written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: M.S. Smith•updated: 12/26/2010
Since the iPad can be used as a great media viewing device, it would be best to use it with a stand. Here, we've rounded up five of the best iPad aluminum stands available in the market. Find out which of these iPad stands best suit your needs.
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The Macally Viewstand was ergonomically designed to improve your typing and viewing comfort when using your iPad. It offers durable construction with scratch-proof Thermo Polyurethane coating so you are assured that your iPad is on sturdy stand. It supports both vertical and horizontal viewing and sports a sleek design that is a perfect match for the iPad. The package comes with a supporting stand that prevents the Viewstand from accidentally tipping over. And of course, the stand keeps your iPad open to all of its necessary connections and controls. (Price: $25.47)
Here's a simple and yet beautiful table and desktop stand for the iPad. It holds your iPad upright in either landscape or portrait mode. If those two viewing modes don't please you, you can also position your iPad at a lower, wrist-friendly angle when surfing the web, reading ebooks and other tasks. The stand is made with a stable aluminum a-frame design with non-slip rubber cradle that can accommodate Griffin's very own hard-shell cases. The stand also provides access to your iPad's dock connector. (Price: $29.55)
If you want a unique iPad aluminum stand, you have to check out the Twelve South Compass portable stand for iPad. This is a stylish folding stand that lets you position your iPad in three ways - portrait, landscape and work mode. It sports an intuitive design allowing you to quickly and easily transition between each viewing mode. This iPad aluminum stand is very portable and measures only 7-inches long by 1-inch wide. It folds into an even more compact size as well. (Price: $39.99)
True to its name, this iPad aluminum stand sports a low-profile, fashionable and modern design. It lets you position your iPad in both portrait and landscape modes. It is made from finely cut solid aluminum which is brushed for a clean, elegant and stylish finish. Inside the stand is a velvet-like material that holds your iPad comfortably and securely. This stand, despite its small form factor, provides stability, security and comfort for your iPad. (Price: $54.95)
This iPad stand is made of solid aluminum and sports a sleek and chic design. It features a rotatable pivot mechanism that lets you turn and flip your iPad freely. It has simple and yet stylish brushed aluminum finish with silicone pads that adhere to the surface of your iPad. (Price: $49.99)