Sure, kickstand covers are perfectly functional and easy to use. But these tablet stands and gadgets score bonus points for creativity.
The proliferation of tablets has spawned dozens of creative and cool stands for the reading-friendly mobile devices. It's time for tablets to take a stand!
Designer Scott Eaton took inspiration from the ancient Moai of Easter Island to create this stand for a tablet and phone. He introduced it at the London Design Festival in 2014.
Cardboard Safari's stand for the iPad is inspired by '50s-era televisions.
This soft, pillow-like stand by Flazbag works much like the Mae West Lips Sofa by Salvador Dali; the tablet sits on the jutting lower lip.
A YouTube video by Maturine Deschain demonstrates how to turn a classic Mac into a tablet stand.
A 3D printer produced this PLA plastic universal tablet stand. The stand is also adjustable.
This lightweight stand is designed for a minimal footprint...or tailprint. Its aluminum fins and tail adjust to enable different viewing angles. The end of the tail also works as a handle.
The beautifully minimalistic Yohann iPad stand is the brainchild of Swiss designer Berend Frenzel.
The aptly named Breffo Spiderpodium has bendable legs. Use it as a stand, or wrap the legs around the back of a car seat to keep kids entertained on the road.
Speck's iGuy for iPad Mini tablets is both free-standing and durable. A soft foam construction means no more cracked iPads...and a lot of huggability.
The Etsy store Andrew's Reclaimed used re-purposed deck railings to create this stand.
A current media darling (Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired) the "Venus of Cupertino" is another cool stand from London designer Scott Eaton.
Backed with felt and hand-crafted, the V-luxe is made in limited runs. The price tag: $1,500.
The "Dock of Science" is both a stand and a charger. And, yep, that's a working radiometer on there.
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