We admit to being totally mystified by people who buy Apple products then muck them up with obnoxious decorative stuff in the name of “personalization.” It’s like painting zebra stripes on a Porsche. It just shouldn’t be done.
But Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen — who also designed this clever iPod Shuffle necklace — has finally figured out a better way: PadFoot. It’s an iPad stand reduced to the bare essentials — similar to the iPad itself. Shaped like a speed bump and smaller than the palm of your hand, it has a notch on its side that’ll fit a corner of your iPad standing upright — portrait or landscape position, it doesn’t matter. If you want a nice low angle for typing, all you have to do is rest your iPad flat against the speed bump. It’s got a slight texture, so the device won’t slip off.
The PadFoot’s made out of 3-D printed polyamide. Apparently, it’s plenty sturdy, even though it weights less than 15 grams — a little more than a Sharpie. Naturally, you can get it in a clutch of splashy colors, lest your sparkling personality not come through on your iPad. (For dour types, it’s also available in black.) The best part: It’s only $25.