Beautiful magnetic stand turns iPad into iMac


Make your iPad into an iMac with Elago's beautiful magnetic stand
Your iPad can also be a stylish iMac mini with this stand.
Photo: Elago

The Elago Magnetic Stand for iPads lifts the tablet up and does so beautifully. It closely mimics the design of the iMac, making the iPad into a small desktop.

Most iPad stands offer a very limited selection of colors — perhaps only silver. Elago’s comes in a range of them, including pink.

Stand up and take notice

An iPad takes care of your email, web browsing and social networking needs. Why stop there? Add a keyboard and mouse/trackpad and it can be all the computer you need. But making a tablet into a desktop requires a good stand. Something like the Elago Magnetic Stand for iPads.

Attach the included magnetic ring to your tablet and the iPad will cling tightly to magnets in the stand. But the iPad also can be removed with a twist and a tug. Elago’s Magnetic Folio Case (available separately for $26.99) does not interfere with the magnetic connection.

A hinge allows the iPad to swivel to point toward the user, making it easy to see the screen whether you’re typing an email to your boss or watching a TikTok video.

As for the rest of the design, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If so, then Elago is sincerely flattering the design of the 24-inch iMac’s built-in stand. Combined with an iPad, some people are likely to wonder when Apple started selling an iMac mini.

Elago Magnetic Stand for iPads in sand pink
Elago Magnetic Stand for iPads is pretty in pink.
Photo: Elago

Apple’s all-in-one comes in an array of colors, and so does the Magnetic Stand. It’s available in light blue, dark gray, silver and sand pink. Not surprisingly, Elago offers the Magnetic Folio Case in these same colors.

So make your iPad into an iMac mini with the Elago Magnetic Stand. The cost is $110.99.

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Note: We originally published this post on January 31, 2023.


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