PadPivot tablet stand designed for flat desks and rounded thighs


September 27, 2011

The PadPivot features a rounded base suitable for flat and rounded surfaces

The PadPivot features a rounded base suitable for flat and rounded surfaces

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While there are plenty of stands for tablets that are designed to sit on a flat surface, such as the TabGrip, what happens when you're on the bus or reclining on the couch? You'll have to hold the device in one hand and do all your touching and swiping with the other, right? Well, those days could be over thanks to an innovative multi-purpose tablet stand called the PadPivot. With a curved base that sits as comfortably on a desktop as it does on the tablet user's thigh, the PadPivot is designed to provide hands-free support to a tablet so users can devote both their hands to the important touchy tasks at hand.

The PadPivot is a Kickstarter project that reached its US$10,000 target after two days and is now in stores. The device features a rounded base and a pivoting head that allows a tablet to be positioned at that best viewing angle and folds up so it can be slipped into your pocket. The surface of the base is made from non-slip rubber, but for those times when you're getting knocked around the place, such as a bumpy bus or train ride, the stand can be tethered to your leg with the included strap.

Designed to suit a variety of tablets and e-Readers or even mobile phones, the PadPivot head attaches to your mobile device of choice with a sticky grip plate. The grip plate comes with a dust cover to keep it clean when not in use and can be cleaned under warm running water.

The creators of the PadPivot have made a deal with Rocketfish to bring the device to a wider market and it is available now for US$39.99.

The promo video below runs us through the features of the PadPivot:

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I\'m sure would stay very well on my belly also!:) Well done! Congrats!

Marius Gruita


Bill Bennett

I just don\'t understand iPads and this stand. Laptops have been able to do this for decades, with larger screens, longer battery life, better computing performance, tactile keyboards, I could go on for a while

It\'s as if you suddenly start selling unicycles, praise it as the best mode of transportation since the bicycle, and then sell an additional wheel seperately that attaches to it but doesn\'t make it quite as good as a real bicycle, and claim it\'s some sort of technological revolution.


This is a fantastic idea! I can\'t tell you how many times I\'ve seen people struggling to use the iPad while seated. This seems like a brilliant way to comfortably read your iPad on the go! Nice work!!


I really want one of these, at first glance it seems like the most useful stand I've seen. A few questions about the sticky plate though:

• Is there some magic going on I should know about or is it just a sticky surface? There's very little detail on how it works.

• Will the constant attaching / de-attaching of a device cause any damage to either the stand or the device in terms of durability (stand) or aesthetics (device)?

• Is it 'sticky' enough to safely hold a tablet without any risk of it falling?

Simon Seddon
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