It's not exactly the coolest way to put the iPad on a stand, but it gets the job done. Let me know what you think. Materials: - case I rarely use. - Monitor stand from Dell monitor. (Bought a new stand that raises and lowers) - Velcro Strips Cost, well Free for me because I had everything. But if you have an old LCD monitor with a removable stand, it should be similar. The velcro was like 3 bucks. If you were to buy everything now, a monitor stand ~$15. Any cheap hard plastic case $10-$20. Velcro $3. So about ~$33 bucks. Cheaper than most stands out there, and looks better than most. It's really secure, I was worried at first but after using it for a while, I'm more confident. Works horizontally too, and I don't have to worry about having my iPad out of the case.