We’ve heard that the iPad was good for eating sushi off of it and now it manages to control an entire room at the New York Plaza Hotel. Once you check in, you’ll receive your complimentary Apple slate, that was already placed in each guest room.

With the aid of the device, you’ll control the room’s properties and even communicate with the people staying at the same hotel. This replaces the old touch panels and allows you to change room temperature, contact the reception, call for room service and get a wake up call. You can even print board passes.

Shane Krige, the hotel’s general manager claims that the previous system was not sophisticated enough to please the customers, so the iPad was chosen because it’s a great piece of equipment.