I’ve had a 12.9” iPad for a year and it’s been a struggle the whole time. Often, I like the big screen and beautiful display. But often it’s just TOO DARN BIG and heavy for my primary use, which is just sitting on the couch and reading with the iPad in my hands.
I kind of wish I’d bought a smaller iPad. But I can’t justify the expense of buying a new one so soon—not even if I trade this one in. And that display sure is beautiful.
I Googled around for the phrase “holding the 12.9” iPad comfortably,” or something like that, and discovered this:
It’s like a pistol grip you attach to the back of your tablet. Problem solved, right? I ordered it right away.
But then a day or two later I realized that the TorchGrip would not be compatible with the Magic Keyboard. Sure, you can detach the handle of the TorchGrip, but there’s a disk that permanently attaches to the back of the iPad.
I immediately canceled the order. But it was too late. The Torchgrip was already on its way.
I got to thinking: If only I had a cheap case that could easily be detached from the back of the iPad. Attach the Torchgrip disk to the case and I can switch easily between the Torchgrip and Magic Keyboard.
And then I remembered: I already have one:
I’s a terrific case, only $11. I stopped using it when I got the Magic Keyboard.
Best of all: The back panel attaches to the back of the iPad with MAGNETS. Easy on, easy off. The grip is surprisingly sturdy.
So the theory is that I’ll hold the Torchgrip to the back of the case, hold my iPad comfortably, and stop lusting after 11-inch iPads that we can’t afford.
The Torchgrip arrives tomorrow. I’m looking forward to a Saturday morning reading on my iPad in comfort.