This version of PadFoot is compatible with iPad 1. For PadFoot for iPad 2, go here.
PadFoot is a viewing stand for iPad, designed to match the iPad's simplicity and elegance. Great for watching slideshows, clips and movies, as well as for (retail) displays and presentations. PadFoot gives your iPad about 11 degrees backward tilt and can be used in both portrait and landscape mode.
Strong as it is, PadFoot adds less than 15 (!) grams of weight to your bag.
PadFoot is manufactured in tough but lightweight, 3d printed polyamide with a fine surface texture. Check the materials section of this website for more information. Colors are seasonal; current availability is shown at the bottom of this page - this may be different from the colors shown in the images above. Each product ordered is individually manufactured, just for you. If you are new to the Shapeways site: to order, you'll be asked to create an account (it's easy; you can even log in with Facebook or Twitter).
Always make sure you use PadFoot on a stable and horizontal surface, and that your iPad is placed all the way into the opening in PadFoot; resting the iPad on one of its two edges without buttons. Product ships in basic Shapeways packaging. For more information about my work, visit www.michielcornelissen.com; if you have any feedback or questions on this item, please feel free to contact me directly at michiel (at) michielcornelissen.com.
Some of the reactions on PadFoot, when it was introduced:
“PadFoot - Finally an iPad stand I can settle on. The iPad stands up perfectly, and there is absolutely no wobble or shake... PadFoot is also absolutely great to watch movies on the iPad...”smokingapples.com
“... I was surprised by how small and lightweight it was... the PadFoot is extremely portable... PadFoot will hold the iPad securely at an angle perfect for viewing slide shows or videos.”the-gadgeteer.com
“This Little iPad Stand Can Still Do a Lot of Standing... The PadFoot does the job and stays out of the way.”gizmodo.com
PadFoot is one of fastcodesign’s most wanted products of 2010fastcodesign.com
“... I think the PadFoot... is just the perfect partner for the iPad”gizmodiva.com
“ Simple yet adorable: The PadFoot iPad stand. At first, I thought the iPad’s inherent lack of stand was a flaw... Now I’m kind of happy that the tablet didn’t come with one. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have cute little items like this...” todaysiphone.com
“... the Padfoot, a minuscule, efficient iPad stand that is beautiful in its simplicity.”freshbump.com
“We’ve seen quite a few iPad stands since it hit the market, but the Padfoot by Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen is just a bit better than what I’ve seen so far... Perfect!”minimalissimo.com
“Padfoot ist einfach und genial.”stilsucht.de
Padfoot on NOTCOTnotcot.org
“Received my PadFoot. Works great!”Robert, New York
...bought a PadFoot... Best iPad accessory ever! You won’t be sorry, it is so light... I love it.‘xultar’
“Just got my beautifully minimal PadFoot iPad stand from Michiel Cornelissen. Nice!”‘mr_phillip’, Scotland
“I’ve bought many accessories for iPad, but PadFoot is by far the most useful one I’ve come across. Simple, qualitative and ingenious.”Mario, The Netherlands