Keep It Simple: Padfoot iPad Stand


I’m a car guy, and I like to do a lot of my own customization and fabrication work. Typically when I come across a problem, I tend to overanalyze it and I end up working very hard to create something very simple. Then there’s my buddy Chad, who is the complete opposite. He sees a problem and breaks it down to its simplest form, getting it fabricated cheaply and affordably. Most of the time once he’s done I smack my palm on my forehead in regards to my stupidity.

This iPad stand is one of those facepalm examples. It’s called the Padfoot, and it’s a small piece of polyamide that has a notch in it. This notch is slid around the base of the iPad, allowing it to stand upright like a kickstand. But if that wasn’t good enough, you can also use it as a prop for typing, making it easier to get that perfect iPad angle.

So it’s small, it’s functional, and it’s also lightweight at just 15 grams. Now the biggie: Price. If it’s too much, no one wants it. If it’s too cheap, people won’t trust their iPad with it. Drumroll please.

Just $25. Not a bad number, although I’d prefer to pay $15 or $20, but it includes shipping so its not the end of the world. Maybe it will find a way into my iPad bag.


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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