Best option to prop-up iPad for movie watching

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jlseattle, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. jlseattle macrumors 6502

    jlseattle

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    #1
    I have the apple keyboard for the iPad Pro. It's great but I really want to be able to prop my iPad up to watch movies. I guess to avoid having the keyboard in the way I also need to buy the regular iPad smart cover? Anyone come up with a better solution?
     
  2. Diving Capers macrumors regular

    Diving Capers

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2017
    #2
    If you do a search for "iPad stand" on amazon you'll find a bunch of options.

    I'm also in the market for one.
     
  3. kasakka macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    #3
    You can probably make a stand out of almost anything as long as the surface the iPad is sitting on provides enough grip.
     
  4. Diving Capers macrumors regular

    Diving Capers

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2017
    #4
    How about a paper clip, a red pen and a soft boiled egg?
     
  5. jlseattle thread starter macrumors 6502

    jlseattle

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    #5
    LOL, I am doing a easier version of that by making a stand with pillows at the moment. But want to find a more long term solution. I think if I have to go buy another case, I'll just buy the apple smart case. But man, I've bought all the cases that apple provides at that point..... Oh well, Apple should have combined the keyboard and smart case into one so they would both function (meaning you could hide the keyboard and just have a stand).

    Sigh, modern day middle class issues.....
    --- Post Merged, Aug 5, 2017 ---
    Think I found one. :D

    https://www.amazon.com/Stouch-Alumi...&srs=9972132011&ie=UTF8&qid=1501968413&sr=1-2

    And just purchased. :)
     
  6. blwade macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #6
  7. jlseattle thread starter macrumors 6502

    jlseattle

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    #7

    THANK YOU!!! Just cancelled my order.

    LOL I feel like I owe you a drink!

    AND it took me a minute to figure out how to get that formation out of the keyboard... haha
     
  8. Diving Capers macrumors regular

    Diving Capers

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2017
    #8
    IMG_2759.jpg

    It works! McGiver would be proud.
     
  9. jlseattle thread starter macrumors 6502

    jlseattle

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    #9
  10. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    #11
  11. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #12
  12. akash.nu macrumors 68030

    akash.nu

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    #13
  13. Diving Capers macrumors regular

    Diving Capers

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2017
    #14
  14. dwfaust macrumors 68040

    dwfaust

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Location:
    I am here => [•]
    #15
    I imagine it would. It works very well with my 10.5 iPad Pro. It is extremely stable.
     
  15. sparksd macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2015
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    #16
    Yeah, I also have one and it works great
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #17
    just use your apple keyboard.

    You can prop it up by moving the keyboard bit to the back of the device. works perfectly.
     
  17. akash.nu macrumors 68030

    akash.nu

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    #18
    Couldn't be sure. I don't own a 12.9 but in landscape it should be able to hold the weight just fine. Why not just order one off amazon and if it doesn't work for you then just return.
     
  18. MrGimper macrumors 601

    MrGimper

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Location:
    Andover, UK
    #19
    Another happy Anker stand owner ... have 4 in the household.
     
  19. Diving Capers macrumors regular

    Diving Capers

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2017
    #20
    Just ordered one from Amazon. If it doesn't work with the 12.9 I can still use it with my iPad 4
     
  20. wetcanvas macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    #21
  21. akash.nu macrumors 68030

    akash.nu

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    #22
    Probably the height - weight ratio doesn't work for such a huge and flat device. Yeah anything within the range of 9.7 or even 10.5 should be fine. I use it for both my iPad and iPhone.
     
  22. alecgold macrumors 65816

    alecgold

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Location:
    NLD
    #23
    If you have the money... www.yohann.com really nice, works on a desk, but also good on a bed/blanket. I love mine 12.9 and preordered a 10.5
     
  23. akash.nu macrumors 68030

    akash.nu

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    #24
    Wow, have never seen these. How do you use them on bed?
     
  24. Diving Capers macrumors regular

    Diving Capers

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2017
    #25
    This looks nice, but how stable is it?
     

Share This Page