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debudebu
Dec 2, 2010, 01:55 PM
Anyone have a good case or stand recommendation for reading in bed?
I'm finding the Ipad cumbersome for reading while being horizontal. Discuss



engine3ff
Dec 3, 2010, 04:41 PM
Here is one I saw on YouTube - www.theiProp.com - looks interesting.

mgg
Dec 3, 2010, 10:43 PM
I like the WedgePad.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=998961

Edited to add: The reviews start on page 2.

yankintx
Dec 5, 2010, 06:05 PM
Anyone have a good case or stand recommendation for reading in bed?
I'm finding the Ipad cumbersome for reading while being horizontal. Discuss


Please don't say it is too heavy.:D

mac jones
Dec 5, 2010, 07:58 PM
I really like the Yoobao Magic case. It pretty much does it all. It gets all the angles and is comfortable on the lap.

A very good case. It's also atheistically pleasant BTW.

I bought that Wedge pillow with the funny white straps thingie also, but haven't got it yet. Don't see how it's going to be that much of an improvement, but you can't have too many cases. Impossible. :D

mgg
Dec 5, 2010, 08:03 PM
I bought that Wedge pillow with the funny white straps thingie also, but haven't got it yet.

I colored my straps black with a Sharpie. : )

mac jones
Dec 5, 2010, 08:15 PM
I colored my straps black with a Sharpie. : )

Yes my Sharpie is all ready for that task.

Sharpie to the rescue again. :D

I mean, the white straps would look GREAT on a white iPad. :D

debudebu
Dec 5, 2010, 10:02 PM
Yes my Sharpie is all ready for that task.

Sharpie to the rescue again. :D

I mean, the white straps would look GREAT on a white iPad. :D

Heheh, first thing I thought of when I saw it as well.
I think that Yoobao one looks great but I have a thing against leather cases, which me not being a vegetarian is weird. Pillows are working fine for me, for now.

Mitchrapp
Dec 6, 2010, 12:20 AM
I just ordered a zaggmate, with a keyboard. Also comes without. Looks pretty nifty.

http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggmate.php

cjred
Dec 6, 2010, 12:51 AM
i recommend the Uniq Sliq collection... http://www.uniqcreation.com/Main.html

JennyFost89
Dec 6, 2010, 04:12 AM
I might be obvious, but I still haven't found anything better (or less worse?) than the Apple case.

Mitchrapp
Dec 6, 2010, 05:53 PM
I might be obvious, but I still haven't found anything better (or less worse?) than the Apple case.

I hated my Apple case. The mid divider was too flimsy and just didn't work very well.

eagleglen
Dec 6, 2010, 08:57 PM
Yes my Sharpie is all ready for that task.

Sharpie to the rescue again. :D

I mean, the white straps would look GREAT on a white iPad. :D

I've had the WedgePad now for several months and the white straps are not distracting or an issue at all. I'd be much more concerned about the Sharpie ink getting on my iPad screen. That would bother me an awful lot more.

A separate concern I have about the WedgePad are the styroform beads that it is filled with. They are becoming pulverized so that the iPad doesn't sit up as straight as it did when new, and this is after only 2 or 3 months. It's just like when bean bag chairs become less "plump" and full as they got older. I may look for new stuffing for it at a crafts store or I'm also considering a Prop Up stand (www.propupstore.com). It looks like a more durable alternative.

Built
Dec 6, 2010, 09:22 PM
Wedgepad. A++

The white straps do not bother me at all.

tirnszw
Dec 7, 2010, 11:53 PM
In bed I simply put the Apple official iPad case in typing stand position and lay it on my angled lap. Thus hands-free reading possible. As one pointed out, Apple official case is the best IMHO.

laurenr
Mar 25, 2011, 08:16 PM
I use this for reading in bed, works like a charm.

http://www.aspenshopsonline.com/images/hw/PEERAMID_IPAD.jpg

It comes in several colors. See an example here:
http://www.amazon.com/Hog-Wild-Peeramid-Bookrest-Burgundy/dp/B000X4K292/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1282495526&sr=8-1

