One thing I've learned as an iPad owner is that I need more than one stand for the device. I mean, sometimes I want it propped up on my desk, sometimes it pulls kitchen-counter duty, and on occasion it needs a show-off spot in the living room (usually to impress guests with its Picture Frame mode).
As you may recall, there are plenty of cheap or free iPad stands out there--but I'm hard-pressed to imagine anything cheaper or freer than this, the coat-hanger stand:
Needless to say, I immediately raided my closet--and found a limitless supply of sturdy, no-cost stands. True to the video's title, it takes only about 30 seconds to bend the hangar to the proper shape. I had to pause and rewind a few times on my first one, but once I got the knack, it was fast and easy going.
Ah, coat hangers--is there anything they can't do?
What do you think? Does this appeal to your inner cheapskate, or is this the kind of stand only a hobo (and/or college student) could love?
And for other DIY iPad holders, see these links: