Greasy hands, sticky hands, batter caked hands – really anything but cleans hands don’t play well with the iPad’s touchscreen. As a result, it’s not the best device to use in the kitchen. Worst case scenario you’re in the middle of cooking that savory dish to convince the girl you’re dating to do the horizontal dance with you and the screen automatically goes to sleep. If you’re fingers are laiden in batter or oil, touching the home button will all but guarantee a broken iPad and least of all a poorly cooked meal, which you know what that means.

Enter the Chef Stand + Stylus from Belkin. It’s a bit of a departure from their typical products, but for $40 it might just be a worthy investment for the resident cook in the household.

It’s designed specifically for the kitchen. The rubber base ensures it won’t slip and the stand, which is iPad case compatible, provides up to two different angles to view the device. The included stylus boasts a magnetic tip, meaning it not only works with the tablets screen, but can wake it from sleep with the tap of the screen, much like Apple’s Smartcovers.

All the components can be washed off by using warm water. Good, because aside from the stylus inevitably becoming a mess, the stand is sure to pick up some spills and splatters since it will be sitting on the kitchen counter top.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."