Get one of the best iPad holders for bed and you’ll have a great way to watch a TV show or movie before you fall asleep. You can also use it for listening to music or reading an ebook. iPad holders are more comfortable than holding your tablet, and you won’t have to worry about dropping your tablet if sleep overwhelms unexpectedly.
There are a number of different types of iPad holders that are suitable for use in bed. One is a tablet pillow stand: essentially, a cushion with a holder built into it that you can use to prop up your iPad while you are sitting or lying in bed. You could also consider a wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted iPad holder, which would allow you to adjust the angle and position of your iPad to your liking – see our best iPad wall mounts for some options.
Thirdly, if you want to put some distance between you and your tablet, you could opt for an iPad stand. We’ve included all these types in our roundup of the best iPad holders for bed.
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01. Samhousing Tablet Pillow Stand for Bed
Best iPad holder for bed overall
+ 3 viewing angles
+ Washable covers
– Too soft for some
This soft pillow tablet stand has a built-in ledge to prop up your iPad, and suits devices between 4.5 and 12.9 inches. It offers a choice of three viewing angles, to suit you when you’re lying down, sitting and standing respectively. There’s a built-in pocket, too, and the cover is removable and machine-washable.
CB rating: 5/5
02. Lamicall Tablet Pillow Holder
Best value iPad holder for bed
+ Reasonably priced
+ 4 viewing angles
+ Washable covers
– Design a bit bland
This soft and light cushion stand holder is suitable for all devices between 4.7 and 13 inches. It offers a choice of four viewing angles for bed, sofa, lap, desk, table and car. It comes with a removable and washable pillowcase and a storage pocket for headsets, cell phones, USB cables, stylus and more.
CB rating: 4/5
03. Tab lift Tablet Stand for Bed & Sofa
Best iPad holder for bed on legs
+ Strong and sturdy
+ Easy to store
– Positioning is fiddly
If you want a lot of flexibility in how you position your tablet, this iPad holder is a great option. Its four gooseneck legs give you a range of viewing angles, and it will fit pretty much any tablet into its 10mm wide slots, using the bungee restraining strap. The legs fold down when you’re not using them, for easy storage. CB rating: 4/5
04. Samhouse 360 Degree Tablet Stand
Most flexible iPad holder for bed
+ Ultimate flexibility
+ Not discreet
– Needs assembling
Want the ultimate in flexibility? This tablet arm stand comes with four joints, which are fully adjustable and can be rotated through 360 degrees. It comes in two pieces that need assembling, but no tools are required to set it up. It’s compatible with devices between 4.7 and 11 inches. CB rating: 4/5
05. Lamicall Gooseneck iPad Holder
Best iPad holder for stylish looks
+ Stylish design
+ Reasonably priced
– Not everyone’s button
The gooseneck iPad holder is compatible with all 4.7- to 11-inch devices, and offers a killer combination of multi-angle flexibility and stylish good looks. Consisting of a secure clamp and flexible arm, it’s nice and sturdy, and lets you rotate your iPad through 360 degrees. CB rating: 4/5
06. CTA Digital Gooseneck Floor Stand for iPad
Best free-standing iPad holder for bed
+ Stand away from bed
+ Height adjustable
+ 360 degree rotation
– Doesn’t fit all tablets
If you’re worried about falling asleep in bed and knocking over your iPad holder, you may prefer one that’s freestanding on the floor, at a safe distance. This stand from CTA Digital fits 7-13 inch tablets, is 360 degree rotating, and sits on a height-adjusting, telescoping pole. CB rating: 4/5