All 5 of these iPad cases are indeed much sexier than the stand that I am currently using for my iPad - a cheap $2.99 plastic frame stand. Needless to say, it does the job. If you’ve got some money to burn and an iPad that hasn’t learned how to stand on its own yet, then you definitely might want to give these 5 sexy iPad stands a look. Or, you can go and pick up a cheap $2.99 plastic frame stand like I did.
By the way, my favorites have got to be the offerings from Elements Case (Joule) and Twelve South (Compass Mobile and BookArc).
1. Joule by Element Case, $129
- Magnetically attached tilt foot at the rear allows for quick and easy view angle adjustments.
- Rubber pads at the bottom assure a firm grip on any surface.
- A velvet lined recess holds the iPad comfortably and securely.
- Designed and made in California.
- Limited quantities available.
- Designed With Both Landscape and Portrait Modes in mind.
2. Compass Mobile Stand by Twelve South, $39.99.
“Perhaps the biggest strength of this gorgeous sliver of steel is its versatility. Used upright as an easel, Compass lets you view and interact with iPad in both portrait and landscape modes, even if you keep your iPad protected in the Apple case. Use portrait mode for things like iPhoto slideshows, browsing the iBookstore or flipping through an online news article. Turn your iPad on its side, in landscape position, and Compass becomes the ultimate portable theater. Enjoy your favorite YouTube videos and feature-length movies anywhere you go, while keeping your hands free for popcorn and beverages.”
3. A-Frame by Griffin Technology, $49.99.
- Simple, beautiful table and desktop stand for your iPad.
- Holds iPad upright in landscape and portrait views or at a lower, wrist-friendly angle for surfing, reading and more.
- Stable aluminum a-frame design.
- Non-slip rubber cradle accommodates Griffin’s flexible and hard-shell cases and many others.
- Allows easy access to iPad’s dock connector for charging and syncing.
4. ViewStand by Macally, $59.99.
- Ergonomically designed to improve typing and viewing comfort.
- Durable aluminum construction with scratch-proof Thermo Polyurethane coating.
- Supports both vertical and horizontal viewing.
- Sleek design to match your iPad.
- Open to all connections and controls.
- Supporting stand included to prevent the ViewStand body from accidentally tipping over.
5. BookArc for iPad by Twelve South, $39.99.
- Tabletop stand designed exclusively for iPad
- Hands-free use in four different viewing positions, including landscape orientation
- Elevates iPad for complete access to Dock Connector for Charging & Syncing