My own adjustable iPad stand

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    I've been looking for a case/stand for days and still haven't found something I'm willing to pay for. I already have the Apple case and I'm happy with it, except for the fact that it isn't adjustable for viewing. A little while ago I called my husband at work to ask him if he could cut a couple of triangles out of a 2x4 so I could try making my Apple case stand up like I want. In the meantime, I decided to go in the garage to see what I could find that would help me determine the dimensions I need for the triangles. I found Lots of cardboard, so I figured I could make some triangles out of it to see what would work best.

    I also found the pieces that came in the box with my iPad from Apple. And came up with an almost perfect solution.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43259790@N08/4702893823/in/photostream/

    Susan
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    Buy a commemorative plate stand for a few bucks.
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    Would that work on my lap?? I use my ipad on my lap, 99% of the time.
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    That is gorgeous.:rolleyes:
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    LOL. And it works!! Actually, I just made a couple of triangles out of cardboard and they work really well - gives me different angles out of one triangle.

    At this point I'm not looking for something pretty, I'm looking for something functional. I'll work on pretty later!!! ;)
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    I use mine a lot on my lap too....my knees work well as an adjustable stand!
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    Sure.tape it to something flat.
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    I like your solution:D too many whiners out there complaining they can't find something to buy. Hell, do it yourself and enjoy it, good for you!
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    Simple and it works! I love it....
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    Nice and simple. BTW, nice countertops.
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    Thank you!! I love them!!!!
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    That was applicable .. good work susan :)
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    Very clever......and yea the counter tops are nice :p
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    I think I know what you want

    Am currently brain storming new ideas for a stand, I'll post it in a week or so. Great idea.
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    Look at your beautiful house with the granite countertops and expensive faucet. Your house is way nicer than mine and even *I* forked over the $15 for a lap desk and $8 for an iPad case with a kickstand lol!
    Spend the few dollars, it's all good :)
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    Thank you for your compliments!

    I would gladly spend money on a case that I love, I just haven't seen one yet that fills all my requirements! The zoogue case is close but it's too bulky, has too much Velcro, covers too much of the front of the iPad and has those straps around it. In the meantime, I made a triangle out of cardboard and with a couple small pieces of Velcro I can keep it in place and turning the triangle over gives me the two angles I use the most. Still trying to figure out what I can use to make a permanent fix while I wait for someone to make the perfect case/stand. :)
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    Here's what I got, a whole bunch of them. I didn't get it from this particular seller but they're all the same from every seller. Some charge around $10 and some charge close to $40-for the same exact stand.
    They come in pink, purple, red, black, white, light blue. It's perfect. You can set it right on your lap like that or on a lap desk, or the arm of the chair.

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    Doesnt have to be pretty, too many people who have to have a $100 stand, if it works then who really cares what it looks like? Most want something for home use only, not like you are using it in a public place. I say great job!!
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    Cardboard version wins for me.

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