PDA

View Full Version : Anyone else looking for a heavier stand for holding the iPad?




BruiserBear
Mar 24, 2010, 03:16 PM
I've been thinking about ways I may be using the iPad, and I've come to the conclusion I'd like a heavier stand that could safely hold the iPad and would allow for two things.


1) A stand that could hold the iPad vertically or horizontally, and is heavy enough to allow me to use the device like a touch computer while sitting at a desk. Meaning that it wouldn't be shifting about as I touched it.


2) By allowing me to place it on a stand like this horizontally, I could be charging the iPad horizontally from the dock, while also having a bluetooth keyboard sitting below it for typing.


Could anyone give me a link to something that fits this description? I'm hoping some companies out there make some classy looking stands for this type of use. The stands Apple has created look a bit too light in my opinion, and by having a stand that is not attached to the keyboard I could use it without always having to have that keyboard right below it.

It's also worth noting that I'm quite perplexed by Apple's continued creation of pure white accessories, such as the stands, while the device is made of silver aluminum and black glass. Why on earth wouldn't the stand match the product? It seems so out of place to have a white stand sitting underneath this device.



StBDawg
Mar 24, 2010, 03:19 PM
I'm looking for a stand like this too. I already have an Apple bluetooth keyboard that I use with my Macbook Pro so I want a stand that would hold it horizontally for me. And I want a stand so I can use my iPad as a digital photo frame as well. I wanna have it horizontal because most of my pictures are taken in that format.

Ak8s
Mar 24, 2010, 03:19 PM
Google "cookbook stands" in images. There are several nice looking stands.

BruiserBear
Mar 24, 2010, 03:23 PM
Google "cookbook stands" in images. There are several nice looking stands.

Thanks for the tip. I did what you suggested and I honestly didn't see a stand that fit my needs. I'm looking for something that ideally is silver or black in color, weights at least a couple pounds, and has a rubber edge or some sort of softer trays that wouldn't scratch up the iPad during repeated use.

Morro Bay
Mar 24, 2010, 06:01 PM
Was looking at this earlier. Called a Skadoosh iPad holder made of aluminum.

http://www.jadu-industries.com/iPad-Accessories/iPad-Stand.html

Looks interesting but a bit pricey.

No relationship with the Seller.

All the best!

BruiserBear
Mar 24, 2010, 06:47 PM
I think I'm really looking for something along the lines of this......


http://www.proleno.com/images/proleno_images/20647.jpg


I'd just like something more heavy duty than that. Rubber along the contact points would also prevent it from scratching the iPad while also holding it in place.

yyy
Mar 24, 2010, 07:07 PM
May I suggest the iPad wings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZHQ7hcdh9U#t=1m35s :D

avaloncourt
Mar 24, 2010, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the tip. I did what you suggested and I honestly didn't see a stand that fit my needs. I'm looking for something that ideally is silver or black in color, weights at least a couple pounds, and has a rubber edge or some sort of softer trays that wouldn't scratch up the iPad during repeated use.

Just a thought, if you find a metal format in a stand that you like consider using plastic dip. It is intended for dipping handles of tools and such to plastic coat them. (It's a soft not hard plastic.) It would prevent scratching, provide a durable surface and there are several colors of dips. PlastiDip even offers a self coloring option if you want a specific color you can tint a base. There is also a spray version available.

Capt T
Mar 24, 2010, 07:25 PM
Here is one I am looking at.

http://www.medgestore.com/products/ipad-flexstand.psp

http://d24eum2zcg4nyv.cloudfront.net/images/products/PAD1_F1/PAD1_F1_S_W--01-med.jpg

Still not sure about it yet but I really like the concept of it being portable. I sent them and email and they said it can be adjusted anywhere from 0 to almost 90 degrees either horizontal or vertical.

4DThinker
Mar 24, 2010, 09:18 PM
What the market needs is a stand for the iPad that is light and collapsable so you can fit it in a case with the iPad. And as a product designer I assure you it's possible to meet both of those standards and still be strong and steady in use.

Anyone that finds one please post a link to it in this thread. ;)

Alchematron
Mar 24, 2010, 09:51 PM
Was looking at this earlier. Called a Skadoosh iPad holder made of aluminum.

http://www.jadu-industries.com/iPad-Accessories/iPad-Stand.html

Looks interesting but a bit pricey.

No relationship with the Seller.

All the best!

I Likey except a more block like wedge is my preference

ray nicholas
Apr 4, 2010, 08:53 PM
Go to http://www.holdmybook.com

This holder goes everywhere. Desktop, tabletop, counter top,
car seat, airplane tray, steering wheel, chair back, microphone stand,etc.. Durable and comes with a black
velvet tote bag.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/glasgunner/Ipadholder2.jpg

mac jones
Apr 4, 2010, 09:45 PM
I bought a few 'plate holders' a while ago.

I had researched this for holding other tablets and they come in a few different sizes.

Go to Amazon and do a search for this.

they are 'Gibson Holders'

hawaiind
Apr 5, 2010, 12:26 AM
Google "cookbook stands" in images. There are several nice looking stands.

Google "Luxa2 H4" - no price yet but looks great and rotates!

soch
Apr 5, 2010, 12:28 AM
I agree we need a heavier stand than the flimsy aluminum or plastic stands.

After looking around i was disappointed. Finally designed & built one myself using maple hardwood. It is almost as heavy as the ipad & doesn't skid. I am using the ipad as a touch computer. For more info & images visit my site (http://smartyapps.com/content/ipad-maple-wood-standholder-0).

AJsAWiz
Apr 5, 2010, 12:32 AM
I'm using a heavy cookbook stand I bought at Barnes & Noble.
It works out perfectly! Originally I got it to hold a small portable flat LCD screen TV. But now I use it for my iPad :D
Check out B&N and other book stores. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you find there :)

gamma-point
Apr 5, 2010, 12:39 AM
I'm using a heavy cookbook stand I bought at Barnes & Noble.
It works out perfectly! Originally I got it to hold a small portable flat LCD screen TV. But now I use it for my iPad :D
Check out B&N and other book stores. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you find there :)

But books don't have a big fat USB connector at the bottom. :D

SchneiderMan
Apr 5, 2010, 02:00 AM
Here you go
http://twelvesouth.com/products/BookArc-iPad/