Ultimate Couch Potato iPad Stand

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  1. iVan

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    I spend a lot of time writing on forums like this and I do a lot or reading too. So I needed a sturdy iPad holder that could be easily readjusted depending on what I do with it.

    I bought a microphone boom stand. Unfortunately this one is a little cheapish and not quite sturdy enough so I had to add a 5 pound counterweight to offset the iPad's heft and that of the supporting panel.

    That panel is cut from half inch MDF covered in black self adhesive felt material. So are the rails that maintain the pad. I affixed it to the boom with a speaker wall mount bracket.

    Total cost of project, 80$.

    I plan on many hours of use so I got an Ipad power supply especially for that station.

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    It's the perfect place to fall asleep reading without fear of dropping the little treasure...
     
  2. Hasty

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    Damn can't see my wife agreeing to one of those, unless it's at the bottom of the garden...

    And yes I too have fallen asleep in front of my iPad.
     
  3. iVan

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    This is MY office and library... I pee at the door every day to ward off intruders...:p
     
  4. Daineath

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    I need one of these
     
  5. DarkLordEnron

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    Is that a proline boom?
    Damn. What a fantastic idea. Pardon me while I start making one!!
    Looks really good!
     
  6. iVan

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    You can get a mic. Boom stand at any musical instrument store. This was the cheapest at 22.99$. I should have chosen a better one.
     
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    Excellent!!!
     
  8. Purpleorchid

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    Nice and couch-potato worthy. Here's a suggestion, if I may...zip-tie your charger base onto the boom stand so it isn't just hanging in the air. I can see an accidental unplugging if it's hanging mid-air like that.
     
  9. iVan

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    Good advice. There are wire clips that come with the stand but the wires with the charger are barely long enough to reach the nearest plug. It has to stay that way until I get a short power cord to add length.

    Btw, I tried the setup next to the bed, it works beautifully as you can adjust the iPad upside down over your face as you lie down. Of course my wife forbids it!:p
     
  10. benst

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    Brilliant! And safer than mounting a plasma or LCD TV on the ceiling directly above your bed...

    LOL
     

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