Using an iPad in bed?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by blizeH, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. blizeH macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    After just being smashed in the lip (hard) by this ****ing iPad 2 after trying to prop it up with a pillow, I have to ask - is there any semi comfy/easy to use method whilst in bed?

    Thanks :)
  2. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    A smart cover folded into it's movie stand position works for me.
  3. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
  4. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    Yep, same here. Makes it so the leading edge of the ipad doesn't dig into you. Still have to use one hand to hold it up, or risk face smashes, as you have found out. :D
  5. blizeH thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    Thanks, just tried that and there's no chance it'd work unfortunately - from experience the smart cover needs a firm, flat surface - this is the absolute opposite of that!
  6. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    You sold your iPad because you were incapable of figuring out how to use it in bed? Have you never read a hardcover book in bed?
  7. lilatheflirt macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2012
    I read/watch movies in bed. I use Switcheasy Canvas. Works well for me :)
  8. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    This is why I keep a 7" tablet on the headboard for night use.

    You can even hold one in your hand for hours, no propping up needed.
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  10. bwrairen macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
  11. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Funny, I dropped mine on my lip too. Just a little bit of blood. I fold smart cover into movie position too.
  12. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    i use my original iPad in bed every day. No problem sitting it on my chest, and holding it from there. I do wear glasses, so maybe I hold it a bit farther back than some. I haven't had any issues with it hitting my lip.

    I also find that I can turn on my side, and use the rotation lock to view it while it sits on the bed, and I hold it with my hands.

    I can't imagine selling your iPad because you can't get it to work in bed. I keep mine right next to my bed, and use it there about 90% of the time...
  13. rever3nce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
  14. cfedu Suspended


    Mar 8, 2009
  15. _Matt macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2005
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    This thread represents the sheer laziness and stupidity of the human population. We are doomed if people actually spend time not being able to hold their iPad in bed. Jesus.
  16. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I either use it on my chest with a small pillow behind it using my shirt or blanket as a means to keep it from slipping. Or I use the rotation lock and use it while on my side also propped with a pillow. I have been using my iPad nude so I have no cases that I am currently using with it.

    When I used my Vaja cases, I found them to be too wobbly when reading in bed.
  17. bluemonkeyguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    Well that's not the greatest reason to sell an iPad but whatevs. Seriously use a pillow or something.


    This thread reminded me of this: So it has begun [​IMG]
  18. Caliber26, Jan 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012

    Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    This would be awesome for viewing porn. ;)


    I usually just prop my head on a couple pillows and rest my iPad horizontally on my chest/stomach and hold it with one or both hands, with my elbow(s) resting on the bed. This is the most comfortable for me.

    Kinda like this:

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  19. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    I put a pillow on my stomach and then rest the ipad on the pillow and hold it with one hand (lightly) and navigate with the other. Real simple. If you're fat then I imagine this method wouldnt work.
  20. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    A tray with foam or padding built in...I have two, really cheap. This allows me to use my iPad stand and it has yet to attempt to injur me at all!

    I also use my MBA the same way, and that has also so far failed to incur injury... I draw the line at my MBP though....that 17" is a beast, too heavy for the legs:

    Something like:

    And the stands.. Whole deal is really cheap and works well
  21. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    My arthritis is really bad at the moment and I have trouble even holding a 150 grammes or so ebook reader. I have to hold the ipad with both hands, but I can't hold it for long, so it usually ends up on my lap. I do have a built in stand, but it's rarely working these days.
  22. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    I'm propped up with a pillow, holding the iPad in portrait mode. It's not difficult...
  23. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I could never get it to actually stand on the mattress as it would always fall. I use the 360º Rotating Stand (I think its Griffin). Got it from BB and Beyond for $10 :)
  24. Flares macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2012
    Viagra for the iPad

    I have had the same challenge of getting it to stand up in bed like several posters here. The think that really bugged me was trying to use my smart cover to keep it vertical. Either it would fall over or the smart cover would fall off. I think it also depends on how sensitive your bed is to movement....i.e. bowling pins on bed while dropping the bowling ball. I use this guy. Someone needs to invent a heavy bean bag like holder that will mold to the slope of the bed and not be as sensitive to rolling over.

    I seriously will throw all my apple products in the garbage and go live in the woods off wild berries before I watch myself mount something on the wall and watch stuff like above post. That actually hits a little too close to home!

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