February 28th, 2012 | Published in DIY
I got my first tablet device a while ago during the season sale. It was a shiny new ASUS Eee Pad known as the Transformer. At $300, the deal was more than compelling, although it did not include the bottom part – the dock that could double up as the back cover, complete with a USB port and an additional battery. Rather than spending another $150 on something I did not really need, I just grabbed the tablet itself, and moments later was playing around with the cool new toy.
Eventually the tablet took up its residence in the kitchen where we would use it to show each other great new videos, keep track of weather forecasts, look up interesting things and try out fancy recipes, and all was good.
With time, however, I started to notice that something was missing: the ability to keep the device upright without using my hands, and one day I figured I needed a stand. Researching the idea I came across several DIY designs, none of which really inspired me, but then in one of the discussions someone mentioned a plate holder, and that did the trick.
Without wasting much time, I made a quick trip to the local dollar store, and before long this beautiful brand-new plate holder lay on the table waiting to be used.
Once unpacked, it worked straight away. I just had to open it up to a desired angle, and that was all there was to it!
Isn’t this beautiful? For $1.00, you can’t go wrong!
One really great thing about this setup is, the tablet sits high enough in the stand to allow for the connector to stick out freely without jamming the cord. That was one of my biggest requirements, because prior to putting it up like this, I would mostly keep it upside down to prevent damage to the cables, which made it somewhat, uh, inconvenient to operate the device.
But now, thank Goodness, things are looking good again, and I hope you will pick up an idea or two from this post to help make your gadget experience more enjoyable.