DIY Ereader Or Tablet Boom Gives You Hands-Free Reading

Ereaders and small tablets are designed to be lightweight, but if you want an even more comfortable experience reading in bed, you can build this simple boom to hold the device for you.

You just need a $20 IKEA desk lamp, a car holder mount for your ereader and mounting tape. IKEA hacker Tony Rex has the instructions for replacing the lamp with the ereader mount.

The mount probably won't work with the iPad, since the article notes a weight limit of about 300 grams, but it might do for smaller tablets, such as the Nexus 7.

You can even store your reading glasses on the boom and attach an LED booklight.

E-Reader Boom [IKEA Hackers]


    No. Just no.

    @j: No what?? I think its a brilliant idea.

      You touch the screen to turn the page. To do this, you would need to grab the device with one hand so as not to move the boom arm. So using logic, this is so useless. If you want one because you are too lazy to hold something, maybe you should try being too lazy to breath or get food. If your tablet is too heavy for your puny arms then you should go to the gym

        This word touch you keep using, I don't think it means what you think it means. If you don't have the fine motor control to 'touch' something with less than a several newtons of force?

        I suggest you lay off the Stanozolol for a while...

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