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Kickstarter Project Delivers The Ultimate iPad Stand

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HumanToolz Mobile Stand claims to be the most versatile iPad stand yet.

If you're the type of person who loves to carry a tablet wherever you go, some sort of kickstand-case contraption was probably one of the first accessories you bought. But one problem many of today's tablet stands face is a lack of versatility. Some are flimsy and cheaply made while others only offer a handful of viewing configurations.

Hoping to establish itself as the number one choice iPad stand, Kickstarter project HumanToolz Mobile Stand promises a wealth of desirable features in a classy, minimalist package. According to the creator, the HumanToolz stand uses the same advanced hinge technology found in the MacBook Air to create a limitless number of viewing angles in both landscape and portrait formats.

HumanToolz iPad Stand

Crafted out of 100% aluminum, the stand blends seamlessly into the back of the iPad with a weight of only 0.15 pounds (2.5 ounces). Despite its light weight, the stand includes a "keyboard stop" feature which ensures stability even while furiously tapping away at the virtual keyboard. Although the HumanToolz stand is definitely one of the nicer kickstands we've seen, its price tag may be a turn off for many.

With a regular retail price of $90 per unit, it is definitely one of the pricier iPad accessories, but early birds may purchase their own for a $65 contribution on Kickstarter. If you're interested, head on over to the project page for more information or to order your own. The project gets funded on Sunday though, so the $65 price won't last too long.

Update: We've been informed by HumanToolz that once the Kickstarter period ends, there will be a $69.95 pre-order price with shipping included.

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    lahawzel , September 8, 2012 1:18 AM
    It's a fucking stand. How have we not perfected this technology yet? And why is it considered worth $70?
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    merikafyeah , September 8, 2012 1:50 AM
    Microsoft Surface has built-in stand AND magnetically attached tactile keyboard cover. With Apple, you have to pay at least $100 more for something of equivalent quality FROM A THIRD-PARTY.
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    lahawzel , September 8, 2012 1:18 AM
    It's a fucking stand. How have we not perfected this technology yet? And why is it considered worth $70?
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    merikafyeah , September 8, 2012 1:50 AM
    Microsoft Surface has built-in stand AND magnetically attached tactile keyboard cover. With Apple, you have to pay at least $100 more for something of equivalent quality FROM A THIRD-PARTY.
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    reprotected , September 8, 2012 2:24 AM
    LaHawzelIt's a fucking stand. How have we not perfected this technology yet? And why is it considered worth $70?

    Why is Microsoft Office worth $200 for it's Home and Student package? Why not make it cheap as $10 because it's software?

    merikafyeahMicrosoft Surface has built-in stand AND magnetically attached tactile keyboard cover. With Apple, you have to pay at least $100 more for something of equivalent quality FROM A THIRD-PARTY.

    You have people who are purchasing omega symbol shaped headphone stands for $150 made of wood, and you think everything from Apple is overpriced and garbage?
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    freggo , September 8, 2012 2:26 AM
    $90 for a stand? You've got to be kidding me.
    Oh wait, I stand corrected, it is an iStand. That costs extra of course due to the stupidity tax added.


    Don't get me wrong, this is not simple Apple hatred.
    I manage a few websites that have lots of media content. Mostly videos.
    Guess who are the only visitors with issues when it comes to playing the videos?
    iPhone and iPad users. And I am not talking FLV but MP4 and MOV format !!!


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    back_by_demand , September 8, 2012 7:33 AM
    Surface stand is better than this
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    weierstrass , September 8, 2012 1:46 PM
    merikafyeahMicrosoft Surface has built-in stand AND magnetically attached tactile keyboard cover. With Apple, you have to pay at least $100 more for something of equivalent quality FROM A THIRD-PARTY.

    Yeah but it is missing the iPad :) 
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    house70 , September 8, 2012 1:57 PM
    weierstrassYeah but it is missing the iPad, FORTUNATELY!


    iFixed.
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    teh_chem , September 8, 2012 4:28 PM
    So sick of hearing about kickstarter projects.
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    rohitbaran , September 8, 2012 5:08 PM
    LaHawzelIt's a fucking stand. How have we not perfected this technology yet? And why is it considered worth $70?

    Magical, maybe?
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    sylvez , September 8, 2012 9:13 PM
    reprotectedWhy is Microsoft Office worth $200 for it's Home and Student package? Why not make it cheap as $10 because it's software?You have people who are purchasing omega symbol shaped headphone stands for $150 made of wood, and you think everything from Apple is overpriced and garbage?


    You sir just won the stupidest comment on Toms award. I think you should try out for the World championships too.
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    Anonymous , September 10, 2012 9:40 AM
    First, I scoffed at the idea of a silly ipad stand being a kickstarter project AND being posted on Tom's Hardware.

    Next, I watched the video and thought: hey that's a pretty decent stand!

    Then, I looked at the price: $70 pre-order price. $5-$10 is about the right price to pay. $20 would be a bit steep. $70 though? That's insanity!

    Finally, I read the comments and was reminded that is is an accessory for an iProduct. Getting reamed is part of the deal.
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2012 9:34 AM
    Thanks for sharing!!!
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    Anonymous , December 10, 2012 4:18 PM
    It's almost worth as much as a Surface Touch keyboard!