I Wanted to Hate This Dumb, Amazing iPad Stand

Illustration for article titled I Wanted to Hate This Dumb, Amazing iPad Stand

When you first look at the Tstand, you’ll have doubts that it can hold an iPad. When someone shows you how it holds a tablet over your face, you’ll marvel that anyone ever thought it was a good idea. But then you’ll try it, and realize that it will change Netflix in bed forever.


The Tstand is a stand that will hold a tablet of basically any size above your face while you lie down. It can technically also reverse, to hold a tablet on a desk, but that’s not an interesting feature compared to the majesty of having a screen hover effortlessly a foot away from your eyes.

It’s painlessly simple: a clamp expands to hold a tablet, an arm adjusts to get the screen to optimum viewing angle, and a wide base with four legs sits on your chest. I’d never thought that holding a tablet on my chest was annoying me, but once you try lying on your back with a screen floating above your face, you won’t be able to go back.

The design is fine, a hard silver plastic that’s well put together and doesn’t feel cheap. But again, that’s unimportant: like a sex toy, this is absolutely going to remain hidden in your dresser, and only come out when you’re alone in bed. On the plus side, it folds up decently small for hiding.

If you can handle the mild shame, you can pre-order a Tstand for $40 on Kickstarter, with shipping expected sometime next month. As ever, buyer beware with crowdfunding projects—although in this case, functioning prototypes exist at least.




For when you need a free hand - or two ...