Vertical or horizontal? Table top or lap top? Comfort or convenience? With the myriad of iPad stands out there, this dilemma is over – you can now position your iPad any way and anywhere you desire. Check out these 12 very stylish stands that complement your iPad perfectly.
Anytime, anywhere – that’sPadPivot’s motto when it comes to its amazing versatility. Awesomely compact, this lap and deskstand for iPad, tablets and e-readers blends form and seamless function to improve tablet users’ viewing experiences. Whether you are setting up your iPad on the desk or having it on our lap, PadPivot™ gives hands-free support with unparalleled stability. On the bed, in the office or lounging on a sofa, you can tilt, pivot and rotate the PadPivot to a custom viewing angle for maximum comfort, turning your iPad experience into a totally cosy one.
Small, smart and simple, PadFoot offers ultimate stability for iPad 2. Weighing only 10 grams and clips onto the corner of your iPad securly, PadFoot stands upright in both horizontal and vertical positions. Designed by Dutch industrial designer Michiel Cornelissen, its foot is made from 3D printed polyamide, which creates a lightweight appearance against a sturdy form.
Artistic and sleek. Smooth and stable. That’s the Stabile 2.0 iPad Stand for you. Compatible with iPad 4g, 3g, iPad 2 and 1g, it is made from solid steel and weighs only 2¼ pounds. With an extremely low and user focused center of gravity, it has a proven 55° viewing angle in portrait or landscape. This iPad stand also features a split back cable management, anti-slip and non-skid feet and quality protective padding where your iPad rests, making it a breeze for daily use – with or without a case. Fun fact: it is spelled as “Stabile”, which is defined as an abstract structure made of sheet metal having no moving parts. How apt!
An eye candy for your tabletop, Nest is both an iPad stand and a “valet” with 6 color options that are derived from the iPod Nano color scheme. Here’s where you can rest your iPad horizontally where the rubber lining cushions the backside, or vertically where the hidden cradle slides out and holds it in place. On top of cradling your iPad at a comfortable viewing or typing angle, Nest comes with a storage compartment, making it an easy-to-use valet to store little things from keys, small knick-knacks, USBs and coins to even doubling up as an iPhone holder. Compatible with iPad and iPad 2, Nest also works well with a variety of e-readers such as Nook, Kindle, Kindle DX or various tablets such as Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry Playbook, Apple iPad or iPad 2.
“Float” your iPad®, Kindle® tablets or e-readers just exactly where you want it for hours of hands-free enjoyment. Flote is a stylish ergonomical iPad stand that combines function and style to offer users a healthy way to play or work on a tablet. Flexible and versatile, Flote is easy to bend and move into different angles and directions – it works as a floor or bed stand, adjusting easily without the annoying need to have to tighten or loosen knobs.
If the iPad is one of your cooking companions (what would you do without the online recipes?), then this eco-friendly, dishwasher-safe iPad stand from Chef Sleeve is a must-have. Capable of holding an iPad at either 45º or 20º in both portrait and landscape orientation, this iPad stand will give you just the right viewing position, no matter if you are testing out a recipe on your counter-top or watching your favorite TV series from across the kitchen.
Just less than an inch thick and similar to the size of your hand, this device is made from pressed wood and features rubber feet that keeps it from slipping. Best of all, you can easily wash it in the dishwasher with the rest of your culinary toolkit. Designed in collaboration with Epicurean®, the company which sets the standard for today’s well-equipped kitchens with premier cutting surfaces and essential utensils, you can be sure the iPad stand looks good and works good at the same time.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s the HoverBar that makes your iPad hover in the air. The flexible HoverBar arm positions the iPad next to your Mac using a sturdy, silicone-lined clamp that leaves no trace, letting you use your iPad as a secondary, touchscreen computer. On top of it, you can also use HoverBar separately to float iPad as a micro workstation, a handy kitchen mount or as a tool that elevates iPad, creating a whole new way to interact with different apps.
Comfort is essential for total enjoyment of the iPad, especially if you’d like to finish that e-book in one sitting, or complete that game at one shot. That’s where the iRest lap stand comes in to literally take away the pain in the neck as you spend quality time with your iPad on the sofa or bed. With fine details like soft foam cushions and torque hinge to get that perfect viewing angle, you can enjoy hours of entertainment with less hand and neck strain. And if you’d like to have your iPad in the kitchen or use it as a desktop, just remove the cushions – the iRest easily converts to an elegant desktop stand.
The Bweasel (pronounced bwee’ zel) may come with funny name for an iPad stand, but that’s where the real fun begins. This iPad stand offers endless possibilities to carry, use and store your iPad in style. At home, at work or on the go, the 3 oz. Bweasel attaches to your iPad to form a unit that is easy to hold and carry, taking the strain off your fingers and reducing the chance of dropping your iPad.
When you are lounging on a sofa or resting on your bed, the Bweasel allows you to effortlessly support the weight of the iPad on your lap, armrest or pillow. The Bweasel also provides broad angle coverage from nearly horizontal to nearly vertical and every possible angle in between in both landscape and portrait positions. This fraction-of-a-degree-adjustment capability reduces glare when you are using your iPad as a desktop. And for safe storage purposes, the sturdy Bweasel has a protective coating that will not scratch the iPad or any surfaces where it is placed or stored.
Ever wish that an iPad jacket or case is also a stand? InCase makes this wish come true with the Origami Jacket which not only provides complete iPad protection, it also transforms into a stand with six versatile viewing and working angles. Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, its simple design features an easy snap-on attachment and a durable hardshell back. Additionally there are hidden magnets that wake your iPad or put it to sleep, while an elastic band holds the cover securely closed when not in use.
Versi comes with unique ball joint arms that are made of CNC machined aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, letting you tilt, swivel and rotate your iPad to your desired position. To prevent your iPad from wobbling or tipping over while using the touch screen, there’s a solid granite non-skid base to hold your iPad steadily. This stand is also equipped with a lightning connector which allows you to dock and charge your iPad at the same time.
Hold up your iPad in a picture perfect stance. Compass does it beautifully for you. A stylish, compact folding stand that works as an easel and a typing stand, Compass beautifully displays iPad in both portrait and landscape modes. Compass also makes work and play fun and easy with its slim, heavy gauge steel stand that lets you enjoy both hands-free and hands-on use of your iPad anywhere you are.
Designed with a fold-away secondary leg, Compass instantly transforms from an easel to a pint-size work station, angled to a wrist-happy position for typing on iPad’s onscreen keyboard. Folded flat, Compass is a mere 7-inches long by 1-inch wide, about the size of a candy bar. Small enough to carry and use it anywhere, you can now set your iPad up on a desk, coffee table, night stand, kitchen countertop and pretty much any flat, stable surface. Available in iPad Silver, Tactical Black and Candy Apple Red, Compass is the perfect stand to have next to your MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac.