Anyone else looking for a heavier stand for holding the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by BruiserBear, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    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.
  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2008
    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.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2010
    Google "cookbook stands" in images. There are several nice looking stands.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    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.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2010
    Northern California
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    I think I'm really looking for something along the lines of this......


    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.
  7. yyy
    macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2007
  8. macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    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.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    Here is one I am looking at.


    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.
  10. macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    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. ;)
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2007
  12. macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2010
    Ipad holder

    Go to

    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.

  13. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    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'
  14. macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2010
    Google "Luxa2 H4" - no price yet but looks great and rotates!
  15. macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    iPad Maple wood stand/holder

    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.

    Attached Files:

  16. macrumors 68030


    Jun 28, 2007
    Book Stands Work Well with iPad

    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 :)
  17. macrumors newbie


    Apr 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    But books don't have a big fat USB connector at the bottom. :D
  18. macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Apple state

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