Better selection here:
http://www.aspenshopsonline.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=123&products_id=352&gclid=CIjNx7iH66cCFRs5gwodWnDtcw

pasipple
Mar 25, 2011, 08:16 PM
i recommend the Uniq Sliq collection... http://www.uniqcreation.com/Main.html

I like the Sliq also. Are they shipping theses? Price? I couldn't get half the links on their website to work.

dadoftwogirls
Mar 25, 2011, 10:50 PM
I just wedge it into one of the creases of my 6 pack abs. Works great. :eek:

jalbano
May 25, 2011, 01:44 PM
Please check out our kickstarter project that addresses this exact problem...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jalbano/tavoletta

http://www.mytavoletta.com/images/gallery/black.png

class77
May 25, 2011, 02:31 PM
This got Macworld's best of show and looks pretty cool to me

http://www.raindesigninc.com/pic/irest_front_ipad.jpg

http://www.raindesigninc.com/irest.html

mwjd299
May 27, 2011, 07:03 PM
I use this for reading in bed, works like a charm.

Image (http://www.aspenshopsonline.com/images/hw/PEERAMID_IPAD.jpg)

It comes in several colors. See an example here:
http://www.amazon.com/Hog-Wild-Peeramid-Bookrest-Burgundy/dp/B000X4K292/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1282495526&sr=8-1

Better selection here:
http://www.aspenshopsonline.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=123&products_id=352&gclid=CIjNx7iH66cCFRs5gwodWnDtcw

That Aspen Shops link you provided is asking to do some system setup for Zen Shopping cart. With the recent MacDefender malware I am leery to do that. :confused:

itoddm
Jun 12, 2011, 07:35 PM
This got Macworld's best of show and looks pretty cool to me

Image (http://www.raindesigninc.com/pic/irest_front_ipad.jpg)

http://www.raindesigninc.com/irest.html

I'm really considering this one. It seems that it would be very stable while in the bed with the wide legs. Also the legs can be removed and it will be more like a simple stand for a table. So many things to consider

kacenka
Jun 23, 2011, 01:59 PM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/kacka9/IMG_4434.jpg

we use this one. Also great to keep your kid eating a soup.

http://www.iwareit.com/ipad

vinho1976
Aug 6, 2011, 03:24 PM
I use the wedge-e holder. Its very comfortable for bedtime iPad reading.

I bought from site wedge-e.net

I will try to attach the link...
http://www.wedge-e.net

Hope you find the info helpful.

Vinho

palpatine
Aug 7, 2011, 06:01 AM
six-pack abs if head propped up on pillow, massive pecs if not. i have sculpted my body into an ipad holder :)

sexytabitha
Aug 9, 2011, 01:16 AM
hands and a pillow amazing and cheap HELLO

polo2000
Aug 15, 2011, 02:33 AM
I bought an Electrostand.....it's a sweet iPad stand with some cool features. I use it to watch movies next to my computer, read on my nightstand, and it's terrific for car racing games too. And at $79 bucks...it's well worth it.

http://www.electrostand.com

299061

jsh1120
Aug 15, 2011, 08:46 AM
I bought an Electrostand.....it's a sweet iPad stand with some cool features. I use it to watch movies next to my computer, read on my nightstand, and it's terrific for car racing games too. And at $79 bucks...it's well worth it.

http://www.electrostand.com



Frankly I find the aesthetics resemble a '56 Buick, but tastes differ. I'm curious though about how the charging system works. Is there a connection in the case that passes the current from the stand to the 30 pin connector in the iPad? That's the only way I can imagine that the usb connection in the stand can enable charging of the iPad, itself. The photos on the website don't provide a clue.

I'm also a bit puzzled by how this works for "reading in bed." I can see it being placed on a bedside table but that's not the way (or I presume most people) read in bed.

