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Best iPad Stands for the Kitchen

iPad Smart Cover, for iPad 2

Designed alongside the iPad 2, iPad Smart Cover clips magnetically to the (long) side of the new iPad and folds back - rather like a triangular Thai cushion - to make the unit stand up in either of two positions. Note: it only works for landscape format.

Apple Store (US) or Apple Store (UK)



Apple iPad Dock

This is a sensible purchase, because it allows you to charge the iPad as well. Only holds the device in portrait mode, but that's OK: "Thai Food Secrets" is all in portrait mode. Available from Apple Store.

Apple Store (US) or Apple Store (UK)




LUXA2 H4

Sophisticated multi-orientation stand, ideal for the kitchen. Has been shown on Japanese television, where it generated much excitement.

LUXA2.com




Scosche Kickback

Shatterproof polycarbonate and shock resistant rubber hybrid case for iPad, with widescreen and vertical viewing.

Scosche.com





Griffin A-Frame

Heavy aluminum stand swings open to hold your iPad upright, in either portrait or landscape view. Sold by Apple Store, Buy.com, John Lewis, and many other retailers.

Griffin Technology





Macally ViewStand

Brushed aluminum and smooth curves. Highly functional and would look great anywhere.

Macally




Element Case Joule Stand

A work of art: sleek, functional, expensive, made in chrome. Available in various attractive colours. Has its own carry case (extra).

Element Case




BookArc by TwelveSouth

Made from aluminum and lined with silicone, and sold by Amazon.com, Apple Store, HandHeldItems.com, etc.

TwelveSouth.com





Groovystand

Low-cost (sub-$10), well-designed iPad stand with 18 and 45 degree grooves. Portrait or landscape mode.

GroovyStand




Elago Design P2

Ideal for kitchen or study, aluminum (aluminium) stand, holds iPad at a slight angle and has a hole for cable management.

Elago Design




Stabile

"4 Pounds of Stable Solid Steel" from Thought Out Company. American made artistic structure in black or silver. Fabulous design and great value.

Thought Out Company




Bookgem

A multi-purpose stand that will hold other devices as well as iPad. It even takes Olde Worlde books. Available from Amazon.com.

Amazon




Keydex

A whole range of iPad stands (Protective stand; Compact stand; Ergonomic stand with keyboard; Speaker stand, etc.) from Taiwanese manufacturer.

Keydex




Matias iRizer Adjustable Stand for iPad

Rock solid stability, five viewing angles, and ultra-slim portability. Highly practical and not too expensive. From Matias Corporation.

Matias Corporation




"Just Mobile" UpStand

Precision engineered from aluminum, it turns your iPad into a recipe book. Great product, with non-slip feet and "dazzling radial finish." It makes your iPad look like a monitor.

XStand




"Just Mobile" Encore

Designed by an award-winning team at Tools, Encore consists of a solid aluminum base ring and hinged arm. Provides both portrait and landscape modes. Highly engineered.

XStand




"Just Mobile" Slide

Billed as the "take-anywhere, do-anything iPad stand," it has a high-friction rubber cylinder stowed in its tubular support which provides firm grip and allows easy adjustment.

XStand




Prop It Up

From Seattle company Padded Spaces, a stand with plush, wedge-shaped base that can be used either on a flat surface or on your lap (TV dinner-style). Adjustable to many viewing angles.

Padded Spaces




Portable Desktop Stand for iPad, MacBook or Laptop

In a compact and foldable design, this stand works well in the kitchen. What's more, it easily folds up to fit in your pocket or computer bag if you need to take it elsewhere.

GearZap




Padstand

A soft, rubbery stand that is quite stable, Padstand is especially kind to your iPad and won't scratch it. Portrait or landscape orientation, but only one viewing angle. Comes in 5 colours and is said to be "virtually indestructible."

Padstand




CaseCrown iPad Canvas Vertical Flip Stand

Both a case and a viewing stand (and one of the best of these dual-purpose accessories). Thin, but strong, with internal micro-fibre lining to prevent scratches.

CaseCrown




CaseCrown Cyclindrical "Au Naturel" Wooden Stand

Also from CaseCrown is this very basic wooden holder in two pieces which you fit together to form a sturdy unit. Quite stylish, but only one viewing angle.

