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Your favourite position in bed....

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by cbrandsk, Apr 5, 2011.

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    Lay on your side, with it near your face....

    Sat up, holding it in your lap....

    At the end of the bed on something....

    Seriously though, I've never had an IPad before and have a great free BBC service called iPlayer, brilliant content and bedtime fodder... But on my side the orientation is wrong. Sat up I have to hold it up. At the end of the bed the screen is too far away.

    Whats your favourite position and workarounds?

    :D
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    Snicker.....

    Sorry....I can't help it....<giggle> Gawd I'm hopeless...

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    I like laying on my back with the ipad laying on my stomach most of the time.
    Or sometimes when I'm laying flat on my stomach facing the ipad propped up.
    And other times I'm sitting upright with it propped up on a pillow.
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    Welsh people do it on their sides
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    I do most of my moderating in bed....

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    Ive been mostly sitting up on my pillows, with legs bent to lean it against.. but gets somewhat smothered by quilt and my legs want to go stright after 10 mins.

    I think this problem needs a genuine solution :D
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    I have a really neat little portable folding stand that works well on most reasonably level surfaces and it's totally adjustable. So, for any extended periods, I just lay on my back, prop up my upper back/head and put the stand on my chest. Works pretty nicely. I also have a nice big "lap desk" (wood top with a beanbag under it that's good for typing, writing, etc. I can sit up with.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    My cats always show up to be the best iPadrests ever, no matter if I'm on my side or on my back...
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    A bean bag! You genius!

    Ebay here I come
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    You said it! I have a few cats that don't mind improvising for me, as well.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    It depends upon what I am doing. If I am just reading or surfing the web, I usually be on my side, with one hand holding the iPad and the other fir moving pages, etc. For any sustained typing, I will usually sit in my bed with the iPad on top of a sheet or blanket on my lap.
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    Same here, it also depends on what I am doing. When surfing the net and reading, I would be on my side with my iPad next to me, though when it gets uncomfortable, I'd lie on my back with the iPad on my stomach. When I'm typing, I would sit cross-legged with my iPad on my lap.

    But for some reason, I don't like using my iPad in bed that much. I get too restless and start to fidget, it gets too uncomfortable, and sometimes I end up falling asleep while using it. I much rather do stuff at my desk and leave beds for sleeping in.

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    Just rest it on my chest.


    Sent from my bed using iPad2 (and coffee)
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    I like to be on my back with it on top close to my face.
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    I bought this neat but strange looking holder/stand last Fall called a Propup. My Ipad1 with Apple case just "pushes" into it--and out. It allows me to sit here without holding it, in my lap, and typing easily. BUT best of all for reading in bed it sits at the right angle regardless of position---- on my stomach with it in front of me, on my side with it at an angle, on my back with it on my stomach. I bought it for reading in bed (its soft, light foam) but use it every day for typing,

    One review I found with video
    http://www.ismashphone.com/2011/03/hands-on-review-propup-ipad-stand.html

    Diane
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    I change things up. Sometimes on my side with the iPad laying flat or propped up (I have a folding case), sometimes on my back holding the iPad out in front of me with my arms, and sometimes sitting up Indian style or against the headrest with the iPad in my lap or against my knees.

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    I use mine on my side, propped up with knees, my cat underneath, one of those trays with bean bag beans in it, is useful. I'd also like to know if anyone suffered with repetitive wrist syndrome with reading with an iPad. I am a big reader and didn't realise why my left wrist ached all the time. I realised the only thing different was the fact I hold the iPad in left hand and flick with right. Apparently this is a common phenomenon. I call it ipaditus. It's almost gone now because I prop the iPad at all times now. Anyone else have this problem.
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    ipad in lap and laying with wall.
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    Haha! I love the name of this thread! My fav position is laying down, iPad in landscape mode on top of my chest, both hands gripping iPad 2 with thumbs doing all the work, haha!
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    One Arm Post Hold

    I registered just so I could share my method, which works very well, and can be very comfortable with practice. It is one handed, leaving the other hand to operate the iPad.

    Like others, I vary my hold a lot, but I have a unique favorite for lying on my back in bed, head on a pillow, and I call it the one arm post. Essentially, you balance the iPad (in landscape or portrait) in a single hand, with the arm going straight up from your elbow. The grip/hold is the trick, and balance is key, and is done at either bottom corner of the iPad (right side for right hand, left side for left hand). At the bottom corner of the iPad, place your thumb along the front side bottom edge, your index finger along the front side right or left edge (depending on the hand), and your middle and ring finger curled behind the corner of the iPad. Essentially, you are balancing the iPad on your thumb and index finger, with the iPad facing downward, and using the middle and ring finger to control the balance so that you can tilt it for good viewing.

    I love this hold. Switch back and forth between hands when you get tired. This may not be best for really long usage, but is great for reading news and surfing the web, etc.
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