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A minimal tablet stand
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I use an iPad most of the time and most of the time am sitting on the floor or lying on a bed. The perfect position for the iPad is usually at a diagonal and tilted. The best way I can think of to secure the position of the ipad would be with tinfoil, especially if the ipad wasn't so heavy. So what we need is heavier tinfoil. So this product is like tinfoil but more sturdy and capable of holding an ipad in place when you crumple it up. The must be a way to retain the crinklyness of tinfoil while ramping up the strength but avoid it becoming sharp. Maybe you put strong tinfoil in a gel casing? Or mix the tin with plastic? Heavy soft crinkle-retaining foil.
JesusHChrist, Nov 23 2013


       Tinfoil comes in all different strengths, from wafer thin to ingot.   

       But are you envisioning wads of foil propping the pad at some angle? Instead, buy a tub of Playdoh, cover it with plastic wrap, wedge your Ipad into the lump and wiggle (the Ipad) until you like how it looks. Then remove and wait a day or 2. The Playdoh will harden and presto! - a custom weird angle Ipad stand!   

       You can paint it in muted, solemn colors if you are worried what people will think.
bungston, Nov 23 2013

       If you clamp the iPad in a vice, so that about 2 inches are protruding, and then use a large hammer to bend the end over at an angle of somewhat more than 90º (hitting the screen side so it bends away from the screen), then (after you remove it from the vice) the iPad should stand up itself at a comfortable viewing angle.
pocmloc, Nov 23 2013

       // use a large hammer to bend the end over//   

       Well, that's just plain stupid. You should use a *copper* mallet to avoid putting dent marks on the iPad.
Ling, Nov 23 2013

       I didn't specify the type of hammer because (a) I thought it was obvious, and (b)I am a bodger and don't mind a few dent marks.
pocmloc, Nov 24 2013

       What happened to Tinfoil1?   

       Tinfoil1 is taking summer school courses on how to become smart tinfoil.
JesusHChrist, Nov 24 2013

       I like the gel casing idea. It would make my hat so much more comfortable.
RayfordSteele, Nov 25 2013


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