Above you can see a video of the PadPivot, a new iPad stand designed not only for use on your desk or table, but also for your knees, where most tablets, including the iPad, usally end up being used the most.
The developers took their idea for the PadPivot, which works with other tablets besides the iPad, to KickStarters, a site dedicated to helping budding entrepreneurs raise capitol to kick start their ideas for new products. The PadPivot developers needed a modest $10,000, but backers, some 2945 strong and growing, have so far already ended up pledging a whopping $120,352 as of this writing!
One of the neat things about the PadPivot is just how bloody small and portable it is. You can literally fold the thing up and store it in your pant pockets. The PadPivot developers, according to their KickStarter page, states the following about the PadPivot:
"PadPivot™ is the ultimate tablet stand for iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle, or other tablet device. It features hands-free positioning on your lap and adjustable angles and positioning on the desktop. The ingenious hinged design allows Pad Pivot to fold small enough to fit in your pocket, purse, or bag making it the most versatile and unique stand in the marketplace. Be sure to watch the video!
Each PadPivot™ comes with:
With its tethering strap to keep it safely and securely snuggled onto you leg, the PadPivot will allow you to do other things while using your iPad, like taking a sip of coffee, or maybe a bite from a nice juicy donut! Hmmm..... donuts..... yummy! Of course, as you can see from the video or the photos on its site, the PadPivot makes a niffy and convenient table stand as well as a leg stand.
In conclusion, the PadPivot might just be the one iPad accessory that your really looking for. I don't have an iPad 2 yet, but, hopefully, soon after the bloody little darling goes on sale here in Canada and beautiful Germany, then I'm most likely going to buy one whether I can afford it or not, plus a PadPivot to go with it as well.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this sunny, mild Tuesday, March 8, 2011