Coffee Shop in Croatia Offers Free iPads Instead of Newspapers

A Croatian coffee shop has ditched newspapers for their customers, instead offering free use of Apple’s iPads.

Newspapers are a thing of the past in a coffee shop in Split, Croatia after owners are offering the free use of iPads. Photo: Laura Copeland/Flickr

Free newspapers are usually offered in coffee shops in Croatia’s tourist areas. But the owners of The Box coffee shop in Split, decided to offer a more modern experience.

Visitors of The Box coffee shop can read their daily papers and news websites online as of Thursday as the part of the new technological departure.

“We have always been a modern coffee shop and we thought realised papers are on the way out and that our guests want to see more modern things coming in. The first reactions today have been great”, the spokesman Josko Palada has commented.

Newspapers are usually offered for free in almost all the coffee shops in Croatia’s tourist regions. In some of coffee shops you can even find British newspapers.

The iPads have special security devices that trigger an alarm if they are moved more than a metre from a table at the The Box. [via Crunch Gear and Croatian Times]

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