With Apple fans’ fingers itching for the newest glossy touchscreen machine to hit the market this Saturday — the legendary iPad — it only makes sense to ask how the latest gee-whiz gizmo will impact the environment. Even with ten to twelve hours of battery time, they’ll have to recharge the wunder gadget sometime.

So why not utilize refreshing, renewable, citric energy? Let’s see, if it takes 2,380 orange slices to charge an iPhone, then to power an iPad would take, uh, … a lot of juice. By my sketchy math calculations, about 9,996 orange slices (if an iPhone 3GS uses about 6 watts and the iPad about 25 watts). These are probably way off, but I’ll squeeze as much as I can out of the concept.


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