Its no secret the holding the iPad in your lap can get pretty darn uncomfortable after a while. So its a good thing we have these awesome iPad stands to make our iPad experiences a little less awkward.
Cost: From $59.99
Unlike the other more desktop-like stands on this list, the WedgePad’s unique selling point is that it’s perfect for when you’re lounging on the sofa or even in bed. The hand-made, bean-bag style design is finished in microsuede and it has little elastic straps on each corner to keep your iPad in place.
Made from “Plyboo” (bamboo plywood) this lightweight “lap desk” offers a stylish way to use your iPad without holding it, while the Lazy Susan approach to the desk’s design means rotating it just takes a twist.
Cost: $52.50 on pre-sale
What’s so cool about this Modgrain item isn’t that it’s handmade, not that its height is adjustable, not even that you can use it in landscape or portrait mode, but that you can wall-mount it with a metal bracket.
Perfect for minimalists, the Joule stand will hold your iPad in landscape or portrait modes in what must be one of the most simple and elegant ways available. The Joule comes in aluminum, or anodized silver or black for $10 more.
Cost: From $129
Get rugged yet sleek with the GroovyStand, an ultra-portable and affordable solution for propping up your iPad. In dark and light wood as well as black, the GroovyStand range offers stands with single slots, wide slots to accommodate cases and dual-angle stands that’ll keep your iPad at 18- or 45-degrees.
Cost: From $7.95
Another simple, yet effective stand comes from Elago Design. Available in silver or black and made from aluminum, the slightly angled P2 has a hole in the back for cable management , making it a great desktop option.
More than just a stand, the soon-to-be-released ClamCase is a three-in-one wonder. In addition to offering protection, it contains a Bluetooth keyboard so you can use your iPad like a netbook, and the clever design means the “screen” will flip back on itself so you can view movies and other media on a desk or table-top.
Not yet available – Due Fall 2010
Described as “a beautiful slice of heavy gauge steel,” the BookArc boasts a neat design. It has a cut-out for home button access, keeps the iPad raised so you can have access to the charging port, and the stand will hold your iPad at a slight angle in work mode and upright in storage mode, in both landscape and portrait.