Asc3nsion
Aug 16, 2011, 03:15 PM
I use the wedge-e holder. It's simple, I like it. I use it at starbucks while sitting on their chairs alot. Other than that there is the smart case I guess but don't know how well that works in bed.. Or the incase ilounge but that is kind of expensive.

ruradium
Aug 21, 2011, 01:09 AM
I use this holder to free my hands.
http://iaccessory.org/images/stories/ipad_holder_for_bed_or_sofa/reading_ipad_with_holder.png

I buy this one on ebay. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150643435708?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_607wt_1398)

MacLoyal
Aug 28, 2011, 11:57 AM
You don't say if you want to read hands free or if you like holding onto your iPad. I started a thread while researching better hand grips. Your or other readers may find a good product by looking at this list:

One hand grip or handle to hold iPad, especially for reading

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skittles90623
Aug 29, 2011, 05:55 PM
you might wanna check out lapdawg.com. a little pricey, but practical. if you get one, please post a review!

Pacificquest
Oct 15, 2011, 11:21 PM
Iím developing an iPad stand thatís good in bed. Itís hands free, lightweight and stable. No brackets, itís not metal and not tippy. Check it out on the invention site Quirky http://www.quirky.com/ideations/118278

Dhelsdon
Oct 16, 2011, 02:08 AM
I’m developing an iPad stand that’s good in bed. It’s hands free, lightweight and stable. No brackets, it’s not metal and not tippy. Check it out on the invention site Quirky http://www.quirky.com/ideations/118278

A good website for you would be KickStarters too, I would definitely buy your product Tricia!

stfwayne
Oct 16, 2011, 06:23 PM
I have an iProp stand for my iPad2 and i love it

It is well worth the price everyone who has used it in my family loves it

They even sell extension poles to make it longer which I am considering purchasing

For the quality of the stand, the durability, the customer service (which btw responded within 1-2 days for all of my requests) i think it's a better deal than throwing money away on a pillow stand as i did

This stand can be wedged under your mattress and allows the ipad to float above your head.

http://www.iprop.com/

dqfayi
Oct 16, 2011, 08:27 PM
there are so many kinds of cases and stands online, you can search from Google and then get the right choice to meet your demand. As for myself, kate spade iPad 2 case which is my first and last decision.

LarsMarkelson
Nov 3, 2011, 06:16 PM
I use this holder to free my hands.
Image (http://iaccessory.org/images/stories/ipad_holder_for_bed_or_sofa/reading_ipad_with_holder.png)

I buy this one on ebay. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150643435708?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_607wt_1398)

this looks amazing. but i must say i am a bit skeptical seeing your username similarity to the ebay seller and your post count of 2.

Chehama
Nov 22, 2011, 10:20 AM
A bit off topic. Did You saw some hand holders for Ipad ? Do You know any available hand holders on market ? Please help

monkeylui
Nov 22, 2011, 10:33 AM
I use my wife's boobs. J/K

I have the toblino case. Or in portrait mode I'll lean it against the pillow.

ebteksystems
Nov 22, 2011, 01:18 PM
You'll want to check out Prop 'n Go (http://www.PaddedSpaces.com). It is a universal iPad/tablet stand made especially for using in bed and on the couch. Variable angle, anti-slip surface, storage compartment. Highly customizable and comfy.

iPadLuv
Nov 23, 2011, 11:37 PM
I like the iCase. I got a custom one made with a photo of my kids. Has an adjustable stand so it works well for reading in bed, among other things.
http://www.powisicase.com/cyber.html :)

alanrocks
Nov 24, 2011, 03:50 AM
as fas as I know there are some leather case can make the ipad stand,it is convenience to read in bed.Image (http://www.eltony.net/images/EL-713.jpg)

this is a good holder , but im not sure this would work if your in bed.
surely it going to fall.
think you'd need something a bit sturdier.
i'm onthe lookout myself , so i'll keep you updated if i find anything !

Yumunum
Nov 24, 2011, 04:08 AM
Hang it from the ceiling. I'm almost serious! A guy here on MacRumors made a nice iPad-holder dangling from the ceiling, for his pregnant wife.

Just lie down and watch you movies, read your books, ect.

WPSam
May 7, 2012, 10:41 PM
I like the WedgePad.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=998961

Edited to add: The reviews start on page 2.

Thanks mmg

tiffanick
May 21, 2012, 11:14 PM
I use my wife's boobs. J/K

I have the toblino case. Or in portrait mode I'll lean it against the pillow.

I like your method:D but how can i adjust iPad's angle? :rolleyes: