It’s rather more expensive than the average iPad stand, but the steel-and-aluminium Flote is attractive and offers a degree of functionality that’s rarely seen in this sphere.
With a design that’s equal parts modernist floor lamp and prog-rock microphone stand, the m2 is big enough and stable enough to stand on the floor next to your chair, sofa or bed and hold your iPad in precisely the position you desire, stretched out on a metal arm that’s heavily adjustable thanks to a system of magnetic ball joints, adjustment sleeves and boom angle knobs.
It’s an elegant and untiring way of reading ebooks in bed, or could serve as a handy prop when performing music or public speaking. But the company has also touted its value in a business/corporate setting, in which its price tag might seem less off-putting.
It’s not model-specific, too: any model of iPad should fit (although particularly bulky cases may need to be removed), and our Surface-toting friends ought to be accommodated too.