I was thinking of buying the Griffin A-Frame stand, but $50 seemed like a lot to spend. I want it as a place to rest the iPad while using it say on the kitchen counter top or by the TV where I could rest it on the sofa, coffee table or end table.
Over the weekend I was dragged to a container store and while I waiting impatiently for the wife to find what she was looking for, I happen to notice these plate stands they have. They have a couple of different types in multiple sizes. For $7 I bought the 5” version of this:
I added three self adhesive rubber pads I happen to have around the house on the three points the iPad touches, to prevent it from sliding when you touch the screen. Depending on your what type of case you have this might not be necessary.
Works great in both portrait and landscape.
-Bruce..who seems to have gotten cheap after buying his 64GB - 3G iPad.