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The KICMount is a magnetic iPad case that could come in handy to securely attach an iPad to the desk of your metal music stand.  (Check first that magnets actually stick to your stand!)

The KICMount is a magnetic iPad case that could come in handy to securely attach an iPad to the desk of your metal music stand. (Check first that magnets actually stick to your stand!

Do-it-yourself instructions for making a magnetic iPad/tablet case that can mount on a metal music stand.

Do-it-yourself instructions for making a magnetic iPad/tablet case that can mount on a metal music stand.

The Tablet Strap PRO is made by the same company that makes HeloStrap, but the materials look more comfortable and ergonomic than the original HeloStrap.  The hand strap is on a rotating mount.  It fits a variety of tablets and can be used over a case.

More singer-friendly tablet cases & hand straps: Tablet Strap PRO, and Grabbit for iPad

The Grabbit for iPad was recommended by a choral director.  It is a case with a hand strap on a rotating mount.  It has a detachable hard shell front cover that you pop off in order to access the screen. They offer a model with a black hand strap as well.

The Grabbit for iPad was recommended by a choral director. It is a case with a hand strap on a rotating mount. It has a detachable hard shell front cover that you pop off in order to access the screen. They offer a model with a black hand strap as well.

The DODOcase for iPad was recommended to us by another singer.  It is an attractive, elegant option if you require a folder with a more traditional, unobtrusive look.  Available at DODOcase.com.

The DODOcase for iPad was recommended to us by another singer. It is an attractive, elegant option if you require a folder with a more traditional, unobtrusive look. Available at DODOcase.com.

If you prefer the do-it-yourself route, here are instructions for how to make your own inexpensive tablet hand strap.

After checking out all the different iPad/tablet cases and hand straps for singers (and their price tags), I decided to make my own. I wanted something inexpensive, minimal, lightweight, and n…

The Wallee iPad Case has a lock mechanism on the back that can attach to the adjustable Wallee Hand Strap or any of the desk stands or wall/dashboard mounts made by Wallee.

The Wallee - iPad mounting solution -Weak hand strength or grip, hand that fatigues easily

CHOROGrip, an add-on hand strap originally designed for standard three-ring binders, might work on a tablet folio case.

CHOROGrip, an add-on hand strap originally designed for standard three-ring binders, might work on a tablet folio case.

The Z3 iPad stand by RAT Stands is an option if you prefer a stand to a handheld folder or case.  One of our singers uses this model.  This is a high-end stand, but other manufacturers make iPad/tablet music stands at various price points.

The iPad stand by RAT Stands is an option if you prefer a stand to a handheld folder or case. This is a high-end stand, but other manufacturers make iPad/tablet music stands at various price points.

Griffin AirStrap for iPad has a wide vertical neoprene hand strap.

Molded frame with thick, comfortable, contoured grips surrounds your iPad, protecting the edges without getting in the way of controls, camera and ports.

Sleeve360 iPad case has a hand strap on a rotating mount.

iPad case has a hand strap on a rotating mount.

Pad Strap is a strap that attaches to opposite corners of the tablet via leather pockets.

The Pad Strap for iPad - iPad hand strap for Apple iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad Classic Black Le

Lapworks 2loop iPad Handle is a case with finger loops on a swivel mount.

LapWorks iPad Handle - The Most Comfortable and Ergonomic One-Handed iPad holder - With Two Finger Loops And Multi-Positional Support Arm With Silicone Case And 360 Degree Swivel

Belkin Grip 360° iPad case has a detachable hand strap with 360º rotation.

Belkin Grip iPad case has a detachable hand strap with rotation.

The X-Band 2 by TKO Solutions is a hand strap for the iPad with a touch of biker chic.

The X-Band 2 by TKO Solutions is a hand strap for the iPad with a touch of biker chic.