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Old Dec 2, 2010, 02:55 PM   #1
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Best case or stand for reading in bed?

Anyone have a good case or stand recommendation for reading in bed?
I'm finding the Ipad cumbersome for reading while being horizontal. Discuss
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Old Dec 3, 2010, 05:41 PM   #2
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iPad holder for bed

Here is one I saw on YouTube - www.theiProp.com - looks interesting.
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Old Dec 3, 2010, 11:43 PM   #3
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I like the WedgePad.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=998961

Edited to add: The reviews start on page 2.

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Old Dec 5, 2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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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.
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Old Dec 5, 2010, 08:58 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Dec 5, 2010, 09:03 PM   #6
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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. : )
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Old Dec 5, 2010, 09:15 PM   #7
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I colored my straps black with a Sharpie. : )
Yes my Sharpie is all ready for that task.

Sharpie to the rescue again.

I mean, the white straps would look GREAT on a white iPad.
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Old Dec 5, 2010, 11:02 PM   #8
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Yes my Sharpie is all ready for that task.

Sharpie to the rescue again.

I mean, the white straps would look GREAT on a white iPad.
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.
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 01:20 AM   #9
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I just ordered a zaggmate, with a keyboard. Also comes without. Looks pretty nifty.

http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggmate.php
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 01:51 AM   #10
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i recommend the Uniq Sliq collection... http://www.uniqcreation.com/Main.html
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 05:12 AM   #11
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I might be obvious, but I still haven't found anything better (or less worse?) than the Apple case.
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 06:53 PM   #12
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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.
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 09:57 PM   #13
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Yes my Sharpie is all ready for that task.

Sharpie to the rescue again.

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

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Old Dec 6, 2010, 10:22 PM   #14
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Wedgepad. A++

The white straps do not bother me at all.
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Old Dec 8, 2010, 12:53 AM   #15
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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.
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 09:16 PM   #16
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I use this for reading in bed, works like a charm.



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/inde...FRs5gwodWnDtcw
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 09:16 PM   #17
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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.
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 11:50 PM   #18
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I just wedge it into one of the creases of my 6 pack abs. Works great.
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Old May 25, 2011, 02:44 PM   #19
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Please check out our kickstarter project that addresses this exact problem...

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

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Old May 25, 2011, 03:31 PM   #20
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This got Macworld's best of show and looks pretty cool to me



http://www.raindesigninc.com/irest.html
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Old May 27, 2011, 08:03 PM   #21
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I use this for reading in bed, works like a charm.

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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/inde...FRs5gwodWnDtcw
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.
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Old Jun 12, 2011, 08:35 PM   #22
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This got Macworld's best of show and looks pretty cool to me

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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
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 02:59 PM   #23
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we use this one. Also great to keep your kid eating a soup.

http://www.iwareit.com/ipad
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 04:24 PM   #24
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My favorite iPad bedtime holder is the wedge-e

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.

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Old Aug 7, 2011, 07:01 AM   #25
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six-pack abs if head propped up on pillow, massive pecs if not. i have sculpted my body into an ipad holder
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