We have introduced many practical iPad stands that supports both portrait and landscape viewing modes. But if you need an easy way to comfortably use your iPad in bed or sofa, the following Manatee iPad stand may be more suitable for you.
The Manatee is a floor standing iPad stand that measures 13.7 x 15.3 x 28 inches (max 40 inches tall) and weights 7.8 lbs. As we can see from the images, the iPad stand features a flexible silicone holder with 4 custom designed holes in the 4 corners which can hold your iPad with or without iPad case, and it’s compatible with original iPad, iPad 3 and the new iPad, while the adjustable metal stand and large base allow you to use your iPad in the bed or sofa. Apart from that, the large maple ball joint connects the holder and the stand, and offer you a free way to adjust the viewing angle.
At present, the inventor of Manatee iPad stand is raising fund at Kickstarter. Pledge $179 will let you own the iPad stand. If you’re interested, jump to Kickstarter official site for more details or check out the following demo video first.