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Sep 18, 2014
I love the iPad Pro. As an artist, it’s exactly what I’d been looking for.

My only issue is that I found it frustrating that my wrist/palm was constantly resting halfway on the iPad and whatever surface I had it sitting on. It felt uncomfortable.

That’s usually not an issue if you’re just drawing on a piece of paper, since it’s not a quarter of an inch thick! I also don’t have that issue when I use my Wacom Cintiq 22HD, since the screen is plenty big (no chance of hanging my hand off the side of it!)

I bought a wooden lap desk for my iPP, which works pretty great. The problem is, it’s big and heavy and I can’t throw it in my back pack to travel with. I needed a different solution, but there wasn’t one to be found. So I made my own.

I bought this Yoga pad from Amazon -

YogaAccessories 1/4" Thick High-Density

It’s the right thickness and density (I didn’t want something my hand would sink in to) - also, there’s enough material to make it two-ply, that way the iPad can sit flush with my wrist.

I measured out the size I wanted, cut it out, and taped it together (I have a roll of expensive double sided tape that’s used to install signs and wraps, but I assume most double sided tape or glue would work just fine, too.)

I originally made this for my 1st gen iPP. I made some minor tweaks to the left hand side of the pad to accommodate for the new iPP.



[doublepost=1541949592][/doublepost]AND if you're wondering, YES. The Apple Pencil DOES 'snap' to the iPad and charge WITH the grip on it! I was amazed!
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macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2008
Fabulous idea! I wonder if I could use it, but instead with a rubber gardening mat sized for knees? Might be just the right size if I can find a small one. Avoids the hassle of trimming as I am fairly useless with tools.
By the way, if you did the drawing on the iPad screen, I totally love it.
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Sep 16, 2014
What a great idea. I don’t always have a problem with the iPad, but there are definitely times when I’d like a bit more wrist space. I think I may just order a yoga pad.

Well, I could pinch the wife’s but I don’t know how well that would go down :p
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macrumors 65816
Sep 16, 2012
This is amazing. I love it.
I also love how you're using the pencil grip. Considering it myself just waiting to see how useful double-tap is to me.
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macrumors 6502
May 19, 2009
There are these wooden ones that pop up on ETSY and other places I occasionally see. They seem nice but you’re sort of trapped by the dimension of the current iPad. If they change dimensions, one needs a whole new board.


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macrumors 6502
Sep 23, 2016
Florida and New York
Looks like a good idea, however I’d be concerned about that pad trapping heat from the iPad and possibly overheating it. That would be a real concern when using fairly intensive apps such as video editors.
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