Looking around on the internet, there are a lot of different types stands available, but they're quite expensive, yet very simple. So why not make one myself?
Being lazy enough not to want to leave the house, I looked on Instructable for inspiration. While most of them were easy enough to make from scrap parts, they nearly all shared a common weak-spot: they are not adjustable. As the screen is so reflective, its important to be able to aim it to somewhere with the least amount of obtrusive reflections.
My method uses a standard cd-spindle with six simple slots cut into the edge. As the spindle is barely damaged by this, you could even start using it as a cd-spindle again if needed. The contraption is perfectly stable for me, and as its made out of soft plastic, there is no danger of damaging your device. The only downside I have found is its appearance; however you look at it, it remains just a spindle supporting your tablet. If you want you could decorate it to be a bit more fancy, but I'm quite happy using this bare 'McGuyvered' solution.
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Step 1: Materials
- Spindle from writable CDs/DVDs, size doesn't mattter
- Box cutter or precision knive
If you don't have a spindle yourself, your dj or movie-loving friend will have one.
Step 2: The first cut
The vertical edge will be supporting your tablet, while the diagonal will allow easy placement.
Step 3: More cuts
Step 4: Mirror the cuts
Step 5: Done!
Oh, and yes, there is a stain on my screen because I accidentally sat on it :( But thanks to joshatron9695, I finally removed the stain by using a suction cup. Awesome! Check out the details here.