What is the perfect stand to use with the iPad in bed?

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  1. Surboy

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    I am looking for a stand that will allow me to hold my iPad comfortably whilst using it in bed to read, watch movies, etc. Does anyone know what is the best choice of accessory stand available? Many thanks!
     
  2. JJK

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    I remeber seeing a picture of someone using his cat as a stand. I am trying to train mine, but she is a Forest cat and as soon as she hears a Gekko, she is gone hunting.

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    Stand

    I persuade my wife (married for 35 yrs.-seems like forever) to hold the ipad and turn the pages. It leaves my hands free to eat popcorn or pet my dog. It's wonderful, cheap and includes my wife in my hobby. :p
     
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    You naughty boy! My hubby would kill me if I tried that one. I'm trying to get him to buy me a 64gb 3G so he can have mine but no luck so far. I just use my legs, cushion/ pillow or just the original apple cover to read in bed. Oh, yes, one of those lap trays with polystyrene balls in.
     
  5. JJK

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    I am sure your hubby won't do anythinng if you hold the Ipad and turn the pages. I am sure he will be very happy..........

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    Ha ha very funny. Unfortunately he gets me to do it on my own all the time.
     
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    Zaggmate all the way! My BF uses the switcheasy canvas. His works well too.
     
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    Before we got our case, I fashioned a DYI support stand for bed using a standard clipboard. I had a piece of closed cell foam. Captured half of it with the big clip. Then the other half is a support for the iPad. Turn the clip board upside down with the clip down. Now the iPad is raised up from your body by a few inches and it is a lot easier to use. Cost is good. FWIW
     
  9. MikeVB

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    If I might chime in with an actual helpful answer... I don't know if either of these are the "best," but there are two I've been looking at, easily Google-able:

    Spinpad - Ostensibly a desk-stand, but with the heavy base, reviews state it can also be used in bed. You can purchase this on Amazon for $29. It came out before the Ipad2 and I've read that they are "retooling" it for the Ipad2, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work with an Ipad2.

    Iprop - This is a very intriguing floor-standing device with a goose-neck end for flexibility. I believe this goes for around $65 and will be available for purchase next month.

    Others - I read some very informative thread a week or two ago that listed a large number of interesting, uh, pillow-talk options that sit on your lap. Do a forum search for "pillow" and you'll probably find it. If you can't find what you're looking for there, you're waaaaaay too picky. :p

    Both products I mention also allow you to spin the Ipad to portrait or landscape positioning. Here are photos of the Spinpad, and Iprop, respectively:

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  10. jasmynsway

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    ouch! I thought my suggestion was helpful. I use my zaggmate in bed to watch video hands free with no problem.
     

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