CaseCrown




Proporta iPad Tilt Stand Case

Has a tough polycarbonate case that guards against knocks and impact damage. Its integrated hinge stands hold the iPad in portrait or landscape mode.

Proporta




Brodit Wall Mount for iPad

Not a free-standing unit but a wall-mounted holder. Will fix your iPad in either landscape or portrait mode. (Reminder: "Thai Food Secrets" is in portrait mode.) From Sweden, but sold internationally.

Brodit




Cool Bananas TimeLess Leather Flap Case for iPad

Leather style flip case that props up your iPad in portrait mode and protects it from scratches and bumps. Soft, padded interior, plus a magnetic catch to keep it closed when used as a case. Many retailers.

GearZap




PRO-TEC Pure Bamboo iPad Stand

Clever design, made entirely from natural material. Stable, simple, functional, low-cost (sub-$15) and ideal for the kitchen. Available from many retailers, including Amazon.co.uk and iWorld.co.uk

Amazon.co.uk (and search)




Skadoosh iPad Stand

Very small and very well-engineered: it comes with its own carrying pouch and will hold the iPad in portrait or landscape mode at many viewing angles. Is "head and shoulders above any other stand currently on the market," according to The iPad Site. Made by Ja-Du Industries in the USA and sold via retailers online.

Ja-Du Industries




iPad Buddy Stand

Elegant, understated and made of transparent Plexiglas like a brochure stand, the iPad Buddy is easily cleaned, hence ideal for the kitchen. Danish design, with one "just right" viewing angle. Low-cost, so you can have one in the kitchen, another in the study, another....

iPadBuddy




HyperMac Stand

Comes with two rubberised slots to hold your iPad at 18 and 45 degree angles. It also recharges your iPad from a battery, making it useful if you plan to travel. Quite expensive (approx $130).

hypershop




HexaPose Stand for iPad

Constructed from solid aluminum (aluminium) and tough polycarbonate, it has a rotatable pivot that allows you to rotate your iPad to portrait or landscape orientations. It also offers 3 viewing angles to suit your task. (Sub-$50)

HexaPose




Compass Mobile Stand for iPad

Made in heavy gauge steel, a slim, portable stand that's at home in the kitchen or on the road.

TwelveSouth




Arkon's IPM-TAB1

A travel-friendly tablet computer stand designed to be used with nearly all new lightweight tablet computers, including the iPad. Legs have non-skid cushioned pads. From Arkon, "the mobile mounting specialists."

Arkon




Seskimo StickUp

So small, you can fold it up and put it in your shirt pocket. It weighs just 2 oz, yet can support the iPad at many angles from 30 to 80 degrees. Can be tricky to set up, according to reviewers.

Seskimo




Tablet Nest

Ideal for your home and your retail business, Tablet Nest lets you fit a Square Credit Card Slider for easy transactions, as well as making your iPad safe and secure.

Tablet Nest




Or You Can Make Your Own...

If you fancy making your own stand from 5 pencils and 4 rubber bands, here's how:

Geeky-Gadgets

iPad Smart Cover iPad Smart Cover

iPad Dock

Luxa2 H4Luxa2 H4 back

Luxa2 H4

Griffin A-Frame

Macally ViewStand

Element Case Joule Stand 2 Element Case Joule Stand



BookArc by TwelveSouthBookArc by TwelveSouth 2

Groovystand
Elago Design P2

Stabile


Bookgem



KeydexKeydex with speaker

Matias iRizer Adjustable Stand for iPad


Just Mobile UpStand




Just Mobile Encore





Just Mobile Slide






Prop It Up




Portable Desktop Stand for iPad, MacBook or Laptop



Padstand



CaseCrown iPad Canvas Vertical Flip Stand


CaseCrown Cyclindrical

Proporta iPad Tilt Stand Case

Brodit Wall Mount for iPad


Cool Bananas TimeLess Leather Flap Case for iPad


PRO-TEC Pure Bamboo iPad Stand


Skadoosh iPad Stand




iPad Buddy Stand


HyperMac Stand


HexaPose Stand for iPad


Compass Mobile Stand for iPad

Arkon's IPM-TAB1

Seskimo StickUp



Tablet Nest


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