DIY 360 Stand for Ipad for under $50

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  1. sajakea

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    Recently bought the wife and myself the new ipads (looove it!) but it wasn't long before I discovered that they are not that comfortable to hold, forget laying in the bed with them. So I made this...now I can read, watch movies and type (bluetooth keyboard) all hands free! The cheapest I found on the internet was $45 for table top versions and $129 for the mobile designs. If any are interested I'll write up a how-to. As you can see it's still a little crude, the stand is great if the ipad remains close to the base but if extended out too far it wanted to teeter over so I need to add weight to the base. (See my temporary fix, weighted using weights)
     

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    Is that a weight disc at the base? Nice.
     
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    Looks good. Although you can buy stands just like that(designed by leading apple coordinators) for £30($45) no weights required.
     
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    I love inventions though. It adds some taste to it. Besides, if somebody bothers me when I'm playing with my iPad, that's what the weights is for. Lol.
     
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    Good point, everyone has their views!
     
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    @ iDeviceGuru...I did a pretty good search for a ipad stand (floor model) and found none under $100. Add 360 degree swivel and I found nothing less then $130. I did find a clamp on stand for $45 but you need something to clamp it onto - good luck with that out on the patio, away from a desk or bed post. If you have links to floor model ipad stands under $50 please post links here cuz I'd still probably buy one. I doubt it. Please prove me wrong. Good luck. Further... the stand that I'm using does detach and can be used @ a desk with the desk base...picture coming. $45 - I know not
     
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    Further... the stand that I'm using does detach and can be used @ a desk with the desk base...picture coming. $45 - I know not.
     
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    I bought one in a shop where I live in the uk for £35, 360 swivel, lightweight, detachable, wheels, stylish. If you were to buy it from the uk shipping would probably be double the cost of the actual stand.

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    link? photo? company name? I'm a buyer.
     
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    I like the weights at the base. That makes it sturdier. Good idea.
     

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