Bathroom reading goes digital with iPad TP stand

The new caddy from Hammacher Schlemmer gives print books and magazines the boot.

By Kim Peterson May 17, 2013 12:20PM
iPad Commode Caddy (© Hammacher Schlemmer)Taking an iPad into the bathroom is all kinds of wrong. But Hammacher Schlemmer is making it a little less wrong with a "commode caddy" that holds the iPad while business is being done.

The $100 chromed steel stand has a 10-inch flexible holder that can display an iPad in portrait or landscape mode. It also holds a roll of toilet paper -- apparently the only kind of paper allowed in the bathroom anymore.

"This is the bathroom stand that replaces a traditional basket of magazines," the company says on its website. The company's general manager, Fred Berns, said in a statement that it eliminates the clutter created by traditional printed materials.

A number of iPad-in-the-bathroom accessories have come out in recent months, MarketWatch notes, including the iPotty, a training toilet with its own dock for the device. "We're not sure whether we should cringe at this sign of our times or be thrilled that someone finally put this idea into production," writes the SheKnows site. We vote for cringe on this one. The $40 toilet is out of stock on (AMZN).

There's also the $15 Koala wall-mount dock for tablets. Though not designed specifically for the bathroom, these damage-free mounts are cheap enough that you could plaster your house with them. And then you will never, ever have to leave your iPad alone.

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May 17, 2013 1:36PM
They have the toilet paper roll going the wrong way
May 17, 2013 2:10PM

Paper The 'Moon',

You know what? .... Years ago, people got just as much information and entertainment from the Sears Roebuck catalog that hung on a nail and string in the outhouse. It did "double duty" and it didn't cost $500.00 either.


Peace to all ~


The toliet paper is put on the stupid way. Smart people tend to put the toliet paper so it falls off the front of the roll making it easier to grab rather than behind which leaves less room for fingers to grab hold of the paper.


Would not trust this article as the toliet paper has been placed without any thought


Just like this article was written without any thought.

May 17, 2013 12:41PM
This reminds me of a kid who told me she dropped her ipod in the toilet.
May 18, 2013 6:14PM
That's just great; teach the ignorant public how to get spied on while on the toilet. 
May 17, 2013 2:06PM
The correct way to talk $#!t on facebook...
May 17, 2013 2:20PM
Apple products belong in the toilet.
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