Fancy An iPad Stand for $0.69?

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    Cult of Mac features a fantastic idea for an iPad stand today in the shape of a simple business card holder, which can be picked up for just $0.69 from Office Depot. They got the idea from New York Times Multimedia Editor Andrew DeVigal, who discovered the ‘business-card-holder-as-iPad-stand’ fix almost by accident and posted about it on his Tumblr blog, More Than Tweets. On his Tumblr, DeVigal says that he really wanted a stand that kept his iPad upright in either landscape or portrait, which neither the Keyboard Dock or the iDock do. And, as DeVigal points out, other stands in the Apple Store, such as Griffin’s A-Frame: Tabletop Stand for iPad, will set you back a whopping $49, whereas the Office Depot business card holder does a perfectly adequate job for under a dollar. DeVigal does caution his readers that his makeshift stand can’t be expected to be as durable or as pose able as other more expensive stands, but even if it breaks, you can afford to buy another one at that price!

    By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net
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    Cool find
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    I was planning on placing an order with Office Depot anyway so I added a couple of these. I'll let you know how well they work :).
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    I think I will spend a little time in the shop this weekend and build something from some scrap hardwoods I have.
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    Bought this stand at Office depot. Hope it uploads.

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    funny and clever at the same time!
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    What was this stand originally used for or is it made specifically for the Ipad?

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    That's funny. I picked up a business card stand from office depot to use as an iPad stand last week... It is only stable in landscape mode, but that was al I was looking for... I wanted it to hold iPad on the plane while watching movies- flew 9 hrs to Hawaii and it worked perfectly... Btw, I spent $5 and purchased a. Metal/mesh holder, and was able to bend it a bit to the desired viewing angle.
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    I love how all these cheap options are popping up
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    I received my Office Depot order, including the card holder, today. After playing around with it for a little while, I think it is a great option for viewing your iPad in landscape. In portrait it is a little too unstable for me.
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    Yup. I have been using a Document holder,
    Similar to this card holder but larger.

    Extends up a full 8.5 x 11 size,

    For me free... Just pulled it from the abandoned items box in the supply closet.
    I imagine it sells for 3 to 5 dollars
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    i would simply love an ipad stand.
    quite useful.
    rather than using other covers and all to hold ipad,something much more appropriate would be great.

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