Check out this heavy duty iPad stand made by Steve Kesler of Kesler Customs. It’s CNC-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminum and can hold your iPad or any other like-sized tablet in either portrait or landscape orientation.
There’s a Kickstarter funding project that runs through June 9th, 2013, with a couple of anodized color options for additional durability and pizazz. Shipping is free within the US.
$45: one aluminum stand, natural silver finish
$50: one matte black anodized aluminum stand
$60: one matte anodized aluminum stand in your choice of color – red, neon green, hot pink, or blue
$100: two aluminum stands, your choice of finish
$250: six aluminum stands, all colors
The machine screws are made from stainless steel, so they cannot be anodized.
Steve designed the tablet stand for his wife, who wanted a kitchen-friendly stand to use for viewing recipes while she cooks.
Although it is described as a countertop iPad stand, I see this as a heavy duty workshop tablet stand.
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Kesler Customs plans to produce these stands in the USA.
New to Kickstarter? It’s a fundraising platform that is easy and safe to use. You back the project with the amount that corresponds to the product reward you want. If the project does not exceed the funding goal, everyone gets their money back. If the project gets funded, your order gets fulfilled.
An early rendering shows the same design but with shorter axles that better fit iPhones and other smartphones. This version isn’t available (yet?), but I like how it shows off all of the design’s sleek bevel and contour details.
I first learned about this project via the Garage Journal forum.