iRest Lap Stand for iPad – Review

On April 9, 2014, in iPad, Review, Stand, by Elisa Pacelli

iRest Lap Stand for iPad
Company: Rain Design Inc.
Price: $49.90
Works with: iPads and tablets up to .47 inches in thickness


I’ve known about the iRest Lap Stand for iPad for a number of years, and I got to see it in person at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Most companies bring new products to Macworld, and Rain Designs is no exception. But the iRest is so popular with consumers that it was proudly on display next to newer items.

Why is the iRest so well-liked? Let me set the stage.

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About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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iRest Lap Stand for iPad

On June 15, 2011, in iPad, Review, Stand, by Russ Walkowich

iRest Lap Stand for iPad
Company: Rain Design
Price: $49.90 USD


There are now tons of cases for the iPad that allow you to protect, carry or even type. The thing is that when all is said and done and you want to relax and read something or work on your iPad while you are reclining, not all cases allow you to do so comfortably. Enter Rain Design’s iRest Lap Stand for the iPad.

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About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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Review – Griffin A-Frame iPad Stand

On July 7, 2010, in Apple, iPad, Review, Stand, by Donny Yankellow

Company: Griffin Technologies
Price: $49.99

When I shop for an easel/stand for my iPad I am looking for some very specific features:

  1. Is it sturdy?
  2. Can I use my iPad on it with a case?
  3. Are my iPad ports accessible?
  4. Is it expensive?

The Griffin A-Frame excels at this list, with the exception of price. It is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for and this is a fantastic, and very attractive, stand for the iPad.

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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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