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Keyboard stand

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by jimortality, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. jimortality

    Premium Member

    I don't have a cockpit but I'm thinking buying a music stand to sit my keyboard on when racing so it's at a height where i can see the keys etc. What do you think?
  2. OK. Interesting.

    So, where does your wheel go?
  3. jimortality

    Premium Member

    No the wheel is already on a stand but I'm just thinking I need somewhere to put my keyboard as at the moment, I have to keep looking down to use it.
  4. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    i have one of these and there really good

    you can pick one up on ebay for about 15 pounds
  5. jimortality

    Premium Member

    They look good but the seller won't post to Northern Ireland.
  6. Not sure if this will help you but this is what I did with my GT Omega Wheelstand. I know you don't have a rig but these could possibly be mounted to a desk. The stands are these cheap Stagg MUS-ARM 1's. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stagg-MUS-ARM-Small-Music-Stand/dp/B000OR7X1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408623624&sr=8-1&keywords=mus arm1 . I'm from Ireland so they definitely will ship to Northern Ireland.

    The perforations mean you can hide cabling behind the stand or use then for ties etc. The stand tops can also be removed when not in use to store and save space. I'm going to throw 2 tablets on top of them for telemetry once I finish my main PC build and they should take an 8" tablet each.

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  7. Brian McManus

    Brian McManus
    Steam: Brian Mac Premium Member

    Nice job @Juris i need to get something like this for my rig.
    Im using a foot stool at the moment which gets in the way.
    I didnt know you were irish as well :)
  8. jimortality

    Premium Member

    They look really good but my stand is not really designed for those.
  9. Thanks man. I spent a stupid amount of time trying to find something like this. I had found them in Louth as well but they didn't have them in stock at the time so I had to go with Amazon. Heres the Irish link. http://soundshop.ie/product/stagg/mus-arm-1-small-music-stand-with-arm-clamp

    Yep I'm Irish. North Dub who crossed the border to the southside a while ago. Its more like a prolonged raid :)

    Edit: oh btw was meant to say the angle of the plates can be changed as well without tools so you don't need to have them sitting at the angle I'm using if it doesn't suit.
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  10. Which stand are you using Jim. I'll see if I can find something that would suit better.
  11. jimortality

    Premium Member

    It's this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161394005758

    I may just buy a laptop table from Argos or somewhere. It doesn't have to be anything special just somewhere to use the kb at a higher level.
  12. Lazarou

    Premium Member

    Hi Juris, i like your knob. Could you point me in the direction of that. I did get a sparco one but it did not work that great on the TH8RS.
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  13. Jim what type of Keyboard are you using. I'm running a Logitech K810 which is a bit smaller than a full one with keypad. Wondering if it was small enough would a tablet holder on a gooseneck suit?
  14. Lazarou

    Premium Member

    Sorry Juris i'm just in one of them moods today, don't get too excited. Thanks for link, i will get one ordered and follow your instructions. As for Jim's question I use one of these and just fold it away when I don't need it.
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  15. jimortality

    Premium Member

    I've bought an adjustable laptop stand for my kb and a little table to the right for my mouse. Thanks for the replies.
  16. Connor Caple

    Connor Caple
    Slowest Racer in Town...

    I am looking for something similar for my rig - I may give that music stand a go. I can always find a way to clamp the keyboard to it.

    It's just a sturdy, metal computer desk with the perforations allowing me to bolt things to it. I attached a slab of wood under the perforated shelf to add weight and give the wheel something solid to grip on.

    Only thing I'm struggling with is how to get the keyboard to stay put :coffee:

    Slightly off topic, but how do you use a tablet for Race Telemetry? :O_o:
  17. I'm using Dashmeter Pro for Android. It connects wirelessly to the PC and displays telemetry data on the tab. Costs something like €5 but worth it. There is also Hud Dash which has a free version limited to 3 items on screen. Graphically superior to Dashmeter Pro but I haven't had much of a chance to test it out lately (or even do any racing) but I should have a bit more free time coming up soon to check it out.
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  18. Few Pieces of hardboard and a few bolts.