Stand for typing

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Tobster3, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    South Korea

    I've been looking for a stand that I can use for my iPad while at the office specifically for typing while the iPad is landscape at a slight angle.

    I also want to be able to do this without removing my iPad's Grip.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of such a stand at a reasonable cost.

    I would appreciate any comments or suggestions.

    Thanks for reading.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    There are a number of possibilities out there; if youhaven't already, try a search of just this forum for the word "stand" and you'll turn up dozens of threads on the subject.

    I use this one for viewing and typing on a daily basis. I like it very much for its six-position adjustability and its portability. It comes in black, white, or mint green.

    (no affiliation to the seller other than the fact I purchased from him and had a good transaction--there are dozens of ones just like it on eBay)
  3. macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2009
    pssst, look behind you...
    I jokingly put this up as an alternative to a really beautiful, more expensive stand in another post.


    IMO this is actually a good, functional, cheap & mostly theft proof stand for an open office enviorment where those thing are a concern & where they are not.

    It ain't sexy. It ain't cool. But it comes in a 2 pack for $5.65. I got 4 total & have them in different places around the house so I can always have one at the ready. :D
  4. macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    baltimore, md
  5. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I use this too. Very good for viewing, but questionable for typing -- too easy for the angle to shift with pressure.
  6. macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Chattanooga, TN
  7. macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    Rock Ridge
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2007
  9. macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    here is a plain simple easy to operate typing stand

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  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
  11. macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2010

    thats what ive ordered and will be using. Not sure if it will work with a Grip case on it.

    Im going to try mod mine so that it should give my iPad with Belkin Grip Vue on.
  12. Guest

    Apr 10, 2008
    small pc of foam. cheap and works great for desktop usage.
    still want to get one of those Best Buy display stands.


  13. macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    I am sitting out on my deck right now with the iPad and the Gibson 3-wire stand that was mentioned above in post #3. I prop the iPad on it in either orientation for reading but when I want to type, I simply take the iPad and prop it against the bottom lip only, which elevates it to a good position for typing, the thing doesn't move out of position, and I can type merrily away.....

    I, too, have those Gibson stands all over the house and IMHO they are far more useful for the money than the fancier and far more expensive ones that are being sold specifically for the iPad. When I get through typing, I will stick the iPad back on the stand in either portrait or landscape orientation and keep on reading......

    Forgot to mention that I do this with the Belkin Clear Vue on or even with the iPad naked,which is how I usually use her at home.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2007
    I'm thinking of just using the inexpensive (lol) combination of my iPhone 4 and wallet when I go to class this semester. :p
  15. macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    I do have one of these as well, but I find it too flimsy for typing. Propping it with just the lower lip doesn't raise it enough to be at a comfortable angle for typing in my opinion. Stretching/extending the legs and back support to a better angle leaves the stand somewhat wobbly vs the weight of the iPad.

    I use it for reading in the bath all the time with my Kindle in a waterproof case, and it's plenty stable for that!

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