Suggestions for an iPad 3 floor/sofa stand??

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  1. -Knight- macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys, I been looking for a stand that I can use next to my sofa to hold an iPad 3 but it has to be able to attach it with a case on as I want to protect the ipad from getting scratched, etc. Anyone have any suggestions??

    Thanks in advanced.
     
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    I use a Standz Free stand. But you cannot use a case or cover with it.
     
  3. -Knight- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually like that stand cause it's great for the bed in how it goes between the matress. Does your iPad get scratched or anything using that stand?
     
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    Nope. no scratches at all. It holds it at 3 points.two in the lower corners and one centered at the top. The points are made of plastic so it shouldn't scratch.
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Would help to specify the case you're using. You're severely limiting your options if you want a solution that can work with every case out there on the market (if there are any that do). Cases vary quite a bit in their dimensions, materials, etc so it's difficult to find any truly universal solutions.
     
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    Your right, I left out that info out. I'm using The Snugg for iPad 3...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BZOGLG/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00

    I was looking at other threads and found this Arm called Airholder that I think is a great idea. Comes with a case to mount it to the arm. Just will be a pain to put the iPad back into the snugg case everytime I want to go out with it but I do like that I don't have to have a stand on the floor. Doesn't say anything about mounting on drywall so I'm not sure if it's doable or not.

    http://www.airholder.com/airholder/
     
  7. FLOTEYOURTABLET macrumors newbie

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    Check out FLOTE

    There's a new floor stand for all iPads (and most tablets with or without a case) called the FLOTE. See FloteYourTablet.com. Maybe it will work for your needs.
     
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    Yea i noticed that one on Kickstarter but the price was too expensive lol. Also I think the tablet will sway a little with that stand.
     
  9. Tedddman macrumors member

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    SnakeClamp

    I liked the SnakeClamp as a sofa/bed stand; check out the review I posted in this forum.

    Unlike a lot of other stands of this type, the SnakeClamp only costs around $50 and accommodates a case if you use the mini-universal attachment option.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, I like the arm but I think I probably would prefer something like the Hoverbar or Bendi. I don't like the suction cup feature of the Bendi though kind of weary about that lol. But those 2 options make it more quicker to adjust it then the mechanical arms where you have to play with a couple of release clips to keep positioning it.

    http://www.hoverbar.org/
    http://moonlitestudio.com/
     
  11. Tedddman macrumors member

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    One thing about the flexible, gooseneck style arm stands: they will jiggle around like crazy when you touch the screen. This can be very distracting when you're tapping the screen to turn pages, navigate through apps, etc.

    A fixed arm like the SnakeClamp takes longer to adjust, but it stays put better, especially if you brace it with a heavy object.
     
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    So far of all the products i'v seen for arms and stands the only one that stands out to me is the HoverBar from http://twelvesouth.com/products/hoverbar/ Looks sturdy and I haven't seen it sway too much on video's i'v seen. Only concern I have is length, Not sure if it's long enough for where I want to use it and the updated ipad case for the new ipad 3. Looks like they are making them now so who knows how long it will take to get them in for sale. I would like to get this now lol. I guess i'll keep looking around for something similar.
     
  13. tabletguy macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guy's I'm new here. I just purchased a floor stand and didn't realize there were that many choices out there until I just read this topic. I went with the Padholdr Eco Series Floor stand for my iPad 3. The stand is super heavy duty, and works great while laying in bed and using my iPad. A friend of mine showed me his stand, but it felt really cheap and the holder portion looked like it would damage the iPad over time. I have a Padholdr Edge Series car kit for my car and the quality was over the top so I figured I would stick with them for my floor stand and I'm glad I did. They have a few options, but I went with the Eco series http://padholdr.com/ipad-stand/
     
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