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Six Pencils, Four Rubber Bands, One Tablet Stand

Last Wednesday Julian Horsey of Geeky Gadgets adapted his pencil iPhone stand design to accommodate the larger size of the iPad. To make a tablet PC stand out of six pencils and four rubber bands, you'll need to create a join them together to create a three-sided pyramid.

The trick is to make sure the apex is an eraser, to keep your gadget in place and not scratch its behind. You also need to make sure two out of three legs are also erasers, to keep the whole stand from sliding across your desktop.

Of course, it's not a leap to simply cut of the pointy ends or cover them—or to use the setup for other light tablet PCs like the upcoming Asus Eee Pad. Julian also recommends applying tape over the erasers' metal bases to minimize scratching further. 

The Pencil iPad Stand

  • jhansonxi
    Probably could get a patent on this. All it takes is money.
  • ubernoobie
    Don't do it, if your caught by the apple police, they'll sue you for using the illegal version on the imount for ipad
  • K-zon
    still cool though, could always use a book if needed.
  • rambo117
    Clever, I like these homemade solutions, gives me ideas :)
  • tearlach2
    jhansonxiProbably could get a patent on this. All it takes is money.They would have to obscure the actual device (it would never pass the obviousness test in a million years) with a bunch of mumbo jumbo about the electronics it could hold and how it could hold them. It is sadly possible to slip stuff through that way...
  • kckrich
    TABLETS: Soooo versatile!
  • zubai
    wow.. meh..
  • ksampanna
    Wow dude! That's creativity.
    Apple does the same thing with metal rods, puts a fruit on it, & sells it for $50
  • Marco925
    I see that if it's sharpened, it may make for an antitheft feature
  • 3 sided pyramid? I count 4. Is a 3 dimensional 3 sided pyramid even possible?