Grant Brünner, April 30, 2012
Styled to look like old-fashioned tube televisions of yore, this iPad stand is nothing if not nostalgic — grooves for the nobs, little feet of its own. If you grew up before televisions were skinny, this is going to speak to a certain part of your reptile brain. This impressive handmade wooden iPad stand is very swank, but the OCD in me is overpowering the nostalgia. The screen cutout for the iPad is rounded to replicate the look of older TVs, but it ends up just showing off a strangely shaped strip of the black or white sides of the iPad. If that doesn’t bother you, then don’t hesitate to order your own, and kick it old school.
This stand costs $60 USD with $10 shipping anywhere in the United States. Canadians need to add another $0.50 USD for their shipping, but everyone else pays a total of $20 USD to ship their retro iPad stand. It sits about twelve and a quarter inches high, four and half inches deep, and eleven and a quarter inches across. It fits every iPad out there from the first-gen whopper to your newfangled 4G LTE alphabet soup model. That means it is likely that new versions of the iPad will continue to fit in this stand for the foreseeable future. That’s some good news, but your memories of what tube TVs look like might start to fade by the time the iPad 6 comes out.Follow @macgasm