Turn a coat hanger into an iPad stand

If you've got 30 seconds and a wire hanger to spare, you've got the makings of a sturdy (and free) DIY stand.

One thing I've learned as an iPad owner is that I need more than one stand for the device. I mean, sometimes I want it propped up on my desk, sometimes it pulls kitchen-counter duty, and on occasion it needs a show-off spot in the living room (usually to impress guests with its Picture Frame mode ).

As you may recall, there are plenty of cheap or free iPad stands out there--but I'm hard-pressed to imagine anything cheaper or freer than this, the coat-hanger stand:

Needless to say, I immediately raided my closet--and found a limitless supply of sturdy, no-cost stands. True to the video's title, it takes only about 30 seconds to bend the hangar to the proper shape. I had to pause and rewind a few times on my first one, but once I got the knack, it was fast and easy going.

Ah, coat hangers--is there anything they can't do?

What do you think? Does this appeal to your inner cheapskate, or is this the kind of stand only a hobo (and/or college student) could love?

And for other DIY iPad holders, see these links:

From floor planks to DIY iPad stand
Kid builds iPad stand for $12.40
DIY Weekend: iPad hangs tough in 'ManHandle'

(Via Gizmodo)

 

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