iPad 2 stand suggestions?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by gnychis, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. gnychis macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I am not getting the smart case because I am not a big fan of it. However, I'd still like something to stand my iPad up when I'm watching something or to allow me to type easily in landscape mode.

    This stand looks nice for propping up the iPad tall for watching things but not for typing. It doesn't give you that angle that the original apple iPad case would give to allow you to type in portrait mode:
    http://www.amazon.com/Arkon-Portabl...4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1300928667&sr=1-4

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?
     
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  5. Jamie37211 macrumors regular

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    i prefer homemade

    Fits the new iPad perfectly too!

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  7. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Man, SOMEONE needs to come up with something that doesn't look like a dying robot clutching the iPad. Those are some seriously ugly stands. It's a sleek slab of metal and glass, not a friggin snare drum.
     
  8. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Bookstand/holder

    Bought one at Barnes & Noble for the iPad, use the same one for iPad2
     
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  10. diacritic macrumors regular

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    Is it stable? Any pics?
     
  11. xraytech macrumors 68020

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  12. richlee111 macrumors regular

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    I just got this stand yesterday. And no, it cannot prop it up at a narrow angle for landscape typing as you said. I played around with angling the 2 arm extensions to see if I can get it in such a position, but no go. For me, I have the Smart Cover, so I use the cover to prop it for the typing position. Also, if you use a cover, skin, or hard case for the back, you should still be able to use the stand with it.

    Overall, I do like it and I really think it works well for standing up your iPad for tabletop viewing.
     
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  14. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

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    OK, that cracked me up!

    And he's right.
     
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  16. oscarod macrumors newbie

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    Wow! That 'homemade' iPad 2 stand is incredible! ;)
     
  17. Wiggum macrumors member

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    I was close to buying this, it is only $35 from Best Buy.... but reviews were mediocre...
     
  18. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Wish BB would get the Arkon stand in their stores. I want to see this before buying it.
     
  19. patrickj macrumors regular

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    I love this one for 'on the go' use. Works great with the original iPad and the iPad 2. I like the JustMobile UpStand for use on my desk.
     
  20. jhkaplan macrumors regular

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    How is it in typing mode? With those little tabs sticking up holding the bottom, do they get in the way at all?
     
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  22. CH34P3T macrumors regular

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    I have one of these for the iPhone, and didn't like it very much. The legs were a little bit difficult to bend around the phone, and I just couldn't get it to hold my phone the way I wanted to. But maybe that's just me.

    But as for the iPad, maybe a GroovyStand?
    http://www.groovystand.com/
     

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