The $0.69 iPad Stand

While the money-hungry, material hoarding iPad accessory makers are charging upwards of up to $130 for an iPad stand, the super duper awesome Andrew Devigal (multimedia editor at New York Times) has found a solution that would literally makes every single other option moot. Not to mention it'll have Office Depot scrambling to restock business card holders for the next 6-9 months.

From Andrew Devigal's blog:

"Bought a wireless keyboard today to eventually replace the iPad Keyboard Dock I ordered online with my iPad. One really should try out a product before buying peripherals. But what I was really looking for was a stand that allowed landscape or portrait display. Neither the Keyboard Dock nor the iDock does this… granted, those do charge the iPad while docked. And I saw Griffin’s A-Frame: Tabletop Stand for iPad in stock at the Apple Store. But at $49… it’s ridiculously expensive.

Then I went to Office Depot and found this: Business Card Holder for $0.69."

Need we say more? The stand looks like an absolute perfect fit for the iPad and seems to tilt it back just enough to give a decent viewing angle without sacrificing easy horizontal/portrait flipping.

We're probably going to get one ourselves to see if it actually works. If our local shop doesn't have it, we'll have to take this knowledge into our own hands, raid the online store, toss an Apartment Therapy logo on the plastics, and sell it for $5 a pop to fundraise development for an AT iPad app!

[Via Andrew Devigal] Thanks Nina!