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roland.g
Oct 10, 2011, 09:41 PM
Anyone know of all the stands out there, one that will work well for an iPad 2 that I can set it on a table and tilt the iPad to either a perfectly vertical plane (but in landscape) or even tilt the iPad down slightly angled towards the table.

The reason: we do a lot of Sat/Sun morning breakfast iChat/Skype video chats with our 2 kids at the table and either set of grandparents. We currently use a 2008 unibody MacBook because it is real easy to situate and tilt the screen to make sure both boys are visible and this usually means having the screen lid at about and 85-89 degree angle or 90 at the most to the keyboard.

The iPad 2 smart cover tilts the screen back meaning it is great for a one v one FaceTime but not for a group sitting at a table. So I'm looking for a mount that will clamp it a bit at the sides or corners or whatever with enough flexibility to get the angle I need but also the counterweight necessary to keep it from tipping over. 90 degree plane might be fine as long as it is far enough away to get them in view, but the smart cover just doesn't work for this.

Thanks for any suggestions.



bklynamma
Jan 9, 2012, 08:53 AM
i'm looking for a stand for the very same reason! looking forward to tips! anyone??

poloponies
Jan 9, 2012, 08:59 AM
Something like this?

http://www.thoughtout.biz/stabile-coil-pro/

xraytech
Jan 10, 2012, 04:30 AM
For the iPhone but it looks like you can use it with the iPad.

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/10/ces-2012-swivl-motion-tracking-stand-and-magisto-automated-video-editing-app/