A stylish, sticky stand for your iPad
$29 (about £20) from iQunix, iqunix.com
features Micro suction cup-based pads, aluminium body
This is a simple idea that works surprisingly well. It’s a very well-made aluminium iPad stand that holds your tablet using a sticky pad.
But it’s not a chemical adhesive – it uses micro suction cups to hold the smooth back of your iPad tight just using physics, so it leaves no nasty residue afterwards. Just press the iPad to the black pad (fairly firmly, but it doesn’t take much effort) and it will stay right there – this means it works with any iPad, even the Pro. Getting your iPad off easily requires learning a bit of a technique (pulling from one corner first), but is no hassle. It’s also got a pad on the stand’s base, keeping it firmly in one place on your desk (this takes a solid pull to dislodge, resulting in a pleasing/alarming ringing sound). The stand can also lie with the main pad facing down to hold the iPad in a flatter position, for typing and so on, again with the sticky area keeping it stable. You will find that the pads become less sticky over time as they pick up dust, but a wipe with a wet cloth fixes that.
The Zand works well but won't leave sticky
marks on your iPad.