier than the White House MyPlate :) Rated Up!

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      And here I thought I was the only one who owned a MyPlate! Google gave me one to test drive and swore it was the ONLY one. I will never trust a search engine again.

      Voted funny and up, pd. Thanks for the chuckles.

    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      7 years ago

      Breakfast Pop thanks - if it hadn't been for you, LOL, I wouldn't have been inspired to write this. It certainly is dishwasher safe - you can use a Microsoft dishwasher. The microwave version is, I believe, still being developed - the difficult part is protecting the circuit boards inside from being fried - I'll keep updating and let you know!

    • breakfastpop profile image


      7 years ago

      I love the Myplate. Where can I get it? is it dishwasher safe and microwave safe?

    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for taking this seriously Nicomp. LOL. Well it does as long as the soup you pour into it isn't too thickly - the user manual recommends translucent soups so no Pea and Ham! Yahoo is changing the eFork and eSpoon I've heard to work with the MyPlate- the Firefox, Google and Explorer Forks work great and also double as toothpicks (I should have indicated that). The Open Source community is working on a MyPlate dishwasher but its still in Alpha - I suggest the Microsoft Dishwasher at this stage - you have to pay for it but at least it means someone is getting paid!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Well, yes, but it doesn't do soup. It's also incompatible with the Yahoo eFork and it doesn't work with any of the open source virtual dishwashers. Google missed the mark on this one.


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