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Oprah gives away 275 iPads -- updated with video

November 23, 2010: 2:27 PM ET

Also sparkly Ugg boots, Le Creuset cookware, Josh Groban CDs and '12 VW Beetles

Photo: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Saying "words cannot describe how I feel for this device," Oprah Winfrey on Monday gave each of her 275 studio audience members an Apple (AAPL) iPad.

It was the No. 1 item in the final "favorite thing" give-away segment in Oprah's final season.

The retiring talk-show host said the iPad was her all-time favorite, and the audience seemed to appreciate the gift. But they were even more pleased to receive a free car: a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.

Video of the iPad portion below the fold. See the women scream!

Via TechCrunch and the WSJ.

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