If you love using the Smart Cover with your iPad, but hate how there are only two rather limiting viewing angles, here’s a Kickstarter project you’ll want to back. Created by app developer Dotan Saguy, this mighty simple gizmo’s called the Smarter Stand for iPad and it’s essentially a clip that slides into the side of the Smart Cover in order to “lock” the folding points in place. So if you were to place the Smart Stand at the first fold, the iPad will be held up at a 33 degree angle; at the second fold, it turns into a 45 degree stand. In case you’re wondering, the clips even work on the recently released Apple Smart Case. To help stop the iPad from slipping, a polyurethane pad that sticks to the base of the tablet is also included (not required for the Smart Case as the neoprene of the back cover provides sufficient grip).
Within 24 hours, the Kickstarter project’s already met its goal of $10,000 (currently at nearly $14,000 after a day and a half). The early bird special #2 is still available as of writing, where a backing of $10 will net you a a Smarter Stand in glossy white (MSRP is $20). And for $14, you can choose from 1 of 9 different colors to match your Smart Cover/Case. According to Saguy, the manufacturing process will begin mid-June and the first batch of Smart Stands will begin to ship by the end of September/ early October. Check out the video below to get a better idea of how this amazingly simple accessory works.